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Open house January 9, 2020 for property owners in Cedar Creek/Cedar Lake floodplain

Washington Co., WI  – Washington County is hosting an open house for property owners on new floodplain mapping changes coming for the Cedar Creek/ Cedar Lake area.    There are over 2,255 parcels within the Cedar Creek/Cedar Lake floodplain.  Of these, approximately 78% will see a net decrease in the

Open house January 9, 2020 for property owners in Cedar Creek/Cedar Lake floodplain

Washington Co., WI  – Washington County is hosting an open house for property owners on new floodplain mapping changes coming for the Cedar Creek/ Cedar Lake area.    There are over 2,255 parcels within the Cedar Creek/Cedar Lake floodplain.  Of these, approximately 78% will see a net decrease in the

Open house January 9, 2020 for property owners in Cedar Creek/Cedar Lake floodplain

Washington Co., WI  – Washington County is hosting an open house for property owners on new floodplain mapping changes coming for the Cedar Creek/ Cedar Lake area.    There are over 2,255 parcels within the Cedar Creek/Cedar Lake floodplain.  Of these, approximately 78% will see a net decrease in the

Open house January 9, 2020 for property owners in Cedar Creek/Cedar Lake floodplain

Washington Co., WI  – Washington County is hosting an open house for property owners on new floodplain mapping changes coming for the Cedar Creek/ Cedar Lake area.    There are over 2,255 parcels within the Cedar Creek/Cedar Lake floodplain.  Of these, approximately 78% will see a net decrease in the

Watering the Christmas Tree with a Plastic Pipette and Other Christmas Adventures | By Ann Marie Craig

December 29, 2019 – Big Cedar Lake, WI – Life in a vintage log cabin is never dull – especially at Christmas time. Life in this tiny log Farmhouse is never dull, and at Christmastime it can be downright entertaining. Take, for example, the mouse that was indeed stirring

Open house January 9, 2020 for property owners in Cedar Creek/Cedar Lake floodplain

Washington Co., WI  – Washington County is hosting an open house for property owners on new floodplain mapping changes coming for the Cedar Creek/ Cedar Lake area.    There are over 2,255 parcels within the Cedar Creek/Cedar Lake floodplain.  Of these, approximately 78% will see a net decrease in the

Open house January 9, 2020 for property owners in Cedar Creek/Cedar Lake floodplain

Washington Co., WI  – Washington County is hosting an open house for property owners on new floodplain mapping changes coming for the Cedar Creek/ Cedar Lake area.    There are over 2,255 parcels within the Cedar Creek/Cedar Lake floodplain.  Of these, approximately 78% will see a net decrease in the

Rosemary Butter Sandwich Cookies with Orange Blossom Water Buttercream Filling | By Ann Marie Craig

Washington Co., WI – Rosemary is the perfect foil for the sweet buttercream. Mmmmm. Wouldn’t you love these on your Holiday cookie plate? Christmas is coming, and at Century Farmhouse that used to mean baking a lot of cookies: gingerbread, sugar cookies, pinwheels, shortbreads, snow-on-the-mountains, and pfeffernuss, but we

Open house January 9, 2020 for property owners in Cedar Creek/Cedar Lake floodplain

Washington Co., WI  – Washington County is hosting an open house for property owners on new floodplain mapping changes coming for the Cedar Creek/ Cedar Lake area.    There are over 2,255 parcels within the Cedar Creek/Cedar Lake floodplain.  Of these, approximately 78% will see a net decrease in the

Rosemary Butter Sandwich Cookies with Orange Blossom Water Buttercream Filling | By Ann Marie Craig

Washington Co., WI – Rosemary is the perfect foil for the sweet buttercream. Mmmmm. Wouldn’t you love these on your Holiday cookie plate? Christmas is coming, and at Century Farmhouse that used to mean baking a lot of cookies: gingerbread, sugar cookies, pinwheels, shortbreads, snow-on-the-mountains, and pfeffernuss, but we

Open house January 9, 2020 for property owners in Cedar Creek/Cedar Lake floodplain

December 18, 2019 – Washington Co., WI  – Washington County is hosting an open house for property owners on new floodplain mapping changes coming for the Cedar Creek/ Cedar Lake area.    There are over 2,255 parcels within the Cedar Creek/Cedar Lake floodplain.  Of these, approximately 78% will see a

Rosemary Butter Sandwich Cookies with Orange Blossom Water Buttercream Filling | By Ann Marie Craig

Washington Co., WI – Rosemary is the perfect foil for the sweet buttercream. Mmmmm. Wouldn’t you love these on your Holiday cookie plate? Christmas is coming, and at Century Farmhouse that used to mean baking a lot of cookies: gingerbread, sugar cookies, pinwheels, shortbreads, snow-on-the-mountains, and pfeffernuss, but we

Submit your rainfall totals from across Washington County

October 3, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Wet weather moved through Slinger, Kewaskum, West Bend and much of Washington County again last night. How much measurable rain did you get? Submit your rainfall total below. Today’s forecast is cloudy, windy and a high of 65.

Submit your rainfall totals from across Washington County

October 1, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Before the second wave of storms hits please share your local rainfall totals from today.   Photo courtesy heraldscotland.com

VIDEO | Rebroadcast of the annual PRD meeting, Aug. 28, 2019, at Town of West Bend Town Hall

August 28, 2019 – Town of West Bend, WI – There was a huge turnout Wednesday night at the Town of West Bend Town Hall for the annual Protection & Rehabilitation District (PRD) meeting. A video of the meeting is below. Some of the highlights: the 2019-2020 annual budget

A little history on Century Farmhouse | By Ann Marie Craig

August 4, 2019 – Big Cedar Lake, WI – Century Farmhouse is a real place.   In 1885, my great-grandparents, Charles (Carl) and Anna Wagner, purchased a farm and hand-built log home on property in Washington County, Wisconsin. The area was not yet known as West Bend, although that

Obituary | Edward G. “Porky” Bergmann, 81, of Big Cedar Lake

July 29, 2019 – Slinger, WI – Edward G. “Porky” Bergmann, 81, of Big Cedar Lake, former resident of Slinger, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2019, at Froedtert Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls, surrounded by his loving family. Porky was born on April 20, 1938, in West Bend, the

Timmer’s on Big Cedar Lake – 1953 Folk Art by Beryl Timmer

July 7, 2019 – Big Cedar Lake, WI – In October 2014 a hand-painted mural by Beryl Timmer was rehung at Timmer’s Resort. The mural depicts some of the common items around the property on Big Cedar Lake that Beryl treasured. Below is the original article that ran in

Child drowns in Big Cedar Lake | By Washington County Sheriff

July 4, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – On July 4, 2019, at 2:05pm, Washington County Deputies along with Lifestar Rescue and Slinger Fire Department were dispatched to an address in the 4900 block of Birchwood Road, in the Township of West Bend, for a report of 2-year-old male child

Century Farmhouse Notes: A Neighborhood Parade Celebrates the 4th! | By Ann Marie Craig

July 4, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The sun is shining on the chairs lined up along Wagner Lane and Kenny Drive, and excitement thrums through the late morning air. Red, white, and blue are the predominant colors against the greens of trees and grass and the bright spots

Submit your rainfall totals from across Washington County

June 25, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Wet weather passed through West Bend and all of Washington County on Monday. The wet roads created a dicey racing situation for the America’s Dairyland Tour.  How much measurable rain did you get? Submit your rainfall total below. Photo courtesy heraldscotland.com

Submit your rainfall totals from across Washington County

June 13, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Wet weather Passed through Slinger, Kewaskum, West Bend and all of Washington County last night.  How much measurable rain did you get? Submit your rainfall total below.  

Stay alert! Turtle crossing season in Washington County

June 3, 2019 – Washington Co., WI –  Watch out for turtles. Had my first rescue of the season Sunday. Maybe he’s totally got this all figured out but I just felt the need to lend a hand and get him back to some form of safety.   Motorists

Submit your rainfall totals from across Washington County

May 22, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Wet weather Passed through Slinger, Kewaskum, West Bend and Washington County last night.  How much measurable rain did you get? Submit your rainfall total below.  

Making peat pots for Mother’s Day | By Ann Marie Craig at Century Farmhouse

May 8, 2019 – Big Cedar Lake, WI –  In just an hour or so, you can create unique and inexpensive packaging for a small gift, perfect for the little treat you’re giving Mom this Mother’s Day. With a little supervision, this is a fun project for kids as

The Sunday Project – A springtime wreath from the Century Farmhouse woods | By Ann Marie Craig

April 21, 2019 – Big Cedar Lake, WI –  A pretty springtime wreath made with twigs and branches foraged from the Century Farmhouse woods and fields, this pretty wreath will grace the front door of the farmhouse for the next month or two. Or three. The Farmhouse door was

Letters to the Editor | Vote April 2 in the Town of West Bend Board race | By Mary Beth Carr

March 29, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Letter to the Editor The Town of West Bend election is April 2.  Without question Frank Carr is the most qualified candidate.   I’ve heard my husband say so often to citizens: Please attend Town Board and County Board meetings, to stay
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