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High School Forensics Heats Up at Kettle Moraine Lutheran | By Megan Himm

Feb. 20, 2019 – Jackson, WI – Public speaking is one of the most dreaded things in high schools across the county. Most people hate speaking in front of others. However students with the Kettle Moraine Lutheran’s forensics team wrap their arms around public speaking and try to take

Kettle Moraine Lutheran HS falls just short of 1st Place at Math Meet | By Megan Himm

Feb. 13, 2019 – Jackson, WI – Students from Kettle Moraine Lutheran (KML), Lomira, Random Lake, Saint Lawrence Seminary (SLS), and Winnebago Lutheran Academy (WLA) gather for the monthly math meet, this time at Lomira High School. For individual scorers, KML led the way with a total of six,

The icy sidewalk-driveway dilemma. What is your strategy?

Feb. 10, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Mother Nature is to blame for this and there are just no two ways about it. Last week after a polar vortex moved through southeastern Wisconsin there was an incredible warm up with temps in the mid-40s followed by rain. Overnight

VIDEO | Habitat ReStore in Germantown is open for business

Feb. 6, 2019 – Germantown, WI – After nearly two months of setup and hard work the new Habitat Restore in Germantown is open for business. It was Nov. 19, 2018 when WashingtonCountyInsider.com first posted about the new location in the former Gander Mountain Store, W190 N10768 Commerce Circle, in

Tidy up for Spring Savings at St. Vincent De Paul in Washington County

Washington Co., WI – Tidy up for Spring savings at St. Vincent De Paul of Washington County. This February for every $25 you donate St. Vincent De Paul will give you a $5 coupon good at any of the three stores in Washington County including Hartford, West Bend and

Tidy up for Spring Savings at St. Vincent De Paul in Washington County

Washington Co., WI – Tidy up for Spring savings at St. Vincent De Paul of Washington County. This February, for every $25 you donate, St. Vincent De Paul will give you a $5 coupon good at any of the three stores in Washington County including Hartford, West Bend and

Tidy up for Spring Savings at St. Vincent De Paul in Washington County

Feb. 3, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Tidy up for Spring savings at St. Vincent De Paul of Washington County. This February for every $25 you donate St. Vincent De Paul will give you a $5 coupon good at any of the three stores in Washington County including

VIDEO | Sneak peek inside the new Habitat ReStore in Germantown

Jan. 31, 2019 – Germantown, WI – It looks like Tuesday, Feb. 5 is the planned soft opening for the new Habitat Restore in Germantown.  Staff and volunteers are working at the new store everyday this week except Sunday. It was Nov. 19, 2018 when WashingtonCountyInsider.com first posted about the

Snowfall totals in Washington County

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Jan. 28, 2019 – Washington County, WI – The seemingly endless drone of the neighborhood snow blowers drags on as the snow continues to fall across southeastern Wisconsin. Snow shovels are heard scraping over and over again as driveways and porches are cleared of the heavy white stuff. Folks

Germantown Police Department gets confidence vote, words of encouragement | By Chief Peter Hoell

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Jan. 28, 2019 – Germantown, WI – A little follow-up on my retirement post (succession plan) and Captain Snow’s appointment to Chief. First, I would like to thank all of you who took the time to post comments. I was very humbled by all your kind words. I thought I

Photos show road conditions snow covered and slippery

Jan. 28., 2019 – Washington County, WI – Photos are starting to roll in from across the county. Current pictures show road conditions at the Hwy 41/45 split and Hwy 41/60 intersection as snow covered and slippery. Take extra time for your morning commute today and give extra courtesy

Got snow? Share your snow pics with us

Jan. 28, 2019 – Washington County, WI – The snow has arrived, the schools are closed and many are home from work today. Here’s your official invitation to post a snow pic below or share it with us at [email protected] throughout the day today. Show us what you’ve got!

First school closings for Monday due to winter storm roll in

Jan. 27, 2019 – Washington County, WI – UPDATED: The question of the day seems to be whether or not the local school districts will be closing in anticipation of the winter storm predicted to hit our area tonight. It is estimated that the storm will dump somewhere in

UPDATE | National Weather Service upgrades winter storm watch to warning with wind chill advisory

Jan. 26, 2019 – Washington County, WI – The National Weather Service has just upgraded the winter storm watch for southeastern Wisconsin to a winter storm warning. The warning takes effect Sunday evening, January 27, at 9 p.m. and runs through Monday at 6 p.m. Snow totals of 7-12

Winter storm watch issued for SE Wisconsin starting Sunday night

Jan. 26, 2019 – Washington County, WI – Another round of heavy snow has been called for with a Winter Storm Watch starting around 9 p.m. Sunday night, January 27. The storm is expected to dump another 7-10 inches of snow across Washington, Dodge, Ozaukee and other southeast Wisconsin

Washington County UW-Extension Master Gardener training offered   

Washington Co., WI – Are you interested in learning how to improve your gardening skills and sharing your knowledge with others and volunteering?  The University of Wisconsin–Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program may be for you. Master Gardener Volunteers in Washington County provide horticulture education, community service, and environmental stewardship

Slinger student in running for Athlete of the Week: Needs your vote today

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Jan. 25. 2019 – Slinger, WI – One of Slinger High Schools very own seniors, Bennett Connolly, is in the running for Wisconsin Athlete of the Week, but he needs your help. Connolly is currently in 2nd place for the award and needs a boost from you to take the

Truck engulfed in flames on I-41 during morning commute in Washington County

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Jan. 25 – Washington County, WI – A scary scene on I-41 for the morning commute. A vehicle was witnessed completely engulfed in flames on northbound I-41 at County Y and Mequon Road near Richfield, closing the two right lanes for hours. More details will be posted as information

Washington County UW-Extension Master Gardener training offered   

Washington Co., WI – Are you interested in learning how to improve your gardening skills and sharing your knowledge with others and volunteering?  The University of Wisconsin–Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program may be for you. Master Gardener Volunteers in Washington County provide horticulture education, community service, and environmental stewardship

Winter storm watch in effect starting Tuesday morning

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Jan. 21, 2019 – Washington County, WI – According to Accuweather: …WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT… * WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches possible. * WHERE…Portions of east central, south central and southeast Wisconsin. * WHEN…From

Washington Co. weekly update By Joshua Schoemann – Washington County park passes now on sale

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Mark Your Calendars: Employee Appreciation Dinner – Our annual Employee Appreciation Dinner will be held February 8, 2019 at the Chandelier Ballroom in Hartford. Invitations and more details will be available soon! Wisconsin Policy Forum (WPF) Luncheon – On Monday, Public Affairs Coordinator Ethan Hollenberger and I attended a luncheon and panel discussion

Washington County UW-Extension Master Gardener training offered   

Washington Co., WI – Are you interested in learning how to improve your gardening skills and sharing your knowledge with others and volunteering?  The University of Wisconsin–Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program may be for you. Master Gardener Volunteers in Washington County provide horticulture education, community service, and environmental stewardship

Kettle Moraine Lutheran HS Participates in High School Math Meet | By Megan Himm

Jan. 16, 2019 – Jackson, WI – Math, one of the most despised classes in the history of school. While some spend their days spiting the subject, students from five high schools, (Kohler, Kettle Moraine Lutheran (KML), Mayville, Lomira, and Saint Lawrence Seminary) gather at the monthly math meet. Each school

Washington County UW-Extension Master Gardener training offered   

Washington Co., WI – Are you interested in learning how to improve your gardening skills and sharing your knowledge with others and volunteering?  The University of Wisconsin–Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program may be for you. Master Gardener Volunteers in Washington County provide horticulture education, community service, and environmental stewardship

Letter to the Editor | Vote NO on new road to extend County Hwy W in Washington County | By Anne Wenninger Gehring

Jan. 7, 2019  – Washington Co., WI – I urge my fellow Washington County citizens to contact their County Supervisor TODAY and ask that they VOTE NO on a fiscally irresponsible resolution to amend Washington County’s Capital Improvement Plan that will cost Washington County tax payers approximately $2.5M. The

Jack Russell Memorial Library joins the Libraries Transform Campaign | By Steve Volkert

Jan. 5, 2019 – Hartford, WI – The Germantown Community Library, Jack Russell Memorial Library (Hartford), Kewaskum Public Library, Slinger Community Library and West Bend Community Memorial Library are excited to announce they have joined the Libraries Transform Campaign. Libraries Transform is a public awareness and advocacy campaign which

Washington County’s first human resources director has died

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Dec. 22, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – Washington County’s first human resources director has died. Gary Moschea died Friday night, Dec. 21. Former Washington County Board Chairman Herb Tennies said Moschea’s brother called him with the news. “Gary was a great guy and well liked,” said Tennies. “He

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
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