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News & Notes: Oct. 16

Oct. 16, 2012

City celebrates National Ave. reopening

West Allis - West Allis celebrated the re-opening of National Avenue from 84th to 92nd streets with a ribbon cutting at 91st Street last week.

The $3.8 million reconstruction of National Avenue, which serves more than 11,500 vehicles per day, was a Wisconsin Department of Transportation project. Funds were provided through federal dollars designated to improve major arterial streets. The project began last year with upgrades to the 84th Street intersection and continued this year with a two-phase schedule that first improved the intersection at 92nd Street and the final phase that installed utility upgrades and gave a final paving.

Two businesses actually opened during construction, Chef Paz Restaurant, 9039 W. National Ave., which features traditional Peruvian specialties, and Abduli Immigration Law LLC, 8929 W. National Ave., which primarily provides family-based immigration legal services.

Bank VP wins highest achievement honor

Greenfield - Tara Cavazos, branch manager and assistant vice president at U.S. Bank's Greenfield office, has won U.S. Bank's Pinnacle Award, the company's highest employee achievement honor. This is Cavazos's second Pinnacle Award in her 14 years with U.S. Bank. The Greenfield branch is at 4333 S. 27th St.

Scouts lend hand to Little Leaguers

West Allis - Hammers were banging and saws were biting as Josh Logan of Boy Scout Troop 580 directed other Scouts and helped build 10 picnic tables for the West Allis Little League recently at the Little League diamonds at 9621 W. Lapham Ave. He did it as his Eagle Scout project.

Woman turns 100 and then some celebrates

Greenfield - Stella Ostricki who lives at Sienna Castle, 9640 W. Layton Ave., Greenfield, recently celebrated her 103rd birthday with a party at the home.

Ostricki was born Oct. 6, 1909 in Poland and came with her mother, two sisters and a brother to America through Ellis Island, when she was 3, to joined her father, who was already here.

She grew up and married and raised two girls and three boys on the family farm. She was an excellent cook and baker.

They moved from Knowlton in Marathon County, to Milwaukee in 1954. Ostricki has been a widow since she was 72.

She enjoys quilting, knitting and crocheting. Caregivers said she is always smiling.

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