Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Waukesha Freeman Thursday, August 7, 2014 Page A5 Opinion Candidates have just five days Allen, Rosner top contenders Only five more shopping days left in the primary campaign season. Have you picked a candidate? As former Waukesha Mayor Larry Nelson observed the other night, in a field this large, normally one or two candidates are […]

Over at RightWisconsin, I point out that the city of Waukesha has had a bad streak of mayors. Are we ready for a normal mayor at last? I go through the tree most recent mayors: Lombardi, Nelson and Scrima. Jeff Scrima was elected at the beginning of the 2010 Republican wave. There were warning signs […]

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 […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Jan 12, 2012; Section:Opinion; Page Number:6A     Cleaning up post-holiday to-do list  Lots of local issues to address in new year      Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to do a little cleanup work. My neighbors are probably in shock that my outdoor Christmas decorations are almost all put away. […]

10. Conflict in scheduling with the Festivus parade. 9. Santa Claus has a restraining order. 8. Former Mayor Larry Nelson liked the Christmas parade, so Scrima is against it. 7. He heard Cub Scout Pack 9’s Christmas parade float used fire last year. (He wasn’t there to see it himself.) Scrima is manning the emergency […]

The latest city budget proposal is out and has already received the endorsement of Waukesha Mayor Jeff Scrima. What Scrima neglects to mention as he touts a budget that has no increase in the tax levy is that it introduces fees for garbage collection for the first time. Where the last budget ran into trouble […]

The Lovely Doreen from Waukesha was my guest this morning as we had breakfast at Key Westconsin along the Fox River next to the Waukesha Farmers Market. I had the breakfast sliders and a very nice Bloody Mary. My wife had the crème brûlée French toast and a Mango Mojito. If you have not had […]

Expect Luther to play well in Peoria Can mayor and council play well here? We learned Tuesday evening that City Administrator Lori Luther’s fiscal tightrope act will be opening in Peoria, possibly next month. A reasonable reading of Luther’s record in the city of Waukesha would lead most of us to conclude that she will […]

Bad news for the city of Waukesha, but not unexpected. Waukesha Patch is reporting City Administrator Lori Luther is moving to Illinois to become the County Administrator. Becoming the Peoria County administrator is a step up for Luther, who will be overseeing a budget of $110 million and 27 department heads. The county has a […]

Congratulations to Jeff Christensen, the fifth district Democratic Party Chairman. Jeff was the 4000th commenter in our current comments database and wins the $25 gift card to Kwik Trip. Jeff’s winning comment, “You really do miss those crocs…” In an e-mail, Jeff accepted the prize by saying, “I must say that this really, really cracks […]