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News & Notes: Feb. 11

Feb. 11, 2013

Donations coming in

for New Berlin police dog

New Berlin - The New Berlin police are close to their goal of raising money for the police dog program.

Police are raising money to buy a canine cop to replace the one who is retiring.

In the past, police were able to have two police dogs and they are exploring whether that donations will support that again.

Individuals, groups and companies can donate by contacting Capt. Mike Glider at glider@nbpolice.org. Donations are tax deductible.

Girl Scouts sell

'shares' for troops

Muskego - Country Meadows Brownie Troop 9105 of Muskego sold cookie shares for Wisconsin soldiers serving overseas on Feb. 10 at the Franklin Pick 'n Save and on Feb. 12 at the Texas Roadhouse restaurant in New Berlin.

Besides selling traditional Girl Scout cookies, the scouts now offer cookie shares, with proceeds going to the cause of the troop's choice.

Fabulous growth

legacy of retiring CEO

New Berlin - Ron Krase, who as chief executive officer led the New Berlin-based Landmark Credit Union to a milestone in September 2012 reaching $2 billion in assets, is retiring after 39 years with the credit union.

When Kase joined Landmark, then named Chabelco Credit Union, as manager in 1973 the credit union had $2 million in assets, just one location, and four employees. Today, Landmark has grown to 28 branch locations and more than 500 employees.

Paul Reinbold, retired Landmark board member who was on the committee that hired Kase, said, "There were several applicants with more experience who applied for the position of manager back in 1973. But Ron, in his early twenties, showed a level of confidence and drive beyond his years. We knew he was the right one for the job."

During his tenure, Kase developed numerous services and programs to benefit members and the communities Landmark serves including introduction of new loan programs and working with underserved markets.

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