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Tornado Awareness Week = drills today; be prepared, not scared

April 20, 2017 – Washington County, WI – If you hear tornado sirens going off today there’s a good reason, and it’s not because there’s a tornado. As a part of Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin, a statewide tornado drill, coordinated with the National Weather Service, will

Governor orders flags to be flown half-staff today to honor state trooper

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April 11, 2017 – Washington County, WI – The Governor of Wisconsin has ordered flags to fly at half-staff, April 11, 2017, as a mark of respect for Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper Anthony J. Borostowski. “In accordance with this order, please ensure that the flag of the United States and

NWS issues severe thunderstorm watch for south central Wisconsin

UPDATE 6 p.m.:  The severe thunderstorm watch has been cancelled. April 10, 2017 – According to the National Weather Service: A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 10 p.m. for Dodge and Washington Counties which includes the West Bend, Beaver Dam, Germantown, Hartford, Richfield and Slinger areas as

Weather advisory issued for Washington County, surrounding areas. Hazardous driving conditions to develop.

April 4, 2017 – Washington, Co., WI – The National Weather Service has issued the following weather advisory: A wintry mix of rain and snow will spread rapidly across southern Wisconsin Wednesday morning. The mix may change to all wet snow for a period. The snow may come down

Good eats and ice cream treats; Washington County Breakfast on the Farm extends a bovine beckon for June 10 event.

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The 30th annual Washington County Breakfast on the Farm is set for Saturday, June 10 at the Golden ‘E’ Dairy Farm on 8262 Orchard Valley Road in the Town of Farmington. The event includes barn tours, an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, ice cream sundaes, family activities and more. This year’s

Governor orders flags to be flown half-staff tomorrow to honor firefighter.

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March 2, 2017 – Washington County, WI – According to the Department of Military Affairs “the Governor of Wisconsin has ordered flags to fly at half-staff, Friday, March 3, 2017, as a mark of respect for Firefighter Terrance E. Shafer who died in the line of duty on Saturday,

Not a joke; most of southeastern WI now under a winter weather advisory.

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Update 2:46 p.m.: A dense fog advisory has also been issued until midnight for Dodge, Washington, Fond du lac and Ozaukee counties. Feb. 28,2017 – Washington County, WI – From 50+-degree temperatures, rain, thunder, lightning and hail to a winter weather advisory – March is arriving in true Wisconsin

Washington County Insider trends No. 1 and No. 2 at top of Google Search

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February 28, 2017 – Washington County, WI – The Washington County Insider continues to maintain a reputation as Washington County’s most-read online newspaper as it trends in the first two places on the Google Search engine. Both the online paper and the Washington County Insider Facebook are holding steadily

Winter Weather Advisory posted by the National Weather Service. Snow/freezing rain in forecast.

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Feb. 24, 2017 – Washington County – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Dodge, Fond du lac, Ozaukee and Washington counties from midnight tonight until 6 a.m. Saturday. Snow is expected this evening that will change over into freezing rain Saturday morning, followed by

Tom Hegna, as seen on PBS “Don’t Worry, Retire Happy!” coming to Washington County March 18

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February 23, 2017 – West Bend, WI – PBS’ Retirement Expert, Tom Hegna, is coming to West Bend, WI on Saturday, March 18th. His popular PBS Special Don’t Worry, Retire Happy! has been viewed by tens of thousands of people nationwide, and now you have a chance to see

Cedar Lake Sales awarded Mercury Marine Service Award for 11th consecutive year.

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February 24, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Mercury Marine has presented Cedar Lake Sales of West Bend, WI, its prestigious Service Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award for 2016. Mercury Marine’s Service CSI Program measures the satisfaction of consumers after having service work done on their Mercury outboard or

Public invited to join Kettle Moraine YMCA Nature-Based 4K for sled dog demonstration.

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February 23, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Join the Kettle Moraine YMCA and their Nature Based 4K at Holy Trinity in Newburg for a sled dog demonstration. In Alaska, The Iditarod always starts the 1st weekend of March. In celebration of the event, families are invited on Monday,

NWS issues Winter Weather Advisory for Dodge/Washington/Ozaukee counties starting at midnight tonight

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February 23, 2017 – Washington County, WI – A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for all of Dodge, Washington and Ozaukee counties beginning at midnight tonight. Current rain will turn over to snow this evening with an eventual freezing rain expected later tonight

It’s Baaaack! Special Weather Statement Issued for Wash/Dodge/Fondy Counties by National Weather Service

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February 23, 2017 – Washington County, WI – Put away the rakes and garden trowels, then haul out the shovels and snowblowers once again. The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement for Washington, Dodge and Fond du lac counties that reminds us that winter is not

Washington County Royal Eagles Boys/Girls Take Third in State BBall Tourney

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February 17, 2017 – Wisconsin Dells, WI – The Washington County Homeschool Athletics (WCHSA) Royal Eagles boys and girls teams participated in the Wisconsin Christian Homeschool 3rd Annual State Basketball Tournament at JustAgame Fieldhouse in Wisconsin Dells today. There were a total of 11 boys teams and 7 girls

Dense fog advisory for Washington County and surrounding areas; freezing rain expected for some

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February 7, 2017 – Washington County, WI – The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory until noon for Washington, Dodge and Ozaukee counties.  Visibility is expected to be 1/4 mile or less. Drivers are cautioned to turn on headlights and slow down on the roads this

Winter weather advisory issued for all of southern Wisconsin; possibility of up to 7 inches of snow

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  Jan. 24, 2017 – Washington County – The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for all of southern Wisconsin, to include Fond du lac, Dodge and Washington counties. A mixture of rain and snow is expected to start sometime late this afternoon or early evening

Icy roads create hazardous driving for morning commute. Many schools on two-hour delay.

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Jan. 17. 2017 – Washington County, WI – According to the National Weather Service, a Winter Weather Advisory continues for southeastern Wisconsin until 9 a.m. Icy roads are to be expected for the morning commute and drivers should allow extra time for travel. The icy rain is expected to

Vehicles fall through lakes in 2 separate incidents in neighboring Dodge County.

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From WISC-TV: HUSTISFORD, Wis. – Multiple agencies responded to two incidents of vehicles breaking through lake ice in Dodge County Sunday evening, officials said. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office said a 20-year-old was driving a car on the ice on Lake Sinissippi near Hustisford at 5:43 p.m. when the

Winter weather advisory for all of SE Wisconsin issued. Snow, sleet, freezing rain expected. Closings coming in.

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Jan, 16, 2017 – Washington County, WI – The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for all of southeastern Wisconsin that is estimated to start later this morning. Snow changing to sleet, then freezing rain, is expected with accumulations around an inch or less. Driving conditions

Wisconsin is going into a deep freeze today. Here are some tips to avoid frostbite…

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Jan. 6, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – Washington County is under a wind chill advisory for the entire area until 10 a.m. today. The current temperature is a strong 1°F. Bitter wind will be rushing in from the northwest around 5-10 miles per hour, lending a wind chill

Winter Storm Warning has just been issued. Long-duration snow expected Friday afternoon. Be prepared.

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Dec. 15, 2016 – Washington Co., WI – A winter storm warning is in effect from 2 p.m. Friday until Saturday at 9 p.m. for all of southeastern Wisconsin including neighbors in Washington, Ozaukee, Fond du Lac and Dodge Counties. Estimated snowfall is expected to be 7 – 11
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