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Two people apply for open seat as District 8 alderman in West Bend

January 23, 2020 – West Bend, WI – As of Thursday afternoon two people had expressed interest in the opening for District 8 alderman in West Bend. City Clerk Stephanie Justmann said Meghann Kennedy has turned in paperwork for the position along with Aaron Zingsheim. Kennedy is currently on

City of West Bend seeks candidates for District 8 Aldermanic vacancy | By Jessica Wildes

January 20, 2020 – West Bend, WI – City of West Bend District 8 Alderman Roger Kist formally resigned his duties January 10, 2020, effective immediately. The West Bend Common Council is now seeking interested individuals who reside in District 8 to fill the vacancy. The Council will review

Former Mayor Kraig Sadownikow praises new S&P long-term bond rating for City of West Bend

January 13, 2020 – West Bend, WI – Former West Bend Mayor Kraig Sadownikow said the news release from the City of West Bend, today January 13, 2020, is great news for the community. Sadownikow said the effort took a lot of hard work and commitment. The City of

Second candidate turns in signatures for Dist. 7 alderman in West Bend

December 26, 2019 – West Bend, WI – This April 2020 there will be a couple of contested races on the ballot in the City of West Bend. On Thursday morning, Dec. 26, Oscar Estrada of Barton filed paperwork to run for District 7 alderman. He will challenge incumbent

City of West Bend hires first Marketing and Communications Director

December 20, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The City of West Bend is pleased to announce the hiring of its first Marketing and Communications Director, Jessica Wildes. Serving as the marketing department head, Wildes will create the first-ever marketing and communication plan for the City. Wildes will develop

Children Shop with a Cop at Meijer in West Bend | By Amelia Neuwirth

December 2, 2019-West Bend, WI- The Meijer parking lot was crawling with cops tonight, but there was no crime. Meijer’s annual Shop with a Cop event, sponsored by Kettle Moraine Lodge 10 Fraternal Order of Police, saw children teaming up with police officers to find the perfect Christmas presents

Water main breaks in City of West Bend

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June 17, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Neighbors in the area of River Road and Decorah Road should have their water back on around noon today, Monday, June 17, as crews from the West Bend Water Utility work to repair a broken water main. City of West Bend

Obituary | Viola E. “Vi” Hanke (Hauck), 95, of West Bend

June 16, 2019 –West Bend , WI –Viola E. “Vi” Hanke (nee Hauck), 95, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019 at New Perspectives in West Bend. Viola was born on January 1, 1924 in Richardton, North Dakota to Baltazer and Amalia (nee Dick) Hauck. Viola married Howard Hanke on

Obituary | Marlene I. Frey, 77, of West Bend

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June 9, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Marlene I. Frey, 77, of West Bend, found peace on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, with her family at her side at Kathy Hospice in the town of Polk. Marlene was born on January 5, 1942, in Yankton County in South Dakota, the

Obituary | Clara L. Quaas, (nee Janz), 95, of West Bend

June 9, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Clara L. Quaas, (nee Janz), 95, passed away on Saturday June 8, 2019 in Fond du Lac. She was born on May 29, 1924 in West Bend to Jacob and Irma (nee Groth) Janz. She was raised in West Bend. On

Obituary | Jennifer Ann DeVerney, 38, of West Bend

June 7, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Jennifer Ann DeVerney, 38, of West Bend found peace on June 4, 2019. Jennifer was born on June 5, 1980 in Milwaukee to Ann and Duane DeVerney  (Pawlak). Jennifer graduated from Kewaskum High School in 1998.  She then attended Milwaukee Area Technical

Obituary | Audrey Ann (Berres) Bath, 72, of West Bend

June 6, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Audrey “Audie” Bath (Berres), 73, of West Bend was called home to be with the Lord on June 5, 2019. Audrey was born on February 3, 1946 in St. Michael to Gregory and Marie Berres  (Mauer). Audrey grew up on the family

Obituary | Patrick N. Sabec, 49, of West Bend

June 6, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Patrick “Pat” N. Sabec, 49 of West Bend found peace on Thursday, May 30, 2019. He was born on April 6, 1970 to the late Marion and Florence (nee Prucca) Sabec in Port Washington, Wisconsin. He graduated from Random Lake High School.

Obituary | Bernie E. Beck, 80, of West Bend

June 2, 2019 – West Bend, WI –Bernard “Bernie” E. Beck of West Bend passed away on May 31, 2019 at Kathy Hospice.  He was born in West Bend on November 22, 1938 to Rudolph and Malinda (Bauer) Beck. He married Judith “Judy” Reinders on August 6, 1960 at

Obituary | Jack L. Rehm, 97, of West Bend

May 30, 2019 – West Bend, WI –Jack L. Rehm of Ft. Myers, FL, formerly of West Bend, died on January 10, 2019 in Ft. Myers at the age of 97 years.  He was born on August 23, 1921 in West Bend to the late George and Emma (nee

Obituary | June E. (Wehland) Matter, 91, of West Bend

May 28, 2019 – June E. Matter (nee Wehland) Matter, 91, of West Bend found peace on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend. She was born on June 15, 1927 to the late Christopher and Caroline (nee Resch) Wehland in Milwaukee Wisconsin. On April

Obituary | Donald W. Luetschwager, 81, of West Bend

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May 27, 2019 – Donald  Wayne “Don”  Luetschwager of West Bend entered the gates of thanksgiving and into His courts with praise on  May 26, 2019, of complications of pulmonary hypertension and COPD while at home in Horizon Hospice. He was born on January 25, 1938 in Wausau WI to

Hotel and office building to be developed on former Gehl property in downtown West Bend

May 6, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The City of West Bend has entered in to an agreement with RafRad LLC and Kinseth Hospitality with the intention of constructing a hotel and office building in the downtown on a portion of the 8-acre site formerly home to Gehl on the

City of West Bend drops debt from $84 million to $42 million …. and road repairs are on the way

April 8, 2019 – West Bend, WI – West Bend Mayor Kraig Sadownikow is excited about the city’s dwindling debt level. He’s more than well aware it’s not a sexy topic, but it is significant especially when taxpayers look back on where the city was eight short years ago.

City of West Bend selects 2018 Business of the Year

March 21, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The City of West Bend presented an award for the 2018 Business of the Year this week to First Bank Financial Centre, 1811 W. Washington Street. Mayor Kraig Sadownikow praised First Bank for being “truly a hometown community bank.”   “The award

City of West Bend garbage/recycling “A” week delayed

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Jan. 28, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Due to the winter snow storm, the City of West Bend Public Works has delayed garbage and recycling “A” week for Monday – Friday, January 28 through February 1, 2019. All refuse and recycling collection for this week will be delayed one day. Monday — January 28                                   

VIDEO | Low water levels on the Milwaukee River in West Bend

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Dec. 21, 2018 – West Bend, WI – Just after 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20 a number of business owners in downtown West Bend were shocked at the low water level of the Milwaukee River. The water level had dropped 2 to 3 feet and the riverbed was visible

VIDEO | New Milw. Bucks / WB Mutual basketball and volleyball court for Regner Park

Sept. 25, 2018 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend Common Council got its first look at the new Milwaukee Bucks Court Project this week. The basketball court, volleyball and pickleball court will be built in the current area of Softball Field A which is located to the

East Side Downton Riverwalk – Veterans Avenue Closure

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Sept. 17, 2018 – West Bend, WI – Veterans Avenue from E. Washington Street/STH 33 to Water Street will be closed to all traffic beginning Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 until approximately mid-November 2018 for construction of the east side Downtown Riverwalk. Motorists will be detoured to Indiana Avenue during this

West Bend School District reviews facilities tonight for two possible future referendums

  August 14, 2017 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend School Board will meet tonight and roll out its plan for facility reviews that could mean two referendums in the future; one will involve Jackson Elementary School and the other East/West High Schools. Details are below. The

City of West Bend Nominates Delta Defense for WEDA Award

  July 24, 2017 – West Bend, WI –  The City of West Bend has nominated Delta Defense, LLC, for a Business Retention & Expansion award with the Wisconsin Economic Development Association. The award is part of the Community and Economic Development Awards program and recognizes individuals, businesses, projects

Photo Gallery: Volunteer spirit helps downtown West Bend blossom

May 23, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Volunteers joined in with crews from the city of West Bend and members of the Business Improvement District to take part in a Spring Clean-Up Day in downtown West Bend.   Trays of plants and flowers courtesy Roots and Branches were
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