Traffic counts & signal timing to be conducted on Washington St., Main Street and River Road

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The West Bend Common Council approved spending $39,285 with R.A. Smith National, a Brookfield-based company, to conduct street traffic counts and signal timing at 14 intersections in town.   The company will look at traffic turning movement counts for weekday morning and evening peak hours at various intersections including

WB School District Superintendent to speak tonight at Common Sense Citizens meeting

West Bend School District Superintendent Erik Olson will be the guest speaker Wednesday, Sept. 28 at the Common Sense Citizens meeting at 7 p.m. at the West Bend Moose Lodge on 18th Avenue.   Olson is expected to address a number of issues including the current school year, Common

Remembering Isabelle Muckerheide

A nice gathering of friends and family at Holy Trinity Church in Kewaskum on Tuesday to remember Isabelle Muckerheide, 98. Isabelle was part of the fabric of Kewaskum. She died Monday, Sept. 19 a day after checking into hospice. During visitation there were a lot of great memories and

A can’t-miss performance this Sunday, Oct. 2

Brass, Wood Voice—the setting is magnificent, the colors are gorgeous, the music is beautiful, and the Packers have a bye that day!   Nordic Brass, Hesternus Early Music Consort, and the Jubilate Chorale present a collaborative concert on Sunday, Oct. 2, 4:30 p.m. in the Basilica at Holy Hill.

Wet Down tonight in Allenton for new pumper

On Wednesday, September 28, 2016 The Allenton Fire Department will be hosting a very unique event facilitated by the Slinger and Kohlsville Fire Departments known as a Wet Down Ceremony  for Allenton’s newest pumping apparatus, Engine 1361.   The event starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Zuern Building Products,

The Music Man presented by Spotlight Productions

There’s trouble in River City! When smooth-talking con man Harold Hill arrives in a small, tight-knit town in Iowa, he expects to dupe its residents with his elaborate moneymaking scheme: Despite his complete lack of musical literacy, he will convince everyone he is a brilliant bandleader and recruit all

UW-WC 2016-17 performing arts schedule

UW-Washington County is pleased to announce its upcoming 2016-17 performing arts schedule, with tickets now available online at This year’s series includes four visiting artists and two theatrical productions. The first concert of the new school year is Friday, Sept. 30 when Sultans of String will perform at

Washington County Clean Sweep is Saturday, Oct. 1


Obit: Elaine G. Mueller, 86, formerly of Grafton

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Ms. Elaine Mueller of Belgium, formerly of Grafton and Milwaukee, passed away Friday evening, September 23, 2016 at Belgium Gardens, where she had resided for the last six years. She was 86 years old. Elaine was born in Ironwood, MI on July 25, 1930, daughter of John and Helmi

Obit: Barbara Ann Carr, 68, Rubicon

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Barbara Ann Carr  age 68 of Rubicon, Wisconsin passed away at home surround by her loving family on Sunday, September 25, 2016. Barbara was born in Phillips, WI to Charles & Justine Polacek on September 23, 1948.  She went to high school at Germantown and graduated in 1966.  She

Obit: Darrell G. Geidel, 78, Grafton

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Darrell G. Geidel, 78, of Grafton, entered Eternal Life on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Kathy Hospice, West Bend. He was born on November 6, 1937 to the late Eugene and Doris (nee Andersen) Geidel in Milwaukee. He was a member of the Vagabond ski club for 30 years,

Obit: Ann Marie Schoenwetter, 61, Cedarburg

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Ann Marie Schoenwetter, of Cedarburg, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Lawlis Family Hospice in Mequon at the age of 61 years. Ann was born in Milwaukee, WI on November 4, 1954 to Marilyn (nee Noesen) and the late Warren Schoenwetter. Ann attended

Obit: Nancy Simon, 82, West Bend

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Nancy A. Simon (nee Sonnenberg), of West Bend, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Cedar Ridge Community in West Bend, WI. Nancy was born on July 27, 1934 to the late Lester and Dorothy (nee Wagner) Sonnenberg. She was raised in West Bend. On May 26,

Man rescued after having stroke while goose hunting in Town of Addison

On Wednesday the Washington County Sheriff’s Office along with the Allenton Fire Department and West Bend Intercept responded to a report of a 68-year-old Waupaca County man that required medical attention during a goose hunting outing in the 5800 block of St. Anthony Road in the Town of Addison.

Sharp shopper at Sendik’s stops purse snatcher – 3 cheers from this guy!

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WEST BEND POLICE MEDIA BRIEFS THEFT – 1515 West Paradise Drive On September 26, 2016, at 11:20 PM, a 32 year old Novi, Michigan woman reported her iPhone, and credit card stolen from her shopping cart while at Walmart. The woman had left her cart unattended while she spoke

Kettle Moraine Lutheran improves to 7-0-2 in conference play

The Kettle Moraine Lutheran boys soccer team furthered its pursuit of a conference championship with a 2-0 win at home over Berlin. After the first half passed without a goal, the Chargers drew first blood at 50 minutes. Senior Brandon Prahl lofted a pass over the defense and into

Dehumidifier may be cause of residential fires

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Subject:   Dehumidifier Recall Information Authority: Lt. Bob Konstanz Recently the Washington County Sheriff’s Office has investigated several residential fires where it is believed the cause of the fire may have been a dehumidifier.   During these investigations our agency learned of several recalls on dehumidifiers and urge citizens to