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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

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.

Obit: Norman M. Kutz, 89, of West Bend

July 18, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Norman M. Kutz, 89, transitioned to his eternal home on Monday, July 17, 2017, in his home in West Bend, surrounded by his entire family.  He was born in Fond Du Lac on April, 23 1928 to Ervin and Alma (nee

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.

VIDEO | Kwik Trip explores opening another location in Washington County

July 18, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – Plans are in the works to build another Kwik Trip in Washington County. Hans Zietlow, director of real estate for Kwik Trip, said they have a piece of property currently under contract and they’re working through the process.

Obit: Donald V. “Don” Gehrke, 74, of Horicon

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July 18, 2017 – Horicon, WI -Donald V. “Don” Gehrke passed away on Friday, July 14, 2017, at Marvin’s Manor in Horicon. Don was born on October 10, 1942, in Fond du Lac, to the late Victor and Josephine (nee Petrofsky) Gehrke.  He graduated from Dodgeland High school in

Downtown business on N. Main Street in West Bend is closing

July 17, 2017 – West Bend, WI – The Corner Score, 104 N. Main Street in West Bend, is closing. Owner Mary Jo Joyce opened the business three years ago.  The building, on the corner of Walnut and Main Street, is owned by Ron Gundrum.   The Corner Score,

Letter to the Editor | Thanks for a successful Regner Fest By Lori Yahr

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July 17, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Just a short note to thank you for all of your help making Regner Fest this year a huge success! We had an awesome day. There is absolutely no way we could host a community event this size without our hardworking

West Bend police make several arrests for OWI

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July 17, 2017 – West Bend, WI – West Bend Police made the following three arrests for OWI between Thursday, July 13 and Sunday, July 16, 2017. OWI – Deer Ridge Dr. at Valley Ave. On July 13, 2017, at 10:45 p.m., a citizen reported a vehicle being operated

84th annual Seidemann Family Reunion is today

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July 16, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Today is the 84th annual Seidemann Friedrich Seidemann Family Reunion.  Friends and family will be celebrate their 164th year in the U.S. Last there were just under 300 people at the reunion. As always there will be games and contests and food and family

VIDEO | Saturday night light show – rainfall totals accepted

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  July 16, 2017 – Washington County, WI – There were storm warnings Saturday night but a beautiful light show to boot.  Storms eventually hit the Barton and West Bend area around 10:30 p.m. Feel free to chime in with your rainfall total.  

The history of Thecla Richter – life of a West Bend nurse during WWI. “It is quite a relief when the nights are dark. The moon has lost all of its charm for us.”

April 1, 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 letters home from Richter dated Oct. 8, 1917, Oct. 14, 1917, Oct. 19, 2017 and Oct. 23, 1917. Oct.
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