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In Brief: July 24, 2014 issue

July 21, 2014

Car crimes continue in Menomonee Falls

Menomonee Falls — Unlocked vehicles are still being targeted by thieves in Menomonee Falls. After more than a dozen vehicles were targeted a few weeks ago, the owners of five vehicles reported items stolen during the overnight hours of July 15.

Vehicles were entered on Hilltop, Valley View and Northwood drives, according to Menomonee Falls Police Lieutenant Kevin Von Bank, including two vehicles that had already been targeted last month.

Taken in these thefts were numerous credit cards that were used for fraudulent purchases, two valuable rings and cash.

Anyone with information about a possible suspect is encouraged to contact the Menomonee Falls Police Department at (262) 532-8700.

Commission sides with residents on AT&T expansion

Menomonee Falls — A request to expand an AT&T facility in the village will move forward but not without some alterations to their original plans.

The plan commission resumed a public hearing July 8 on a request by Exp U.S. Services to amend a conditional use permit to allow site modifications to the AT&T communications facility at N4989 Pilgrim Road.

Neighboring residents strongly opposed the proposed 2,000-square-foot addition at the meeting June 3, which prompted village officials to consider addition conditions relating to noise and maintenance of the existing 10,000-square-foot facility.

To help reduce the noise, the location of the addition has now been proposed on the southwest end of the building where it should have the least amount of impact on residents. In addition, the commission is requiring the company to tear down a fence that currently separates the facility from the neighbors and replace it with a new 8-foot fence along the property line.

Revised plans for the addition have not yet been submitted, according to Director of Community Development Matt Carran, but the proposal was approved and will move on for consideration by the village board at a future meeting.

Germantown FBLA teams perform well

Germantown — Several Germantown High School Future Business Leaders of America brought home high honors from the national competition in Knoxville, Tennessee, last month.

Under the supervision of Germantown High School Principal Joel Farren and business education teacher and FBLA adviser Peter Hammen, a team of eight Germantown students competed at the national level.

The team of Johnny Kohlbeck, Diane Xue and Jason Leurquin won first place for their American Enterprise project; the team of Phillip Johnson, Matt Klowak and Johnny Kohlbeck took second place in the Global Business category; the team of Nick Montag and Alex Breunig took second place in the Management Decision Making category; and Jordan Roper took third place in the Healthcare Administration category.

Menomonee Falls brings home FBLA success

Menomonee Falls — The school district of Menomonee Falls was well represented at the Future Business Leaders of America national competition last month.

Together with FBLA advisers Sara Burling and Michelle Oliver, a school record of 33 journeyed to Nashville, Tennessee, at the end of June to compete in the competition and returned home with several top finishers.

Among them was JC Hulce, who won the Computer Problem Solving category. In addition to two national sixth-place finishes in prior years, Hulce invented his own operating system at 14 years old.

In addition, the team of Jayce Kolinski, Andres Ortiz and Joe O'Claire took third in the Digitial Video Production category, and the team of Will VanderHorst, Adam Vechart and Zack Marohl took third in the Sports and Entertainment Marketing category.

Yamazen to lease Overview Park Place property

Menomonee Falls — An Illinois-based machining company will be leasing 6,400 square feet from Overview Park Place, according to a July 8 announcement by NAI MLG.

Located at N50W13740 Overview Drive, Yamazen brokered the lease through commercial real estate company NAI MLG Commercial.

AnchorBank names new branch supervisor

Menomonee Falls — James Goll will be the new branch supervisor at the Menomonee Falls AnchorBank location, according to a July 9 announcement.

Goll joins AnchorBank, located at N78 W14651 Appleton Ave., after serving as branch manager of Bank Mutual. He has 12 years of experience in the industry.

Fire and police departments join forces

Germantown — The Germantown police and fire departments are now partnering to save lives in another way.

Effective July 14, all of the Germantown police officers have been trained by the Germantown Fire Department in the recognition and identification of an opiate overdose and proper use of Narcan, per the 2013 Wisconsin act 200, which allows trained police officers to administer the treatment.

Narcan is administered via an aerosol spray into the nose of victims of an overdose of an opiate-based drug such as heroin or morphine.

If a Germantown police officer arrived first on an overdose victim that is unconscious and not responding, they can now administer this medicine before arrival of the fire department ambulance to resuscitate the victim.

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