News & Notes: Oct. 1

Oct. 1, 2012

Muskego City Hall to be open extended hours

Muskego - To accommodate voters before election day, Muskego City Hall, S8200 Racine Ave., will be open extended hours.

Residents who want to register to vote or obtain an absentee ballot in the Nov. 6 presidential election can use the extended hours for their convenience.

On Saturday, Oct. 27, City Hall will be open from 9 a.m. to noon, and on Oct. 30 will remain open until 7 p.m.

Bay Lane gets new associate principal

Muskego - Sara Stanley is the new Bay Lane Middle School associate principal.

The Muskego-Norway School Board last week approved her contract for the 2012-13 school year.

She comes to Bay Lane from the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District where she was an exceptional education teacher for nine years. Stanley recently completed a master's degree at Concordia University in administrative leadership. Her undergraduate degree in exceptional education was from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

"Sara brings a great deal of knowledge in leading professional development, analyzing student data to improve instruction and supporting student learning to Bay Lane Middle School in her new role," said Dennis Bussen, assistant superintendent, in a written news release.

Stanley succeeds Bryan Matera who resigned to go to another district.

Muskego Moose Lodge honors member

Muskego - Joseph Thibedeau received the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, the Pilgrim Degree of Merit and a celebration of that achievement will be held at the Muskego Moose Family Center, W21691 Janesville Road, on Oct. 13.

The honor is bestowed for extraordinary service to community and to the organization.

Thibedeau officially joined the Moose on his 21st birthday; however, he was involved as a youth because his parents were also actively involved. He has served the fraternity at the local, state and national level and is a past governor of the Muskego Moose Lodge and serves the Wisconsin Moose Legion #31 as an assistant secretary.

For 18 years, Thibedeau served as a board member of the Muskego Athletic Association that provides summer recreational softball and baseball programs for more than 900 youths in the Muskego Norway School District.

He has also been a member of Muskego Festival for the past 15 years, which is a nonprofit group that organizes and runs the annual Muskego Fest.

In a news release announcing the honor, Thibedeau said that it is an honor to be recognized for something he enjoys and believes in, which is helping those in need and giving back to the community.

Fantastic Sams opens in New Berlin

New Berlin - Fantastic Sams Hair Salon, a full-service salon offering cuts, coloring, permanent waving and facial waxing opened Aug. 31 at 14019 W Greenfield Ave., New Berlin.

Owner Michelle Schulz said the salon operates a walk-in business, no appointment necessary. Fantastic Sams offers the same type and quality services as high end salons do, only at a more affordable price and without having to wait days or weeks for service, she said.

Fantastic Sams is a national franchise that started in 1974 and now has hundreds of locations across the country. It is one of the world's largest hair care providers, she said.

Schulz has been an owner-stylist for 20 years. She owns another salon in Whitefish Bay. She owns both the salons with her husband Peter Schulz, who is an engineer.

She decided to go with Fantastic Sams because it supports its franchisees through products, tools and ideas, she said.

Lakepoint church opens in Muskego

Muskego - Lakepoint Church, a congregation of about 65 people who have been introducing themselves and their new church to the community all summer, will hold its opening service in its first home in Muskego High School at 10 a.m. Oct. 7.

The lead pastor of the nondenominational church is the Rev. Brian Hofmeister, a Muskego native.

Home Care Medical named Provider of Year

New Berlin - Home Care Medical, New Berlin, was named the HME Provider of the Year by the Wisconsin Association of Medical Equipment Services.

Home Care Medical is one of Wisconsin's largest providers of home medical equipment and supplies; respiratory care; and home infusion and specialized nutrition.

Home Care Medical that began in 1974 also received additional WAMES Awards.

Donna Smith, director of respiratory care, received the Distinguished Service Award and Exceptional Service Award for her efforts on the WAMES Respiratory Committee.

Jim Spellman, director of operations, received the Industry Excellence Award for his efforts on the WAMES Legislative Committee.

John Teevan, president, Home Care Medical, said in a news release announcing the honors: "I am extremely proud of our team members and these awards represent our continued commitment and dedication to excellence."

Digital sign beams bright message to passers-by

New Berlin - Crossroads Community Church, New Berlin, got digital sign recently that shines messages brightly to passers-by at 4315 S. Moorland Road.


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