Monday, March 2, 2020

April 7th, a crucial Election Date

YOUR VOTE IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!  GET OUT AND VOTE ON APRIL 7TH!  

Tuesday, April 7th marks yet another crucial election day for the residents of Kewaunee County.

Most importantly is the Presidential Primary and the Election of a Supreme Court Justice for the State of Wisconsin.  Please cast your votes for President Trump and Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly!

 From the perspective of the County, you will be installing a new board of Supervisors.  Fifteen of the 20 Districts do not have a contest as only one candidate filed interest in becoming a Supervisor.  Following is a list of those candidates by District numbers.  If you don't know your district, click on any of the Districts, a map of that District will open in another tab.

Important Note- there is a misconception among many residents that their voting districts line up with the township lines.  Although that is true in some cases, the majority of the voting districts are comprised of physical area from more than one mapped township. To see your district, click on any of the Districts, a map of that District will open in another tab.


District 1 Gary Paape, N8272 Maple Court, Algoma WI 54201, 920-487-2292, paape.gerold@kewauneeco.org.  Gary is uncontested, an incumbent with several years of experience on the board.  

District 2 Nicholas Guilette, E3088 County Rd K, Casco, WI 54205, 920837-7295, no email address provided.  Nicholas, is uncontested and a new entrant to the board of Supervisors.

District 3 - Chuck Wagner, E1934 County Rd. S, Luxemburg, WI 654217, 920-837-7712, Wagner.Charles@kewauneeco.org.  Chuck, an incumbent is uncontested.  Has been on the board for some 14 plus years.

District 4 Doak Baker, E0565 County Rd K., Luxemburg, WI 54217,  920-360-8618, no email provided. Doak is uncontested and a new entrant to the board of Supervisors.

District 5 - Kent Treml, 361 Brookview Dr., Luxemburg, WI 54217, 920-370-8991, Treml.Kent@kewauneeco.org.  Trent is uncontested an incumbent headed into his second two-year term.

District 6  - Daniel Olson, 104 Woodview Lane, Luxemburg, WI 54217, 217781-3278, Olson.Daniel@kewauneeco.org.  Dan is the incumbent and is being contested by Donna Thomas, 206 Rueckl Drive, Apt 1, Luxemburg, WI. 920-366-4134, Donna.thomas1940@yahoo.com.

District 7 - Timothy J. Kinnard, 429 Main Street, Casco, WI 54205, 920-837-7156, no email provided and Lisa Cochart, 108 West Ave, Casco, WI 54205, 920-255-3637, cascokidzone@gmail.com. Both these candidates are new entrants in the race for this seat.

District 8 - Douglas Doell, E2440 Church Road, Luxemburg, WI, 54217, 920-360-2638, superiorsidingandgutters@gmail.com. Doug is the incumbent and is being contested by Frank Madzarevic, N3733 Cedar Lane, Luxemburg, WI 54217, 950-366-0722, frankmadz2011@gmail.com.

District 9 - Scott Jahnke, N2499 Jahnke Rd, Luxemburg, WI 54217, 920-845-5306, scottjahnke@centrytel.net.  Scott is the uncontested and is the incumbent.  

District 10 - Thomas Cretney, N2401 Vanderloop Rd, Kewaunee, WI 54216, 920-362-1313, Cretney.Tom@kewauneeco.org.  Thomas is the incumbent and is being contested by Richard Wochos, N2112 Sleepy Hollow Road, Kewaunee, WI 54216, 920-360-4104, no email.

District 11 - Aaron Augustian, E4857 Lakeshore Drive, Kewaunee, WI 54216, 920-388-1092, Augustian.Aaron@kewauneeco.org.  Aaron is the incumbent and is uncontested. 

District 12 - Mary Dobbins, N2734 St. Peters Rd, Kewaunee, WI 54216, 920-388-4178, Dobbins.Mary@kewauneeco.org.  Mary is the incumbent and is being contested by Milt Swagel, E3246 Krok Rd., Kewaunee, WI. 54216, no email.

District 13 - Kim Kroll, N5076 Valley Road, Luxemburg, WI 54217, 920-621-5507, kroll.kim@kewauneeco.com.  Kim is the incumbent and is uncontested.

District 14 - Thomas Romdenne, 70 Sunset Avenue, Algoma, WI 54201, 920487-5130, romdenne.tom@kewauneeco.org.  Tom is the incumbent and is uncontested.

District 15 - Linda Teske, 1002 Adams, Algoma, WI 54201, 920-487-5119, klmteske@charter.net.  Linda is the incumbent and is uncontested.

District 16 - Virginia Haske, 720 Third Street, Algoma, WI 54216, 920-304-3289, vhaske@yahoo.com.  Virginia is the incumbent and is uncontested.

District 17 - Joseph Lukes, E3802 Church Rd, Kewaunee, WI 54216, 920-837-7293, no email.  Joe is the incumbent and is uncontested.

District 18 - Jeffery Vollenweider, 705 N. Main Street, Kewaunee, WI 54216, 920-388-3565, cohomotel@doorpi.net.  Jeffery is a new entrant and is uncontested.

District 19 - John Mastilar, 1454 Sundancer Lane, Kewaunee, WI 54216, 920-388-4717, mastilar.john@kewauneeco.org.  John is the incumbent and is uncontested.

District 20 - Joanne Lazansky, 713 Milwaukee Street, Kewaunee, WI 54216, 920-242-7999, joanneoneil3@hotmail.com.  Joanne is a new entrant and is uncontested.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Give Bob Weidner a "Thank You" if you see him.

For those of you who know me well, I am quite straight forward in my opinion, fairly critical,  and  not the type to praise people for their work and dedication unless they truly deserve it. Especially when it comes to people who hold public service jobs.

I am, quite frankly, disgusted with the way we fawn over politicians who are, our employees.  They are treated, in many instances like "rock stars".   We pay them to do a job, period.

I will be the first to admit that I am not a politician.  I will tell you the way it is, I won't sugarcoat an issue.  Just the facts.  And by the way, one thing I have learned in my years in running businesses is that "people lie", numbers don't (unless your working with erroneous numbers).

On the April 7th election, there is a local election for new Kewaunee County Board members.  A name that will no longer be on the ballot is that of Robert "Bob" Weidner.  After serving over a decade on the Kewaunee County Board Bob is hanging it up.  The majority of that decade, Bob served as the Chairman of the County Board with only a two year break when I served as the Board Chairman.

I have been critical of Bob's style of leadership on the board, I always thought he should be more of a leader rather than a hands-off approach.  However, purely from a political position, his approach has kept him on the board as the Chairman.  I want to publicly thank Bob for his support when I became Chairman.  We spent a lot of time together and Bob was very helpful to me, teaching me some of the salient points of Chairman's authority, etc.  We became friends during that difficult time as we were handling the economic issues surrounding the shutdown of the Kewaunee Nuclear plant.

Having been the Chairman, I can tell you that is is a thankless job and requires a lot of time and work.  So, if perchance, you see Bob, express your thanks for his many years of great service on the County Board.


Saturday, February 1, 2020

I'll make you a bet for $100

I will make you all a bet on this one.

OK, much to my dismay and to the dismay of many, our County Board did pass a resolution to spend $40,000 to build a WIFI access tower in the Town of Lincoln.  That $40,000 was matched by the State in some bogus grant. 

So here is my bet for $100 ( First come, first served, limit, one bet)

I WILL BET YOU THAT IN ONE YEAR FROM NOW, AFTER THAT TOWER IS INSTALLED, IT WILL HAVE PROVIDED WIFI ACCESS TO LESS THEN 10 HOMES IN LINCOLN TOWNSHIP! 

FURTHER WHEN THE FINAL NUMBERS ARE PROVIDED, we know a minimum of $80,000 and it will probably be in excess of $100,000 for this one tower that the average acquisition cost per customer on that service will be about $8,000. 

WILL ANY PERSON, LIKE THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR WHO DREAMED UP THIS SPEND BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE?  THAT WON'T HAPPEN BECAUSE THERE WON'T BE ANY ACTUAL REPORTING DONE AFTER THE FACT.

YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK.  MEANTIME, WITH THE RISING WATERS OF LAKE MICHIGAN, FLOOD DAMAGE IS A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER.