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West Bend man credited with saving boy’s life after finding him outside at 4...

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February 16, 2021 - West Bend, WI - David Gehrke of West Bend had a bit of excitement during his early morning shift while snow plowing for the City. Gehrke, 61, is a part-time plow...
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Winter Storm Warning in effect for Washington/Ozaukee Counties, could be biggest storm of season

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Washington County, WI - A winter storm warning has been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) in effect from tonight at 6 p.m., until Sunday at 6 p.m for Washington and Ozaukee counties....
Maddox and mom

Sharing a note of “Thanks” with Maddox, his mom and local hero David Gehrke

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February 17, 2021 - West Bend, WI - It is a day that should be dubbed "David Gehrke Day" for the heroic actions by one part-time snowplow who helped save the life of a...
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The return of the Pileated Woodpecker to Sixth Avenue

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December 1, 2020 - West Bend, WI - Barb Keehn was looking out her kitchen window when she yelled for her husband. "Come here quick but slow...." A pileated woodpecker was dominating their suet feeder...

The return of the Pileated Woodpecker to Sixth Avenue in West Bend

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November 27, 2020 - West Bend, WI - For some reason this bird returns annually... and it appears to get bigger and bigger every year. The pileated woodpecker dominated the suet feeder outside my...
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VIDEO | Rime ice in Washington County

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January 7, 2021 - Washington Co., WI - It is probably one of the first times the snowbirds are really missing out on a beautiful winter in Wisconsin. Rime ice, little feathery crystals that...
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Garbage collection cancelled Wednesday, Dec. 30 and Thursday, Dec. 31 in West Bend

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West Bend, WI - There will be no garbage collection in the City of West Bend on Wednesday, December 30 and Thursday, December 31. City officials said because snow is in the forecast overnight into...

Power outages across Washington County following Tuesday storms

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August 11, 2021 - Washington County, WI - Thousands of neighbors are affected by power outages according to WE Energies following a strong line of storms with high winds that passed through...

VIDEO | Starlink Satellite Train visible tonight, April 26, over Washington County |...

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April 26, 2020 - Washington Co., WI - View the Starlink Satellite Train tonight, April 26, 2020, after 9:09 p.m. in the Midwest. And possibly see a bunch more satellites following the same line...

URGENT – Time change for tonight’s Starlink Satellite Train visible over Washington County ...

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April 26, 2020 - Washington Co., WI - Quick update. A lot of response on people interested in tonight's viewing of the Starlink Satellite Train. Well heads up... the timeline just changed and the...
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Rainfall totals across Washington County | Photo courtesy Carrie Roethle

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July 15, 2021 - Washington Co., WI - Two rounds of storms/rain passed through Washington County on Wednesday and into Thursday morning. The photo below by Carrie Roethle was captured near Iron Ridge.  How much...
accident, emergency vehicles

List of area fire departments, ambulance, and law enforcement involved in accidents on I41...

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April 21, 2021 - Slinger, WI - This morning, April 21, 2021,  the Slinger Fire Department requested MABAS BOX 21-1-3 first to the full WORKING STILL level and ending up at the 2nd level...

VIDEO | 20 volunteers help reroute snowmobile trail around Washington County dog park

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Washington Co., WI - Volunteers stepped up over the weekend to work with the West Bend Kettle Trail Blazers snowmobile club clearing a new path for the trail to go around, rather than through...

Wind chill advisory for Washington County, Dodge, Ozaukee, Waukesha

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February 14, 2021 - Washington County, WI - The wind chill on Valentine's Day morning felt like a "rip your face off" type of cold. While folks in the Midwest and Washington County are tough...

Power outages in Washington County following storms

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July 29, 2021 - Washington, WI - Strong storms passed through Washington County and the rest of southeastern Wisconsin on Wednesday night leaving downed trees and power outages in its wake. We Energies said there...
A young Betty Nelson enjoying the snow

National Weather Service issues Winter Weather Advisory for Washington Co. and surrounding area

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December 29, 2020 - Washington Co., WI - The National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan has issued a winter weather advisory in effect from 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 29 to noon Wednesday, December 30 in Fond...

Strong thunderstorm clobbering Kewaskum and northern Washington County

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June 30, 2021 - Washington Co., WI - Closing out the month of June with a strong thunderstorm that's clobbering Kewaskum and some of the northern parts of the Washington County. Click HERE for the...
McLane recess 1947

1947 wintery recess in West Bend | By Carol Strack Roecker

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West Bend, WI -  "I think I was in fifth grade," said Carol Strack Roecker about the photo from 1947. The picture was taken during recess at McLane School. A history check on Wisconsin winter...
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Significant weather advisory for northeastern Washington County, Ozaukee, FDL, and Sheboygan Counties

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July 6, 2021 - Washington Co., WI - The temps have noticeably cooled and the National Weather Service has issued a "significant weather advisory" for northeastern Washington County and northern Ozaukee, Fond du Lac,...
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Winter weather advisory for Washington, Ozaukee and Sheboygan Counties

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Washington Co., WI - The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Washington, Ozaukee and Sheboygan Counties in effect from midnight, January 25, 2021 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 26, 2021. Forecast...