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VIDEO | Roadside personality across Washington County

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Town of Trenton, WI - Pedaling the side roads across Washington County and discovered a trend towards local artwork that really adds personality to the landscape. Quite a few neighbors find unique ways to...

Cedar Community is primary sponsor for this year’s Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s

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August 20, 2020 - Washington County, WI - The annual Amazing Ride for Alzheimer's is currently under way with WCI editor Judy Steffes pedaling through beautiful Washington County and beyond. Cedar Community is the...

VIDEO | Roadside personality across Washington County

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  August 20, 2020 - Town of Trenton, WI - Pedaling the side roads across Washington County there is a trend towards a lot of local artwork that really adds personality to the landscape. Quite...

VIDEO | Comes with Baggage – A movie about the history of bicycle travel

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August 16, 2020 - Probably one of the best videos that describes the exhilaration of bicycling cross country. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkHb4MmGfFk] The current Amazing Ride for Alzheimer's is touring the townships of Washington County. Farms, Families and...

Cedar Community is primary sponsor for this year’s Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s

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August 14, 2020 - Washington County, WI - The annual amazing ride for Alzheimer's has officially commenced with a swift pedal by Judy Steffes through Washington County. Your partnership in this event will help...
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Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s – Touring the Townships of Washington County

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August 14, 2020 - Town of Farmington, WI - Touring the Townships of Washington County was an idea presented by my friend Mary Moll. She made it super simple by handing over 15 maps...

Obituary | Mary Elizabeth “Beth” Schaub, 83, of West Bend

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July 15, 2020 - West Bend, WI - Mary Elizabeth “Beth” Schaub, passed away on Monday, July 13, 2020 at Ivy Manor of West Bend at the age of 83 following a long and...

Obituary | Ruby A. Kertscher (nee Meyer), 89, of West Bend

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June 29, 2020 - West Bend, WI - Ruby A. Kertscher (nee Meyer), passed away on Sunday June 28, 2020 at Kathy Hospice at the age of 89 years. Ruby was born on January...

Obituary | Heinz Alwin Walther, 85, of Jackson

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June 24, 2020 - Jackson, WI - Heinz Alwin Walther, 85, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2020.   He leaves behind his wife of 60 years, Eva (Muelbl) Walther; his children, Heinz Walther, Paul (Anita)...
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2020 annual Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s tour announced

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June 21, 2020 - Washington Co., WI - It is Father's Day, my dad's birthday and the first year he is not with us having passed July 18, 2019.   I have been asked the past...
Al Steffes bike ride

A tribute to my father Al Steffes

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July 19, 2019 - West Bend, WI - In June 2016 I wrote a story about my father who had Alzheimer's and painted a picture about how it affected our family. The story below talks...

Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s: Rickshaw bike for Samaritan Campus, or no?

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July 16, 2018 - Washington County, WI - On June 28, 2018, Judy Steffes, longtime West Bend resident and editor of the Washington County Insider set out on her annual bicycle trek to raise...

Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s – A day in pictures

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  July 13, 2018 - I was adopted in Harbor Springs, MI, by the wonderful Nancy Cook. She just came into the public library to renew a book and ended up taking us both home. Nancy was...

Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s – Falling in love with Mackinac Island

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July 11, 2018 - St. Ignace, MI - Pedaled the entire day and ended up in St. Ignace. A tourist town with hotels and shops along the shore. Not my most favorite thing... and then...

Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s – Exploring Sault Ste. Marie, MI

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  July 9, 2018 - Sault Ste. Marie, MI - The Chippewa County Historical Society has well documented Sault Ste. Marie. Photos and and a timetable are laid it out in storyboard fashion along Historic Water...

Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s – Destination achieved!

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  July 7, 2018 - Whitefish Point, WI - It took a week and A day but managed to reach my destination of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum in Whitefish Point, MI and it was...

Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s – Entering moose country in the U.P.

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July 6, 2018 - Newberry, MI - Mother Nature is sure showing me whose boss .... and I’ll let you in on a secret, it ain’t me. Pedaled 62 miles from Manistique to Newberry; ‘The...

Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s | Celebrating July 4

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July 5, 2018 - Manistique, MI - I decorated my bike for the July 4 holiday and my new best friend Ritch threw in a splash of the Spirit of ‘76! https://youtu.be/X5BQZ93xL3E Ritch Branstrom, owner of...

Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s | Soldiering on without my sidekick

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  July 4, 2018 - Escanaba, MI -  Laid low on Tuesday and explored Escanaba; the name is of Ojibwa origin and it roughly translates to “land of the red buck,” others say it means...

Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s – Mother Nature hops on tour

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    July 2, 2018 - Peshtigo, WI - I learned a long time ago you’re not going to win against Mother Nature. She’s been with us since our sweltery Day 1 so we figured she might...