Category Archives: Community

South Milwaukee Leos Offer Free Community Movie Night: “Hop”

Leos movie night Mark your calendars for April 17!

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Honoring A South Milwaukee Hero

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“I’m just a caretaker, a soldier doing his job.”

Those are the humble words of a real hero, South Milwaukee resident Gary Wetzel. Gary, a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the Vietnam War, was named Milwaukee County Veteran of the Year today and had a street sign and monument dedicated in his honor. I was honored to be a small part of the ceremony — and am incredibly thankful for his sacrifice and the sacrifice of all our veterans. We should all be thankful for their service, not just today but every day.

Thanks for calling South Milwaukee home, Gary


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Saturday’s SMPAC Performance Cancelled

More information from the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center … might I suggest using the tickets for the Kitzke performance or the gala event? Both very good options.

The Sunday, March 29 performance of In Thinking of America: Songs of the Civil War has been CANCELLED due to medical reasons.

South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center recently learned about a medical condition that prevents the artist, Robert Trentham, from travelling or performing at this time. We send Mr. Trentham our best wishes for a complete and quick recovery.

We are unable to reschedule the performance, so current ticket holders will be contacted by our box office to receive a refund or exchange their tickets for the April 10th performance by Jerome Kitzke, Music in Poetry, Poetry in Music, or the May 1st 2014‐15 Performing Arts Series finale, 10th Anniversary Gala featuring Tomas Kubinek.

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South Milwaukee: Here Is Our “Around The Corner” Episode

john_new_logoThe South Milwaukee episode of “Around the Corner with John McGivern” aired tonight. You can see it here.

Check it out … and share it with your friends!

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An “Around The Corner” Night To Remember

McGivern and Lois ATC stars Carlos and RossyWhat a night!

Thanks to everyone who made Monday night’s “Around the Corner with John McGivern” premiere at the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center a big success!

A special shoutout goes to all the volunteers who stepped up, especially Joan Lindstrom and Bryan Lorentzen, who led in planning and executing this complex event. The hard work was worth it.

I also say thanks to Jay Benkowski and Benkowski Properties, our event sponsors. We could not have done this without his support.

If you were there, I hope you had a great time. If you weren’t (or if you want to see the episode again), tune in at 7 p.m. this Thursday on Milwaukee Public Television. The episode turned out great — I think it really captured the spirit of South Milwaukee, what makes our city uniquely our city.

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South Milwaukee Gas Station Sells Lottery Ticket Worth $159,000

Update: The winner is Damir Zoric.

Wonder who it is …

All I know is it wasn’t me or my wife, even though the ticket was sold just two blocks from my house.

Here is the press release. TMJ4 also broadcast from the BP station the other day.

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Cudahy Schools Interested In South Shore Y?

Update: The Business Journal has a few more details.

That’s according to Fox 6. From the report …

The plan was discussed at a school board meeting Monday, January 26th.

“While we are very excited about the potential for a new community center, we have to carry out due diligence to develop a plan and timeline and consider all possibilities. There is a lot of work that will need to be done prior to the end of February when the board will make a formal decision to move forward or not. First and foremost, we need to determine if the building is still available. We then need to explore all financial implications — both today and in the foreseeable future,” School District of Cudahy Superintendent Dr. Jim Heiden said.

I hope something comes of this. Either way, Saturday is shaping up to be a sad day for the South Shore.



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