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August 2014


Regular Features

Feature Columns

Reel World

LCP staff review films, first-runs and rentals, for Lake Country Publications in the "Reel World" column."

Latest: 'Tammy' leaves no room for stellar cast (July 14, 2014)

Life and Leisure

Mukwonago's mountain bike team racing in Waukesha

The Wisconsin High School Cycling League is bringing mountain biking to Wisconsin this fall with the first race in Minooka Park on Sunday, Aug. 31. | Aug. 26, 2014

Law enforcement is in the blood line for the Schmidts, Pileggis

Village of Mukwonago Police Chief Kevin Schmidt used to watch his dad lead the Mukwonago Fire Department. Village of Mukwonago Police Lieutenant Ken Pileggi used to watch his dad get ready for his work as a deputy, state trooper, chief of police and public safety officer. | Aug. 19, 2014

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. | July 22, 2014

Mukwonago's Mark Lambrecht training hard in the fight against AIDS

Mark Lambrecht figures he can trim 15 minutes off last year's time, setting a goal of finishing in 2:43 when he competes in the New York City triathlon on Aug. 3. He hopes to trim three minutes off his time in the 1,500 meter swim, and time off each transition, to the 40K bike ride and the 10K run. | July 15, 2014

Local gardens provide horticultural delight

Mona was silent and comical, sitting at a patio table with her tea at the Flury whimsical garden. | July 8, 2014

School News

Mukwonago school board weighs in on police officers in elementary schools

Presenting the proposal of putting school recourse officers in the two Mukwonago Area School District elementary schools residing in the town of Mukwonago, Police Chief Tom Czarnecki told school board members of his concern about a national trend of violence moving toward elementary schools. | Aug. 5, 2014

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. | July 29, 2014

Mukwonago school district tax levy down, tax rate up

With the 2014-15 tax levy set to go before Mukwonago Area School District residents at the annual meeting on Monday, the district is looking at a tax levy decrease of .82 percent, according to budget information from Director of Business Services Darren Clark. | July 22, 2014

Mukwonago seeks to fill new administrative spot in district

While budget constraints prevent the Mukwonago Area School District from hiring a professional dedicated solely to human resources, the school board approved an additional administrative position of director of employee and instructional services on June 23 to help address human resource demands in the district. | July 8, 2014

Mukwonago Superintendent Shawn McNulty not surprised by court's decision on Elmbrook appeal

Mukwonago Area School District Superintendent Shawn McNulty wasn't surprised about the United States Supreme Court's recent decision to not hear an appeal of a lower court's ruling that the Elmbrook School District violated the U.S. Constitution when graduation ceremonies were held at Elmbrook Church. | July 1, 2014


Yerke Frog Alley Greenhouse celebrates 60 years

When you take a walk on the property of Yerke Frog Alley Greenhouse, S79 W28989 Frog Alley Road, Mukwonago, there's a mini history lesson. | May 13, 2014

Yowzza brings pizza, frozen yogurt to town

Yowzza held a preview last week of its new location at 325 Bay View Road. The restaurant will feature all-you-can-eat pizza buffet, a fresh salad bar and a build-your-own frozen yogurt bar sold by weight.  | May 12, 2014

J&N Village Automotive takes over Village Car Care Center space

Sometimes meeting someone changes everything. | May 5, 2014

Mukwonago couple opens new wine bar

The old yellow building at S42 W31428 Highway 83 catches the eyes of those who drive through Genesee Depot. It caught the eye of Mukwonago residents Lorelei and Mike Mustas, who saw an opportunity when the building went up for sale. | April 22, 2014

Mukwonago Business Briefs

Mukwonago shop made presidential cheesecakes

 | March 4, 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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