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Public hearing on Town of Hartford sewer extensions expected for March 26 | By Steve Volkert

Feb. 17, 2019 – Hartford, WI – The public hearing regarding deferred special assessments for those in the Town of Hartford being served by the expansion of the sewer mains is tentatively scheduled for the second City Council meeting in March. Bids are starting to come in on these

Joseph Fulop is running for Hartford District 1 Alderman | By Samantha Sali

Feb. 16, 2019 – Hartford, WI – Hartford District 1 Alderman, Joseph Fulop, is one of three candidates running for the seat on the Common Council. Fulop, who was appointed District 1 Alderman after Randy Meyer quit, has been serving the city for almost one year. “I told my

Erin Wilk running in February primary for Hartford Dist. 1 Alderman | By Samantha Sali

Feb. 16, 2019 – Hartford, WI – Hartford neighbor, Erin Wilk, is one of three candidates running for District 1 alderman on the Hartford Common Council. “Ultimately, I am looking forward to connecting organizations and the city together, being a voice for the people who are passionate about Hartford,

VIDEO | Washington County unveils new logo

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Feb. 15, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Washington County officially unveiled its new logo today during a ceremony at the Old Courthouse. According to the county, “The logo includes a picturesque Washington County horizon with the sun.  Most recognize the iconic, rolling Kettle Moraine hills within the brand. The

Obituary | Jerome Anthony Haase, 90

Feb. 14, 2019 – Jerome Anthony Haase passed onto Eternal Life on February 12, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Jerome was born on January 20, 1929 son of Walter and Marie Haase in the Town of Lowell and is survived by his devoted wife of 69 1/2 years Dorothy,

Assembly Reps from Washington Co. vote in favor of Middle Class Tax Relief

Feb. 12 – Rep. Dan Knodl (R-Germantown) and other Assembly Reps from Washington County voted as part of the 61-33 majority to reduce the tax burden on middle class families in the State Assembly on Tuesday afternoon. The $340 million tax cut utilizes the significant budget surplus developed by

Todd Bultman running in February’s primary election for Hartford District 1 Alderman | By Samantha Sali

Feb. 7, 2019 – Hartford, WI – Hartford neighbor, Todd Bultman, is one of three candidates running for 1st District alderman on the Hartford Common Council. “I am running because I feel I can bring a fresh voice to the council,” said Bultman. “I also feel there can be expanded

City of West Bend reviews Transportation and Future Borrowing Plan for 2020

Feb. 5, 2019 – West Bend, WI – West Bend City Administrator Jay Shambeau spent about 30 minutes during Monday night’s Common Council meeting rolling out details on the Transportation and Future Borrowing Plan for 2020. The biggest talking point was how the City has reduced its debt from $80

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

The saga of the Real Estate Tax due date, the U.S. Post Office and the Polar Vortex

Jan. 31, 2019 – Today is Jan. 31, 2019 and the last day of the month. It is also payment day for real estate taxes in West Bend, Hartford and other communities across Washington County. A savvy reader to WashingtonCountyInsider.com posed the question below regarding payment and the Polar

Inside Hartford’s City Hall | By City Administrator Steve Volkert

January 24, 2019 – Hartford, WI – It’s unusual that we ever have a primary Spring election but this year, we do.  For those in the 1st Aldermanic District, there will be a primary between the incumbent Joe Fulop and challengers Erin Wilk and Todd Bultman on Tuesday, February 19th. 

Common Sense Citizens meeting tonight, Thursday, Jan. 24, in West Bend | By Bernie Newman

Jan. 24, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Common Sense Citizens Of Washington County will be meeting tonight, Thursday, January 24th at 7:00 p.m. at the West Bend Moose Lodge, 1721 Chestnut Street. The featured speakers will be Jackson Village President Mike Schwab and Kathy Kiernan of the Washington County

Statement on Governor Evers’ State of the State Address | by Rep. Dan Knodl

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Jan. 23, 2019 – Washington County, WI – Rep. Dan Knodl (R-Germantown) issued the following statement regarding Governor Evers’ State of the State Address this evening at the Capitol in Madison: “Thanks to positive reforms and common-sense budgeting over the last eight years, the state of our state is strong.

Rep. Dan Knodl proposes $340 million in tax relief

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Jan. 17, 2019 – Germantown, WI – Legislative Republicans are unveiling a middle class tax cut. The announcement was made today by Rep. Dan Knodl (R – Germantown). The plan will provide $340 million in tax relief through an increase to the standard deduction. Income earners between $30,000 –

VIDEO | West Bend School District total for April 2, 2019 referendum is $74 million

Jan. 15, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend School Board set the initial resolution for the April 2, 2019 referendum question at $47 million. The true cost with interest at about 4.25 percent, according to John Mehan with Robert W. Baird & Co., will bring the total to

VIDEO | Rebroadcast of live coverage of Kewaskum’s 9/11 Memorial resolution before Washington County Board

Jan. 9, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Gordon Haberman of Kewaskum addressed the Washington County Board on Wednesday night regarding the 9/11 memorial in Kewaskum. His goal was to encourage supervisors to vote on a resolution to make the beam, salvaged from the twin towers in New York,

West Bend Safety Committee Meets tonight

Jan. 8, 2019 – West Bend, WI – There’s a full agenda set for the Safety Committee meeting tonight, Jan. 8 in West Bend. Among the hot topics will be to review the timing of traffic signals on Paradise Drive.   There’s been quite a bit of discussion regarding

Common Sense Citizens meeting is Wednesday, Jan. 9 | By Bernie Newman

Jan. 8, 2019 – West Bend, WI – City of Hartford Mayor Tim Michalak will also join us for the January 9 meeting at the West Bend Moose Lodge. Michalak will give an update on Hartford when he arrives after the County Board meeting. Other speakers that evening include

Rep. Rick Gundrum sworn into office to represent 58th Assembly District | Photo courtesy Wisconsin Eye

Jan. 7, 2019 – Madison, WI – Today, members of the Assembly and Senate convened in the State Capitol for the Inauguration of the 104th Session of the Wisconsin State Legislature. Legislators and their families gathered in both chambers this afternoon for a formal swearing-in ceremony, which was conducted by

Rep. Dan Knodl (R-Germantown) sworn into office today for 24th Assembly District | Photo courtesy Wisconsin Eye

Jan. 7, 2019 – Madison, WI –  State Representative Dan Knodl (R-Germantown) was sworn-in today at the Capitol and begins his sixth term representing the 24th District in the Assembly. “It’s an honor to continue serving the residents of the 24th Assembly District here in the Legislature, and I

VIDEO | Chickens get the green light in West Bend

Jan. 7, 2019 – West Bend, WI – For the third time in his tenure as Mayor of West Bend Kraig Sadownikow cast the deciding vote and this time it was on the issue of whether to allow chickens in West Bend. “The property rights topic is important to

Letter to the Editor | Vote NO on new road to extend County Hwy W in Washington County | By Anne Wenninger Gehring

Jan. 7, 2019  – Washington Co., WI – I urge my fellow Washington County citizens to contact their County Supervisor TODAY and ask that they VOTE NO on a fiscally irresponsible resolution to amend Washington County’s Capital Improvement Plan that will cost Washington County tax payers approximately $2.5M. The

Chickens may rule the roost at Monday’s West Bend Common Council meeting

Jan. 6, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Here we go again. Monday night, Jan. 7 the West Bend Common Council will address the chicken issue as aldermen vote on changes to the ordinance and whether to finally allow chickens in the community. The issue was tabled at the

U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman’s Bill to Award Medal of Honor to WWII Veteran from Fond du Lac

Jan. 5, 2019 – Fond du Lac, WI – U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) introduced legislation to award Fond du Lac native James “Maggie” Megellas the Medal of Honor. The bill authorizes and requests President Donald Trump to award Megellas with the United States’ highest military honor for the

Three candidates file to run for West Bend School Board

Jan. 4, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Three candidates filed papers to run for two open seats on the West Bend School Board. Deb Roensch from the Education Service Center in the West Bend School District said Paul Fischer, Erin Dove, and Christopher Bach filed to run in

VIDEO | Rebroadcast of swearing-in ceremony for Washington County Sheriff Martin Schulteis

Jan. 3, 2019 – West Bend, WI – It was a family affair Thursday night at the Old Washington County Courthouse as Martin Schulteis took the oath of office and was sworn in as the 47th Sheriff of Washington County, WI. Schulteis follows in the footsteps of his father,