Sunday, February 10, 2013
Water Bugs sponsor another event on the lake, this time when the water's solid, and by all accounts, it looks like a lot of fun.
Golfing purists may turn up their nose to using hockey sticks in place of golf clubs and racquet balls in place of golf balls, but then again, they've never played on 'greens' like this. The area of Schrubing Bay on Little Muskego Lake provided the layout for about 4 of the 13 hole course for the 5th annual Charity Ice Golf Classic. With recent snowfall providing the perfect material to create the course, and food-colored snow designated each hole. The event was a fundraiser for the ski club, which performs from May until the end of August at Idle Isle Park as well as throughout the state in tournaments.
Friday, February 8, 2013
The recent dumping of snow only makes the weekend more fun as Muskego celebrates on top of the ice and underneath it
All weekend: Park Arthur's sledding hill is open for business, and reports are the ride is wicked. Friday, Feb. 8 Catholic Memorial High School Presents 'Grease', 7 p.m., Catholic Memorial High School, 601 E College Ave, Waukesha, WI $12.00/$8 students and seniors Saturday, Feb. 9 Cool Stuff for Kids Opportunity Fair, 10 a.m. 1637 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI | Get Directions » FREE Muskego Water Bugs Charity Ice Golf Classic, 11am (registration), 12 noon shotgun start, Danny Haskell's/Schubring Bay on Little Muskego Lake Catholic Memorial High School Presents 'Grease', 7 p.m., Catholic Memorial High School, 601 E College Ave, Waukesha, $12.00/$8 students and seniors Special Olympics Polar Plunge, 10 a.m., Muskego Park Catholic Memorial…
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Against seemingly impossible odds, skiers from the U.S., including Muskego Water Bug Shelly Wohler, join together in China to set a record with Guinness
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Water Bug Shelly Wohler shares a world record with other skiers from U.S. and China as they break Guiness Record for number of skiers in a pyramid.
The logistics could make your head hurt. Gather 44 people together, including three boat drivers, to trek thousands of miles across the ocean, bring miles of ski rope, skis and other miscellaneous equipment into China and through customs. Include the ski boat itself as part of the miscellaneous equipment, and there's so much that can go awry on the way to a world record-setting feat on the Yihe River in Linyi China. However, Shelly Wohler, a member of the Muskego Water Bugs joined the group, which included members of Janesville's Rock Aqua Jays and 15 Chinese waterskiers, in September. The goal: set the record for the most skiers in a pyramid. Wohler said planning for the trip began likely in January, and she was invited under cover of …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
A towering pyramid is tough to accomplish for ski teams, and the Muskego Water Bugs reached for the sky, with success.
Allison Planton, vice president of the Muskego Water Bugs show ski team, called it 'history making.' "With effort from 24 of our skiing members, one driver, two spotters, the pick up boat crew, and at least five camera people we were able to put up this huge pyramid," Planton said. As impressive as a four-tier pyramid is during their weekly shows, the team was able to climb even further, adding another 'layer' to the exhibition. "This pyramid has been a dream of ours for the past year. We spent countless hours in the gym over the winter practicing and we are very excited to say we accomplished this history making pyramid for the team," Planton explained. The pyramid, which relies heavily on ideal water and wind conditions and an …
Saturday, July 28, 2012
A local pub gets a second chance, and local connections lead us to state and national competitions.
July 23 Normally polls don't make the week in review, but the comments generated from a question on when people convicted of multiple OWI's should get prison time was off the charts - join the discussion! POLL: When Should OWI Offenders Receive a Felony Charge? July 24 Without a doubt, the hottest local topic this week was DJ's Pub and their request for rezoning. Tuesday night's council meeting showed a change of heart. DJ's Rezoning Passes, Painfully, on Second Look The Olympics are officially here: Meet Your Wisconsin Olympians July 25 We heard about the Ride for Stacy a Success at Danny Haskell's, and news of a local teen who's heading to compete for a state title: Muskego Teen Will Compete at State Level for American Miss Pageant July …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Muskego's show ski team performs at state meet in Wisconsin, placing 6th and raising hopes for a national berth.
Performing every Wednesday night for Muskego audiences, the Water Bugs took their show on the road to Wisconsin Rapids this past weekend, and overall placed sixth of 14 Wisconsin teams in Division 1 for the National Ski Federation. Spokesperson Allison Planton said the placement puts the team in a great position to qualify for national competition August 10 - 12 in Janesville. Planton's brother Craig was named the tournaments most valuable male skier, earning the Jack Lukes award. The pairs team of Meghan Moriarty and Marty Campbell were awarded first place, which is not the first time the pair has taken the trophy but is impressive given that they have not performed together for the past two seasons. In addition the jump team took 3rd …
Monday, July 9, 2012
Regular 'after hours' event will feature food by area restaurants, beverages and a Water Bugs ski show; register by July 10 for additional savings
The Muskego Chamber of Commerce regularly holds 'Business After Hours' events for its members to come and network after work. Just as traditionally, they feature an event that opens up the networking to include friends, family and anyone interested to enjoy a little food and drink along the shores of Idle Isle Park. 'A Taste of Muskego on the Water' will again be held on Wednesday, July 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the park. Special dishes from Matty's, Alpine's Avalanche Grill, Sauced and Sneesby's Denoon Saloon will fill up your plate while you meet with other business members and enjoy another great summer evening on the lake. This event also highlights a member, the Muskego Waterbugs ski team. The team holds shows every Wednesday …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The annual lakefront celebration at Idle Isle Park goes on July 3 even with the holiday falling in the middle of a work week; dry conditions will not affect fireworks set off on the lake.
Most residents in the city know that Muskego celebrates the Fourth of July a little early, and even though Tuesday is often a workday for most, the show will go on beginning at 1 p.m. on July 3 at Idle Isle Park. As usual, the park provides swimming and picnicking, but events will also include inflatable rides, a bungee run and a rock climbing wall in the green space. IIsland Ice Cream will be serving up its frozen goodies at noon, and the Water Bugs will open its concession stand about 1 p.m. Ski Show times: Around 6:30 p.m., the junior members of the Water Bugs (from age 6) will take to the water for a preliminary ski show. The regular team will begin their show around 7:30 p.m. The 2012 Muskego Water Bugs show is themed "Once Upon a …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Borst property will hopefully close on Friday after several delays
With a full slate of issues from an aldermanic appointment to several closed session items, the Common Council came back from a closed session more than two and a half hours into their meeting Tuesday night to discuss an update on a purchase of a large parcel of land on the north side of the city. The purchase of a nearly 100-acre parcel owned by Nancy Borst is hoped to close on Friday, after several delays have reset the clock. Mayor Kathy Chiaverotti explained that the revisions in the agreement, including additional land that the Borst family would retain, had delayed the finalization of the sale. The result was a lower cost to the city by $30,000, however anticipated funding by the DNR for the land, which is considered environmentally …