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Guest Editorial | Is West Bend Planning to Build a School For Germantown Kids? | By Owen Robinson

Feb. 3, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Ever since the West Bend School Board started down the road of building a new Jackson Elementary School, something has struck me as odd about the location. Follow me here… The plans for a New Jackson Elementary School in the West

Letter to the Editor | Staying Balanced | By Assembly Rep. Dan Knodl

Dec. 24, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – In November, voters statewide chose divided government for the first time in nearly a decade. When our new legislative session begins in January, a Democrat will head up the Executive branch, and Republicans will control the State Assembly and the State

Guest Editorial : What was the extraordinary session about? | By Rep. Rick Gundrum

  Dec. 15, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – I want to clarify what was accomplished in the extraordinary session and why I voted to accept the proposals.   The provisions I voted for are far from groundbreaking. Roughly half of the measures had been previously introduced as legislation,

Letter to the Editor | $85 million referendum will not improve student performance | By Valery Brussat

Nov. 16, 2018 – West Bend, WI – Did you receive, or do you give money for a good report card? The West Bend School District will be asking for a $50 million school referendum ($85 million in real dollars when you add interest) to build a new elementary

Letter to the Editor : Vote Leah Vukmir, a conservative like Ron Johnson | By Lois Krueger-Gundrum

  Nov. 2, 2018 – Slinger, WI – I support Leah Vukmir for U.S. Senate because Leah supports the same ideals as Wisconsin’s Senator Ron Johnson.   Leah will work alongside Ron Johnson to remove Obamacare.   The bill to repeal and replace Obamacare lost last summer by one vote. 

Letter to the Editor | Republicans are winning for Wisconsin | By Rohn Bishop

Nov. 1, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – President Trump kept his promise to Wisconsin: wages are up, taxes are down, and jobs are flooding into the state.   And as long as the Republicans retain control of Congress, the President will be able to implement policies like the

Letter to the Editor | Vote Rick Gundrum for 58th Assembly District | By Denis Kelling

  Oct. 29, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – It is my pleasure to endorse Rick Gundrum to the 58th Assembly District. As Chairman of the County Board in the previous term, Rick was a true leader in Government and tax reform. He is continuing that work at the

Letter to the Editor | Vote Rick Gundrum for 58th Assembly District | By Mark Kandel

  Oct. 26, 2018 – West Bend, WI – I have had the pleasure of knowing Rick Gundrum personally and professionally for a number of years. Rick has a proven track record with Washington County as a County Board Supervisor and County Board Chair. I support him for the 58th

Letter to the Editor | Vote Rick Gundrum for 58th District Assembly | By Ken Reiser

  Oct. 25, 2018 – Slinger, WI – Rick Gundrum is seeking re-election as our representative for the 58th Assembly district and he has my vote. He is highly qualified with his past experience and possesses the conservative core by backing important issues: * He supports Pro-Life Wisconsin, Wisconsin

Letter to the Editor | Vote Walker, Schimel and Vukmir and keep the momentum going | By Randy Marquardt

  Oct. 24, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – It is hard to overstate the incredible changes that took place in 2010 as Americans reacted to the economic downturn, the 2008 elections that swept left-wing liberals into power, and the urgency for working people and businessmen to re-engage in

Letter to the Editor | Vote “YES” on County Dark Store Advisory Referendum | By Chris Bossert

    Oct. 24, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – What is the dark store loophole?  The dark store loophole is an unfair tax loophole that allows national retailers to reduce their property taxes, which shifts their tax obligation onto home-owners and small business owners. What is the Referendum?  The referendum

Letter to the Editor | Vote Rick Gundrum for 58th Assembly District | By Russ Brandt

  Oct. 23, 2018 – Washington, Co. WI –  The Election to be held Nov. 6 will determine the direction the State and Federal Government will take for the next couple of years or perhaps longer. That future could include higher taxes and a much larger government if we

Letter to the Editor | Small government is good for the economy | By Rep. Joe Sanfelippo

Oct. 20, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – Under Republican leadership, Wisconsin’s economy is reaching new heights. Our state’s unemployment rate has remained under three percent for most of 2018—and consistently below the national average. Don’t believe me? Look no further than employer optimism. McDonald’s recently announced more than $165 million in

Letter to the Editor | Vote for Scott Walker, Rebecca Kleefisch, and Leah Vukmir on November 6 | By Gary Brussat

Oct. 16, 2018  – Washington Co., WI – In 2010, we voted Scott Walker in as Governor of Wisconsin. Then we watched as mobs of protesters backed by the Democratic Party vandalized the Capitol, screamed at our Representatives, and threatened our Republican lawmakers. Even 14 Democratic Senators got in

Letter to the Editor | A note of gratitude on the Hwy 60 Reliever Route | By Mike Schmidt

  Oct. 15, 2018 – Hartford, WI – Where to start with thank you’s on the stopping of the Hwy 60 reliever route. It all started with the City of Hartford officials approaching the Washington County Board of Supervisors to look into a reliever route for Hwy 60 truck

Letter to the Editor | Why are students viewing pornography during lunch at Badger Middle School | By Mary Weigand

  Sept. 20, 2018 – West Bend, WI – It has come to my attention that kids in Badger Middle School are using their smart phones to look at pornography during lunchtime in the school cafeteria, then showing other kids and laughing. I have approached the school board three

Letter to the Editor | Thanks for supporting COLUMNS | The COLUMNS 5K Run/Walk Committee

August 24, 2018 – West Bend, WI – The sixth annual West Bend Community & Alumni Scholarship Foundation (WB COLUMNS) 5K Run/Walk: “Not Just a Walk in the Park,” held on Thursday, August 2, was a huge success! We saw 242 participants register to run or walk the 5K

Guest Editorial | West Bend Referendum Fight is Not Over | By Owen Robinson

August 21, 2018 – West Bend, WI – The citizens of West Bend received a reprieve last night when the West Bend School Board decided to suspend the referendum effort. “Suspend” is the key word. At the meeting, School Board President Joel Ongert made it clear that he wants

Letter to the Editor | Honesty and transparency needed in West Bend School District referendum | By Dan Krier

August 20, 2018 – West Bend, WI – I believe it is important to include the interest cost on the referendum so people know for a fact, what they will be paying.   I was on the Citizens Facility Advisory Committee and am very disappointed in the entire process

Letter to the Editor | What do we get for our tax dollars in West Bend? | By Judith Beck

  August 12, 2018 – West Bend, WI –  The City of West Bend has informed our condo association of 46 owners that as of the end of this month (August 2018) we either have to purchase flip carts for our garbage collection or contract with a private company to

Letter to the Editor | Jason Guslick for Sheriff of Washington County | By Nathan Peskie

  August 12, 2018 -My law enforcement career has spanned 16 years, including nearly 10 years at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office where I held positions as a patrol deputy, drug unit investigator, and patrol sergeant.  Also, during that time I was a member of the Washington County SWAT

Letter to the Editor | Vote Jason Guslick for Washington County Sheriff | By Ron Rewerts

August 11, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – This letter is an endorsement of Jason Guslick for Washington County Sheriff. My knowledge of him includes years of working with him at the Sheriff’s apartment and working with him off duty. My endorsement is reinforced by his transparent and specific

Letter to the Editor | Responsible and effective government | By Don Kriefall

  August 9, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – Washington County has been compelled to look outside the box in an effort to control costs, while continuing to maintain the essential services that provide a positive quality of life for its’ citizens. In an opinion piece, outgoing Washington County

Letter to the Editor | Consolidation and hiring a new Assistant Washington County Administrator | By Steve Gonwa

  August 8, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – To the Washington County Board of Supervisors   I read with great interest the recent editorial written by Sheriff Dale Schmidt regarding the stated plans of County Chairperson Don Kriefall to consolidate and regionalize the Washington and Ozaukee County 911

Guest Editorial | Maintaining the separation of duties between the Washington Co. Sheriff and County Board | By Dale Schmidt

  August 7, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – Many people have asked me who they should vote for in the Sheriff election.  My answer is always the same: both candidates are good, smart people and dedicated to serving the public through the Sheriff’s Office.  I am not recommending one

Letter to the Editor | Thanks Rep. Gundrum for supporting Marsy’s Law | By Teri Jendusa-Nicolai

August 7, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – As a survivor of violent crime, I’d like to express my sincere thanks to area Representative Rick Gundrum for supporting Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin and taking the Stand With Crime Victims Pledge. His support means the world to survivors like me,

Letter to the Editor | Teachers in West Bend School District received pay increase | By Rick Parks

  August 6, 2018 – West Bend, WI – While I do understand that Jason Penterman’s recent letter to the editor on behalf of the West Bend Education Association was provoked by Owen Robinson’s column on upcoming school referendums, that doesn’t relieve Jason of the need to be accurate

Letter to the Editor | Vote Congressman James Sensenbrenner on Tuesday, Aug. 14 | By Jim Geldrich

August 6, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – Primary election day is Tuesday, August 14, and few people are aware some of our incumbents face a primary challenge, one of them being our Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner. Congressman Sensenbrenner is truly a servant of the people of his district, and
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