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News & Notes: Sept. 4

Sept. 4, 2009

Walker to speak at country club

Muskego - The public is welcome to a Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce Keynote Speaker Series featuring candidate for governor, Scott Walker, on Sept. 21, at Muskego Lakes Country Club, W14020 Loomis Road.

The cost is $22 including a breakfast buffet. Check-in will be at 7:15 a.m. with breakfast from 7:30 to 8 a.m. followed by the speaker. Online registration is available at by selecting events and then Scott Walker Keynote Speaker. Phone registration is also available at (414) 422-1155.

County to request federal aid for road

Muskego - Waukesha County will seek federal dollars to help expand Janesville Road in Muskego from two lanes to four between Racine Avenue and Moorland Road, County Executive Dan Vrakas has announced. The project, which was proposed in 2001, will be included as part of Vrakas' 2010-2014 capital plan.

The project is the largest financial investment for a highway project ever made by Waukesha County, according to Vrakas. The county is seeking $6 million in federal dollars.

But federal money is a mixed blessing, he wrote in a press release. The county would have to enhance its environmental assessment to meet federal standards, which could delay the project between six months and a year, Vrakas wrote.

Board accepts donations to schools topping $16,300

New Berlin - The School Board accepted more than $16,300 in donations Aug. 24. Of that, $9,518 came from the Poplar Creek PTO for computer lab renovation.

In addition, the Eisenhower and New Berlin West education foundations each donated $3,410 for a student response system and four cameras.

September to focus on ovarian cancer awareness

New Berlin - September has been declared Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in New Berlin by New Berlin Mayor Jack Chiovatero.

Several other communities in Wisconsin have made similar declarations for September.

In his proclamation, Chiovatero notes that when ovarian cancer is found and treated in its earliest stages, the five-year survival rate increases dramatically. Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month provides an opportunity to learn more about the causes and warning signs of the disease. The mayor also encourages residents to become educated themselves about it, to promote education about ovarian cancer and to support continued research to improve diagnose and cure.

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