News & Notes: Jan. 4

Published on: 1/4/2012

Neighborhood of the Year contest under way

Shorewood - Nominations for the second annual Shorewood Neighborhood of the Year contest are being accepted through Feb. 28.

Winners of the contest, sponsored by the Shorewood Connects Neighbors project, will have their block featured in an edition of Shorewood Today and will have the opportunity to march behind the Shorewood Neighborhood of the Year banner in the annual Fourth of July parade. In addition, signs noting the designation will be placed on the winning block.

The one-page application on the village website, Click on Shorewood Connects Neighbors at the bottom of the page.

Mequon to become city name for ZIP code 53092

Mequon - A majority of ZIP code residents, 69.3 percent, favored a change that will make Mequon rather than Thiensville the actual city name for the 53092 ZIP code, according to Timothy Holmes of the United States Postal Service.

The USPS conducted a survey through Dec. 9, asking residents' preference. The USPS will make the database changes necessary and the change will be effective Jan. 12.

The Post Office will remain in Thiensville.

Residents should be aware of the following:

Residents within ZIP code 53092 have the option to continue to use their current mailing address with Thiensville or Mequon with ZIP code 53092 as the last line of their mailing address.

Mail will be processed and delivered to the addresses with either city name within the 53092 ZIP code.

Mail will continue to be delivered by your current letter carrier from the Thiensville Post Office.

You will still continue to pick up any signature required mail, left notice parcels or hold mail at the Thiensville Post Office, 124 West Freistadt Road.

Thiensville residents may receive mail addressed to Mequon or Thiensville. Some mailers will generate mail pieces with Mequon as the city name for all 53092 addresses.

Some websites will require that Mequon be used as the city name for all 53092 addresses for address verification or online purchases.

Sensenbrenner announces service academy nominations

Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr., R-Menomonee Falls, announced three residents of Ozaukee County have received competing alternate nominations to the United States Service Academies.

Mitchell Lemons of Saukville has been nominated to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., as well as the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. Mitchell, the son of Larry and Ann Lemons, is a senior at Port Washington High School.

Meaghan McLean, Mequon, has been nominated to attend the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Meaghan, the daughter of Donald and Mary McLean, is a senior at Homestead High School.

Erich Steger, Mequon, has been nominated to attend the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. Erich, the son of Michael and Reneé Steger, is a senior at Homestead High School.

Nominees for the United States Service Academies were chosen from an impressive group of applicants residing throughout Wisconsin's Fifth Congressional District. Each applicant endured a rigorous application process culminating in a personal interview with a member of Rep. Sensenbrenner's Academy Selection Committee.

Sensenbrenner is currently accepting nomination applications for those who would like to enter any United States Service Academy in the summer of 2013. Inquiries concerning this process can be made to the Congressman's District Office in Brookfield at (262) 784-1111.