Waukesha County Insider

WIS 175 north of Lannon Road closing to all traffic

June 21, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – On Tuesday, June 27, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is scheduled to begin a long-term, full closure of WIS 175 just north of Lannon Road (County Y), in Washington County.   During the closure, motorists wishing to go east and

WIS 175 north of Lannon Road closing to all traffic

June 21, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – On Tuesday, June 27, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is scheduled to begin a long-term, full closure of WIS 175 just north of Lannon Road (County Y), in Washington County.   During the closure, motorists wishing to go east and

WIS 175 north of Lannon Road closing to all traffic

June 21, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – On Tuesday, June 27, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is scheduled to begin a long-term, full closure of WIS 175 just north of Lannon Road (County Y), in Washington County.   During the closure, motorists wishing to go east and

Storms in the forecast -bike races delayed until rain passes

  June 19, 2017 – West Bend, WI – The National Weather Service is forecasting heavy rain and thunderstorms until at least 3:30 p.m. Accuweather.com radar posted a statement: At 205 PM CDT, radar indicated the leading edge of a broken line of strong thunderstorms was located along a

A nice shelf line as storms move into the Washington Co. area Wednesday afternoon

June 14, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – Some brief but strong rain hit Washington County on Wednesday afternoon accompanied by loud cracks of lightning. The National Weather Service has issued a thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m. for Washington, Fond du Lac, Dodge, Ozaukee, Waukesha and other counties in

Approaching storms – There’s got to be a shutterbug with a more ominous picture

June 12, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – Storms are here. If you have a better photo of the storms approach please submit. Also – we’ll be taking rain totals once this passes. There’s a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Washington, Dodge, Ozaukee and Fond du Lac County until midnight.

2017 Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s leaves later this month

West Bend, WI – This video was unveiled in 2016 at the Great Minds Gala in Washington D.C. The award for Family Friend and Caregiver was presented prior to the 2016 bicycle tour from Albuquerque, New Mexico to West Bend. I remember it was hot, there were a ton

Severe Weather Alert: Tornado Watch in effect for Washington neighboring counties until 1 a.m.

  May 17, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Washington and neighboring Fond du Lac, Dodge, Waukesha, and Ozaukee Counties until 1 a.m.   The National Weather Service says damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes are possible.   Showers

Statewide “Drug Takeback Day” takes place today

April 29, 2017 – Washington County, WI – Wisconsin’s Department of Justice encourages people to dispose of old, unwanted or expired medications properly, designating today, April 29, as the 5th Annual Statewide Medication Takeback Day. You may safely dispose of controlled and uncontrolled substances, over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches, creams, non-aerosol sprays,

Obit: Mitchell K. “Mitch” Maloney, 63, of West Bend.

  April 26, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Mitchell K. “Mitch” Maloney, 63, of West Bend, was taken from Earth to dwell in the house of the Lord forever, on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, after a yearlong battle with a rare aggressive NET cancer, at Kathy Hospice in

Stay alert! Turtle crossing season in Washington County

April 21, 2017 – Washington Co., WI –  Tis the season for turtles crossing the road and motorists in Washington County are being reminded to stay alert. The Washington County Parks Department said turtles are “searching for nesting sites” and “if you see them on the roads safely transport

Obit: Tina V. Mathews (D’acquisto), 92, of West Bend

April 20, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Tina V. Matthews (nee D’acquisto), age 92 years of West Bend, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Cedar Lake Health and Rehab. Tina was born on December 6, 1924 in Milwaukee’s Third Ward to Vito and Frances (nee Gallo) D’acquisto.  She married

Emergency Services Responders attend a unique seminar. By Ron Naab

April 18, 2017 – West Bend, WI – This month 160 emergency services personnel from 45 agencies attended a very special seminar at the West Bend Mutual Insurance Prairie Center. The featured speaker was Gordon Graham a retired member of the California Highway Patrol and a world-wide expert in

VIDEO: West Bend man’s proposal for dead deer pickup

  April 12, 2017 – Town of Polk, WI – During this week’s annual DNR spring hearing at the Washington County Fair Park a resolution was proposed regarding dead deer pickup. The issue is becoming a rather hot topic since budget cuts have limited large animal carcass removal. J.R.

Prayers requested for local family

April 6, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – A simple request that you take a moment today to keep a family in the community in your prayers as their loved one goes through the final stages of ALS.  Thanks in advance for your support.    

Looks like gas prices on the rise in Washington County

April 6, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – If you have a chance to fill up today you may want to take advantage of it as it appears gas prices are making a quick jump.  Over the past two days motorists across Washington County have seen a gallon of

Weather advisory issued for Washington County, surrounding areas. Hazardous driving conditions to develop.

April 4, 2017 – Washington, Co., WI – The National Weather Service has issued the following weather advisory: A wintry mix of rain and snow will spread rapidly across southern Wisconsin Wednesday morning. The mix may change to all wet snow for a period. The snow may come down

Submit your rainfall totals from across Washington County

March 27, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – Wet weather appears to be in the forecast for much of Slinger, Kewaskum, West Bend and Washington County again today.  How much measurable rain did you get over the weekend? Submit your rainfall total below. The accuweather forecast indicates Monday temps

Flags ordered to half-staff immediately in honor of the Law Enforcement Officer killed Wednesday in the Wausau area

    March 23, 2017 – WI – Governor Walker has ordered flags to half-staff in honor of Everest Police Detective Sergeant Jason Weiland who was killed in the line of duty this week.   Hat tip Ron Naab

VIDEO | A quiet March snowfall in West Bend. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 1 p.m. Tuesday.

March 12, 2017 – West Bend, WI – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 1 p.m. Tuesday for Washington County as well as Ozaukee, Dodge and Fond du Lac Counties. Washington County Sheriff said roads are snow covered as of 10 p.m. 
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