MILWAUKEE - A semi filled with $70,000 worth of cheese was stolen from a warehouse in Germantown. The police shared a photo of the truck online and received a call when someone spotted it in Milwaukee. By the time police arrived, all the cheese was gone, with no sign of any suspects.
KENOSHA - Lincoln Middle School in Kenosha was on lockdown for part of Monday, January 25, after parents and others heard of threats via social media aimed at Lincoln school students. Turns out they were aimed at Lincoln High School in Florida. Better to be safe than sorry! If it is your own children who are at risk, you can never be too safe!
WAUKEGAN - I'm not really fond of PETA, an animal rights group which has protested the killing of bugs, wild mice, rats and other questionable critters. I admit I laughed when I first saw a mock PETA bumper sticker, "People Eating Tasty Animals". But in January, PETA offered $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person who hung a cat from a tree branch in December. It's one thing if you're talking about saving some bugs or wild rats, but animal cruelty is wrong. I hope the police find this sick individual and put him in jail! And I have to say, "Thank you, PETA."
GREEN BAY - It looks like Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers is a lock for MVP for the 2015 regular season, but there could be a strong case made for Aaron Rodgers, who single-handedly almost led the Packers to the NFC Championship game and a possible Super Bowl appearance. But he wouldn't get the votes, having already won MVP last year. With a few wise picks/trades, the Pack could go far next year. And for Coach of the Year? No doubt it will go to former Chicago player Ron Rivera, who has taken Carolina to new heights. The Panthers look like they will cruise to a Super Bowl win unless somehow Peyton can pull out some magic.
ZION - Two young Zion women (Amanda Hutchison, 27, and Jameka Leonard, 29) and their families have gone through so much in the past few months. Amanda was diagnosed with small cell ovarian cancer late last year, and Jameka was diagnosed with a type of brain cancer in 2009. Jameka, who has been fighting this cancer for years, was placed in hospice care in January. She currently has a gofundme page: (gofundme.com/teammeka) and any help that you can give would really be appreciated! Amanda also has a gofundme page: (gofundme.com/8cep5zgs)
for all who wish to help. A special fundraiser for Amanda is scheduled to be held on February 6 at Market Square Hotel (see page 11 of our February 2016 issue for details).