The West Bend Journal has been a part of the West Bend community since 1869. A weekly newspaper published every Thursday, except the second week of August, when the paper closes for vacation. The first editor for the West Bend Journal was D. H. Williamson. Since 1888, the Journal has had ten owners/publishers. The current owner/publisher, Karen Schwartzkopf, has held that position since January 2003. Besides a weekly newspaper publication, the West Bend Journal also offers custom printing for your home and office. Wedding printing and business stationary are a few items that are offered.