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In tomorrow’s edition - West Bend’s summer maintenance, including a new library and training room. What is and is not included in this summer’s plans, and how that will affect education and residents’ wallets.


Do you have memories of the Apollo 11 moon landing? For the 50th anniversary of the historical accomplishment, we’re collecting people’s memories for Saturday’s paper.
If you have a photo to share, as well, that would be great.
Please share below of email [email protected]

Be careful!

Be careful!

Heat Index values of 98° to 104° are predicted this Thursday and Saturday with a Heat Index of 101° to 107° predicted for Friday. Practice heat safety by limiting physical activity and drinking plenty of water. Stay cool by wearing lightweight, light-colored and loose-fitting clothing or by taking cool baths or showers. Cool off by spending at least part of the day in an air conditioned space! Cooling sites in Waukesha are shown below but you can also stay cool other places like malls, libraries, or other public buildings.

Waukesha Cooling Sites:

Jeremy House
(262) 549-8735
1301 E Moreland Blvd
7:00 PM - 8:00 AM
Overnight cooling site for men and women

Salvation Army
(262) 547-7367 or drop in (first come, first serve)
445 Madison Street
Operates 24/7
Overnight cooling site for men

Hebron House
(262) 549-8722
812 N. East Avenue
Operates 24/7
Overnight cooling site for women and families

Hope Center
(262) 549-8726 or drop in
502 N. East Avenue
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Daytime respite from the heat


Do you have memories of the Apollo 11 moon landing? For the 50th anniversary of the historical accomplishment, we’re collecting people’s memories for Saturday’s paper.
If you have a photo to share, as well, that would be great.
Please share below of email [email protected]


In today’s edition, how Kewaskum’s recent referendum has made their summer maintenance much easier. Details on new additions and some upkeep in today’s edition.


In today’s edition, the trio accused of stealing fireworks is back in the courtroom, defiant as ever. Details on their cases, including the true identity of one man who stole another’s identity in an effort to escape criminal charges.
We also have a story on an attempted censure of a Kewaskum School Board member by a formerly-disciplined member. A role call vote revealed many of the members disagreed with this motion. That full story in today’s Daily News.


Kewaskum approved a preliminary budget that accounts for an assumed loss in some state funding, with an increase in per pupil enrollment. It balanced some deficits from years prior but expects more spending in some categories. Those details in today’s edition along with assumptions for the affect on the tax levy.


Three suspects have been arrested and appeared in court for trying to steal from Phantom Fireworks in Addison. They resisted every step of the way and were disrespectful in court, causing one attorney to leave a defendant unrepresented seconds before the case started. This full story in the next edition of the Daily News.

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The state released budget estimates for grants to all public school districts, which will determine the educational funding as well as taxes. This full story in tomorrow’s Daily News.


Whether you’re a student with some free time over the summer, looking to boost your resume for college, or want a way to give back to your community while enjoying the beautiful summer weather, the Volunteer Center of Washington County has an opportunity for you. More information in tomorrow’s edition of the Daily News.


Road closure near Mount Pleasant:
I-41/94 North CLOSED beyond Exit To WIS 20 to beyond Exit To 27th St because of a crash.


As of 6:30 p.m., there are more than 50,000 We Energy customers without power.


We hope everyone stays safe though this inclement weather! Keep an eye or ear on updates. We’ll have storm coverage in tomorrow’s edition.


Have you been affected by the storm tonight? Please share your photos, as well as the location of the photos.
Stay safe!

Washington County,  Wisconsin

Washington County, Wisconsin

CTH K ROADWORK UPDATE: Paving on CTH K between I-41 and STH 175 began today. The paving contractor is expected to place the first two lifts of asphalt by the end of this weekend. Landscaping and the final surface lift of asphalt is expected to start the week of July 1st. Due to the short work week next week, it is expected that surface course paving will be completed the week of July 8th. Although the road will look like it is ready to accept traffic, we would like to remind motorists that the roadway is still closed to through traffic. Following the surface course, the contractor will still need to install guard rail, gravel shoulders, final landscaping, signs, and pavement markings. We anticipate CTH K between I-41 and STH 175 to be open to traffic by the end of July. All dates provided above are weather dependent.

The Washington County Highway Department appreciates everyone’s patience while we complete this project.


In today’s edition, a generous donation from Microsoft to UWM for technology, connectivity and the IoT emphasizes the growing trend and need to stay at the forefront of technology’s evolution. All the details on new course offerings and the partnership between students, businesses and the government.


Westbury Bank clients living in Kewaskum, your wait is almost over! The bank is working on a temporary structure in the Piggly Wiggly parking lot to serve customers until their original, permanent location can be repaired. It will be opened before the end of June. Full story in tomorrow’s edition.


Now that it’s summertime and the weather is getting warmer, we’re looking for lemonade stands! Do you know of one in your area? Or have you taken a photo of a cool lemonade stand recently? Share your photos or the location of a lemonade stand open today for the chance to be featured in an upcoming edition of the Daily News.


West Bend residents - will your taxes increase in the coming year? The Board of Education approved the preliminary 2019-20 budget, which will soon affect the levy and mill rate. As of now, the budget is balanced with $2.7 million left over, but when the state budget is passed this information could, and probably will, change parts of the West Bend school’s budget. The upcoming months will determine just how the pocketbooks of residents will be affected. I’ll have the details on this story in tomorrow’s edition.


A semi on fire has resulted in all north and soutbound lanes on Interstate 91/94 being closed between Ryan Road and Highway 20.
The WisDOT has posted an alternate route:
NB traffic should exit WIS 20 east to WIS 31. WIS 31
north to Ryan Rd and Ryan Rd west back to I-41/94.
SB traffic should exit atRyan Rd, west to US 45. US 45 south to WIS 20 and WIS 20 east back to I-94/94 SB.


The Jackson Fire Department made Logan’s 11th birthday very special when they brought their new fire truck as a surprise. Photos in tomorrow’s edition.


Happy Father’s Day to all the great dads. What’s the most important lesson you learned from your father? Share a picture with your dad to be featured in tomorrow’s edition of the Daily News.


Today marks an important milestone for the Kewaskum 911 Memorial. At noon, key figures in this project broke ground on the site that will become the official memorial of Washington County, and hopefully the official 911 memorial for the state of Wisconsin. I’ll have photos and all the details in tomorrow’s edition of the Daily News.

Culver's will be unveiling four new Flavors of the Day this summer. Which one are you most excited for?• June 10: Crea...

Culver's will be unveiling four new Flavors of the Day this summer. Which one are you most excited for?
• June 10: Creamy Lemon Crumble: We take our specially blended Lemon Fresh Frozen Custard, swirl in crushed sugar cookies and top with a lemon drizzle. A perfect mix of sweet and tart.
• July 10: Midnight Toffee: Coffee connoisseurs will love this espresso-infused dark chocolate Fresh Frozen Custard topped with toffee bits and novelty chocolate.
• August 10: Dulce de Leche Cheesecake: The name says it all. Dulce de Leche (a South American caramel made by slowly cooking sweetened milk) Fresh Frozen Custard is layered with gourmet cheesecake pieces and topped with a drizzle of salted caramel.
• September 10: Devil's Food Cake: It's a chocolate lover's dream with this Dark Chocolate Fresh Frozen Custard swirled with decadent devil's food cake pieces and novelty chocolate.

Music on Main starts tonight! Share your photos for a chance to be featured in tomorrow’s paper.

Music on Main starts tonight! Share your photos for a chance to be featured in tomorrow’s paper.


The Holy Hill thief is in court now for sentencing. Pierre Valodine’s hearing stretched several hours as the court worked to determine how much money was stolen and how that would affect restitution. His story in tomorrow’s edition.


Today, the county is talking about the drug epidemic. While lawmakers work on bills to change legislation and tackle the problem from their position, a group got together to discuss prevention. And at the heart of the issue is fentanyl. While I spent several days this week in court, the goal is to reduce the number of people seen here and instead have them in the appropriate treatment facility. This story in today’s edition.

The Hartford United Soccer Club has upcoming tryouts for several teams. They also held a recent women’s spotlight with...

The Hartford United Soccer Club has upcoming tryouts for several teams. They also held a recent women’s spotlight with guest speakers and an academy. There will be more upcoming events, with information on their website: hartfordunitedsoccerclub.com


After the failed April referendum, school board members were left with the difficult task of determining which maintenance issues to address first and where the money will come from. To better understand the facility needs, the school board toured buildings and shared their thoughts. One board member’s perspective in tomorrow’s Daily News.


The dark store loophole has gained attention recently with support and opposition for proposed legislation to close the loophole. We want to hear from both sides and share the arguments with you. How do you feel? If you have an opinion, share it with us here or send a private message.


Don’t miss the Hartford United Way Resource Center’s open house tomorrow. They offer great opportunities to a diverse group of people across the county. I’ll have more information in tomorrow’s edition, and Daily News reporter Joe Vandelaarschot will be covering the event tomorrow for Thursday’s edition.


A man with a long court record is in custody after making several terrorist threats to law enforcement. His story in tomorrow’s edition, along with district staff recognition in a private ceremony the superintendent called bittersweet. These and more stories in tomorrow’s Daily News.


Two stories to keep an eye out for in tomorrow’s edition - budgetary updates from the Kewaskum School District, and one West Bend senior who earned nominations to both West Point and the Naval Academy.

West Bend Firefighters

West Bend Firefighters

Today, we were able to show our support and pay our respects to the Appleton Firefighter who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Line of Duty last night. West Bend Firefighters were staged on Hwy 33 at US 41 as FF Lundgaard passed on his way home. The Appleton Firefighters are in our thoughts and prayers!

Jackson Fire Department

Jackson Fire Department

Paying our respects to the fallen Appleton Firefighter.


Reach-A-Child donated books to the Village of Jackson emergency responders for children they encounter on call. They’re hoping it will soothe the children while also improving perception of law enforcement. Read that full story today in the Daily News.


The 911 memorial just received approval for groundbreaking after raising the required funds. More money will be needed to complete the project, but the memorial board is hoping to raise the rest along the way. One member explained why it’s important to remember the terrorist attacks.
This story in tomorrow’s edition.


Brew City Crafters has an upcoming event to benefit the adorable animals at the humane society.

Their two-day event will be held in the Washington County Fair Park's Ziegler Building this Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and 12. They partnered with the Wisconsin Humane Society for the show and will be donating 50% of all public admission fees these two days. Stop by for a great show and help stray pets in the process!


We think all our teachers deserve some praise! During teacher appreciation week, four excellent educators were recognized with an award and a financial bonus. Read about them in today’s edition.


Have you recently visited West Bend? Do you have a favorite spot or activity? As we wrap up our series on National Travel and Tourism Week, we invite you to share with use photos of you and/or your family at your favorite Washington County spots to visit. Your photos may be published in Saturday’s Daily News, so please include the family name and where you are pictured visiting.


St. John’s students will be performing Shrek Jr. on May 10 at 6 p.m. and May 11 at 7:15 p.m. Here’s a sneak peak!


West Bend High Schools held an accident simulation called Impact 4 Life to show the students and community the realities of distracted driving. That full story is in today’s edition of the Daily News.


Forget free to the highest bidder - a historic farmhouse in Jackson is free to whomever agrees to move it. It’s sitting on the site of the new public safety building, so it has to move in order for the new building construction to begin. But the village administrator said he’s not worried about finding a business to move and occupy the house. I’ll have the full story tomorrow.


A vape pen exploded at Dairy Queen in Jackson this morning, sending one woman to the emergency room. Details in tomorrow’s edition of the Daily News.


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