Monday, September 5, 2011
Photo galleries tell a story of music, water, sun - all the ingredients for a great summer!
If a picture paints a thousand words, what would summer's story be? Muskego is a small town by many standards, but when it comes to getting out and having a great time, we live large. While some bemoan the unofficial last weekend of the Summer (technically, it holds on until September 23), the great times in pictures should serve to keep the memories long into the fall and winter. Missed a photo gallery? Click below to take a peek. Here's what you were up to since the beginning of June: First Jammin' on Janesville Muskego's Graduation Water Bugs ski shows 3rd of July Fest and Fireworks Big Muskego Lake History Big Muskego Lake Wildlife Big Muskego Lake: What Lies Beneath Little Muskego Lake Tour Snakes Alive at the Library Final Jam of the…
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Only one arrest during the entire 4-day run of the festival has MPD pleased
Prior to the festival, Lt. Dave Constantineau of the Muskego Police Department put out a friendly reminder about standards of conduct at the Muskego Festival, which ran August 25 - 28. Apparently, you heard him. In the only arrest during the festival's run police reported that a 20 year old Muskego man who was well known to officers was arrested at the Muskego Community Festival on August 27 for underage drinking. He was taken to jail on a probation and parole hold. Overall, police presence during the festival kept things running smoothly, even during peak evening hours when crowd numbers were at their highest. The only other incident related to the festival was a report of a family, which had an easy-up tent and chairs set up to …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
The irony of featuring historic demonstrations on You Tube is rich, but serves to educate.
Jerry Hulbert, President of the Muskego Historical Society, obviously knows his history, but he's no slouch to the computer age, either. Going by the handle of Muskego Boy on YouTube, he uses the medium to educate and perhaps advertise about the historic relics that are part of Muskego and the society itself. The most recent to be posted was the threshing demonstration featured last Sunday at the Muskego Festival, in the Old Settlement Centre. A wagonload of wheat was threshed by a 1902 JI Case machine, a practice that was made much easier by the behemoth machine that predated the invention of the airplane and the formation of the Ford Motor Company. Another brief video on Hulbert's YouTube "Muskegoboy" channel features the Muskego …
Sunday, August 28, 2011
With a perfect summer day as a backdrop, the Muskego Festival continues, with more rides, games and local entertainment a big draw.
"You couldn't ask for more perfect weather" was the most commonly heard phrase from festival goers and vendors. Clear skies, temperatures in the mid 70s and a great line up of activities was the perfect mix for the afternoon on Saturday. The festival comes to an end Sunday, August 28 at 6pm. Click here for a complete list of events.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Parade includes over 75 participants, with a 9/11 memorial float, regional dignitaries, the riveting Chicago South Shore Drill Team, and the Door County Sled Dogs.
People from all over Muskego and surrounding areas are getting their lawn chairs ready for the Muskego Festival Parade, themed “Proud to be an American,” on Sunday, August 27, 2011. This year’s parade includes a 9/11 memorial with an historic I-beam from ground zero at the World Trade Center site, political newsmakers Senator Mary Lazich & Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolous, the Chicago South Shore Drill Team, Door County Sled Dogs, local celebrities and other entertainment, according to Chuck Azzolina, Chairperson. Folks are already marking off curbside spots for the 2-hour parade, which begins at 11:00 a.m. Sunday at Lannon Drive and Janesville Road in Muskego. The parade then heads west on Janesville Road to Racine Avenue, turning …
After the formalities, the party begins.
Believe it or not, Muskego Festival has been an annual event for 24 years. Friday night's events began at Veteran's Memorial Park with opening ceremonies, officiated by members of VFW Post 8171 as well as American Legion Post 356, which is being featured in this year's parade and its post commander, Fred Korth as the parade marshal. Once the ceremony was over the bands started and food was on from dozens of different vendors. To view a complete listing of events, click here.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Muskego Festival grounds provide families options
Early views of Veteran's Memorial Park indicated anticipation for the festivities to come, and once open the public arrived en masse, the party was on. Thursday was family night and no alcohol was served on the grounds. "It's a better atmosphere I think for our family," said Jennifer (last name withheld), who was there with her 7 and 9 year old daughters. "I feel less concerned with them seeing 'adult behavior' that I have to explain." Calkins Midway provided a ride special with only $16 getting patrons all the rides you could stomach, a full complement of food vendors, music, and the semi-finals of the Muskego's Teen Idol competition also drawing a crowd. The 'official' opening of the Muskego Festival will be Friday at 5pm, with …
Twelve hopefuls sing for a spot in the top five as the Muskego Festival opens
The Muskego Festival kicked off at 6pm on Thursday in Veteran's Memorial Park, and the highlight of the evening was the Muskego Teen Idol competition at the family tent. While families came for the midway special of $16 all you can ride wristbands, they also came to cheer on kids from 13 - 17 years of age. Talent came in large part from Muskego, and only five will proceed to the finals on Saturday at 7pm. At the end of the evening, those five were: Lauren Wundrock, Tammy Kuehn, Alyssa Voit, Ashley Patin and Lauren Schachner. Finals will be held on Saturday, August 27 at 7pm in the family tent. The contest is organized by the Muskego Teen Advisory Board, which is also made up of teens 13-17 years of age. The TAB provides young adults in…
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Historical Society set to feature thresher demonstration; what makes it so unique?
J.I. Case is synonymous with heavy farm equipment, and one of its earliest innovations, a 1902 threshing machine, still works and will be demonstrated at the Old Settlement Centre during the Muskego Festival on Sunday, August 28. It's not the first year the historic machine will be on display, but many who come to watch it separate chaff from grain are likely not aware of its rarity. One of only a few left in the state, the all-wood (only the wheels and interior thrashing mechanisms are metal) machine was a marvel of its time. "It ran on steam, and predated the Ford Motor Company, Harley Davidson, and the Wright Brothers first flight," explained Muskego Historical Society President Jerry Hulbert. Brought to Muskego from northern …
Head to work now, head to the Festival later; all in all, a great Thursday on tap.
Over the hump, and heading toward the weekend. Here's a glimpse at 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. Give me a list of today's events. Patch calendar editors recommend: The Muskego Festival, of course! Tonight's line up begins at 6pm in Veteran's Memorial Park, with Muskego's Teen Idol semi finals, Exit 23 playing rock, food and $16 all-you-can-ride wristbands for the midway. It's family night, so no alcohol will be served. 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 …