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Current Events vs. Founding Documents

This column presents facts regarding the United States Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the Wisconsin State Constitution, and various other documents in reference to modern topics. Mark hopes to encourage interest in those works so that others can consider whether our government is practicing within its constitutional limits. In the last category, he may indicate his opinion. Mark is a resident of New Berlin. Readers are encouraged to visit the following sites for more information on the United States Constitution and Thomas Jefferson's views on politics and government.

Original Thanksgiving Refuted Socialism (Nov. 21, 2015)

School District of New Berlin News

Information for the New Berlin community on school district news, events, and celebrations of success.

SDNB Academic & Career Planning and Annual Report Earn Awards (Nov. 18, 2015)

Conservatively Speaking

State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.

Wreaths Across America at Woods National Cemetery Milwaukee (Nov. 13, 2015)

The Tree Diaries

Dean Ziemienski is vice president of American Tree Experts, a New Berlin-based and family-owned tree care company serving the Milwaukee area for more than sixty years. Dean is responsible for managing operations and educating clients on how to maintain the health, safety and beauty of trees in the landscape. 

Dean has a bachelor’s degree in Urban Forestry and Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He is a member of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and of the Wisconsin Arborist Association (WAA). Dean is an ISA Certified Arborist, Certified Tree Care Safety Professional and a Certified Pesticide Applicator.  

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Fall into tree planting this time of year (Oct. 19, 2015)

Then Again

Audrey Juds, a longtime resident of New Berlin, has worked over 25 years covering the city as a reporter, editor and columnist. Contact her at

Best Breakfast in Town (April 9, 2015)

NBCRG Speaks

Dolores Karner blogs on behalf of the New Berlin Citizens for Responsible Government, whose mission is to inform the public about significant issues and to recommend public action when deemed necessary. The NBCRG believes government officials and their employees should be accountable for their actions or lack of actions. The group also recruits and endorses candidates to public office who best express the positions taken by this organization.

NBCRG Endorses School Board Incumbents (March 23, 2015)

The Rec Room

Brian Borgh is a New Berlin resident, husband and father of three. He is a Telecommunications Specialist in West Allis by day, and adventure seeker/food and music enthusiast by night. This blog will cover views on current events, food, music and general pop culture.

Happy Thanksgiving! (Nov. 27, 2013)

Institutional Blogs

The Fur (& Feather!) Flyer

Established in 1965, HAWS assists over 6,000 animals and welcomes more than 31,000 human visitors annually. As an "open admissions" shelter we lead the community in animal welfare and assure sanctuary for all animals in need, regardless of age, health or temperament. HAWS is a non-profit, entirely donor-fund organization with an active humane education program, and both wildlife and companion animal rescue services for Waukesha County.

HAWS License #267280-DS

Growing-Together! (Nov. 10, 2015)

New Berlin Police News

The mission of the New Berlin Police Department is to protect the lives and property of the people we serve and prevent crime through partnership with the community. Visit our web site for more information.

New Berlin Police Citizen's Academy Alumni Association Hosts Wine/Beer Tasting Event (March 3, 2015)

WHS Adoptable Animals

The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to build a community where people value animals and treat them with respect and kindness. For more than 128 years, WHS has been saving the lives of animals in need. We offer adoption services that place 9,000 animals in new homes annually, veterinary services that save thousands of lives, educational programs that instill respect for animals, behavior services to assist guardians and a myriad of other initiatives that help end suffering for animals. We depend entirely on private donations to fund our programs and rely on volunteers in nearly every department. If you are interested in adopting, volunteering, enrolling in a class, taking a tour or making a donation, check out our comprehensive web site at The adoptable animals' web pages are updated every 30 minutes!

113 cats to have spay/neuter surgery (Feb. 20, 2014)

Staff Blogs

Sky's the Limit

Tom "Sky" Skibosh covers the Wauwatosa, Brookfield and New Berlin prep scene for Community Newspapers. If something is going on in local sports, Sky has an opinion about it. If you agree or not with what Sky says, we want to see your comments.

Thoughts bouncing around my head... (July 12, 2015)

Community Watch

» Missing man returns home, New Berlin police say 11/28

» 10-year-old girl dies after freeway crash in Dane County 11/25

» Some library services to be unavailable in Muskego, New Berlin 11/24

» Muskego-Norway board to discuss potential $55 million referendum 11/24

» New Berlin seniors set record in number of young-old wrapped in warmth 11/24

» New Berlin police ask public's help to find missing man, 69 11/24

» Archbishop coming to Muskego area to install priest Dec. 6 11/23

» Seven New Berlin skaters join Greendale Ice Force co-op boys hockey team 11/23

» Muskego-Norway explores establishing alumni association 11/23

» Experience, depth make New Berlin Eisenhower boys basketball team contenders 11/23

» Coach Pat Detmer sees improvement for New Berlin co-op wrestling team 11/23

» New Berlin West boys basketball team will have their hands full in rugged West Division 11/23

» New Berlin Eisenhower swimming team names Paige Carter MVP 11/23

» Muskego schools may expand high school credit for middle schoolers 11/23

» Muskego schools approve 1.62 percent raises for nonteachers 11/23

» Hot-shooting New Berlin West girls basketball team romps in season opener 11/22

» Coach Heft sees good things for New Berlin boys co-op swimming team 11/22

» New Berlin West girls crush Burlington in basketball opener 11/19

» Updated state championship game rankings of area prep football teams and players 11/19

» Rotary Club of New Berlin donates $2,200 to schools' music program 11/16

» New Berlin West girls bring defense to basketball court again 11/16

» Muskego's Lakepoint Church to hold grand opening in 1st permanent home 11/16

» New Berlin Eisenhower finishes sixth at state swimming meet 11/16

» New Berlin United crushes Middleton, lose 3-2 thriller to Kettle Moraine in state volleyball semifin 11/16

» New Berlin Eisenhower girls basketball team to sport tall, talented front line 11/16

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