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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

Letter to the Editor | Thanks for supporting the 2018 Washington County Fair | By Kellie Boone

August 3, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – The 160th annual Washington County Fair has come to a close and preparations for 2019 have already begun.  We were very fortunate to have fantastic weather and great people that came out and enjoyed all that the Fair has to offer. I

Letter to the Editor | Vote Marty Schulteis for Washington Co. Sheriff | By Rick Gundrum

  July 24, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – There are two candidates running for Washington County Sheriff in the upcoming Republican Primary on August 14.   Both have years of law enforcement experience in the field and behind the desk.  Both support defending 2nd Amendment rights and are

Letter to the Editor | | Vote Tim Ramthun for 59th Assembly | By Wayne Sargent

  Dear Editor, A very important election is rapidly approaching on August 14 and we as a people of the 59th Assembly and our great State of Wisconsin, have an opportunity to raise the bar on who we have serving us.   We have a choice, if proven experience, depth of

Letter to the Editor | Elect Rachel Mixon as Representative of 59th Assembly District | By Don Pridemore

  July 19, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – Previous letters to this editor have claimed their candidates for the 59th Assembly District are the “best,” but see if any of them can meet or exceed these truths: Did NOT sign the Walker recall petition, Worked in the private

Letter to the Editor | Schulteis is the clear choice for Sheriff | By Don Kriefall

July 17, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – Marty Schulteis is a capable and proven leader. He has served in the Washington County Sheriff’s department for over 25 years, rising to the rank of Captain and was appointed Undersheriff. Marty coordinated the 2017 US Open at Erin Hills. An

Letter to the Editor | Ramthun is the candidate for 59th Assembly | By Bradley Petersen

July 16, 2018 – West Bend,WI – I attended the CSCWC (Common Sense Citizens of Washington County) candidate forum for the 59th Assembly this past Wednesday evening at the Moose Lodge in West Bend. All invited candidates were there, as were approximately 20 people, most of whom were already affiliated with the

Letter to the Editor: Vote for Tim Ramthun for 59th AD | By Mike and Kerie Kunkel

July 16, 2018 – Washington County, WI – Simply put, political campaigns are job interviews. Depending on the seat, the interview duration can extend for months, even more than a year. In all cases of job postings and job interviews for both private or public sectors that I’ve seen

Ty Bodden earns Pro-Life endorsements

  July 16, 2018 – Washington County, WI – Candidate for the 59th Assembly District, Ty Bodden, earns the endorsement from two pro-life organizations, Wisconsin Right to Life and Pro-Life Wisconsin. Ty Bodden has issued the following statement in regards to the endorsements, “Having the support from organizations like Wisconsin Right

Letter to the Editor | Vote for Ty Bodden for 59th Assembly District | By Jan Baldock

July 11, 2018 – West Bend, WI – Ty Bodden is running for election to the 59th Assembly District.  No surprise to me that Ty wants to serve the people of the 59th district by representing them in state government. I’ve known Ty his whole life.  At a young

Letter to the Editor | Closing launches on Big Cedar Lake confusing and unfair | By Dave Vorpagel

July 11, 2018 – West Bend, WI – I am opposed to further restricting parking and boat launch access on Big Cedar Lake. As an avid lake-goer, I agree weekends can be busy with lots of boats and jet skis on the water. There’s a lot to pay attention

Letter to the Editor | Big Cedar Lake needs more quality access for everyone | By Thomas J. Van Eperen

July 11, 2018 – West Bend, WI – I am against Ordinance 2018 which is being proposed tomorrow, July 11, 2018 that closes the boat launch facilities as outlined by the Big Cedar Lake Protection and Rehabilitation Board (BCLPRB). It appears from the limited information provided by BCLPRB that parking

Letter to the Editor | Big Cedar Lake Community Needs to Know: Attend Meeting Tomorrow Evening | By Jean Daley

July 10, 2018 – West Bend, WI – I would like to make sure our community is aware of what is going on Wednesday night, July 11, at 6:30. in regards to access to Big Cedar Lake. It seems like we go through this every few years where people forget

Letter to the Editor | Big Cedar Lake is for Everyone: Attend Meeting Tomorrow | By Bill Schellinger

July 10, 2018 – West Bend, WI – I am against the new regulations of closing boat launch facilities as outlined by Big Cedar Lake Protection and Rehabilitation Board (BCLPRB) Ordinance 2018-1, to be heard at the upcoming district meeting on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at 4480

Letter to the Editor | Vote Ty Bodden for 59th Assembly District | By Vanya Koepke

June 26, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – To whom it may concern: Ty Bodden is my choice for the 59th Assembly District. He is also the candidate that we need to elect on August 14th.  Ty is well educated, genuine, and has a passion for people and public
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