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Republicans in the State Legislature ask to rescind “unlawful” mask order

Madison, WI – On Tuesday, Governor Tony Evers issued a third Executive Order extending the mask mandate another 60 days. The initial mandate was set to expire September 28. Elected officials from Washington County are expressing their frustration with the new mask mandate. Senator Duey Stroebel (R-Cedarburg) issued the

Decision in Federal Court Case affects November 3 ballot deadlines – Decision Stayed

September 21, 2020 – Washington Co., WI – Municipal clerks across Washington County received word late Monday evening, Sept. 21, 2020 regarding an amended deadline that may affect the Nov. 3, 2020 ballot deadline. See documentation below from the Wisconsin Election Commission. To Wisconsin County Clerks Wisconsin Municipal Clerks

Election Day | Voting and polling update for November 3, 2020

Washington Co., WI – Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020.  Over the weekend quite a few neighbors across Washington County received their mail-in ballot via U.S. Postal. Wisconsin will mail all registered voters an application to vote absentee prior to the election. You can also vote in person

Update on renovation of Carl M. Kuss Field at Regner Park

September 17, 2020 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend Parks Commission will have an update at tonight’s meeting regarding renovations planned for Carl M. Kuss Field at Regner Park. It was August 8, 2018 when the community held its first final celebration at the local baseball stadium.

Rep. Ramthun receives Award for Conservative Excellence

September 15, 2020 – Campbellsport, WI- State Representative Timothy Ramthun (R-Campbellsport) has received the Award for Conservative Excellence from the American Conservative Union Foundation. “I am truly honored to receive the Award for Conservative Excellence from the American Conservative Union Foundation,” Rep. Ramthun said. Ramthun is the representative in

Letter to the Editor | I will be voting November 3, 2020 | By Gary Brussat

September 15, 2020 – West Bend, WI – My vote on November 3 will go to President Trump. I agree with his basic premise of America first. As a country, we really  have to take care of our own problems before we can effectively deal with others. President Trump

West Bend Common Council to approve new ordinance allowing dogs in City parks

September 14, 2020 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend Common Council is set to approve an ordinance regarding dogs in City parks. It was July 2020 when the Parks Commission went round and round on the issue. The final vote was 5-2 with aldermen John Butschlick and

Increase in recycling fee in City of Hartford | By Steve Volkert

September 14, 2020 – Hartford, WI – Elected officials in the City of Hartford have approved a 35-cent monthly increase in the recycling fee; that increase will start in 2021. The total monthly fee is $7 for recycling. The new total is $7.35 per month. Annually that’s an increase

Letter to the Editor | Looking ahead to November election | By Ken Miller

September 11, 2020 – Washington Co., WI – Recently I have heard from a number of Conservatives/Republicans, having doubts about Pres. Trump. Very disturbing. I do not like some of his tactics, verbiage and temperament. He is a “shoot-from-the-hip” type and can be blunt not mincing words. His demeaner

Letter to the Editor | Debates encouraged in Fifth Congressional District race | By Dave Simon

September 9, 2020 – Washington Co., WI – With Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner retiring from his fifth Congressional seat, it’s tremendously important that citizens get an open and informed view of the prospective candidates to replace him. A debate (or two) between Democrat candidate Tom Palzewicz and Republican Scott Fitzgerald

Letter to the Editor | Making the State House in Madison veto-proof | By Blaine Zagar

September 9, 2020 – Washington Co., WI – I read Carroll Merry’s comments regarding the efforts to getting a recall started to remove Governor Evers and he is right on. Efforts would be better spent on getting Republicans elected into the State Senate and Assembly, and into both chambers

VIDEO | Honoring Marilyn Merten for dedication and commitment to Washington County

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September 8, 2020 – Washington Co., WI – Family, friends, and elected officials gathered at Washington County Fair Park to pay tribute to long-time County Board Supervisor Marilyn Merten. Merten was honored with a plaque that read: In honor of Marilyn Merten. Celebrating her years of service to the

VIDEO | Honoring Marilyn Merten for dedication and commitment to Washington County

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September 3, 2020 – Washington Co., WI – Family, friends, and elected officials gathered at Washington County Fair Park on Wednesday evening to pay tribute to long-time County Board Supervisor Marilyn Merten. Merten was honored with a plaque that read: In honor of Marilyn Merten. Celebrating her years of

Honoring Marilyn Merten tonight, September 2 at the Washington County Fair Park

September 2, 2020 – Washington Co., WI – There will be a celebration tonight at Washington County Fair Park to honor Marilyn Merten for her commitment to public service and Washington County   Marilyn Merten has served as the Washington County District 15 Supervisor for 12 years. She filed

Letter to the Editor | Don’t recall Gov. Evers, neutralize him with veto-proof legislature | By Carroll Merry

September 2, 2020 – Germantown, WI – While doing business errands today I noticed a make-shift corner display with some very well-meaning citizens asking passers-by to stop and sign a recall petition against Governor Tony Evers and Lt. Governor Mandella Barnes. My first thought was ‘good for them’ for

Public hearings on Sand Drive rezoning set for Tuesday, Sept. 1 cancelled in City of West Bend

September 1, 2020 – West Bend, WI – A public hearing slated for Tuesday, September 1, 2020 in the City of West Bend has been cancelled. The hearing was tied to rezoning the former concrete plant site on Sand Drive from industrial to multi-family. The developer asked Monday, August

VIDEO | Trumptilla 2020 on Big Cedar Lake in Washington County | By Rich Zautcke

August 31, 2020 – Big Cedar Lake, WI – President Trump supporters had a boat regatta on Big Cedar Lake on Sunday, August 30, 2020.   There were about 100 boats that participated in the event.  Photos below courtesy Ron Naab.   Disclaimer: Opinions and letters published in https://www.washingtoncountyinsider.com

Public hearings on Sand Drive rezoning set for Tuesday, Sept. 1 cancelled in City of West Bend

August 31, 2020 – West Bend, WI – A public hearing slated for Tuesday, September 1, 2020 in the City of West Bend has been cancelled. The hearing was tied to rezoning the former concrete plant site on Sand Drive from industrial to multi-family. The developer asked Monday, August