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Obit: John ‘Jack’ German, 87, of West Bend

April 20, 2018 – West Bend, WI – John George (Jack) German left Serenity Villa and made the trip to heaven be with his wife La Rae of 63 years on April 20, 2018. Jack had suffered a stroke in February as a result of a broken heart. He was

American Legion Post will host a brat fry May 11, 12 and 13

    April 19, 2018 – West Bend, WI –  American Legion Post 36 of West Bend will hold a brat fry Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 11, 12 and 13 at the corner of Washington Street and 15th Avenue in West Bend. Hours are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

American Legion Post 486 makes generous donation for playground equipment at Jackson Park

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  April 18, 2018 – Jackson, WI – S/Sgt. Henry F. Gumm Post 486, Jackson, donates $3,000 for the purchase of three pieces of handicap-friendly playground equipment. This is part of a $300,000 project across the from the Jackson Community Center at Hickory Lane Inclusive Playground.

Obit: Wesley J. Mulder, 93, of West Bend

  April 16, 2018 – West Bend, WI – Wesley J. Mulder of West Bend, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018 with his family by his side at the age of 93. Wesley was born on July 15, 1924 in the Town of Lima in Sheboygan County to James

Ten veterans from Washington County on Saturday, April 14 Stars & Stripes Honor Flight

April 13, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – There are 10 veterans from Washington County traveling Saturday, April 14 on the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight (SSHF). This will be the first of three spring Honor Flights when the “WTMJ Radio Stars and Stripes Honor Flight” takes off for

VIDEO | 95-year-old WWII vet Dave Lowe from Erin will be on Saturday’s Honor Flight

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Washington Co., WI – There will be 10 veterans from Washington County participating in Saturday’s Stars and Stripes Honor Flight to Washington D.C. One of the oldest vets on the flight will be 95-year-old WWII veteran Dave Lowe from the Town of Erin. Lowe was drafted was 19 years

Obit: Stephen (Steve) Andrew Jensen, 70, of Kewaskum

April 6, 2018 – Kewaskum, WI – Stephen (Steve) Andrew Jensen, ETC USN Retired, 70, went to live in eternal peace in heaven on Friday, March 23, 2018 after a 2-month battle with multiple infections resulting in heart failure. He was born in Luverne, MN on June 22, 1947,

Flags to fly at half-staff Friday as mark of respect for Madison Fire Department Firefighter and Paramedic Richard Garner Jr.

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  April 6, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – The Governor of Wisconsin has ordered flags to fly at half-staff, Friday, April 6, 2018, as a mark of respect for Madison Fire Department Firefighter and Paramedic Richard Garner Jr. In accordance with the order, please ensure that the flag of

Obit: Roger Landvatter, 80, of West Bend

March 28, 2018 – West Bend, WI – Roger E. Landvatter, 80, passed away unexpectedly Monday March 26 at his residence. He was born on November 23, 1937 in Port Washington to Earl and Adelia (nee Rieke) Landvatter. He was raised in Fillmore and graduated from Random Lake High

Obit: Wayne “Buddy” Wilmer Faber, 84, of Lomira

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March 4, 2018 – Lomira, WI – Wayne “Buddy” Wilmer Faber passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Hope Health and Rehab in Lomira at the age of 84 with his loving family at his side joining his son, Russ. Wayne was born July 2, 1933 in the

Obit: Raymond D. Smithana, 87, of West Bend

  March 4, 2018 – West Bend, WI – Raymond D. Smithana, age 87, passed away Friday, March 2, 2018 at St. Joseph Hospital in West Bend, surrounded by family. He was born on July 15, 1930 to Walter and Rose (nee Bertling) Smithana. Raymond was in the U.S.

VIDEO | Virtual Honor Flight brought to veterans at New Perspective Senior Living in West Bend

http://   Feb. 25, 2018 – West Bend, WI – Family and friends, staff and scouts lined the hallways of New Perspective Senior Living early Saturday morning for a homecoming parade. The event was a virtual Stars and Stripes Honor Flight brought to veterans at the senior facility in

Flags to fly at half-staff Monday as mark of respect for U.S. Marine from Janesville

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  Jan. 29, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – The Governor of Wisconsin has ordered flags to fly at half-staff, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, as a mark of respect for PFC Ethan Barclay-Weberpal, a member of the United States Marine Corps and a native of Janesville, Wisconsin. In accordance with

The American Dream Realized: Founder of American Companies, Konstantyn “Kons” Sadownikow, retires | By Emily Liddicoat

  Jan. 27, 2018 – West Bend, WI – The dictionary defines The American Dream as the ideal that every US citizen should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative. Kons Sadownikow’s American Dream began in 1951, at age 9, when

Obit: Dwight M. Johnson, 95, of West Bend

  Jan. 26, 2018 – West Bend, WI – Dwight M. Johnson, 95, of West Bend, found peace on Thursday, Jan.  25, 2018 at home with his family by his side. He was born on July 26, 1922 in Freeport, IL., the son of the late A.P. and Vera

Flags to fly at half-staff Monday as mark of respect for U.S. Marine from Janesville

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  Jan. 26, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – The Governor of Wisconsin has ordered flags to fly at half-staff, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, as a mark of respect for PFC Ethan Barclay-Weberpal, a member of the United States Marine Corps and a native of Janesville, Wisconsin. In accordance with

Obit: Clayton C. Stautz, 91, of Kewaskum

Jan. 23, 2018 – Kewaskum, WI – Clayton C. Stautz, 91, of Kewaskum, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Hosptial.   Clayton was born on June 10, 1926, in the town of Kewaskum, the son of the late Clifford and Elsa (Bruessel) Stautz. On October

Obit: “Rex” Roy Weyer, 91, of Allenton

Jan. 17, 2018 – Allenton, WI – “Rex” Roy Weyer, 91, entered into eternal peace on January 17 at Cedar Community Hospice, West Bend, WI. Rex was a long time resident of Allenton. Most recently Rex lived at Cedar Ridge Apartments with his wife, Ruby (Goeden). Rex and Ruby

Obit: Charles James Pipia, 85, of Jackson

  Jan. 16, 2018 – Jackson, WI – Charles James Pipia joined his loving wife, Cherie (nee Joslyn), in eternal life on January 15, 2018 at the age of 86. Chuck served in the 45th Division,101st Airborne Corp United States Army and is a member of the S/Sgt Henry F.

Obit: Donald “Don” R. Brockhaus, 78, of West Bend

Jan. 16, 2018 – West Bend, WI – Donald “Don” R. Brockhaus, 78, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 in his home in West Bend. He was born on April 24, 1939 in Mayville, WI to Walter and Alma (nee Muche) Brockhaus. Don was a Radio Officer

Obit: Gerald V. “Jerry” Staehler, 86, of Eden

Jan. 14, 2018 – Eden, WI – Gerald V. “Jerry” Staehler, entered eternal life on Friday, January 12, 2018, at his home in Eden with his loving family at his side.   Jerry was born on April 13, 1931 in Milwaukee, the son of the late Lorraine Staehler. On

UW-WC Student Spotlight | Adam Bunkelman of Kewaskum | By Sue Bausch

  Jan. 2, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – UW-Washington County’s January Student Spotlight is on Adam Bunkelman of Kewaskum.  After graduating from Kewaskum High School, he served four years in the U.S. Navy. Working as a Machinist Mate on the USS Carl Vinson (CNV-70), his job involved transferring

Local VFW presents plaque to Burger King in West Bend for its generosity

Dec. 31, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Across this state, a number of Burger King Restaurants raised money for a VFW program called ‘Unmet Needs.’ Collectively in the 2016 campaign, these franchisees raised over $71,000.   The Burger King in West Bend also participated and a plaque was presented

Obit: Jerry D. Cox Jr., 82,

Dec. 26, 2017 – Slinger, WI – Jerry D. Cox Jr., 82, went home to the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 at Kathy Hospice. He was born on June 19, 1935 in Coal Creek, TN to parents Jerry D. Cox, Sr. and Lassie (nee Cox). He proudly served

Obit: Richard H. “Rich” Stoffel, 85, of Jackson

  Dec. 22, 2017 – Jackson, WI – Richard H. “Rich” Stoffel of Jackson, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at the age of 85. Richard was born on June 25, 1932 in West Bend to Henry and Eleanore (nee Martin)
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