Tosa resident plans write-in campaign for District 6 seat

Local resident Craig Wentzel said he plans to run a write-in campaign to win the District 6 aldermanic seat in Wauwatosa. The seat will be vacated by Alderman Jeff Roznowski, who is stepping down.

Wentzel, 64, said he plans to start knocking on doors informing residents of his candidacy once the cold temperatures ease up. Wentzel said he was born here and graduated from Wauwatosa West High School in 1969. After spending some time away from Wauwatosa, he returned to the city so his daughter could attend the public schools.

Wentzel is retired from a career in the manufacturing field, where he most recently worked as a plant operations manager.

The seat is currently held by Alderman Jeff Roznowski who announced he would not seek-reelection this spring.

Whichever write-in candidate receives the highest number of votes on April 5 will win the vote. If there are no write-in candidates, the common council will appoint an alderperson.

Wisconsin voters reminded to provide photo IDs during upcoming election

Wisconsin electors are reminded to provide photo IDs when they cast their votes during the upcoming round of elections.

There is not a separate 'Voter ID' card, according to the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board. There are many forms of acceptable photo IDs that many Wisconsin residents already have.

Anyone with a valid Wisconsin driver's license or Wisconsin state ID card may use them as their photo IDs this spring.

The following are acceptable photo IDs:

·Wisconsin driver's license, even if driving privileges are revoked or suspended

·Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card

·Military ID card issued by the U.S. Uniformed Services

·U.S. passport book or card

·Certificate of naturalization that was issued not earlier than two years before the date of the election

·Identification card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin

·Driver license receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days from date issued)

·Photo identification card issued by a Wisconsin accredited university or college, or technical college

Dates for annual Fine Furnishings Show released

Dates for the 2016 Fine Furnishings Show in Wauwatosa have been released.

The 11th Annual Midwest Fine Furnishings Show, which showcases American made, handcrafted furniture and accessories, will be held Sept. 16 — 18 at Hart Park's Muellner Building.

'Last year was a huge success for exhibitor business development connections,' said show owner Karla Little. 'It was thrilling to hear about sales at the shows, additional sales after the events and all the connections that were made for future sales and orders.'

The shows offer attendees the opportunity to buy, order, or commission handcrafted furniture, accessories, fine art, and craft in a variety of styles from a wide range of exhibitors.

Kradwell School welcomes new assistant principal

Kradwell School welcomed its new assistant principal on Jan. 4, according to a news release.

The school's new assistant principal Brett Helmer has 15 years of teaching experience, and most recently worked for the Wauwatosa School District as an alternative education instructor at the Juvenile Detention Center.

Kradwell School, located at 1220 Dewey Ave., is a private school which offers a specialized, nontraditional program for students in fifth through twelfth grade.

Wauwatosa's Center Street Park ice rink to open for season

The ice rink at Center Street Park in Wauwatosa will be back this winter along with a new, second rink for younger children.

The official opening will offer free skate lending and family activities around the fire pit from noon to 6 p.m. Jan. 16 and 17.

Skating at Center Street Park, located on the Milwaukee-Wauwatosa border at 6420 W. Clarke St., is made possible by the Friends of Center Street Park in partnership with WaterStone Bank, Milwaukee County Parks, Pettit National Ice Center and volunteers, including the Center Street Hosers, according to a news release.

On weekends throughout the season, volunteers in the warming house will lend donated skates and will sell hot beverages and light snacks. Hours of free skate lending and concessions operations are subject to volunteer ability between noon and 6 p.m.

Rink hours will be from sunrise to 9 p.m. Monday to Sunday. Warming hours will be Monday to Friday from 3 to 9 p.m. and noon to 9 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

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