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September 2014


Regular Features

Scott Peterson
Scott Free

Editor-in-chief Scott Peterson shares light-hearted and poignant views about his life and observations.

Latest: And ode to the Dodgers and lout they called Blackbeard (Aug. 28, 2014)

Chamber Chat
Latest: Chamber members have a ball at Albanese's (Aug. 21, 2014)

Dan Busch
Bushy Tales
Latest: Young fisherman wins fight with mighty muskie (July 30, 2014)

Lorayne Ritt
Close to Home
Latest: Hartland festival not shy on food and fun (July 3, 2014)

April Reszka
The Right Side of Business
Latest: Positively (April 27, 2012)

Sunday sports

O'Driscoll caught in middle of scoring curiosity

Just because Tim O'Driscoll was the official scorer didn't mean he could explain a player stealing first. | April 25, 2013

'42' leaves sports fans thinking

The Jackie Robinson biopic "42" isn't a particularly special movie. As you may read in my movie review, appearing in Lake Country Publications on Wednesday and Thursday, the feel-good storyline easily lends itself to all-too-easy plot devices, the fudging of certain facts to fit the narrative and schmaltzy orchestra music to set the mood. | April 18, 2013

Baseball programs practice family relationship under one roof

Of all the ways to beat the sloppy spring weather this April, this method is probably the best. | April 10, 2013

Talking points for 2013 Brewers

Will the cream rise in 2013? Maybe it feels just a little bit less like winter with baseball back in town, and I'll gladly take the opportunity to muse about my favorite franchise in America, the Milwaukee Brewers. | April 4, 2013

A look ahead to next year's All-Area team

Lake Country/Mukwonago Publications released its All-Area basketball teams for the 2012-13 season, a year that featured a number of quality candidates - including several who were on the team last year.

Lake Country Sunday

Wisconsin Houdini magicians club convention comes to Oconomowoc

The name Harry Houdini — perhaps the greatest escape artist of all time — will be on the lips, and in the hearts and minds, of several amateur magicians this Labor Day weekend, Aug. 29-31. | Aug. 21, 2014

New county Crime Stoppers increases tips

Waukesha County District Attorney, Brad Schimel, past president of Crime Stoppers of Waukesha County along with current president, Deputy District Attorney Susan Opper, announced a 350 percent increase in crime tips since the organization went digital.  | Aug. 21, 2014

Chamber looking to honor top businesses

The Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards recognize excellence in business, leadership and community service. The nomination period for the 2014 Awards runs through Aug. 29. | Aug. 21, 2014

Milwaukee Film Festival to feature Mexican films

The Sixth Annual Milwaukee Film Festival is spotlighting Mexico for its fourth annual Passport program.  | Aug. 21, 2014

Golfers tee off for digestive disease research

The 27th annual LPGA Pro-Am Golf Tournament to benefit the Medical College of Wisconsin's (MCW) Digestive Disease Center will be held Monday, Aug. 25, at the Wisconsin Country Club at 6200 W. Good Hope Road in Milwaukee. | Aug. 21, 2014

Wounded Warrior softball coming

The City of Waukesha Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department (WPRF) will host the national Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Saratoga Softball Complex. The team will play two games with the first beginning at 1 p.m. against local celebrities and the second taking place at 3 p.m. against local softball players. Gates to the Complex will open at noon and admission is free. A freewill donation to the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team is appreciated. | Aug. 21, 2014

Chief Sunday

Embracing fun adventures in worldwide scavenger hunt

They didn't choose to stick with a normal, humdrum, week, but instead decided to create "head-turning spectacles," and be part of Guinness World Records with the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen (GISHWHES) during the first week in August. | Aug. 21, 2014

Watch out for fraudulent travel-related schemes

For many of us, summertime is the season of vacations and travel. Unfortunately, the significant cost of travel also makes it a tempting arena for fraudsters. This is a good time to focus on travel-related schemes and scams designed to separate us from our hard-earned money.  | Aug. 21, 2014

Old World interpreters to wed at OWW home

When Anne Danko and Karl Kaphengst met as interpreters at Old World Wisconsin 20 years ago, each knew that they had found a kindred spirit in the history-loving other. Little did they know how that this historic museum would not only be the site of their employment, but of their courtship and, on Sept. 6, their historic wedding as well. It will performed as a legal ceremony in the style of the 1880s Pomeranian immigrants to Wisconsin. | Aug. 13, 2014

Fairest of the Fair contestants gear up for 2014 Fair

One of the many contests happening at the Walworth County Fair is a long-standing tradition of the crowning of the Fairest. The 2014 Fairest of the Fair, Emilie Cerny, will serve as the official hostess of this year's fair and will be on hand when her successor is named at 11:30 a.m. Sunday Aug. 31. This year, five young women are vying for that role. | Aug. 14, 2014

Experience life during Civil War at OWW

Civil War Encounters" Marks 150th Anniversary of Civil War at Old World Wisconsin | July 30, 2014

Church festival features fish fry, car show

St. James Parish will hold its annual fundraising festival Friday, Aug. 15 to Sunday. Aug. 17, on the parish grounds at 830 County Road NN East, in Mukwonago. | July 30, 2014

Lake Country Construction Guide


Consruction season is underway in Lake Country and

we've got you covered when it comes to street closures and delays:

Mukwonago area projects

Sussex, Menomonee Falls area projects

Kettle Moraine area projects

Greater Lake Country area projects


Community Pride 2014


Celebrate Lake Country 

communities with stories

of community pride








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