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Obit: Florence Willey (nee Lammers), 86, of Appleton

August 23, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Florence Willey (nee Lammers), age 86 years, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 in Appleton, WI.  She was born in Milwaukee on September 6, 1930 to Henry and Viola (nee DuMay) Lamers. Florence married Robert E. “Bob” Willey in

West Bend teams with EDWC to support expansion of EPIC Creative

August 23, 2017 – West Bend, WI – On Wednesday morning EPIC Creative received incentive funding from the City of West Bend and Economic Development Washington County (EDWC) to support the expansion and build-out of its new headquarters,  300 S. Sixth Ave., West Bend. On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, the City

VIDEO | Check out Music on Main this Thursday in downtown West Bend

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August 23, 2017 – West Bend, WI – There’s lots going on in downtown West Bend on Thursday as Saving Savannah performs outlaw country music at Music on Main starting at 6:30 p.m. Delta Defense is the magnanimous sponsor and Brazen Head will be serving great food. Listen in as the ladies tell you

Delta Defense in West Bend is recognized as area’s No. 1 Top Workplace

  August 23, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Delta Defense, LLC is proud to announce it has been awarded the 2017 Best Places to Work honor by the Milwaukee Business Journal. Delta Defense, LLC provides Sales, Customer Service, Marketing and IT services to the United States Concealed Carry

VIDEO | Ribbon cutting and welcome for Consider the Lilies, 136 S. Main Street

August 23, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Amanda Strassburg, owner of Consider the Lilies in downtown West Bend, made it official this week as she cut the ribbon for a grand opening celebration at her store, 136 S. Main Street in West Bend. Strassburg is continuing the celebration

VIDEO | Rock at GERMANfest on Thursday and Saturday in West Bend

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August 23, 2017 – West Bend, WI – West Bend’s annual GERMANfest is just around the corner, August 24 – 27 and it’s not going to be just about Polka this year. Starting Thursday the Eddie Butts Band will play  from 5 – 8 p.m. followed by Rebel Grace until 11

History of West Bend Germanfest: Decadent desserts

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  August 23, 2017 – West Bend, WI – “Essen und Trinken halten Leib und Seel zusammen” is an old German saying which means, “Food and drink keep body and soul together.” Nowhere is that saying more appropriate than in the sugary vista of selections in the dessert tent

Counting the rings on the 100-foot Silver Maple on Sixth Avenue

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August 23, 2017 – West Bend, WI – A piece of history came down this week as a 100-foot silver maple tree was felled on S. Sixth Avenue. Tom Francis hired Steve Awve and West Bend Crane to remove the monster tree which measured 13-feet 10-inches around; it’s mighty branches

Powerball jackpot up to $700 million for tonight’s drawing

August 23, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – Hot topic of conversation …. tonight’s $700 million Powerball drawing. Stopped at Hoffert’s Mobil on S. Main Street in West Bend for my winning ticket. The interesting thing has been the response from neighbors on “if you won… what would you

Motorcycle Charity Race for Chix 4 a Cause is Saturday, Aug. 26

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Washington Co., WI – Supermoto dual sport off road race to benefit Chix4aCause! Food and beverages available, no carry ins. There is a $5 admission to Washington County Fair Park; children 12 and under are free. Practice from noon to 1:30 p.m., race runs from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Testimonial: This community appreciates your excellent reporting

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August 23, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Surfing through my Posts to Page on Washington County Insider and found this note from Jon and Sheryl Ward. It simply made my day! This page is about the community and the wonderful neighborhoods/cities/and county we live in. We are a

Obit: Lois J. Werner (nee Schoewe), 88, of West Bend

August 22, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Lois J. Werner (nee Schoewe), 88, of West Bend, was called home to be with her Lord, on Friday, August 18, 2017. Lois was born on June 16, 1929, in Milwaukee, WI, the daughter of the late Max and Ella (nee

West Bend Attorney Eileen Evans appointed to Preliminary Review Committee

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  August 22, 2017 – Madison, WI – The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently appointed three attorneys to serve on the Preliminary Review Committee, which assists the Court in regulating the practice of law: Atty. Barry J. Boline of Port Washington, Atty. Eileen T. Evans of West Bend, and Atty.

VIDEO | Check out Music on Main this Thursday in downtown West Bend

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August 22, 2017 – West Bend, WI – There’s lots going on in downtown West Bend on Thursday as Saving Savannah performs outlaw country music at Music on Main starting at 6:30 p.m. Delta Defense is the magnanimous sponsor and Brazen Head will be serving great food. Listen in as the ladies tell you

VIDEO | Grand opening celebration today at Consider the Lilies in West Bend

August 22, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Join Amanda at Consider the Lilies, 136 S. Main St., in West Bend for her grand opening celebration. There will be a ribbon cutting at noon along with a tour of her fabulous store, a game wheel and prizes. Plus you’ll

VIDEO | Heiser hosting a parade today as 90+ vehicles make their way to the Thriller at Miller

August 22, 2017 – West Bend, WI – There will be a consistent parade of vehicles leaving Heiser Chevrolet on W. Washington Street in West Bend today as the local dealership prepares for one of its biggest sales of the year. The Thriller at Miller gets underway Wednesday, Aug.

West Bend Common Council approves filing for grant to help restore Historic West Bend Theatre

August 22, 2017 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend Common Council voted unanimously Monday to move forward with a resolution to file an application for a grant that would help fund renovation of the Historic West Bend Theatre. The Community Development Investment Grant Program is run through

VIDEO | Little E. Radney Pennington returns to West Bend

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  West Bend, WI – Popular Elvis impersonator Radney Pennington will be performing live for one show at the West Bend Moose Lodge on Thursday, Sept. 7. Come see this talented, amazing young man. He sings everything from Buddy Holly to Johnny Cash and of course Elvis.  A can’t-miss performance at

A bit of history on how Germanfest got its start in WB

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August 22, 2017 – West Bend, WI – The city of West Bend has always held fast to a strong German tradition and 32 years ago neighbors turned out to raise a toast to Gemütlichkeit. On Aug. 30, 1986 local businessman Herb Tennies, his family and a handful of
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