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Obit: Charles H. Pantle, Jr., 89, of Fredonia

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June 28, 2017 – Fredonia, WI – Charles H. Pantle, Jr. of Fredonia died on Friday, June 23, 2017 at his home at the age of 89 years. He was born on May 15, 1928 in Highland Park, IL to the late Charles and Sophie (nee Henrichs) Pantle.  He grew

Obit: Daniel Ebert, 82, of Fillmore

June 28, 2017 – Fillmore, WI – Daniel H. Ebert of Fillmore died on Monday, June 26, 2017 at his home at the age of 82 years. He was born on September 14, 1934 in the Town of Osceola to the late John and Alvina (nee Kutz) Ebert.

PHOTO GALLERY: Knocking Holland windmill off bucket list

June 28, 2017 – Leiden, Holland – The De Valk, or The Falcon, is a tower mill that dates to 1743.  It is seven floors in all and used to be home to the miller’s family and even a cow or two. If you’ve ever wanted to tour a real

Meijer plays the “dark store” card. 

June 28, 2017 – Washington, Co. – West Bend Mayor Kraig Sadownikow will be testifying in Madison on Thursday in an effort to encourage lawmakers to close a loophole in a law that allows viable big box stores to contest their property assessments and ask their store be charged

Sorry, Wisconsin, no cheese for YOU

June 28, 2017 – Netherlands – Due to the current inclement weather, Judy Steffes has stayed planted in Leiden. A visit with the “cheeseman” as well as a trip to the local market made for a colorful day. Read more and view today’s photos as well as the “cheeseman”

Obit: Dorothy “Tina” Gonnering of West Bend

June 27, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Dorothy “Tina” Gonnering, went home to be with the Lord on June 26, 2017.  Dorothy was born the oldest of two daughters on October 24, 1937 to Alvin and Emma (nee Oberle) Koenings, in Barton, Wisconsin.

Have faith in God but lock your bike

June 27, 2017 – Judy Steffes, WCI editor, is currently on a bicycle tour in the Netherlands raising funds for Alzheimer’s programs at local Cedar Community. Today Steffes rode into Leiden and got pretty close to a number of bee hives, climbed a four-story spiral staircase and shared other

Obit: Norman A. Matenaer, 85, Town of Barton

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June 27, 2017 – Barton, WI – Norman A. Matenaer of the Town of Barton died on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at his home at the age of 85 years. He was born on September 29, 1931 in the Town of Barton to the late Edwin and Mary (nee Staehler)

Obit.| Irene R. Loeffel, 93, Hubertus

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June 27, 2017 – Hubertus, WI – Irene R. Loeffel (nee Belanger), age 93, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Community Memorial Hospital.  She was born on June 15, 1924 in Stratford and married George P. Loeffel on June 15, 1950. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting afghans, sewing, gardening,

Simon, Sam and riding the bike trail – the things you can see.

June 26, 2017 – Netherlands – Judy Steffes finished off her first day cycling from the airport in Amsterdam to Lisse. Along the way she met youngsters Simon and Sam who enjoyed a little silly conversation. Roadside fields of flowers, the proverbial windmill and much more in today’s photo

Weekend sees 4 OWI arrests in West Bend

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June 26, 2017 – West Bend, WI – On Friday June 23, 2017 at 2:22 a.m., a citizen reported seeing smoke in the area of the US 45 off ramp at W. Washington St. in West Bend. Police located an unoccupied vehicle that had veered off the roadway and struck

Brrrrrr! Regner Park closes beach two days in a row.

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June 26, 2017 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend Park and Recreation Department closed the Regner Park beach on Sunday, and the beach remains closed today, as well, due to the low temperatures we are experiencing. Air temperatures have hovered in the mid-60 range since the weekend,

Tickets on sale now. See who’s opening for Ann Wilson of Heart on July 28.

Moose Lodge Inaugural Show has large turnout | By Vickie Pretsch

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June 25, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Sunday’s Moose Lodge Inaugural Car Show boasted over 100 vehicles and motorcycles, plus one golf cart. A solid crowd showed up to look over the diverse display of autos, cycles and more while enjoying great food and beverages. For the past

Obit: Dr. Aurora A. (Alonzo) Sison, 79, of Kewaskum

June 25, 2017 – Kewaskum, WI – Dr. Aurora A. Sison, 79, of Kewaskum, entered eternal life on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend, surrounded by her loving family She was born on October 5, 1937, in Navotas, Rizal, Philippine, the daughter of the late

Obit: Roscoe “Rocky” Tackett, 77, of West Bend

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June 25, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Roscoe “Rocky” Tackett age 77 of West Bend died Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Serenity Villa in Slinger, where he has been a resident for the past 5 years. He was born July 18, 1939 in Antigo to Roscoe and Helen (nee

Obit: Thomas Jeanpierre, 84, of Slinger

June 25, 2017 – Slinger, WI – Thomas Eddie Jeanpierre, age 84, answered his “last call” on Friday June, 23, 2017 at the Serenity Villa in Slinger surrounded by his children Jeff, Thomas and Michelle. He was born on October 2, 1932 in Milwaukee, WI to John and Olive

Bike is cumbersome but connects conversation

June 25, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Judy Steffes has departed for her trip to the Netherlands for The Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s. She describes traveling with her bike as “cumbersome,” but learns quickly that the bulky baggage is a conversation starter. Read more about today’s launch of

Sky Ranch Flyers garner attention from the community | By Roger Strack

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June 25, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Nice turnout for the Sky Ranch Flyers Model Air Show. Planes took off from the small field on Highway D in West Bend. The Sky Ranch Flyers club is a “not-for profit” radio-controlled model club, formed in 1989, to promote the sport

Launching The Amazing Ride in Tribute to Dad Today

June 25, 2017 – Washington County – Today, the first day of The Amazing Ride For Alzheimer’s, Judy Steffes will be traveling to the Netherlands to kick off the bicycling fundraiser in tribute to her dad, Al Steffes (photo below), who has Alzheimer’s disease. As in the past, Steffes

Obit: James “Jimmy” Randall Mallette, 81

June 25, 2017 – West Bend, WI – James “Jimmy” Randall Mallette, age 81, passed away on Wed., June 21, 2017.  Born on April 4, 1936 in Rockford, IL to William and Rose (nee Miller) Mallette. He served in the US Coast Guard and retired as a Detective from the
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