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David DeGroot: Mount Pleasant Village President candidate

Racine County Eye asked candidates to fill out a questionnaire so that our readers could learn more about them. These are David DeGroot’s answers. David DeGroot What position are you seeking?Mount Pleasant Village President How long have you lived in Mount Pleasant?25 years Age64 OccupationMount Pleasant Village President, real estate interests David DeGroot What motivated […]

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4 Mount Pleasant Village Board seats up for grabs, here’s who is running

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. — With four seats up for grabs on the Mount Pleasant Village Board, it may look different after the 2023 spring election. Kelly Gallaher, Travis Yanke, Kim Mahoney, and Eric Martinez will challenge Village of Mount Pleasant Board incumbents David DeGroot (Village President), John Hewitt (Village Trustee #1), Nancy Washburn (Village Trustee […]

Some in Foxconn development could lose homes through eminent domain

A number of residents living in the path of the Foxconn Technology Group development were frustrated with what they felt was a lack of information at an informational meeting in Mount Pleasant Wednesday night. The official location for the proposed $10 billion LCD display panel factory was announced Oct. 4. That was the first time […]

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Mount Pleasant Village President Censured

Mount Pleasant Village President Dave DeGroot was censured by his fellow board members Monday for an outburst he directed at a resident that attempted to speak during the previous board meetings public comment section. DeGroot barred Mount Pleasant resident Kelly Gallaher on August 28 from speaking during the public comment period saying that she was […]

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Foxconn Announcement Expected Wednesday

Foxconn Technology Group will likely build their next plant, which will bring thousands of jobs and billions of dollars of investment to the region, in Mount Pleasant and Sturtevant, according to media reports. A Taiwanese multinational electronics contract manufacturing company, Foxconn is based in New Taipei City, Taiwan. The company makes electronics for a number of […]

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New Industrial Building Planned For Mount Pleasant

The Land and Lakes Development Co. plans to build a 308,000 square-foot speculative industrial building starting this summer in the Park 94 business park. Part of a 60-acre business park development, Illinois-based Land and Lakes will break ground on the second phase of the project. The recent sale of a 132,000-square-foot spec building to Zilber Property Group […]

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Gridlock: Mount Pleasant Stuck On Village Trustee Appointment

In a three to three vote, the Mount Pleasant Village Board of Trustees failed to confirm new president Dave DeGroot’s choice to fill his empty trustee seat. The vote split along voting blocks that have formed in recent years. Trustees Gary Feest, Jon Hansen and Ken Otwaska voted against appointing John Kis to the Village […]

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John Kis Tapped For Mount Pleasant Trustee Spot

Newly elected Mount Pleasant Village President Dave DeGroot appointed John Kis, a member of the Village Plan Commission and an executive with Tri City National Bank, to fill his village trustee seat. DeGroot ran for both president and trustee. Winning both, he is allowed to appoint his successor. In a press release circulated Tuesday, DeGroot […]

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DeGroot Goes Solo At Candidate Forum

Mount Pleasant Village Trustee Dave DeGroot had a candidate forum all to himself Wednesday night after Village President Jerry Garski declined to participate in the event. DeGroot is running this year for both his trustee position and president. In his responses to the questions Wednesday night he indicated how he would have handled past issues […]

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Mount Pleasant Lifts Public Comment Restriction

An ordinance many thought to be unconstitutional was repealed by the Mount Pleasant Village Board Monday after 11 years of being on the books. The rule, which dates back to Mount Pleasant’s establishment as a village, barred people running for public office from speaking during the public comment section of village board meetings. Board members, […]

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DeGroot Blames Village President Supporters In Egging Home, No Arrests Made

Mount Pleasant Trustee David DeGroot circulated a press release Friday March, 10 alleging that supporters of village president Jerry Garski egged his house in a politically motivated attack, though investigators are not so sure. DeGroot hopes to unseat Garski in the April 4 election for village president. According to the release, four people egged DeGroot’s house […]

Campbell Woods Development OK’d By Mount Pleasant Board

After months of deliberation and public hearings, Campbell Woods, a senior living development in Mount Pleasant, moved forward Monday following approval of a re-zoning ordinance. The $40 million development will see a 170-unit senior care facility in the Campbell Woods subdivision at the northeast corner of highways 31 and KR. The vote of approval for […]

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Mount Pleasant To Buy Land For New Fire Station

The Mount Pleasant Village Board approved the purchased land across from the entrance to the Village Hall at its meeting Monday for a new fire station for the Southshore Fire Department. David Degroot attempted to prevent citizen Don Schulz from asking a question, but village president Jerry Garski reminded Degroot that he has the option […]

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