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Ski hills in Washington County open for business | By Ruth Marks

Nov. 11, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – The 2017-2018 Washington County ski and snowboarding season got off to a very early start with both area hills opening Saturday, Nov. 11. Little Switzerland in Slinger had nearly all front runs open, including the beginner hill and Sunburst in Kewaskum

Gas prices in Washington County area on the rise | By Ruth Marks

Oct. 31, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – Gas prices in the Washington County area appear to be on the rise. On Tuesday morning the price of a gallon of regular unleaded in Slinger is up from $2.45 to $2.54. Several stations in West Bend are up to $2.52

New yoga studio opening in Slinger | By Ruth Marks

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  Oct. 23, 2017 – Slinger, WI – Awakening Healing & Yoga is opening in the Slinger Centre, 413 E. Washington Street. It’s going into the location formerly home to Romualda Photography. . Yoga studio owner Traci Eberly hopes to open Nov. 4. The studio will offer yoga, Reiki,

Gas prices on the down slide in Washington County | By Ruth Marks

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  Oct. 13, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – After holding quite steady at $2.49 for a gallon of regular unleaded, gas prices in the Washington County are started dropping this week. Several West Bend stations are down to $2.45 per gallon of regular. Slinger and Kewaskum are charging

Menomonee Falls author June Kurzon to be guest speaker Friday, Oct. 13 at Kettle Moraine YMCA | By Ruth Marks

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Oct. 11, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Author June Kurzon from Menomonee Falls will be the guest speaker Friday night, Oct. 13, at the Washington County Divorced/Separated, Widowed/Widower’s meeting at the Kettle Moraine YMCA on Washington Street in West Bend at 7:30 p.m.  You do not have to be a

Name revealed for the new pizza place in Slinger | By Ruth Marks

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Oct. 6, 2017 – Slinger, WI –  A name has been released for the new pizza restaurant going into the old Heros Sandwich Shoppe, 140 Kettle Moraine Drive North in Slinger. Owner Tony Herrera said it will be called Angelos Pizzaria, although the sign will simply read Angelos Pizza. Neighbors

A familiar face in the restaurant industry in Slinger is opening a new eatery | By Ruth Marks

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Sept. 25, 2017 – Slinger, WI – A new restaurant will be opening in Slinger next month as Tony Herrera, owner of Polanco Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, opens a pizza place at 140 Kettle Moraine Drive North across from Bergmann Appliance & TV. The bright yellow and green building

Area gas prices appear to be dropping following the Labor Day jump | By Ruth Marks

Sept. 14, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – Gas prices in Washington County are finally starting to decline. A few stations in West Bend, Jackson and Slinger were down to $2.49 for a gallon of regular unleaded. A couple weeks ago during the Labor Day holiday and at the

Washington County law enforcement raise money for Special Olympics | By Ruth Marks

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  August 11, 2017 – Hartford, WI – Members of Washington County Law Enforcement took part in a fundraiser on Friday for the 31st Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run. Spending five hours this morning on the roof of the Hartford location of Dunkin Donuts were Derrick Janzen of Hartford

Local park and ride in Washington County reopens after serious upgrade | By Ruth Marks

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July 31, 2017 – Slinger, WI – Most people know about the official long time Park and Ride Lots in Allenton, West Bend, and Germantown, as well as the newer one in Richfield. But a previously less official looking, unlit gravel lot on Addison Road just north of Highway

Apples, salsa, and sweet corn at the Allenton Farmers’ Market | By Ruth Marks

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July 26, 2017 – Allenton, WI – Traffic was light but steady at the Tuesday afternoon Allenton Farmers’ Market. Customers appreciated the chance to talk with the farmers. Ray Schmidt had Yellow Transparent apples and apple juice. He said he’ll have them probably another week, then it’ll be about

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.                    
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