News & Notes: Jan. 7

Jan. 7, 2014

Student is alternate

in Senate Youth Program

Greendale — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has chosen a senior from Greendale High School as an alternate representative for the United States Senate Youth Program in Washington, D.C.

Joshua Bartelme is just one of 77 applicants for the program in March after a rigorous process that required two essays and a phone interview. If one of the chosen delegates is unable to attend, Bartelme will fill the vacancy.

The USSYP is designed for students interested in the American political system and pursuing careers in public service.

Bartelme is a member of the Greendale's Chapter of the National Honor Society as well as a student member of the Greendale School Board. He participates in multiple co-curricular activities, including the Model United Nations, the Greendale Superintendent's Advisory Group and the high school's MacPac.

The Rock partners

with Wheaton Franciscan

Franklin — On Jan. 3, the Rock Sports Complex announced its partnership with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-Franklin hospital and the Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital to promote safety and provide health tips.

Due to their close proximity to the sports complex, Wheaton Franciscan and MOSH can offer convenient service for Rock athletes seeking medical care.

The Rock and MOSH will begin hosting Tuesday injury clinics, which began on Jan. 7. To promote "My MOSH Mondays," The Rock will post weekly health tips on its Facebook Page. Both Wheaton Franciscan and MOSH will provide free injury assessments every Tuesday at The Rock Lodge from 6 to 8 p.m.

Franklin Public Library extends Friday hours

Franklin — The Franklin Public Library is now open until 6 p.m. on Fridays. All hours of operation will remain the same.

Walmart fundraiser benefits Feeding America

Franklin — Walmart, Johnsonville, Coca-Cola and Bimbo Bakery are joining forces to raise money for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, the state's largest food bank.

Chefs from Johnsonville will be grilling brats at Walmart Super Center, located at 6701 S. 27th Street, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Funds from the "Defeat Hunger Bowl" go directly to the food bank, which distributes more than 18 million pounds of food each year to a 1,000 programs in 36 counties.

For $2, participants can purchase a brat and a can of Coca-Cola; each purchase provides the food bank the funds to serve 10 meals to people in need.

Walmart stores in Wisconsin are also accepting nonperishable food items for donation throughout the month of January for their "Defeat Hunger Bowl" campaign to benefit Feeding America. For more information about the campaign, visit

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