Re: City and School government:
On January 12, the New Berlin Common Council unanimously approved Mayor Jack Chiovatero’s appointment of Ralph Chipman as Director of Finance. Mr. Chipman had been New Berlin’s Accounting Manager for many years. The City’s previous Finance Director was Mike Holzinger.
The Feb 1 Journal Sentinel news article headlined Former political allies battle in court over money conveys that Bob Dohnal is suing his “former comrade” JJ Blonien.
It reports that Dohnal is accusing Blonien of “failing to come up with his half of the cash needed to launch a jointly run political newsletter called The Sportsman’s Digest. " Dohnal claims he’s owed nearly $21,000 plus interest.
While traveling on Blue Mound Road today, I saw drivers making U-turns at intersections with stop lights.
Don’t be surprised if you do, too.
The Saints-Colts Super Bowl is being hailed as the most watched TV show ever.
I watched the game Sunday with relatives and friends at my niece’s Super Bowl party.
A recent NOW newspaper headline states Prospect Hill Elementary may be razed. The reason cited: fixing the deteriorating building was just too costly, according to officials. “Leaks in the roof, the need to get asbestos out of the building and other issues have put rehabilitation in the five-to-six figure range, Superintendent Paul Kreutzer said."
That Jan. 28 news article also reports that on Monday (January 25), School Board members directed Dr. Kreutzer to seek bids for the demolition of the Prospect Hill Elementary building. Also, on Monday, the School Board terminated the District’s lease agreement with Living Word Church as of April 30. That church had been renting space in the building for years—even before the building’s closure as a public school. Dr. Kreutzer indicated that because of the leaks and abatement issues, the building should not be occupied at this time.
In today’s New Berlin primary election, District 1 voters will cast their ballots at Hickory Grove Center, 2600 S. Sunny Slope Road, for 2 at-large seats on the Elmbrook School Board. There are 6 candidates. In alphabetical order, they are: Warren Groff, Beth Horneffer, Genevieve Schmidt, Sandra Schultz, Kathryn Wilson, and (incumbent) Robert Ziegler. The top four vote-getters will go on to the April general election.
District 5 voters will go to Eisenhower High School, 4333 S. Sunny Slope Road, to cast their ballots for alderman. Candidates on the ballot are Jacob Krueger, Deena Liska, and (incumbent) Joseph Poshepny. The top two vote-getters will advance to the April 6 general election.
The NOW blogs initially had no comment section for interaction by blog readers. The comment feature was added later. NOW’s current blogging program does not allow us bloggers to edit or delete comments. Anyone objecting to a posted comment should contact the NOW editor.
Some particularly nasty, incendiary, and possibly libelous comments against Paul Gallagher were posted anonymously on my previous blog. Since the most objectionable seem to have disappeared, I suspect the editor removed those after someone (perhaps Gallagher) protested.
POOOF it’s gone! Ralph Heun’s NBCRG blog entry “NBCRG sets the Record Straight” has vanished!
I emailed the NOW editor today to inquire about the mysterious disappearance and was informed it was not a glitch. Heun had taken his blog post down. Because Heun deleted “NBCRG sets the Record Straight”, you won’t find it with other past postings that are listed on his NOW site.
Anthony Stancl was sentenced today to 15 years in prison and another 13 years of extended supervision.
Stancl is the New Berlin Eisenhower student accused of making a bomb threat and using Facebook to dupe male classmates into sending him nude photos of themselves and then coercing some of them to perform sexual acts.