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Kewaskum Village President Kevin Scheunemann resigns

October 29, 2021 – Kewaskum, WI – Kewaskum Village President Kevin Scheunemann has submitted his letter of resignation. Scheunemann was elected to his latest term in April 2021. According to the 2-page memo from the Village of Kewaskum, Scheunemann will step down effective January 1, 2022.

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In a one-on-one conversation Friday evening, Scheunemann said this was a difficult decision. “I didn’t want to resign but the reality is I have five kids going to four different schools with a lot of activities and I have a lot of family issues to pay attention to in terms of sporting events and charity events,” he said. “We’re working on building a new church at St. Lucas and I’m on the leadership team and eventually I just had to step down and focus on the charitable work and that’s my first concern.”

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In July 2021 Scheunemann cut the ribbon on a new Dairy Queen in West Bend. He had been working to return a DQ to West Bend since July 2020. “I had some urgency to stay on because we had a commercial project in the works late last year and unfortunately that commercial project fell through, but we were also able to acquire that 13-acre parcel for free and I do have confidence that whoever becomes Village President in the next couple months, they will have a good footing to bring that project home.”

Scheunemann said a couple strong candidates have already stepped forward. He declined to name names but said the Village of Kewaskum would be in good hands.

Questioned whether he would ever run for office again, Scheunemann admitted he was giving the “typical politician answer.”

“Never say never but at this time it is probably very, very, unlikely I will,” he said. “My youngest is 4 and my oldest is 20 and I want to devote more time to my family.”

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