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Scott Stueber

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Five tips to keep your Christmas tree from going up in flames

Posted by Scott Stueber on Dec 6, 2016 9:00:12 AM

Every year in the United States, consumers purchase approximately 25-30 million real Christmas trees. Live Christmas trees offer several benefits over artificial trees:

  • More than 100,000 people work full- or part-time in the industry;
  • For every real tree cut down, one to three seedlings are planted each spring;
  • They provide a lovely natural fragrance in your home;
  • They offer a way to create family memories and traditions; and
  • You get fresh air and exercise if you cut down your own tree.
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Seven tips for getting your Christmas tree home safely

Posted by Scott Stueber on Nov 29, 2016 8:35:27 AM

With the Thanksgiving feast behind us, it’s time for many people to start decorating their homes for Christmas. This year, the above-average fall temperatures here in Wisconsin inspired many homeowners to light up their yards and homes with Christmas decorations. My neighborhood is definitely more decorated than in past years.

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Don’t get stranded: Tips for jumpstarting your car

Posted by Scott Stueber on Nov 22, 2016 9:12:34 AM

Have you ever jumped into your car, turned the key, and nothing happened? If so, did thoughts like this start racing through your head?

  • I wonder what’s wrong?
  • What am I going to do now?
  • Who can I call?
  • I hope this isn’t going to be expensive.
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Eight things to consider when your child asks for a pet

Posted by Scott Stueber on Nov 15, 2016 10:00:31 AM

Over the years, my daughters have repeatedly asked my wife and me for a pet. Unfortunately for them, the answer had always been “no” for a number of reasons. Probably the biggest is the time commitment.

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Car Choices, Home Choices, Insurance Choices

Posted by Scott Stueber on Nov 8, 2016 9:53:39 AM


When it comes to making a purchase, there are typically many items to choose from which leads to making decisions and choices. Sue Gerlach, West Bend senior personal lines underwriter, explains that insurance is no different.

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Seven tips for making driving at night easier and safer

Posted by Scott Stueber on Nov 1, 2016 1:15:51 PM


Because the days are getting shorter, we start doing a lot more things in the dark. Walking the dog, running or biking, last-minute yard work, and driving are just a few.

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Eight tips to protect your home and pet from a fire

Posted by Scott Stueber on Oct 25, 2016 10:30:19 AM

When the kids go back to school and the leaves start changing colors, we start seeing news reports about fire safety. We see firefighters visiting homes and replacing batteries in smoke detectors or installing new ones. We hear radio commercials about getting your furnace inspected. Yes, the change in season brings about all kinds of things that we must consider to make our homes safe for the arrival of winter.

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Back-up cameras: Not as safe as you think

Posted by Scott Stueber on Oct 18, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Isn’t technology great? Every day we see new technology that makes our lives better, more efficient, and safer. Cellphones have facetime capabilities and great cameras. Fitbits track our active lifestyles. Hover boards ... who wouldn’t want one? Back-up cameras in our vehicles help us see things we normally wouldn’t.

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A faulty dehumidifier could burn your house down

Posted by Scott Stueber on Oct 11, 2016 9:00:00 AM

There’s been a lot of information on the news recently about auto recalls that involve faulty ignition switches and airbags. Even with all that coverage, many people are still unaware if the recall affects them. Others chose to ignore these recalls because they think nothing will happen to them or it’s too inconvenient to schedule the service call.

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10 tips for your next trip to the pumpkin patch

Posted by Scott Stueber on Oct 4, 2016 9:00:00 AM

When I was growing up, one of our family traditions was a trip to our local pumpkin patch. I always loved trying to find the best pumpkin, or at least one better than my brother’s. It was even more exciting when I found a pumpkin attached to a vine. This meant I could take my jackknife out of its holster and use it to cut the vine.

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