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Road closure in Village of Richfield for Tuesday, March 19 | By Washington County

March 18, 2019 – Village of Richfield, WI – The stretch of Pioneer Road between Mayfield Road and State Highway 175 in the Village of Richfield will be closed to thru traffic Tuesday, March 19, 2019, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. The Washington County Highway Department, in conjunction with the

VIDEO | Finance Director explains nearly $106 million in total referendum debt and interest for West Bend School District

March 17, 2019 – West Bend, WI – There were experts available at the open house in Jackson to tour the Elementary School and ask questions about the upcoming April 2 referendum. Andy Sarnow is the newest finance director in the West Bend School District. He explained the facts

Public meeting for improvements to N. Walker Drive in Hartford | By Jason Schall

Hartford, WI – There will be a public information meeting for improvements to North Wacker Drive in the City of Hartford on Thursday, April 11, 2019.  The meeting will be held from 5 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the City of Hartford City Hall, in Scherger Hall Community Room (Room 101), 109

Rep. Knodl Statement on Governor Evers’ Budget Address

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Feb. 28, 2019 – Germantown, WI – Rep. Dan Knodl (R-Germantown) issued the following statement regarding Governor Evers’ Budget address at the Capitol in Madison: “When the legislative session started, my colleagues and I sent the new administration an extensive list of issues we believe we could work together

Letter to the Editor | Why I am Voting for Judge Hagedorn for Supreme Court on Tuesday, April 2 | By Marie Graziano

March 1, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – There is a lot at stake in the Supreme Court election being held on Tuesday, April 2. Wisconsin has the opportunity to choose a justice who will enforce the rule of law, protect the public, and uphold our Constitution. When you

Common Sense Citizens to host State Supreme Court candidate Judge Brian Hagedorn

Feb. 28, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Common Sense Citizens of Washington County will host State Supreme Court Judge Brian Hagedorn at the Thursday, Feb. 28 meeting. The meeting will begin 7 p.m. at the West Bend Moose Lodge. Other speakers may be added to the agenda upon

Common Sense Citizens to host State Supreme Court candidate Judge Brian Hagedorn

Feb. 26, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Common Sense Citizens of Washington County will host State Supreme Court Judge Brian Hagedorn at the Thursday, Feb. 28 meeting. The meeting will begin 7 p.m. at the West Bend Moose Lodge. Other speakers may be added to the agenda upon

PRD reviews possible survey questions for boaters on Big Cedar Lake

Feb. 25, 2019 – Big Cedar Lake, WI – The District Committee for the Big Cedar Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District met February 11 to start the process on a possible boat/water survey on Big Cedar Lake.       Commissioners included Roger E. Walsh, Mike Bums and David

Election results from Hartford aldermanic District 1

Feb. 19, 2019 – Hartford, WI – Primary Election Day was sunny and a bit chilly and in Hartford 117 of 2,694 registered voters went to the polls to cast a ballot in the race for Dist. 1 alderman. The top two vote getters Erin Wilk and incumbent Joseph

Primary Election today, Tuesday, Feb. 19 in Washington County

Feb. 19, 2019 – Hartford, WI – There’s a primary election Tuesday, Feb. 19 in Hartford.  Three are three candidates vying for Dist. 1 alderman in Hartford including:  Joseph Fulop, Todd Bultmann and, Erin Wilk. Voters in District 1 will cast their ballot at the Hartford Rec Center, 125 N. Rural Street.

Primary Election on Tuesday, Feb. 19 in Washington County

Feb. 18, 2019 – Hartford, WI – There’s a primary election on Tuesday, Feb. 19 in Hartford. If you weren’t familiar…. you are probably not alone. Three are three people running for Dist. 1 alderman in Hartford. The candidates include Joseph Fulop, Todd Bultmann and, Erin Wilk. Voters in District 1 will

Public hearing on Town of Hartford sewer extensions expected for March 26 | By Steve Volkert

Feb. 17, 2019 – Hartford, WI – The public hearing regarding deferred special assessments for those in the Town of Hartford being served by the expansion of the sewer mains is tentatively scheduled for the second City Council meeting in March. Bids are starting to come in on these

Joseph Fulop is running for Hartford District 1 Alderman | By Samantha Sali

Feb. 16, 2019 – Hartford, WI – Hartford District 1 Alderman, Joseph Fulop, is one of three candidates running for the seat on the Common Council. Fulop, who was appointed District 1 Alderman after Randy Meyer quit, has been serving the city for almost one year. “I told my

Erin Wilk running in February primary for Hartford Dist. 1 Alderman | By Samantha Sali

Feb. 16, 2019 – Hartford, WI – Hartford neighbor, Erin Wilk, is one of three candidates running for District 1 alderman on the Hartford Common Council. “Ultimately, I am looking forward to connecting organizations and the city together, being a voice for the people who are passionate about Hartford,

VIDEO | Washington County unveils new logo

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Feb. 15, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Washington County officially unveiled its new logo today during a ceremony at the Old Courthouse. According to the county, “The logo includes a picturesque Washington County horizon with the sun.  Most recognize the iconic, rolling Kettle Moraine hills within the brand. The

Obituary | Jerome Anthony Haase, 90

Feb. 14, 2019 – Jerome Anthony Haase passed onto Eternal Life on February 12, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Jerome was born on January 20, 1929 son of Walter and Marie Haase in the Town of Lowell and is survived by his devoted wife of 69 1/2 years Dorothy,

Assembly Reps from Washington Co. vote in favor of Middle Class Tax Relief

Feb. 12 – Rep. Dan Knodl (R-Germantown) and other Assembly Reps from Washington County voted as part of the 61-33 majority to reduce the tax burden on middle class families in the State Assembly on Tuesday afternoon. The $340 million tax cut utilizes the significant budget surplus developed by

Todd Bultman running in February’s primary election for Hartford District 1 Alderman | By Samantha Sali

Feb. 7, 2019 – Hartford, WI – Hartford neighbor, Todd Bultman, is one of three candidates running for 1st District alderman on the Hartford Common Council. “I am running because I feel I can bring a fresh voice to the council,” said Bultman. “I also feel there can be expanded

City of West Bend reviews Transportation and Future Borrowing Plan for 2020

Feb. 5, 2019 – West Bend, WI – West Bend City Administrator Jay Shambeau spent about 30 minutes during Monday night’s Common Council meeting rolling out details on the Transportation and Future Borrowing Plan for 2020. The biggest talking point was how the City has reduced its debt from $80

Guest Editorial | Is West Bend Planning to Build a School For Germantown Kids? | By Owen Robinson

Feb. 3, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Ever since the West Bend School Board started down the road of building a new Jackson Elementary School, something has struck me as odd about the location. Follow me here… The plans for a New Jackson Elementary School in the West

The saga of the Real Estate Tax due date, the U.S. Post Office and the Polar Vortex

Jan. 31, 2019 – Today is Jan. 31, 2019 and the last day of the month. It is also payment day for real estate taxes in West Bend, Hartford and other communities across Washington County. A savvy reader to WashingtonCountyInsider.com posed the question below regarding payment and the Polar

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

January 24, 2019 – Hartford, WI – It’s unusual that we ever have a primary Spring election but this year, we do.  For those in the 1st Aldermanic District, there will be a primary between the incumbent Joe Fulop and challengers Erin Wilk and Todd Bultman on Tuesday, February 19th. 

Common Sense Citizens meeting tonight, Thursday, Jan. 24, in West Bend | By Bernie Newman

Jan. 24, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Common Sense Citizens Of Washington County will be meeting tonight, Thursday, January 24th at 7:00 p.m. at the West Bend Moose Lodge, 1721 Chestnut Street. The featured speakers will be Jackson Village President Mike Schwab and Kathy Kiernan of the Washington County

Statement on Governor Evers’ State of the State Address | by Rep. Dan Knodl

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Jan. 23, 2019 – Washington County, WI – Rep. Dan Knodl (R-Germantown) issued the following statement regarding Governor Evers’ State of the State Address this evening at the Capitol in Madison: “Thanks to positive reforms and common-sense budgeting over the last eight years, the state of our state is strong.

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
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