Washington County Insider Archive

The Bottom Line – a poem about the old Otten’s Food Store in Barton | By Janie Ripple-Kreis

March 30, 2020 – Barton, WI – The story about the old Otten Food Store in Barton ran in February 2018 during a series about some of the corner grocery stores in the West Bend area. The piece below was submitted by Janie Ripple-Kreis. To go along with your

Submit your rainfall totals from across Washington County

March 30, 2020 – Washington Co., WI – There were scattered lines of storms that passed through Washington County on Sunday and throughout the evening. Now the National Weather Service says the rain is in our rear-view mirror as we head into a new week.  Feel free to chime

VIDEO: John McGivern’s Around the Corner – West Bend ……HERE IT IS!!

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West Bend, WI – West Bend received HUGE exposure on MPTV as the wonderful community we know and love was featured on Around the Corner with John McGivern. Click HERE to watch the show. If you missed the show you can watch it here. There were fabulous interviews with

Are you spotting signs of spring? The Mighty Crocus – a poem by Emily Dickinson

March 19, 2020 – West Bend, WI – It’s a chilly March 19 and neighbors in Washington County are welcoming the first day of Spring. According to the Farmer’s Almanac: In 2020, the spring equinox (also called the March equinox or vernal equinox) occurs on Thursday, March 19, which is

VIDEO | Paying it forward at Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County | By Alex Dunkley

February 9, 2020 – Washington Co., WI – Welcome to a Sunday series brought to you by Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County. Neighbors are taking a moment to talk about how they are paying it forward. Sarah and Irma have become a great team at Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County

VIDEO | A final walk through of the old Lighthouse Lanes

January 16, 2020  – West Bend, WI – This original post ran in May 2017 when Lighthouse Lanes was being dismantled and turned into storage. May 23, 2017 – Barton, WI – As motorists juggle around the construction on Highway D many are being shuttled past the old Lighthouse

VIDEO: If you missed John McGivern’s show on West Bend ……HERE IT IS!!

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December 25, 2019 – West Bend, WI – West Bend received HUGE exposure on MPTV as the wonderful community we know and love was featured on Around the Corner with John McGivern.   Click HERE to watch the show. If you missed the show you can watch it here.

You know you are from Kewaskum if …. Click here to see how many you agree with.

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December 25, 2019 – Kewaskum, WI – Comedian Jeff Foxworthy has a successful comedy routine that details ways to know if you’re a redneck. Some neighbors in Kewaskum came up with one-liners that are drawing a smile. “You know you are from Kewaskum.” Entries include: You call Fond du

VIDEO: Santa Ramp-up bike ride is today, Sunday, December 1

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December 1, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The 5th Annual West Bend Santa Ramp-up kicks off at 10 a.m. at West Bend Tap & Tavern, 315 N. Main Street on Sunday, December 1. Get your red on and join the ride. Check out the Ramp-up from 2016. Other

Nine Christmas Sweets That’ll Knock Your Socks Off | By Carol Heffernan

  Dec. 25, 2019 – My sister has a totally different writing style and interests…. but her Christmas post about cookies and fudge and whatnot is getting rave reviews – so, enjoy. Some people are passionate about sports or music or politics. I am passionate about sweets, both making

VIDEO: Santa Ramp-up bike ride is Sunday, December1

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November 25, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The 5th Annual West Bend Santa Ramp-up kicks off at 10 a.m. at West Bend Tap & Tavern on Sunday, Dec. 1. Get your red on and join the ride. Other stops include Moonlighting (11am), King Pin Bowl & Ale House

VIDEO: Santa Ramp-up bike ride is Sunday, Dec. 1. Take a look at all the fun from 2016.

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November 26, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The 5th Annual West Bend Santa Ramp-up kicks off at 10 a.m. at West Bend Tap & Tavern on Sunday, Dec. 1. Get your red on and join the ride. Check out the Ramp-up from 2016. Other stops include Moonlighting (11am),

VIDEO: Santa Ramp-up bike ride is Sunday, Dec. 1. Take a look at all the fun from 2015.

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November 25, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The 5th Annual West Bend Santa Ramp-up kicks off at 10 a.m. at West Bend Tap & Tavern on Sunday, Dec. 1. Get your red on and join the ride. Other stops include Moonlighting (11am), King Pin Bowl & Ale House

VIDEO | The Sparkplug Guy at Fall Fair to Remember at Washington County Fair Park

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Washington Co., WI – The Fall Craft Fair to Remember wraps up today at Washington County Fair Park and Conference Center. Both the Pavilion & Ziegler Fair Park buildings are filled with unique and beautiful works of art for home or garden. Be sure to look for Dick “The Spark

VIDEO | The Sparkplug Guy at Fall Fair to Remember at Washington County Fair Park

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Washington Co., WI – The Fall Craft Fair to Remember kicks off at 4 p.m. on Friday, October 18 at Washington County Fair Park and Conference Center. Both the Pavilion & Ziegler Fair Park buildings are filled with unique and beautiful works of art for home or garden. Be sure

Gladys Schmidt from Cedar Community modeled as the Miller High Life ‘Girl in the Moon’ | By Carrie Sturn

October 17, 2019 – West Bend, WI – As Miller Brewing Company in Milwaukee shows off its new mural on the Brewhouse building in the Miller Valley we revisit a story about West Bend’s tie to the Miller High Life ‘Girl in the Moon.’ The article, written by Carrie Sturn,

VIDEO | The Sparkplug Guy at Fall Fair to Remember at Washington County Fair Park

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Washington Co., WI – The Fall Craft Fair to Remember kicks off at 4 p.m. on Friday, October 18 at Washington County Fair Park and Conference Center. Both the Pavilion & Ziegler Fair Park buildings are filled with unique and beautiful works of art for home or garden. Be sure

Submit your rainfall totals from across Washington County

October 3, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Wet weather moved through Slinger, Kewaskum, West Bend and much of Washington County again last night. How much measurable rain did you get? Submit your rainfall total below. Today’s forecast is cloudy, windy and a high of 65.

Submit your rainfall totals from across Washington County

October 1, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Before the second wave of storms hits please share your local rainfall totals from today.   Photo courtesy heraldscotland.com

VIDEO: If you missed John McGivern’s show on West Bend ……HERE IT IS!!

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Sept. 3, 2019 – West Bend, WI – West Bend received HUGE exposure on MPTV as the wonderful community we know and love was featured on Around the Corner with John McGivern. Click HERE to watch the show. If you missed the show you can watch it here. There

Poem: September | By Helen Hunt Jackson

Sept. 1, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – A poem to mark the season by Helen Hunt Jackson.   September The goldenrod is yellow, The corn is turning brown; The trees in apple orchards With fruit are bending down. The gentian’s bluest fringes Are curing in the sun; In

VIDEO | A look at the 2017 ‘Not Just a Walk in the Park’ COLUMNS 5K

  July 29, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The folks at Horicon Bank in West Bend already have their running shoes on as they prep for the start of this year’s Not Just a Walk in the Park COLUMNS 5K run/walk. In 2017 the situation was dicey right

VIDEO | A look at the 2017 ‘Not Just a Walk in the Park’ COLUMNS 5K

  July 29, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The folks at Horicon Bank in West Bend already have their running shoes on as they prep for the start of this year’s Not Just a Walk in the Park COLUMNS 5K run/walk. In 2017 the situation was dicey right

VIDEO | Final chapter of Art & Chalk Fest at MOWA

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July 29, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend Fire Department will team with some junior firefighters early this Monday morning to wash away the chalk art from the Art & Chalk Fest held over the weekend at the Museum of Wisconsin Art. Below are photos and

VIDEO: Register today for summer volleyball camp at UW-Washington County

Washington Co., WI – Click here to sign up for summer youth sports camps including basketball and volleyball at UWM at Washington County. Volleyball camps focus on developing both individual techniques and team strategies. Players will receive individualized instruction on passing, serving, spiking, setting, defense and blocking. Players will
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