Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
In honor of
At one time, our tiny town was the fastest growing area in southeast
We have well-intentioned leaders at City Hall. They are to be commended for being public servants. If only they’d read the papers and watch the news more often. We are in a recession. Time to stop taxing and spending was a long time ago.
We have great businesses, just not enough. We need more. Could we pull back on the obnoxious rules and regulations?
We have good restaurants, again, just not enough. We need more. One or two great ones would be nice.
Ditto for retail stores.
Schools? We’re not MPS by any means. But our schools could use improvement, especially in student achievement. The management of our system, especially our School Board needs something close to a miracle to provide any sort of leadership.
9) COMMUNITY SUPPORT
This past March, I was the timer for the Franklin-Hamilton boys basketball WIAA playoff game at
They were there en masse with their
Multiply that by high school football, girls and boys basketball, soccer, etc., and throw in Little League.
Oh, we have our moments. But despite what some irresponsible bloggers who love to dwell in rumor, innuendo and speculation (anything but facts) love to write,
Our biggest blemishes that actually got the attention of a sleepy public the last few years:
Boomgaard. This is the best your PR group could come up with?
Mayor Taylor, a political figure, and his staff that work for a politician may have engaged in political work in a political building popularly known as City Hall.
Things generally are pretty ho-hum around here, so quiet that some reckless writers have to invent controversy in a feeble attempt to make themselves relevant.
Not only politically.
We’re not exactly a rock ‘n’ rollin’, rootin’ tootin’ town, and that’s ok.
Is it the right mix? Depends who you ask.
Some say we’re not enough Flintstones anymore. Some say we’re not enough Jetsons.
There’s enough of each, I believe, to satisfy.
5) CITY HALL HAS WONDERFUL
Deserving special recognition: City Clerk Sandi Wesolowski. We’re glad to have her back from the State Elections Board (now the Government Accountability Board).
Also, City Attorney Jesse Wesolowski. I’ve heard city insiders say he’s the best municipal attorney in the state. That one is hard to argue with.
We have no striking landmarks or breathtaking natural wonders. However,
3) OUTSTANDING POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS
Time and again we hear reports of their excellent work. And some city officials actually thought about cutting their budgets last year?
We owe these departments our support and gratitude.
We’re not crime-free, but you get a strong sense of security and safety living here. That is due, in large part, to the work of our fine police chief and officers.
I wouldn’t advise it, but there are plenty of places in the 53132 zip code where you could leave your doors unlocked. OK, Chief Oliva, stop cringing. But you get my point.
And finally, #1
1) OUR PASSION TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN
Years ago, the state of
State Senator Mary Lazich authored two-fold legislation to disband the task force searching for a site for the predator house and to kill any funding for such a facility. The legislation was approved and signed into law.
After the Common Council approved the ordinances, they were challenged in court by a released offender that moved illegally into
When proposed state legislation would have struck down
WHAT’S GREAT ABOUT
2) WE’RE PRETTY SAFE
3) TOP NOTCH POLICE AND FIREFIGHTERS
4) CLEAN CITY
5) SUPER STAFF AT CITY HALL
6) RURAL-URBAN COMBO
7) WE’RE CONSERVATIVE
9) COMMUNITY SUPPORT
10) GREAT POTENTIAL