Sunday, November 11, 2012
Veterans Day Ceremonies were held in Muskego on Saturday and Sunday;
The VFW Post 8171 and American Legion Post 356 held their respective Veterans Day ceremonies on Saturday and Sunday, complete with prayers, songs and the playing of 'Taps.' Muskego Regency hosted the VFW's ceremony on Satuday at 10 a.m., and Horn Field provided the outdoor backdrop for the 1 p.m. American Legion Ceremony. Luckily, rain held off until well after that ceremony concluded. Although attendance was light at both events, supporters were heartfelt in their expression of gratitude for the veterans, which represented service in World War II through the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. There does remain another opportunity for the public to attend Veterans Day remembrances, however. The American Legion will bring an indoor ceremony to …
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Muskego Police have taken on the case of the missing brass emblem, which was part of a commemorative bench donated by the American Legion, and are asking for its return.
Earlier this week, it was reported by Fred Korth, commander of Muskego's American Legion Post 356 that a brass emblem was taken off of a commemorative bench in the Old Settlement Center, which the post donated to the city. Muskego Police have since taken on the case and forwarded the information to Waukesha County CrimeStoppers, which is an organization that awards citizens with information that leads to an arrest. According to police, the emblem was last seen on the bench before the Muskego Community Festival, the weekend of August 24-26. The theft was discovered during the legion’s flag lowering ceremony on September 11th, in remembrance of the lives lost. "As I prepared to lower the flag in honor of 9-11 disaster, I noticed that the …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
A bench in the Old Settlement Center featured a medallion of the American Legion, which donated the bench and flagpole, but a 9/11 discovery has members wondering what happened to it.
A concrete bench and flagpole were donated by Muskego's American Legion Post 356 on Flag Day of this year, but it was discovered on Patriot Day that the bench was the target of vandals. "As I prepared to lower the flag in honor of 9-11 disaster, I noticed that the American Legion emblem that was attached to the bench was missing," post commander Fred Korth told Muskego Patch. "This Flag pole and bench was donated to the honor all men and women that have served and are still serving the United States of America." The flagpole and bench are located in front of the Old Town Hall building on the Old Settlement Grounds, and parks director Craig Anderson said he was not aware of the incident until Wednesday. He also confirmed that it wasn't a …
Sunday, June 10, 2012
What's coming in the week ahead and what we're looking into.
City Meetings: Monday, June 11 - Parks and Recreation Board, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 12 - Finance Committee, 6:15 p.m; Committee of the Whole, 6:30 p.m.; Common Council, 7 p.m. Other events of note: Monday, June 11 -Danny Gokey Performing at Wisconsin Vision Waukesha, 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 13 - Business After Hours - Acres of Hope and Aspirations, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14 - American Legion Flag Disposal, Dedication and Scholarship Awards, 6p.m. at the Old Settlement Centre Stories we'll be looking into: Common council will be hearing a proposal to amend an ordinance that could lead to success in the city's battle with the county for cell 911 routes. Graduation is upon us - who is the class of 2013? Who do YOU want to recognize?
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Please give those who served their due as we head toward Memorial Day. Here are many options to give thanks and remember.
Muskego is served by two great veterans' organizations, each having a Memorial Day ceremony throughout the weekend to come, and this year there is also an opportunity to revisit history, back in the time that the holiday was first called "Decoration Day." While the weather is looking good thus far, the weekend is far more meaningful when we can take a little time out to celebrate the true meaning of Memorial Day. Here are planned events in Muskego: Thursday, May 24 - Civil War Artifacts Exhibition, Muskego Regency Jim Brinks is with the Muskego VFW Post 8171 and has a wealth of history, much of it from his own family, that dates back to the Civil War. He is displaying rare memorabilia from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Teachers/parents: this is a …
Friday, May 18, 2012
It's Armed Forces day on Satuday, and several events are centered on that, along with rummages throughout the area, seminars, and plenty of opportunities to help fund raise while having fun doing it.
Holy cow...you folks found the events page this weekend! So much to do, from the American Legion to the Y. Please note if an event requires a fee to check if they need advanced registration. Enjoy! Friday, May 18 Annual Lake Forest Subdivision Rummage, 9 a.m. (continued from Thursday) Passport to Play , Southwest YMCA, 6:00 pm Saturday, May 19 Wisconsin Treasures Bus Tour, 7:45 am, Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum; RSVPs required - $105 Annual Lake Forest Subdivision Rummage, 9:00 a.m. (last day!) American Legion & Auxiliary Post 356 Poppy Sale, 9:00 a.m., Pick n Save AND Walmart Celebrate Armed Forces Day- Saturday May 19th, 9:00 a.m., Leaves Floral Design & Gift Boutique Donate Items for Troops in Operation Summer Relief, …
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Despite cold and rainy conditions, many Muskego groups come out to help out; food pantry a big winner in the efforts.
No doubt, Saturday wouldn't have been anyone's dream day to spend outside. Temps hovering in the low 40s and an off-and-on drizzle made for - let's face it - lousy conditions. However, volunteers associated with many Muskego nonprofit organizations and citizens groups made the best of it, and from most reports, results were successful. The Muskego Food Pantry got a fair share of attention from two food drives. The Bay Lane PTO and student council were stationed in front of Pick n Save to "stuff the bus." Staff from the school said there had already been 1,700 items collected at the school, and donations were steady throughout the morning. Further up the road, Walmart was the site to "stuff the truck" with volunteers from the VFW Post 8171…
Friday, April 27, 2012
Despite less-than-stellar weather, there is still a ton of events happening in and around Muskego. Here is a quick run down of what's happening on this unusually busy weekend.
If you tried to catch everything that's happening on our events calendar, you may just go back to work on Monday to get some rest. Here is a fast n' furious run through of events. For details, check our weekend events calendar! Friday April 27 Saturday, April 28 Sunday, April 29
Thursday, April 12, 2012
A warming trend continues this week, and we've heard near 70 by the weekend. In the meantime, here's a snapshot of Thursday.
Click below to get your live, local information. In the event of something out of the ordinary, such as a major crash, Patch editors will update this as quickly and accurately as we are able. Note - no school lunch menu as Muskego public schools are officially on Easter break through April 15. Patch editors recommend: If you are a military veteran, you are welcome to join the American Legion here in Muskego! The legion serves those who have served, at home or abroad. They meet tonight at 7 p.m. at the Muskego Moose Lodge.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Welcome to a fresh week!
Click below to get your live, local information. In the event of something out of the ordinary, such as a major crash, Patch editors will update this as quickly and accurately as we are able. Give me a list of today's events. Patch calendar editors recommend: Joining area veterans from the American Legion Post 356 at Tudor Oaks as they gather to honor all veterans at their Veteran's Day Ceremony beginning at 10am today. The official date of the holiday is Friday, Nov. 11, so if you can't make it today, take some time this week to thank a veteran for their service and sacrifice. Is there information you'd like to get every day that we haven't included here? Let Muskego Editor Denise Konkol know, and we'll try our best to include it!