Nicole Kohnert and Joseph Wood of Brown Deer are the parents of Jayden James Wood, born Sept. 27, 2011, at Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls. He was 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and 19.5 inches long.
Milagro Hosseini and Glen Brown of Glendale are the parents of Milani Evelyn Brown, born Sept. 9, 2011, at Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls. She was 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and 18.5 inches long. She joins brothers Joshua, 5, and Noah, 1.
William and Lauren (Carpentier) Croke of Milwaukee are the parents of James Richard Francis Croke, born Oct. 6, 2011, at St. Francis Hospital in Milwaukee. He was 8 pounds, 11 ounces, and 21 inches long. Grandparents are Gail Thomas of Mequon and Teresa and Richard Carpentier of Huntington Beach, Calif.
The following graduates earned bachelor's degrees from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in August: from Brown Deer, Collin Byxbe, sociology, Caley Hatchell, exercise and sport science, and Molly Mattefs, Spanish; and from Thiensville, Daniel Knorr, exercise and sport science with highest honors.
Mary Gabe of Mequon has received a Johnson Scholarship to attend Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., where she started classes in September. The competitive scholarship is awarded on the basis of candidates' exceptional academic and personal promise.
Mark Hagen of Shorewood, corporate director of public policy at the Bethesda Institute, a division of Bethesda Lutheran Communities, joined other leaders from Lutheran health and human-service organizations for a briefing at the White House during a day-long summit in Washington, D.C., Oct. 28. Lutheran Services in America, which helped organize the event, invited more than 160 participants, representing nearly 30 states and 50 Lutheran organizations. The group met with White House administration officials, attended issue-specific sessions with policy-makers, and voiced concerns and recommendations about social services for people with disabilities.
Nancy Ware of Glendale won Best of Show with her "Jeweled Crazy Quilt," a hand-quilted original design featuring a peacock, at the North Shore Quilter's Guild show held in October at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts in Cedarburg. Ware's quilt, her first, and nine other top vote-getters will remain on display at the museum through Nov. 23. Other award winners from among the 100 entrants include Myra Van Uxem of Fox Point and Sonja Pavlik of Glendale.
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