News & Notes: May 14

May 13, 2013

Falls veteran honored

at Vietnam memorial

Menomonee Falls —Dennis Siverling enlisted in the Marines six days after his 17th birthday. He served seven years, one month and thirteen days until he was shot by a sniper while loading troops to be taken to a hostile zone in Operation Double Eagle, near Chu Lai, Vietnam. Siverling returned home and eventually perished from his wounds Jan. 18, 1976.

Until now, Siverling was not among the 58,282 names listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. But on May 12, the Wisconsinite was immortalized on the wall. His name, along with three others, will be engraved on the black granite walls of the memorial.

Siverling achieved the rank of sergeant in the Marines and attended Vietnamese Language School. He served two tours in Vietnam, the first with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 and then with Squadron 262. Upon returning from the war, Siverling became a lifetime member of the local VFW and was the first Vietnam veteran to join Tri-County Chapter 26 of the Disable American Veterans. Three of his brothers also served in the Vietnam War.

Carnegie Foundation

visits Falls schools

Menomonee Falls — A research team from the Carnegie Foundation visited the Menomonee Falls School District this week to do a case study on the district's continuous improvement model.

The foundation is doing a case study on the plan, do, study, act model and how it is applied in the classroom. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is a national independent policy and research center. A team visited the district in September to study the PDSA; however, is delving in further by visiting again this week.

Police memorial service

is set for May 26

Menomonee Falls — The Menomonee Falls Neighborhood Watch and the Menomonee Falls Police Department hosts a Law Enforcement Memorial at 2 p.m. May 26 at John S. Talyor, Jr. Park, W16530 Appleton Ave., in Menomonee Falls.

The year, National Police Week was May 12 through 18. The Menomonee Falls Police Department, in partnership with Neighborhood Watch, hosts annually a memorial service at the John Taylor Park. Not only is this annual service for fallen officers in Menomonee Falls, time is also taken to thank all the officers who currently work to keep all residents safe. The public is encouraged to come to the park to say thank you and support the officers.

Police Officer John S. Taylor, Jr. died in the line of duty Aug. 6, 1977, while serving with the MFPD. He was killed when a 17-year-old suspect broadsided his squad while being pursued by a Wisconsin State Trooper. To honor his service and memory, the park was named after him. Deputy Richard G. Parquette of the Bayfield County Sheriff's Office was a former MFPD officer. He was killed in the line of duty on Sept. 10, 1996, while serving as a deputy. He is also honored and remembered at the service.

For information, contact MFPD Officer Jim Kirchberger at (262) 532-8723.

Free skin cancer screens

offered at hospitals

Menomonee Falls —Froedtert Health Community Memorial Hospital and Froedtert Health St. Joseph's Hospital will host two free skin cancer screenings in May. Space is limited and by appointment only. Register by calling (414) 805-3666 or (800) 272-3666.

St. Joseph's Hospital will hold a screening from 6 to 8 p.m. May 15 at its Kraemer Cancer Center, 3200 Pleasant Valley Road in West Bend. Community Memorial Hospital will hold a screening from 6 to 8 p.m. May 22 at its Cancer Care Center, W180 N8085 Town Hall Road in Menomonee Falls.

The screenings are for individuals with no prior history of skin cancer who are not currently under the care of a dermatologist. Screenings will include the examination of skin lesions such as moles, birthmarks and scaly patches for signs of cancer or precancerous conditions.

Harley-Davidson in Falls

up for environment award

Menomonee Falls — Harley-Davidson Motor Company in Falls is one of 12 companies that have been nominated for the Business Friend of the Environment Awards honoring leadership in pollution prevention, environmental innovation and stewardship.

The 2013 Business Friend of the Environment Awards are presented by Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, the state's chamber of commerce and largest business association. Six awards based on company size will be presented to businesses for their commitment and improvements in the areas of pollution prevention, innovative technology and environmental stewardship.

Winners will be honored during the 24th Annual Environmental Policy and Awards Conference May 15 at the Country Springs Conference Center in Pewaukee, featuring an in-depth discussion of the leading environmental regulatory issues facing Wisconsin businesses.

Fire Department

accepting applications

Menomonee Falls — The Fire Department is accepting applications for Volunteer Firefighters and/or Emergency Medical Technicians. No experience is necessary. Applicants must be 18 years of age and must pass both a written and physical agility test(firefighters only).

Application packets may be picked up at the Menomonee Falls Fire Department, Station 3, located at W140 N7501 Lilly Road, Menomonee Falls, by email by contacting us at:, or on the Menomonee Falls website at:

For more information on the benefits and rewards of membership with the Menomonee Falls Fire Department contact us at (262) 532-8823.

Applications for the current recruitment class will accepted until 4:30 p.m. May 24. Applications received after that time will be put in future classes.

Tamarack Place holding

free health care seminar

Menomonee Falls — Tamarack Place, a senior living community, is sponsoring a free seminar called Understanding Our Evolving Healthcare System, from 2 to 4 p.m. June 4 at the Menomonee Falls Public Library, N8436 Pilgrim Road.

The seminar is presented by Debra Winterhack, a Seasons Hospice Care Consultant. She will talk about how changes in the health care system impact hospitalization, long-term care choices, and individual health care choices.

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