Mackenzie Krumme has joined the staff of Unified Newspaper Group.

Krumme, a Stoughton native, graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2018 with a bachelor of arts in journalism and international studies.

She most recently was a reporting intern at both Madison Magazine and Madison365, where she will continue to do some freelance work. She has recorded a podcast and worked with high school students to teach journalism skills at Centro Hispano.

Krumme had freelanced for Unified Newspaper Group previously, writing two cover stories for Your Family magazine and working with our Spanish-language Corre la Voz publication in Verona.

While at Madison, Krumme worked as an editor at the Badger Herald. She also previously volunteered at WORT Radio in Madison.

She lived abroad throughout her early adulthood, in Mexico, Nicaragua and Spain.

Krumme is taking over for Amber Levenhagen, who had been the Stoughton community reporter since October 2016. Levenhagen has moved to a government reporting position, covering the City of Stoughton and Village of Oregon.

Krumme will work with fellow community reporters Emilie Heidemann and Kimberly Wethal in their coverage of Oregon and Verona, respectively.

Krumme can be reached at, Heidemann at and Wethal at Community news for any of UNG’s coverage areas can be sent to assistant editor Scott Girard at

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