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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

UPDATE: Plows tackling I41 – full team on staff. Suggested alternate routes available by clicking HERE.

March 13, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – The Monday afternoon commute through Washington County is likely to test the patience of everyone behind the wheel. Alternate routes include: 175 north from Holly Hill Road and Highway 145 north out of Germantown. Washington County Highway Patrol superintendent Tom Schmidt

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

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.

Mile of Art on display in Downtown West Bend

                    March 13, 2017 – West Bend, WI –  March is Youth Art Month and the West Bend School District has its Mile of Art on display in downtown West Bend. This is the 15th year for the exhibit, according

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.  
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