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Shorewood Patch Week in Review

In case you missed it, here are some of last week's headlines.

Jan Zehren said when she received a call last year, informing her she would be a guardian on a September flight celebrating military veterans, she knew it was meant to be. This one was for her father.

Shorewood Police Chief David Banaszynski said he hopes state lawmakers make gun training a requirement as debate starts over three proposed laws that would allow residents to carry concealed weapons in Wisconsin. “I just hope there is some common sense put into it,” Banaszynski said. “The education part and training part is so crucial.”

and , Shorewood Supt. Blane McCann said Tuesday he would no longer eliminate music directorships, drop a suggestion to install district-wide Wi-Fi and reduce proposed administrative position additions in the 2011-12 budget.

Bayside has been very vocal about recycling efforts, but in 2010, Fox Point was the clear winner in the recycling race between the North Shore communities. Based on population size and the amount of tons recycled, Fox Point collected 293 pounds per resident. This is only accounting for traditional recyclables like glass, plastics and aluminum. The North Shore communities rank as follows:

Most young boys hit up the local hardware store or their father’s toolshed when looking for materials for a fort. But one Shorewood boy got creative Friday, while in search of something he could use to prop-up poles for his fort. He dug out some fresh blacktop that Department of Public Works staff used to fill in some potholes in the 4400 block of North Marlborough Drive.

A downsized version of Shorewood’s proposed sewer plan was revisited Monday, including a look at what the comprehensive project will cost residents with new  numbers. Village Manager Chris Swartz presented the new plan, aimed at addressing problematic sewers that couldn’t handle severe rainfall last July, But on Monday, he released revised numbers that shave more than $18 million from the cost of the original plan.

A 18-year-old senior was arrested Wednesday after police found a small amount of marijuana, narcotics and and a stolen football helmet in his car while it was parked on school grounds, 1701 E. Capitol Dr.

Nearly four year ago, when Trustee Dawn Anderson was appointed to the Village Board, she said she hoped to represent the voice of the average Shorewood resident. Now, she says she is proud of her time on the board, after deciding not to run for another term, to focus on her work and spend more time with her husband, Roy Anderson.

The number of family households in the village of Shorewood dropped under 50 percent according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

A grim picture was painted Thursday night as more than 100 people packed for a forum on the effects of Gov. Scott Walker's state budget on women, children and families. A group of panelists led by state Rep. Sandy Pasch (D-Whitefish Bay) and moderated by former Democratic Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton, one by one picked apart the proposed 2011-13 budget bill, describing it as a devastating measure for women and their families.

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