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New menu unveiled at Moonlighting in Barton

  May 15, 2018 – Barton, WI – Moonlighting, 326 Commerce Street, in Barton has reopened with a bit of a new look and a fancy new menu. Owner Chad Goeman has brought his Uncle Larry Goeman into the mix. Walk into Moonlighting and as you cross the threshold

Opening Day announcements for 6 new restaurants in West Bend

      May 14, 2018 – West Bend, WI – There are six new restaurants opening in the West Bend area and one establishment that reopened after it was closed for a licensing issue. We’re following up on how development is going and give you an opening date

Dog wakes owners to aid their escape from early morning fire in West Bend

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  April 30, 2018 – West Bend, WI – A dog is being credited for helping save two people early Monday morning as a fire raced through their trailer home on River Road. West Bend Fire Chief Gerald Kudek said the call came in around 1:46 a.m. for a

VIDEO | Kathryn Flynn in concert at St. James Episcopal Church

April 29, 2018 – West Bend, WI – It felt like a night at the opera as friends and family gathered for a concert with mezzo-soprano Kathryn Flynn. “She’s made Barton very proud,” said Mary Moll. The 20-year-old Flynn wowed the crowd with pieces by W.A. Mozart, Sondheim and

VIDEO | The DIVA want to say ‘Thanks’ for making the Spring Bling a SUCCESS!

  April 27, 2018 – West Bend/Barton, WI – The ladies in the local DIVA group want to thank everyone for their support of Spring Bling. The weather was fantastic and so were the sales. Stay tuned for the next shopping extravaganza in downtown West Bend and Barton.

VIDEO | Renovations underway at St. Mary’s Parish in Barton

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April 26, 2018 – Barton, WI – In one short month the scene inside St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Parish in Barton has changed dramatically. The pews have been removed along with the altar, the carpet, the base molding … just about everything. The cracks in the plaster have been

Stay alert! Turtle crossing season in Washington County

April 24, 2018 – Washington Co., WI –  Saw my first turtle rescue of the season Monday as a motorist jumped out of his car on Hwy NN across from Duquaine Concrete and scooped up a turtle the size of a dinner plate. Tis the season for turtles crossing

Moonlighting in Barton temporarily closed

  April 23, 2018 – Barton, WI – There’s a note on the door at Moonlighting, 326 Commerce Street in Barton. It says the establishment is closed because of a licensing issue. According to consultant Jay Stamates, the Department of Revenue came in earlier this month and shut them down,

VIDEO | Washington Co. Sheriff’s Office releases cause of Friday grass fire

  March 24, 2018 – Town of Barton, WI – On Friday, March 23 at 12:26 p.m. the Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a report of heavy smoke coming the area of the dead end of Sleepy Hollow Road in the Town of Barton. The first arriving Deputy determined

Obit: Celestine “Sally” I. Zingsheim, nee Peters, 90, of the Town of Barton

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March 16, 2018 – Celestine “Sally” I. Zingsheim, nee Peters, of the Town of Barton died on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Hospital at the age of 90 years.  She was born on April 6, 1927 in the Town of Polk to the late Frank and Clara

VIDEO | Renovations underway at St. Mary’s Parish in Barton

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March 14, 2018 – Barton, WI – There’s a major renovation underway inside the worship space at St. Mary Immaculate Conception Parish in Barton. In 2016 repairs were made to the historic steeple and exterior church surfaces. In 2017, the parish completed major updates to the church’s heating and

Former Barton State Bank and Barton TV building sold

March 8, 2018 – Barton, WI – The building formerly home to Barton State Bank, Barton TV and currently Woodland Iron & Firearms,  1715 Barton Avenue in West Bend, has been sold. According to real estate records at City Hall the property sold Feb. 21, 2018 for $91,200. Joseph

The Bottom Line – a poem about the old Otten’s Food Store in Barton | By Janie Ripple-Kreis

Feb. 28, 2018 – Barton, WI – Last week after Ries’ Sausage Plus closed we ran a story looking back at some of the corner grocery stores in the West Bend area. That inspired Janie Ripple-Kreis to submit the note and poem below.   To go along with your

Moving up into Barton for a look at Grocery Stores

  Feb. 24, 2018- Barton, WI – There was a bit of feedback on the grocery store topic this week as we spent some time Thursday going down memory lane recalling some of the old corner stores in West Bend. Now hiking up the hill into Barton there’s a

VIDEO | West Bend Common Council reviews liquor license for Buzdum’s Pub & Grill in Barton

  Feb. 20, 2018 – West Bend, WI – There was a thorough grilling for Boro Buzdum during Monday night’s West Bend Licensing Committee meeting as Police Chief Ken Meuler held a 1-inch folder of information and violations connected with establishments related to Buzdum. The Licensing Committee was reviewing a

Former Long Branch Saloon in Barton sold to Boro Buzdum

Feb. 16, 2018 – Barton, WI – The former Long Branch Saloon in Barton has been sold. The property, 1800 Barton Avenue, was listed through Re/Max United and Paula Becker. It was initially priced at $184,500 and eventually dropped to $139,000. The parcel sold Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 to

Washington Co. Republican Women supply treats to West Bend Fire and Rescue | By Marie Schmidt

    Feb. 12, 2018 – West Bend, WI – The Washington County Republican Women supplied baked goods, cheese/sausage trays, snacks and fruit to members of the West Bend Fire and Rescue Departments.  It was their way of saying thank you for all they do for the community. The

Obit: Dorothy A. “Dotty Ann” Brath, nee Forsberg, 73, of the Town of Barton

Feb. 2, 2018 – Town of Barton, WI – Dorothy A. “Dotty Ann” Brath, nee Forsberg, of the Town of Barton, died on Friday, February 2, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family at the age of 73 years.  She was born on December 24, 1944 in

Great weekend for ice fishing in Washington County | By David Slinde

Jan. 22, 2018 – West Bend, WI – Perfect weather Saturday for ice fishing on Wallace Lake. Temps were near 50 degrees and the ice was thick enough for vehicles. Fishermen used everything from wax worms to minnows, although there was a complaint about not having a bait and

History help in Barton | Can you identify this floor?

Jan. 22, 2018 – Barton, WI – Neighbors at Revive Salon Studio, 1747 Barton Avenue, are looking for a little help as they try to identify the business that installed the decorative pattern on the hardwood floor. Stylist Rhiannon Klotz thought she uncovered history that may have dated to

Studio 33 on the move as Connect Cell / U.S. Cellular prepares to expand in West Bend

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Jan. 18, 2018 – West Bend, WI – Melissa Nurkala, owner of Studio 33, took the news in stride as she received word from the owner of the strip mall on Highway 33 that she’d have to give up her spot because the tenant next door, Connect Cell, would

Businesses in Barton ecstatic about inclusion into Facade Improvement Grant Program

    Jan. 15, 2018 – Barton, WI – The West Bend Common Council voted 6-0 to take over the Façade Improvement Grant Program. The Façade Improvement Grant (FIG) program, previously run by the West Bend Economic Development Corp.,  is designed to provide an incentive for private sector improvement

Old Opera House in Barton has sold

  Jan. 15, 2018 – Barton, WI – The old Barton Opera House has been sold. According to records in the West Bend City Assessor’s office Mike Smith sold the property, 1741 Barton Avenue, to Jay Mundinger for $332,500. The 2017 assessed value was $235,200. Smith originally purchased the property

Washington County Board candidates pull/file papers for April 2018 election

Dec. 27, 2017 – Washington, Co., WI – There will be several incumbents on the Washington County Board that will be facing challenges come the April 2018 election. All 26 seats on the board are up and some of the highlights include: -County Board Chairman and District 16 Supervisor

Candle may be to blame for starting small fire in Town of Barton home

  Dec. 26, 2017 – Town of Barton, WI – On Christmas Day at 12:46 p.m. the Washington County Sheriff’s responded to a home fire in the 3200 block of Lighthouse Lane in the Town of Barton. The occupant indicated she was home when she smelled smoke and located

VIDEO: Celebrating 107 years with Clara Moll of Barton

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Dec. 21, 2017 – Barton, WI – How often can you say that you sang the “Happy Birthday song” to someone who turned 107 years old. This week in a cozy farmhouse in Barton, Clara Moll celebrated her 107th birthday. She was born in 1910, right after the coffee

Washington Co. Dispatcher helps couple deliver baby at home in Town of Barton

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  Dec. 8, 2017 – Town of Barton, WI – It was a quick delivery Sunday morning for the parents of Hope Lettow as the baby girl couldn’t wait to get into the world. Click the link below to hear how a dispatcher at the Washington County Sheriff’s Department
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