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June 20, 2014

Community blood drive

to be held Saturday

The Muskego Moose Lodge along with the Muskego Moose Riders & Women of The Moose are hosting a community blood drive in partnership with the Blood Center of Wisconsin from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at the Muskego Moose Lodge, S86 W21693 Janesville Road.

Appointments may be made by calling Anne at (414) 520-6559. While appointments are encouraged, walk-ins will be welcome.

Principal receives

management fellowship

Melissa Trepte, principal of Holy Apostles Catholic School in New Berlin, has been selected by the Van Lunen Center for Executive Management in Christian Schools at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Mich., for a 2014-2015 fellowship.

The Fellows program is designed for school heads who seek professional development in their work as administrators of faith-based schools. The majority of participant expenses are covered by the Van Lunen Center, including cost of instruction, airfare, lodging, meals, coaching and access to topic experts.

The Van Lunen Center was established in January 2007 with a $2.5 million endowment gift to the college from the Richard D. Van Lunen Foundation.

Home Care Medical

wins reaccreditation

Home Care Medical Inc., New Berlin, a provider of home medical equipment, respiratory care and rehab technology, has received reaccreditation from the Joint Commission, a national accreditor of health care organizations.

During an unannounced four-day on-site survey, each of Home Care Medical's corporate and retail store locations were evaluated for its compliance with the commission's national standards of quality care specific to the needs of patients. The Joint Commission evaluates the care and services provided from the time the call comes into the organization until the cash is posted to the client's account. Organizational leadership and industry challenges are also reviewed.

New Berlin business

host to award ceremony

Technical Metal Specialties, New Berlin, a veteran-owned business was host to the Small Business Association's Wisconsin director awards presentation to First Bank Financial Centre (FBFC), Oconomowoc.

The bank made 18 loans to veterans, exceeding its goal in SBA's Veteran Pledge Initiative by 50 percent. The Veteran Pledge Initiative, established in 2013, asks for a commitment by major lenders to increase their loans to veterans by five percent over the next five years.

The bank also was honored for its support of small business in Wisconsin. In 2013, FBFC made 263 SBA loans totaling more than $100 million, making it the leading SBA lender in the state and placing it in the top 20 SBA lenders nationally.

Volunteers needed

to help with yard work

The Senior Advocate Youth Exchange Service (SAYES) is looking for volunteers to do yard work for New Berlin seniors and adults with disabilities this summer.

Volunteers would serve one to two hours once a week or once a month. The program welcomes individual volunteers plus church groups, scout troops and families working together.

More information is available by calling (262) 860-8720 and leaving a message.

Muskego Spanish students

take national honors

Several Muskego High School world language students won medals and honorable mentions in the 2014 National Spanish Examinations that were taken by more than 154,000 students.

Muskego students earned one silver medal won by Krysten Rutzinski in AP Spanish; and three bronze medals won by Nick Berry, William Gross and Peyton Tebon, all AP Spanish students. Twelve Muskego students won honorable mentions — Thomas Anderson, Kacie Holtman, Kai Pham, Evan Rothwell, Maddie Schmidbauer, Tanja Zinda, Joshua Deakin, Angela Jasper, Kelli Kontney, Breckyn Ryg and Keely Smith, in Spanish 4, and Brad Pradarelli, in AP Spanish.

Students from Muskego High School have a long history of high achievement on these exams and were taught by Spanish teachers, Kellie Michels, Jennifer Kagerbauer and Susan Loeffler-Bell.

The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades six through 12 and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.

Eisenhower graduate

wins $1,500 scholarship

Connor Main, a 2014 graduate of Eisenhower High School, New Berlin, received a $1,500 scholarship from Educators Credit Union.

The organization selected 25 scholarship winners from more than 300 applications.

Connor will attend the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he will study art and advertising. He wants to become an illustrator.

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