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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)

Community Watch

» Initial Reaction Podcast: Would it be OK to see state-football games played other than in Madison? 12:13 PM

» Positive and uplifting stories in suburban Milwaukee and Lake Country in November 11:00 AM

» Updated rankings of area prep boys and girls basketball teams and players 11/30

» New Berlin Eisenhower girls basketball team loses to Beaver Dam, crushes Seymour 11/30

» Warrior Nation Muskego-Norway alumni association to launch in February 11/30

» Muskego Common Council hammering out plans for proposed new city hall 11/30

» New Berlin West girls basketball team improves to 2-1 11/30

» Pelikan named New Berlin West girls' Most Valuable Swimmer 11/29

» Ice Force skaters split two games in Beloit Memorial Showcase 11/29

» 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

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