Saturday, August 24th, 2019

Waukesha Freeman April 16, 2015 Page A5 Opinion A career worth celebrating Vrakas distinguished himself through service to public The place to be last Saturday was the Olympia Resort in Oconomowoc, the site of the Wisconsin Conservative Action Conference. Hosted by Bob and Jean Dohnal, and emceed by our friend Brian Fraley, this annual gathering […]

Waukesha Freeman 12/31/14 Page A7 Opinion A look back at the year that was Walker, Kramer were big political stories; lots of turnover in local politics When the old year passes, sometimes it’s with regret and sometimes it’s with joy. As we gather to toast the new year and drink away the old, it’s worth […]

As you may have seen on RightWisconsin this morning, where I reported this first, Brian Dorow is not running for Waukesha County Executive. That means as of now State Sen Paul Farrow is practically running unopposed. One other person, a former candidate for alderman in Pewaukee, has taken out paperwork in the race. As I […]

Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas announced today that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will soon begin receiving treatment. In the press release just sent out, “Several weeks ago, after my doctor informed me that my PSA (prostate-specific antigen) levels were abnormally high, additional testing and a biopsy concluded that I have prostate […]

Each year I make a list of predictions, and each year we examine where I went wrong. Unfortunately the end of the Mayan calendar did not mean the end of the world, so we have 50 predictions to sort through. It might be easier to don the sackcloth and walk barefoot through Canterbury while being […]

From today’s Sound Off in the Waukesha Freeman: Wigderson It’s really sad to know that we live in James Wigderson’s Waukesha. That’s right, James Wigderson’s Waukesha, where people are not allowed to present ideas. Not debate ideas or vote on ideas, even present them, because James Wigderson apparently runs Waukesha. Dan Vrakas and his staff […]

The Waukesha County Environmental Action League (WEAL) probably burned a hemp effigy of me last night after their little propaganda show got cancelled. A planned Board of Public Works presentation on the pay-as-youthrow method of trash collection was postponed at the last minute Thursday evening after Waukesha County representatives decided it wasn’t balanced enough.The presentation […]

Waukesha County Solid Waste Supervisor Karen Fiedler and Charìene Lemoine of the Waukesha Environmental Action League (WEAL) were scheduled to do a presentation on the pay-as-you-throw garbage fee at tonight’s city of Waukesha Public Works Board meeting and how to sell it to a skeptical public. As the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s cub reporter wrote, This […]

Add to the list Keith Jamieson of Pewaukee and anyone else that helped him put together the letterhead for this effort: A group of Waukesha County residents that claim to be a mix of Democrats, Republicans and Independents emailed County Executive Dan Vrakas Monday afternoon requesting that County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus be banned from Tuesday’s […]

So the other night when I was at the Waukesha County Courthouse getting the election results from County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus, Twitter followers from both the left and the right really only had one question, “What is she doing there?” Milwaukee radio talk show host Charlie Sykes even wondered why Nickolaus wasn’t in a witness […]