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Letter to the Editor | Kids and police need to be back in school | By Jody Geenen

July 7, 2020 – West Bend, WI – As a past school board candidate for West Bend, there are several things happening in schools for which I would like to speak.  Let us start with BLM demands to oust police presence. Just a few years ago, after high-profile school

Letter to the Editor | Thanks for supporting the Allenton American Legion | By Rodney Wayne Delcore

July 6, 2020 – Allenton, WI – A hugh thanks too everyone that came out and supported Fohl-Martin American Legion Post brat fry. Plus a hugh thanks to all the volunteered. The money raised goes to our post scholarships, various Veterans organizations, maintaining the Legion Post, and many other

Letter to the Editor | Happy Independence Day West Bend | By Chris Jenkins

July 4, 2020 – West Bend, WI – My Fellow West Benders, Happy Independence Day to all in the great City of West Bend! We are truly blessed by an Almighty power to live in a country that embraces our freedom and liberty as Americans. We are reminded of

Letter to the Editor | Support July 16-18 Washington County Junior Livestock Expo | By Jody Strupp

July 1, 2020 – Slinger, WI – The 2020 Washington County fair was cancelled. For some that simply means no rides, no cotton candy, and no great music. For others, it means a fair project came to an abrupt halt with little to no guidance. While some youth projects

Guest Editorial | The Declaration of Independence defines freedom and leadership | By Kraig Sadownikow

May 13, 2020 – West Bend, WI – I’m learning the leadership we thirst for has to be found within each of us because it is not coming from our elected representatives.  The Declaration of Independence makes it clear (I had to check the exact wording from the copy

GUEST EDITORIAL | Summing up the last 6 weeks and looking at the next 60 years | By Kraig Sadownikow

April 20, 2020 – West Bend, WI – I hope all is well in your personal lives, you are safe and healthy, and taking precautions you deem necessary for you and your families. As a company, community and nation we continue to navigate our way through the COVID-19 virus

Letter to the Editor | Allowing public comments at West Bend School Board meetings | By Jody Geenen

April 18, 2020 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend School Board meeting on April 13 was a splendid example of what can be accomplished when stakeholders publicly speak up. The school board violated Policy 187 by announcing in the original agenda that “The topic for comments must

A note of thanks | By Leo Kalisz 

April 14, 2020 – Antioch, Ill – Good Day, My name is Leo Kalisz from Antioch,IL which is just south of the Illinois / Wisconsin border just south of Trevor, Wisconsin and a half hour southwest of Kenosha, WI. I just finished reading your delightful and romantic story about

Letter to the Editor | Jody Geenen best for WB School Board | By Bart Williams

April 5, 2020 – West Bend, WI – I am voting for only one candidate for West Bend School Board – true conservative, Jody Geenen. She is honest, accountable, transparent, smart, and works hard.   While on the board (2011-17), I voted on the merits of each proposal and

Letter to the Editor | Who is protecting our most vulnerable? | By Becky Abbott

April 3, 2020 – Slinger, WI – We are living in unprecedented times during the Coronavirus outbreak. The public, now more than ever, is relying on our elected officials, and administration at all levels of government to make the right decisions and take preventative steps to protect their constituents

Letter to the Editor | Vote Oscar Estrada for West Bend District 7 alderman | By Tyler McMurray

April 1, 2020 – West Bend, WI – I recently became aware that a trusted colleague and dear friend, Oscar Estrada, is running for Alderman in District 7.  I feel that it is my civic duty to endorse Oscar for this critical role for several reasons. Oscar and I

Letter to the Editor | Vote Justice Madl for District 7 alderman | By Mark Brunner

April 1, 2020 – West Bend, WI – There are two men running for alderman to represent District 7 in West Bend in the April 7 election.   Disclaimer: Opinions and letters published in are not necessarily the views of the Editor, or Publisher. The reserves the

Letter to the Editor | Who Represents “We The People”? | By Dan Krier

March 31, 2020 – West Bend, WI – Those of you who have questioned who is representing us these last few years, be sure to get out and vote. I voted early and was impressed on how organized and sterile the city clerk’s office is running the voting. I

Letters to the Editor | Vote Josh Schoemann for Washington County Executive

March 31, 2020 – Washington Co., WI – As a County Supervisor I have had the privilege of working alongside Josh Schoemann for his entire tenure at the County.  I knew he would be different from the very beginning when he met personally with each & every supervisor to

Letters to the Editor | Vote Chris Jenkins Mayor of West Bend

March 30, 2020 – West Bend, WI –  My husband typically talks about his breadth of experiences, but I wanted to share with you some of the examples of why I believe you should vote Chris Jenkins for Mayor of West Bend that he may be too humble to

Letter to the Editor | Vote a Conservative Slate | By Monte Schmiege

March 30, 2020 – West Bend, WI 0 You’ve heard it said, “Elections have consequences.”  It’s important to know whom you are voting for before getting your ballot.  What’s on your ballot?  You can find this easily at  Just enter your address and, bingo, there’s your lineup.  

Letter to the Editor | Rich Kasten for Mayor of West Bend | By Tom Miller

March 30, 2020 – West Bend, WI – I would like to invite all of you to join me in electing Rich Kasten Mayor of West Bend. Rich has served on the City of West Bend Council for many years – including serving on the all import budget committee.

Letter to the Editor | Vote Chris Jenkins mayor in City of West Bend | By Randy Boudry

March 30, 2020 – West Bend, WI – As a life-long resident of West Bend and a Sheriff’s Deputy and supervisor for over 30 years, I know honesty and integrity when I see it. Chris Jenkins is all that and more. He grew up in my neighborhood and stood

Letter to the Editor | Vote Pam Konrath for Washington County Supervisor District 15 | By Rick Gundrum

March 29, 2020 – Town of Polk, WI – Town of Polk residents you will be electing a county supervisor on Tuesday April 7, 2020.  I am endorsing Pam Konrath for District 15 County Supervisor.   Pam is a conservative who will represent your best interests.  Her focus is

Letter to the Editor | Support for Rich Kasten | By Kine Torinus

March 27, 2020 –  West Bend, WI – I support Rich Kasten for mayor of the City of West Bend. After having worked with him on community projects, I’ve learned how much he understands that investment in the quality of life is important for the economic health of our

Letter to the Editor | Vote April 7 for Slinger School Board | By Tim Wiedmeyer

March 27, 2020 – Slinger, WI – It’s my pleasure to endorse Dave Zukowski for Slinger School Board. I served on the Slinger School board for 14 years, and was honored to serve as Board President for eight of those years. I think Dave would make an excellent school

Letter to the Editor | Wake up America! | By Carroll Merry

March 26, 2020 – Germantown, WI – When will American’s finally understand the motivation that is driving House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has NOTHING TO DO with aiding Americans? In their 11th hour jam of the Coronovirus Stumulus Plan Sunday night they reverted to

Letters to the Editor

March 23, 2020 – Washington Co., WI – The Spring Election is Tuesday, April 7. Races on the ballot in Washington County include a mayoral selection in West Bend, aldermanic decisions in Hartford and West Bend, school board races in Hartford, Slinger, West Bend, and Kewaskum, county board contests,

Letter to the Editor | Elect Justice Madl Dist. 7 alderman in West Bend | By Jeff and Debra Slais

March 23, 2020 – Barton, WI – We are small business owners and residents of Barton for the last 32 years, and we support Justice Madl for reelection as Alderman of District 7 in West Bend (Barton). Justice goes above and beyond in helping to make Barton a better place

Letter to the Editor | Josh leads by example | By Jim Burg

March 23, 2020 – Hartford, WI – Josh Schoemann has impressed me with his ability to work collaboratively, not only with other municipalities, but how he interacts with our county employees.   You see, Josh respects and appreciates all employees. We are only as good as those who provide
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