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VIDEO | Public discussion on Washington County’s possible shift from appointed County Administrator to elected County Executive

May 22, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – The Washington County Executive Committee along with the full County Board met Wednesday evening at Washington County Fair Park to hold a public discussion on whether the county should shift its form of government changing from an appointed county administrator to an

West Bend common council votes unanimously on contract renewal for space atop Summit Drive water tower

May 21, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Have you ever wondered how much it cost to lease space on top of water towers in the City of West Bend?   During Monday night’s common council meeting aldermen unanimously approved renewal of a contract with T-Mobile.     Later

Amendment to River Shores Master Plan is approved

May 21, 2019 – West Bend, WI – During Monday night’s West Bend common council meeting aldermen voted unanimously to approved an amendment to a new Master Plan for development on the northeast end of River Shores.   The River Shores area is located on the east side of

West Bend Common Council approves permanent zoning of 62.7 acres to M-2 Heavy Industrial

May 21, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend Common Council unanimously approved a change for 62.7 acres on the south end of town during its Monday night meeting. The change from industrial to M-2 heavy industrial upset a number of neighbors who live close to the

Statement on New State Revenue Projections | By Rep. Dan Knodl

May 15, 2019 – Germantown, WI – Rep. Dan Knodl (R-Germantown) issued the following statement regarding today’s new revenue projections from the Legislative Fiscal Bureau: “Today we received more proof that Wisconsin’s fiscal outlook is strong thanks to common sense reforms and tax relief passed by Republicans over the

Letter to the Editor | It’s time for an elected leader | By Don Kriefall

May 2, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Recent opinion pieces by John Torinus and Owen Robinson, published in the editorial page of the Daily News examined the potential for and their support for Washington County to change to the County Executive form of government. I happen to agree

Language change for ordinance to allow dogs on leash on Riverwalk in West Bend

May 2, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The new ordinance allowing dogs on the Riverwalk in West Bend has been drafted. The language is below. It will be taken up by the Common Council at its meeting Monday, May 6.  

Letter to the Editor | Thanks for the support | By Troy Zagel

April 26, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Thank you! Hello, my name is Troy Zagel and I am the newly elected Supervisor for the Town of West Bend. I want to take a moment to publicly thank my many friends, family members, business owners, and other town residents

Common Sense Citizens of Washington County to host Concordia University professor speaking on electoral college | By Bernie Newman

 April 25, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Jake Curtis, an adjunct professor of constitutional law at Concordia University will be the guest speaker Thursday, April 25 at Common Sense Citizens of Washington County. Curtis will speak on the electoral college. Curtis is also an associate counsel at the Wisconsin

Op Editorial from Rep. Dan Knodl (R-Germantown) | Crafting a workable State Budget

April 18, 2019 – Germantown, WI – The budget process is underway at the Capitol and around the state. The Joint Finance Committee recently kicked off its budget work, holding agency briefings here in Madison. Each budget cycle, Secretaries from many of the major state agencies are invited to

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

West Bend Common Council to consider one-year trial to allow dogs on the Riverwalk

April 12, 2019 – West Bend, WI – On Monday, April 15 the West Bend Common Council is going to consider adopting an ordinance allowing dogs on the Riverwalk.   A proposed change to Municipal Code to allow dogs on six-foot leash on the Riverwalk sidewalks and trails. Details

Rep. Dan Knodl to hold budget listening session April 15 in Germantown

April 11, 2019 – Germantown, WI – Assembly Rep. Dan Knodl will hold Budget Listening Sessions in the district on April 15.

Common Sense Citizens to meet April 10 with special guest Assembly Rep. Janel Brandtjen | By Bernie Newman

April 10, 2019 – West Bend, WI – State Assembly Representative Janel Brandtjen (R-Menomonee Falls) of the 22nd Assembly District will be the featured speaker at the Wednesday, April 10 meeting of Common Sense Citizens of Washington County. Rep. Brandtjen will give a State government update and field questions. We

Fun fact on chickens in West Bend

April 9, 2019 – West Bend, WI – It was January 21, 2019 when West Bend Mayor Kraig Sadownikow cast the deciding vote to allow chickens in the City of West Bend. For the third time in his tenure as Mayor of West Bend Kraig Sadownikow cast the deciding

Common Sense Citizens to meet April 10 with special guest Assembly Rep. Janel Brandtjen | By Bernie Newman

April 9, 2019 – West Bend, WI – State Assembly Representative Janel Brandtjen (R-Menomonee Falls) of the 22nd Assembly District will be the featured speaker at the Wednesday, April 10 meeting of Common Sense Citizens of Washington County. Rep. Brandtjen will give a State government update and field questions. We

Meeting today at 5 p.m. for recap of deer removal in West Bend

April 6, 2019 – West Bend, WI – A final report from the Deer Management Committee will be presented during a meeting April 8 at 5 p.m. Earlier this week during the Monday night Common Council meeting details were released on the number of deer killed during the 2018-19

City of West Bend drops debt from $84 million to $42 million …. and road repairs are on the way

April 8, 2019 – West Bend, WI – West Bend Mayor Kraig Sadownikow is excited about the city’s dwindling debt level. He’s more than well aware it’s not a sexy topic, but it is significant especially when taxpayers look back on where the city was eight short years ago.

Common Sense Citizens to meet April 10 with special guest Assembly Rep. Janel Brandtjen | By Bernie Newman

April 8, 2019 – West Bend, WI – State Assembly Representative Janel Brandtjen (R-Menomonee Falls) of the 22nd Assembly District will be the featured speaker at the Wednesday, April 10 meeting of Common Sense Citizens of Washington County. Rep. Brandtjen will give a State government update and field questions. We

Meeting scheduled for recap of deer removal in West Bend

April 6, 2019 – West Bend, WI – A final report from the Deer Management Committee will be presented during a meeting April 8 at 5 p.m. Earlier this week during the Monday night Common Council meeting details were released on the number of deer killed during the 2018-19

Meeting scheduled for recap of deer removal in West Bend

April 3, 2019 – West Bend, WI – A final report from the Deer Management Committee will be presented during a meeting April 8 at 5 p.m. Earlier this week during the Monday night Common Council meeting details were released on the number of deer killed during the 2018-19

Election results in Washington County

April 2, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Unofficial election results are in for races across Washington County. All results available by clicking HERE. Canvassing for all results will likely occur before the end of the week. In Washington County State Supreme Court Justice candidate Brian Hagedorn edged Lisa

Today is Election Day, April 2, remember to vote!

April 2, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – It’s Election Day and polls are open from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. There are a couple races on the ballot.  Click HERE to find what races are in your district. It’s simple to go to myvote.wi.gov and search for what’s

Final numbers are in on West Bend Deer Management program

April 2, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The final numbers are in for the City of West Bend Deer Management program. Since 2017 city officials and a special committee have been working diligently to try to determine how to control the growing deer population in the community. In

Letter to the Editor | Why I will be voting no on the $74 million total school referendum | By Rich Kasten – City of West Bend Alderman

April 1, 2019 – Washington Co., WI –  On April 2, voters in the West Bend School District will be asked to vote on yet another referendum – a third referendum since 2009. The School District is asking voters for $74 million, including interest ($47 million in principle), to build
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