Tuesday, May 21, 2013
For Republican lieutenant governor, the biggest battle isn't in the state Capitol - it's dealing with the every day challenges that come with being a parent.
About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire people around them to climb their own mountains. Rebecca Kleefisch is the highest ranking woman in Wisconsin politics today, having been elected twice to the office of lieutenant governor. She is Gov. Scott Walker's point person business creation in the state and is a sought after speaker on conservative values. She has also battled colon cancer during her first run for office and is an advocate for early screenings, like the one that made her fight against the disease easier to overcome. But it is not the political campaign or the fight over cancer that …
A group of volunteers from Elmbrook Church are heading to Oklahoma to help with disaster relief after a mile-wide tornado killed at least 91 people.
There is no way to describe how great it feels to help someone in need. In 2010 I had the chance to travel with a group of men and women from Elmbrook Church where we worked with an organization called Samaritan’s Purse to help rebuild houses for people in New Orleans. While I may claim to excel at caulking homes after that trip, the truth is the biggest life lesson I took away from that trip was helping others, and seeing their appreciative faces and receiving loving hugs was a far greater reward than I could ever receive on any vacation at a beach. I haven’t had a chance to make another trek across country to help others in the wake of natural disasters. But I’ve received the updates about groups deploying to areas throughout the country…
A 23-year veteran of the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department remains under an internal investigation.
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Waukesha manufacturing business started in 1988 with four employees.
Miro Tool and Manufacturing is planning a large expansion for its business at 201 Sentry Drive. The 22,817 square foot addition, preliminary plans and site modifications are going before the Waukesha Plan Commission meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Miro Tool and Manufacturing started in 1988 with four employees in a 3,000-square-foot rented facility, according to its website. The company has expanded in the past 20 years, with the last addition bringing the building size to 42,000 square feet.
A Town of Waukesha man had a .223 percent blood alcohol concentration when he was arrested for firing his stepfather's hunting rifle on Nov. 25, according to the criminal complaint.
The game between the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants wasn’t going well on Nov. 25, but one football fan found himself in even more trouble than the Packers. An intoxicated Dustin A. Demorrow, 21, of the Town of Waukesha, was ordered down to the ground at gunpoint and handcuffed by Waukesha County deputies after it was reported he shot his stepfather’s hunting rifle at their home on Arcadian Avenue, according to a criminal complaint. Demorrow was charged Thursday in Waukesha County Circuit Court with negligent handling of a weapon. If convicted, he faces up to nine months in jail and $10,000 in fines from the Nov. 25 incident. Deputies were told by Demorrow’s friend they were watching the Packers game and during the game, Demorrow …
Waukesha woman, 89, passed away Friday at AngelsGrace Hospice.
Marjorie Krohn Sutton, of Waukesha, was reunited with her loving husband on Friday, May 18, 2013 at AngelsGrace Hospice at the age of 89 years. She was born in Wisconsin Rapids, WI on July 26, 1923 the daughter of John A. and Amalia (nee Leader) Krohn. On September 11, 1948 she married Quintin H. Sutton; he preceded her in death on June 7, 2012. Marjorie was a member of the Waukesha Service Club and an active member of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church for many years. She was an avid reader, enjoyed playing bridge and loved to bird watch. For over 20 years, Marjorie and Quintin would spend the winters in Port Charlotte, FL. She will be sadly missed by her daughter Patricia (Matthew) Sutton-Knight of Topsfield, MA and her two …
Are you looking for a place to mountain bike in Waukesha? A new trail is opening soon at Minooka Park.
Editor’s Note: The following information was provided to Waukesha Patch via a news release from Waukesha County. Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas announced Monday the grand opening of the Waukesha County Park System’s first Mountain Bike Trail within Minooka Park. The first phase, approximately 1.5 miles, will open to residents on Saturday, June 1 (National Trails Day) at 9 a.m. following a ribbon cutting event open to the public. Once all three phases are complete, the network of trails will be about five miles in total length. They are located near picnic shelter 5, within Minooka Park, 1927 E. Sunset Dr. in Waukesha. “Part of the Waukesha County Park System mission is to provide our citizens with many different recreation …
Waukesha man dies at age 85 on Saturday.
Ramon W. “Ray” Orlopp, lifelong resident of Waukesha, made his journey to heaven, on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the age of 85 years. He was born in Waukesha on April 7, 1928, son of Lester and Norma Orlopp. Ray married Beverly Wagner on June 9, 1951, together they raised four children while enjoying 62 years of marriage. He began his life’s career in the grocery business at the age of 15 and retired at 79, having worked 25 years of that time at Grasch Foods. Ray was a longtime member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church, Waukesha. He was first and foremost a devoted family man. Ray enjoyed playing golf, reading newspapers, and giving his grandkids a hard time. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean …
Freedom to be who you are and fulfilling work tend to earn companies on the top lists of best places to work, according to the Harvard Business Review.
The following story was provided by AOLJobs.com By Claire Gordon What is the perfect place to work? An office where every employee gets an annual 10 percent raise? And nobody ever gets fired? And the CEO knows everyone's name? And there are free massages and volleyball courts and barrels of candy apples? None of the above. Rob Goffee of London Business School and Gareth Jones of IE Business School have spent three years asking hundreds of executives this exact question. Six qualities stood out, they found, which they revealed in this month's Harvard Business Review. And ultimately they seem to boil down to a single nugget: Make employees feel like they're not just mindless slaves of shareholder value. 1. Let You Do You The best company …
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Americans across the country are reacting with shock to the devastation caused by a 2-mile wide Tornado in Oklahoma. Dozens have died, and President Obama has declared the path of the tornado a major disaster area. If you would like to help, you can do so from your computer or mobile device right now. Patch will be posting stories of locals who are working to help victims from afar. If you know of someone local was affected by the tornado or who is working to help the victims, or if you would like to share your reaction to what's happened, please reach out to Community Editor Sarah Worthman.