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Frigid temps remind West Bend neighbor of ‘North Pole’ prank from the mid-1990s

February 4, 2023 – West Bend, WI – Received a note with a newspaper clipping from the mid-1990s as a neighbor on North Street in West Bend recalled the cold weather of 1993-94. The Associated Press published a photo of a street sign in West Bend. It was taken at the intersection of North Street and Po Street, which is just north of Highway 33 and east of the Eisenbahn State Trail.

A prankster, added the letters ‘L and E’ to the Po Street sign and it seemed timely, considering the weather, as the sign read ‘North Pole.’

Since we’re in the midst of a deep freeze, there was a thought to recreate the photo… until….


Some changes have apparently occurred over the last nearly 20 years and now Po Street sits atop North Street.  It’s just not the same…

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What other local street signs do you think could be tied to this chilly freezin’ season?

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