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Washington County rolls out samples of new brand design… what do you think? | By Jamie Ludovic

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Oct. 18, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – Washington County is currently working on its new brand.  Three concepts have been developed for public input. Here’s a look at one of the sample questions. You can provide input by clicking the image below and taking the survey.

Washington County seeking applications for District 11 Board Supervisor position | By Jamie Ludovic

  Oct. 17, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – Washington County is seeking applications from District 11 to fill the unexpired term on the Washington County Board ending April of the year 2020.  Interested candidates must reside in District 11, attend County Board meetings including regular meetings held on the

Letter to the Editor | Vote for Scott Walker, Rebecca Kleefisch, and Leah Vukmir on November 6 | By Gary Brussat

Oct. 16, 2018  – Washington Co., WI – In 2010, we voted Scott Walker in as Governor of Wisconsin. Then we watched as mobs of protesters backed by the Democratic Party vandalized the Capitol, screamed at our Representatives, and threatened our Republican lawmakers. Even 14 Democratic Senators got in

Letter to the Editor | A note of gratitude on the Hwy 60 Reliever Route | By Mike Schmidt

  Oct. 15, 2018 – Hartford, WI – Where to start with thank you’s on the stopping of the Hwy 60 reliever route. It all started with the City of Hartford officials approaching the Washington County Board of Supervisors to look into a reliever route for Hwy 60 truck

City of Hartford releases 2018-2023 Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan | By Samantha Sali

Oct. 13, 2018 – Hartford, WI – This month the City of Hartford is releasing its Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan for 2018-2023. City Administrator, Steve Volkert, said, “This plan, pulled together by MSA Professional Services, is an update of the previous 5-year plan which takes a very close look

Assisted living and memory care facility proposed for Hartford | By Samantha Sali

  Oct. 13, 2018 – Hartford, WI – On Oct. 15, the Hartford Planning Commission will review the site plan for Ridgedale Village Assisted Living, which would be located at 110 and 264 North Pike Lake Drive. Plans to create a residential community on this property have been in

Update on resignation of Washington Co. Supervisor William Blanchard

Oct. 11, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – On Wednesday, Oct. 4 the Washington County Supervisor in Dist. 11 submitted a letter to WashingtonCountyInsider.com regarding his “forced resignation” from the County Board. Click HERE to read that post. Blanchard filled the seat in District 11 in early August following

Assembly Rep. Rick Gundrum will be the featured speaker at tonight’s meeting of Common Sense Citizens | By Bernie Newman

  Oct. 10, 2018 – West Bend, WI –  Rick Gundrum of the 58th Assembly District will be the featured speaker at the Wednesday, Oct. 10 meeting of Common Sense Citizens of Washington County. Representative Gundrum will give an update on state government and he will discuss the county-wide

Assembly Rep. Rick Gundrum will be the featured speaker at Wednesday’s Common Sense Citizens | By Bernie Newman

  Oct. 9, 2018 – West Bend, WI –  Rick Gundrum of the 58th Assembly District will be the featured speaker at the Wednesday, Oct. 10 meeting of Common Sense Citizens of Washington County. Representative Gundrum will give an update on state government and he will discuss the county-wide

Letter to the Editor | Why I will vote for Scott Walker | By Marie Graziano

Oct. 9, 2018 – Richfield, WI – WHY I WILL VOTE for Scott Walker Wisconsin is in a great economic place with companies moving in, companies expanding and more jobs available than ever before.  Unemployment is at a low time low of 2.9%, State budget has a $500 million

Washington Co. Supervisor pens letter of resignation | By William Blanchard

Oct. 4, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – Early on in my life, my parents taught me the importance of giving back to your community.  Whether it was delivering meals on wheels with my dad, mowing the lawn or shoveling the sidewalk of an older neighbor, helping with a

VIDEO | City of West Bend rolls out 2019 preliminary budget

Oct. 4, 2018 – West Bend, WI – It’s taken a couple of years but the City of West Bend announced this week it’s managed to reduce its debt by 40 percent. City administrator Jay Shambeau said the debt has dropped from $80 million down to $50 million since 2011.

City of West Bend recognized as Ice Age Trail Community

  Oct. 3, 2018 – West Bend, WI – The City of West Bend received special recognition this week as an Ice Age Trail Community.     The Certificate of Special Senatorial Recognition read: Congratulations on your recognition by the Ice Age Trail Alliance as an Ice Age Trail

VIDEO | Resolution honoring West Bend Deputy Fire Chief Charles Beistle

Oct. 1, 2018 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend Common Council took a moment during its Monday meeting to read a resolution honoring Deputy Fire Chief Charles Beistle.  

VIDEO | West Bend Common Council accepts donation of sports court

Oct. 2, 2018 – West Bend, WI – During Monday night’s West Bend Common Council meeting a final resolution was adopted accepting terms of the $150,000 sports court that’ll be built at Regner Park. The donation is being made by West Bend Mutual Insurance and the Milwaukee Bucks, LLC.

POLL | Should the stop signs at Decorah and Silverbrook stay or go?

Oct. 1, 2018 – West Bend, WI – There’s been quite a bit of discussion regarding the construction on 18th Avenue in West Bend but a sidebar story has neighbors concerned about the future of the stop signs at Silverbrook and Decorah. When construction started on 18th Avenue there

In-person absentee voting starts today in Washington County for the Nov. 6 General Election

Oct. 1, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – In-person absentee voting for the Nov. 6, 2018 General Election begins today in Washington County. “The minimum requirement is to have two weeks voting in-person absentee prior to the election,” said West Bend City Clerk Stephanie Justmann. “The clerk can set

VIDEO | New Milw. Bucks / WB Mutual basketball and volleyball court for Regner Park

Sept. 25, 2018 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend Common Council got its first look at the new Milwaukee Bucks Court Project this week. The basketball court, volleyball and pickleball court will be built in the current area of Softball Field A which is located to the

First look at new multi-sports complex at Regner Park

Sept. 24, 2018 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend Common Council will receive an introduction at Monday night’s meeting, Sept. 24, regarding the Milwaukee Bucks West Bend Court Project. The complex is part of the upgrade at Regner Park, 800 N. Main Street. Details are below.  

Letter to the Editor | Why are students viewing pornography during lunch at Badger Middle School | By Mary Weigand

  Sept. 20, 2018 – West Bend, WI – It has come to my attention that kids in Badger Middle School are using their smart phones to look at pornography during lunchtime in the school cafeteria, then showing other kids and laughing. I have approached the school board three

Recount complete for Commissioners elected to Big Cedar Lake PRD

  Sept. 19, 2018 – Big Cedar Lake, WI – A recount was held Tuesday night, Sept. 18, as a followup to a pair of requests regarding the final tally from the election August 29. Nicole Gonring submitted a petition along with Troy Zagel, both were candidates in the

Washington County Board hires Public Affairs Coordinator

    Sept. 14, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – Ethan Hollenberger has been hired as Washington County’s first Public Affairs Coordinator. Hollenberger most recently served as Communications Director for State Senator Duey Stroebel and the committee clerk for the Senate Committee on Government Operations, Consumer Protection and Technology.

VIDEO | New date set for recount for Commissioners elected to Big Cedar Lake PRD | Video courtesy Meghann Kennedy

Sept. 13, 2018 – Big Cedar Lake, WI – There’s going to be a recount for commissioners to Big Cedar Lake PRD on Tuesday, Sept. 18. We have received two petitions from the nominees at the election on August 29.  One from Nicole Gonring and the other from Troy

Common Sense Citizens meeting Wednesday, Sept. 12

  Sept. 12, 2018 – West Bend, WI – Kewaskum Village President Kevin Scheunemann will join West Bend School Board member Ken Schmidt as the featured speakers during Wednesday evening’s gathering of Common Sense Citizens.   Meeting gets underway at 7 p.m. at The West Bend Moose Lodge, 1721 Chestnut St,

VIDEO | Former Barton Elementary School to be turned into apartments and townhomes

  Sept. 12, 2018 – West Bend, WI – The long-awaited project to turn the old Barton School on School Place and Fairview Drive into multi-family residential received approval from the West Bend Plan Commission on Monday. Plans include a 22 unit multi-family adaptive reuse of the former school building

Construction manager and start date posted for new Fleet Farm in West Bend

Sept. 10, 2018 – West Bend, WI – The new Fleet Farm store in West Bend just hit the “Bids Wanted” section of The Daily Reporter. The publication is where contractors go to find jobs that are bidding in the area. Here are a couple of posted updates about

November road referendum on tap for Town of Trenton | By Joseph Gonnering

  Sept. 10, 2018 – Town of Trenton, WI – The roads in the Town of Trenton are in dire need of significant annual maintenance work. Maintaining roads is essential in order to preserve the road in its originally constructed condition, protect adjacent resources, and provide efficient, convenient travel

VIDEO | Rebroadcast of the unveiling of John M. Schmitt Memorial Drive

  http://   Sept. 8, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – There was a nice tribute to wrap up the work week on Friday as officials from Washington County dedicated the old Schmidt Road and renamed it John M. Schmitt Memorial Drive. The honor was in recognition of Washington

Recount expected during Monday’s meeting of Big Cedar Lake PRD

Sept. 7, 2018 – Big Cedar Lake, WI – There’s going to be a request for a recount during Monday’s meeting of the Big Cedar Lake PRD. Petitions from candidates Troy Zagel and Nicole Gonring have been filed. The pair lost in an election at the annual meeting on

VIDEO | Rebroadcast of election count from Wednesday vote for Big Cedar Lake PRD

http://   August 30, 2018 – Town of West Bend, WI – There was an election Wednesday night as four candidates vied for two seats on the Big Cedar Lake PRD. Each seat carried a 3-year term. The terms of board members Roger Walsh and Jim McGath had expired.
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