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West Bend School District appoints two high school principals

      The West Bend School District submitted a press release within an hour of School Board President Tiffany Larson announcing two new principals for the high school. Prior to the announcement, during a public comment portion Amy Kieser Swanson and Mike Kieser spoke in favor of the

Obit: Ted “Fred” Theodore A. Yahnke, 47, of West Bend

  July 24, 2017 – West Bend, WI –  Ted “Fred” Theodore A. Yahnke, 47, unexpectedly passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2017, at his home. Ted was born on August 24, 1969, in Milwaukee, the son of Terrance and Kathleen (Sweeney) Yahnke. He was an avid hunter, softball

Help an elderly neighbor in Washington Co. at Interfaith Caregivers

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  West Bend, WI – Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County has some big news ahead. Come check out a great group of volunteers.  Join us Wednesday, Aug. 2 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

VIDEO | Thanks for a great event – American Tribute Ride

July 24, 2017 – Theresa, WI – A note of thanks for a successful event over the weekend as over 100 motocyclists took part in the 5th annual American Tribute Ride.         

Kewaskum woman grows giant lily and shares her gardening secret

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July 24, 2017 – Kewaskum, WI – It seems a parent tradition to stand in the door frame by the kitchen and measure the height of your growing children…. except at the Goeden house in Kewaskum where Jeanne feels comfortable being overshadowed by her giant backyard Lily. “To tell

Washington County 4-H Feather & Fur Auction | By Kate Delcore

July 24, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – Something new and exciting for this year’s Washington County Fair, is the 4-H Feathers & Fur Auction. The traditional Poultry Champions Auction has been expanded so this year there will be Champion birds along with more meat birds and even some

Third Starbucks opens in West Bend

July 24, 2017 – West Bend, WI – The word is already out and neighbors on the west side of West Bend are already testing the newest Starbucks on 18th Avenue. The store actually opened Saturday. The new Starbucks has a drive thru and outdoor patio seating.

Pig Roast for a Playground Luau Party is coming up Saturday, August 19

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  Jackson, WI – Discover how your family can make the New Hickory Lane Inclusive Playground a reality and have tons of fun in the process!  NOTE: Pig Roast Dinner Ticket Deadline is Thursday, August 10 (other food and concessions will be available).    

Obit: Bernice B. Prom, 94, of West Bend

July 23, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Bernice B. Prom, of West Bend, found peace Thursday, July 20, 2017 at the age of 94. Bernice was born on February 9, 1923, in Germantown, the daughter of the late Emil and Otillie (Glumm) Dippmann. In May 31, 1942, she

Horicon Bank and West Bend COLUMNS race for scholarships

  This year’s race on August 3 will take the same route through the park and money will be raised for local scholarships.

Help an elderly neighbor in Washington Co. at Interfaith Caregivers

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  West Bend, WI – Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County has some big news ahead. Come check out a great group of volunteers.  Join us Wednesday, Aug. 2 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Pig Roast for a Playground Luau Party is coming up Saturday, August 19

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  Jackson, WI – Discover how your family can make the New Hickory Lane Inclusive Playground a reality and have tons of fun in the process!  NOTE: Pig Roast Dinner Ticket Deadline is Thursday, August 10 (other food and concessions will be available).    

Power out for neighbors in the town of West Bend

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  July 22, 2017 – West Bend, WI – About 51 customers in the town of West Bend lost their power early Saturday morning. Folks around Silver Lake are reportedly affected. We have calls out to We Energies to determine the cause of the outage and when repairs will

Dramatic fire photos on I41 in Germantown | Courtesy Deb Otten

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                    July 21, 2017 – Germantown, WI – Emergency crews on scene during afternoon drive on I41 near County Line Road as an SUV became engulfed in flames. No word yet on the cause of the fire. We’ll bring you

Vendor spots still available for West Bend Maxwell Street Day

West Bend, WI – Are you a jeweler, crafter, or artisan who has a unique product and wants to promote your business to a new audience? The Downtown West Bend Association is looking for vendors for Maxwell Street Day on Wednesday, Aug. 2. The event will run 8 a.m.

West Bend School District taking steps to return to two principals at the high schools

July 20, 2017 – West Bend, WI – There’s a special meeting of the West Bend School Board tonight as it appears it is preparing to take steps to return to a two principal system at the West Bend High Schools. The agenda is below. The meeting starts at

Pig Roast for a Playground Luau Party is coming up Saturday, August 19

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  July 20, 2017 – Jackson, WI – Discover how your family can make the New Hickory Lane Inclusive Playground a reality and have tons of fun in the process!  NOTE: Pig Roast Dinner Ticket Deadline is Thursday, August 10 (other food and concessions will be available).    

Two recommendations to be considered Monday regarding deer management in West Bend

July 20, 2017 – West Bend, WI – There will be a recommendation before the West Bend Common Council on Monday concerning the Deer Management Assistance Program. During a meeting in November 2016 the Deer Management Assistant Program reviewed whether to issue special permits to allow bow hunting to trim the deer herd

WashingtonCountyInsider.com cited as ‘Source of Information’ for neighbors in West Bend School District

July 20, 2017 – West Bend, WI – On July 10 the West Bend School District announced the release of a communication audit report generated by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA).  As per the District announcement, “NSPRA was employed by the District to conduct a thorough audit of our

Horicon Bank and West Bend COLUMNS race for scholarships

  This year’s race on August 3 will take the same route through the park and money will be raised for local scholarships.

Obit: James “Jim” N. Van Altena, 74, of West Bend

July 19, 2017 – West Bend, WI – James “Jim” N. Van Altena, 74, of West Bend, caught his last fish on Monday, July 17, 2017 at Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee. He was born on October 6, 1942 to the late Norman and Bernadine (nee Laubach) Van Altena in Milwaukee

Light rain entering Washington County

July 19, 2017 – Wednesday, WI – Some precipitation for Washington County this evening as a line of storms passes through southeastern Wisconsin. According to accuweather.com “Evening rain followed by a heavy thunderstorm late; storms may bring downpours and damaging winds.” We’ll collect rainfall totals on Thursday.

Vendor spots still available for West Bend Maxwell Street Day

West Bend, WI – Are you a jeweler, crafter, or artisan who has a unique product and wants to promote your business to a new audience? The Downtown West Bend Association is looking for vendors for Maxwell Street Day on Wednesday, Aug. 2. The event will run 8 a.m.

Little Switzerland to run Rock Snow Park and boost Four-Season Programming at The Rock

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July 19, 2017 – Slinger, WI – The Schmitz Brothers, LLC, operators of Little Switzerland in Slinger are taking over The Rock Sports Complex in Franklin, WI, as well as a slate of professional sports teams, hospitality properties, and events like the Milwaukee Marathon The Hill Has Eyes. This

New plans for Pizza Ranch to go before West Bend Plan Commission

July 19, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Stopped at West Bend City Hall today and picked up the plans for the proposed Pizza Ranch in West Bend. The proposal goes before the West Bend Plan Commission on Tuesday, Aug. 1. Last April, WashingtonCountyInsider.com reported Pizza Ranch had a
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