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Dirty Ninja Mud Run garners over 1000 participants | By Ruth Marks

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July 15, 2017 – West Bend – The Dirty Ninja Mud Run slated for this morning saw over 1200 registrants from the ages of 4 to 14 as of 8:30 a.m. Participants crawled, climbed and ran through the muck on what turned out to be the perfect day for

Kewaskum gas station changes affiliation | By Ruth Marks

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July 13, 2017 – Kewaskum, WI – Starting out as a small local gas station in 1954 on the corner of Main Street and Hwy. S in Kewaskum, Herriges Oil, located on the corner of Hwy 45 and Hwy. 28 has seen a number of affiliation changes. According to

Wednesday night’s storms dumped over 1.5″ of rain in West Bend | By Ruth Marks

June 29, 2017 – West Bend – Wednesday night’s barrage of heavy thunderstorms left 1.5″ of rain on the west side of Big Cedar Lake. It also left behind a unique view of a double rainbow at sunset from Highway K facing towards Big Cedar Lake shortly afterwards. Photo

A gallon of regular unleaded in Washington Co. has a diverse price range | By Ruth Marks

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  June 13, 2017 – Washington Co., WI –  Gas stations across Washington County have a 20-cent price range as the next travel holiday, July 4, is on the horizon. Germantown stations have a wide variation for a gallon of regular unleaded from $2.19 to $2.39. The going price

The Memorial Day price bump at the pump is looming | By Ruth Marks

May 23, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – If you didn’t fill your gas tank on Monday, better hurry while you can still find a station that hasn’t increased prices before the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Prices at all Slinger stations jumped six cents to $2.39 for a gallon

Service at Holy Angels Cemetery to dedicate new Memorial Monument for Civil War veterans | By Ruth Marks

May 20, 2017 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend  Veterans Honor Guard and the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War met at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 20 at Holy Angels Cemetery in West Bend for a short ceremony to dedicate a new Memorial Monument for

VIDEO | Traffic signals making a test run in front of Meijer in West Bend. By Ruth Marks

May 8, 2017 – West Bend, WI – The countdown is on for the opening of the new Meijer store, 2180 S. Main Street in West Bend. In an effort to prepare motorists for the new traffic pattern the city has activated the stop-and-go lights at the intersection of

Wide range of gas prices across Washington County. By Ruth Marks

April 28, 2017 – Slinger, WI – After several weeks of a universal price at the pump throughout the area, prices in some communities in Washington County have begun dropping. Addison Station is at $2.34 for a gallon of regular unleaded. Prices in Jackson are $2.35 and 2.41. Slinger

Mail service semi incident halts traffic on westbound Highway 60 in Slinger

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 April 19, 2017 – Washington County, WI – Following an accident this morning on Interstate 41 at WIS 60 in Washington County, a B&T Mail Service semi is being removed from the scene by Homer’s Towing Service. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) is still reporting lane closures on

VIDEO: Morning car fire in Slinger. By Ruth Marks

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April 18, 2017 – Slinger, WI – Some graphic photos show what remains following a car fire early Tuesday morning in Slinger. Firefighters from the Slinger Fire Department were quickly on the scene just before 11 a.m. to put out the fire in front of Cleary Building Corporation next

VIDEO | Teresa Hall’s vehicle got totaled in the snowy accident mess on I41. “I had the grill of the dump truck right here.” By Ruth Marks

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March 13, 2017 – Richfield, WI – Teresa Hall feels lucky to be alive. “My car was smooshed,” said Hall as she waited for a ride at Slinger High School. Hall was headed home to Michigan on Monday morning on I41 in Washington County when her vehicle was involved

Wind topples trees west of Big Cedar Lake on top of the Great Divide. By Ruth Marks

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March 8, 2017 – Big Cedar Lake, WI – My power went out west of Big Cedar Lake on top of the Great Divide at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 8 on the second day of very high winds. Calling We Energies by cell phone resulted in a recorded message

A full house for Ash Wednesday Mass at the newly renovated St. Peter Church in Slinger. By Ruth Marks

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March 1, 2017 – Slinger, WI – The very first Mass in the newly renovated St. Peter Catholic Church was at 8 a.m. March 1 on Ash Wednesday. The church was nearly filled to capacity for the weekday Mass.                    

March roars into Washington County like a lion. Nearly 6-inches of snow in some parts. By Ruth Marks

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March 1, 2017 – Big Cedar Lake, WI – West of Big Cedar Lake, on top of the great divide, what a difference a day makes. Monday evening into Tuesday we got 1 inch of rain. Tuesday evening until about 730 a.m. Wednesday morning we got another seven eighths

Delta Defense honored for helping match donations for Operation Welcome Home Troops

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Feb. 23, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Thank you Delta Defense for supporting the West Bend High School Charity Week by matching funds to help the WBHS raise nearly $7,000 for Project Welcome Home Troops! Charity Week raised more than $16,500 to support local non-profit organizations. Student Counsel

Time capsule buried at the newly-renovated St. Peter Church in Slinger. By Ruth Marks

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Feb. 23, 2017 – Slinger, WI – After 8 a.m. Wednesday morning Mass held in the auditorium at St. Peter Grade School in Slinger, Rev. Rick Stoffel led parishioners, grade school children and teachers next door into the recently-renovated church.  The parish’s copper-box time capsule was sealed that morning

Final weekday Mass celebrated in St. Peter school auditorium. Time capsule placed as parish prepares to celebrate new renovation. By Ruth Marks

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Feb. 22, 2017 – Slinger, WI – St.  Peter’s Wednesday 8 a.m. Mass. This is the last weekday Mass that will be held in the school auditorium. Mass has been shifted the past year for the reconstruction of St. Peter Church. Reverand Rick Stoffel said, “Attendance at Wednesday morning

Prices at the pump slowly on the rise across Washington County. By Ruth Marks

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Feb. 15, 2017 – The last few days leading up to Valentines Day have seen a reversal in the slow slide in area gas prices, as we say goodbye to prices in the range of $2.19 for a gallon of regular unleaded. Those stations that never got below $2.24,

Update on gas prices across Washington Co. shows fluctuation from $2.29 to as low as $2.14 By Ruth Marks

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Feb. 6, 2017 – Germantown, WI – A Sunday afternoon drive showed gas prices continue to fall slowly throughout the Washington County area, however there’s real variation between towns. Allenton is highest at a consistent $2.29 for a gallon of regular unleaded. Most West Bend stations are charging $2.25,

Closing the doors for the final time at Sonny’s Variety in Slinger By Ruth Marks

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Jan. 29, 2017 – Slinger, WI – As of 4 p.m. Saturday, Sonny’s Party & Variety in Slinger will have closed for the last time. Sonny is so thankful to his many customers over the years.  The store was completely emptied. Remaining merchandise will be donated to the WELS

Gas prices in Germantown considerably lower than rest of Washington County

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Jan. 28, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – Gas prices continue to fall in Washington County. On Friday afternoon prices  in Jackson and Slinger dropped to $2.25 for a gallon of regular unleaded. Stations in Hartford are unchanged at $2.27.  West Bend is at $2.29 and $2.35, while Allenton is
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