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Brrrrrr! Regner Park closes beach two days in a row.

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June 26, 2017 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend Park and Recreation Department closed the Regner Park beach on Sunday, and the beach remains closed today, as well, due to the low temperatures we are experiencing. Air temperatures have hovered in the mid-60 range since the weekend,

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

Lamonte outmuscles Apell as championship battle heats up| By Dan Margetta

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June 26, 2017 – Slinger, WI – Gary LaMonte edged Steve Apel by just .017 seconds at the finish to come out on top of the slobber-knocker that was the 60-lap super late model feature Sunday night at the Slinger Speedway.

Obit: Dr. Aurora A. (Alonzo) Sison, 79, of Kewaskum

June 25, 2017 – Kewaskum, WI – Dr. Aurora A. Sison, 79, of Kewaskum, entered eternal life on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend, surrounded by her loving family She was born on October 5, 1937, in Navotas, Rizal, Philippine, the daughter of the late

Obit: Roscoe “Rocky” Tackett, 77, of West Bend

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June 25, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Roscoe “Rocky” Tackett age 77 of West Bend died Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Serenity Villa in Slinger, where he has been a resident for the past 5 years. He was born July 18, 1939 in Antigo to Roscoe and Helen (nee

Obit: Thomas Jeanpierre, 84, of Slinger

June 25, 2017 – Slinger, WI – Thomas Eddie Jeanpierre, age 84, answered his “last call” on Friday June, 23, 2017 at the Serenity Villa in Slinger surrounded by his children Jeff, Thomas and Michelle. He was born on October 2, 1932 in Milwaukee, WI to John and Olive

Bike is cumbersome but connects conversation

June 25, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Judy Steffes has departed for her trip to the Netherlands for The Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s. She describes traveling with her bike as “cumbersome,” but learns quickly that the bulky baggage is a conversation starter. Read more about today’s launch of

Sky Ranch Flyers garner attention from the community | By Roger Strack

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June 25, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Nice turnout for the Sky Ranch Flyers Model Air Show. Planes took off from the small field on Highway D in West Bend. The Sky Ranch Flyers club is a “not-for profit” radio-controlled model club, formed in 1989, to promote the sport

Obit: James “Jimmy” Randall Mallette, 81

June 25, 2017 – West Bend, WI – James “Jimmy” Randall Mallette, age 81, passed away on Wed., June 21, 2017.  Born on April 4, 1936 in Rockford, IL to William and Rose (nee Miller) Mallette. He served in the US Coast Guard and retired as a Detective from the

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Another round of severe weather likely this afternoon/evening

June 14, 2017 – Washington County, WI – In similar fashion to earlier storms this week, the National Weather Service has issued another Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect for  portions of east central, south central and southeast Wisconsin to include Washington, Dodge and Fond du lac counties. “Scattered thunderstorms

NWS issues severe weather watch

June 12, 2017 – Washington County, WI – The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch in effect until midnight for the following counties: Washington, Dodge and Fond du lac. This includes the cities of West Bend, Germantown, Beaver Dam, Fond du lac, Cedarburg, Mayville, Kewaskum, Jackson,

Another hot one for Washington County today

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June 12, 2017 – Washington County, WI – Today is predicted to be another hot one in Wisconsin with above-average temperatures near 90. There is a threat of possible severe storms this afternoon, so keep an eye on the sky if you plan to spend time out of doors

VIDEO | What’s an escape game, a video game and a play at the same time?

June 11, 2017 – Washington County, WI – What is an escape game, a video game, and a play at the same time? Bible Smugglers! – a theater game for ages 7 and up…in the woods, behind Wooded Hills Church in Colgate, just 5 miles west of Menomonee Falls. The

Governor Walker orders flags to fly at half-staff

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May 25, 2017 – Washington County, WI – The Department of Military Affairs has announed that the Governor of Wisconsin has ordered flags to fly at half-staff, Monday, May 29, 2017, on Memorial Day. In accordance with this order, flags should be flown at half-staff on Monday, May 29, 2017,

VIDEO | Ribbon cutting for new Meijer grocery in West Bend today

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“Enhanced risk” for severe weather possible this evening

May 15, 2017 – Washington County, WI – According to the National Weather Service, there is a “enhanced risk” of potential scattered severe thunderstorms later this afternoon and evening. The main line of strong to severe storms will roll through around 4-8 pm, beginning in our western areas and

Gov. Walker issues flag-lowering order

May 13, 2017 – Madison, WI – Governor Walker issued Executive Order #243, relating to a proclamation that the flag of the United States and the flag of the State of Wisconsin be flown at half-staff on Peace Officers’ Memorial Day, as a mark of respect for peace officers

West Bend Theatre bridge coming down – watch LIVE

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May 2, 2017 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend Theatre bridge built in 1982 is finally coming down. Steve Awve from West Bend Crane is on site and will be removing the bridge, which weighs 40,000 pounds,

Statewide “Drug Takeback Day” takes place today

April 29, 2017 – Washington County, WI – Wisconsin’s Department of Justice encourages people to dispose of old, unwanted or expired medications properly, designating today, April 29, as the 5th Annual Statewide Medication Takeback Day. You may safely dispose of controlled and uncontrolled substances, over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches, creams, non-aerosol sprays,

Senator Duey Stroebel to host Town Halls tonight in West Bend and Jackson

April 19, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Senator Duey Stroebel (SD 20) will be hosting two Town Hall meetings tonight to discuss the state budget as well as bills moving through the legislature in Madison. Stroebel will be at the West Bend Community Memorial Library, 630 Poplar Street,

Guest Editorial: Mayor Kraig Sadownikow

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April 6, 2017 – West Bend, WI – It has been six years since this community first trusted then elected me to be its’ Mayor.  Thank you for re-electing me to a third term this past week.  Even though I ran unopposed, I used the occasion to reflect on

Weather advisory issued for Washington County, surrounding areas. Hazardous driving conditions to develop.

April 4, 2017 – Washington, Co., WI – The National Weather Service has issued the following weather advisory: A wintry mix of rain and snow will spread rapidly across southern Wisconsin Wednesday morning. The mix may change to all wet snow for a period. The snow may come down
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