Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Facade will look different, but not by much in early 2013.
Agreeing that the new proposal from Kohl's architects was more in line with the design plan for the Moorland and Janesville Road commerce area, the Plan Commission gave its approval to move ahead with what officials at the retailer called a 'refresh' of their outside face. Jeff Muenkel, Director of Development with the city explained that new features helped continue the prairie style theme, including 'fins' in the front entrance columns, which helped to "create a layering effect using angles and other shapes seen in many Frank Lloyd Wright designs." In addition, the city will ask that four existing tower elements be re-clad with standing seam metal roofing to match other prairie buildings in the area, including the new Lakeshore Aurora …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Plan Commission will hear a new plan from Kohl's to refresh the exterior of the store.
After asking the retailer to try again with a proposed design earlier this year, the Plan Commission will see a revised proposal from Kohl's Department Store on Tuesday evening. The commission will meet at 6 p.m. in the lower level Muskego Room at City Hall. A "minor exterior façade refresh" at the existing operating Kohl's store located at the corner of Moorland Road and Janesville Road is being proposed similar to the previous go-round. No modifications to the existing building 'footprint,' structure, signage, sidewalks or landscaping are proposed as part of the plan. Kohl's first proposed a change earlier this year, but the plan commission felt the changes took the design further away from the prairie style that is required in the …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Muskego Police report they found knife, wirecutters in shoplifting suspect's car, which he was driving under revocation
Muskego Police were called to Kohl's Department store in Muskego on Oct. 17 around 5 p.m. for a retail theft, but found much more once the suspect was arrested, according to police reports. Along with $117 in stolen items, police say the 33-year-old Muskego man also had an active warrant from Oneida County for a second OWI offense, and had been driving under revocation. Upon searching the man's vehicle, they also discovered wire cutters that the man admitted to using to cut tags, as well as a knife, the report stated. The man is now facing multiple charges in Waukesha County Circuit Court.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
It's not your imagination, the Kohl's Department Store sign is pink once again in support of Susan G. Komen's Race for the Cure.
The pink film has been placed over the Muskego Kohl’s Department Store to show support for the fight against breast cancer. Exterior store signs at 14 Milwaukee-area Kohl’s stores and Kohl’s corporate headquarters in Menomonee Falls are going pink in recognition of Kohl’s support of the Susan G. Komen Southeast Wisconsin Race for the Cure® on Sunday, September 23. According to a release from the company, the signs will remain pink throughout the month of October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Additionally, Kohl’s associates are being encouraged to wear pink from Sept. 17 – Sept. 22, the week leading up to the Komen Southeast Wisconsin Race for the Cure, to show their support for the fight against breast cancer. To help …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Kohl's said there will be roughly 41 seasonal positions available at every store across the country. Job openings will be filled by November.
Have you heard that jobs and the economy are an issue in the upcoming election? We all have, but the holiday season is just around the corner and that means plenty of job openings – at least seasonally. Kohl’s Corp. on Tuesday announced that it plans to hire more than 52,700 associates across the nation for the holiday season. That’s an increase of 10 percent as compared to last year. Kohl’s announced it will likely hire roughly 41 associates per store. The uptick in hiring is attributed to the retailer’s expanding Internet business. The company plans to hire another 5,700 seasonal employees for its distribution centers and more than 30 seasonal credit operations positions. “In addition to our quality brands, great values and a convenient …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Kohl's Cares Scholarships awarded to 82 area kids for volunteerism.
Kohl's Department Stores announced that their Kohl’s Cares® Scholarship Program will recognize more than 2,200 young volunteers nationwide who have made a positive impact in their communities through volunteerism. Eighty-two youth from Wisconsin will each receive a $50 gift card and recognition certificate from Kohl’s to honor their community service efforts. In 2012, Kohl’s celebrates its 12th year of rewarding remarkable young volunteers. These winners qualify for the chance to receive a $1,000 regional scholarship for post-secondary education, which Kohl’s will award in July. Of the more than 200 regional winners, 10 national winners will each receive a total of $10,000 in scholarships and Kohl’s will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit …
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Program that helps feed kids during the summer launches once again.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Looking for a way to give back to the community? The United Way in Waukesha County has these opportunities.
Help is always needed, and here are a few opportunities to give back, here in Muskego and throughout the county. The Muskego Senior Taxi folks are in need of drivers to volunteer for this vital program. As our population is aging but remaining active, the taxi provides a link to those who have appointments but can no longer drive. Interested in donating a few hours or more? Call 262-679-4757 for more information. Sunday is officially Earth Day, but there are events planned locally to help volunteer and pitch in. Kohl's associate volunteers are teaming up with Boy Scout Troop 599 to clean up at Idle Isle Park and Veteran's Park. This park cleanup will take place on Thursday, April 26 beginning at 5 p.m. They will be cleaning up both parks …
Saturday, April 21, 2012
List of offenses is long in the neighborhood watch report, but basically fall into three categories.
Saturday, March 31 Sunday, April 1 Wednesday, April 4 – A 12 year old Muskego girl was arrested for shoplifting at Kohl’s Department Store. Friday, April 6 Saturday, April 7 Sunday, April 8 Monday, April 9 – The Valvoline Oil Change on Janesville Rd. was burglarized overnight. Wednesday, April 11 – An officer who gave a lost motorist directions around 12:30am, found it suspicious when he then saw that same driver going in the opposite direction the officer told him to go. The officer made contact with the driver again near Racine Ave and Henneberry Dr., and ended up arresting the driver for possession of marijuana. Thursday, April 12 – A model home in the S7800 block of Stags Leap Ct. was burglarized. Friday, April 13 – A 35 year old …
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Muskego Police report an uptick in activity along with the increase in temperatures, and credit the St. Patrick's Day increased enforcement for catching more drunk drivers.
Here is the weekly crime report from Lt. Dave Constantineau with the Muskego Police Department. Friday, March 9 - Wal-Mart reported that around midnight, 3 individuals entered the store. A male white subject in a light-weight Nike jacket took several game controllers and left in a dark sedan. The other two subjects left in a dark colored Dodge Ram Pick-up. Saturday, March 10 – A 19 year old Muskego woman was arrested for shoplifting at Kohl’s Department Store. Sunday, March 11 – Monday, March 12 – A homeowner in the W16400 block of Woods Rd. reported a theft. Tuesday, March 13 – Wednesday, March 14 – Thursday, March 15 – A 32 year old Muskego man overdosed on heroin at his residence. Fortunately, a rescue squad was called in time, and he …