News and Notes

Aug. 14, 2012

Menomonee Falls approves preliminary budget

Menomonee Falls - The School Board approved the 2012-13 preliminary budget Monday.

The balanced budget approved was $47.9 million. The preliminary budget includes a 0.4 percent decrease in the mil rate, from $11.47 per $1,000 of equalized value to $11.42 per $1,000 of equalized value.

The preliminary budget will be discussed during the annual meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 10.

Germantown residents help patients by giving blood

Germantown - Residents made a positive impact in the lives of patients in need of blood on Aug. 1, when more than 90 people turned out to make a blood donation during a drive at the Quilted Bear, N111 W18611 Mequon Road.

The blood donations made that day will go on to save or impact the lives of almost 300 people.

To maintain an adequate supply at the area hospitals BloodCenter of Wisconsin serves, at least 800 donors must be seen each day. Hospitals, including Froedtert Health - Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls, have come to rely on BloodCenter of Wisconsin for a steady supply of blood to treat their patients.

Another opportunity to donate blood will occur from 2 to 7 p.m. Sept. 17 in the community room at the Germantown Community Library, N112 W16957 Mequon Road.

Anyone 17 or older who is in good health and meets eligibility requirements is encouraged to donate blood. Parental consent is required for 16-year-olds to donate. The entire process takes about an hour. Donors should bring a photo ID that includes their birth date. For information, call (877) 232-4376 or visit

Free teen concert slated for Aug. 16 at Barley Pop

Germantown - Musician Hannah Mrozak will perform live from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at Barley Pop Pub and Restaurant, N116 W16137 Main St., in a free event for teens.

Mrozak also will perform from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at Bilda's Friess Lake Pub, 4493 Highway 167 in Hubertus. A portion of these proceeds will be donated to the Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse of Washington County. This event features a silent auction from 4 to 7:30 p.m.

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