At year's end it's nice to take a look back at where you came, which offers a good look at where you're going. At Patch, September brought remembrance of the homeless, a very scary day for kids at Stormonth Elementary when a bank robber crashed his car near the south side of the playground, and a smoky haze left many questioning where the fire was, not expecting it to be all the way from Minnesota. Take a look at the most popular stories from September.
The chill in the air did not dampen spirits of about 25 students who showed solidarity with people who are homeless by camping out in box shelters near Cardinal Stritch University's Auditorium. Participants also held a candlelight vigil and a prayer service to help ease homelessness struggles and made blankets for donation to Repairers of the Breach - Milwaukee's sole daytime shelter.
A man suspected of attempting to rob Guaranty Bank in Brown Deer was apprehended just outside the playground on the south side of Stormonth Elementary School in Fox Point just before 3 p.m., only minutes after children had gone inside after recess. He was later charged with three felonies.
Hundreds of cars lined Port Washington Drive from Bradley Road to Maple Dale Middle School as mourners attended a funeral service for former interim U.S. attorney Nathan A. Fishbach at Congregation Sinai. Fox Point police were outside the congregation, directing traffic for the hundreds who attended the service.
Most residents in Fox Point or Bayside would drive to Mequon or Glendale to get what groceries couldn't be found at the mini-mart style Sendik's on the corner of Brown Deer road and Port Washington Road. But now, not only will residents be able to get their groceries just a hop, skip and a jump away, but they'll get groceries that are of a different caliber than your traditional grocery store, according to Andrew Lewis, director of marketing for The Fresh Market.
Smoky Haze From Minnesota Fire Increasing Hourly, DNR says
Local fire departments and law enforcement agencies all across metro Milwaukee were fielding phone calls from concerned residents regarding the smoky haze, and Department of Natural Resources Air Monitoring Section Chief Bart Sponseller said the smoke was going to get worse before it would get better.