News & Notes: March 12

March 12, 2013

District moves closer

to selecting a consultant

Germantown - The Germantown School Board on Monday voted to hire Exec Connect as the consultant firm to help aid in the search for a new superintendent, pending contract negotiations and cost.

They also voted to establish a relationship with consulting firm BWP should they not come to terms with Exec Connect. The board is searching to replace Superintendent Susan Borden who resigned from her position with the district.

Germantown seeks staff

for fire department

Germantown - The Germantown Fire Department is seeking paid-on-call firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians.

To apply, contact the Germantown Fire Department at (262) 502-4701, download an application at, stop by Fire Station 2, W18752 Edison Drive, for an application, or attend drill nights at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Fire Station 2. The Fire Department is staffed by full-time and paid-on-call firefighters and EMTs, providing fire, emergency medical and hazardous materials services to the village.

State Senator holds listening

session in Sussex

Sussex - State Sen. Paul Farrow (R-Pewaukee) will be holding a series of districtwide listening sessions.

Farrow and members of his legislative staff will be on hand to listen to the questions, concerns and suggestions of area residents from 5 to 6:30 p.m. March 19 at the Sussex Village Hall, W23760 Main St.

For information, call Farrow's office at (800) 863-8883.

Falls board

approves yoga studio

Menomonee Falls - The Menomonee Falls Village Board approved the conditional use permit for Peace Yoga Studio to be located at W16800 Appleton Avenue.

Fire Department

accepting applications

Menomonee Falls - The Menomonee Falls Fire Department is currently accepting applications for volunteer firefighters and/or emergency medical technicians.

Applicants must have a current EMT license and or Firefighter 1 certification and be at least 18 years of age. Applicants do not need to live in Menomonee Falls. Those interested must pass both a written and physical agility test.

Applications may be obtained at the Menomonee Falls Fire Department Station 3, N7501 Lilly Road or at

For information contact Deputy Chief Don Umhoefer at (262) 532-8803.

Applications are accepted year round. To be included in the current class, applications must be received by April 1.

David J. Frank

Landscape wins awards

Germantown - David J. Farnk Landscape Contracting started the 2013 season with three new awards for excellence in design and maintenance.

The company has been recognized by the Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association for its work at homes in Franklin, Mequon and West Allis, earning a silver award for design, a bronze award for maintenance and a bronze award in the special projects category.

A silver award was presented to associate landscape architect Jeffrey Miller for a design that celebrates the art of gardening. In the residential landscape maintenance category, David J. Frank earned a bronze award for the ongoing care of a five-acre property in Mequon. Lastly, a bronze award was given to associate landscape architect Zach Lieven for the design and construction of a new type of pergola engineered to withstand Wisconsin weather extremes.

Villani Landshapers

of Falls receives award

Menomonee Falls - With the help of Mangold Creative, a Waukesha-based marketing and advertising agency, Villani Landshapers of Menomonee Falls, along with two other local businesses, have been awarded a MarCom Award for excellence in their branding and marketing.

Their work for Villani Landshapers received a Platinum MarCom, while the Sleep Wellness Institute of West Allis and Great Lakes Bio Systems of Sturtevant received gold awards in this year's competition.

Kohl's to fund field trips for Milwaukee schools

Menomonee Falls - Kohl's Department Stores recently launched the Kohl's Cares Field Trip Grant Program which will provide $750,000 in funding to eligible schools throughout the metro-Milwaukee area to help cover the cost of field trips during the 2013-2014 school year.

The donation comes from Kohl's philanthropic program, Kohl's Cares, which sells special merchandise, including plush toys and books, and donates 100 percent of the net profit to benefit children's health and education initiatives nationwide. The Kohl's Cares Field Trip Grant Program will allow schools to take advantage of engaging, educational opportunities outside the classroom without the extra cost. The grants will cover the additional expenses schools incur when arranging student field trips, including admission fees, transportation, substitute teacher fees and materials required for the experience.

Educators from eligible schools are invited to apply for a Kohl's Cares Field Trip Grant beginning March 1 through May 24. Eligible schools can apply for up to three grants valued up to $1,000 each and schools grades nine through 12 can apply for up to two grants valued up to $2,500 each to be used during the 2013-2014 academic year.

To apply, visit

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