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TOWN OF ERIN — The showing of the green will once again be on display as part of the town’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 17. This year’s event comes after a one-year absence due to the coronavirus pandemic. Parade organizer Derek Wilcox, owner of the Erin Inn, said the cancellati…

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TOWN OF DELAFIELD — A homegrown nonprofit working to help ease the stresses of active military members, veterans, first responders, and their families is on the cusp of getting its first forward operating base.The Delafield Town Plan Commission recently granted Wisconsin Heroes Outdoors the … Read more

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OCONOMOWOC — A week after the Oconomowoc Common Council chose to wait to vote on the ordinance that would allow city residents to keep chickens in their yard, the aldermen will discuss it once again at this coming Tuesday’s meeting.The previous meeting saw extensive public comment — nearly a… Read more

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WEST BEND — Cameras are rolling in West Bend as the crew of “Schimbarea” shoots the horror film at Paradise Farm.“Schimbarea” is a fake Romanian folk tale written by Director Patrick Corcoran and Aidan Karstadt.The story follows a young American drifter, Gordan, played by Billy Brannigan, wh… Read more

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MADISON – The legacy of a Waukesha North High School athlete who died due to an undiagnosed heart condition may lead to the Wisconsin Legislature passing a bill to make such a tragic event less likely for others.The bill, co-sponsored by Assembly Rep. Scott Allen, R-Waukesha, and Sen. Albert… Read more

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HARTFORD — Politics could be one reason a Department of Natural Resources Stewardship grant that the city of Hartford was set to receive almost two years ago, along with those of four other state cities, is being held up by the state Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee.Hartford City Admini… Read more

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Wherever he goes, Michael Crowley carries with him four-leaf clovers and a big smile, both of which he passes on to others he meets in the hope that he can help someone have a better day. His dedication to the community is deep and his commitment to making it a better place is evident throug… Read more

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VILLAGE OF VERNON — A fire in the area of Valley View Drive in the Village of Vernon led to one death Friday, according to the fire department. Read more

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WEST BEND — David Gehrke went out to plow snow at about 4 a.m. a week ago, and on his way to his route he found a 5-year-boy walking down the sidewalk in freezing temperatures.Gehrke is a part-time worker for the West Bend Department of Public Works; he was called out early on Friday, Feb. 1… Read more

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WAUKESHA — An over $515,000 project will be coming to Hillcrest Park, transforming a Cold War-era radar tower into an open air pavilion, a project that is expected to be ready this fall.Hillcrest Park, located at 2119 Davidson Road, Waukesha, is an approximate 18-acre park site in the northe… Read more

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DELAFIELD — After impassioned citizen comments and discussion among aldermen about the Gadsden flag being flown downtown, the Delafield Common Council has chosen to leave the memorial as it is — with the Gadsden flag flying below the Betsy Ross flag. Read more

WASHINGTON COUNTY — Family Promise of Washington County has seen a decrease in people seeking shelter from negative temperatures this year due to the moratorium on evictions. However, overall calls for help and other housing services are increasing. Read more

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DELAFIELD – Hendricks Commercial Properties — the largest landlord in the downtown Delafield business district — has yet to decide when or how it will develop some of the land it recently purchased from the St. John’s Northwestern Academies, but the company president says it may be a single-… Read more

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WEST BEND — An investigation is underway regarding an incident at Samaritan Health Center where the COVID-19 vaccine was given to the campus administrator’s husband. Administrator Mari Beth Borek sent a memo to Samaritan Health Center staff on Feb. 4 in which she addressed complaints express… Read more

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WEST BEND — Dr. Larry Porter, who turned 70 on Feb. 2, has been practicing dentistry for 50 years. During his decades-long career, Porter has mainly served clients in West Bend and Washington County, but has traveled as far as Mexico to provide care to those who need it.Porter recently retir… Read more

BROOKFIELD — Students from Brookfield East and Brookfield Central are working together with Brookfield Alderman Mike Hallquist and Shane Arnold of Mentor Greater Milwaukee to put forward a resolution that would see the city officially celebrate and recognize February as Black History Month. Read more

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HARTFORD — Some big changes are ahead for this year’s 10th annual Iced on Main event to be held Feb. 27 in downtown Hartford.The Mill, a local group working to better the community, will run the annual event, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is the second straight year the g… Read more

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WAUKESHA — Waukesha first brought a lawsuit against the New Berlin Plan Commission in December of 2019 after New Berlin denied the approval for the booster pump station and reservoir facilities in Minooka Park, and the case was dismissed Monday in Waukesha County Circuit Court, according to … Read more

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TOWN OF KEWASKUM — The family of Ray Engelking is making sure his legacy lives on for generations to come.Engelking was identified by his family as one of the victims of last week’s homicides.The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) identified the deceased… Read more

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OCONOMOWOC — An Oconomowoc High School freshman is acting in her first ever play outside of school in the production “The Return of Father Brown,” after only beginning to act in seventh grade.Abigail Keeton is playing the role of Pepper in the upcoming Morning Star Productions show “The Retu… Read more

GRAFTON — A former pharmacist accused of trying to destroy more than 500 vials of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will remain at his parents’ Milwaukee home until his sentencing, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.Steven Brandenburg appeared in federal court via video Tuesday to formally plead guilt… Read more

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Valentine’s Day can feel like it has crept up out of nowhere this year. While COVID-19 restrictions are still in place, there are plenty of safe ways to try something new and have fun this Valentine’s Day weekend. Here are 5 things you and a loved one can enjoy.Create your own floral arrange… Read more

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TOWN OF KEWASKUM — One of the victims of the Wednesday incident on Forest View Road that resulted in the deaths of two men and the suspect was publicly identified by his family as 72-year-old Ray Engelking, a former economics teacher at West Bend West High School.His son, Rhett Engelking, re… Read more

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WASHINGTON COUNTY — Bald eagles, once endangered and a rare sight in most parts of Wisconsin, have made a remarkable comeback and are found far more often for those who want to see the striking raptor. Read more

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WAUKESHA — Waukesha history is often dominated by the achievements of electric guitar wizard Les Paul and the grand stories of the city’s Springs Era.But on Thursday, officials got a chance to recognize their forefathers who took the first steps toward making a small, but growing village alo… Read more