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Family lured Jerrianne and her husband to South Milwaukee in 2002 from Southern California where she worked as, first, a journalist, then, as a court information officer. She now stays busy with media-relations consulting, playing with her three grandchildren (part of the lure), writing, discovering her new environs, and hoping her garden will produce before the first fall frost.

New Janet Halfmann Book Out -- 1, 2. 3!

Janet Halfmann, children's books, Eggs 1, 2, 3

South Milwaukee children's book author Janet Halfmann has done it again. She has a new book coming out. Eggs 1, 2, 3: Who Will The Babies Be? is available on at

It seems like Janet has a new book being published about every other week. I have a number of them and can attest that they are not only adorable and children's favorites, their full of fun-to-learn information.

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Cudahy writer gets published

Jill Giencke, Kate Fellowes, Women's World, Thunder in the Night

Cudahy writer Jill Giencke, who writes under the pen name of Kate Fellowes has a short story in this week's (April 23) issue of Women's World.  "The Housewarming" is a heartwarming little romance that appears on page 42. The magazine can be found in grocery store checkout aisles. Check it out!

"The Housewarming" isn't  the first story Jill has had published in Woman's World. This veteran writer's fifth novel, Thunder in the Night" is coming out in June. More about that as the publication date nears.

Wal-Mart Investigation

Wal-Mart, corruption, coverup

I have such a low opinon of WalMart as a corporation that this news wasn't the least bit surprising, and  I probably wouldn't have paid much more attention to it except to think, "Figures," but for the WalMart that's been approved for South Milwaukee.

Wal-Mart Covered Up Widespread Corruption

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Improvised Bard

SMPAC, Shakespeare

Well, that was fun!

I didn't know quite what to expect from last Friday's SM PAC performance, "The Improvised Shakespeare Company," but it turned out to be funny enough for numerious belly laughs.

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Loss of a Neighbor

Sandy Paprock, Jerry, Divine Mercy

Sandy Paprocki was pretty much an indoor girl. She loved to read, which she did inside, not sitting out in the sun -- or even in the shade. She left yard work and tending to flowers in the borders around the house up to husband, Jerry. Camping, fishing, going to the beach, spending time at the lakefront wasn't her schtick. That made the news of her diagnosis a few years ago of melanoma surprising, to say the least.

The visible manifestation was a mole, which isn't uncommon with melanoma. 

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