Golden Guernsey still owes workers $1.6 million year after closing

Jan. 05, 2014 11:52 a.m. | Golden Guernsey Dairy employees are still owed $1.6 million in pay and benefits, state officials say, a year after the milk bottling company closed suddenly and left more than 100 people out of work.

The Waukesha plant shut down Jan. 5, 2013, ending an 83-year legacy in the Milwaukee area and disrupting the lives of employees, including some who had worked there for nearly 40 years.

Some of the employees are owed more than $25,000, state records show, including vacation pay, a pension match and other compensation.

Not everyone has found jobs equal to what they had a year ago.

"I know of some people who are making half of what they made. It's been tough, especially if they have a family to support," said Barry Towe, who worked nearly 36 years at the plant.

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Roundy's will close early Monday due to cold

Jan. 04, 2014 9:40 a.m. | Roundy's Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications James J. Hyland issues a new release Friday afternoon announcing all Pick 'n Save, Copps and Metro Market stores will close at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6 "for the safety of our staff and customers," due to the extreme cold.

The stores will reopen at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Waukesha School District cancels classes on Monday due to frigid temperatures

Jan. 03, 2014 5:05 p.m. | In advance of the dangerously frigid temperatures, the Waukesha School District is closing its schools on Monday. 

The school district made the announcement late Friday afternoon. 

The forecast for Monday calls for the high temperature to be around 13 degrees below zero, according to the National Weather Service with wind chills expected to be as low as 30 to 45 below zero. 

In addition to the Waukesha School District, all Waukesha County public schools are closing on Monday.

Superintendents across Waukesha County held a conference call Friday afternoon where they determined schools would close on Monday.

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