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Reminder: Community Dinner This Thursday (and Every Third Thursday)


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April 16, 2018 · 12:00 pm

Our Present, and Future: Celebrating Three Successful Small Businesses

Friday was a great day in South Milwaukee. And there are more Fridays to come.

  • First, there was the ribbon cutting for South Shore Family Chiropractic and South Milwaukee Family Dental, two small business owners who chose to invest and grow in South Milwaukee, transforming a high-profile site into a development we can all be proud of.
  • Then, there was the celebration of the Jewelers of America CASE Award with Chris and his team at South Milwaukee’s C3 Designs. What an amazing honor for this truly special local business. You can have the mall jewelers — I’ll take this award-winning independent star.

Check out pictures below … and see for yourself in person.

And we’re just getting started with the ribbon cuttings and groundbreakings!


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South Milwaukee Police: Suspect in Custody After Stabbing


From the South Milwaukee Police Department …

On April 15, 2018, at approximately 7:08pm, SMPD responded to a report of a stabbing at an apartment complex in the 2800 block of South Chicago Avenue. 

The victim is a 65 year old South Milwaukee resident.  He was injured and was transported to Froedtert Hospital for treatment.  His condition is unknown at this time.

A 28 year old Mt Pleasant man was arrested at the scene and subsequently transported to the Milwaukee County Jail to await a charging conference.

The suspect and victim are known to each other and the South Milwaukee Police Department is investigating the circumstances that led to the stabbing incident.  There is no threat to the public and no other suspects are being sought as a result of this incident.

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Earth Day 2018: Cleaning up South Milwaukee, Together

Earth Day flyer

Check out a PDF of the flyer here. From the Facebook event

Come do your part to help keep South Milwaukee beautiful!

Community wide clean up from 9:00 a.m. to Noon, with a lunch to follow for all volunteers at the Grobschmidt Senior Center. Sign up and pick up supplies at the following locations: South Milwaukee City Hall, 2424 15th Avenue, 16th and Rawson Avenues, Oak Creek Parkway and North Chicago, and at the South Milwaukee Fire Department.

Shredding from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. To be held in the City Hall Parking Lot located at 2424 15th Avenue. Sponsored by the South Milwaukee Lions Club.

Electronics Recycling from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Sponsored by CASTRO Recycling. Any electronic item with a plug! (EXCEPT TV’s or old CRT monitors. These will NOT be accepted at City Hall.) TV’s and CRT Monitors can be disposed of at the Self Deposit Station, 1106 Blake Ave. ($3 Daily fee will be waived only on April 28 for TV drop-off) but a $ 5 disposal fees does apply for EACH CRT monitor or television along with a onetime donation of (5) cans of non-perishable foods for South Milwaukee Human Concerns, Inc. Proceeds from Electronics recycling will be used to purchase trees.

Take Back Day Prescription from 9:00 a.m. to Noon at the Grobschmidt Senior Center parking lot. Noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Police Department, entrance Door #3. Controlled and non-controlled over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches, non-aerosol sprays, inhalers, creams, vials and pet medications will be accepted. People are asked to remove the medication from its container and dispose of it directly into a disposal box or into a clear sealable plastic bag. Sponsored by the South Milwaukee
Police Department.

Sharps (needles, syringes) Container Collection for disposal – The Health Department
will be collecting filled sharps containers for disposal. The usual fee is waived. Sharps will need to be in an approved sharps container or covered heavy duty container, such as a Tide laundry bottle. Sponsored by The South Milwaukee Health Department.

Eyeglass Recycling (used) Donate glasses and change someone’s life. Sponsored by the South Milwaukee Lions Club.

American Flag Collection – Retire our flag with the respect that it is due. The first 30 who bring a retired flag will receive a new replacement flag free. Sponsored by CSL Plasma.

Printer Cartridges and Cell Phones – Donate Your Empty Ink Jet & Laser Printer Cartridges and Used Cell Phones.

Free flower seeds bookmarks. Sponsored by Educators Credit Union.

Cans for Human Concerns – Bring your crushed or uncrushed cans so that we can recycle them with all proceeds going to South Milwaukee Human Concerns. We will recycle the cans for you – just drive thru and we do the rest. Together we help the needy. Sponsored by the South Milwaukee Lions.

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May 20: The Food Trucks Are Back!


The Rotary Club of Mitchell Field is bringing back Food Truck Sunday, a celebration of some great local food, community and downtown.

Mark your calendars now, and stop by from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, at the farmers’ market site, 11th and Milwaukee Avenues.

Up to 15 trucks are expected, as well as live music from Crossing, a local rock cover band. At this time expected to join the event are Streetza Pizza, JJs Wood Grill, Denson’s Catering, Little Havana Express, Oano’s Empanades, Firewise BBQ, The Rolling Cones, La Guacamaya, JJs Wood Grill, The Frying Dutchhmen, Timber’s BBQ, Cupcake-a-Rhee and Brody’s Italian ice

All proceeds benefit the Rotary Club of Mitchell Field and its mission to provide service to others and promote peace and goodwill. Some of its local projects include grants to local nonprofits, scholarships for college-bound seniors, Thanksgiving baskets for families and seniors in need, and a prom for senior citizens.

More details on the Facebook event page here.

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Preserving the Past: Old Bucyrus Employee Photos Available

Work continues to raise money for the South Milwaukee Industrial Museum, a celebration of Bucyrus’ rich tradition and strong legacy in South Milwaukee.

Learn more here. Please consider a donation to this important project!

As part of their work in preserving artifacts from the Bucyrus collection, the museum organizers have come across hundreds of employee photos from the 1960s-1980s, and are offering them to family members.

From Bob Jelinek, who is leading museum effort …

The South Milwaukee Industrial Museum LLC  (SMIM) has obtained roughly 400 employee portrait type photographs taken by the company photographer during the late 1960’s through the early 1980’s. (Samples in this post.)

It’s not a complete collection of employee photos, only small part of the archives that Caterpillar moved to Peoria, IL.  We requested that they be returned to SMIM as part of the Bucyrus Heritage archives. We’ve scanned them for our files, and would now like to provide the original negatives and photos to the employees, or any of their family members who may want them, on a first come- first served basis.

The photos were used mainly for Scoop Magazine.  Articles that the photos appeared in include the Quarter Century Club and Forty Year Club recognitions, job promotion announcements, and human interest articles. We even have a few passport or ID type photos.  Each folder has one or more negative and a proof shot or two.  All photos and negatives are in black and white.

Maybe it’s you, or Mom or Dad, Aunt, Grandfather, or other family member that worked at Bucyrus during those years.  To find out if a portrait folder is available, just mail a note or send an email to SMIM at BEMuseum@SMIMLLC.org  with the full name of the employee. We’ll let you know if there is a match, and if there is, we’ll ask that you fill out a short request/release form for us. We’ll then provide you with the original folder and its contents, all for free!

We’re still working diligently toward re-opening the former Bucyrus Heritage Museum to display more than 135 years’ worth of company and local history.  Stop by the South Milwaukee City Hall to see one of our traveling displays though April 30th.

We’re always looking for donations of company artifacts to add to the collection, and for our fundraising efforts through our GoFundMe at https://www.gofundme.com/moving-the-sm-industrial-museum.

Direct donations can also be mailed to South Milwaukee Industrial Museum, PO Box 84, So. Milw., WI 53172-0084

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