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Obit: Dr. Aurora A. (Alonzo) Sison, 79, of Kewaskum

June 25, 2017 – Kewaskum, WI – Dr. Aurora A. Sison, 79, of Kewaskum, entered eternal life on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend, surrounded by her loving family She was born on October 5, 1937, in Navotas, Rizal, Philippine, the daughter of the late

Obit: Roscoe “Rocky” Tackett, 87, of West Bend

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June 25, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Roscoe “Rocky” Tackett age 77 of West Bend died Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Serenity Villa in Slinger, where he has been a resident for the past 5 years. He was born July 18, 1939 in Antigo to Roscoe and Helen (nee

Obit: Thomas Jeanpierre, 84, of Slinger

June 25, 2017 – Slinger, WI – Thomas Eddie Jeanpierre, age 84, answered his “last call” on Friday June, 23, 2017 at the Serenity Villa in Slinger surrounded by his children Jeff, Thomas and Michelle. He was born on October 2, 1932 in Milwaukee, WI to John and Olive

Bike is cumbersome but connects conversation

June 25, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Judy Steffes has departed for her trip to the Netherlands for The Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s. She describes traveling with her bike as “cumbersome,” but learns quickly that the bulky baggage is a conversation starter. Read more about today’s launch of

Sky Ranch Flyers garner attention from the community | By Roger Strack

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June 25, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Nice turnout for the Sky Ranch Flyers Model Air Show. Planes took off from the small field on Highway D in West Bend. The Sky Ranch Flyers club is a “not-for profit” radio-controlled model club, formed in 1989, to promote the sport

Launching The Amazing Ride in Tribute to Dad Today

June 25, 2017 – Washington County – Today, the first day of The Amazing Ride For Alzheimer’s, Judy Steffes will be traveling to the Netherlands to kick off the bicycling fundraiser in tribute to her dad, Al Steffes (photo below), who has Alzheimer’s disease. As in the past, Steffes

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Another round of severe weather likely this afternoon/evening

June 14, 2017 – Washington County, WI – In similar fashion to earlier storms this week, the National Weather Service has issued another Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect for  portions of east central, south central and southeast Wisconsin to include Washington, Dodge and Fond du lac counties. “Scattered thunderstorms

NWS issues severe weather watch

June 12, 2017 – Washington County, WI – The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch in effect until midnight for the following counties: Washington, Dodge and Fond du lac. This includes the cities of West Bend, Germantown, Beaver Dam, Fond du lac, Cedarburg, Mayville, Kewaskum, Jackson,

Another hot one for Washington County today

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June 12, 2017 – Washington County, WI – Today is predicted to be another hot one in Wisconsin with above-average temperatures near 90. There is a threat of possible severe storms this afternoon, so keep an eye on the sky if you plan to spend time out of doors

VIDEO | What’s an escape game, a video game and a play at the same time?

June 11, 2017 – Washington County, WI – What is an escape game, a video game, and a play at the same time? Bible Smugglers! – a theater game for ages 7 and up…in the woods, behind Wooded Hills Church in Colgate, just 5 miles west of Menomonee Falls. The

Governor Walker orders flags to fly at half-staff

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May 25, 2017 – Washington County, WI – The Department of Military Affairs has announed that the Governor of Wisconsin has ordered flags to fly at half-staff, Monday, May 29, 2017, on Memorial Day. In accordance with this order, flags should be flown at half-staff on Monday, May 29, 2017,

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VIDEO | Ribbon cutting for new Meijer grocery in West Bend today

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“Enhanced risk” for severe weather possible this evening

May 15, 2017 – Washington County, WI – According to the National Weather Service, there is a “enhanced risk” of potential scattered severe thunderstorms later this afternoon and evening. The main line of strong to severe storms will roll through around 4-8 pm, beginning in our western areas and

Gov. Walker issues flag-lowering order

May 13, 2017 – Madison, WI – Governor Walker issued Executive Order #243, relating to a proclamation that the flag of the United States and the flag of the State of Wisconsin be flown at half-staff on Peace Officers’ Memorial Day, as a mark of respect for peace officers

Beaver Dam Schools to remain closed; third suspect being sought

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May 5, 2017 – Beaver Dam, WI – The Beaver Dam Unified School District was closed today after a “security issue” was announced. Beaver Dam Police and school officials held a press conference late this morning about the threat made that closed schools today. Officials say at 1:56 a.m.

All Beaver Dam schools have been closed for the day; undisclosed safety issue

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May 5, 2017 – Beaver Dam, WI – All schools in the Beaver Dam Unified School District, as well as all school-related events and activities are closed/cancelled today, Friday, May 5 because of a safety issue. All offsite Advanced Placement testing for Beaver Dam High School is canceled as well. The Beaver Dam School

West Bend Theatre bridge coming down – watch LIVE

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May 2, 2017 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend Theatre bridge built in 1982 is finally coming down. Steve Awve from West Bend Crane is on site and will be removing the bridge, which weighs 40,000 pounds,

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,

Tornado Awareness Week = drills today; be prepared, not scared

April 20, 2017 – Washington County, WI – If you hear tornado sirens going off today there’s a good reason, and it’s not because there’s a tornado. As a part of Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin, a statewide tornado drill, coordinated with the National Weather Service, will
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