Waukesha County Insider

School bus etiquette and safety tips | By Ozaukee County Sheriff

Ozaukee Co., WI – Passing a school bus is not only illegal and incredibly unsafe for the kids that are unloading, but it will also cost you big time, $326.50 and 4 points to be exact. Our local school bus agencies are encouraged to grab a license plate of

School bus etiquette and safety tips | By Ozaukee County Sheriff

Ozaukee Co., WI – Passing a school bus is not only illegal and incredibly unsafe for the kids that are unloading, but it will also cost you big time, $326.50 and 4 points to be exact. Our local school bus agencies are encouraged to grab a license plate of

Strong storms and heat advisory ahead for Washington County

July 18, 209 – Washington Co., WI – The National Weather Service says a strong line of storms is in the forecast today. These storms can bring driving rain and possibly large hail and damaging winds.  

Obituary | Emery D. Calvino, 2

July 7, 2019 –Born into life on September 28, 2016 and taken far too soon, Emery Daniel Calvino passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Emery encompassed all the joy that life had to offer. He was a lover of cars and trucks, his big brother Parker and his

Obituary | Emery D. Calvino, 2

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July 6, 2019 –Born into life on September 28, 2016 and taken far too soon, Emery Daniel Calvino passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Emery encompassed all the joy that life had to offer. He was a lover of cars and trucks, his big brother Parker and his

Video | Fourth of July festivities ramping up in Philadelphia

July 4, 2019 – Philadelphia, PA – Live from Philadelphia on July 4. I’m at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, where voices are being geared up for the free grand finale concert starring Jennifer Hudson and Meghan Trainor tonight. Side note: As this is her hometown, the city of Philadelphia

Multiple power outages in Washington County following severe storms

June 27, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Emergency crews across Washington County are fielding calls for storm damage after a strong line of storms with high winds and lightning passed through the area.   We Energies is reporting power outs in Town of Erin, Farmington, Germantown, and Hartford

Submit your rainfall totals from across Washington County

June 25, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Wet weather passed through West Bend and all of Washington County on Monday. The wet roads created a dicey racing situation for the America’s Dairyland Tour.  How much measurable rain did you get? Submit your rainfall total below. Photo courtesy heraldscotland.com

Submit your rainfall totals from across Washington County

June 13, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Wet weather Passed through Slinger, Kewaskum, West Bend and all of Washington County last night.  How much measurable rain did you get? Submit your rainfall total below.  

Officer Involved Shooting – Village of Summit in neighboring Waukesha County | By Captain Marc R. Moonen

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June 5, 2019 – Waukesha Co., WI – Some neighbors in Washington County were affected by the road closure on I94 and STH 67 in neighboring Waukesha County. Many were also notified with an emergency alert on their cell phones on Tuesday, June 4. Below is a press release

Stay alert! Turtle crossing season in Washington County

June 3, 2019 – Washington Co., WI –  Watch out for turtles. Had my first rescue of the season Sunday. Maybe he’s totally got this all figured out but I just felt the need to lend a hand and get him back to some form of safety.   Motorists

Statewide silver alert issued for 91-year-old Edward J. Kolinski | By Wisconsin Department of Justice

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May 28, 2019 – Menomonee Falls, WI – A statewide silver alert has been issued for 91-year-old Edward J. Kolinski. According to authorities he may be driving a dark blue 2015 Kia Optima with Wisconsin license plate 634BZS. He was last seen May 28 at 11:30 a.m. He was

Submit your rainfall totals from across Washington County

May 22, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Wet weather Passed through Slinger, Kewaskum, West Bend and Washington County last night.  How much measurable rain did you get? Submit your rainfall total below.  

A Night in Italy at Pilgrim Lutheran Church’s Women’s Banquet | By Megan Himm

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May 6, 2019 – Menomonee Falls, WI – Pilgrim Lutheran Church’s Tabitha Society hosted its annual Women’s Banquet. The theme this year was “That’s Amoré” and was seen in the food and decorations. Women walked into Pilgrim’s new gathering space to the sound of classic Italian music. The hanging

High risk for burning in Washington County | By Ron Naab

April 20, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – It is a dangerous time of the year for wildland/grass fires.  Because the ground is wet and muddy, doesn’t indicate we can safely burn dead vegetation, brush piles, etc. The last few days Washington County and southeastern Wisconsin have experienced dry,

Guest Editorial | Eliminating athletics at UWM at Washington County is short sighted | By Jared Dalberg

April 13, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – I recently heard from my colleagues within the two year UW campuses that UW-Milwaukee has decided to discontinue intercollegiate athletics at their newly acquired branch campuses, UW-Waukesha (WAK) and UW-Washington County (WSH).  Below is my response to my colleagues in the

UWM at Washington County to begin club sports program

April 12, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Earlier today a letter from Interim Dean Stephen Schmid to staff at UWM at Washington was posted announcing the decision to end the athletic programs at the University based in West Bend. A press release has now been issued by the

UWM at Washington County to drop athletics

April 12, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – A letter was sent to faculty and staff at UWM at Washington County on Friday morning, April 12, from Stephen E. Schmid, Ph.D. Interim Dean College of General Studies at University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee announcing the conference athletic programs would be cut at the

UWM at Washington County to drop athletes

April 12, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – A letter was sent to faculty and staff at UWM at Washington County on Friday morning, April 12, from Stephen E. Schmid, Ph.D. Interim Dean College of General Studies at University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee announcing the conference athletic programs would be cut at the

 DNR Spring Hearings and Wisconsin Conservation Congress’ Annual County Meetings are tonight, Monday, April 8

April 8, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – On Monday, April 8, starting at 7 p.m. in each county of the state [PDF], individuals interested in natural resources management will have the opportunity to provide their input and testimony on proposed rule changes and advisory questions relating to conservation and fish

 DNR Spring Hearings and Wisconsin Conservation Congress’ Annual County Meetings are just around the corner

April 7, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – On Monday, April 8, starting at 7 p.m. in each county of the state [PDF], individuals interested in natural resources management will have the opportunity to provide their input and testimony on proposed rule changes and advisory questions relating to conservation and fish

 DNR Spring Hearings and Wisconsin Conservation Congress’ Annual County Meetings are just around the corner

April 5, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – On Monday, April 8, starting at 7 p.m. in each county of the state [PDF], individuals interested in natural resources management will have the opportunity to provide their input and testimony on proposed rule changes and advisory questions relating to conservation and fish

Letters to the Editor | Vote Judge Hagedorn on April 2 | By Gary Brussat

Washington Co., WI –  Judge Brian Hagedorn is a good man and a highly qualified candidate for the Wisconsin Supreme Court.  Recently I have seen political ads slandering this fine family man.  The ads refer to “hate groups,” but the only group I see guilty of hate is the group

Dry, windy weather increases risk for grass fires in Washington County | By Ron Naab

March 28, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – We are in a dangerous time of the year for wildland/grass fires.  Because the ground is wet and muddy, doesn’t indicate we can safely burn dead vegetation, brush piles, etc. The last few days we have experienced dry, gusting wind. This

Obituary | Donald A. Daniels, 81, of Oconomowoc

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March 20, 2019 – Oconomowoc, WI – Donald A. Daniels, 81, found peace on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. He was born in Watertown on August 1, 1937 to parents Douglas and Dorothy (Schmidt) Daniels. Donald was a 1955 graduate of Oconomowoc High School. Donald served in the National Guard for

Letter to the Editor | Why I am Voting for Judge Hagedorn for Supreme Court on Tuesday, April 2 | By Marie Graziano

March 1, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – There is a lot at stake in the Supreme Court election being held on Tuesday, April 2. Wisconsin has the opportunity to choose a justice who will enforce the rule of law, protect the public, and uphold our Constitution. When you
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