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News & Notes: Dec. 4

Dec. 4, 2012

Meeting allows input on I-94 ramp closings

West Allis - The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will hold its second of two meetings Thursday to discuss possibly closing the Interstate 94 ramps at 70th and 60th Streets.

The meeting will be from 4 to 7 p.m. at Marquette University High School, 3401 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. Visitors should use the Henke Center entrance parking lot on Michigan Street.

The open house style meeting will explain the entire I-94 project and gather input.

Diane Brandt, executive director of the West Allis-West Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce, said the closing of those ramps would harm the West Allis downtown and is encouraging the public to attend the meeting.

Whitnall administrators receive $1,000 raises

Greenfield - Eight administrators in the Whitnall School District, including the school principals, received an across-the-board $1,000 raise for the current school year in addition to having their contracts extended.

The superintendent's contract was already renewed for two years, but a compensation package is not yet done.

Seasons of Giving starts at credit union

West Milwaukee - The Guardian Credit Union with a branch at 4501 W. Greenfield Ave., is again holding its Seasons of Giving campaign.

For a cash donation, givers will get gift tag stickers, photo coasters, earbuds or seasonal glassware, depending on the size of their donations, which can be as little as $5. Donations will be used to provide food, coats, boots and toys for Guardian's members in need.

The campaign will run through the end of the year.

Meditation garden gets council approval

Greenfield - The Common Council has approved a new meditation garden design for Kopps Frozen Custard, 7601 W. Layton Ave.

The revised plan, approved by aldermen Nov. 20 from an earlier version previously approved in April 2011, includes glass blocks that can be lit from within.

Kopps can now proceed with construction.

Fair fun on sale for holiday gifts

West Allis - The Wisconsin State Fair Park is again offering several ways to warm up someone's holiday season with the gift of the State Fair.

The 2013 Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, will be Aug. 1 through 11. Fair admission for $5, half the gate admission, is available along with $8 SpinCity Ride & Game 16-ticket sheets (50 percent savings). A six-pack cream puff certificate is $15, or $9 off the price of individually purchased cream puffs during the fair.

This year for a limited time, Bundles of Fair Fun will be sold for $45. They include four fair admission tickets and vouchers for 32 SpinCity tickets, a six-pack of cream puffs and a Fair Deals Bargain Book. All of these items cost $100 if purchased during the fair.

Holiday offers are available online at WiStateFair.com. Fair tickets and SpinCity ticket vouchers can be purchased via "Print@Home" or mail-order options.

Cream puff six-pack certificates and Bundles of Fair Fun are only available via mail-order.

No shipping or service fees will apply to any "Print@Home" or mail-orders. Mail-Order purchases must be made by Dec. 19. "Print@Home" fair tickets and SpinCity ticket vouchers will be available through Dec. 31.

New this year, the fair ticket office will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays through Dec. 19 except for Thanksgiving and the following Friday.

School band wins $1,000 drawing

Greenfield - Don and Robb Hensiak, owners of Griddlers Café, presented a $1,000 Cascio Music shopping spree to the Greenfield Middle School band.

Griddlers Café celebrated its first anniversary in October and customers entered their favorite music program into a drawing for the gift card.

House of Harley looking toward 2013 events

Greenfield - The House of Harley, 6221 W. Layton Ave., is working on three events planned for next year.

They are its Indoor Custom Bike Show on Jan. 25 and 26; its 21st Annual Spring Bike Show, May 18; and the 2013 Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary Milwaukee Rally, Aug. 28 to Sept. 2.

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