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Officer Bosco Update...
I received an e-mail today from Chief Pete Hoell who had this to say:
"I am pleased to inform you that Bosco is back on the job and we have raised $2,420.00 so far. Thank you everyone for your very generous donations and kind thoughts and words."
With the goal of $4,000 in mind, the Germantown Police Department K-9 Fund is still in need of $1,580.00.
Remember that you can make a contribution by mailing a check made out to the Germantown Police Department K-9 Fund to the department at P.O. Box 96 , Germantown, WI 53022 or by stopping at the Police Department building at N112 W16877 Mequon Road to drop off any contributions.
Germantown Sidewalk Clearing...
Is it just me or did it seem to you, as well, that the sidewalks normally cleared by the village very promptly after a snowfall were left untended for a while this time? I noted this morning that they had been cleared. Maybe it was simply that the week-end fell at an awkward time. The weather doesn't always cooperate.
Speaking of which...please take care to be sure that you aren't one of the reasons for an ambulance run during and after this next storm being forecast for us. We've had the opportunity to re-learn our winter driving skills, and to remind ourselves of just how heavy snow can be.
"Normal" Winter Pattern?
We seem to have a good start at what came to be last year's normal winter pattern...several inches of snow, colder weather for a few days...and then more snow. We have friends who are avid snowmobile riders (or should I call them "snow machines" now?) and I know they're probably excited. But, let's not get carried away!
The current "big storm" appears to be a "for sure" happening as I listen to the weather reports, with the only real question being that of who will receive what in terms of snowfall.
I really hope we're not on our way to breaking last year's record snowfall so soon. Once those records are set, we normally would have some time to brag about how we handled "that record-breaking" year. People aren't going to believe our stories if we repeat the same ones year after year.