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The Spirit Ride is coming through West Bend | By Ron Naab

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June 27, 2017 – The professionals who earn a living from highway accidents are now taking to the streets to promote highway safety and help safeguard the lives of fellow first responders.   The Spirit Ride will relay a ceremonial casket by car carrier across the nation and back. About

Campbellsport man charged with tax fraud | By Bob Nelson

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June 27, 2017 – A federal court trial is scheduled in August for the 69-year-old Campbellsport man charged with tax fraud. Robert Spoerl, owner of J & R Tax Service in Kewaskum, is charged in a 28-count indictment. Federal prosecutors say from 2011 to 2015 he filed more than 100

Obit: Norman A. Matenaer, 85, Town of Barton

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June 27, 2017 – Barton, WI – Norman A. Matenaer of the Town of Barton died on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at his home at the age of 85 years. He was born on September 29, 1931 in the Town of Barton to the late Edwin and Mary (nee Staehler)

Obit.| Irene R. Loeffel, 93, Hubertus

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June 27, 2017 – Hubertus, WI – Irene R. Loeffel (nee Belanger), age 93, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Community Memorial Hospital.  She was born on June 15, 1924 in Stratford and married George P. Loeffel on June 15, 1950. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting afghans, sewing, gardening,

Elkhart Lake drowning victim identified | By Bob Nelson

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June 26, 2017 – Elkhart Lake, WI – Elkhart Lake Police say the man whose body was discovered floating in Elkhart Lake on Saturday was a 45-year-old Sheboygan man. Authorities said Dustin Knaus accidentally fell into the lake and drowned. A 911 call to the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Communication Center

Weekend sees 4 OWI arrests in West Bend

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June 26, 2017 – West Bend, WI – On Friday June 23, 2017 at 2:22 a.m., a citizen reported seeing smoke in the area of the US 45 off ramp at W. Washington St. in West Bend. Police located an unoccupied vehicle that had veered off the roadway and struck

Brrrrrr! Regner Park closes beach two days in a row.

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June 26, 2017 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend Park and Recreation Department closed the Regner Park beach on Sunday, and the beach remains closed today, as well, due to the low temperatures we are experiencing. Air temperatures have hovered in the mid-60 range since the weekend,

Fondy MPTC campus sees great success with boot camps | By Bob Nelson

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June 26, 2017 – Fond du lac, WI – Moraine Park Technical College (MPTC), Fond du lac campus, has had great success with its CNC (Computerized Numeric Control) and Welding Boot Camps over the past eight years. Dean of Economic and Workforce Development Jo Ann Hall says at the conclusion

Lamonte outmuscles Apell as championship battle heats up| By Dan Margetta

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June 26, 2017 – Slinger, WI – Gary LaMonte edged Steve Apel by just .017 seconds at the finish to come out on top of the slobber-knocker that was the 60-lap super late model feature Sunday night at the Slinger Speedway.

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, 77, 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

Obit: James “Jimmy” Randall Mallette, 81

June 25, 2017 – West Bend, WI – James “Jimmy” Randall Mallette, age 81, passed away on Wed., June 21, 2017.  Born on April 4, 1936 in Rockford, IL to William and Rose (nee Miller) Mallette. He served in the US Coast Guard and retired as a Detective from the

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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

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

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
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