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Recognizing Franklin High School


Recently Franklin High School celebrated its 50th Anniversary. Since the groundbreaking on the hilly Herman Angerstein farm on 51st Street near Drexel Avenue and opening , Franklin High School has sustained a quality secondary educational program for young men and women throughout the City of Franklin and surrounding area for over 50 years.

Supervisor Taylor presented the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors Citation honoring the school’s first half century of excellence to Sara Unertl, Franklin High School’s Athletic and Activities Director, during the Franklin vs. Oak Creek Varsity Basketball game. The Oak Creek Knights defeated Franklin Sabers 51 to 43.

Since September of 1962, Franklin High School’s educational program has challenged all its young men and women to be intellectually competent, open to growth, and committed to excellence in all aspects of their lives. A Franklin High School was named among America’s Best High Schools in 2012 by Newsweek Magazine & The Daily Best.


Honoring Local Businesses

Supervisor Taylor presenting the Citation to NUCOR employees. From left: Rich Ramczyk, Scott Planey, Austin Pitzer, Sup. Taylor, Edwin Garcia, and Jerry Richie.


The South Suburban Chamber of Commerce recently held its “Annual Awards Dinner,” celebrating another successful year with its members and guests. As part of the ceremonies, the Chamber awarded the prestigious “Business of the Year” award to NUCOR Cold Finish Wisconsin. The Chamber also awarded the “Pride in Premises” award to this year’s recipient Gus’ Mexican Cantina. 


To recognize this great honor bestowed upon these outstanding local businesses – as well as support the Chamber’s work - Supervisor Taylor presented each recipient with a Certificate of Recognition from the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors.


Carma Labs Celebrates 75 Years In Business


Franklin’s own Carma Laboratories recently celebrated 75 years of being in business – manufacturing the world-famous Carmex lip balm. To honor this occasion, Supervisor Taylor presented its President and CEO Paul Woelbing with a Citation from the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors.


The story of Carma Laboratories began in 1937 when inventor Alfred Woelbing and his wife mixed the very first batch of Carmex on their kitchen stove, hand-poured it into the iconic opal glass jars, and sold it out of the trunk of their car to retailers throughout the Midwest. With growth in demand, its current facility in Franklin was built in 1976. Since then, this third-generation family owned and operated business has been one of the most prominent businesses in Milwaukee County that has put Franklin on the global map as “Carmex is on the lips of everyone around the world.”


Business Journal Article: CRE Guide: Community Spotlight - Franklin


For Milwaukee County Residents: FREE local Attractions and Fun Ideas for the Family
With economic hardship and families on a tight budget, Milwaukee County Residents can enjoy FREE local attractions!  Attractions include the Milwaukee County Zoo, local museums, park events and more.  For additional details on specific free dates for local attractions, visit our Milwaukee County Free Days page.


Milwaukee County Resident Resources

If you are interested on a list of Milwaukee County department links and telephone numbers, see our County Board Informational Links.  Also available is our Milwaukee County at a Glance brochure.  In this brochure is a brief summary about Milwaukee County, county programs and services and a list of key phone numbers.  CLICK HERE for a downloadable PDF of the brochure.


Save on Your Prescriptions!

To help county residents save about 20% on prescription drugs, Milwaukee County joined the National Assoc. of Counties prescription drug discount card program.  County residents saved over $200,000 in 2008 by using their card at area pharmacies.  There is No Fee or eligibility test. For more information, call 1-877-321-2652 or visit the Health and Human Services' site:









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