Waukesha's Hebron House Overflow Shelter will open Saturday

Nov. 30, 2012 8:38 a.m. | While it’s a couple weeks past their original scheduled time, the Hebron House of Hospitality’s Overflow Shelter in Waukesha will open its doors on Saturday.

The shelter, located at the former Northview Shelter, 1721 Northview Road, was scheduled to open Nov. 15, but due to a lack of funds it pushed its target date back to Dec. 1.

Although Cathy Malkani, director of development for Hebron House of Hospitality, said $33,000 is needed for it to stay open for three months, the $28,000 that has been raised so far was enough for the interim.

She is confident that they will be able to make up that difference to keep it open through February.

And in order to stay open through April, the month the shelter usually closes, it needs to get to the $55,000 mark.

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Paulson won't seek re-election as a Waukesha alderman

Nov. 29, 2012 11:01 a.m. | While nine aldermen will look to retain their seats on the Common Council next April, Alderman Duane Paulson announced on Wednesday that he will not seek re-election.

Paulson represents the city's 15th District.

He said he is making his decision with “some regrets” but added “contributing to my decision is situations that require more of my time, and this in turn competes with time for city business. It has been an enjoyable experience to represent the citizens of the 15th (District).”

Paulson, who began serving on the Common Council in 2010, is also a supervisor on the Waukesha County Board. His term on the County board is up in 2014.

He cited his most successful decision as alderman was when he came out immediately and “forcefully” against the $136 garbage fee that was initially proposed by Mayor Jeff Scrima during last year’s budget process.

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Waukesha South student wins state park sticker contest

Nov. 28, 2012 1:47 p.m. | The winning 2013 Wisconsin State Parks admission sticker, with marshmallows being roasted over a campfire, was designed by Holly Jo Cegielski, a sophomore at Waukesha South High School.

The winning design will be printed on state park and forest annual vehicle admission stickers and will be displayed on more than 150,000 vehicles, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

Cegielski's design was chosen by the DNR during its annual contest for Wisconsin students.

The 2013 stickers will be available for purchase beginning Saturday.

The vehicle admission stickers provide access to more than 60 state park, forest and recreation area properties across Wisconsin. The stickers are required on all motor vehicles stopping in state parks and recreation areas. Some state forest and trail parking areas also require a sticker.

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Catholic Memorial girls soccer team sets state record

Nov. 28, 2012 8:13 a.m. | The varsity girls soccer team at Catholic Memorial High School in Waukesha has been recognized for academic excellence by The National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

CMH will receive the NSCAA/adidas Academic All-American Team Award for the 14th consecutive year. The award is given to teams that demonstrate “exemplary performance in the classroom.” 
The girls earned a 3.74 average G.P.A. during the 2011-2012 school year, one of the highest grade point averages of all schools in the country.  The NSCAA will recognize the team at the NSCAA national convention in Indianapolis, Ind. in January.
It is the only team in Wisconsin to have won 14 consecutive Academic All-American Team Awards.
The CMH girls’ soccer team has won 12 conference titles, 8 WISAA and WIAA state championships, and a NSCAA national championship.
 The girls on the soccer team also help handicapped children of Waukesha County through the TOPSoccer program which will begin its tenth year in January 2013.

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