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Village of Big Bend — With 33 years in law enforcement, Donald Gaglione isn't new to the field, but he is new to the Village of Big Bend. As the recently appointed police chief, Gaglione took a few minutes to share his background in policing, his hopes for the village and even his favorite food.
While Wisconsinites were still in the midst of holiday revelry, 23 members of River Glen Christian Church, S31 W30601 Sunset Drive, Waukesha, put aside Christmas gifts, packed their bags and headed to Haiti on Dec. 26 to serve.
Growing up in Eagle, Samantha Hansen thought she might become an archaeologist, but by the time she graduated from Mukwonago High School in 1995 it was science all the way. Now, with much more schooling and research under her belt, Hansen has been recognized with a 2013 Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineers.
State Superintendent Tony Evers nominated eight schools for the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program, which recognizes overall academic excellence or progress in improving student achievement.
The Palmyra-Eagle Area School District will solicit suggestions from the community to change the name of the district to help foster unity among all schools, parents, staff and community members from both Palmyra and Eagle.
With a send off from Mukwonago High School (MHS) staff and students, and an escort by the Mukwonago Police Department, the Mukwonago Dance Team headed to La Crosse to compete in the 2014 Wisconsin Association of Cheer/Pom Coaches (WACPC) State Dance Championships last week. The team qualified for the State competition in Division 1 Pom and Division 1 Kick a week earlier at the Southern Regionals held at Watertown High School.
Addressing compliance issues that surfaced this year and providing time for much needed staff development, the Mukwonago School Board approved the 2014-15 district calendar Jan. 27, which includes weekly early-release days for all students and brings the district into compliance with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction requirement of 180 instructional days.
After this week's winter blast canceled school on Tuesday, the Mukwonago Area School District (MASD) will have three days to make up before the end of the school year unless the Department of Public Instruction can be swayed to waive some of the missed days for schools across the state. MASD had a scheduled day off Jan. 27, avoiding an additional day lost to weather. Currently only March 28 has been set as a makeup day.
Mukwonago shop made presidential cheesecakes
A former Mukwonago School District educator is opening her own driving school.
Ana Alarcon of Alarcon Restaurants saw a need in the community. With Senor Thomas in Hartland and Taco Amigo in Pewaukee, she had experienced ladies nights before, but at Antigua Real location in Mukwonago, she saw an opportunity.
Espresso Love Coffee, 105 N. Rochester St., opened it's doors 10 years ago in December.
Empire Level, a family-owned manufacturer headquartered in Mukwonago, has sold millions of iconic torpedo levels to construction professionals and do-it-yourselfers. For more than 90 years, Empire has been the leading designer of measuring tools in more than 50 countries and currently holds more than 30 active patents on its technology.
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- Mindful Mixed Mediums Project: in Memory of Lake Country Artist, Kathy Boritzke (Hosted by The Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts), is Looking for 5th-8th Grade Visual Arts and Creative Writing Students to Participate
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- Wisconsin Watercolor Society Exhibit at the Schauer Center
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