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Around the Bend – A wrap up on the week’s news October 29 – November 4, 2023

Washington Co., WI – Around the Bend is a regular post highlighting stories from the week’s news across West Bend and Washington County, WI. Some of the features include: the sale of the former Moonlighting building, the face behind the label of locally produced Perky’s Old Fashioned, City of West Bend again looking for new clerk as 2024 elections loom, highlights from 11th annual BLOOM at MOWA, and an expansion ahead for Shepherd of the Hills Church.



The secret behind Perky’s Old Fashioned mix – family owned and locally made in West Bend, WI

VIDEO | Mural installed above altar at St. Frances Cabrini Parish in West Bend, WI

VIDEO | Meet the Slinger High School FFA | By Olivia Strupp

REAL ESTATE | Former Moonlighting/ Don Taco building on Commerce Street in West Bend, WI SOLD

Hartford mother/children trapped in car after fiery 2-vehicle crash in Village of Germantown | By Washington County Sheriff

VIDEO | Behind-the-scenes prepping for the 11th annual BLOOM at Museum of Wisconsin Art

REAL ESTATE | Stewart-Peterson building for sale in downtown West Bend, Wi

West Bend city clerk leaves after 1 year and 4 months – Council president said, “City looking for someone with experience”

American Commercial Real Estate

Winter parking restrictions now in effect for Slinger, WI | By Slinger Police Department

Holy Angels Students of the Month – November 2023 | By Michelle Spaeth

Hartford Union High School Student Council annual Veterans Day Breakfast is Nov. 10, 2023 | By Katrina Cravy

Feeling a chill in the air? West Bend Woolen Mills has got your back – literally

VIDEO | Bucket drumming a hit at Museum of Wisconsin Art

American Commercial Real Estate

City of West Bend, WI searches for new clerk as 4 elections on tap in 2024

Below are some top stories in the news from the week October 22 – 27, 2023.

REAL ESTATE | VIDEO | Sandpiper Inn on Lake Bernice sold

Kewaskum Plan Commission vetoes proposal to add multifamily in established single-family subdivision

St. John’s Lutheran girls’ volleyball team headed to State | By Amelia Mortenson & Ella Miller 

Advanced Focus Eye Health Care reopens following a fire in September 2022.

REAL ESTATE | New chain restaurant opens in Hartford, WI

Kewaskum FFA Alumni to host Wine & Beer Tasting Social on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023

West Bend Children’s Theatre, Inc. to present Snow White and the Prince

REAL ESTATE | National pizza franchise makes return to West Bend, Wi

Have you heard of the Farm Store at Schmidt Century Farm in West Bend, WI


City of Hartford, WI changes winter parking restrictions | By Chief Scott MacFarlan

Future location of West Bend Farmers’ Market being discussed

VIDEO | Tunnel of Terror at Tommy’s Express Car Wash on October 27- 28 starts at 7 p.m.

Powell, Olejnik named Hartford Rotary Students of the Month | By Ron Schlitt

Annual October Brakes for Breasts at Bob’s Main Street Auto under way

A farm boy remembers butchering days nearly 90 years ago | By Dave Bohn

Live More at Cedar Community | Pet therapy proven to provide health benefits | By Carrie Sturn

Veterans Day service Saturday, November 11 in West Bend, WI | By John Kleinmaus

Ahead of a Monday, October 30, 2023, story release below is a first look at the welcome home video featuring the new WIAA D1 State Champion Slinger girls’ cross country team.

Wendy Wendorf
Morrie's job posting

Washington County Holiday Craft Fair is Saturday, November 18, 2023

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