Parent wins $1,000
for anti-bullying programs
New Berlin — For her role in helping spread on anti-bullying message, parent Jodee Michalak earned $1,000 for Ronald Reagan Elementary School as well as a $250 shopping spree for herself.
The check was presented Monday— "Blue Shirt Day," part of World Day of Bullying Prevention — at her son's sixth-grade class at the school.
Michalak won the money in a Facebook contest in which she shared an anti-bullying banner message from Boston Store on her Facebook page and was entered into a drawing. The money donated to the school will be used for anti-bullying programs.
help pretty up city
New Berlin — FedEx employees recently kicked off FedEx Cares Week by working alongside the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to help clean up litter on Rogers Drive locally.
Volunteers also provided landscape improvements in New Berlin's Calhoun Park.
During the week, more than 4,000 FedEx volunteers participated in local community service activities.
Local firm wins
second state honor
New Berlin — Home Care Medical Inc. was named Home Medical Equipment Provider of the Year by the Wisconsin Association of Medical Equipment Services.
This is the second consecutive year the New Berlin-based business has won the honor.
In addition, James Spellman, Home Care Medical's director of operations, was named WAMES president for 2014, and he received an Industry Excellence award for his service on the association's legislative committee.
Donna Smith, director of respiratory care, also received an Industry Excellence award for her work on the association's respiratory committee.
About Home Care Medical, founded in 1974, has its corporate headquarters at 5665 S. Westridge Drive, plus three retail store locations in Milwaukee, Sheboygan and West Bend.
Shopper wins trip
to spring training
New Berlin — Debbi Dassow of New Berlin won a 2014 trip for two to see the Milwaukee Brewers play in Arizona in spring training.
Airfare and hotel accommodations are all included in the Breweres Points sweepstakes contest between the Milwaukee Brewers and Pick 'n Save.
During the season-long event, dozens of Pick 'n Save customers went home with tickets and autographed memorabilia in addition to their groceries. She won the trip at the Pick 'n Save at 15445 W. National Ave.
one year in Muskego
Muskego — Lakepoint Church celebrated its one-year anniversary in Muskego on Oct. 6.
The celebration included stories of how it continues its vision.
The church holds worship services at Muskego High School.
to partner over breakfast
New Berlin — Moving New Berlin Forward and the New Berlin School District will hold a breakfast for business leaders interested in helping area young people and their own businesses succeed.
The Moving New Berlin Forward Business Breakfast will be from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Oct. 30 in the New Berlin West Middle/High School Idea Center, 18695 W. Cleveland Ave.
Superintendent Joe Garza will give a presentation, followed by breakout sessions on how businesses and schools can partner.
Business leaders in or near New Berlin can attend the event, which organizers say is best suited for organizations that already have or are planning to develop, youth or community outreach programs. Input is needed to develop student-centered programs that also meet the needs of businesses.
For more information and to register, visit nbexcellence.org/bizbreakfast.cfm.
Moving New Berlin Forward is a cooperative effort supported by the district, the city of New Berlin, the New Berlin Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, the New Berlin Rotary Club, civic and faith-based organizations and local businesses.
Corn sales up
23 percent for local Lions
New Berlin — The New Berlin Lions Club sold 105,000 ears of corn at the Wisconsin State Fair last summer.
Sales were up 23 percent from 2012, according to the club.
Proceeds go to numerous civic causes supported by the Lions Club.
Resident picked as future
Farm Bureau leader
Muskego — Ryan Brueggemann of Muskego is one of 15 emerging agricultural leaders selected to participate in the Farm Bureau Institute to develop strong and effective agricultural and county Farm Bureau leaders.
Now in its eighth year, the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Institute consists of five multi-day sessions that provide insights on issues important to agriculture, development of leadership and speaking skills, interaction with Farm Bureau leaders and staff and leaders in the governmental and agricultural sectors, and networking with other participants.
The class will also participate in a fly-in to Washington, D.C., in 2015.
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