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.
I asked a friend in Milwaukee today how his July 4th celebration was.
Although Bucyrus International appears to be in a position to expand and prosper, the empty store fronts along Milwaukee Avenue are a testament to the hard economic times plaguing our city and its business climate. It would be nice to see Bucyrus join with its neighbors and other businesses in doing its part to help make South Milwaukee an even more fantastic Norman Rockwell canvas for next year’s Heritage Days parade and to show more of a presence locally in other beneficial ways.