Waukesha County Insider

12-hour closure Saturday on northbound off ramp from I-41 to County Hwy Q

  Oct. 20, 2017 – Waukesha Co., WI – The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is working with Waukesha County to complete work on the I-41 off-ramp to County Highway Q beginning at 6 a.m. on Saturday morning. The closure will last for 12 hours to allow crews to

Sign up for a day of relaxation and rejuvenation for family caregivers

Sept. 28, 2017 – Washington Co., WI –  The Washington County Caregiver Coalition wants to give our community caregivers a break from caregiving by offering them a Day of Renewal. Caregiver Day of Renewal is a day designed especially for our Washington County family caregivers to receive the spoils

2017 VFW Essay Contest is accepting entries

Sept. 28, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – Time again for the annual VFW Essay Contest.  The Patriot’s Pen Contest is for all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. The theme this year is “America’s Gift to My Generation.”  The Grand Prize is $5,000. The Voice of Democracy Contest

In effect immediately the DNR notes changes in deer and turkey tagging

 Sept. 27, Washington Co., WI -The 2017-2019 biennial budget recently signed by Gov. Scott Walker includes changes in deer and turkey tagging that are going into effect immediately. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is currently implementing changes involving the use of deer and turkey carcass tags and hopes

Sign up for a day of relaxation and rejuvenation for family caregivers

Sept. 25, 2017 – Washington Co., WI –  The Washington County Caregiver Coalition wants to give our community caregivers a break from caregiving by offering them a Day of Renewal. Caregiver Day of Renewal is a day designed especially for our Washington County family caregivers to receive the spoils

Sign up for a day of relaxation and rejuvenation for family caregivers

Sept. 23, 2017 – Washington Co., WI –  The Washington County Caregiver Coalition wants to give our community caregivers a break from caregiving by offering them a Day of Renewal. Caregiver Day of Renewal is a day designed especially for our Washington County family caregivers to receive the spoils

Stephen King movie “It” opens in theaters Friday | Courtesy Kristin Bayer

Sept. 7, 2017 – West Bend, WI – The Stephen King movie “It” opens Friday and the movie theater has a red balloon attached to the sewer grate out front. At least we think it’s a promo for the movie…. In the movie Pennywise, a killer clown, lures children

Jobs, jobs, jobs at Alliance Services, Inc.

West Bend, WI – Alliance Services, Inc. is a health care staffing agency that specializes in nursing job solutions for various health care facilities. Alliance Services, Inc., employees are offered flexibility, a variety of work assignments, top wages, and a dedicated team of employees that will look out for your

Jobs, jobs, jobs at Alliance Services, Inc.

West Bend, WI – Alliance Services, Inc. is a health care staffing agency that specializes in nursing job solutions for various health care facilities. Alliance Services, Inc., employees are offered flexibility, a variety of work assignments, top wages, and a dedicated team of employees that will look out for your

Gas prices jump across Washington County

August 29, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – Just days before the start of the Labor Day weekend, gas prices across Washington County have jumped about a nickel for a gallon of regular unleaded. Another factor that may be playing into the bump could be the Hurricane Harvey.  

Check your Powerball numbers – one big winner… but not from here

August 24, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – We can all back our brown paper bag lunch and head back to the salt mine today as nobody in the Washington County area won the $700 million Powerball jackpot. According to the lottery one person in Massachusetts holds the winning

Powerball numbers from Saturday night

  August 20, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – Quite a few people took a break from the Packer game to dash out and buy a Powerball ticket on Saturday night. The jackpot was a whopping $535 million. The winning numbers were 17, 

Obit: Merlin R. Graff, 87, of West Bend

  August 16, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Merlin R. Graff, 87, of West Bend passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Froedtert Lutheran Memorial Hospital. He was born on June 14, 1930, in Milwaukee to the late Frank and Lillian Graff (nee Ollinger). On April 25, 1952,

Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 9 p.m.

August 10, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – Showers should pass shortly however the National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m. for Washington, Ozaukee, Dodge, Fond du Lac, and Waukesha Counties. Tom Weiss from Kewaskum area is reporting “nickel-size hail falling 2.5 miles west

Wisconsin Department of Health sends a survey. Did you get one?

August 9, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – The Wisconsin Department of Health Service and the University of Wisconsin Survey Center will be taking a survey in the next two weeks. A letter, along with a $2 bill enclosed, was mailed August 7 with details outlining the process. If

Watch for Northern Lights tonight – possibly visible from Washington County

July 16, 2017 – Washington County, WI – There’s a pretty good chance neighbors across Washington County could see the aurora borealis from Sunday night into Monday morning. Hat tip to Aaron Tobin for the initial heads up. “An awesome Northern Lights show has been in progress since around

Around the Bend: Updates & Tidbits By Judy Steffes

Around the Bend                             July 15, 2017                                      By Judy Steffes   Historic downtown West Bend Theater sold to nonprofit The downtown West Bend Theater has been sold.

WI Governor orders flags to be flown at half staff

July 7, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Scott Walker has ordered that the flag of the United States and the flag of the State of Wisconsin be flown at half-staff as a mark of respect for former Wisconsin State Senator Ted Kanavas.

Come out to Music on Main tomorrow night for 5 Card Studs

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July 5, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Tomorrow night, July 6, Music on Main will headline 5 Card Studs who will bring you 60s and 70’s Gold Hits from 6:30 to 9:30.

Fatal accident in Washington County

July 5, 2017 – Town of Trenton, WI – On Wednesday, July 5 at 5 a.m. the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a single-vehicle accident at the intersection of Indian Lore Road and E. Newark Drive in the Town of Trenton.

Check out the Farmer’s Market in Downtown West Bend tomorrow morning

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June 30, 2017 – West Bend, WI – One of the best Farmers Markets in the area. Over 70 vendors, 3 live music areas and great downtown shops!

Washington County judge to Jackson man: “selfish, immature, irresponsible”| By Bob Nelson

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June 29, 2017 – Washington County, WI – A Washington County judge this week called a 22-year-old Jackson man “selfish, immature and irresponsible” then sentenced him to five years in prison for causing a traffic accident that killed a woman and injured others. Dylan Hodgson tried to pass two vehicles

What do Royal horses and Adele have in common?

June 29, 2017 – De Hague, Netherlands – Judy Steffes is currently in the Netherlands on her Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s bicycle tour. She passed by practice for De Parade, a traveling theater festival, while cycling through De Hague. She says she didn’t expect to hear a No. 1

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
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