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USO Night at St. John's in Mukwonago Friday

April 29, 2014 4:04 p.m. | Honor our veterans with a journey back to the 1940’s at a USO themed evening thisFriday, May 2nd from 5:30-8 p.m. 

The event will take place at St. John's Evengelical Lutheran in Mukwonago located at 410 Highway NN West.

Come at 5:30 for free swing dance lessons and free admission. There will also be food available, door prizes and a visit from General Patton. For more information call (262) 363-4999. 

WCTC to offer Grown-up Concerns: The Next Chapter

4:18 p.m. |  Waukesha County Technical College’s School of Business will be offering Grown-up Concerns: The Next Chapter on Saturday, April 18, as part of the Financial Milestone Series: Creating Focus One Phase at a Time.


Now in its second year, the Financial Milestone Series is dedicated to helping participants meet goals at life’s different stages.


Grown-up Concerns: The Next Chapter will focus on the new age of retirement, which has a much different look compared to previous generations. Participants will learn more about topics such as budgeting for retirement, the sandwich generation, retirement income and Social Security, wills/trusts and travel.

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Celebrate Earth Day with Nature's Classroom

3:16 p.m. |  Nature's Classroom Institute will hold an Earth Day Celebration at its new location at W335 S8301 Highway E, Mukwonago, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 18. 

The event, held in collaboration with the Friends of the Mukwonago River, includes rain barrel painting and auction, tree planting, nature hikes, invasive species removal demo, a cookout lunch and children's activities. 

Cost to attend the event is $5. All proceeds from the event will be used to purchase trees to be planted on the new property and help with other ecological restoration expenses. 

More information and purchasing tickets is available online.

Waukesha County offers concealed carry weapon class

2:56 p.m. | The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department will offer a concealed carry weapon class in April.

The Firearms Training Unit will offer the class April 29 at 6 p.m. at the department, 515 W Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The course will be taught by Firearms Instructors and will last 4 1/2 hours. The class will follow the Wisconsin Department of Justice concealed carry weapon (CCW) curriculum.

Topics covered in the CCW course include firearms safety, safe carry considerations, legal implications of carrying a concealed firearm and CCW licensing in Wisconsin, according to a news release.

Attendees who successfully complete the class will meet the training requirement to apply for a Wisconsin CCW permit.

The course costs $50.

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Ottawa's April Plan Commission meeting cancelled

1:49 p.m. | The regular April Plan Commission meeting in the town of Ottawa has been canceled.

Dousman resident William Schultheis has withdrawn his request, according to a memo from the town of Ottawa. The plan commission discussed Schultheis' request of a proposed conveyance of land and necessary waivers at previous plan commission meetings this year.

The canceled meeting was scheduled for April 6.

For additional information, contact the Ottawa Town Hall at (262) 965-3228.

Attend OPL's 1950's Noir Movie series

10:00 a.m. |  The Oconomowoc Public Library's 1950's Noir Movie series continues Friday, March 27 with the film Niagra.

Screening of the thriller, starring Marilyn Monroe, will be from 3 to 5 p.m.; the event is free and no registration is required. 

East Troy Expo coming March 28

March 25, 2015 4:39 p.m. | The East Troy Expo, hosted by the East Troy Area Chamber of Commerce will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 at East Troy Middle School, 3143 Graydon Avenue. 

The Expo will focus on local living, featuring local businesses and organizations, a local artists showcase on the main stage and hands-on help from local technology experts.

The event will also feature a kids’ activity area, entertainment all day, multiple raffles and giveaways.

All attendees 21 or older will be eligible to enter a free raffle for Brewers tickets.

Contributions of non-perishable food items for the East Troy Food Pantry will be welcomed at the door.

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Mukwonago High School listed among top AFS schools

March 25, 2015 4:28 p.m. | Mukwonago Area School District — Mukwonago High School has been selected as a 2015 Top AFS School by AFS-USA, a leading intercultural learning provider. Schools recognized for this award have excelled in promoting global competency and working to prepare students to engage in an increasingly interconnected world.

Each year the organization honors high schools across the nation that are exceptional in incorporating intercultural learning in the curriculum, facilitating the hosting of international students, and introducing the lifelong benefits of study abroad. View the list of 2015 Top AFS Schools at: http://www.afsusa.org/educators/spotlight/top-schools/

"Mukwonago High School has a long and valued collaboration with AFS. In just the last ten years, they have hosted thirty-six students and sent nine of their students abroad to study. We commend the school on its robust after-school foreign language program administrated by the staff and students," said AFS Team Development Specialist Angelique Rogers, during presentation of the award. "We'd like to especially thank Mrs. Maura Frenn for her efforts in facilitating hosting this year and for helping recruit students to study abroad. Thanks to all of the staff in fostering intercultural education and understanding."

The award includes the opportunity for students of Mukwonago High School to compete for $1,000 scholarships to any 2015 AFS study abroad program. Students must address the question "What does it mean to be a global citizen?"

The deadline for submitting a photo, video or illustration accompanied by a 250-word essay is April 1, 2015.

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The OHS Players present '110 Stories'

March 25, 2015 2:50 p.m. |  The OHS Players will present  '110 Stories' by Sarah Tuft on April 30, May - 1 – 2  at 7:30 p.m.  and 4 p.m.  on May 3 at the OAC.

 110 Stories captures the grief and resilience of New York City in the wake of September 11 through the words of those who experienced it directly. These  first-person testimonials  reveal the hope, humor and compassion that emerged from  the  tragedy.

Tickets: Adults $15, Seniors, College Students, High School & Younger $12 
(Reserved Seating)
Service Fees May Apply

Best suited for Middle School students and older

 $2 from every ticket sold will go toward the 2015 OHS Player Fringe Festival trip.

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Horizon addition approved by Plan Commission

March 24, 2015 9:29 p.m. |  Village of Pewaukee - The Plan Commission approved a conditional use grant amendment application from Pewaukee School District to construct the 12,000 square foot addition onto the existing Horizon Elementary School building at Tuesday's meeting.

The addition will begin construction on April 3 and has a completion date of Aug. 15. Read the story in Thursday's Lake Country Reporter.

Oconomowoc common council divided over proposed ordinance banning e-cig use at area schools

March 24, 2015 9:03 p.m. | City of Oconomowoc - City aldermen were split in their opinions of an amended ordinance reportedly designed to prevent area high school students from smoking electronic cigarettes on school grounds.

Some common council members on Tuesday, March 24, were concerned that somewhat vague language in the ordinance may create some enforcement issues.

A vote on the second reading of the ordinance, which received near unanimous support when it was first proposed, ended in a 3-3 tie with aldermen Derek Zwart, Matt Rosek and James Larsen voting against the amendment and aldermen Ken Herro, Charlie Shaw and Mike Miller voting in favor of it; aldermen David Nold and Tom Strey were absent from the meeting.

An ordinance requires three official readings before it can be ratified into law.

Mayor Jim Daley cast the tie-breaking vote against approving the second reading, saying he wanted to be sure that the language in the ordinance was clear.

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HHS Synergy Show Choir to perform April 1

March 24, 2015 3:50 p.m. |  The Hamilton High School Synergy Show Choir will have its final performance of the season on Wednesday, April 1 at 7 p.m. at the Hamilton Fine Arts Center.

The team began four years ago and didn't even compete its first year of existence. Read our story here.

Admission is $5 in advance and $6 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased at the HFAC box office, HFAC online or from choir members.

Trinity Irish Dancers toured schools for St. Patrick's Day

March 24, 2015 3:43 p.m. |

 A Big Bend Elementary School first grader danced with the Trinity Irish Dancers on March 17. Check out the video and photo gallery.

Mukwonago house, shed, barn burn scheduled for Saturday

March 24, 2015 10:37 a.m. | The Mukwonago Fire Department will hold two scheduled burns in the coming weeks.

The first burn, scheduled for March 28, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at S66 W29112 River Road where a house, shed and barn will be burned. The public should be aware that Highway I, east of Highway 83 will be closed during that time.

A second burn, originally scheduled for May, has been postponed to an undetermined date later this fall. The second burn — which will be open to the public for viewing — will include the burning of a house at S93 W30575 and will be open to bystanders for viewing.

Initial Reaction Podcast: Is Diamond Stone the greatest ever?

March 24, 2015 10:30 a.m. | The guys look back at state-tournament weekend for boys basketball and examine state titles for Dominican, Brown Deer and Young Coggs Prep, plus another great run for Germantown. And how sweet will the round of 16 be for the Wisconsin Badgers?

Victim identified in fatal apartment fire in Mukwonago above Fork in the Road restaurant

March 24, 2015 9:40 a.m. |


State and county officials are investigating the cause of an early morning apartment fire on Monday, March 23, above Fork in the Road restaurant that left one woman dead. 

Julie McKenzie, 39, has been identified as the victim of the fire, according to the Waukesha County Medical Examiner’s officer. The exact cause of McKenzie’s death is still unknown at this time.

According to village of Mukwonago Police Chief Kevin Schmidt, a call came in at about 1:18 a.m. for an apartment fire. Schmidt said it appears the fire was contained to the apartment.

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