Letter to the Editor Archive

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 | 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

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 | 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 http://www.washingtoncountyinsider.com are not necessarily the views of the Editor, or Publisher. The http://www.washingtoncountyinsider.com reserves the

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 | 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 | 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

Letter to the Editor | Vote Oscar Estrada District 7 alderman in West Bend | By Paul Walter

March 22, 2020 – Stop me if you’ve heard this one: a black belt and a Eucharistic minister charge into a local election… What, haven’t heard that before? That’s because you haven’t met a candidate like Oscar Estrada. I’ll get it out of the way right off the bat

Letter to the Editor | Vote Rich Kasten Mayor of West Bend | By Kraig Sadownikow

March 21, 2020 – West Bend, WI – In-person absentee voting is taking place at the West Bend City Hall.  I already voted and feel that West Bend is fortunate to have two high quality candidates running for Mayor, Rich Kasten and Chris Jenkins. I believe West Bend is

Letter to the Editor | Vote Justice Dan Kelly for State Supreme Court | By Gary Brussat 

March 19, 2020 – Washington Co., WI – On April 7 ( or before ), vote for incumbent Justice Daniel Kelly for State Supreme Court and help keep Wisconsin a safe place to live. Judge Kelly is a defender of the Constitution and the rule of law. He has

Letter to the Editor | Endorsing Oscar Estrada for Dist. 7 alderman in West Bend | By Peggy Whalen

March 16, 2020 – Barton, WI – I recently learned that Oscar Estrada is running for District 7 Alderman in West Bend and I am endorsing him for this seat, and this is why. I worked with Oscar as his Coordinator (Executive Assistant) for several years.  Oscar was the

Letter to the Editor | Vote for Justice | By Deb Anderson

March 16, 2020 – Barton, WI – The “Barton Area” of West Bend has found a way to blend into the greater city fabric while retaining its historic flavor. Visibility has increased through a growing volunteer base that cleans and decorates the streets, gardens, walkways and riverbanks while hosting

Letter to the Editor | True conservative to West Bend School Board needed | By Randy Marquardt

March 15, 2020 – West Bend, WI – Snow has melted and the first signs of Spring are here. I’m referring to the political ones, sprouting on lawns. The triple ones caught my eye – the incumbents of the West Bend School Board. By running as a bloc, they’re suggesting

Letter to the Editor | Oscar Estrada for District 7 alderman in West Bend | By Derek Brzeski

March 12, 2020 – Barton, WI -To whom it may concern, I spent 26 years growing up in West Bend; Fair Park Elementary, Badger Middle School, and am a proud West Bend West Spartan – class of 2004. Through those years I had the pleasure of watching the city

Letter to the Editor | Overview of Dist. 7 aldermanic candidate Oscar Estrada | By Keli Ismajlaj

March 11, 2020 – Barton, WI – I’ve known Oscar Estrada for approximately 27 years. We met in College in 1993 and became close friends soon thereafter.   Initially, what drew us together was our dedication to family, work and education.After college we’ve kept in touch and worked together at

Letter to the Editor | Questions about curriculum transparency in West Bend School District | By Jody Geenen

March 5, 2020 – West Bend, WI – Yet another transparency issue with the West Bend School District!  As the only new candidate running for School Board, I am frustrated with the district’s deceit in pretending to seek public input regarding new curriculum. For example, the district sent a

Letter to the Editor | Letter of recommendation for Oscar Estrada as Dist. 7 alderman in West Bend | By Jeffrey P. Cartwright

March 5, 2020 – West Bend, WI – It is my pleasure to recommend Oscar Estrada to you as Dist. 7 alderman in West Bend.  He has worked for me directly in two separate roles at different companies where we turned around struggling businesses to profitability within a relatively

Letter to the Editor | Another referendum on tap in the West Bend School District | By Jody Geenen

February 3, 2020 – West Bend, WI – The referendum is back!  As a candidate for the West Bend School Board in April, I’ve paid particular attention to the January meetings. The groupthink of the current board appear to promise a more elaborate and expensive referendum for November than was

Letter to the Editor | Making America great again | By Gary Brussat    

January 19, 2020 – West Bend, WI – My wife and I attended President Trump’s rally in Milwaukee Tuesday. The wait was well worth our time as we gathered with thousands of other patriotic Americans to hear the President in his own uniquely entertaining style. His accomplishments have been

Letter to the Editor | Annexation followed by proposed reduction in size of Washington County Board | By Diane Pedersen

January 9, 2020 – Washington Co., WI – Recently I read two Letters to the Editor regarding annexing the Washington County Golf Course from the Town of Hartford into the City of Hartford. While that may not seem like a big issue to some it means the golf property

Letter to the Editor | County Board proposed annexation in Town of Hartford could challenge future of farming | By Derik Gehring

January 6, 2020 – Town of Hartford, WI – I am a seventh generation dairy farmer in the Town of Hartford. I hope you can take a minute to read this. I don’t know the full story or background on this issue, but I just learned about this new

Letter to the Editor | Town of Hartford residents push back on development proposal by County Board | By Karen and Greg Romagna

January 5, 2020 – Town of Hartford, WI – This is in response to the Washington County Board wanting to have the City of Hartford annex the Washington County Golf Course and the Family Park. Contrary to what Mr. Michalak says, we in the Town of Hartford around the

Letter to the Editor | Recertification and Act 10 | By Nick Dobberstein

December 16, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Last week, school districts in Washington County received letters from the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission (WERC) with recertification results for their local schools’ teacher unions. According to the WERC website, teachers’ unions of Washington County voted overwhelmingly to maintain state certification

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
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