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Wisconsin’s Hunting Heritage | By Al Wisnefske

  Nov. 23, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – Over 600,000 hunters are expected to fill Wisconsin’s landscape for the 2018 gun deer season. To put this number into perspective, the amount of hunters would make it the fifth largest army in the world.   According to the WIsconsin

Olive Garden moves closer…. but still not in Washington County

  Nov. 19, 2018 – Menomonee Falls, WI – Neighbors in Washington County who are still begging for an Olive Garden will be happy to hear a new restaurant is being built in neighboring Menomonee Falls. A release regarding the development is posted below from developer Cobalt Partners. MILWAUKEE

Strong storms on the way for Washington County and neighboring communities

    Sept. 25, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Washington County and neighboring counties until 10 p.m.     WASHINGTON: WI . WISCONSIN COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE DANE DODGE GREEN JEFFERSON KENOSHA LAFAYETTE MILWAUKEE OZAUKEE RACINE ROCK WALWORTH

Groundbreaking today for new Russ Darrow Group Milwaukee Metro Auto Mall Dealerships

Sept. 21, 2018 – Menomonee Falls, WI – Russ Darrow Group, with 18 locations throughout Wisconsin, will break ground at 9 a.m. this morning, Sept. 21, for its new Honda and Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram (CJDR) dealerships in Milwaukee at the Metro Auto Mall on the northwest side of

New signage in place at UWM at Washington County

  Sept. 6, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – New signage is in place in West Bend as UW-Washington County changes over to UW-Milwaukee at Washington County. Earlier this month the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approved new names for UW-Milwaukee’s new two-year campuses. The former University of

Groundbreaking Sept. 21 for new Russ Darrow Group Milwaukee Metro Auto Mall Dealerships

Sept. 4, 2018 – Menomonee Falls, WI – Russ Darrow Group, with 18 locations throughout Wisconsin, will break ground at 9 a.m. on Fri., Sept. 21 for its new Honda and Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram (CJDR) dealerships in Milwaukee at the Metro Auto Mall on the northwest side of

New signage in place at UWM at Washington County

  August 31, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – New signage is in place in West Bend as UW-Washington County changes over to UW-Milwaukee at Washington County. Earlier this month the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approved new names for UW-Milwaukee’s new two-year campuses. The former University of

New name on tap for UW-Washington County Campus

    August 24, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – UW-Washington County Campus has a new name. On Friday, Aug. 24 the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approved new names for UW-Milwaukee’s new two-year campuses. The former University of Wisconsin-Washington County and University of Wisconsin-Waukesha are now University

Gov. Walker orders flags to half-staff as a mark of respect for Sgt. 1st Class R. Lloyd Ketchum

  August 14, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – Flags will fly at half-staff today across Washington County as a mark of respect to Sgt. 1st Class R. Lloyd Ketchum lost his life while serving his country during the Korean War.

U.S. flag to fly at half-staff in rememberance of State Senator Michael Ellis

  August 7, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – The U.S. flag will be flown at half-staff today by order of Gov. Scott Walker in rememberance of State Senator Mike Ellis who died July 20, 2018 at the age of 77.  

Statement issued from Go Riteway regarding shuttle service to Wisconsin State Fair

  August 4, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – For years GO Riteway helped folks from Washington County get down to the Wisconsin State Fair. It was an easy ride back and forth for a reasonable cost. That’s not happening this year. The above statememt was released by the

Obit: Christopher A. Button, 35, of Jackson

  July 18, 2018 – Jackson, WI – Christopher A. Button, 35, of Jackson died July 16, 2018. Beloved husband of Amanda Rae. Loving father of Kennedy, Patrick, Isabella and Madeline. Loved son of Jeffrey and Darice Button. Dearest brother of Michelle (David) Schultz. Dear son-in-law of Don and

Need school supplies? Wisconsin Tax Holiday Runs from Wednesday 8/1 to Sunday 8/5

July 16, 2018 – Washington County, WI – If your child is in need of school supplies for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year, then save the date for this year’s Wisconsin Sales Tax Holiday which runs from Wednesday, August 1, 2018 – Sunday, August 5, 2018. A sales tax

Dept. of Transportation cautions travelers, gives safety tips

July 4, 2018 – West Bend, WI – The July Fourth holiday is typically one of the busiest travel periods of the year and officials with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) are asking motorists to plan ahead, buckle up, be patient and alert. For the safety of motorists and

Tornado watch in effect for Washington County

July 1, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch in effect until 7 p.m. this evening for Washington County. Other Wisconsin counties included in the watch are: ADAMS BROWN CALUMET COLUMBIA DANE DODGE DOOR FLORENCE FOND DU LAC FOREST GREEN GREEN

Obit: Jace William Burke, 4, of West Bend

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  May 21, 2018 – West Bend, WI –  Jace William Burke, after a long and courageous battle with cancer, and its many complications, 4-year-old Jace took his last earthly breath at 3:30 a.m., on May 18th, 2018. He was born on September 20, 2013 to Timothy and Heather

Fire danger is currently at ‘Very High’ in Washington County and neighboring counties

April 30, 2018 – Washington Co., WI –  Fire officials across Washington County are warning neighbors that the fire risk today, Monday, April 30 is “Very High.” The Wisconsin DNR fire danger map warns people about the fire danger across the state. Fire danger is also neighboring Dodge, Fond

Stay alert! Turtle crossing season in Washington County

April 24, 2018 – Washington Co., WI –  Saw my first turtle rescue of the season Monday as a motorist jumped out of his car on Hwy NN across from Duquaine Concrete and scooped up a turtle the size of a dinner plate. Tis the season for turtles crossing

Winter weather advisory in effect in Washington County and neighboring communities

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  April 18, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory in effect in Washington County and neighboring Ozaukee, Fond du Lac, Dodge, and Sheboygan Counties until 1 a.m. Thursday, April 19. According to accuweather.com snow expected this afternoon and evening.

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

Obit: Rev. Harold Emerson, 93

April 9, 2018 – Harold Emerson, husband to Joy, father to 5 (and their spouses), grandfather to 11, and great grandfather to 10. Throughout his 93 years, 5 months, & 19 days he wore many titles including “Reverend” to many who knew him through the vocation that occupied much

Winter Weather Advisory in effect for Washington and neighboring counties

  Feb. 5, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for much of southeastern Wisconsin including Washington, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Ozaukee and Waukesha Counties. ..WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST THIS EVENING… * WHAT…Snow expected.

Make sure you set Washington County Insider as YOUR Feed Preference on Facebook

  Washington Co., WI – Facebook will be changing the way it delivers news feeds and if you’d like to keep seeing stories from Washington County Insider in your feeds, there are a few steps you can take to ensure this: 1. First, make sure you’ve LIKED or followed

Scam alert in neighboring Waukesha County

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Jan. 26, 2018 – Waukesha Co., WI – The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department has taken several complaints regarding another SCAM in our area. People are receiving calls from an unknown person stating they are from the Waukesha County Clerk of Courts. The person goes on to say that you

Make sure you set Washington County Insider as YOUR Feed Preference on Facebook

  Washington Co., WI – Facebook will be changing the way it delivers news feeds and if you’d like to keep seeing stories from Washington County Insider in your feeds, there are a few steps you can take to ensure this: 1. First, make sure you’ve LIKED or followed

Make sure you set Washington County Insider as YOUR Feed Preference on Facebook

  Washington Co., WI – Facebook will be changing the way it delivers news feeds and if you’d like to keep seeing stories from Washington County Insider in your feeds, there are a few steps you can take to ensure this: 1. First, make sure you’ve LIKED or followed

Winter Weather Advisory for Washington and neighboring counties starts Sunday evening

  Jan. 14, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Washington County and neighboring counties starting Sunday evening. Other areas affected include Dodge County, Ozaukee, Waukesha, Sheboygan and counties further south. Snow is scheduled to start around 4 p.m.

Letter to the Editor | Rick Gundrum has my vote in the 58th | By Mark Kandel

Dec. 12, 2017 – West Bend, WI – I have had the pleasure of knowing Rick Gundrum personally and professionally for a number of years. Rick has a proven track record with Washington County as a County Board Supervisor and County Board Chair. Rick is a reformer who will work

Letter to the Editor | Steve Stanek for Assembly | By Tim Schmidt

Dec. 12, 2017 – West Bend, WI –  Individual liberty, the rule of law, and our constitution are the cornerstones of our country. I am supporting Steve Stanek because I know he views these important standards as non negotiable. Today, many of the actions that garner national attention have
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