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Rep. Dan Knodl proposes $340 million in tax relief

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Jan. 17, 2019 – Germantown, WI – Legislative Republicans are unveiling a middle class tax cut. The announcement was made today by Rep. Dan Knodl (R – Germantown). The plan will provide $340 million in tax relief through an increase to the standard deduction. Income earners between $30,000 –

VIDEO | West Bend School District total for April 2, 2019 referendum is $74 million

Jan. 15, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend School Board set the initial resolution for the April 2, 2019 referendum question at $47 million. The true cost with interest at about 4.25 percent, according to John Mehan with Robert W. Baird & Co., will bring the total to

VIDEO | Rebroadcast of live coverage of Kewaskum’s 9/11 Memorial resolution before Washington County Board

Jan. 9, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Gordon Haberman of Kewaskum addressed the Washington County Board on Wednesday night regarding the 9/11 memorial in Kewaskum. His goal was to encourage supervisors to vote on a resolution to make the beam, salvaged from the twin towers in New York,

West Bend Safety Committee Meets tonight

Jan. 8, 2019 – West Bend, WI – There’s a full agenda set for the Safety Committee meeting tonight, Jan. 8 in West Bend. Among the hot topics will be to review the timing of traffic signals on Paradise Drive.   There’s been quite a bit of discussion regarding

Common Sense Citizens meeting is Wednesday, Jan. 9 | By Bernie Newman

Jan. 8, 2019 – West Bend, WI – City of Hartford Mayor Tim Michalak will also join us for the January 9 meeting at the West Bend Moose Lodge. Michalak will give an update on Hartford when he arrives after the County Board meeting. Other speakers that evening include

Rep. Rick Gundrum sworn into office to represent 58th Assembly District | Photo courtesy Wisconsin Eye

Jan. 7, 2019 – Madison, WI – Today, members of the Assembly and Senate convened in the State Capitol for the Inauguration of the 104th Session of the Wisconsin State Legislature. Legislators and their families gathered in both chambers this afternoon for a formal swearing-in ceremony, which was conducted by

Rep. Dan Knodl (R-Germantown) sworn into office today for 24th Assembly District | Photo courtesy Wisconsin Eye

Jan. 7, 2019 – Madison, WI –  State Representative Dan Knodl (R-Germantown) was sworn-in today at the Capitol and begins his sixth term representing the 24th District in the Assembly. “It’s an honor to continue serving the residents of the 24th Assembly District here in the Legislature, and I

VIDEO | Chickens get the green light in West Bend

Jan. 7, 2019 – West Bend, WI – For the third time in his tenure as Mayor of West Bend Kraig Sadownikow cast the deciding vote and this time it was on the issue of whether to allow chickens in West Bend. “The property rights topic is important to

Letter to the Editor | Vote NO on new road to extend County Hwy W in Washington County | By Anne Wenninger Gehring

Jan. 7, 2019  – Washington Co., WI – I urge my fellow Washington County citizens to contact their County Supervisor TODAY and ask that they VOTE NO on a fiscally irresponsible resolution to amend Washington County’s Capital Improvement Plan that will cost Washington County tax payers approximately $2.5M. The

Chickens may rule the roost at Monday’s West Bend Common Council meeting

Jan. 6, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Here we go again. Monday night, Jan. 7 the West Bend Common Council will address the chicken issue as aldermen vote on changes to the ordinance and whether to finally allow chickens in the community. The issue was tabled at the

U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman’s Bill to Award Medal of Honor to WWII Veteran from Fond du Lac

Jan. 5, 2019 – Fond du Lac, WI – U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) introduced legislation to award Fond du Lac native James “Maggie” Megellas the Medal of Honor. The bill authorizes and requests President Donald Trump to award Megellas with the United States’ highest military honor for the

Three candidates file to run for West Bend School Board

Jan. 4, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Three candidates filed papers to run for two open seats on the West Bend School Board. Deb Roensch from the Education Service Center in the West Bend School District said Paul Fischer, Erin Dove, and Christopher Bach filed to run in

VIDEO | Rebroadcast of swearing-in ceremony for Washington County Sheriff Martin Schulteis

Jan. 3, 2019 – West Bend, WI – It was a family affair Thursday night at the Old Washington County Courthouse as Martin Schulteis took the oath of office and was sworn in as the 47th Sheriff of Washington County, WI. Schulteis follows in the footsteps of his father,

April 2, 2019 ballot order announced for Kewaskum School Board race

Jan. 3, 2018 – Kewaskum, WI – Four candidates, including two incumbents, are running for two seats this April on the Kewaskum School Board. Three candidates filed paperwork on the Jan. 2, 2019 deadline including incumbent Timothy Ramthun along with Doug Gonring and Craig Staffin. Gonring ran as a

Capt. Martin Schulteis to be sworn in as Washington Co. Sheriff

Jan. 3, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Incoming Washington County Sheriff Martin Schulteis will be taking the oath of office on Thursday, Jan. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the old Washington County Courthouse, 320 S. Fifth Avenue in West Bend. Schulteis beat Washington County Sheriff’s Lt. Jason Guslick

Doug Gonring and Tim Ramthun file to run for Kewaskum School Board

Jan. 3, 2019 – Kewaskum, WI – There are two seats up for election April 2, 2019 in the Kewaskum School District and on Wednesday afternoon Doug Gonring and incumbent Tim Ramthun turned in the appropriate paperwork to run for the posts. “I just wanted to do something for

West Bend Safety Committee to discuss adding more stop signs in town

Jan. 2, 2019 – West Bend, WI – There’s a full agenda set for the Safety Committee meeting on Jan. 8 in West Bend. Among the hot topics will be to review the timing of traffic signals on Paradise Drive.   There’s been quite a bit of discussion regarding

Common Sense Citizens meeting tonight, Thursday, Dec. 27, in West Bend | By Bernie Newman

  Dec. 27, 2018 – West Bend, WI –   I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. It is a busy season and people tune out politics. But Common Sense Citizens of Washington County knows it’s an important time of the year. The paperwork needed to run for local races

Common Sense Citizens meeting Thursday, Dec. 27 in West Bend | By Bernie Newman

  Dec. 26, 2018 – West Bend, WI –   I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. It is a busy season and people tune out politics. But Common Sense Citizens of Washington County knows it’s an important time of the year. The paperwork needed to run for local races

Update on candidates for West Bend School Board

Dec. 26, 2018 – West Bend, WI – Two candidates have now filed papers to run for two open seats on the West Bend School Board as two incumbents have filed non-candidacy papers. According to Deb Roensch from the Education Service Center said incumbents Ken Schmidt and Tiffany Larson

Slinger School Board members file candidacy papers | By Samantha Sali

Dec. 26, 2018 – Hartford, WI – Three seats on the Slinger School Board are up for election on April 2, 2019. The three incumbents whose seats are up are Gary Feltz (Treasurer), Joe Havey (Member), and Roman Weninger (Member).   Wendy Michalski, Slinger School District Secretary, said all

Inside Hartford’s City Hall | By City Administrator Steve Volkert

  Dec. 26, 2018 – Hartford, WI – In local government, there are few services that change greatly from year to year.  But in 2018, the City of Hartford implemented two new programs that have positively affected residents with older homes. This year, staff proposed and the common council

Hartford Union High School Board of Education Election | By Samantha Sali

Dec. 26, 2018 – Hartford, WI – Two seats are up for the Hartford Union High School’s (HUHS) Board of Education Election on April 2, 2019. The two incumbents whose seats are up are Craig Westfall (Deputy Clerk/Treasurer) and Bill Savage (Clerk) The new term starts April 22, 2019 and will last

Notice of School Board Election West Bend Joint School District #1

Dec. 26, 2018 – West Bend, WI – There are two open positions on the West Bend School Board according to Deb Roensch, executive assistant to the Superintendent in the West Bend School District. Board member Ken Schmidt did file non-candidacy papers on Tuesday morning, Dec. 18 which means he

Letter to the Editor | Staying Balanced | By Assembly Rep. Dan Knodl

Dec. 24, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – In November, voters statewide chose divided government for the first time in nearly a decade. When our new legislative session begins in January, a Democrat will head up the Executive branch, and Republicans will control the State Assembly and the State

Notice of School Board Election West Bend Joint School District #1

Dec. 21, 2018 – West Bend, WI – There are two open positions on the West Bend School Board according to Deb Roensch, executive assistant to the Superintendent in the West Bend School District. According to Roensch “No one has filed papers for the April 2 election.” Board member Ken

2019 annual Washington County Park Stickers now available

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Dec. 18, 2018 – Washington Co., WI  – The Washington County Parks Department has begun selling 2019 park and boat launch stickers with a discount extended to seniors and veterans. Fees collected directly support park and trail maintenance, boat launch preservation, and amenities throughout the Washington County Park and

Notice of School Board Election West Bend Joint School District #1

Dec. 18, 2018 – West Bend, WI – As of Monday morning, Dec. 17, 2018, no one filed for candidacy for two open positions on the West Bend School Board according to Deb Roensch, executive assistant to the Superintendent in the West Bend School District. According to Roensch “no one has

VIDEO | Rebroadcast of the great chicken debate in West Bend

  Dec. 17, 2018 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend Common Council took up the issue of whether to allow neighbors in the community to raise chickens. The discussion went on for about 40 minutes during Monday night’s meeting. Highlights included: -Discussions about noise, smell, feces. -Are
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