VIDEO | Flagpole parade in Barton as effort underway to name Edward F. Groth Memorial Park

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March 26, 2019 – Barton, WI – There’s a bit going on behind the scenes in Barton. Early Monday morning, with temperatures a crisp 34 degrees, a small crew including Jeff Slais from Wisconsin House Woodworks, Dan Vrana from Vrana Body Shop and Michael Kohnke from Commonwealth Construction Corp. worked

VIDEO | Race car drivers hit the brakes for breakfast at Allenton Elementary

March 26, 2019 – Allenton, WI – It was deemed “the most awesome day ever” by students at Allenton Elementary as they raced to breakfast during National School Breakfast Week. The theme was ‘Start Your Engines’ and it featured an appearance by NASCAR Xfinity driver Josh Bilicki along with Tony

Get your tickets for Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at The Columbian

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West Bend, WI – It’s not too early to think ahead about the Kiwanis Breakfast with the Easter Bunny.  The event is Saturday, April 13. Tickets will soon be available at The Columbian and Horicon Bank. Below is a photo gallery as kids had mixed reaction to meeting the

Letters to the Editor | Zagel for Town of West Bend | By Penny Zagel

March 26, 2019 – Washington Co., WI –  I am writing to ask my fellow Town of West Bend residents to vote for Troy Zagel for town supervisor on April 2. It’s time for a change – we need a new representative who will objectively oversee and help move our

MOWA to host seniors with memory care issues on March 26

Washington Co., WI – The Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend has a completely free program for adults with memory loss and their caregivers, SPARK! This week the program will welcome a class of kindergarteners! Designed for people with memory loss and their caregivers, SPARK! is a free monthly

New State Patrol Officer for Washington County and Fond du Lac County

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March 26, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – There were 16 new Wisconsin State Patrol officers sworn in during a graduation ceremony Friday in La Crosse. Members of the Wisconsin State Patrol’s 64th Recruit Class recently completed 26 weeks of comprehensive training that began September 16, 2018 at the

New Ozaukee Christian School to open in Town of Trenton

March 26, 2019 – Town of Trenton, WI – There’s a new school for K3 through eighth graders opening in Washington County. Ozaukee Christian School will open in the Town of Trenton, 1204 Highway 33 across from West Bend Lakes Golf Course.   Ozaukee Christian School describes itself as “offering

Obituary | Joseph ‘Joe’ W. Spaeth, 88, of West Bend

March 25, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Joseph “Joe” W. Spaeth, 88, of West Bend found peace on Thursday, March 21, 2019. He was born July 30, 1930, the 5th child of the late Lawrence and Margaret (nee Melder) Spaeth in Jackson WI. On June 16, 1951 he was

Obituary | Robert G. Wagner, 81, of Hartford

March 25, 2019 – Hartford, WI – Robert G. “Peanuts” Wagner, 81, passed away on Friday, March 22 unexpectedly at his home. He was born in Hartford, Wisconsin, on December 2, 1937, to George and Elizabeth (Kreilkamp) Wagner. He was given the nickname “Peanuts” by his classmates in grade school

Obituary | Joanne Zimdars, 77, of West Bend

March 25, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Joanne T Zimdars (nee Miller), 77, Loving mother of 5, passed away peacefully surrounded by her children at home on Wednesday, March 20, 2019.  Joanne was born July 15, 1941 in Duluth MN, to the late Leo and Florence Miller.  Joanne

Cedar Community | The Stories of Howard Knox | By Carrie Sturn

March 25, 2019 – West Bend, WI – With 98 years of a very active life behind him, Howard Knox has a lot of stories to tell. Howie was born in South Milwaukee, growing up with two brothers and two sisters. Their father was a plumber and the boys

Letters to the Editor

Washington Co., WI – There is a referendum in the West Bend School District on the April 2 ballot.   “There is no need for a new school in Jackson. The school has very nice, well-lit classrooms with attractive classrooms. Jackson consistently has test scores in the top two

Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School’s Mobile Mission Trip | By Jordyn Heckendorf

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March 25, 2019 – Jackson, WI – As part of the Cross Trainers program at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School, students will utilize their spring break to offer services to churches on mission trips, one in particular is headed south to Mobile, Alabama. Part of their volunteer work will include

River Road Mobile Storage in West Bend

March 25, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Welcome River Road Mobile Storage, to West Bend. The locally-owned company makes storage easy with no tedious loading and unloading to a storage facility. River Road Mobile Storage delivers mobile storage containers to your location, then picks it up and moves it

West Bend School Board accused of violating policy in final $74 million total referendum push

March 25, 2019 – West Bend, WI – A formal complaint is expected to be filed today against the West Bend School Board in connection with knowingly violating policy on a campaign mailer. During a regular meeting this past January 14, 2019 the School Board discussed putting a referendum

Letter to the Editor | Vote ‘No’ on the April 2 West Bend School District Referendum | By Mary Weigand

March 25, 2019 – West Bend, WI – As an interested community member and a member of the Citizens Facilities Advisory Committee for the WBSD I will be voting NO on the school referendum question. I went with curiosity to the informational meeting at Jackson Elementary School. During the

‘Recharge’ women’s event is April 5 at St. Luke in Sling

March 20, is 2019 – Slinger, WI – On Friday, April 5, St. Luke Church in Slinger will host the second annual women’s event “Recharge.” The guest speaker will be Vicki Simon who is the pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg. Simon has studied the practice of Loving

Common Sense Citizens of Washington County to host candidate forum for races on April 2 ballot | By Bernie Newman

Washington Co., WI – The Thursday, March 28, 2019 meeting of Common Sense Citizens of Washington County is open to any candidates in Washington County who are on the April 2 ballot and would like to introduce themselves. Each candidate will be given five minutes to do so. If

Spring Movies for Grown-ups at the Jack Russell Memorial Library

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March 25, 2019 – Hartford, WI – Jack Russell Memorial Library presents…..  

VIDEO | Schwai’s is gearing up for the summer grilling season

Washington Co., WI – Tommy Schwai is gearing up for summer with some grilling specials and dates he’ll be out and about in the community. Schwai’s will have a tent set up at the West Bend Farmers’ Market on June 1, 15, and 29. Tommy will also be at

Obituary | Walter “Wally” W. Kobs, 97, of West Bend

March 24, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Walter “Wally” W. Kobs, 97, of West Bend passed away peacefully on Friday, March 22, 2019 at Cedar Community in West Bend. He was born on November 26, 1921 to the late Maximilian “Max” and Alice (nee Boekelberg) Kobs in Milwaukee WI.

Obituary | Kimberly Elander-Hanson, 59, of Grafton

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March 24, 2019 – Grafton, WI – Kimberly Elander-Hanson (nee Elander), 59, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the Aurora Medical Center in Grafton. She was born on March 11, 1960 in Hancock, MI to Donald and Patricia (nee Kinsman). Kimberly is survived by her husband, Larry

Obituary | Carol Lee Kappler, 76, of West Bend

March 24, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Carol Lee Kappler (nee Wernicke), 76, died peacefully surrounded by her family on March 22, 2019 in Stevens Point, WI. Carol is survived by her husband, Gerald “Jerry” Kappler of Plover, WI; her son Michael (Jody) Kappler of West Bend, WI; her

Victim identified in fatal shooting in Dodge County | By Beaver Dam Police

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March 25, 2019 – Beaver Dam, WI – Beaver Dam Police have released details on a fatal shooting that occurred Saturday, March 23, 2019.    

Gas prices on the rise

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March 24, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Gas prices appear to be on the rise in the Washington County area. A gallon of regular unleaded has been seen at $2.59 to as high as $2.69 in Allenton. What sort of prices have you seen?

Let us introduce you to Clare Robbe from Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County

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March 24, 2019 – West Bend, WI – It’s a time of transition at Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County as the organization makes welcome Clare Robbe as the new RSVP Project Director. “I wanted to introduce myself to all of you and tell you what an honor it is

Aviation Scholarship at EAA Chapter #1158 Open House

March 24, 2019 — The Kettle Moraine chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association announces the availability of a flight training scholarship for young adults ages 15 – 19.     Up to $10,000 will be awarded to an interested local candidate who is considering an aviation career and who

Kettle Moraine Symphony to hold season finale at Holy Hill

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March 24, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – The final Kettle Moraine Symphony concert of the 2018-19, to be performed May 5 in the resounding space of the Basilica at Holy Hill in Hubertus, features the Moraine Chorus and guest vocal soloists from the greater Milwaukee area. The program

VIDEO | Paying it forward at Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County

  March 24, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – A regular Sunday series sponsored by Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County a local organization that connects seniors with caring volunteers.   The volunteers and board members at Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County are extremely appreciative of all the people who have helped over
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