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Skate Country

Future of Skate Country in West Bend, WI

July 12, 2021 - West Bend, Wi - There is quite a bit of speculation about the pending sale of Skate Country, 1950 N. Main Street, in West Bend, WI. The 22,810-square-foot parcel was built...

Ponderosa Steakhouse in Hartford says “Thanks” as restaurant closes June 20, 2021

June 8, 2021 - Hartford, WI - The long-rumored closing of Ponderosa Steakhouse in Hartford will come to fruition Sunday, June 20, 2021. The restaurant, 1285 E. Sumner Street, had been experiencing challenges, including cutting...
Old Fashioned Cheese

Old Fashioned Cheese brings new store to West Bend

December 3, 2020 - West Bend, WI - The closest outlet for Old Fashioned Cheese is in Mayville, however that's about to change as two new stores will be opening soon, one in West...
Dairy Queen

First look at design for new Dairy Queen in West Bend

October 5, 2020 - West Bend, WI - Neighbors in West Bend will soon be welcoming back a Dairy Queen franchise as Kevin Scheunemann confirmed the purchase this week of the former Mutual Mall,...

Moonlighting building on Commerce Street in West Bend, WI sold

July 14, 2021 - West Bend, Wi - The building at 326 Commerce Street in West Bend, formerly home to Moonlighting, has sold. The 3,998-square-foot building dates to 1880. It was last assessed in 2021: Total...

VIDEO | After 33 years in West Bend, Ray’s Shoe Repair is forced to...

April 30, 2021 - West Bend, WI - "I've got about seven machines that weigh between 700 and 1,000 I'll have to move," said Ray Carlson, owner of Ray's Shoe Repair. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJ8PsY8eYhQ] After 33 years...
chase bank

Chase Bank in West Bend closed again

November 17, 2020 - West Bend, WI -  It was October 1, 2020 when customers found the doors at Chase Bank, 600 W. Paradise Drive in West Bend closed. Looks like that's the scenario again...
Fleet Farm water

Sprinkler system malfunctions at Fleet Farm in West Bend

December 24, 2020 - West Bend, WI - Yellow caution tape was strung between aisles Wednesday, December 23 at Fleet Farm in West Bend as employees worked to clean water off the floor in...

VIDEO | Sale price released for former Culaccino Bar & Italian Kitchen

April 18, 2021 - West Bend, WI - The sale of the old Culaccino Bar, 110 Wisconsin Street, in West Bend was completed Thursday afternoon as Jeremy Hahn and Gary Bacon sealed the deal...

VIDEO | Sneak peek inside new cheese store opening in Washington County

March 30, 2021 - Washington Co., Wi - Contractors are busy with an interior remodel of a new business opening in Washington County. Below is a sneak peek. Can you find any clues and...
Taco Bell

VIDEO | Which fast food outlet will win in the ‘Battle of the driveway’

February 28, 2021 - West Bend, WI - The conundrum of two fast food franchises and one driveway. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeGc5xX8yF0] Neighbors in West Bend are familiar with the long line that forms in the evening (especially...

Toppers Pizza opening in West Bend in less than 3 weeks

October 8, 2020 - West Bend, WI - There's a new pizza franchise opening in West Bend. Toppers Pizza is opening at 210 N. 18th Avenue in West Bend. The national pizza chain is known for...
West Bend Brewery owls

Fate of old West Bend Brewery appears imminent

January 3, 2021 - West Bend, WI - The fate of the old West Bend Brewery appears imminent as the cubby hole on the south side of the building that was home to a...
Dunkin donuts

Sneak peek inside the new Dunkin’ Donuts / Baskin Robbins in West Bend

November 21, 2020 - West Bend, WI - Took a sneak peek inside the new Dunkin' / Baskin Robbins, 1610 W. Washington Street, opening in West Bend. True fact, it already smells like delicious coffee...

2 homes razed on W. Washington Street in West Bend

West Bend, WI - Two homes in the 2100 block of W. Washington Street are being razed to make way for a new two-story office building. The homes are being leveled to make way for...

A tribute to Michael Bartelt | By Betty Bartelt and Carissa Hurt

February 18, 2021 - West Bend, WI - After a long battle with Marfans Syndrome the family of Michael Bartelt made the difficult decision today to pull their husband, father, grandfather, uncle, friend off...
Main Street Mobil

Main Street Mobil in West Bend, 500 S. Main Street, sold

November 21, 2020 - West Bend, WI - Main Street Mobil, 500 S. Main Street, in West Bend has been sold. Basu Joshi purchased the station at the end of October 2020. Joshi plans on...
Jeff Kern

VIDEO | Plan Commission questioned about placement of new Dairy Queen

November 5, 2020 - West Bend, WI - The owner of Jumbo's Frozen Custard, Jeff Kern, spoke before the West Bend Plan Commission on Wednesday evening asking how they could justify selling the Mutual...

VIDEO | Nancy and Jerry Mehring welcome return of Dairy Queen to West Bend

West Bend, WI - As the new Dairy Queen, 1043 S. Main Street, is prepping to open July 15 in West Bend we'll let some DQ veterans take you for a tour of their...

VIDEO | After 47.5 years Sharon Ruplinger retires from McDonald’s

December 30, 2020 - West Bend, WI - After 47 1/2 years with one employer Sharon Ruplinger is ready to retire from McDonald's and Kilian Management Services. Ruplinger, a McDonald’s veteran, started in 1973 when...