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Obituary | Walter ‘Wally’ Schwartz, 91, of Allenton

July 15, 2019 – Allenton, WI – Walter “Wally” E. Schwartz, 91, of Allenton, passed away Friday, July 12, 2019 at Cedar Community, West Bend after a brief illness. Walter was born on November 27, 1927 in the Town of Addison, WI to parents, Joseph and Agnes (Schmidt) Schwartz.

Obituary | Joan L. Smithers, nee Ketterman, 88, of West Bend

July 15, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Joan L. Smithers, nee Ketterman, of West Bend entered peacefully into God’s loving arms on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at her home with her daughters at her side at the age of 88 years.  She was born on May 2, 1931

Sheriff’s Department asks for assistance identifying cyclist | by Washington County Sheriff’s Office

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July 15, 2019 – Washington County, WI – On Sunday, July 14, at 12:27 a.m. a deputy on patrol located a motorcycle on US45 northbound traveling 120 mph south of West Bend. The driver fled and then exited on Paradise Drive. It initially appeared as if the driver was going

Parolee involved in hit-and-run resists officers; tased and arrested | by Washington County Sheriff’s Office

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July 15, 2019 – Washington County, WI – On Sunday, July 14, at 10:31 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office investigated a hit-and-run accident that caused minor injuries on I41 near Sherman Road in the Town of Polk. The investigation revealed a southbound operator was driving aggressively and stuck another southbound

Obituary | Gerald R. Zingsheim, 79, of Minocqua

July 15, 2019 – Minocqua, WI – Gerald “Jerry” R. Zingsheim, 79, of Minocqua, WI died Friday, July 12 at his residence.   Jerry was born on March 20, 1940 in St. Anthony, WI the son of Lelander and Frances (nee Gass) Zingsheim. Jerry was employed by Gehl Co.

VIDEO | Orange Daylilies or ‘Ditch Lilies’ are flourishing

July 15, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – The orange daylilies, or ‘Ditch Lilies,’ are blooming like wildfire this year across Washington County and the rest of the Midwest. Barbara Robertson with the Labyrinth Garden in West Bend said the heavy rains this year led to strong growth for

VIDEO | The Kirchhayn Trotters 4-H Club want to see you at the 2019 Washington County Fair

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Washington Co., WI – The 2019 Washington County Fair is drawing near.  This is the 161st year of the County Fair. The Kirchhayn Trotters 4-H Club  wants to see you at this year’s fair! Mark your calendar for the 2019 Washington County Fair which runs July 23 – 28.   Headliners on

Ten departments respond to fire in Town of Kewaskum | By Washington County Sheriff

July 15, 2019 – Town of Kewasum, WI – On Sunday, July 14, 2019, at 8:56 p.m. a Washington County Sheriff’s deputy noticed smoke coming from the area of Kettle View Drive near Badger Road in the town of Kewaskum. Upon stopping at the residence of 8648 Kettle View

American Construction Services in West Bend named 2019 Future 50 Award winner

July 15, 2019 – West Bend, WI – American Construction Services of West Bend has been named one of the 2019 Future 50 Award winners by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce and its Council of Small Business Executives.   According to an article published in BizTimes Magazine: Established in 1988,

VIDEO | Top pay for RNs, CNAs, and LPNs at Alliance Services Inc., in West Bend

  West Bend, WI – Alliance Services, Inc. in West Bend is a top-notch healthcare staffing agency. The locally-owned company has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval.   Alliance Services has developed a reputation as the “go to” agency for excellent rates, flexible terms and finding the

VIDEO | Tree climbing adventure for kids in Hartford | By TnF Videos and Rachel Womack

July 15, 2019 – Hartford, WI – Hartford Parks and Rec Department partnered with Treetop Explorer LLC to offer a tree climbing class for kids age 7 to adult. Three classes are offered throughout the summer at various Hartford parks. The classes are open to the community. The class

Volunteers needed for research studies at Spaulding Clinical in West Bend

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Clinical research study underway at Spaulding Clinical in West Bend.   Those who qualify and complete the study may be eligible to receive payment of up to $3,205 or $2,280, while enjoying ample recreation amenities and comfortable volunteer suites. Click HERE for more details. Spaulding Clinical Research, LLC is

VIDEO | Join us and find your “new self” at Cast Iron Luxury Living in West Bend

West Bend, WI –  Betty Brunner was looking to redefine her life following the death of her husband. She found Cast Iron Luxury Living and her neighbors welcomed her. “My apartment includes two beautiful patios and I was able to keep my flowers,” said Brunner. “This isn’t just an apartment complex

Horicon Bank and WB COLUMNS race for scholarships

West Bend, WI  – Horicon Bank and West Bend COLUMNS are teaming up to help high school students achieve their goals – but it’s no walk in the park. “West Bend COLUMNS has been funding scholarships for local high school graduates since 1926,” said Rose Petitte, COLUMNS President and

Obituary | Mary J. Roell, 79, of West Bend

July 14, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Mary J. Roell (nee Hensler), 79, of West Bend found peace on Saturday, July 13, 2019. She was born on January 26, 1940 to the late Elmer and Loraine (nee Barns) Hensler in West Bend. On July 9, 1960 she was

VIDEO | Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County is making a difference with Canine Caregivers

July 14, 2019 – Washington Co., WI -It was March 2019 when Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County enhanced its mission of “connecting seniors with caring volunteers” as it unveiled a new program that brings animals into the lives of seniors. The program is several months into fruition and making a world

VIDEO | My Choice Self-Storage has units available in Jackson, WI

Jackson, WI – My Choice Self-Storage has a lot of options in Jackson, WI. There’s climate controlled and standard storage units in Jackson along with units that are ADA accessible. Conveniently located one block north of Highway 60. Jackson Self-Storage was completed in the Fall of 2018. This property

Reserve the dates for summer fun brought to you by West Bend Friends of Park and Rec

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West Bend, WI – Some big events are ahead this summer presented by West Bend Friends of Park and Rec. River City Blaskapelle and Good Time Dutchmen will perform at German Night on July 17. Lakefront Brewery will be there with free samples from 6 to 8 pm. Mark your

July 25 public hearing slated for creation of special assessment on well/septic of Wash Co properties

Washington County, WI – The Washington County Planning and Parks Department will be holding a public hearing on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 7:35 a.m. regarding the creation of an Annual Special Charge Tax Assessment for Washington County properties served by Private Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (POWTS) for the

Logging 114 miles Indiana to Wisconsin

July 14, 2019 – Franklin, WI – Started the morning early at 6 a.m. to beat the 90-degree heat. Didn’t think I’d be wrapping up at 8:30 p.m. with 114 miles under my belt. Munster, Indiana and along the lake shore in Chicago, then to Kenosha was my intent.

VIDEO | The Wayne Crusaders 4-H Club invite you to the 2019 Washington County Fair

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Washington Co., WI – The 2019 Washington County Fair is drawing near.  This is the 161st year of the County Fair. The Wayne Crusaders 4-H Club  wants to see you at this year’s fair! Mark your calendar for the 2019 Washington County Fair which runs July 23 – 28.     Headliners on

VIDEO: Closing the register at Sonny’s Party & Variety in Slinger. Harold Meissner Jr. says ‘Thanks’

July 14, 2019 – Slinger, WI – This story was originally published in January 2017 when Sonny’s Party & Variety Store in Slinger closed. It was two years ago in January 2017 when Harold ‘Sonny’ Meissner Jr. announced he was officially closing up shop at Sonny’s Party & Variety

VIDEO: Register today for summer volleyball camp at UW-Washington County

Washington Co., WI – Click here to sign up for summer youth sports camps including basketball and volleyball at UWM at Washington County. Volleyball camps focus on developing both individual techniques and team strategies. Players will receive individualized instruction on passing, serving, spiking, setting, defense and blocking. Players will

Volunteers needed for research studies at Spaulding Clinical in West Bend

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Clinical research study underway at Spaulding Clinical in West Bend.   Those who qualify and complete the study may be eligible to receive payment of up to $3,205 or $2,280, while enjoying ample recreation amenities and comfortable volunteer suites. Click HERE for more details. Spaulding Clinical Research, LLC is

Eucharistic Rosary Walk is today, Sunday, July 14 at 8:15 a.m.

West Bend, WI – The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a Eucharistic Rosary Walk -today, Sunday, July 14 at 8:15 a.m.   The walk will start at The Columbian, 3245 Lighthouse Lane, in West Bend and proceed south down the Eisenbahn State Trail with Deacon Mark professing the Eucharist

Obituary | John David “David” Stewart, 80, formerly of Grand Rapids, MI

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July 13, 2019 – John David “David” Stewart, 80, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 11, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born on January 10, 1939 in West Hartlepool, England to Andrew and Elsie (nee Laykin) Stewart. David then moved to Kalamazoo, MI in 1953 and ordained by

Obituary | R. Anne McCrimmon, age 86, of West Bend

July 13, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The world lost the gregarious, stubborn, easy-to-smile R. Anne McCrimmon, 86, of West Bend, on Thursday, July 11, 2019. Before she left, Anne wrote stories about her life for her kids and grandkids, so in her paraphrased words: From the time she
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