Op Ed Archive

Conversion Beneath the surface of racism | By Rev. Nathan Reesman

June 4, 2020 – West Bend, WI – Our long and hard spring of 2020 has become even harder, as we now face not only the anxieties and threats associated with Covid-19, but also rekindled public rage over the sad reality of racial divisions in our nation. As Catholics

Letter to the Editor | Who is protecting our most vulnerable? | By Becky Abbott

April 3, 2020 – Slinger, WI – We are living in unprecedented times during the Coronavirus outbreak. The public, now more than ever, is relying on our elected officials, and administration at all levels of government to make the right decisions and take preventative steps to protect their constituents

Guest Editorial | Rogue bureaucrats and leftist aggression against self-governance | By Owen Robinson

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December 27, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Once again Wisconsin finds itself in a heated legal battle over a common sense law because of the insistence of liberals that they be able to cheat in our elections. The latest skirmish comes over the routine business of cleaning up

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

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,

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