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News & Notes: Jan. 22

Jan. 22, 2013

Board approves liquor

license for future eatery

Germantown - The Germantown Village Board on Monday approved the liquor license application for Olive Garden Italian Restaurant to be located at N96 W17950 County Line Road.

The liquor license is conditional upon site plan approval for the restaurant. The Village Board will discuss the site plan at a special meeting Monday.

Falls moves forward with

Christman Road work

Menomonee Falls - The Village Board approved on Monday the right-of-way plat and relocation order to the reconstruction of Christman Road between Maple Road and Princeway.

The road, when it rains, it frequently flooded, Village Trustee Michael McDonald said and the project includes deeper detention on the north and south sides of the street. Crews will also reconstruct the drainage basin through the easement and take waters directly to the west, creating a retention base in a wetland area. Deteriorated pavement will also be replaced.

Board approves purchase

of new squad cars

Germantown - The Germantown Village Board on Monday approved the purchase of two police patrol vehicles and one express transport van for the Germantown Police Department.

The patrol vehicles each cost $26,908 and the Chevrolet Express Transport Van cost $22,465. All were purchased from Ewald Automotive Group.

Foundation seeks

nonprofits for grants

Menomonee Falls - The Greater Menomonee Falls Foundation is accepting applications for the 2013 grant application cycle.

The GMFF supports nonprofit organizations that improve the quality of life in the Menomonee Falls area. As part of this application cycle, the organization will be awarding $9,000. This will be comprised of two $2,000 grants, and five $1,000 grants. Interested nonprofit organizations can visit the "Grants" page at www.fallsfoundation.org.

WEDC to help Falls

revitalize downtown

Menomonee Falls - The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. will assist 20 communities, Menomonee Falls being one of them, with revitalizing their downtowns and urban commercial districts through the organization's new Connect Communities program.

The communities selected to participate in the program each needed to have an organization that focuses on downtown/urban commercial district issues, have certain information technology capability and make a commitment to majority of training opportunities.

WEDC will provide a network group to receive new ideas from others participating in Connect Communities; participation in a Main Street Executive Director Workshop; an on-site visit from a WEDC community account manager to assist in identifying needs and offering assistance; and involvement in many ongoing training programs.

Kathy Hospice now offers

end-of-life care at home

West Bend - Kathy Hospice at Froedtert Health St. Joseph's Hospital is now providing patients with end-of-life care at home, Kathy Hospice at Home.

This may include the home a patient has lived in for years, a nursing home, group home, assisted living facility or residential hospice facility.

The goal of Kathy Hospice is to enhance the quality of a patient's life, from the smallest to most significant measures.

Services covered under the hospice benefit and offered by Kathy Hospice at Home include: nursing visits by registered hospice nurses skilled in pain management and end-of-life care, 24-hour availability for consultation and emergency care, pain and symptom control, medical equipment and supplies, medications, visits by home hospice health aides, social services, counseling support, chaplains for spiritual support and guidance, trained volunteers to provide companionship and support, bereavement services throughout the patient's illness and after death and family support.

Kathy Hospice at Home serves patients in Washington County, Menomonee Falls and the Campbellsport area. For information about Kathy Hospice at Home, call (262) 836-7130.

District's 2013-14 calendar

to be reviewed next month

Germantown - The Germantown School Board could act on the district's 2013-14 calendar next month.

Board member Lester Spies, who chairs the Calendar Committee, said he and other members have been reviewing components of the calendar for the upcoming school year.

Tentatively, Spies said the start and end dates would be similar to the 2012-13 school year. Throughout the year, Spies said efforts are under way to reduce the number of half-days.

Falls clinic welcomes

new physician

Menomonee Falls - Froedtert Health Medical Group is welcoming Dr. Daniel Kopesky at the Menomonee Falls Clinic.

Kopesky is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and received his medical degree from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at the Chicago Osteopathic Hospital and Medical Center.

Kopesky provides general women's health care through all stages of life, treats uncomplicated to high-risk pregnancies, provides treatment of perimenopausal/menopausal symptoms and specializes in minimally invasive surgeries.

For information or to schedule an appointment, call (262) 532-3600 or visit froedterthealth.org.

Dispatchers receive slight

raise per Act 10

Menomonee Falls - Dispatchers in Menomonee Falls will all receive a 0.9 percent wage increase after the Village Board approved the 2013 agreement between the village and the Telecommunicator's Association Local 510.

The 0.9 percent increase is a stipulation of Wisconsin Act 10.

School Board OKs

overnight travel request

Germantown - Nineteen members of the Germantown High School Pom and Dance Team have been permitted to attend a state competition in LaCrosse on Feb. 1 and 2.

All team members will be responsible for lodging and other related expenses, but transportation by way of a bus will be covered by the school.

Board approval is necessary for any school-sanctioned events involving overnight stays.

Students receive Service

Academies nominations

Menomonee Falls - U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Menomonee Falls) recently announced that 21 students from Wisconsin's Fifth Congressional District have received nominations to the U.S. Service Academies.

Of the 21 students, three from Brookfield have been named principal nominees. If the principal nominee meets the academic, physical, and medical standards set by the academy, they are assured an offer of appointment to the academy. If the principal nominee does not qualify or chooses not to attend, the alternates compete for the vacancy. Alternates are also part of a pool of applicants from which the academies will choose their incoming class.

Mikayla Robertson of Menomonee Falls has been nominated to attend the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Mikayla, the daughter of Troy and Felicia Robertson, is a senior at Menomonee Falls High School.

Erin Schneider of Menomonee Falls has been nominated to attend the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. Erin, the daughter of Terry Schneider and Mary Higgins, is a senior at Menomonee Falls High School.

Carter Welsh of Menomonee Falls has been nominated to attend the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. Carter, the son of Patrick and Geralyn Welsh, is a senior at Menomonee Falls High School.

Nominees for the United States Service Academies were chosen from an impressive group of applicants residing throughout Wisconsin's Fifth Congressional District. Sensenbrenner is currently accepting nomination applications from the new Fifth District for those who would like to enter any United States Service Academy in the summer of 2014.

Inquiries concerning this process can be made to the congressman's District Office in Brookfield at (262) 784-1111.

Nonprofits invited to

apply for grant money

Menomonee Falls - All nonprofit organizations that provide significant programs to benefit women and girls in Waukesha County are invited to apply for a grant through the Women and Girls Fund of Waukesha County, a component fund of the Waukesha County Community Foundation.

Grants are currently awarded only in the spring following a competitive grant process beginning with a written proposal due Jan. 31.

The proposal should be no more than three pages in length, single-spaced. They should include: a narrative description of the organization which includes the mission statement, goals, history, major accomplishments and qualifications; a narrative description of the program for which support is being requested; the impact on women and girls in Waukesha County; and the amount being requested and how the program is funded, including both current funding sources and plans for future years.

Attachments should include: proof of nonprofit status; listing of the board of directors; operating budget; budget for the proposed program or project; and an audit report from the most recent fiscal year.

A Grantee Progress Report will be due to the Women and Girls Fund of Waukesha County by Jan. 1, 2014. This accountability report will include a general description of how the funds were used, the outcomes and results achieved and the overall benefit gained to the population served.

Requests should be sent to the Waukesha County Community Foundation, 2727 N Grandview Blvd., Suite 122, Waukesha, WI 53188.

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