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Eight tips to enjoy fall without suffering from fall allergies

Posted by Scott Stueber on Sep 29, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Fall is officially here and the days are definitely getting shorter. If you’re like me, you’re trying to savor the remaining warm days as much as possible. If you’re also like me, however, fall allergies can make it difficult to enjoy this time of year.

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Seven tips for a safe hunting season

Posted by Scott Stueber on Sep 22, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Fall is a nice time of year in the Midwest. Fall sports are back, trees change colors, and if it was a hot summer, the cooler temperatures feel nice. It’s also the time of year when hunters begin venturing into the woods.

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a drone?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Sep 15, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Drones or UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) have been getting a lot of media attention recently. Drones are aerial vehicles/ robots that can hover and are controlled either by remote or control systems from the ground. Amazon made drones mainstream in 2013 when they announced they were testing them to deliver packages. Today drones are used in many ways, including hurricane hunting and search and rescue missions. Farmers even use them to monitor fields. West Bend’s senior underwriter Sarah Faris will explain how a drone is covered on a West Bend Home and Highway policy®.

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7 reasons why you should visit a farmers market

Posted by Scott Stueber on Sep 8, 2015 9:00:00 AM

September means back to school, the start of football season, and for the chef in your family, a great opportunity to stock up on freshly harvested fruits and vegetables. Farmers markets offer fresh produce directly from local farmers, growers and producers. Fresh fruits, vegetables and products that are direct from local farmers offer many benefits -- for the health of your family, the community and your weekly menu.

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Tips for closing your summer vacation home

Posted by Scott Stueber on Sep 1, 2015 10:00:00 AM

If you own a cottage or summer home, I’m sure Labor Day is bitter sweet for you. It’s the last long summer weekend, but it can also be a weekend with a lot of work. Yes, for many, this is the time of year when you decide to close the property for the season.

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Seven tips to help you after a car accident

Posted by Scott Stueber on Aug 25, 2015 11:30:00 AM

A car accident can be scary for a driver of any age. Staying calm afterwards can benefit everyone involved and can make a difficult situation easier.

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Renter’s insurance. A smart choice for college students

Posted by Scott Stueber on Aug 18, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Tomorrow my wife and I will move our daughter into her college dorm. We’re all excited for this new adventure, and due to my wife’s planning and organization, it should go very smoothly. Your new adventure, however, may be moving your college student into his or her first apartment.

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Eight tips to make your child leaving for college easier

Posted by Scott Stueber on Aug 11, 2015 8:47:23 AM


If you’re sending your child off to college for their first year, it can be an emotional and overwhelming time in your life. My wife and I are sending our oldest daughter to college in a few weeks and have experienced a variety of feelings such as excitement, nervousness, and sadness. Thank goodness for chocolate!

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Six key injury prevention tips for kids in sports & activities

Posted by Scott Stueber on Aug 4, 2015 3:33:00 PM

From the importance of sportsmanship, to the ups and downs of winning and losing, sports and recreational activities offer children opportunities to gain great life experience and build confidence. But as the number of children participating in sports increases, so does the prevalence of sports-related injuries. Knowing key injury prevention practices is the first step to encouraging your kids to develop good habits with a focus on injury prevention.

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A vehicle with a past

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jul 28, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Are you looking for a used vehicle? If so, be careful. If the price seems too good to be true, you may want to walk away. Sue Gerlach, West Bend senior personal lines underwriter, will discuss vehicle titles.

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