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Tips for preventing & treating sports related injuries

Posted by Scott Stueber on Sep 17, 2013 8:46:00 AM

The following is a recap of my interview with athletic trainer, Kyle Butters. Kyle has been a licensed athletic trainer with Aurora Sports Medicine for more than 20 years and is the head athletic trainer at West Bend High Schools. He received his education from the University of Northern Iowa.

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Renters Coverage? Why do I need that?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Sep 10, 2013 8:22:00 AM

Do you rent an apartment or do you have college students that rent an apartment? Are the personal belongings in the apartment insured? If your answer is, “My landlord covers that; it’s part of my rent,” think again.

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School parking lot safety tips

Posted by Scott Stueber on Sep 3, 2013 12:42:00 PM

It’s hard to believe it’s already September! Where has the summer gone?Today, children will be going back to school. Now that my 16-year-old is driving, I thought it would be a good time to share some safety tips on a common hazardous driving area: school parking lots! Regardless of your child’s age, when that bell rings at the end of the day, the kids scatter in every direction, paying no heed to safety rules. So it’s up to those who are driving to be responsible and take all possible safety precautions.


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Ten tips to save on back-to-school supplies and clothing

Posted by Scott Stueber on Aug 20, 2013 12:26:00 PM

It’s hard to believe summer has gone by so quickly. The back-to-school ads are in full swing, and in my house, the focus has turned from swimsuits and tanning oil to school supplies. Fortunately, for me, my wife and kids like to shop for school supplies without me. They must have figured out Dad won’t buy the “cool stuff.”

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Do you want to save on your home and auto insurance?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Aug 13, 2013 12:31:00 PM

In my last two blogs, I shared information from the Insurance Information Institute about  what’s covered on standard home and auto insurance policies. My goal was to provide you with a better understanding of the policies. Insuring your home properly is important because it’s your largest personal asset. Insuring your car properly is important because driving a car is one of the most dangerous things we do each day.  Today many companies focus on price and saving you money; however, it’s important to remember that if you focus only on price, you may be underinsured or your policy may be missing some important coverages.


Today Kim Bechler, West Bend Personal Lines underwriter, shares valuable information about West Bend’s Home and Highway® policy discounts.
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Understanding car insurance

Posted by Scott Stueber on Aug 6, 2013 8:29:00 AM

Driving a car is one of the most dangerous things we do each day. Today there are more than one billion cars worldwide. If everyone remained alert and focused, accidents might be reduced.


Unfortunately, however,
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Understanding home insurance

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jul 30, 2013 8:29:00 AM

Purchasing your home is probably the biggest purchase you will make in your lifetime. According to some, July, August, December, and early January are the best months to buy a home because prices are lower, and people are on vacation or enjoying the holiday’s. This means fewer buyers to compete with. While this is a very exciting time in a person’s life, it can also be very stressful. Understanding home insurance can help you protect your largest personal asset.

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Protect you and your family from tick bites

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jul 23, 2013 8:00:00 AM

For my friends and family, camping is a favorite pastime during the summermonths. Every weekend brings a new adventure for them at a different campground. While camping is relaxing and enjoyable, one must take precautions against tick bites.

Tick-borne disease, such as Lyme disease, has become very common in the United States. While reported cases of Lyme disease date back to 1978, it stumped the medical community until 1981. A vaccine was developed, but was then discontinued due to lack of use.
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Safety tips to beat the heat

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jul 16, 2013 9:38:00 AM

This week much of the country will experience hot temperatures with high humidity. These extreme temperatures can be very dangerous for young children, the elderly, people who work outdoors, and your pets. Extended exposure to extreme heat can cause illness or even death.

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West Bend has an app for that!

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jul 9, 2013 1:24:00 PM

With summer in full swing, many of us are traveling to our favorite places up north, or are taking road trips to destinations across the U.S. Most of us enjoy our vacations and we don’t experience any problems. Unfortunately, some of us may have a fender bender or run into poor weather while traveling.

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