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VIDEO | West Bend Common Council votes to raise taxes in 2020

November 11, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend Common Council voted 5-3 Monday night to increase the mill rate to $7.85 per thousand dollars. That’s 6 cents per thousand more than 2019 and will raise taxes on residents whether their property increased in value or remained

District 4 Washington County Supervisor files certificate of non-candidacy

November 6, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – As of 12:25 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 there were two Washington County Supervisors who filed certificate of non-candidacy paperwork. District 2 Supervisor Roger Kist filed his papers on Friday, Nov. 1 announcing he would not seek another term. Today,

West Bend Common Council votes on how to fill mayoral vacancy

November 4, 2019 – West Bend, WI – West Bend Common Council has unanimously voted to appoint Council President Steve Hoogester as acting mayor until the April 7, 2020 election. According to City Attorney Ian Prust, said Hoogester can still retain his seat as District 6 alderman and he does

Washington County Dist. 2 Supervisor files non-candidacy papers

November 2, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Washington County District 2 Supervisor Roger Kist, 82, has filed non-candidacy papers. Kist said he will not be running for election to the County Board in April 2020. He indicated he wanted to file early “to give others the opportunity to

Challenging process of picking an interim mayor in West Bend

October 31, 2019 – West Bend, WI – On Monday, Nov. 4 the West Bend Common Council will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. The hot topic will be, Discussion on the Vacancy Created by the Resignation of the City of West Bend Mayor  2. Filling the Office

Letter to the Editor | Note of ‘Thanks’ to West Bend Mayor Kraig Sadownikow | By Rep. Rick Gundrum

October 23, 2019 – West Bend, WI – I thank Mayor Sadownikow for his service to the City of West Bend. Kraig’s private sector experience and sound understanding of the fabric of the West Bend community were his greatest assets, which allowed him to make great strides in placing

VIDEO | City officials shocked by Mayor’s resignation

October 22, 2019 – West Bend, WI – A bit of a strange twist at Monday night’s West Bend Common Council meeting. Two new police officers took the oath of office, there was some spirited discussion on the budget, a rare tie vote on the budget question for the

BREAKING NEWS | West Bend Mayor Kraig Sadownikow has resigned

October 21, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Following a closed session during Monday’s West Bend Common Council meeting Mayor Kraig Sadownikow shocked administration and elected officials announcing he was resigning his seat effective immediately. Sadownikow was first elected in April 2011.  He was reelected in 2014 and again in

VIDEO | Two new West Bend Police officers take Oath of Office

October 21, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Two new West Bend Police Officers took the Oath of Office during Monday night’s Common Council meeting. The Oath of Office was administered to Police Officer Nathan L. Gosha and Police Officer Trevor J. Gatz.

District 5 alderman in West Bend announces candidacy for mayor

October 17, 2019 – West Bend, WI – District 5 alderman Rich Kasten is announcing his candidacy to run for mayor of West Bend. Kasten issued a statement to washingtoncountyinsider.com on Wednesday afternoon. Residents of West Bend, After careful consideration and discussion with my family, I am very proud

Meeting on Wednesday, October 16 to fill seat in Town of West Bend

October 15, 2019 – Town of West Bend, WI – An announcement will be made Wednesday, October 16 with regard to a Town of West Bend Town Board member who will be stepping down. Early word is it’s Jeff Geib. The Town Board for the Town of West Bend

Rep. Gundrum honors First Responder from Slinger | By Jason Knack

October 12, 2019 – Slinger, WI – During the Assembly proceedings, members of the Assembly had the opportunity to recognize a first responder from his or her assembly district who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to serve and protect our friends and families. Representative Rick

First Responders recognized by Wisconsin State Assembly | By Ron Naab

October 11, 2019 – Slinger, WI – First responders from the state of Wisconsin gathered at the State Capitol in Madison to be recognized by the State Assembly.  This event was to pay tribute to individuals that have dedicated their lives to serve others. Assembly District Rep. Rick Gundrum

Washington County Board votes 12 – 10 to defeat $11 POWTS fee

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October 10, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – The Washington County Board took up the Private On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems (POWTS) issue during its Wednesday night meeting, October 9.   2019 Resolution 36 – Resolution Exercising the Powers Under §§145.20(4) and 66.0703, Wis. Stats., to Set Special Assessments for Costs

VIDEO | Washington County Board sets County Executive salary at $140,000

October 9, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – After lengthy discussion the Washington County Board voted 15 – 7 to set the salary for the incoming Washington County Executive at $140,000. Benefits and/or bonuses for the position have yet to formally be discussed. Voting NO on the proposed $140,000

Washington County Executive Committee reworks elected County Executive payscale

October 9, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – The Washington County Executive Committee met at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9 and according to Supervisor John Bulwa the committee voted unanimously to eliminate the annual pay increases for the newly elected county executive. An article published Tuesday, Oct. 8

Salary for new-elected Washington County Executive to be determined on Wednesday, October 9

October 8, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – On Wednesday the Washington County Executive Committee will meet to vote on a ‘Resolution Setting the Salary for the Washington County Executive.’ A draft of the resolution shows the proposed salary starting at $140,000 and then increasing annually to $142,800, $145,656

VIDEO | Bill designating 9/11 Memorial Highway unanimously passes State Senate

October 8, 2019 – Kewaskum, WI –  On Tuesday, October 8, 2019, the Wisconsin Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 433. Senator Duey Stroebel (R-Saukville) and Representative Timothy Ramthun (R-Campbellsport) authored this bill that would designate a portion of State Highway 28 near Kewaskum as the “Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial Highway.”

West Bend Park & Rec supervisor Nick Lemke returns to his old job

October 7, 2019 – West Bend, WI – An interesting scenario in the West Bend Parks Department as Nick Lemke resigned his position in late September to take a job in Green Bay… and now he’s back. City Administrator Jay Shambeau said the City left the door open should

Public notice regarding Washington County Executive Position

Washington County, WI – Following a vote on Sept. 11, 2019, supervisors in Washington County determined the county will shift from an appointed county administrator to an elected county executive. Currently Joshua Schoemann is the Washington County administrator. There’s a short list of others who have indicated they might

Obituary | Arden Stanley Fierek, 82, of Elderon, WI

October 3, 2019 – Elderon, WI – Arden Stanley Fierek, 82, of Elderon, WI passed away surrounded by loved ones on 26 of September in Iola, WI. He was born on October 29, 1936 in Elderon, WI to Stanley Fierek and Victoria (Senoracke) Fierek.   He married Nancy Marie

Hartford ‘City Day’ is Tuesday, October 1

Hartford, WI – In an effort to remain transparent to taxpayers in the community officials in Hartford will be hosting City Day; a day when local government officials will meet with the public and answer questions. The schedule for the Tuesday, October 1 event is below.  

Hartford ‘City Day’ is Tuesday, October 1

Hartford, WI – In an effort to remain transparent to taxpayers in the community officials in Hartford will be hosting City Day; a day when local government officials will meet with the public and answer questions. The schedule for the Tuesday, October 1 event is below.  

Hartford ‘City Day’ is Tuesday, October 1

Hartford, WI – In an effort to remain transparent to taxpayers in the community officials in Hartford will be hosting City Day; a day when local government officials will meet with the public and answer questions. The schedule for the Tuesday, October 1 event is below.  

Washington County Administrator to speak at next Common Sense Citizens meeting | By Bernie Newman

West Bend, WI – The Packers play Thursday night, September 26 but even more exciting, Common Sense Citizens of Washington County will be meeting and hosting guest speaker Washington County Administrator Joshua Schoemann. He will give a update on the county government. It has been a while since we

Public notice regarding Washington County Executive Position

Washington County, WI – Following a vote on Sept. 11, 2019, supervisors in Washington County determined the county will shift from an appointed county administrator to an elected county executive. Currently Joshua Schoemann is the Washington County administrator. Schoemann has not publicly announced his candidacy yet, however he has

Washington County Administrator to speak at next Common Sense Citizens meeting | By Bernie Newman

West Bend, WI – The Packers play Thursday night, September 26 but even more exciting, Common Sense Citizens of Washington County will be meeting and hosting guest speaker Washington County Administrator Joshua Schoemann. He will give a update on the county government. It has been a while since we

Hartford Municipal Airport ribbon cutting set for Wednesday, October 2 | By Steve Volkert

September 25, 2019 – Hartford, WI – The states second busiest non-towered airport will host a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. to celebrate the completion of a $7.5 million renovation. City officials in Hartford started planning a runway renovation in 2005; the proposal finally got through
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