Washington County Insider Archive

VIDEO: Retirement speaker Tom Hegna at Washington Co. Fair Park

March 18, 2017 – Town of Polk, WI – Retirement speaker Tom Hegna addressed about 200 people at the Washington County Fair Park today as part of the Don’t Worry, Retire Happy Day hosted by The Silbernagel Group.

Firsthand account of ordination of Bishops Jeffrey Haines and James Schuerman. By Jill Maria Murdy

March 18, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Hundreds turned out Friday for the ordination of Bishops Jeffrey Haines and James Schuerman at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukee. Jill Maria Murdy, Director of Liturgy and Music at Saint Frances Cabrini Parish was selected to attend

Congressman Sensenbrenner will hold an open meeting 9 a.m. today, Saturday March 18 at West Bend City Hall

  March 18, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner has a series of town hall meetings coming up in Washington County. On Saturday, March 18 the Congressman will be at West Bend City Hall at 9 a.m. and Richfield Village Hall on Sunday, March 19 at

A flair for the Irish during Holy Angels Friday Fish Fry and Gifts from the Heart Raffle

March 18, 2017 – West Bend, WI – There was a fair share of green during Friday’s Fish Fry at Holy Angels School. A big thanks to all the volunteers who helped serve, clean up, sell tickets, staff the bar, and organize the Gifts from the Heart Raffle.  

Quick look at a couple banners submitted for this year’s ArtWalk in Downtown West Bend

                    March 18, 2017 – West Bend, WI – A unique banner hand-painted by Lynn Barber of Port Washington has been submitted for 2017 ArtWalk. The title of the banner is ‘Great Horned.’ The Downtown West Bend ArtWalk is Saturday,

Two of the original buildings on Schoenhaar Drive in the industrial park have been sold

March 18, 2017 – Two of the original buildings on Schoenhaar Drive have changed hands. Vic and Frank Albiero constructed the two buildings in the industrial park in April 1971.   Those two buildings, 601 and 605 Schoenhaar Drive both sold for a total of $550,000.   The current

LIVE broadcast Episcopal Ordination of Most Rev. Jeffrey R. Haines and the Most Rev. James T. Schuerman Archdiocese of Milwaukee

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March 17, 2017 – Milwaukee, WI –  Click below to watch a live stream of Episcopal Ordination of Most Rev. Jeffrey R. Haines and the Most Rev. James T. Schuerman   Archdiocese of Milwaukee, WI

Ordination of Bishop-elect Jeff Haines and James Schuerman begins at 2 p.m. Live broadcast available.

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March 17, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Bishops-elect Haines and Schuerman will be ordained by Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki in a 2 p.m. Mass today at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukee, with a reception to follow. This is a ticketed event and not open

Don’t worry, retire happy. Check out Tom Hegna at the Washington County Fair Park on Saturday, March 18

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Tonight is the night for Holy Angels Famous Friday Fish Fry and the Gifts from the Heart Raffle. By Mike Sternig

March 17, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Tonight is the fabulous Holy Angels fish fry and the Gifts from the Heart Raffle. Starting at 4 p.m., the Famous Friday Fish Fry will be served in the Walnut and Cedar Rooms. This annual event features the secret “Festival Recipe”

Washington Co. Republican Women say ‘Thanks’ to volunteers at Allenton Fire Department. By Marie Schmidt

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March 17, 2017 – Allenton, WI  – The Washington County Republican Women supplied cookies, bars, cheese/sausage trays to members of the Allenton Fire Department this month.  It was their way of saying thank you for all they do. The Allenton Volunteer Fire Department provides fire protection and EMS to

Real Wealth Weekly: Howe to protect your digital reputation with Sam Richter

Kewaskum, WI – You probably do some online research or crowdsourcing when searching for a new mechanic, hairstylist, or other kind of service. So who is researching YOU? Nowadays, people such as employers, landlords, college admissions officers and other important decision makers are learning about you online in addition

Remember the big Monday snowstorm? These two do. They lost a bet and camped atop Trinity Ev. Lutheran School.

March 16, 2017  – Jackson, WI – Fifteen inches of lake-effect snow on Monday didn’t dissuade Trinity Ev. Lutheran principal Dennis Leckwee  and teacher Jim Speerschneider from paying off a bet. The pair promised to camp on the roof of the school if students reached a goal of $500

Woman crawls out of ditch following accident. Taken by Flight for Life to Froedtert in Milwaukee.

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   March 16, 2017 – Jackson, WI – A 19-year-old Sheboygan woman was seriously injured following a single-vehicle crash on Highway 60/Main Street at Cedar Parkway shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday. Jackson Police said the eastbound Toyota Corolla failed to negotiate a roundabout, went airborne, landed in the ditch,

Renee Wilberg from Fair Park Elementary is recognized by Herb Kohl Education Foundation. Student awards to Mackenzie Mas of WB and Jiexin (Jessica) Yang from KML.

March 16, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Fair Park Elementary School teacher Renee Wilberg is one of 100 teachers being awarded $3,000 by the Herb Kohl Education Foundation. Each year the foundation recognizes students, teachers and principals for their excellence in academics, leadership and high achievement. Local students

Letter to the Editor: Chief Skidmore changed my perspective of law enforcement. By Bill Thomas

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March 16, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Chief Jim Skidmore was more than a boss – he was my friend. Whenever I came back to West Bend, I made a point of visiting him. The last time was in 1992. My wife and I visited with him and

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

Jobs, jobs, jobs… at Meijer in West Bend. The store also gives a hint on when it may open!

March 14, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Meijer just sent a release about a job fair coming up this week at the Washington County Fair Park. See details below, including a slight head nod at when the store on Highway P will be opening! Meijer Hiring Event Seeks

Letter to the Editor: Thanks to all who attended Chief Skidmore’s memorial service. By Suzanne Wilderman

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March 14, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Thank you so much to the West Bend Police Department and all who attended my Father’s memorial service. To send him off in the manner he so deserved was very important to all of his family. Special thanks to Whitey Uelmen

Snowfall totals coming in with 12 inches in some parts of Washington County. Can you top that?

March 13, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – Joan Greethurst posted this photo with her Sears Paints yardstick just after 6 p.m. in Germantown on Monday March 13, “GT Snow  TOTAL where I live is 12 inches!!! Record for 2017 Winter.”   The National Weather Service said “expect snow

West Bend Police make multiple arrests over the weekend for drinking and drugs

March 13, 2017 –  The West Bend Police Department made the following four arrests for OWI during the weekend of Friday, March 10 through Sunday, March 12. 1500 Block of West Paradise Drive – On Friday, March 10, 2017, at 6:58 PM, West Bend police officers responded to Wal-Mart,

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

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

13 year old and 46 year old from Kewaskum arrested for retail theft in W.B.

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March 10, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Retail theft/operate auto under the influence of controlled substance  – 1515 W. Paradise Dr. Walmart On Thursday March 9, 2017 at 6:50 p.m., West Bend Police were called to Walmart, 1515 W. Paradise Dr., after two females stole merchandise from the

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New business to open in 2018 in former Sears building in downtown West Bend

  Jan. 1, 2018- West Bend, WI – The old Sears building in downtown West Bend, is being revamped and a new Vietnamese, sushi and Chinese restaurant will be opening. “This will be a bar and restaurant,” said Bababebay Luu, the new owner. Luu, who goes by the American
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