News & Notes: June 10

June 10, 2013

Permit applications

due for fireworks

Muskego — Applications for individuals to obtain a permit to discharge fireworks must be submitted to the city of Muskego by June 30.

The application is on the city's website,, along with permit information, under "services" and then "licenses and permits."

Questions can be directed to the city clerk's office, (262) 679-4100.

US flags to receive

respectful disposal

Muskego — American Legion Post 356 of Muskego will hold its flag disposal ceremony for old, unserviceable American flags at 6 p.m. June 14 at the Old Settlement Centre, S8074 Racine Ave.

In addition to the unserviceable flags ceremony, the post also will present five $500 scholarships to Muskego High School students. They are Alyssa Scott, Natalie Radloff, Chelsea Croak, Kaitlyn Rinka and Samuel Frasher.

Walmart nears

architectural approval

New Berlin — The Architectural Review Committee was expected to consider building plans for a controversial proposed Walmart supercenter at 15205 W. Greenfield Ave. again this week.

Final approval could come as early as Wednesday's committee meeting, after press deadline.

The committee suggested relatively minor changes to the plans May 30. The plan still must go to the Plan Commission.

Police officer honored

with excellence award

New Berlin — New Berlin Police Officer Ryan Puente has been awarded the 16th Annual John W. Bauer Award for Municipal Excellence.

This award was created to carry on the tradition of outstanding customer service as practiced by John W. Bauer, a former city employee of 30 years. City employees are nominated by residents and fellow workers for their outstanding customer service.

Puente was honored for working diligently on behalf of the New Berlin food pantry, particularly spearheading a food drive at both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Puente also is the coordinator of the New Berlin Honor Guard that, under his direction, has served at parades, ceremonies, funerals and other functions throughout Wisconsin. The honor guard is a sterling ambassador of New Berlin as a result of Puente's leadership, Mayor Dave Ament said in a press release announcing the award.

Puente is known to always go above and beyond the call of duty when assisting residents, fellow employees, the department and organizations, Ament said.

"Ryan's attention to detail, his respectful actions and his kindness to others are all a wonderful reflection of the Police Department and the city as a whole," Ament said.

Student council reps

win at state convention

Muskego — At the Wisconsin Association of School Councils annual state convention in Green Bay, several members of the Muskego High School student council won honors in competitions held as part of the conventions.

Natalie Anderson and Hanna Perry won Gold for their multimedia presentation. Anna Li won Gold for her writing submission and Stephen Kerns for his report on best project

Barbara Wieting won Silver for her banner submission. Amanda Lalicata won Silver for her standards of excellence report and Bronze for scrapbook.

Medical provider

goes above and beyond

New Berlin — Home Care Medical Inc., a provider of home medical equipment and supplies, has received the Community Partnership Award from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Health Sciences.

Home Care Medical received the award for the rehab technology team's multiple workshops on power and manual wheelchairs, and seating and positioning, which included demonstrations of the state-of-the-art pressure mapping system.

The overall goal was to discuss what mobility products are available in the market today and provide students with "hands-on" experience.

In addition, a "Survivor Occupational Therapy Challenge" was the highlight of the workshops in which teams of students raced to reassemble a manual wheelchair.


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