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Understanding your car sensors and tips to keep them clean

Posted by Scott Stueber on Feb 20, 2018 10:10:23 AM

A few months ago, I purchased a new car. Because my previous car was 10 years old, it didn’t have all the safety technology that’s installed on new cars.

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Tips to prevent your home from starting on fire this winter

Posted by Scott Stueber on Feb 6, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Howling winds, drifting snow, and cold temperatures make it challenging at times to leave the comfort and warmth of our homes. Snuggling up by a warm fire, with a book or tablet and a cup of coffee is relaxing.

If you choose to use a fireplace or other supplemental methods to heat your home, please make sure you take the necessary precautions.

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Eight winter safety tips to protect seniors from injury

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jan 30, 2018 9:52:33 AM

Cold winter weather can take its toll on our homes, cars, and bodies. Frozen pipes, dead car batteries, and bodily injuries, are common and often require us to seek help from a professional.

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Thirteen ice fishing safety tips you need to know

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jan 23, 2018 11:06:23 AM

During the winter months, frozen lakes host a flurry of outdoor activities. Anglers, ice shanties, and recreational vehicles are a common scene.

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Tick invasion: What you need to know

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jun 6, 2017 10:44:55 AM

It's been reported in the news that the 2017 tick season is going to be worse than usual. If you're wondering why they're anticipating such a bad season, there's some supporting evidence.

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How to Safeguard Your Roof From Hazardous Weather

Posted by Scott Stueber on May 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Nothing puts you on edge like a big storm. Whether it’s pounding rain and crashing thunder or a blizzard that knocks out the power for days, nasty weather can have you questioning your family’s fundamental security—and the steadfastness of the home that keeps you safe.

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Storm damage to your trees or shrubs - Is there coverage?

Posted by Scott Stueber on Apr 11, 2017 9:15:50 AM

Picture this. You're outside in your yard enjoying a beautiful spring day. As you feel the warm, gentle wind start to get a little stronger, you notice dark clouds approaching. Now the trees begin to sway with the strong gusts of wind. Before you know it, you hear loud crackling sounds and some of the trees in your yard snap and hit the ground. The storm quickly passes, but leaves a trail of damage behind. Nancy Arndt, personal lines senior underwriter, will explain what your insurance policy may cover.

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What everyone should know about tornadoes

Posted by Scott Stueber on Apr 4, 2017 10:02:53 AM

In the early morning hours of April 4, 1981, a F4 tornado unexpectedly struck West Bend, Wisconsin. The tornado caused 3 fatalities, 53 injuries and $25 million in damages. Unfortunately, the National Weather Service only issued a severe thunderstorm warning so the tornado sirens never sounded. The storm that produced the tornado didn't display typical characteristics.

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Eight tips to avoid the dangers of black ice

Posted by Scott Stueber on Feb 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Mother Nature has thrown a variety of different winter conditions at us this year, including warm/cold temperatures, snow, rain, and wintery mix. She's done a good job of mixing it up. Just when we think we're in for the deep freeze, a few days go by and the temperatures go back above freezing.

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Eight unique tips to keep your car rolling this winter

Posted by Scott Stueber on Jan 31, 2017 8:47:51 AM

In the Midwest, coming out to a car covered in snow and ice is a common occurrence. For me, it's one that never gets any easier.

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