Steil still pushing for answers in Wisconsin Veterans Home outbreak

U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil, who represents Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District. UNION GROVE ⏤ U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil isn’t satisfied with the answers he’s received concerning an August COVID-19 outbreak at the Wisconsin Veterans Home. U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil’s letter to state Department of Veteran Affairs Secretary Mary Kolar, dated Nov. 23. Image provided. On Monday, […]

Kenosha County Board approves police body cams, veterans memorial bonds

A Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department deputy stands monitoring commenters during a tense citizens’ comments portion of the County Board’s Thursday night special meeting. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA ⸺ Thursday night, 18 members of the County Board held a special meeting to pass bonds for police body cameras and improvements to a veterans […]

“Share the Warmth” Winter Clothing Drive

Chrissy’s K9 Castle is hosting their 3rd annual Veteran’s “Share the Warmth” winter clothing drive. The collected coats, hats scarves, gloves, or brand new socks will benefit the Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin. Throughout November, donation barrels will be at each entrance at Malicki’s Piggly Wiggly, 5201 Washington Ave. READ MORE: New law creates 988 suicide […]

Milwaukee VA Provides Telehealth, Telephone Care During Pandemic

While the Milwaukee Veterans Affairs Medical Center is only seeing patients for essential appointments at the hospital during the coronavirus pandemic, telephone and video appointments are still available. “We remain committed to providing our veterans with the world-class care they’ve earned and deserve,” said Dr. Dan Zomchek, medical center director. “We continue to urge all […]

Veterans Treatment Court Seeks Volunteers

The Veterans Treatment Court of the 2nd Judicial District is looking for volunteer mentors to help their fellow veterans who are completing the court program. Volunteer mentors use their time and energy to help veterans with peer support and assist with finding resources such as housing, employment, job training, education, transportation, VA benefits, discharge status, […]

State Veterans agency announces new grants for business training and technical assistance

The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Dan Zimmerman announced today $400,000 in grants to non-profit organizations that provide entrepreneurship training, or technical, business or other assistance to veteran entrepreneurs to improve employment outcomes. “We are proud to support veterans who are choosing to invest in themselves to create businesses right here in Wisconsin,” said […]

UW-Parkside students chosen to participate in program for female veterans

The Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University awarded University of Wisconsin-Parkside students Chesney Fix and Anjuli Holmes with a scholarship to attend the 2018 Focus Forward Fellowship hosted at Purdue, West Lafayette, Ind. The Focus Forward Fellowship helps female veteran students build skills, leadership, and a sense of community with their peers. Fix and Holmes […]