Category Archives: Best of Franklin

This Forward Thinking is Why Steve Olson Has Been Elected Mayor

Before the mud slinging of his opponent, before the rhetoric from his opponent, came this email to Franklin’s Mayor Tom Taylor and the  Common Council from then former Alderman Steve Olson and soon to be Mayor Steve Olson.
Mayor Steve Olson has … Continue reading

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Carmen Maderich – Franklin’s Administrative Clerk Passes

I am trying not to become the obituary blog of Franklin but if you have been to Franklin’s City Hall and visited the City Clerks office you have most likely met Carmen Maderich, our Administrative Clerk. I have talked to her … Continue reading

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Fred V. Keller – Voice of The Franklin Independent Journal Passes Away

I received sad email from my friend Janet Evans on Wednesday evening to let me know that our mutual friend Fred Keller had passed away after a 10 year battle with cancer. We had known it was inevitable but we didn’t … Continue reading

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More Last Minute Rhetoric from Greg Kowalski. All Talk with NO ANSWERS!

In his last hours campaign push for 1st District Alderman, Greg Kowalski is making some statements he has no idea of how to fulfil nor does he have the power to fulfil “IF” he was elected to the Common Council. I … Continue reading

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Finally Franklin Recognized for “A Touch of Class” – Photographer Gianni Bozzachi

Best know as Elizabeth Taylor’s personal photographer, Gianni Bozzachi made his residence in Franklin, WI after marrying his second wife Kelly. He and Kelly had a child but later she passed away from cancer as his first wife did. Lucky … Continue reading

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Franklin Historical Society’s Kick-Off Event for a Barn Raising in Legend Park

The Franklin Historical Society is looking to add a building to the current four buildings that they own and maintain at Lions Legend Park. The four that are on display at the park are the Sheehan-Godsell Cabin which belonged to Franklin’s first … Continue reading

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Northwestern Mutual improving the neighborhood with the Falk Park expansion

Northwestern Mutual, who is one of Franklin’s largest employers, has answered the call when the Milwaukee County Parks department requested that they get involved in efforts to enhance Falk Park which is part of the Milwaukee County Park System near their Franklin campus.
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UPDATED: From the Franklin Police Department and Alderman Steve Olson

Received this email from Franklin Alderman Steve Olson this morning and felt it was important to post.
From: “Steve Olson” <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, Mar 15, 2012
Subject: FPD needs your help
To: “Undisclosed Recipients” <[email protected]>
Dear Neighbors:
 Please help the Franklin Police find this gentleman:
 We are … Continue reading

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THE FRANKLIN INDEPENDENT JOURNAL is on Hiatus!

I received an email from my friend Fred Keller. Due to health reasons for one of its publishers, THE FRANKLIN INDEPENDENT JOURNAL (Franklin, WI only E-Paper) will take a two-month hiatus effective today, January 6.
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My Franklin Neighbor Needs Help

If you have ever followed Franklin happenings during the Franklin HUB existance, you may remember Franklin HUB writer, Mark Dudzik. Mark and his wife Denise have been my neighbors since 1999. They have two great kids, and Mark is an incredible … Continue reading

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