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USAF Civil Air Patrol summer benefit to raise money for memorials

USAF Civil Air Patrol summer benefit to raise money for memorials

LAKE GENEVA - When a veteran passes away, an honor guard presents the colors, sounds “Taps” and fires a 21-gun salute. While this pagaentry is a courtesy to the family, of the deceased, it still costs money to provide the service. There is currently a shortage in funding, for this program.

“Every veteran has the right to the dignity of this service. Unfortunately the cost is prohibiting this from being done all the time for everyone,” says U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Lisa Amburgey of Delavan who is a member of the Civil Air Patrol..

Kenny Loggins, Beach Boys play Walworth County Fair Aug. 28 - Sept. 2

Kenny Loggins, Beach Boys play Walworth County Fair Aug. 28 - Sept. 2

Jerrod Niemann, the Oak Ridge Boys, Kenny Loggins and the Beach Boys bring classic entertainment to this years 164th Annual Walworth County Fair. The WalCo Fair is still the largest county fair in the state of Wisconsin.

Walworth County Fair kicks off Wednesday, August 28 and runs through Monday, September 2, 2013 in Elkhorn.

There is always a plethora of culinary choices, games, amusements and rides on the midway at the Walworth County Fair. 4H fans can enjoy juried animal and livestock shows all six days.

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Germantown church hires Washington Co. Sheriff's Deputies to provide security

GERMANTOWN - On Mother’s Day weekend, May 11 and 12, Life Church in Germantown will hold a grand opening for their new auditorium at their campus on Squire Drive. Along with the addition of 24,000 square feet the church is also adding a special deputy from the Washington County Sheriff’s Department to provide security during service.

Ryan Coggins, Executive Pastor at the church for nearly six years, said their main priority is for people to feel safe at church.

“We place a high emphasis on safety, especially with our kids,” he said. “We think people should be able to come to church in a safe environment and unfortunately we live in a day and age where that’s not a guarantee anymore.”

Church leadership made the decision to add armed, uniformed security which will be on hand for all weekend services, including 4:30 p.m. Saturday and two services Sunday morning.

Patios on the increase at Cedar Ridge

WEST BEND - About a year ago Vic and Gen Albiero moved into their new apartment at Cedar Ridge in West Bend. Within a matter of months the couple began exploring adding a back patio to their unit.

“When you visualize that wall with a window it’s a nice apartment but when we put that patio on now it becomes like a suite,” said Vic. “We just love it. We’re out there all the time.”

The Albieros have a three bedroom, first floor apartment at Cedar Ridge. Little did they know they’d start a new trend at the senior living facility.

“We will have eight patios soon because another person signed up this week,” said Jill Pink independent living housing manager at the Ridge.

“Of all the things we have here at the Ridge this (the personal patio) is one of the things we didn’t have,” she said.

Johnny Cash's sister comes to West Bend

WEST BEND - The sister of legendary country singer Johnny Cash will be in West Bend in October performing a free Christian concert at the Washington County Fair Park—Ziegler Family Expo. The event is part of Lighthouse Ministries concert series. Joanne Cash will feature songs from her latest album “Gospel” which includes digitally-mastered duets with her late brother. Opening the evening will be special guest Terry Lee Goffee who has performed a tribute to Johnny Cash over the past 40 years. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12. Refreshments will be available by local 4-H clubs.  More is at www.lighthouseconcerts.com or call 262-338-0205.

Next UW-WC billboard

WEST BEND - The UW-Washington County billboard along Highway 45 in Jackson will change next week and the new alumni family featured will be Tony and Michele Dobson of Slinger.

The couple met in 1998 when they were students at UW-WC. Both were active in sports and after completing their Associate degrees transferred to larger state schools. Michele now holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing from UW-LaCrosse and Tony received his degree in Parks and Recreation Management.

The Dobsons said UW-WC gave them a great start because the local university allowed them to “stay close to home and save money while we figured out where we wanted to finish college and what we wanted to major in,” said Tony. “It also gave both of us an opportunity to continue playing the sports we loved.”

Early Farm Days in Kewaskum

KEWASKUM - The 38th Annual Kewaskum Early Farm Days are next week Sunday, Sept. 9. The event on the west side of River Hill Park is sponsored by The Kewaskum Historical Society. Attractions include old farm equipment, gas and steam engines, antique vehicles, and a working display of threshing. Horse-drawn wagon rides will be provided by Kettle Moraine Carriages and there will be refreshments along with homemade pies. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.