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Pop-up thunderstorms passing through Washington and neighboring Fond du Lac Counties

July 6, 2020 – Washington Co., WI – Why yes… that is thunder you’re hearing.  The National Weather Service is reporting a couple of pop-up thunderstorms moving through the Washington County and Fond do Lac County area.   Storms could include pockets of precipitation and lightning.  According to accuweather.com

Hartford July 4 Parade steps off at 2 p.m. on Saturday | By Steve Volkert

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July 4, 2020 – Hartford, WI – The Hartford Jaycees annual 4th of July Parade starts at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 4. Neighbors coming down to the parade route along Main Street are reminded to make every effort to social distance.    

Hartford July 4 Parade steps off at 2 p.m. on Saturday | By Steve Volkert

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July 3, 2020 – Hartford, WI – The Hartford Jaycees annual 4th of July Parade starts at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 4. Neighbors coming down to the parade route along Main Street are reminded to make every effort to social distance. One main change to this year’s parade

VIDEO | Celebration of Life for Washington Co. Judge Richard T. Becker

July 1, 2020 – Hartford, WI – It was a who’s who from the legal field at the Schauer Arts Center in Hartford on Tuesday afternoon as friends, family and fellow lawyers and judges gathered to remember former Washington County Judge Richard T. Becker. Becker passed away June 22,

Fourth of July Fireworks staying at Lincoln Fields but not the same show | By Steve Volkert

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Hartford, WI –  While the July 4th fireworks are still a go in Hartford, the show at Lincoln Fields will be different. First, it is strongly advised that due to Covid-19, most families stay at home to watch it safely while distancing from the crowds. To help promote people

Remembering Washington County Judge Richard Becker

June 30, 2020 – Washington Co., WI – There will be a Celebration of Life this afternoon starting at 4 p.m. for Washington County Judge Richard Becker who passed away June 22, 2020, at the Aurora Medical Center in Hartford at the age of 84. Becker served as served

Celebration of Life and program Tuesday, June 30 for the Honorable Richard T. “Dick” Becker, 84, of Hartford

June 29, 2020 – Hartford, WI – Judge Richard T. “Dick” Becker, 84, passed away on June 22, 2020, at the Aurora Medical Center in Hartford. Richard was born on July 24, 1935, to Raymond and Loretta (nee Cotter) Becker. He married Kay Boorman on June 20th, 1959, at

Hartford Union HS teacher receives Early Career Educator award | By Teri Kermendy

June 27, 2020 –  Hartford, WI – Hartford Union High School’s Business Education teacher, Garrett Sterken has been awarded the Wisconsin Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (WACTE), Early Career Educator, by the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. This award is presented to an outstanding educator within the first three years

Obituary | Jessica L. Mays, 44, of Hartford

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June 27, 2020 – Hartford, WI – Jessica Leigh Mays, 44, of Hartford, WI passed unexpectedly on June 23, 2020. Jessica was born on March 19, 1976 in Albany, NY to John and Marilyn Bushie. Jessica is survived by her parents; her children and step children, Ashlee, Desiree, Ember,

Obituary | Bonnie Louise Horan, 80, of Milwaukee formerly Hartford

June 26, 2020 – Hartford, WI – Bonnie Louise Horan, 80, of Milwaukee, passed peacefully at her residence on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. She was born February 4, 1940, in Hartford, WI, to William and Mabel (Roemer) Uebele. She married Lansing Horan, Jr. on April 30, 1960, and although

Obituary | Timothy “Tim” P. Ireton, 37, of Hartford

June 25, 2020 – Hartford, WI – Timothy “Tim” P. Ireton, 37, found peace on Sunday, June 21, 2020. He was born on October 20, 1982 in Hartford to parents Brad and Nancy Ireton. Tim was 2000 graduate of Hartford. He was united in marriage on May 24, 2013

Obituary | Judge Richard T. “Dick” Becker, 84, of Hartford

June 25, 2020 – Hartford, WI – Judge Richard T. “Dick” Becker, 84, passed away on June 22, 2020, at the Aurora Medical Center in Hartford. Richard was born on July 24, 1935, to Raymond and Loretta (nee Cotter) Becker. He married Kay Boorman on June 20th, 1959, at

Photo gallery | Storm clouds pass over Washington County on Wednesday evening | Cover photo by Ricky Heinan

June 25, 2020 – Washington Co., WI – Some brilliant cloud formations passed over Washington County on Wednesday night as a strong storm cell made its way through West Bend. Neighbors submitted photos below. When the storm came through around 7:10 p.m. it carried with it sharp lightning, a

Obituary | Kathryn Harriet Brown, 74, of Hartford

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June 24, 2020 – Hartford, WI – Kathryn “Kathy” H. Brown, 74, born to eternal life on Saturday, June 20, 2020. She was born in Milwaukee to parents Edward and Audrey (Zimmerman) Gressing on July 12, 1945. Kathy was a 1963 graduate of Custer High School in Milwaukee. She

Hartford Union HS teacher receives Early Career Educator award | By Teri Kermendy

June 24, 2020 –  Hartford, WI – Hartford Union High School’s Business Education teacher, Garrett Sterken has been awarded the Wisconsin Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (WACTE), Early Career Educator, by the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. This award is presented to an outstanding educator within the first three years

Mickey’s Custard announces tentative reopening date

June 22, 2020 – Hartford, WI – The team at Mickey’s Custard in Hartford announced it will tentatively reopen Wednesday, July 1. The custard stand suffered a small electrical fire on June 19. Nobody was hurt and the Hartford Fire Department quickly knocked down the situation. “We had the

Fourth of July Fireworks staying at Lincoln Fields but not the same show | By Steve Volkert

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Hartford, WI –  While the July 4th fireworks are still a go in Hartford, the show at Lincoln Fields will be different. First, it is strongly advised that due to Covid-19, most families stay at home to watch it safely while distancing from the crowds. To help promote people

Mickey’s Custard announces tentative reopening date

June 22, 2020 – Hartford, WI – The team at Mickey’s Custard in Hartford announced it will tentatively reopen Wednesday, July 1. The custard stand suffered a small electrical fire on June 19. Nobody was hurt and the Hartford Fire Department quickly knocked down the situation. “We had the

2020 annual Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s tour announced

June 21, 2020 – Washington Co., WI – It is Father’s Day, my dad’s birthday and the first year he is not with us having passed July 18, 2019.   I have been asked the past few weeks where my annual bicycle tour will be this year and I

Obituary | Michael “Mickey” Vincent Hesprich, 77, of Hartford

June 20, 2020 – Hartford, WI – Michael Vincent Hesprich “Mickey,” 77 of Hartford, Wisconsin passed away in the comfort of his home Wednesday, June 17, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.   Mickey was born September 9, 1942 at the Hartford Hospital to Hattie (nee Gornjak) and Vincent

Hartford’s Russell Wegner named Police Officer of the Year | By Steve Volkert

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Hartford, WI – Hartford Police Officer Russell Wegner was honored with the Officer of the Year 2019 award. Wegner’s nomination was submitted by Fire Chief Paul Stephans. (Officer Wegner is flanked by Officers Jeremy Deibert and Officer Derrick Janzen) Officer Wegner’s dedication to doing his job well is second

Hartford Fire Department quickly extinguishes fire at Mickey’s Custard

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June 19, 2020 – Hartford, WI – The owners of Mickey’s Custard, 675 Grand Avenue, in Hartford are working to bounce back quickly following an electrical fire Thursday night, June 18.   According to Hartford Fire Chief Paul Stephens, a call came in around 7:15 p.m. Thursday for a

Hartford Union High School names new girls varsity volleyball coach | By Teri Kermendy

June 17, 2020 – Hartford, WI –  Hartford Union High School District has hired a new girls varsity head volleyball coach, Shannon Klink. Since November of 2019, Klink has been working in downtown Milwaukee at a consulting firm doing sales and marketing.  She is a Hartford Alumni, class of

Fourth of July Fireworks staying at Lincoln Fields but not the same show | By Steve Volkert

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Hartford, WI –  While the July 4th fireworks are still a go in Hartford, the show at Lincoln Fields will be different. First, it is strongly advised that due to Covid-19, most families stay at home to watch it safely while distancing from the crowds. To help promote people

Obituary | Francis Lee Krueger, 72, of Hartford

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June 15, 2020 – Hartford, WI – Francis “Fran” L. Krueger, 72, of Hartford, Wisconsin passed away Sunday, June 14, 2020 in Menomonee Falls, WI. Francis was born September 7, 1946 in Hartford, WI to Marie P. (nee Hundt) and Gilbert Krueger. He was united in marriage to Lorraine
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