Friday, October 28th, 2016

I am not going to make an endorsement in the county supervisor race between the incumbent Kathleen Cummings and her opponent Mike Payne. I will, however, point out that on this bright sunny day that so far only one candidate has knocked on my door, and that’s Cummings. She and I talked briefly about her […]

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 […]

I jokingly referred to him as the “mercurial Walter Kolb,” in part because he never allowed a yard sign in front of the Republican Party headquarters on Hwy 164 for any candidate that had his disapproval. But as a county supervisor, Kolb was a voice for conservative policies. He was a generous contributor to conservative […]

The Waukesha Freeman is reporting this morning that Alderman Kathleen Cummings has made her candidacy for the state Assembly in 97th district official. As I mentioned in my Waukesha Freeman column on Thursday, Cummings enters as the only woman in the race and the only Catholic in the race. She also enters with probably the […]

Joining the drama club Personal attacks won’t help Scrima The city of Waukesha Common Council decided to put off again tackling the thorny issue of consolidating the emergency services dispatch with the county’s dispatch operations. Unfortunately, the decision to make no decision was not free of drama. Such is the life of the city under […]

Waukesha County Clerk’s Latest Snafu Nearly a $1 Million Mistake Waukesha Patch is reporting a registered letter was lost by Kathy Nickolaus’ office. Apparently it was stuck in inter-office mail and somehow got lost which Nickolaus is blaming on a lack of staff and the recount. I know, it doesn’t make sense, but it’s Kathy. […]

I forgot to make mention of this earlier in the week. The bill is in for the recount in Waukesha County. Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus’ 2011 budget was increased $129,200 by the county board Tuesday to account for the state Supreme Court election recount cost. “I think you may remember, we’ve been through a […]

Winning. I don’t why I am surprised. I really shouldn’t be. The collective insanity of the state’s leftwing just got crazier. JoAnne Kloppenburg has asked for a statewide recount in an election she lost by over 7,300 votes. No reasonable observer says she has a chance of overcoming those vote totals and winning. Somebody has […]

Waukesha County wants you. WAUKESHA – With just a few days remaining before Tuesday’s filing deadline, County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus said Wednesday no one has come forward to run for the 14th District supervisor position being vacated by Bonnie Morris. “No one has taken out papers, even started, but the filing date deadline is Jan. […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Dec 17, 2009; Section:Opinion; Page Number:8A     Will supervisor’s vote on Walgreens lead to recall?  Town of Waukesha neighbors considering legal action  (James Wigderson is a blogger publishing at and a Waukesha resident. His column runs Thursdays in The Freeman.)      The town of Waukesha has found an unfortunate way out […]