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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

Official last day for Sonny’s in Slinger is Saturday, Jan. 28. By Ruth Marks

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Jan. 26, 2017 – Slinger, WI – Sonny’s Variety & Party Store is emptying fast!  The last day is this Saturday, Jan. 28. Hurry in for bargains at 70% off. Random wood and pegboard is free.

Area gas prices starting to decline in Hartford and Jackson as regular unleaded drops to $2.27

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  Jan. 20, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – Gas prices across Washington County are starting to decline. Hartford stations are charging $2.27 and $2.29 for a gallon of regular unleaded and Jackson is down to $2.29.   Elsewhere Slinger is at $2.35 for regular unleaded and Allenton, Kewaskum

Dialysis Clinic to open in spring on Lous Way off Hwy 60 in Slinger By Ruth Marks

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Jan. 19, 2017 – Slinger, WI – Construction is underway for a new dialysis clinic in Slinger. According to Slinger building inspector Greg Darga the 6,413-square-foot facility is run by Fresenius Medical Care.   The company profile said, “Fresenius Medical Care North America is the premier health care company

West Bend firefighters on scene at Heiser on Highway 33

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Dec. 26, 2016 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend Fire Department is on scene at Heiser Chevrolet Cadillac, 2620 W. Washington St. Firefighters were seen on the roof just before 10 a.m., they were responding to a fire call. West Bend police have the driveway by Pick

Rotary Rink in Slinger is open for the season

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Dec. 22, 2016 – Slinger, WI – Matthew Zagar, 10,  and his 6-year-old brother Jackson were able to get in some hockey practice at Slinger’s Rotary Rink on Wednesday morning, while mom Renee Zagar kept watch. The rink opened for the season last Friday, just off the parking lot

A look inside the time capsule being readied for placement in St. Peter Catholic Church in Slinger

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Dec. 16, 2016 – Slinger, WI – As the expansion of St. Peter Catholic Church in Slinger nears completion, members of the congregation are preparing a special time capsule to be buried in the walls; a special collection of mementos to relay the significance of this time in years

Looks like prices at the pump will spike for the holiday travel season

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Dec. 10, 2016 – West Bend, WI – While all of Slinger and nearly all West Bend are holding gas prices at $2.09 for regular unleaded, one station jumped sharply Friday afternoon.  

Outdoor work crews in Washington County continue despite frigid temps By Ruth Marks

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Dec. 8, 2016 – Slinger, WI – With temperatures in the teens and wind chills in the single digits, it sounds like a day for soup simmering on the stove while sipping hot chocolate. But outdoor workers are toughing it out on a number of projects in Slinger. At

Saying goodbye to Sonny’s Variety Store in Slinger

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Dec. 4, 2016 – Slinger, WI – It’s the end of an era in Slinger as Harold Meissner Jr. closes up Sonny’s Party & Variety. Meissner, also know as Sonny, grew up in the grocery business, working at his father’s store in Milwaukee.  When the storefront next to Harold

Prices jump at gas stations across Washington County

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Dec. 4, 2016 – Slinger, WI -A few area gas stations have raised prices and more will likely follow within the next few days. The West Bend Shell stations on Highway 33 and on Paradise Drive raised prices from $2.09 to $2.11. Kwik Trip in Slinger went from $2.05

VIDEO: Busy opening day of the 2016 season at Little Switzerland in Slinger

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  Nov. 25, 2016 – Slinger, WI – Quite a few skiers and snowboarders took to the hill at Little Switzerland on Friday. There cloudy skies and comfortable temperatures in the mid-30s.   Little Switz has been making snow since last Saturday. It appears the piles of snow have

Gas prices in Washington Co. hop for the holiday

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Nov. 24, 2016 – Jackson, WI – A handful of gas stations in Jackson, West Bend, and Slinger are still charging $1.99 on Thanksgiving night. However others have jumped to $2.05 and some $2.09.    

Little Switz preps for Friday opening

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Nov. 24, 2016 – Slinger, WI – Grooming the hill on Thanksgiving night for Fridays opening at Little Switzerland in Slinger. Open runs include 41 Park and the beginner area. Hours 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for child/senior.  

Emergency crews called as wood chips in Asplund truck catch fire.

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Nov. 6, 2016 – Allenton, WI – Some excitement at Addison Station in the Town of Addison on Saturday night as some wood chips in one of the Asplund trucks was smoldering and smoking.   Employees at the station called the fire department. Fire crews from Allenton and St.

Gas prices differ by 12 cents across Washington Co.

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Oct. 31, 2016 – Jackson, WI – Gas prices remain stable across Washington County, even leaning slightly downward. However the price range is pretty spread out if you travel from one city to the next, especially heading south.   Two Jackson stations are at $2.07 for a gallon of

Gas prices falling in the Washington Co. area

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Oct. 24, 2016 – Slinger, WI – Along with lower temperatures comes lower gas prices.   Half of the gas outlets in Slinger dropped from a recent price of $2.17, to match Hartford at $2.13, while West Bend remains at $2.15.   Allenton is at $2.14, and the K-stop

Semi accident on northbound I41 and Highway K

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  An incident with a semi this evening on northbound I41 and Indian Drive just past Highway K. Witnesses said the cab of the semi looks burned out.  There are a number of fire trucks and rescue personnel from St. Lawrence on scene. The northbound ramp is closed and

First look at new dialysis clinic in Slinger

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Construction is underway for a new dialysis clinic in Slinger. According to Slinger building inspector Greg Darga the 6,413-square-foot facility is run by Fresenius Medical Care. The company profile said, “Fresenius Medical Care North America is the premier health care company focused on delivering the highest quality care to

Gordie Boucher goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

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The Gordie Boucher Ford Lincoln Dealership, 3021 W Washington St, West Bend, has been sporting a new look this week as the front entrance is now wrapped in pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month. General Manager Chris Flynn said the idea started when he visited Missouri a few years ago
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