Program honors veterans

BY ANANYA MURALI– Sunday, May 29 marks Shorewood’s 17th annual Memorial Day program at Atwater Park. The event typically consists of various student performances, from readings to music by students from the district’s band, orchestra and choir programs. Each year there is also a keynote speaker, either a retired military officer or veteran. The 2016 speaker was Saul Newton, who served a tour of duty in Afghanistan and is the founder and executive director of the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce. Jan Zehren, SIS teacher, first got involved with the celebration in 2007, and currently coordinates this event each year … Continue reading Program honors veterans

Reduce, reuse, recycle, SHS

BY RIPPLES — As a planet, we are currently suffering from many environmental crises, which are almost entirely byproducts of human emissions. Issues like global warming, species extinction, oil spills or the many oceanic garbage patches are all caused by a severe excess of human waste. In Shorewood, this issue of human waste has been addressed head-on at Atwater School. When it comes to recycling, SHS needs to reduce waste and reuse ideas from Atwater’s new waste reduction program in ways that are applicable to the different setting we find ourselves in. In many aspects, SHS is a much different … Continue reading Reduce, reuse, recycle, SHS

Ghost Train to accentuate Oak Leaf bike trail

BY CELESTE CARROLL — The Village of Shorewood may soon see a community art installation reminiscent of Shorewood’s history regarding the railroad system. Shorewood’s Public Art Committee, who developed the plan for this installation as well as for the installation of Jaume Plensa’s Spillover II sculpture in Atwater Park, calls it The Ghost Train. It will be a public interactive art project on the Oak Leaf Trail bridge in Shorewood, over Capitol Drive. If approved by the village board in mid April, the committee hopes to install the work — which will reflect the history of Shorewood and the village’s … Continue reading Ghost Train to accentuate Oak Leaf bike trail

After 120 years, funeral home remains influential

BY ANANYA MURALI — Feerick celebrates anniversary of their local buisness this year Feerick Funeral Home, a local funeral business, celebrates its 120th anniversary this year. “We’re family-owned, family-run,” said Kyle Feerick, funeral director. “It’s wonderful to be able to … Continue reading After 120 years, funeral home remains influential

Election results: Presidential preference primary and 2016 spring elections

Wisconsin voters headed to the polls Tuesday, April 5 to vote in the presidential preference primary, supreme court race, circuit court judicial elections and an assortment of others. Shorewood residents also had the chance to cast their votes for village board and school board. Here are the results, with winners underlined: Shorewood village board (two seats): Tammy Bockhorst (incumbent) (34%), Allison Rozek (37%), Dillon Grimes (29%) Shorewood school board (two seats): , Hilary DeBlois (29%), Joanne Lipo Zovic (incumbent) (37%), Nate Cade (27%) Democratic presidential preference primary: Bernie Sanders (57%), Hillary Clinton (43%) Republican presidential preference primary: Ted Cruz (48%), Donald Trump (35%), John Kasich (14%) Wisconsin supreme court: Rebecca Bradley (52%), JoAnne Kloppenburg (48%) … Continue reading Election results: Presidential preference primary and 2016 spring elections