Growing Locally: New Locations for South Shore Family Chiropractic, South Milwaukee Family Dental Opening Soon

Exciting news from Dr. Steven and Dr. Shinners … thanks for investing to grow in South Milwaukee!

A South Milwaukee institution for over 33 years will be undergoing their biggest move yet – literally. South Shore Family Chiropractic has built an office building on College Avenue and will be moving into the new location on March 5th, fulfilling a long-time dream of owner and chiropractor, Dr. Steven  Scheuing.

The clinic, originally called Potisk Chiropractic after its founder, Dr. Tom Potisk, started on Milwaukee Avenue in 1984. It quickly outgrew its store front location and moved to its present site at 1333 College Avenue in 1988. Steven Scheuing purchased the practice in December of 2009, when Dr. Potisk retired from day-to-day operations.

As the clinic has continued to grow and add staff and providers, it became clear to Dr. Scheuing that they would eventually need a new space to care for their patients. Building from scratch meant the ability to add new technologies and custom touches to the new clinic.

“We’ll have a little over 4,000 square feet in our new location,” reports Scheuing. “Larger patient care areas, more space for retail, massage, and diagnostics with the goal of improving patient experiences.”

The new office will be located at 1113 College Avenue, across from the Walgreens. The building will also contain the new offices of Dr. Michael Shinners and South Milwaukee Family Dental. Shinners, another long time provider in the south shore, has relocated his practice from the South Milwaukee Professional Building.

 

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March 10: Go Hollywood at Restore the Lagoon Fundraiser!

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February 22, 2018 · 12:00 pm

SMPAC Soirée: A Party for a Purpose Set for Saturday, March 24

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This is a terrific event for a great cause I hope to see you there!

More details here. From the press release

The South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center (SMPAC) announces its 11th annual fundraiser, Soirée: A Party for a Purpose, on Saturday, March 24 at 7 pm.  The South Milwaukee Performing Arts Council is hosting the event, which is sponsored by Classic Cargo International. “The word Soirée literally means a party for a purpose,” says Cyndi Kieck, president of the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Council.  “Our purpose is to bring people together in celebration of the arts and raise the funds necessary to provide programming that makes a positive impact in education, recreation and the vibrancy of our community.”

The Soirée will feature live musical entertainment from Tom Sorce Group with special guests Janet Planet and Warren Wiegratz, live and silent auctions featuring Wisconsin trip packages, Milwaukee-area arts and entertainment destinations, artwork, a wine pull, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. This year’s venue is the South Milwaukee Knights of Columbus located at 732 Badger Avenue in South Milwaukee. Festivities will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $75/pair and $40 for a single and may be purchased at www.southmilwaukeepac.org or at the door. Reservations are recommended. All proceeds support South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center’s mission of providing affordable creative, innovative and diverse performing arts and lifelong learning opportunities to people of all ages.

Last year, funds raised by Soiree attendees helped more than 1,000 students participate in residencies, workshops or our growing Summer Youth Theatre Program. Funds also helped support the rental of wireless microphones for our high school In the Heights musical cast.

“Performing arts have the power to educate, inspire, lift spirits and even change lives. We see these things happening for people of all ages at SMPAC, and it’s why the performing arts play a vital role in the community.” says Rachel Sorce, SMPAC’s Executive Director.  Most not-for-profit arts organizations like South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center rely on charitable contributions for a substantial portion of their programming or operations.

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Primary Results: Davies Wins County Board Primary; Field Narrowed to Four for 1st District Alderperson

Headlines from Tuesday’s primary election …

  • The South Shore will have a new Milwaukee County Board supervisor, as South Milwaukee resident James Davies scored a big victory in the three-man race, followed by challenger Steven Shea and incumbent David Sartori. Davies tallied 45 percent of the vote in District 8 to 29 percent for Shea and 26 percent for Sartori. In South Milwaukee, Davies had 45 percent to 21 percent each for Shea and Sartori.
  • In the First District aldermanic race, challenger Brett Breisemeister scored 419 votes, or 27.8 percent, to 304 votes for incumbent Craig Maass. Incumbent Frank Van Dusen had 119 votes, and challenger James Leavens had 110. Frank Mill Pond Gratke and Andrew Buckner do not advance to the April 3 general election.
  • In the Supreme Court race, Michael Screnock tallied 46.1 percent of the vote in South Milwaukee to 38.6 percent for Rebecca Dallet to 13.8 percent for Tim Burns. The result was similar statewide.

Turnout was high in South Milwaukee, with 23.9 of registered voters heading to the polls. Turnout was nearly 30 percent in the First District.

Check out full local results here.

Congratulations to all of those advancing to the April 3 general election!

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South Milwaukee’s Own: Welcome to the NBA, Trey McKinney-Jones

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Some really good news today via ESPN NBA writer Adrian Wojnarowski …

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It sounds like he is South Milwaukee’s first NBA player since Kurt Nimphuis played eight seasons in the pros after leading the Rockets to the 1976 state title and earning All-American honors at Arizona State.

And they play the Bucks in Milwaukee on March 2!

From the NOW article on this …

It will be McKinney-Jones’ first taste of NBA action. 

McKinney-Jones went undrafted in 2013 out of Miami and has played in 26 games for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the G-League this year, averaging 11.4 points, 2.8 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game. 

He spent some time with the Milwaukee Bucks for training camp in September 2013 but was waived after appearing in two preseason games. 

Even as a first-team All Conference pick in the Southeast Conference, where he led the Rockets to a co-championship in the SEC North Division, McKinney-Jones did not receive any All-State accolades.

He was one of five senior starters on the Rockets, including fellow Division I recruit Andy Smith. He did, however, start immediately at UM-KC.

His athleticism was never in doubt. The 6-4 McKinney-Jones also won two state titles in the triple jump and holds school records in the triple jump and long jump. His uncle, Mark Jones, played for the Orlando Magic in the NBA, and his aunt, Esther Jones, was a national-champion track and field star at Louisiana State University in 1990 in the 100 and 200 meters and won an Olympic gold in 1992 as a member of the 4×100-meter relay. 

McKinney-Jones has played professionally in Hungary, Israel and France in addition to his time in the G-League.

Congratulations, Trey!

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It’s Election Day: Vote!

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Today is primary election day, and I ask everyone to get to the polls, do their duty as citizens and vote.

  • Here is a sample ballot for the spring primary for those in District 1, where there are six aldermanic candidates running for four spots on the April 3 ballot, in addition to a contested race for Milwaukee County Board and State Supreme Court.
  • Here is a sample ballot for Districts 2-4, where the only contested races are for County Board and Supreme Court.

And and here are additional voting details …

  • Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • First District voters vote at Divine Mercy School, 695 College Ave.
  • Second District voters vote at Lakeview School, 711 Marion Ave.
  • Third District voters vote at City Hall, 2424 15th Ave.
  • Fourth District voters vote at Rawson Elementary, 1410 Rawson Ave.
  • Not sure what district you live in? Here is a map.

Check out more details on the city’s elections web page … and look for more information on local results from South Milwaukee Blog later tonight or Wednesday morning.

And while you’re out, please thank a pollworker. These dedicated citizens bring democracy to life through their too-often thankless work.

See you at the polls!

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Headlines!

Check out these South Shore headlines …

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