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Meijer plays the “dark store” card. 

June 28, 2017 – Washington, Co. – West Bend Mayor Kraig Sadownikow will be testifying in Madison on Thursday in an effort to encourage lawmakers to close a loophole in a law that allows viable big box stores to contest their property assessments and ask their store be charged

Kewaskum JV2 loses to Homestead

June 28, 2017: Tuesday night, Kewaskum’s JV2 lost to Homestead on the road with a score of 13-5.  Mason Pomeroy went 4 for 4, scored 3 runs, and stole 4 bases during the game. Next game is Thursday, June 29 at Kewaskum against Port Washington at 9:30  am. Photo

Former Mayville Police Chief makes initial court appearance | By Bob Nelson

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June 28, 2017 – Mayville, WI – Former Mayville Police Chief Chris MacNeill made his initial court appearance in Dodge County Court this week on charges of misconduct in office and obstructing an officer. He allegedly altered documents in 2011 to help the son of a Mayville police officer get

Kewaskum takes Grafton; Christenson hits solo home run | By Poole Family

June 28, 2017 – Kewaskum, WI – Kewaskum JV beat Grafton 9-2 at home, while Varsity won 10-2 at Grafton. Kewaskum JV takes the win bringing three pitchers to the mound- Dogs, Block and Christenson. Luke Christenson hit a solo homerun for JV. Dalton Poole and Pamperpin took the mound

Obit: Dorothy “Tina” Gonnering of West Bend

June 27, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Dorothy “Tina” Gonnering, went home to be with the Lord on June 26, 2017.  Dorothy was born the oldest of two daughters on October 24, 1937 to Alvin and Emma (nee Oberle) Koenings, in Barton, Wisconsin.

Have faith in God but lock your bike

June 27, 2017 – Judy Steffes, WCI editor, is currently on a bicycle tour in the Netherlands raising funds for Alzheimer’s programs at local Cedar Community. Today Steffes rode into Leiden and got pretty close to a number of bee hives, climbed a four-story spiral staircase and shared other

Car versus bike accident in neighboring Dodge County

June 27, 2017 – Beaver Dam Township, WI – On 06-27-17 at 3:22 pm, the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motor vehicle versus bicycle crash on CTH S at the intersection with S. Center Road in the Township of Beaver Dam, Dodge County, Wisconsin. Preliminary investigation shows that

Retail theft at local Pick ‘n Save store | By West Bend Police

June 27, 2017 – West Bend, WI – On Monday, June 26, at 11:25 a.m., West Bend Police were called to Pick ‘n Save, 2518 W. Washington St. for a male who stole a bottle of liquor. When officers attempted to apprehend the man in the parking lot, he ran

Happy Birthday, Jr. Deputy Morgan

June 27, 2017 – Washington County, WI – Recently our department received a public relations request from a family friend of Eli Morgan.

John Deere green…. On a hot summer night… |By Christopher Blank

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June 27, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Many of us are familiar with the words of Joe Diffie’s hit song “John Deere Green” that came out in 1993, the year the Wisconsin Antique Power Reunion was chartered. Both remain as hits today as 2017 marks the 24th year of

Kewaskum JV2 comes out on top; Donath hits double | By Steiner Family

June 27, 2017 – Kewaskum, WI – Kewaskum JV2 beat Whitefish Bay at home today.  The score was 13-5. Highlight – During the 4th inning, Peyton Donath hit a double to deep center which drove in two runs, making the score 9-5. Next game is Kewaskum at Homestead, on

The Spirit Ride is coming through West Bend | By Ron Naab

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June 27, 2017 – The professionals who earn a living from highway accidents are now taking to the streets to promote highway safety and help safeguard the lives of fellow first responders.   The Spirit Ride will relay a ceremonial casket by car carrier across the nation and back. About

Campbellsport man charged with tax fraud | By Bob Nelson

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June 27, 2017 – A federal court trial is scheduled in August for the 69-year-old Campbellsport man charged with tax fraud. Robert Spoerl, owner of J & R Tax Service in Kewaskum, is charged in a 28-count indictment. Federal prosecutors say from 2011 to 2015 he filed more than 100

Obit: Norman A. Matenaer, 85, Town of Barton

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June 27, 2017 – Barton, WI – Norman A. Matenaer of the Town of Barton died on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at his home at the age of 85 years. He was born on September 29, 1931 in the Town of Barton to the late Edwin and Mary (nee Staehler)

Obit.| Irene R. Loeffel, 93, Hubertus

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June 27, 2017 – Hubertus, WI – Irene R. Loeffel (nee Belanger), age 93, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Community Memorial Hospital.  She was born on June 15, 1924 in Stratford and married George P. Loeffel on June 15, 1950. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting afghans, sewing, gardening,

Elkhart Lake drowning victim identified | By Bob Nelson

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June 26, 2017 – Elkhart Lake, WI – Elkhart Lake Police say the man whose body was discovered floating in Elkhart Lake on Saturday was a 45-year-old Sheboygan man. Authorities said Dustin Knaus accidentally fell into the lake and drowned. A 911 call to the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Communication Center

Weekend sees 4 OWI arrests in West Bend

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June 26, 2017 – West Bend, WI – On Friday June 23, 2017 at 2:22 a.m., a citizen reported seeing smoke in the area of the US 45 off ramp at W. Washington St. in West Bend. Police located an unoccupied vehicle that had veered off the roadway and struck

Brrrrrr! Regner Park closes beach two days in a row.

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June 26, 2017 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend Park and Recreation Department closed the Regner Park beach on Sunday, and the beach remains closed today, as well, due to the low temperatures we are experiencing. Air temperatures have hovered in the mid-60 range since the weekend,

Fondy MPTC campus sees great success with boot camps | By Bob Nelson

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June 26, 2017 – Fond du lac, WI – Moraine Park Technical College (MPTC), Fond du lac campus, has had great success with its CNC (Computerized Numeric Control) and Welding Boot Camps over the past eight years. Dean of Economic and Workforce Development Jo Ann Hall says at the conclusion

Lamonte outmuscles Apell as championship battle heats up| By Dan Margetta

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June 26, 2017 – Slinger, WI – Gary LaMonte edged Steve Apel by just .017 seconds at the finish to come out on top of the slobber-knocker that was the 60-lap super late model feature Sunday night at the Slinger Speedway.

Obit: Dr. Aurora A. (Alonzo) Sison, 79, of Kewaskum

June 25, 2017 – Kewaskum, WI – Dr. Aurora A. Sison, 79, of Kewaskum, entered eternal life on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend, surrounded by her loving family She was born on October 5, 1937, in Navotas, Rizal, Philippine, the daughter of the late

Obit: Roscoe “Rocky” Tackett, 77, of West Bend

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June 25, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Roscoe “Rocky” Tackett age 77 of West Bend died Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Serenity Villa in Slinger, where he has been a resident for the past 5 years. He was born July 18, 1939 in Antigo to Roscoe and Helen (nee

Obit: Thomas Jeanpierre, 84, of Slinger

June 25, 2017 – Slinger, WI – Thomas Eddie Jeanpierre, age 84, answered his “last call” on Friday June, 23, 2017 at the Serenity Villa in Slinger surrounded by his children Jeff, Thomas and Michelle. He was born on October 2, 1932 in Milwaukee, WI to John and Olive

Bike is cumbersome but connects conversation

June 25, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Judy Steffes has departed for her trip to the Netherlands for The Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s. She describes traveling with her bike as “cumbersome,” but learns quickly that the bulky baggage is a conversation starter. Read more about today’s launch of