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April 15, 2014

Teacher honored

for mentoring excellence

West Allis — Wisconsin Lutheran College, in partnership with the Wisconsin Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, honored Jefferson Elementary School kindergarten teacher Kathryn Galewski with its Pre-Service Educator Mentor Award.

Jefferson Elementary is at 7229 W. Becher St., West Allis, in the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District.

As a cooperating teacher, Galewski has worked directly with more than 20 teacher education candidates from Wisconsin Lutheran College during her career, and was recognized by the college's School of Education for her excellence in mentoring students during their 18-week student teacher program.

Galewski has taught in the district for 15 years, starting a Lincoln Elementary and then moving on to Wilson Elementary and finally to Jefferson. She will retire at the end of the school year.

Assessment roll

opening for inspection

Greenfield — The assessment roll for the city of Greenfield will be open for inspection between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. May 7 through 9 in the Greenfield assessor's office in Greenfield City Hall, 7325 W. Forest Home Ave., room 202.

The assessor will be available at those times to answer questions. Instructional materials will be available, also.

The assessor's office can be contacted for questions, at (414) 329-5340 and in person at the City Hall.

Time to speak out

on critical projects

West Allis — A Town Hall meeting where West Allis residents and business owners can express their concerns about two highway projects that could dramatically affect the city will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. May 20 at the MATC West Allis Campus, room 117, 1200 S. 71st St.

A presentation will be given at 5:30 p.m.

The Town Meeting will focus on the potential closure of Interstate 94 ramps at 60th Street and the potential widening of Highway 100.

Donations needed

for Whitnall rummage sale

Greenfield — Donations are needed for the Whitnall High School freshman Student Senate two-day rummage sale to be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. May 9, and 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 10, at Whitnall High School, 5000 S. 116th St.,Greenfield.

Student Senate is asking that donations be brought to the High School office anytime through May 8. Student Senate members will sort the items and price them for the sale to be held in the cafeteria.

Sale proceeds will be saved for the freshmen class's junior prom.

Cities get $30,000

for food, nutrition programs

West Allis — A $30,000 boost to help give needy children access to healthy food then they are out of school and for nutritional literacy programs came to West Allis and West Milwaukee from the Walmart Foundation.

The grant came through the National Recreation and Park Association to the cities' joint Recreation and Community Services Department.

The grant supports the association's new Commit to Health campaign which encourages using and evaluating Healthy Eating, Physical Activity standards in park and recreation sites across the country. The association's goal is to have at least 2,000 participating sites in five years.

The recreation department will receive additional support for meals through the USDA afterschool and summer feeding programs plus nutritional literacy materials to help ensure life-long healthy habits.

Historical society

asks tree photos, info

Greenfield — Those with trees with diameters from 8 to 30 inches are being invited to send their photos, diameters and species plus names and addresses of the property owners to the Greenfield Historical Society to be included in a newsletter including a story about Greenfield's trees.

Society president Bob Roesler said that when the first surveyor walked along the route of the future Layton Avenue from 27th to 124th streets in 1836, he noted 21 trees that were from 8 to 30 inches in diameter. They were of many different species.

People can estimate the diameters of their trees by seeing how many inches around they are and then dividing by 3.14.

Photos and other information about today's trees can be emailed to the society at bodamer@live.com by May 10. Tree owners will receive a free copy of the society's June Summer Newsletter that will include the article about Greenfield's trees.

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