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July 2014


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Casey Blochowiak returns to district as Rolling Hills Elementary School principal

As former Rolling Hills Elementary School principal Nick Reichhoff takes on the new role of district director of employee and instructional services starting Tuesday, the Mukwonago School Board approved hiring Casey Blochowiak as the next Rolling Hills principal at its Monday meeting.


One will emerge from crowded GOP field for District 97 assembly seat

Some are young upstart politicians looking to reach a bigger audience. Others have been around the political realm for a while who are also now looking to take their views to a bigger stage.

Judge Dreyfus continues but alters temporary restraining order in Rural Home Cemetery case

In a ruling on July 24, Judge Lee S. Dreyfus said that a temporary restraining order will remain in effect, at least in part, as the Rural Home Cemetery issue works its way through the legal system.

Eagle firefighter, Mukwonago High School graduate Jed Ellenson remembered

An American flag hangs on the tree where Jed T. Ellenson, 31, was pronounced dead last week after a one-vehicle crash on July 22.

Three Republican candidates vying for Assembly District 33 seat

When Rep. Steve Nass (R-Whitewater) representing District 33 in the assembly decided to run for an open senate seat, three Republican candidates stepped into the race to fill his shoes.

Sheriff's official, former Lisbon cop face off

Experience, leadership and accountability appear to be the key issues in the campaign for Waukesha County sheriff in the Aug. 12 Republican primary election.

National Night Out coming up in Mukwonago, North Prairie, Big Bend

National Night Out occurs in more than 16,000 communities from all 50 states and is coming to a local police department near you.

Help the Mukwonago Lions Club 'Stuff the Bus'

The Mukwonago Lions Club, along with the Mukwonago and East Troy school districts, invites the community to help "Stuff The Bus" with school supplies and books from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Walmart, 250 Wolf Run, Mukwonago.

St. John's Lutheran Church in North Prairie holding Vacation Bible School

St. John's Lutheran Church in North Prairie is holding its annual Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 4-7.

Conrad Corcoran Memorial Blood Drive in Big Bend coming up

Memorial Blood Drive in Big Bend

Mukwonago Optimist Club's skateboard competition on Aug. 16

Skateboard competition next month in East Troy

Upcoming Mukwonago area meetings: July 30, 2014

Mukwonago Area Schools

Senior lunches week of Aug. 4, 2014

The senior meal program offers nutritious meals for people 60 and older, as well as educational and recreational programs.

Forums for District 97 state assembly race coming up

Primary elections are quickly approaching in Waukesha County, and with them come several candidate forums and resources to help voters learn about the candidates and their positions for two of the contested races. 

Karla Lang discusses being Big Bend's new library director

Karla Lang of the town of Vernon has taken over as the new director of the Big Bend Village Library after the retirement of longtime director Sadie Soneberg.

Mukwonago High School graduate Chris Caporale adds to success of technology company

Gov. Scott Walker recognized the pHinding Solutions team for their acceptance into Milwaukee's Water Technology Council on June 19.

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Mukwonago family holding benefit in son's memory

Today the Kirkpatrick family is celebrating the 1-year-old birthday of Jackson Lee, the first baby born to Cory, a Village of Mukwonago police officer and his wife Sarah, a home health aid.

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Induction into national Hall of Fame another honor for Hensler

The name Keith Hensler is just about synonymous with the fabric of Mukwonago, Wisconsin. Now, the rest of the country will know his name, as well.

Poll of the Week

Are you voting in the primary elections in August?

Yes, I never miss an election.

No, I only vote in elections that involve the governor or president.

It's the summer. I'm not interested in politics or elections now.

Simply the Best Readers' Poll

Thank you for voting!

Winners will be announced in the Mukwonago Chief on July 31
and Living Chief Sunday on Aug. 4.


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