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A love story in Barton – Date at St. Mary’s Fish Fry

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Hank knew he was behind schedule. He promised to meet Essie at the St. Mary’s Fish Fry around 4:30 p.m. but work kept him late and it was all he could do to run home, shower, fumble with the buttons on his shirt and race up the block. The

Ed Hoffman remembers his dad driving streetcar

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There was an article in Sunday’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel by Jim Stingl about the olden days of the Milwaukee County Transit System and a man’s collection of paper bus passes that date to 1930. “You can go to the pass in here that was in somebody’s pocket the day

3-day mission at St. Peter Church in Slinger

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Ron Naab celebrates 50 years with Allenton FD

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  On July 28, 1965 Ron Naab was headed to the old Allenton Fire Station on Main street to attend his first training. But before the training really got underway the siren on top the station sounded and Ron was off to his first barn fire. By the time

Obit: Joyce Gavin, 88

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Joyce R. Gavin (nee Stern), 88, of Kewaskum, passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2016, at Kettle Moraine Gardens in Kewaskum with her loving family by her side. She was born on October 2, 1927 in West Bend, the daughter of the late Edward and Lorilla (nee Schacht) Stern

UPDATED Obit: Joe Barbercheck – Owner Pizza Joe’s

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Joseph Paul Barbercheck, 77, the owner of Pizza Joes in Barton has died. Joseph (Joe) Barbercheck , 77, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday , Feb. 26, 2016   He was born March 10, 1938, in Gary, IN to Joseph and Helen (Michrina) Barbercheck and grew up

Daisy Troop selling cookies at Walmart in WB

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If you missed ordering Girl Scout cookies this year head out to Walmart on Paradise Drive this afternoon where Girl Scout Daisy Troop 20042 is busy selling thin mints, peanut butter patties, lemonades and thanks-a-lot.  

Jackpot climbs for Wednesday Powerball drawing

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Nobody matched all the numbers from Saturday’s drawing so the Powerball jackpot grows to $292 million for Wednesday’s drawing. Check your numbers by clicking here.

Around the Bend – Updates & tidbits by Judy Steffes

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– Regal Ware, Inc. awarded the 2016 J.O. Reigle Scholarships to Lindsey Du Charme and Alexandra Krueger, seniors at Kewaskum High School. The $18,000 scholarships are awarded annually and provide each student $4,500 per year toward a 4-year college program. – Washington County has an accepted low bid from

Feb. 28 is the third Sunday of Lent

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Come celebrate Krimmer’s 1-year anniversary

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Wes and Kelsey Krimmer are rolling out the red carpet tonight as the couple celebrate the 1-year anniversary of Krimmer’s Restaurant, 114 N. Main Street. Check out this promotional video by Wes – free limo rides, free complimentary champagne and new menu items.   Come check it out!  

Pooch Palace opening today at 821 S. Main Street

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Pooch Palace opens today at its new location, 821 S. Main Street. The folks from Kruepke Printing Inc.  took advantage of mild temps on Friday and put up the new signs. Dawn Dunker moved her dog grooming salon about 100 feet around the corner from her previous location in the

WB Plan Commission to review Meijer and Delta Defense

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A couple developments will be addressed during Tuesday’s Plan Commission meeting in West Bend. Delta Defense, which is building a new corporate headquarters in West Bend’s Corporate Center, will present a new site plan layout. The initial site plans were approved at the Sept. 1, 2015 Plan Commission meeting.

Painting by Dan Gerhartz at Albrecht Free Clinic

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More than 20 people walked through an open house at the Albrecht Free Clinic, 908 W. Washington St., on Wednesday evening. Many were impressed with the layout of the clinic, the added dental service and the brilliant painting in the lobby by artist Dan Gerhartz of Kewaskum.

Two buildings on S. Main Street sold in West Bend

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A couple of business buildings on S. Main Street in West Bend have changed hands. The National Tire & Battery building was sold Feb. 16, 2016. Blueroad Net Lease LLC bought the property from Brauvin Net Lease LLC for $1,253,249.     Just down the street Neil Peterson sold

New treasurer for West Bend Gridiron Club

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Randy Gromowski is the new treasurer or the West Bend Gridiron Club. Gromowski replaces Dave Wolf who held the position for seven years and resigned for health reasons. The Gridiron raised over $500,000 in support of West Bend athletics. Gromowski is the father of Luke Gromowski, a popular WB

Christian Unity – Pot luck and Blanket-Tying event

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West Bend area churches are combining efforts to “Keep Kids Warm this Winter” at the second annual Pot Luck – Blanket Tying Event in celebration of Christian Unity. The gathering at Cedar Ridge Grand Hall begins with food and fellowship at 11 a.m. followed by simple blanket tying –

Check out Bergmann’s new location in Slinger

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Stop in and see Bergmann’s Appliance & TV, 205 Kettle Moraine Drive N. in Slinger.  Bergmann’s features one name, two stores and three departments which include electronics, appliances, bedding and lift chairs.   More information is available at BergmannAppliance.com

Mayor of Fox Lake in Dodge Co. wins $1 M Powerball

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Beaver Dam resident and Mayor of Fox Lake, Thomas Bednarek is the lucky winner of the $1,000,000 prize from the Saturday, Feb. 20 Powerball drawing. The winning ticket was purchased at Rechek’s Food Pride, 609 N. Spring Street in Beaver Dam. Rechek’s Food Pride will receive $20,000 for selling

Kewaskum HS recipients of 2016 J.O. Reigle Scholarships

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  Kewaskum, Wisconsin (February 26, 2016) – Regal Ware, Inc. has awarded the 2016 J.O. Reigle Scholarships to Lindsey Du Charme and Alexandra Krueger, seniors at Kewaskum High School. The $18,000 scholarships are awarded annually and provide each student $4,500 per year toward a 4-year college program. Lindsey is

A love story in Barton – Hank takes Essie to St. Mary’s Fish Fry

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Hank looked at the clock on the wall. Father time was moving painfully slow today. “If you don’t tend to business now – you’re going to stay late until we’re though,” yelled Jeff over the whir of the table saw. His voice was muffled by the din of the

Progress slow on new Pizza Hut location in WB

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Received an update from the Wisconsin Hospitality Group regarding the latest on Pizza Hut in West Bend and there’s not much more information than last we spoke. “We are planning on rebuilding in West Bend in the near future,” said Denise Harris, director of marketing WHG. “Our exact plans

Shops in WB and WC involved in Vintage Shop Hop

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There’s a unique shopping experience coming to the Washington County area March 4 and 5. Vintage Shop Hop is a self-guided shopping trip that includes vintage and antique shops and extends from southern Wisconsin through northern Illinois. Billed as “the mother lode of road trips…a self-guided day to any

Wash. Co. Breakfast on the Farm in Hartford for 2016

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The 29th annual Washington County Breakfast on the Farm is set for June 11 at Level Acres Dairy on County Highway S in Hartford. The event includes barn tours, an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, free wagon rides and an antique tractor display. Advance tickets are $6 and children 3 and

St. Mary’s Fish Fry is today 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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St. Mary’s Fish Fry is this afternoon from 4:30 p.m – 7:30 p.m. at the Parish Center on Jefferson Street. Give a listen to second grader Lucy as she asks for everyone to come to the event.    
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