Friday, February 1, 2013
Fifth annual Ice Golf Classic (weather permitting of course) puts the ski club atop the water again on Feb. 9 to raise funds for the coming season
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Friday, February 1
The Muskego Water Bugs Show Ski Team will again take to the lake, but this time the show is on ice. The club is holding its 5th annual Ice Golf Classic on Saturday, Feb. 9. played in Schrubring Bay (near Lannon Drive) on Little Muskego Lake. Proceeds will go to cover costs for costumes, equipment and gas in the 2013 season. The weather has been less than kind to those looking to recreate on the ice so far this season, but organizers are hoping for a return to cold 'regular winter' temperatures to lay a 13-hole course on the ice. Registrants can check in at 11 a.m. at Danny Haskell's and there will be a shotgun start at noon. Admission is $50 per person, and you can sign up with a foursome or you can be placed by sending an email to Tom …
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 …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
The Mercury Open was held last weekend - here are great images from the competition of our hometown Muskego Water Bugs
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
We're 22 percent covered in water, but there are other ways to stay cool. Here are a few ideas; please feel free to add your own.
Temps in the mid-90s and heat indices in the triple-digits are a bit much for mid-June. It seems like the official beginning of summer on Tuesday is taking itself very seriously, but it's also an opportunity to take advantage of what we've got on hand to stay cool. Of course, there are lakes here - Idle Isle Park provides free parking during the week, and is open to the public from sun up until dark. (Generally 10 p.m.) Take advantage of the beach, water and plenty of picnicking in the shade. In addition, Muskego County Park provides swimming and plenty of shade, and for a $27 season-long pass into the park (daily rates are $3 and $5 for weekdays and weekends), it's easy in and easy parking. Click here for hours for all of Waukesha County'…
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The Common Council will have a variety of items on its plate Tuesday night, as it looks at boat launch purchase, construction agreements, and a decision on 7th District aldermanic candidates
The Muskego Common Council will have a variety of issues to consider when it meets Tuesday at 7 p.m. at City Hall: Looming road projects have also required the city to make the following moves:
Monday, November 7, 2011
What was thought to be a solution at the Parks and Rec Committee meeting hits a snag at Public Safety, with conservation concerns raised over alternate home for ramp at Holz Island.
The ongoing saga over where to put the Water Bugs Ski Team ramp when it's not being used for practice or shows in Idle Isle Bay has written another chapter, as the Public Safety Committee reviewed objections from Conservation Coordinator Tom Zagar over placing the ramp in alternate years in front of Holz Island. Zagar wrote a memo to Parks and Recreation Director Craig Anderson objecting to the placement off the shore of Holz Island, calling it an environmentally sensitive area, and citing concerns over wave action contributing to erosion. Previously, Parks and Rec had thought they reached a solution with Mark Harrison, whose home is on the lake and says he didn't feel he should have to view the structure five months of every year. Last …
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…
Friday, August 12, 2011
Muskego show ski team hopes to come out on top at 37th annual tournament being hosted in Janesville
After placing 6th at the Wisconsin regional competition, the Muskego Water Bugs show ski team is competing on the national level in Janesville this weekend. Scheduled to go on Sunday, August 14 at 7:30 a.m., their chances are good, as they have consistently shown well with tricks, jumps and pyramids, according to show director Jon Nelson. "Two of our guys, Geoff Stone and Craig Planton, placed 2nd and 3rd at regionals in the freestyle jump, so we are pretty confident we will be competitive this weekend," said Nelson. Club Vice President Allison Planton also pointed out that Craig (her brother) took first at the Malibu Open held at Milwaukee's lakefront last weekend. Wisconsin has 24 teams that compete in show skiing and has its own region…