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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: You miss the ill-mannered dog most when his manner becomes ill (Sept. 15, 2014)

Chamber Chat
Latest: Alliance, WCTC planning for the future in manufacturing (Sept. 11, 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

New youth football president keeps eye on safety

One might imagine that volunteering to head an organization of 250 children in grades 5 to 8 might be a lot like herding cats, but Gary Wipperman would disagree. | Sept. 11, 2014

Family Promise day center to open in fall

After two years of commitment to an issue, to a program and to people it has not even met yet, Family Promise of Western Waukesha County is readying to open its doors to homeless families of children in November. | Sept. 11, 2014

BloodCenter needs residents to come to the rescue

The BloodCenter of Wisconsin is asking Waukesha County residents to come to the rescue for patients in need by donating blood. Donations are needed during September for patients whose lives may depend on blood transfusions. | Sept. 11, 2014

Oconomowoc DPW no longer taking electronics

The City of Oconomowoc Department of Public Works municipal drop-off site, 630 South Worthington St., is no longer accepting electronics for recycling. | Sept. 11, 2014

Trip to Chicago includes the paranormal

This Halloween, you can trick-or-treat in the Windy City with UW-Waukesha's Continuing Education trip which promises that participants will tour Chicago's hauntings and be treated to Chicago's culture. The tour is Oct. 31-Nov. 2. | Sept. 11, 2014

Pet loving fashion designer to appear at HAWS event

John Bartlett, designer and founder of the Tiny Tim Rescue Fund, will attend Creatures of the Night, the fundraiser and Halloween bash to benefit the HAWS, the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 24, at Marriott West on Corporate Court in Waukesha. | Sept. 11, 2014

Chief Sunday

Residents urged to come to the rescue at local blood drives

The BloodCenter of Wisconsin is asking Waukesha County residents to come to the rescue for patients in need by donating blood. Donations are needed during September for patients whose lives may depend on blood transfusions. | Sept. 10, 2014

Enjoy the autumn harvest at Elegant Farmer

Whether you're continuing a family tradition or starting a new one this fall, The Elegant Farmer offers a family-friendly, old fashioned farm harvest experience at its annual Autumn Harvest Festival, 10 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 26. | Sept. 10, 2014

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

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


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