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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

Final day for Fat Boy BBQ in Slinger

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Today is Fat Boy BBQ’s final day of daily service for a food truck on Highway 60 in Slinger. Owner/Pit Master Steve Wenger is expecting big crowds, so he made double of everything today. Stop by early as he doesn’t expect it to last until his normal 6 p.m.

First look inside the expanded St. Peter Church in Slinger

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  The St. Peter Parish Restoration Tours of the church started Thursday evening. Tours continue Friday evening and Saturday morning. Tour reservations for 25 people are scheduled 30 minutes apart. The tours are the only opportunity to see the church expansion project until the parishioners return, hopefully on Christmas

Thursday Farmers’ Markets in Kewaskum and Campbellsport

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Area Farmers’ Markets on Thursdays are the Kewaskum Market from 8 a.m.- noon in the Village parking lot behind the Annex Building and the Campbellsport Market is from 1 p.m. -5 p.m.  At Kewaskum Farmers’ Market, Brandan Schuetz and Larry Fideler were busy selling watermelons to a local day

List of area Farmers’ Markets in Washington County

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There’s a variety of Farmers’ Markets across Washington County. Chime in if we’ve missed one.. Allenton: Tuesday 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the corner of Highway 33 and Weis Street. West Bend VFW: Wednesday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at 260 Sand Drive, which is just

Farmers’ Market in Allenton sees change of season

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The change of season is becoming evident in regards to the produce available at the Allenton Farmers’ Market. Ray Schmidt had Milton apples and potatoes. John Schwendi was able to add winter squash to his large variety of vegetables, red ripe tomatoes, green peppers, solid cucumbers, potatoes, and alien-like

Rave reviews for the new Polanco Mexican Restaurant

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  Washington County Insider got a sneak peek of the new Polanco Mexican Restaurant & Cantina which opened in the Dove Plaza in Slinger. Owner Tony Herrera has 25 years in the restaurant industry, including at Johnny Manhattan’s.   This is his first time he’s going out on his own.

Slinger police question mysterious character

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A mysterious character was spotted hanging around Slinger this week. Employees of nearby businesses did not know who left him or why, but said he had been there possibly since Sunday. Slinger Police and the Village Building Inspector have been made aware of the situation, so his continued presence

Successful Farm Day at Slinger Community Library

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Lots of eager children were waiting for Farm Day to start at the  Slinger Community Library, including many children from local day cares.  Emmett the sheep and Leo the goat arrived accompanied by Graeme and Art from Glacier Rock Farms. Vanessa Taylir, Library Director, kept Leo out of trouble and

Local gas prices vary $2.09 to $2.25 a gallon

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Gas stations across Washington County have held prices steady for the past week but motorists are starting to see a jump at the pump. Most stations in West Bend Slinger and Kewaskum have a gallon of regular unleaded at $2.15, while Hartford prices are at $2.14. A few Jackson

Farmers’ Market in Slinger is underway

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  The Slinger Farmers Market opened on Saturday for the first time this year. It may be tiny, but it’s open both Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. to give you ample chance to get there.   The market will be open every weekend until the

Busy Tuesday for Allenton Farmers’ Market

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Business was pretty steady at the Allenton Farmers market Tuesday afternoon. John Schwendi was able to add corn to the veggies for sale. He said many crops are a bit slower due to the heat and lack of rain, while the growing season for others came to an abrupt

Gas prices falling in the Washington Co. area

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  Gas prices continue to drop in the Washington County area.   Some of the stations on West Washington Street in West Bend, and most Slinger stations saw the price of a gallon of unleaded fall to $2.19 by this evening.   Stations in Jackson are down to $2.17,

New Mexican restaurant coming to Slinger

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Changes are coming to Dove Plaza on Highway 60 in Slinger.     Progress is being made on the new building for O’Reilly Auto Parts.            And a new restaurant, Polanco Mexican Restaurant and Cantina, will be moving into the space formerly occupied by Sophia’s

Richfield’s Hannah Mrozak is red hot at Lakeshore’s Rising Stars competition

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On Wednesday, July 27, Slinger High School Class of 2016 honors graduate, Hannah Mrozak or Richfield will be spending the evening of her 18th birthday singing in the Lakeshore’s Rising Stars competition taking place in Manitowoc at the Capitol Civic Centre.   Mrozak is one of six remaining singers

Photo gallery from weekly Allenton Farmers’ Market

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  The Allenton Farmers Market had friendly group of familiar faces with a variety of items Tuesday evening. The Wisconsin Meat Company made a return trip and was again grilling up their fantastic brats with kraut and Italian sausages in marinara. John Schwendi had a big assortment of veggies

Gas prices dropping across Washington Co.

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  A bit of relief at the pump across Washington County as motorists are seeing a slight drop in prices. For the past few weeks since the July 4 holiday prices for a gallon of regular unleaded have climbed as high as $2.35 in the area. We recently saw

Big crowds enjoy Hartford Maxwell Street Day

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  While the south end of Hartford’s Main Street is under construction the north end, from Sumner Street to State Street,  is bustling with Maxwell Street Day activities.   Just north of Sumner Street, U.S. Army recruiters set up a climbing wall.   The Hartford Chamber of Commerce is

Cozy group of vendors at Allenton Farmers’ Market

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A variety of local businesses were flashing their wares at Tuesday’s Farmers’ Market in Allenton.   Renae from Biggie & Bubba’s had jams, salsa, chicken and turkey eggs.   Schwendi’s had a variety of veggies and herbs.   It was Wisconsin Meat Company’s first time at the market.  
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