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West Bend Firefighters conquer 47 floors / 1,034 steps of the US Bank building in the Fight for Air Climb

March 18, 2017 – West Bend, WI – West Bend Deputy Chief Chuck Beistle, Firefighter/Paramedic Alec Hakes, and Firefighter/Paramedic Jake Lodl participated in the annual American Lung Association Fight For Air Climb. All three successfully climbed the 47 floors of the US Bank Center building in Milwaukee, while wearing

New location, same great event the 35th annual Kiwanis Brunch with the Easter Bunny

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West Bend, WI – Make your Easter plans early and come out to The Columbian on Saturday, April 8 for the 35th annual Kiwanis pancake-sausage brunch with the Easter Bunny.  Tickets are available at Horicon Bank in West Bend, The Columbian and Minuteman Press.  

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.  

Photo gallery: Ordination of Bishop Jeff Haines and Bishop James Schuerman

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March 17, 2017 – West Bend, WI – A full house Friday afternoon at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukee as Bishops-elect Jeff Haines and James Schuerman were ordained by Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki in a 2 p.m. Mass. Following the ceremony Bishop Jeff Haines said

West Bend Police take 22-year-old woman into custody on narcotics charges. 2 children taken into protective custody.

CHILD NEGLECT / POSSESSION OF NARCOTICS – 600 Block of East Decorah Road March 17, 2017 – West Bend, WI – On Thursday, March 16, 2017, at 6:40 a.m., a West Bend police officer responded to a multifamily residence to check the welfare of a tenant after another tenant

Obit: Janet Lillian Reichert (nee Hembel), 103, of West Bend.

March 16, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Janet Lillian Reichert (nee Hembel) passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the age of 103 years. Janet was born on May 22, 1913 to Henry J. and Emma (nee Schmidt) Hembel.  She graduated from West Bend High School, class

Obit: LaVerne Depies (nee Van Treeck), 95, of West Bend. LaVerne volunteered for Meals on Wheels, the Samaritan Auxiliary and St. Frances Cabrini Parish.

March 16, 2017 – West BEnd, WI – LaVerne Depies (nee Van Treeck) age 95 of West Bend died Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at New Perspective Senior Living in West Bend. She was born July 31, 1921 in Belgium, WI to Anthony and Mary (nee Kleckner) Van Treeck. On

Obit: Cyndi Aulenbacher, 64, of Hartford. Cyndi was an executive for the Kettle Moraine Board of Realtors.

March 16, 2017 – Hartford, WI – Cyndi Aulenbacher, age 64 passed away peacefully at home on Monday, March 13, 2017. She was born on March 27, 1952 in West Bend to parents Glenn and Grace (Vetter) Broker. Cyndi was a 1970 graduate of Hartford Union High School. She

Obit: Robert J. “Bob” Ginocchio, 72, of West Bend. Bob lived for his family.

March 15, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Robert J. “Bob” Ginocchio, 72, of West Bend, found peace on Monday, March14, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Bob was born on May 15, 1944, in Milwaukee, the son of the late Orlando and Marguerite (Demars) Ginocchio.

Obit: Doris Ansay Hansen of West Bend. Doris and her husband operated several Piggly Wiggly Grocery stores in Washington and Ozaukee County under the family name.

March 15, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Doris Ansay Hansen, a longtime resident of West Bend and member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, passed away on Friday March 10, 2017 at the Lighthouse Senior Living Center Where she has been a resident with her husband, Jack for

Real Wealth Weekly: How 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

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

7th annual Hartford-Slinger Relay for Life Cancer Survivors’ Luncheon. Courtesy Joan Krebs

March 15, 2017 – Slinger, WI – Approximately 40 cancer survivors gathered at the 7th annual Cancer Survivors’ Luncheon sponsored by the Hartford-Slinger Relay for Life. The luncheon was held Sunday, March 12 at St. Luke’s Church in Slinger. The Hartford-Slinger Relay for Life will be held Friday, July

New location, same great event the 35th annual Kiwanis Brunch with the Easter Bunny

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West Bend, WI – Make your Easter plans early and come out to The Columbian on Saturday, April 8 for the 35th annual Kiwanis pancake-sausage brunch with the Easter Bunny.  Tickets are available at Horicon Bank in West Bend, The Columbian and Minuteman Press.  

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: Gerald “Duke” Dufour, 86. He was a member and past Commodore of Cedar Lake Yacht Club.

March 14, 2017 – Gerald “Duke” L. Dufour, age 86, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017.  He was born on March 12, 1931 in Escanaba, MI and graduated from Escanaba High School Class of ’49.  He then graduated from Michigan Tech in 1953 with a civil engineering degree. On November

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

I-41 southbound to STH 60 to close at 7 p.m. tonight/Tuesday to remove vehicles

March 14, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – The Washington County Highway and Sheriff’s Office wants to advice motorists of upcoming road closures on Interstate 41 between STH 60 and STH 145 starting today, March 14 and ending March 15. These closures are to assist with removal of four

Two players from KML and one from Kewaskum named to East Central All-Conference Team. By Jacob Moeller

March 14, 2017 – Jackson, WI – The East Central Conference has named its All-Conference teams for boys basketball. Kettle Moraine Lutheran senior Joey Behm was selected to the first team. Behm, a starting guard, averaged 15.2 points and 3.7 rebounds on the year, and helped the Chargers make

Body Cameras: Policing with Privacy in an Age of Technology. By Jesse Kremer

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Kewaskum, WI – On February 18th, 2017, Officer Nelson responded to 228 Oak Street for a 24 year old woman who was concerned about an ex-boyfriend who had been stalking her.  Nelson was invited into the woman’s home, took a statement and asked if she had any protection.  The

West Bend Korean War Veterans Post 111 hosting a brat fry on April 7 and 8

West Bend, WI – The West Bend Korean War Veterans Post 111 will be hosting a brat fry on Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8.  The brat fry will be held, 1421 W. Washington Street, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds will go to the Honor Flight

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.  

Real Wealth Weekly: How 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

George Roberts at Pheasants Forever Chapter 680 (Washington & Ozaukee Counties) wins Polaris Habitat Stewardship Award

 Left to right: Ryan Theis (Cedar Creek Motorsports employee), George Roberts and Mike Cleereman (Cedar Creek Motorsports employee) March 14, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – On behalf of Polaris Industries, the staff at Cedar Creek Motorsports in Cedarburg presented the national Polaris 2016-2017 Polaris Habitat Stewardship Award to

VIDEO | Teresa Hall’s vehicle got totaled in the snowy accident mess on I41. “I had the grill of the dump truck right here.” By Ruth Marks

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March 13, 2017 – Richfield, WI – Teresa Hall feels lucky to be alive. “My car was smooshed,” said Hall as she waited for a ride at Slinger High School. Hall was headed home to Michigan on Monday morning on I41 in Washington County when her vehicle was involved

VIDEO | Can you identify this location during whiteout conditions? “This is a wake-up call from Mother Nature, but I have seen a couple robins already.”

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March 13, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – Visibility was extremely limited Monday morning in Washington County as a late-season snowstorm pushed through the area. Here’s a quick video of a recognizable location in the county. Can you identify it within 22 seconds before the answer appears? Many motorists
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