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Former West Bend resident/daughter killed by boulder in Minnesota

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July 13, 2018 – Minneapolis, MN – Authorities say two people, a West Bend resident and her daughter, died in suburban St. Paul on Monday, July 9, after a boulder weighing over 800 pounds fell off of a commercial vehicle and struck their car. According to the Star Tribune: “It’s

Miller/Lauters take 1st win of year in Bass Tourney | By Bryan Miller

July 5, 2018 – West Bend, WI – The Kettle Moraine Monday Bass Tournaments had its 8th stop of the year on Monday July 2 on Big Cedar Lake.  Mother Nature brought some heat for the day which made for a great night of fishing. Despite busy boat traffic, the

West Bend fireworks/4th of July Parade: What’s in store

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July 4, 2018 – West Bend, WI – Today, the annual Fourth of July parade kicks off at 9:30 a.m. in West Bend with the parade route as follows (same route as last year): The lineup will take place on Main Street in front of Badger Middle School. The

President issues flag-lowering order

July 3, 2018 – Washington County, WI – The President of the United States has proclaimed that the flag of the United States be flown at half-staff nationwide until sunset on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, as a mark of respect for the victims of the shooting in Annapolis, Maryland. In

VIDEO | Audrey Steffes Kicks Off Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s From Milwaukee

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Plane Crashes into Lake Winnebago | By Ron Naab

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June 7, 2018 – Town of Calumet – On Wednesday evening, June 6, authorities received a report of a plane that appeared to be in distress in Lake Winnebago off the shore near Velvet Beach Road in the Town of Calumet. The plane was taking on water and was

Flags to be flown at half staff in honor of former First Lady Barbara Bush

  April 18, 2018 – President Donald Trump has ordered the U.S. flag to be flown at half staff immediately until sunset on Saturday, April 21 in honor of former First Lady Barbara Bush. THE WHITE HOUSE… Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DEATH OF BARBARA BUSH

Winter weather advisory in effect; could see up to 6″ snow

March 5, 2018 – Washington County, WI – As Washington County witnessed the appearance of crocuses and tulips over the last week, a typical unpredictable Wisconsin winter storm was brewing causing a swing back into winter hitting the area full force this evening. The National Weather Service has issued

Letter to the Editor | Parents want answers, action and apology | By Mary Weigand

Dec. 22, 2017 – Washington Co., WI -This week an invasive and inappropriate “survey” was given to minor schoolchildren in an 8th grade English class at Badger Middle School. The so-called “Privilege Survey” asked questions such as “I have never tried to hide my sexuality.” “I have never been

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Today is Richfield Art at the Mill at Nature/Historical Park

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July 22, 2017 – Richfield, WI – The Richfield Historical Society is hosting its 9th annual Richfield Art at the Mill on Saturday, July 22, 2017, 9 am to 4 pm, at the Richfield Nature/Historical Park located at 1896 State Rd 164.  Richfield Art at the Mill is a

Tonight is German Night in West Bend at Regner Park

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Tomorrow is German Night in West Bend

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Tickets on sale now. See who’s opening for Ann Wilson of Heart on July 28.

Funeral for Joe Hignite, 18, of West Bend today

July 18, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Joseph Andrew Hignite of West Bend found peace on Tuesday, July 11th.  Joseph was born on April 28, 1999, to David and Jane Hignite (nee Schiller) and loving brothers and best friends Steven and Michael. 

River City Irregulars to hold concert Tuesday, July 18

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July 17, 2017 – West Bend – On Tuesday, July 18, the River City Irregulars will hold a band concert from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Washington County Veterans’ Memorial Plaza, corner of Fifth Avenue and Poplar Street in West Bend. Enjoy a summer evening performance of the

Visitation/celebration of life for Joe Hignite, 18, of West Bend today

July 17, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Joseph Andrew Hignite of West Bend found peace on Tuesday, July 11th.  Joseph was born on April 28, 1999, to David and Jane Hignite (nee Schiller) and loving brothers and best friends Steven and Michael. 

River City Irregulars to hold concert Tuesday, July 18

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July 16, 2017 – West Bend – On Tuesday, July 18, the River City Irregulars will hold a band concert from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Washington County Veterans’ Memorial Plaza, corner of 5th Ave and Poplar, West Bend. Enjoy a summer evening performance of the West Bend Community

Enjoy Gemütlichkeit on German Night July 19 in West Bend

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Obit: Frank R. Hammond, 75,of Haw River, NC, formerly of West Bend

July 15, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Frank R. Hammond, age 75 years of Haw River, NC formerly of West Bend and Appleton, passed away on Wednesday,

Dirty Ninja Mud Run garners over 1000 participants | By Ruth Marks

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July 15, 2017 – West Bend – The Dirty Ninja Mud Run slated for this morning saw over 1200 registrants from the ages of 4 to 14 as of 8:30 a.m. Participants crawled, climbed and ran through the muck on what turned out to be the perfect day for

Wash County 4-H delegates attend Youth Conference | By Grant Peterson

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July 15, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Grant Peterson, 14, a member of Badger Boosters 4-H Club from West Bend, was one of hundreds of 4-H youth who attended the 97th annual 4-H & Youth Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus from June 26-29 for grades seven

Around the Bend: Updates & Tidbits By Judy Steffes

Around the Bend                             July 15, 2017                                      By Judy Steffes   Historic downtown West Bend Theater sold to nonprofit The downtown West Bend Theater has been sold.

Obit: Joseph Andrew Hignite, 18, of West Bend

  July 14, 2017 – West Bend – Joseph Andrew Hignite of West Bend found peace on Tuesday, July 11.  Joseph was born on April 28, 1999, to David and Jane Hignite (nee Schiller) and loving brothers and best friends Steven and Michael. 

Historic downtown West Bend Theater sold to nonprofit

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July 14, 2017 – West Bend, WI – The downtown West Bend Theater has been sold. According to JSonline: A plan to restore a historic theater in downtown West Bend is taking a step forward with the sale of the building to a nonprofit group. Historic West Bend Theatre

J-Hawks boy’s baseball tryouts are coming up – register today

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Jackson, WI – Registration for boy’s baseball tryouts for the J-Hawks is now under way. The tryouts will be held at the Jackson Town Hall from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the following dates: U9/U10: Thursday, July 27 and Wednesday, August 2 U11: Wednesday, july 12 and Wednesday,

Enjoy Gemütlichkeit on German Night July 19 in West Bend

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City of West Bend electronics recycling collection tomorrow

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July 8,  2017 – West Bend, WI – The City of West Bend Department of Public Works will have an Electronics Recycling Collection Day on Saturday, July 15 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Advanced Disposal, l803 N. River Road, West Bend.

Moose Lodge to offer “drive-thru” fish fry TONIGHT

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West Bend, WI – Tonight, July 14, the West Bend Moose Lodge, 1721 Chestnut Street, will be hosting “Drive thru Fish and Fries” along with their usual delicious Brat Fry from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
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