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City of West Bend electronics recycling collection day is July 15

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July 8,  2017 – West Bend, WI – The City of West Bend Department of Public Works will have an Electronics Recycling Collection Day on Saturday, July 15 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Advanced Disposal, l803 N. River Road, West Bend.

Come on down to this morning’s Farmer’s Market downtown West Bend

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July 8, 2017 – West Bend, WI – The streets of downtown West Bend will be bustling with shoppers and vendors alike.  

WC Sheriff Schmidt extends thanks to Fire Dept. for work at US Open

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July 8, 2017 – West Bend, WI – During the week of June 12—18, the U.S. Open Championship took place in Washington County with a daily attendance of 35,000+. During this time, our fire department provided support for this event.  Sheriff Dale Schmidt penned a letter to the West Bend

Enjoy Gemütlichkeit on German Night July 19 in West Bend

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City looking into long-term fix/reconstruction on Vine St lot

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July 8, 2017 – West Bend, WI – The City of West Bend Department of Public Works sewer utility staff televised the storm sewers located under the Vine Street employee parking lot this week. We had been hoping to crack-fill, seal-coat and re-stripe the Vine Street lot at the conclusion

Retired police vehicles continue to roll along city streets

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July 9, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Two retired police vehicles were recently put in service joining the West Bend Taxi fleet.

Around the Bend: Updates & Tidbits By Judy Steffes

Around the Bend                             July 8, 2017                                      By Judy Steffes Kiwanis Early Risers Duck Derby winners announced The winners of the West Bend Early Risers Duck Derby held on July 4 at Regner Park are as follows:

Asphalt pavement repairs, overlays work to start in West Bend

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July 8, 2017 – West Bend, WI – The City of West Bend states the following locations will be periodically closed to through traffic beginning Monday, July 10, 2017 until approximately late August for street resurfacing:

Shuttle Service available to Summerfest attendees

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July 8, 2017 – Washington County, WI – Enjoy Summerfest without the hassle of driving. Park your car for FREE then ride the GO Riteway shuttle to Summerfest from Washington County.

Cabrini centenarian leaves legacy of faith | By Kristin Bayer

July 7, 2017 – West Bend, WI – This past summer, I had the opportunity to meet S. Marlena, and visit with her a few times. I found her to be a dynamic, funny, interesting woman, filled with kindness, good stories, and a deep love of God. She shared

Obit: David C. Toft, 83, of West Bend

July 7, 2017 – West Bend, WI – David C. Toft, age 83 years of West Bend, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, July 5, 2017. David was born in Racine to Douglas and Dorothy (nee Petersen) Toft.  David’s father was a Colonel in the

Obit: Richard D. “Rick” Bubb, 64, of Campbellsport

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July 7, 2017 – Campbellsport, WI – Richard D. “Rick” Bubb, 64, of Campbellsport, passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017, at his home.

Eel, the other white meat: Will she or won’t she?

July 7, 2017 – Netherlands – Judy Steffes is currently in Volendam, a fishing town in northeast Holland that has streets set up “labyrinth” style. 

Music on Main sees anywhere from 800-2000 attendees

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July 7, 2017 – West Bend, WI – West Bend is fortunate to have Music on Main as a free, family-friendly, organized and well-attended weekly event. I assisted West Bend Downtown Association staff Carol and Anna, last night volunteering to bartend in their refreshment tent. Each week a local

River City Irregulars to hold concert Tuesday, July 18

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July 7, 2017 – West Bend – On Tuesday, July 18, the River City Irregulars will hold a band concert from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Washington County Veterans’ Memorial Plaza, corner of 5th Ave and Poplar, West Bend. Enjoy a summer evening performance of the West Bend Community

WI Governor orders flags to be flown at half staff

July 7, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Scott Walker has ordered that the flag of the United States and the flag of the State of Wisconsin be flown at half-staff as a mark of respect for former Wisconsin State Senator Ted Kanavas.

Obit: Theodore R. “Ted/Teddy” Miller, 74, of Kewaskum

July 7, 2017 – Kewaskum, WI – Theodore R. “Ted/Teddy” Miller, 74, of Kewaskum, was called home to heaven on July 4th, 2017, at Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa with his loving family by his side. He was born on September 27, 1942, in Kewaskum, the son of the late Edward

Asphalt pavement repairs, overlays work to start on Monday in West Bend

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July 7, 2017 – West Bend, WI – The City of West Bend states the following locations will be periodically closed to through traffic beginning Monday, July 10, 2017 until approximately late August for street resurfacing:

Richfield Art at the Mill slated for July 22

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July 7, 2017 – Richfield, WI – The Richfield Historical Society is hosting its 9th annual Richfield Art at the Mill on Saturday, July 22, 2017, 9 am to 4 pm, at the Richfield Nature/Historical Park located at 1896 State Rd 164.  Richfield Art at the Mill is a

Obit: Duane M. Toennes, 79, of Jackson

July 6, 2017 – Jackson, WI – Duane M. Toennes of Jackson died on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at his home with his beloved wife of 41 years, Pat, by his side at the age of 79 years.  He was born on October 27, 1937 in Milwaukee to the late

Kewaskum JV2 wins 13-9 over Grafton

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July 6, 2017 – Kewaskum, WI – Kewaskum JV2 won 13-9 against Grafton.

Industrial accident claims 1 life at Michels Corp. in neighboring Dodge County

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July 6, 2017 – Brownsville, WI – At 12:44 pm on Thursday, July 6, 2017 the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of an industrial accident that took place at Michels Corporation, 817 Main Street Brownsville, WI involving a 20-year-old male. First Responders arrived to provide care for

Cheese, Harley and Witches

July 6, 2017 – Netherlands – As Judy Steffes winds her way through the Netherlands on her bike, her list of tourist attractions is garnering quite a broad spectrum of interests. 

Music on Main tonight headlining 5 Card Studs

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July 5, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Tonight, Music on Main will headline 5 Card Studs who will bring you 60s and 70’s Gold Hits from 6:30 to 9:30.

Prayers to the family: Town of Trenton accident victim identified

July 6, 2017 – Town of Trenton, WI – Washington County Sheriff’s officials have released the name of the 19-year-old Kewaskum man killed in a single vehicle accident in the Town of Trenton Wednesday morning.

Obit: Charles “Charlie” John Frank, 82

July 6, 2017 – Charles “Charlie” John Frank, age 82, passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2017.  He was born in Fort Atkinson on August 5, 1934 to Arthur and Millie (nee Otto) Frank.  He graduated from Ft. Atkinson High School Class of ’53.  Charles received his art training at
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