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Award-winning West Bend East Dance Team to perform Thursday at Music on Main | By Kristin Bayer

  July 24, 2018 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend East Dance Team spent a successful and physically demanding week at UDA Dance Camp, held at UW-Milwaukee. The girls worked on individual and team skills development, and competed in numerous categories. At the end of the week,

Remodel under way at Qdoba in West Bend

July 10, 2018 – West Bend, WI – A dumpster in the parking lot in front of Qdoba, 920 W. Paradise Drive, in West Bend is making neighbors a little nervous. Just a quick update, the restaurant is undergoing a major renovation and will be reopening Sunday, July 15.

Three local Catholic Schools all receive Exemplary Recognition from the Archdiocese | By Kristin Bayer

  May 14, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – Three area schools in Washington County were recently honored by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee with Exemplary Recognition. Holy Trinity in Kewaskum, Holy Angels in West Bend, and Saint Frances Cabrini in West Bend were among 11 schools from throughout the

A Warm and Loving Spirit: Sr. Jolene Heiden | By Kristin Bayer

  April 27, 2918 – West Bend, WI – Cookies and milk. That’s how Sr. Jolene’s vocation began. Her father was the janitor at St. Boniface when she was little, and she remembers sitting on the basement steps of the convent every Monday morning, watching the nuns doing laundry.

St. Frances Cabrini alum selected to the D1 All-State Dance Team | By Kristin Bayer

    Feb. 4, 2018 – West Bend, WI – The state competition for high school dance was Saturday and two of the local winners are alumni from St. Frances Cabrini. Brianna Vitkus, a sophomore at West Bend East, and Jillian Wedin, a senior at West Bend West became

Celebrate Catholic Schools Week with memories from St. Frances Cabrini | By Kristin Bryer

Jan. 29, 2018 – West Bend, WI – Catholic Schools Week is underway across Washington County. One of the reasons behind the success of catholic schools is its wonderful, dedicated teachers. Today we focus on Mrs. Pat Kraemer from St. Frances Cabrini in West Bend. This story is courtesy

VIDEO | Parents of West Bend East Varsity Dance Team showoff their sweet dance moves | By Kristin Bayer

Jan. 25, 2018 – West Bend, WI – It was Parents’ Night as the West Bend East boys basketball team hosted Grafton and the parents of the West Bend East Varsity Dance Team prepared this little performance as a surprise for the girls. And boy, were they surprised! Thanks

VIDEO | A note of thanks for helping celebrate 60 at St. Frances Cabrini School | By Kristin Bayer

Oct. 31, 2017 – West Bend, WI – A simple note of ‘thanks’ for helping celebrate 60 years at St. Frances Cabrini School. The one-day event brought together family, friends, faculty and faith. Click HERE to see highlights, videos and photos from the Sunday celebration.  

Stephen King movie “It” opens in theaters Friday | Courtesy Kristin Bayer

Sept. 7, 2017 – West Bend, WI – The Stephen King movie “It” opens Friday and the movie theater has a red balloon attached to the sewer grate out front. At least we think it’s a promo for the movie…. In the movie Pennywise, a killer clown, lures children

VIDEO | West Bend East Varsity Dance Team at Music on Main | By Kristen Bayer

July 21, 2017 – West Bend, WI – A special treat Thursday night during intermission at Music on Main in Downtown West Bend as the West Bend East Varsity Dance Team put on a show.   Video courtesy Kristen Brayer.  

Cabrini centenarian leaves legacy of faith | By Kristin Bayer

July 7, 2017 – West Bend, WI – This past summer, I had the opportunity to meet S. Marlena, and visit with her a few times. I found her to be a dynamic, funny, interesting woman, filled with kindness, good stories, and a deep love of God. She shared

VIDEO | Tradition of 8th grade walk-through at St. Frances Cabrini School | By Kristen Bayer

  June 6, 2017 – West Bend, WI – A tradition at St. Frances Cabrini School was carried out this week as students said goodbye to graduating 8th graders with a walk-through. All of the students come out of their classrooms and line the hallways, and the 8th graders

Cabrini alum Tyler Galante finishes Eagle Scout project at St. Frances Cabrini School | By Kristen Bayer

May 28, 2017 – Wets Bend, WI – Saturday morning, Cabrini alum Tyler Galante (8th grade class of 2015) came another step closer to becoming an Eagle Scout. He installed a GaGa Ball pit that he built for the school playground, to complete his Eagle Scout project. A sophomore

Principal for a Day at St. Frances Cabrini | By Kristen Bayer

May 23, 2017 – West Bend, WI – St. Frances Cabrini Principal Aaron Hilts had help from 2nd grader Taylor and 3rd grader Noah as the two boys were Assistant Principals for the day. The opportunity was an auction item at the annual St. Frances Cabrini Dinner Auction; their
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