Around the Bend – Updates & Tidbits by Judy Steffes

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The landscape is going to look a little different at the corner of Seventh Avenue and Walnut Street as the steeple has been removed from Kettle Moraine Bible Church. According to the book ‘City of West Bend’ by Janean Mollet-Van Beckum, the church was the German Methodist Episcopal Church and parsonage in 1916. Services were held in German.

-A groundbreaking will be held Wednesday, Oct. 19 as construction of a new Just Like Home Adult Day Center will be built in the Jackson Business Park.

-The 2016 Women of Christ Conference is Nov. 5 at the Washington County Fair Park. This year’s theme is: Mercy, God’s love in action.

– The U.S. Post Office in Jackson closed Friday after the Jackson Fire Department was called to the building on Cedar Park Court on Thursday afternoon for an odd chemical smell that was causing headaches for staff. The Post Office was closed Friday although mail was delivered. The Jackson Fire Chief said a lab in Madison is trying to determine the odor. No injuries were reported following the incident.

-The Allenton and St. Lawrence Fire Department Fire Prevention Open House and Pancake Breakfast is Sunday, Oct. 16 from 8 a.m. – noon.

– Construction is underway for a new dialysis clinic in Slinger. Village building inspector Greg Darga said the 6,413-square-foot facility is run by Fresenius Medical Care. The clinic is located north of Burger King at 631 Lous Way, just to the west of Dove Plaza and next to O’Reilly Auto Parts. The clinic will open in early 2017.

– Leaf collection begins in West Bend on Monday, Oct. 17. Neighbors are reminded to place leaves in the street gutter area. Bags of leaves will not be collected and crews will not remove leaves from the area.

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-There will be homemade pies galore at the Harvest Moon Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 29 in Barton. Enter your pie today and come for the music, food, dancing and fun!  Pie drop off is 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Judging at 6:30 p.m.

– Some of the best pumpkins in the Washington County area are on sale now at Meadowbrook Pumpkin Farm, 2970 Mile View Road, West Bend. The Haunted Cornfield is also in full swing.

-The 4th annual Downtown Dash 5k run/walk through historic Downtown West Bend is Sunday, Oct. 16. Professionally chip-timed run and a Bloody Mary bar at the finish for participants 21 years old and over. Register a team of 4 online before Oct. 10 and 1 person’s entry is free.

-A ceremony to recognize all Veterans will be held Monday, Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. at Green Tree Elementary School in West Bend. Anyone who needs a ride can call Mayor Sadownikow’s office at 262-335-5123. Refreshments will follow. The event is put on by Common Sense Citizens of Washington County.

-Brodey Laverenz and his sister Kiera won a fire truck ride to school as part of a drawing held during the Boltonville Fire Department Open House. The kids were taken to school by firemen Dennis Fechter and Bill Kohlwey.

 

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