Waukesha Week in Review: Jan 6-12
Golden Guernsey dairy closure, school changes and the arrest of the Associated Bank robbery suspect were top headlines last week.
As the week started, many people were stunned by the news that Golden Guernsey had shut down without any warning. Employees had no answers and were confused about what happened. The saga of Golden Guernsey’s closure will continue as state officials sort out the details of the company’s bankruptcy filing, employee complaints and the failure to give 60 days notice of a plant closure.
Meanwhile, good news came from the Waukesha Police Department. The department announced the arrest of the Dec. 26 Associated Bank robbery suspect. James Rivera, 30, has been charged with the crime.
On the school front, students will now have to take an online course through the Waukesha School District’s virtual school in order to graduate. The change begins with next year’s freshmen.
Hawthorne Elementary School is being branded as a science, engineering, technological and mathematics school. The STEM magnet school will see little change as it introduced STEM principals about two years ago.
Carroll University’s former Beta Pi Epsilon fraternity was suspended in April. Now it appears the fraternity members will be losing their home because it no longer meets the city’s code for a fraternity house.
Waukesha West High School has a new principal. David Towers resigned suddenly and David LaBorde, a retired New Berlin principal, has taken over the school on an interim basis.
Human ‘G’ Doesn’t Help Packers in Playoff Loss
When the Green Bay Packers entered their playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers, hundreds of fans gathered at the Waukesha County Expo to form a human “G” to cheer on the team.
Unfortunately the fan support didn’t help the Packers. The team lost to the 49ers – a team they lost to in the season’s opener.
Looking to the next week, stay health out there and wash your hands! Wisconsin is seeing a severe disease outbreak. Hospitals in Waukesha and Oconomowoc have hospitalized five times the patients this flu season compared to last flu season. And the Waukesha School District is reporting many students are staying home because of the illness.