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E-reader catches fire at elementary school in neighboring Fond du Lac County. By Bob Nelson

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March 15, 2017 – Fond du Lac, WI – Fond du Lac’s Fire Chief Pete O’Leary is cautioning residents after an E-reader spontaneously combusted at the Roberts Elementary School Tuesday afternoon. Chief O’Leary said there was no warning when the Acer E-reader began smoking and started on fire. There

Washington Co. Sheriff’s Department fielding calls about cars towed Monday on I-41. So far nobody called about a stolen vehicle.

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March 15, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – It’s only Wednesday and it’s already been quite the week for emergency crews, dispatchers and local law enforcement. Mother Nature threw a late-season snowstorm into the mix on Monday and as of Tuesday night crews were still working to haul semi

The history of Thecla Richter – life of a West Bend nurse during WWI. ” Are my letters censored badly? I try to be very careful …”

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March 15, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Resident historian Lee Krueger is looking to highlight his great aunt Thecla Richter, who served as a nurse during WWI. Below are two letters home from Richter dated July 14, 1917 and July 26, 1917 and Aug. 26, 1917.   July

Jobs, jobs, jobs! Heiser Chevrolet Cadillac of West Bend is looking for a Heavy Duty Technician

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Technician – Heiser Chevrolet Cadillac of West Bend is looking for a Heavy Duty Technician with 5+ years of experience. GM experience a plus. Must have own tools & a clean valid WI driver’s license. Signing bonus commensurate with experience. Competitive pay and benefits. Apply to [email protected]   2620 W. Washington

Free Easter dinner on Sunday, April 16 at West Bend Moose Lodge

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West Bend, WI – Free Easter dinner at the West Bend Moose Lodge on Sunday, April 16. Please call to make reservations, 262-338-8122.  

Obit: Rose Valley Berchem, 80, of West Bend. How many of us received the gifts of her cakes and cookies and felt the care baked in?

March 14, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Rose Valley Berchem, age 80, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at The Kathy Hospice in West Bend.  She was born on June 25, 1936 in Menominee, MI to the late Godfrey and Marie (nee Wozniak) Valley. Rose lived with

The chicken debate returns! West Bend Common Council to discuss possible change to ordinance regarding chickens in the city

March 14, 2017 – West Bend, WI – On Monday, March 20 the West Bend Common Council will talk about possibly amending the municipal code regarding keeping live chickens within the city limits. Currently the city’s ordinance bans keeping livestock in outdoor pens or sheds within the city. Live

19 year old killed while walking on Hwy 33 in neighboring Dodge County

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  March 14, 2017 –  Dodge Co., WI – On March 13, 2017 at 9:30 p.m., the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motor vehicle versus pedestrian crash on US 151 at State Highway 33, in the Township of Beaver Dam, Dodge County, Wisconsin. Preliminary investigation shows that

Relay for Life of West Bend is on the move. New date and new location!

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March 14, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Some changes in store this year for Relay for Life of West Bend as organizers shift the event to one day in July.  The event is also going to move from Badger Middle School to Regner Park. “It’ll help us save

Sneak peek at one of the entries for the upcoming Banner ArtWalk – May 13 at MOWA

March 13, 2017 – West Bend, WI – One of the first banners for 2017 has been submitted to the Downtown West Bend Association. The Downtown West Bend ArtWalk is Saturday May 13 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Museum of Wisconsin Art. The event will feature

West Bend Bier Garten is gearing up for the 2017 season at Regner Park!

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West Bend, WI – The West Bend Bier Garten is June 9 – 11 at the Regner Park Pavilion. Sponsored by West Bend Friends of Park and Rec. Music, food, dancing and beer in West Bend at the pavilion behind Carl Kuss Field.  

UPDATE: Rescue drop off at Slinger High School. Everybody safe and OK – awaiting next step

March 13, 2017 – Slinger, WI – About 35 people are safe at Slinger High School as rescue crews bused them out of a hazardous traffic pileup on I41 just south of Highway 60 on Monday morning. “We have them sitting in the cafeteria. We’re giving them coffee, hot

VIDEO | Land cleared for new Russ Darrow Nissan on Highway 33 in West Bend

March 13, 2017 – West Bend, WI – A week ago Monday a ceremony was held as Russ Darrow broke ground on his new Nissan dealership on Highway 33. Within a short 7 days contractors have cleared the land to make way for construction of a new 24,449-square-foot dealership.

Check out the update on S. Main Street. Hat tip Wayne Kainz and Slesar Glass

March 13, 2017 – West Bend, WI – A small fix in the big picture but a hat tip to Wayne Kainz, owner of Riverside Brewery and Restaurant, and Slesar Glass for getting the broken window repaired on S. Main Street in West Bend.  

Padway’s on Big Cedar Lake is open for business. “Weekly live music, patio dining over the lake, drinks at the tiki bar, our guests absolutely love it.

March 10, 2017 – Big Cedar Lake, WI – Padway’s on Big Cedar Lake is open for business. “We’re enjoying a booming business,” said owner Joe Weinshel. During a Saturday afternoon conversation Weinshel stood at the end of the bar and looked out at the view over Big Cedar Lake.

Jobs, jobs, jobs! Heiser Chevrolet Cadillac of West Bend is looking for a Heavy Duty Technician

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Technician – Heiser Chevrolet Cadillac of West Bend is looking for a Heavy Duty Technician with 5+ years of experience. GM experience a plus. Must have own tools & a clean valid WI driver’s license. Signing bonus commensurate with experience. Competitive pay and benefits. Apply to [email protected]   2620 W. Washington

Free Easter dinner on Sunday, April 16 at West Bend Moose Lodge

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West Bend, WI – Free Easter dinner at the West Bend Moose Lodge on Sunday, April 16. Please call to make reservations, 262-338-8122.  

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. 

VIDEO | Flag-folding ceremony for former W.B. Police Chief Jim Skidmore

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March 12, 2017 – West Bend, WI – There was a quiet sendoff to former West Bend Police Chief Jim Skimore on Saturday as police, veterans, family and friends gathered at Calvary Church to pay tribute. The service began with a final salute as all in uniform, police other

West Bend Bier Garten is gearing up for the 2017 season at Regner Park!

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West Bend, WI – The West Bend Bier Garten is June 9 – 11 at the Regner Park Pavilion. Sponsored by West Bend Friends of Park and Rec. Music, food, dancing and beer in West Bend at the pavilion behind Carl Kuss Field.  

Coffee Syndicate at Mad Max BP in West Bend offers a $2 deal for the month of March

West Bend, WI –  There’s a new special for the month of March at Coffee Syndicate inside the new Mad Max BP, 1229 S. Main Street in West Bend. Buy one specialty coffee drink and get $2 of the second. “It’s our treat-a-friend-special deal,” said owner Janiece Maxwell.  

Daylight Saving is tonight – spring forward 1 hour. Check out the collection of clock photos across Washington County. Which one do you identify with?

March 11, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – A hat tip to Normal Rockwell for the artwork. Daylight Saving Time goes into effect this weekend as we lose an hour of sleep.  Set the clocks ahead one hour or you’ll be late for church on Sunday.   Here’s another

Around the Bend: Updates & tidbits – new comic book store opens today in Barton and groundbreaking March 17 for the 911 memorial in Kewaskum.

March 11, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Crimson Cowl Comics and Collectibles is opening at1749 Barton Avenue next to Revive Salon Studios. David Gloyd, Curt Schoob and some of their muscular cohorts (friends… not superheroes – at least not that they know) helped heft boxes full of thousands

Shepherd Centre I is sold on W. Washington Street. Congratulations Joe Valind, owner of Auto Safety Center.

March 11, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Steve Kearns has sold Shepherd Centre I, 3700 W. Washington St. in West Bend to Joe Valind, the owner of Auto Safety Center. Valind purchased the property for $1.4 million. “We’ve been here since January 2013 and we closed on the

Obit: Doris M. Hansen (nee Ansay), 91, of West Bend

March 10, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Doris M. Hansen (nee Ansay), age 91 years, of West Bend, passed away on Friday, March 10, 2017 at New Prespective. A Funeral Service will be at 4:00 pm on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel of
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