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GUEST EDITORIAL | West Bend School District Levies 7.17% Tax Increase | By Owen Robinson

October 7, 2019 – West Bend, WI – I see a story in the Washington County Daily News today where the West Bend School District has returned to the cloudy language of taxes. WEST BEND — Good news for property owners in the West Bend Joint School District: the budget

Letter to the Editor | No need for elected Washington County executive | By Jed Dolnick

June 9, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Since Washington County was established in 1853, its county boards made it through the Second Industrial Revolution, the Civil War, two world wars, the Great Depression, and the Information Age. Two courthouses, a modern jail, highway system, and a fair park

Guest Editorial | Eliminating athletics at UWM at Washington County is short sighted | By Jared Dalberg

April 13, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – I recently heard from my colleagues within the two year UW campuses that UW-Milwaukee has decided to discontinue intercollegiate athletics at their newly acquired branch campuses, UW-Waukesha (WAK) and UW-Washington County (WSH).  Below is my response to my colleagues in the

Guest Editorial | Pushing Liberalism in West Bend High Schools | By Owen Robinson

Feb. 15, 2019 – West Bend, WI – At West Bend High School, there is a required, one semester class called “U.S. Government and Law.” The course overview says: In this course, students will experience how the wheels of government and justice work at the local, state, and federal level.

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 | Parents want answers, action and apology | By Mary Weigand

Dec. 22, 2017 – Washington Co., WI -This week an invasive and inappropriate “survey” was given to minor schoolchildren in an 8th grade English class at Badger Middle School. The so-called “Privilege Survey” asked questions such as “I have never tried to hide my sexuality.” “I have never been

Letter to the Editor | Rick Gundrum for 58th Assembly District | By Lois Krueger-Gundrum

Dec. 15, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – On Tuesday, Dec. 19 we will be electing a representative for the 58th Assembly District.  It is important we choose the right candidate. I helped campaign door to door for Rick Gundrum.  Many times I met people who said “I know

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

Dec. 13, 2017 – Washington Co., WI –  I have had the pleasure of working with Rick Gundrum on the Washington County Board.  He has earned my respect as a true leader.  He has the proven track record of getting things done and following though with his promises.  He

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

  Dec. 13, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – On Tuesday, Dec. 19, the voters of the 58th Assembly District have a very important decision to make when they go to the polls. In my opinion only one candidate has the experience necessary to serve the citizens of this

Letter to the Editor: A push for partnership between city and county | By Rich Kasten

Sept. 28, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Partnership  (n.) – A relationship in which two or more people or organizations work together –Collins English Dictionary On September 11th, the West Bend Common Council unanimously passed a resolution that respectfully asked Washington County to annually distribute 25 percent of

Letter to the Editor: Open Letter to the Municipalities of Washington County | By Joshua Schoemann

Sept. 23, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – On behalf of the Executive Committee of the County Board of Washington County, an Open Letter to the Municipalities of Washington County. Dear Partners and Neighbors: We have received numerous copies of the resolution circulating amongst many of your Boards/Councils, respectfully

Cabrini centenarian leaves legacy of faith | By Kristin Bayer

July 7, 2017 – West Bend, WI – This past summer, I had the opportunity to meet S. Marlena, and visit with her a few times. I found her to be a dynamic, funny, interesting woman, filled with kindness, good stories, and a deep love of God. She shared

West Bend Golf Pro Mary Hafeman offers insight on the U.S. Open at Erin Hills

June 16, 2017 – West Bend, WI – The U.S. Open has generated wonderful images of Wisconsin and our passion for golf.  It’s been great to see the enthusiastic crowds on the course during practice rounds, the wonderful set up of the facilities and views of Holy Hill are

Repeal the Minimum Markup Law | By Owen Robinson

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May 23, 2017 – West Bend, WI – West Bend has been enjoying something of a retail renaissance in the past few years. Unfortunately, Wisconsin’s Unfair Sales Act, A.K.A. “Minimum Markup Law,” is preventing consumers to reap the benefits of such an upsurge in competition. Just in the last
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