Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

The Village of Wales, Wisconsin, has posted the official list of winners of this year’s chili cook-off. I assume that means everyone passed their drug screens, allowing the official results to be posted: My congratulations to everyone who makes this annual fun event possible, especially those of you that are related to me. Even better […]

I ran into Waukesha Alderman Eric Payne and his wife Jody Payne at Seven Seas as they were waiting for a table for the great fish fry there. (By the way, it takes a lot to tear me away from my cod reuben and potato pancakes at Rochester Deli but the fish fry at Seven Seas […]

Trick or treat!  Recent developments make one want to scream Waukesha Freeman Opinion Page A6 10/31/13 It’s Halloween time again. If you live in the city of Waukesha, tonight is trick or treat. Prepare for the invasion of little ones begging for candy. Make sure you give out the good stuff in case it’s my […]

Don’t forget about #SweetestDay tomorrow! Treat your sweetie to some delicious Cheese Coneys or a tasty 3-Way! pic.twitter.com/ovv4URLlxr — Skyline Chili (@Skyline_Chili) October 18, 2013 I don’t know about Ohio, but that might still be illegal in Wisconsin. Which reminds me, the 5th Annual Municipal Chili Cook Off in Wales, WI is November 3rd from […]

A sound school district Plan needed for underachieving schools Waukesha Freeman, Page A6 Opinion,  8/15/13 The news on Saturday was welcome news to the taxpayers in the Waukesha School District. The district indicated that, according to preliminary budget numbers, there will be a 3.78 percent drop in the property tax levy from the previous school […]

I’ll be making some more-or-less public appearances the next few days, so please feel free to say hello. I’ll be at the Village of Wales blood drive Thursday evening at 6:00 PM. Plan on stopping by to share a pint, and in return you’ll get a coupon for a pint from Culvers in Wales, as […]

Summertime quick-hitters Mayor’s race heating up; teacher’s rhetoric goes cold Waukesha Freeman Opinion Page A6, 7/25/2013   Some quick hits before your summer vacations start. Don’t forget to pack the bug spray. * * * Mayor Jeff Scrima, should he choose to run for re-election, has another solid opponent. Alderman Terry Thieme is smart and […]

It’s time again for the annual Summer Splash in the Village of Wales this weekend. It’s a great family event with rides, games, a softball tournament, co-ed kickball, a wing eating contest, a custard eating contest for kids, live music, a hole-in-one competition, a cup cake baking contest, and more. Friday June 28th: (5 p.m. […]

Kettle Moraine High School and elementary school next door were closed today and the high school will be closed tomorrow because of a bomb threat. I’m sure this is just a coincidence: “Semester exams for that day will be rescheduled for Friday.” When they catch the little twerp that’s behind in his classes, I hope […]

The real winners were everyone who came to taste the chili and brought a donation for the local food donation. The organizers collected over $400 and 4 1/2 barrels of food. This was the year with the best-tasting chili across the board. All the contestants should be proud of themselves. The future State Senator Paul […]