Bathrooms to be remodeled at Amy Belle and high school
Germantown - The Germantown School Board selected J.H. Hassinger Construction Services as the best bid to complete the remodel of the bathrooms at Amy Belle Elementary School and Germantown High School at approximately $300,000.
Many bathrooms in the high school haven't been updated since the 1960s and Amy Belle has an aged septic system. The project includes 17 restrooms and 130 fixtures. The project includes adding new, low flow water efficient urinals at Amy Belle and energy efficient lighting.
Menomonee Falls hires principal for Ben Franklin
Menomonee Falls - Steve Bold was named the principal of Ben Franklin Elementary School.
Bold is bringing extensive experience to Ben Franklin after serving most recently as principal at Kennedy Middle School in Germantown for 15 years. He has been an assistant middle school principal, a middle school teacher, elementary school teacher and worked with emotionally disturbed students. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon.
Falls fifth-grader wins first-place literary award
Menomonee Falls - Ben Franklin Elementary fifth-grader Al Baker is an award-winning poet.
Baker won the American Immigration Lawyers Association creative writing contest with his 410-word poem on why he's glad America is a nation of immigrants. He received $125 for taking first place in the state contest. The contest is sponsored by the American Immigration Council.
Deadline nears for Washington County Fairest of the Fair
West Bend - Applications are now being accepted for the Washington County Fair's Fairest of Fair contest. Any Washington County resident who is 18 years of age by Jan. 1, 2012, is eligible to apply.
The Washington County Fair is scheduled for July 24-29. The contest will take place at 6 p.m. July 24.
Application forms can be found on the Washington County Fair website at wcfairpark.com or by contacting the Washington County Fair Office, 3000 Highway PV, West Bend 53095 or by calling (262) 677-5060.
The Fairest of the Fair is selected on the basis of personality, communication skills, poise, school and community activities, and knowledge of Washington County's rural heritage. The individual chosen will serve as the official host and spokesman for the county fair. Responsibilities include welcoming the public, interviews with the media, announcing special events and awarding ribbons. Throughout the year, the Fairest of the Fair will participate in parades, attend county functions and speak at community engagements, schools and clubs. In addition, the Fairest will represent Washington County at the State Fairest of the Fair competition in January.
Contestants receive continuing education scholarships, savings bonds and monetary prizes.
Rotary Club recognizes community youth with scholarships
Menomonee Falls - The Menomonee Falls Rotary Club supports and recognizes the youth in the local community through various programs including scholarships, Student of the Month recognition, career education and development programs.
The 2012 Scholarship recipients went to well-deserving high school seniors. The seniors who received scholarships from Menomonee Falls were Jessica Zychowski, Alexander Ryzek and Asia Meredeth.
From Sussex Hamilton High School recipients were Ashley Lehnan, Shanon Desorcey and Kristin Jerde.
The following students received a full scholarship to the 2012 Rotary World Affairs Seminar. This is a week long gathering of high school students from around the world. They will present their program to the Rotary Club on July 11.
Josh Mueller and Anya Race from Sussex Hamilton and Jessica Klappa and Jessica Zuminski from Menomonee Falls High School received the scholarships.
For information on the MF Rotary Club, visit MenomoneeFallsRotary.org.
Taste of Home features Menomonee Falls resident
Menomonee Falls - Menomonee Falls resident Dave Ausloos' recipe for Herbed Potato Packs was featured in this month's issue of Taste of Home magazine.
Taste of Home receives thousands of recipes each year and Dave's was chosen to be featured in the magazine.
Falls resident wins in Super Chevy car show
Menomonee Falls - Menomonee Falls resident Mark Halbram took first place in the Chevy Tri-Five category of the AMSOIL Best of the Best presented by Danchuk and Classic Muscle. The third of the 12 Super Chevy shows this year was held at Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas, on May 11.
A particularly special event for Halbram, he towed his Chevy all the way from the Milwaukee area in order to participate and have the opportunity to visit the American Veterans Traveling Tribute. The traveling exhibit is a mobile display that celebrates and honors those who have served in America's Armed Forces.
Halbram had purchased his unfinished '57 Bel Air from the estate of a soldier that was killed serving in Iraq and built it as a tribute to the fallen owner.
Health Department offers car seats at reduced cost
West Bend - The Washington County Health Department continues to serve Washington County for the seventh year with a grant from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation to purchase car seats for low income families.
Families are eligible for reduced cost car seats is they are 185 percent or below the federal poverty level. Clients can redeem their vouchers for car seats at the health department, 333 E. Washington Ave., suite 1100.
Call Michelle Large at (262) 335-4742 at the Permanent Fitting Station for an appointment or for information on car seat safety and installation.
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