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March 23, 2011
Volume 155, Number 168
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INSIDE
By LARRY HANSON
Daily News Staff
RICHFIELD — The two
incumbents running for
re-election to the Village
Board insist there are no
plans for the village to
introduce sewer.
One of their challengers
doesn't believe them.
What all four candidates
for two open seats have in
common is they all say
they are opposed to the
idea.
Incumbents Bill Collins
and Rock Brandner are
being challenged in the
April 5 election by Reid
Snedaker and Sandy Voss.
The two-year terms pay
$4,600 per year.
Snedaker waged an
unsuccessful recall cam-
paign against Brandner
last fall.
Eagle Forum will be
holding a candidates
forum from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
on March 31 at the Village
Hall, 4128 Hubertus Road.
In addition to the sewer
issue, the candidates like-
ly will also discuss fiscal
issues such as the village's
surplus fund of about $2
million.
Snedaker said that even
though Village Board
members say there are no
plans for sewer, they aren't
being truthful. He said
their actions speak louder
than their words.
“You can’t put these
homes on shared wells,
put them on shared septic
systems and assume
they’re not going to fail at
some point," Snedaker
said. “They’re creating a
condition that leads to
that end result. The people
have told them over and
over and over again they
don’t want that. It’s like
talking to a door post.”
Brandner said the
Southeastern Wisconsin
Regional Planning Com-
mission has recommend-
ed the village install
sewer, but it has no power
to enforce that recommen-
dation.
“We don’t want no (darn)
sewer,” Brandner said.
“It’s a total lie,” Collins
said. “That has got to be
exposed. It is a total fabri-
cation by a group that is
hostile to the village.”
Voss also said she was
opposed to having sewer
in the village.
“I definitely do not want
sewer,” Voss said. “It is
one of those things, he
said, she said. You kind of
have to wade through
everybody’s comments
and what they heard. How-
ever, if it would come to
Richfield, I would definite-
ly not want sewer. That
would just jump up every-
body’s taxes and nobody
wants that.”
Learn techniques for cake, cupcake
and cookie decorating.
FOOD
Sweetest hobby
B1
Rock Brandner,
incumbent
■ Age: 76
■ Occupation:
Retired
■ Years in District:
44
■ Political Experi-
ence: Richfield Vil-
lage Board, Richfield
Treasurer for 14
years, Chairman of
Board of Appeals for
four years, Member
of Financial Policy
Subcommittee
■ Family: Wife, Bar-
bara; five children
Four vie for
Richfield
Village Board
Candidates talk sewer,
budget; forum March 31
Bill Collins,
incumbent
■ Age: 51
■ Occupation:
Team lead at North-
western Mutual
■ Years in District:
17 years
■Political Experi-
ence: RichfieldVillage
Board, two years;
Served on municipal
committees
■ Family: Wife,
Lian; one son
Sandy Voss
■ Age: 40
■ Occupation:
Owner, insurance
agency
■ Years in District:
seven
■Political Experi-
ence: Serves on vil-
lage parks commission
■ Family: Husband,
Andy; five children
Reid Snedaker
■ Age: 64
■ Occupation:
Manufacturer’s rep-
resentative
■ Years in District:
25
■ Political Experi-
ence: None
■ Family: Wife, Mary
Jo; three children
Please see RICHFIELD/A7
By KRISTINE WALDEN
Daily News Staff
An 8-year-old West Bend boy
will not face homicide and
arson charges in a March 12
fire despite a request for the
West Bend Police Department
for those charges, District
Attorney Mark Bensen said.
“We can’t charge him with a
delinquent act because he’s
under the age of 10,” Bensen
said.
The West Bend Police Depart-
ment forwarded the request for
charges following its investiga-
tion into a house fire at 1029 Ter-
race Drive that resulted in the
death of 29-year-old April Ward.
Bensen said his department
will likely file a petition alleg-
ing the boy is in need of protec-
tion or services. A possible out-
come to the petition would be
placing the boy outside his
home, Bensen said.
According to police reports,
extended family members were
staying at the residence at the
time of the fire at 7:35 p.m.
Those family members told
police the 8-year-old had been
caught starting fires in the
past.
When questioned by police,
the boy initially said he was
working on a Pinewood Derby
car and became upset when it
broke so he started it on fire
and dropped it into a box of
Ward’s personal items, accord-
ing to a police report. The boy
said he tried to put out the fire
but ran upstairs because it was
too big, the report stated.
In a later interview the boy
admitted he was watching TV
with Ward and became upset
with her because she fell asleep
and wouldn’t wake up to give
him his medication, the report
stated.
He said he got mad, took a
lighter from her purse and
began to burn her belongings,
which burned too quickly for
him to extinguish, according to
the report.
The boy told detectives he
lights fires “to release the
stress,” according to the report.
The boy said he has lit fires in
the past, the report stated.
West Bend boy won’t face criminal charges in fatal fire
By KRISTEN J. KUBISIAK
Daily News Staff
Candidates competing for the
three open seats on the West
Bend School Board squared off
Tuesday in an at-times heated
forum sponsored by the West
Bend Area Chamber of Com-
merce.
Incumbent Todd Miller and
challengers Mark Maley, Doug
Rakowski and Bart Williams
weighed in on the School Dis-
trict's financial outlook, collec-
tive bargaining and other issues.
Rick Parks, the fifth candi-
date who will appear on the bal-
lot, was unable to attend the
forum because of a scheduling
conflict. Parks' son, Matt, read
prepared opening and closing
statements on his behalf.
Lines were drawn early in the
forum, when Williams in his
opening remarks again called
for Maley to withdrawn from
race given his current status as
a district employee. Maley is
the West Bend West girls bas-
ketball coach.
Rakowski called for more
teacher support and cuts to
administration to balance the
budget. He also suggested that
leadership be more creative
and do a better job of control-
ling spending. All service con-
tracts should be opened and re-
negotiated so suppliers share
in the district's financial bur-
den, he said.
Maley likened cutting admin-
istrators to searching for coins
in the couch cushions, and said
the district will need to “grow,”
not “cut,” to improve its finan-
cial situation. Charter schools
to attract new students to the
district was one possibility, he
offered.
School Board candidates differ on budget fixes
Kristen J. Kubisiak/Daily News Staff
Audrey Matthias, 6, of West Bend practices her reading skills at the West Bend Community Memorial Library by sharing a
book with 5-year-old labrador mix Smitty. Matthias is one of three children who participated Monday in the “Reading with
Rover” program sponsored by the Washington County Humane Society in the town of Polk.
W
est Bend second-grader Jake Formo-
lo practiced his reading skills Mon-
day afternoon by sharing a book
with a new friend: a 5-year-old ser-
vice dog named Smitty.
Smitty, a labrador/golden retriever mix, is one of
three area dogs who lends an ear to young readers
through the “Reading with Rover” program at the
West Bend Community Memorial Library.
The program started last fall and is a partner-
ship between the library and the Washington
County Humane Society in Slinger.
By KRISTEN J. KUBISIAK
Daily News Staff
reading with
ROVER
Please see READING WITH ROVER/A7
For more
■ See Thursday’s Daily News for
information on the mayoral and
aldermanic portions of the candi-
dates forum.
Please see SCHOOL BOARD/A7
www.gmtoday.com The Daily News, Wednesday, March 23, 2011 / A7
OBITUARIES
James M. “Bud” Wassell,
85, passed away on Monday,
March 21, 2011, at his home.
He was born on Oct. 5,
1925, to the late Fred and
Gertrude (nee Wickenberg)
in St. Paul, Minn.
He is survived by his
wife, Doris (nee McDonald);
numerous special nieces
and nephews; great-nieces
and great-nephews; and sis-
ter, Marcine McLellan of St.
Paul Minn.
The memorial service
will be held on Wednesday,
March 30, at 1 p.m. at the
Phillip Funeral Home
Chapel of West Bend, 1420
W. Paradise Drive, West
Bend, with the Rev. Darin
Wiebe presiding. Visitation
will be held on Wednesday,
March 30, from 11 a.m. until
the time of service, also at
the funeral home.
Memorials would be
appreciated to The National
Kidney Foundation (16655
W Bluemound Rd., Ste. 240,
Brookfield, WI 53005-5923)
or Our Savior’s Lutheran
Church (1044 S Silverbrook
Drive, West Bend, WI 53095).
The Phillip Funeral
Home of West Bend is assist-
ing the family. www.phillip-
funeralhome.com.
The family would like to
extend a special thank you to
his many doctors and nurses,
the caring staff at Cedar
Crossing, Medical Midwest
Dialysis, and the wonderful
caring staff of Cedar Lake
Home Care and Hospice.
James M. ‘Bud’ Wassell, 85
June A.
Lichtensteiger, 89, of
Rio Rancho, N.M.,
and a former long-
time Campbellsport
resident, died
Saturday, March 19,
2011, at her home.
She was born in
Wittenberg on Nov. 11, 1921,
a daughter of John and
Orsola (nee Carollo) Casetta
Sr.
On June 4, 1949, she mar-
ried Edward Lichtensteiger
at St Matthew’s Catholic
Church in Campbellsport.
June and Edward made
their home in
Campbellsport until they
moved to New Mexico in
September 1996.
June worked at the
National Enameling and
Stamping Company (Army
Shell Casing Division) in
Milwaukee during World
War II. From there she went
to work at Regal Ware Corp.
in Kewaskum on the assem-
bly line until her retirement
in 1985.
June was a participating
member of St Matthew’s
Catholic Church in
Campbellsport and then at
St. Thomas Aquinas Parish
when June and Edward
moved to New Mexico.
June is loved, cherished
and survived by her four
children, Sandra (Jerry)
Liebe, Jim Lichtensteiger,
Lynda (Donald) Woody, all of
New Mexico, and Brenda
Beggs (significant other,
Scott Van Price) of Fond du
Lac. June was a loving
grandmother to seven
grandchildren, Leo, Renee
and Brian Grohall, Melissa
Lichtensteiger, Christopher
Balzer, Sara and
Jared Beggs. June
has 10 great-grand-
children and one
great-great-grand-
child. June is fur-
ther survived by her
two sisters, Lenora
Spranger and Mary
Londo; three brothers-in-
law, Ivan Londo, Donald
Lichtensteiger and Don
Kuehl; and three sisters-in-
law, Francis Casetta,
Amatta Keller and Maryann
Lichtensteiger.
She is preceded in death by
her beloved husband, Edward
Lichtensteiger; two siblings,
Loretta and John Casetta Jr.;
two brothers-in-law, John
Spranger Sr. and Ray Keller; a
sister-in-law, Shirley Kuehl; a
son-in-law, Scott Beggs; and
both of her parents.
Visitation will be on
Sunday, March 27, from 3
p.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Matthews
Catholic Church in
Campbellsport. A Mass of
Christian burial will be at 6
p.m. The Rev. Neil Zinthefer
will officiate. Entombment
will be on Monday, March 28,
at Ledgeview Memorial Park
in Fond du Lac at 9 a.m.
In lieu of flowers the fam-
ily is requesting donations
be made to the Alzheimer’s
Association and/or masses
to be given in her name.
Twohig Funeral Home,
Campbellsport, is serving
the family with online guest-
book and condolences at
www.twohigfunerals.com.
To everything there is a
season. We will miss our lov-
ing mother, grandmother,
great grandmother, sister
and friend.
Love you Mother, June.
June A. Lichtensteiger, 89
Michael J.
Herron Jr., 42, of
Oconto Falls, for-
merly of West Bend,
died unexpectedly
on Monday, March
21, 2011, at his resi-
dence.
He was born on
Nov. 5, 1968, in Milwaukee,
to Michael and Donna (nee
Schultz) Herron Sr.
Michael enjoyed the out-
doors, sitting at a campfire
with a beer in one hand and
a cigarette in the other,
telling stories. Some of his
favorite past times were
fishing in the summers,
hunting with his family and
a good game of poker.
Michael could win over a
room instantly with his
smile and charisma. He was
loved deeply by his family
and that love will carry on
in our hearts.
Michael is survived by
his daughter, Amanda
Herron of Watertown;
mother, Donna Herron of
Eden; three sisters,
Michelle (Matt) Chapman of
Kewaskum, Danielle
(Craig) Vollendorf
of the town of
Auburn and Jana
Herron of Eden; his
g r a n d m o t h e r s ,
Stella Herron of
Brookfield and
Colleen Schultz of
West Bend; many aunts;
uncles; cousins; other rela-
tives and friends.
He was preceded in death
by his father, Michael
Herron Sr.; and his grandfa-
thers, Robert Herron and
Robert Schultz Sr.
A celebration of
Michael’s life will be held
Friday, March 25, at the
Amerahn (Highway 45,
Kewaskum) from 6 p.m.
until 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memo-
rials to the family would be
greatly appreciated.
Myrhum-Patten Funeral
& Cremation Service of
West Bend is serving the
family. Online guest book
and condolences may be
found at www.myrhum-pat-
ten.com.
Michael J. Herron Jr., 42
Collins and Brandner are
very proud of the fact the vil-
lage's tax rate of $1.54 per
$1,000 of assessed value is
the lowest of any village in
the county.
“We have to remain con-
servative in Richfield,”
Brandner said. “We have the
lowest village tax in
Washington County. We have
the 26th lowest village tax in
the state of Wisconsin.
Richfield has no debt. We
intend to keep it that way.”
What they do have is a sur-
plus fund, which Collins and
Brandner said is a way for
the village to avoid debt in
the future. Snedaker said the
village has collected too
much in tax revenue.
“I think they do a pretty
poor job of budgeting since
for close to 10 budget cycles,
they have over-budgeted and
under-spent, and have devel-
oped a reserve fund that’s
rapidly approaching $3 mil-
lion,” Snedaker said. “It’s
unnecessarily large. I think
that every municipality
should have a reserve fund,
but the reserve fund in the
village of Richfield right
now is approaching the total
for the annual budget.”
Snedaker's solution is to
spend the money on roads in
the village.
Collins said the surplus
shows good fiscal discipline
by the board.
“We’re not a community
that needs to keep up with the
Joneses,” Collins said. “We
have the things that we need,
we function very well. We
have some nice things. We
have some great parks. We
have some great people that
are helping out in the commu-
nity. Our village hall is suffi-
cient at this point in time.”
Brandner said the recall
attempt last fall cemented
his resolve to run for re-elec-
tion.
“I am not going to let some-
body force me out of office
over a bunch of lies,”
Brandner said. “They insin-
uated I controlled the
Richfield Village Board all
by myself. We all know that’s
wrong. We have a five-person
board. It takes three people
to do anything that we do.”
Voss, who owns her own
insurance agency, is running
to give the board a new voice.
“I’m not really running
because I’m upset about
something or because I have
an axe to grind,” Voss said.
“I’m running to get a new
vision to the board, maybe to
shake things up a bit. Right
now there’s no women on the
board at all. I thought it was
important to have a woman
on the board. The average
age of the Richfield resident
is 39 years old and I feel obvi-
ously, being 40, I am repre-
senting the average age of
Richfield, which the board is
not right now.”
FROM THE FRONT
Richfield: Village Board candidates talk sewer, budget
“Each week a volunteer
from the Washington County
Humane Society takes their
dog into the West Bend
library to have a grade
school student read to a
dog,” said Humane Society
volunteer coordinator Kerry
Kasten. “This allows the stu-
dent the opportunity to
(interact) with a dog, as well
as take an interest in read-
ing.”
Three volunteers and their
dogs participate in the pro-
gram and alternate weeks.
Emma Conti, 7, read “Sam
and the Firefly” to Smitty
this week. It was the second
time she participated in the
program.
“She really enjoys it,” said
Lisa Conti, Emily’s mother,
both of West Bend.
Audrey Matthias, 6, of
West Bend read “Goldie and
the Three Hares,” while
Formolo chose “If Dogs
Ruled the World.”
Reading to the dog can be a
confidence boost for children
because the dog just listens
and does not correct, Kasten
said.
However, if a child is
struggling, Joan Adler of
West Bend, Smitty’s handler,
will step in.
In addition to the public
library, Adler also takes
Smitty to Kewaskum
Elementary School where he
listens to students read.
“Depending on the stu-
dent, an opportunity to read
with Smitty could be an
incentive to do more read-
ing,” Adler said.
The program with Smitty
at KES has been a big hit
with students, according to
reading specialist Mary
Metz.
“The kids love when
Smitty is here,” she said. “I
think that positive attitude
toward reading carries
through to their school day.”
The WCHS-sponsored pro-
gram in West Bend offers
students in the community
the same opportunity, from 3
until 4:30 p.m. every Monday,
according to Young Adult
Librarian Kristin Pekoll.
Each Monday there are six
15-minute reading sessions
for children. Signup sheets
are available in the Young
Adult section of the library
and are reserved on a first-
come first-serve basis.
For information about the
program, visit www.west-
bendlibrary.org or call 335-
5150 to sign up.
Reading with Rover: Kids practice with furry friends
COMMUNITYCALENDAR
Wednesday, March 23
West Bend
What: CANDLELIGHT COLLECTIVE’S
YOGA.
Where: Candlelight Collective,
258 N. Main St. (basement).
When: 7 p.m.
Cost: Free.
Info: For more information.
visit
www.candlelightcollective.word-
press.com, or e-mail candlelight-
collective@riseup.net.
Sponsor: Candlelight
Collective.
West Bend
What: THE STORY TIME CAFÉ.
Where: Cedar Valley Center
and Spa.
When: 7 p.m.
Cost: $15 per date, or all
three dates for $35 (Feb. 23,
March 23 and April 27).
Info: Enjoy Entertaining
evenings with friends in a café
atmosphere as veteran story-
teller Midge Miles regales you
with grown-up story time. Miles
is an author, recording artist,
educator and current president
of The Storied Organization. The
cost of admission includes light
refreshments. A cash wine and
beer bar will also be available.
Advance registration is required.
For more information, call 629-
9202 or e-mail cvcinfo@cedar
community.org.
Sponsor: Cedar Valley Center
and Spa.
Thursday, March 24
Germantown
What: 13TH ANNUAL FRIENDS
BOOK SALE.
Where: Germantown
Community Library, Community
Room, N112 W16957 Mequon
Road.
When: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost: Items for sale.
Info: Thousands of previously
enjoyed books are for sale at
bargain prices. Books for every-
body and all readers’ tastes.
There are like-new books,
antique books, kids’ books,
romances, mysteries, sci-fi, how-
to, cookbooks and almost any-
thing else you can imagine. Book
donations can be dropped off at
the library during normal busi-
ness hours. Proceeds from the
sale will go for special library
activities and projects.
Sponsor: Friends of
Germantown Community Library.
West Bend
What: AUDITIONS FOR “MEET ME
IN ST. LOUIS.”
Where: Immanuel United
Church of Christ, 501 Walnut St.
When: 7:15 p.m.
Cost: Free.
Info: Be prepared to sing and
dance and perform simple move-
ments. A pianist will be available
to play your music or you can
perform a song from the show.
Roles for adults, children, teens
and grandparents will make up
the large cast. For more informa-
tion, call 306-3585. Performance
dates start June 10.
Sponsor: Musical Masquers
of West Bend.
Newburg
What: HOLY TRINITY CHRISTIAN
WOMEN’S ANNUAL CHILI SUPPER.
Where: Church hall, 521
Congress St.
When: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: Adults, $6; children 5
to 12, $3.5; children under 5,
free.
Info: Homebaked bread,
homemade desserts, crackers
and beverages included with
chili.
Sponsor: Holy Trinity Christian
Women.
West Bend
What: CANDLELIGHT COLLECTIVE’S
ONE WELLNESS WORKSHOP.
Where: Candlelight Collective,
258 N. Main St. (basement).
When: 7 p.m.
Cost: Free.
Info: For more information.
visit
www.candlelightcollective.word-
press.com, or e-mail candlelight-
collective@riseup.net.
Sponsor: Candlelight
Collective.
Jackson
What: AN EVENING WITH MARY
TODD LINCOLN.
Where: Jackson Town Hall,
3146 Division Road.
When: 7 p.m.
Cost: Free.
Info: During this 150th
Anniversary of the start of the
Civil War, join Jessica Michna as
she portrays Mary Todd Lincoln.
Step back in time for a conversa-
tion with the widow of our 16th
President Abraham Lincoln.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Refreshments will be served. For
more information, call Russ
Hanson at 677-3888 or e-mail
jhsheritage@sbcglobal.net.
Sponsor: Jackson Historical
Society.
West Bend
What: SIMPLE SELF-CARE FOR
STRESS RELIEF, SESSION 3 OF 3.
Where: Cedar Valley Center
and Spa, 5349 Highway D.
When: 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.,
with at optional breakfast at 8
a.m.
Cost: $20 per session,
optional breakfast is $6.50 plus
tax.
Info: Marjorie Wilbur will pre-
sent the program which teaches
several simple self-care prac-
tices designed to help alleviate
the common symptoms of
stress.
Sponsor: Cedar Valley Center.
LOTTERY
Wednesday
WISCONSIN
SuperCash: 12-13-19-20-23-28
Doubler: No.
Megamillions: 01-14-35-50-53
Pick 4: 2-3-2-3
Pick 3: 9-3-4
Badger 5: 03-10-15-29-30
ILLINOIS
Pick Three-Midday – 5-9-6; Pick
Three-Evening – 0-6-0; Pick
Four-Midday – 6-3-0-5; Pick
Four-Evening – 0-8-1-9; Little
Lotto: 03-10-15-25-28.
Williams suggested that all
district employees — not just
teachers — should be con-
tributing more to their health
and retirement benefits to
bring expenses down.
Eliminating administrators
— he sited specifically the
dean of students position at
Badger Middle School where
there is also a principal and
assistant principal — would
also be a cost-saving measure.
Miller maintained that
there isn't excess spending
in the district to cut.
Although Parks was not at
the meeting, in his closing
statement, he endorsed
Miller and Maley.
Open records requests
made to the district about
Maley and Williams also
emerged as a sore spot dur-
ing the forum. Under state
law, members of the public
can request access to many
government records, includ-
ing email exchanges.
Maley said he was insulted
by open record requests
made by Williams. The first
was filed by Williams' wife in
February seeking all records
pertaining to Maley since
2005. The second was filed by
Williams himself on March
10 seeking information
about Maley's salary and
benefits.
Williams said his open
record requests came after
West Bend resident Kathy
Meindl filed an open records
request about him. Meindl
requested all written docu-
ments exchanged between
Williams and the School
Board, and Williams and the
administrators since 2005.
About a week after
Meindl's request came the
request from Williams’ wife,
which also sought records on
Meindl and all documents
regarding the compensation
and benefits for the superin-
tendent.
Williams said he stood by
his open records requests.
School Board: Candidates participate in forum
REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
MARCH 9
Dean C. and Karen E. Ellefson
to Robert L. Groves Jr., 5285
Easy St., town of Addison,
$275,000.
Deutsch Bank National Trust
Co. and FFMLT Trust 2006-FF13
Etc. to Eugene F. Borchardt et al,
5656 County Hwy. Q, town of Erin,
$450,000.
Krista Welch and Eric Dexter
to Daniel V. Doll et al, 7580 Pond
Road, town of Hartford,
$150,000.
MN Holdings Inc. to Tim
O’Brien Homes Inc., Sherman
Parc Circle, town of Jackson,
$64,900.
MN Holdings Inc. to Tanya R.
Liesener, Strawberry Glen Drive,
town of Jackson, $46,900.
Kory J. Clark to Alexander
Starrett and Sarah Noble Lane
Starrett et al, 5434 W. Lake Drive,
town of West Bend, $425,000.
John T. and Doreen E. Ulrich
to Cedar Bay Association Inc.,
Margolis Drive, town of West
Bend, $12,000.
Willi Mayer to Cedar Bay
Association Inc., Margolis Drive,
town of West Bend, $12,000.
Equitable Bank SSB to Robert
C. Stuart Jr. and Christine L.
Stuart, Isabelle Farms Drive,
Germantown, $130,000.
Equitable Bank SSB to J. W.
Armstead and Ethel Armstead,
Isabelle Farms Drive,
Germantown, $140,000.
Germantown LLC to Kyle F.
and Casey R. Paramski, W168
N11043 Ashbury Circle #6,
Germantown, $109,900.
ABCS Association LLC to NE
Real Estate LLC, N115 W19395
Edison Drive, Germantown,
$365,000.
Michael J. and Jennifer A.
Wendorf to Susan M. Federman,
215 Quail Circle, Newburg,
$230,000.
William Ryan Homes
Wisconsin Inc. to Tyler and
Corynn Nordstrom, 617
Creekwood Drive, town of
Addison, $213,000.
Westbury Bank and West
Bend Savings Bank to Freedom
Goldstar Investments, 244 Minz
Park Circle, West Bend,
$285,000.
Scott E. Eigner and Mary K.
Olson to Craig A. Pearson et al,
5580 Applewood Court, town of
Addison, $245,000.
Gerald C. and Janet K. Kuehn
to Daniel J. Holl, 3499 County
Hwy. D., town of Barton,
$137,500.
JJD Mastercraft Builders to
Kevin M. and Bridget L.
Pankonin, 548 Overlook Pass,
town of Farmington, $174,500.
US Bank National Association
and Citigroup Mortgage Loan
Trust Inc. Etc. to Steven Kratz,
2938 State Hwy. 83 South, town
of Hartford, $121,000.
Sheriff of Washington County
to SS Western LLC, 3513 Lake
Drive, town of Hartford, $68,000.
JRPF Properties LLC to
Norman R. Henzelmann, Pleasant
Valley Road, town of Polk,
$58,500.
JRPF Properties LLC to
Norman R. Henzelmann, Pleasant
Valley Road, town of Polk,
$150,000.
Lynn S. Winter to Steven E.
and Jessica L. Gesicki, 170
Gravel Drive, town of Trenton,
$349,900.
Bank of New York Mellon
Trust and Bank of New York
Trust Co. National Association to
Joseph Greenspan et al, 1935
Mapledale Road, town of Trenton,
$65,100.
Benjamin J. Seyfert to Scott
D. and Gayanne Coda, 2334
Lockhorn Circle, town of Trenton,
$289,900.
Richard and Nancy Burback to
Michael A. Brodzeller et al, 6751
Jamestown Drive, town of
Trenton, $209,500.
Steven E. Gesicki and Jessica
L. Tomsheck to David A. Gugg,
3092 Mileview Road, town of
West Bend, $195,000.
Terry Lee and Christine Louise
Griebling to Susan E. McKeown,
N104 W14557 Heritage Hills,
Germantown, $272,000.
Thomas Carter Jr. and
Keyjuan N. Carter to David W.
Wiener et al, W142 N9781
Amber Drive, Germantown,
$237,000.
Germantown Plaza LLC to
Germantown BB LLC, N96
W18850 County Line Road,
Germantown, $9,000,000.
Germantown LLC to Craig T.
Ploetz, W168 N11062 Ashbury
Circle, Germantown, $125,000.
Equitable Bank SSB to Trevor
J. and Breanne K. Foerch,
Dandee Drive, Germantown,
$110,000.
Stonewall Jackson LLC to
Patricia J. Schulta, W197
N17072 Stonewall Drive,
Jackson, $127,000.
Platinum Enterprises LLC to
Lange Realty LLC, W208
N16975 N. Center St., Jackson,
$390,000.
Robert F. and Jeanne M.
Dierbeck to John R. Hessler et al,
Meadow Lane, Jackson,
$4,100,000.
William Ryan Homes
Wisconsin Inc. to Nathaniel and
Nicole Pabst, English Oaks Drive,
Jackson, $235,000.
Home Sale Service LLC to
Jennifer Ancil, W208 N16855 N.
Center St., Jackson, $132,500.
Robert J. and Judith M.
Gregozeski to Justin J. Grief et al,
N171 W20529 Northview Drive,
Jackson, $199,000.
Lawrence P. McCain and
Laurence P. McCain to Michael J.
Juech et al, 429 Reagan Road,
Kewaskum, $197,000.
CPCA Trust 1 to Jay A. Clark,
1117 Edgewood Road,
Kewaskum, $102,000.
Romayne N. Staffin Revocable
Trust to Sharon L. Larson, 285
Whisper Lane, Kewaskum,
$151,000.
Anthony M. Rosbeck and
Anthony Rosbeck to Kay M.
Fleming et al, 4758 Whitetail
Circle, Richfield, $375,000.
Bielinski Homes Inc. to Paul
Kappell, 160 Countryside Drive,
Slinger, $261,900.
Adam J. and Nicole D. Stein to
Stephanie Burg, 1241 Wayne
Road, West Bend, $125,000.
Carson and Jennifer Gorecki-
Nix to Theodore A. Yahnke, 1234
N. 10th Ave., West Bend,
$191,100.
Frank C. Scheid to Robert J.
and Judith M. Gregozeski, 1005
Aspen Place, West Bend,
$185,000.
Joan R. Schladweiler and
Sandra J. Amerling to Susie L.
Klostermann, 151 N. University
Drive, West Bend, $62,000.

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  • 1. Washington County’s Daily Newspaper WWW.GMTODAY.COM March 23, 2011 Volume 155, Number 168 WEDNESDAY DAILY NEWS 50¢ 217897001 Daily News online: Subscribers get free access to the full edition www.gmtoday.com Amusements..................A5 Classified....................B4-7 Food..............................B8 Local News.....................A3 Milestones.....................B7 Nation/World..................A4 Obituaries......................A7 Opinions........................A6 Outdoors........................B3 Sports.........................B1-2 State.............................B8 TV.................................B3 Weather........................A8 INSIDE By LARRY HANSON Daily News Staff RICHFIELD — The two incumbents running for re-election to the Village Board insist there are no plans for the village to introduce sewer. One of their challengers doesn't believe them. What all four candidates for two open seats have in common is they all say they are opposed to the idea. Incumbents Bill Collins and Rock Brandner are being challenged in the April 5 election by Reid Snedaker and Sandy Voss. The two-year terms pay $4,600 per year. Snedaker waged an unsuccessful recall cam- paign against Brandner last fall. Eagle Forum will be holding a candidates forum from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on March 31 at the Village Hall, 4128 Hubertus Road. In addition to the sewer issue, the candidates like- ly will also discuss fiscal issues such as the village's surplus fund of about $2 million. Snedaker said that even though Village Board members say there are no plans for sewer, they aren't being truthful. He said their actions speak louder than their words. “You can’t put these homes on shared wells, put them on shared septic systems and assume they’re not going to fail at some point," Snedaker said. “They’re creating a condition that leads to that end result. The people have told them over and over and over again they don’t want that. It’s like talking to a door post.” Brandner said the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Com- mission has recommend- ed the village install sewer, but it has no power to enforce that recommen- dation. “We don’t want no (darn) sewer,” Brandner said. “It’s a total lie,” Collins said. “That has got to be exposed. It is a total fabri- cation by a group that is hostile to the village.” Voss also said she was opposed to having sewer in the village. “I definitely do not want sewer,” Voss said. “It is one of those things, he said, she said. You kind of have to wade through everybody’s comments and what they heard. How- ever, if it would come to Richfield, I would definite- ly not want sewer. That would just jump up every- body’s taxes and nobody wants that.” Learn techniques for cake, cupcake and cookie decorating. FOOD Sweetest hobby B1 Rock Brandner, incumbent ■ Age: 76 ■ Occupation: Retired ■ Years in District: 44 ■ Political Experi- ence: Richfield Vil- lage Board, Richfield Treasurer for 14 years, Chairman of Board of Appeals for four years, Member of Financial Policy Subcommittee ■ Family: Wife, Bar- bara; five children Four vie for Richfield Village Board Candidates talk sewer, budget; forum March 31 Bill Collins, incumbent ■ Age: 51 ■ Occupation: Team lead at North- western Mutual ■ Years in District: 17 years ■Political Experi- ence: RichfieldVillage Board, two years; Served on municipal committees ■ Family: Wife, Lian; one son Sandy Voss ■ Age: 40 ■ Occupation: Owner, insurance agency ■ Years in District: seven ■Political Experi- ence: Serves on vil- lage parks commission ■ Family: Husband, Andy; five children Reid Snedaker ■ Age: 64 ■ Occupation: Manufacturer’s rep- resentative ■ Years in District: 25 ■ Political Experi- ence: None ■ Family: Wife, Mary Jo; three children Please see RICHFIELD/A7 By KRISTINE WALDEN Daily News Staff An 8-year-old West Bend boy will not face homicide and arson charges in a March 12 fire despite a request for the West Bend Police Department for those charges, District Attorney Mark Bensen said. “We can’t charge him with a delinquent act because he’s under the age of 10,” Bensen said. The West Bend Police Depart- ment forwarded the request for charges following its investiga- tion into a house fire at 1029 Ter- race Drive that resulted in the death of 29-year-old April Ward. Bensen said his department will likely file a petition alleg- ing the boy is in need of protec- tion or services. A possible out- come to the petition would be placing the boy outside his home, Bensen said. According to police reports, extended family members were staying at the residence at the time of the fire at 7:35 p.m. Those family members told police the 8-year-old had been caught starting fires in the past. When questioned by police, the boy initially said he was working on a Pinewood Derby car and became upset when it broke so he started it on fire and dropped it into a box of Ward’s personal items, accord- ing to a police report. The boy said he tried to put out the fire but ran upstairs because it was too big, the report stated. In a later interview the boy admitted he was watching TV with Ward and became upset with her because she fell asleep and wouldn’t wake up to give him his medication, the report stated. He said he got mad, took a lighter from her purse and began to burn her belongings, which burned too quickly for him to extinguish, according to the report. The boy told detectives he lights fires “to release the stress,” according to the report. The boy said he has lit fires in the past, the report stated. West Bend boy won’t face criminal charges in fatal fire By KRISTEN J. KUBISIAK Daily News Staff Candidates competing for the three open seats on the West Bend School Board squared off Tuesday in an at-times heated forum sponsored by the West Bend Area Chamber of Com- merce. Incumbent Todd Miller and challengers Mark Maley, Doug Rakowski and Bart Williams weighed in on the School Dis- trict's financial outlook, collec- tive bargaining and other issues. Rick Parks, the fifth candi- date who will appear on the bal- lot, was unable to attend the forum because of a scheduling conflict. Parks' son, Matt, read prepared opening and closing statements on his behalf. Lines were drawn early in the forum, when Williams in his opening remarks again called for Maley to withdrawn from race given his current status as a district employee. Maley is the West Bend West girls bas- ketball coach. Rakowski called for more teacher support and cuts to administration to balance the budget. He also suggested that leadership be more creative and do a better job of control- ling spending. All service con- tracts should be opened and re- negotiated so suppliers share in the district's financial bur- den, he said. Maley likened cutting admin- istrators to searching for coins in the couch cushions, and said the district will need to “grow,” not “cut,” to improve its finan- cial situation. Charter schools to attract new students to the district was one possibility, he offered. School Board candidates differ on budget fixes Kristen J. Kubisiak/Daily News Staff Audrey Matthias, 6, of West Bend practices her reading skills at the West Bend Community Memorial Library by sharing a book with 5-year-old labrador mix Smitty. Matthias is one of three children who participated Monday in the “Reading with Rover” program sponsored by the Washington County Humane Society in the town of Polk. W est Bend second-grader Jake Formo- lo practiced his reading skills Mon- day afternoon by sharing a book with a new friend: a 5-year-old ser- vice dog named Smitty. Smitty, a labrador/golden retriever mix, is one of three area dogs who lends an ear to young readers through the “Reading with Rover” program at the West Bend Community Memorial Library. The program started last fall and is a partner- ship between the library and the Washington County Humane Society in Slinger. By KRISTEN J. KUBISIAK Daily News Staff reading with ROVER Please see READING WITH ROVER/A7 For more ■ See Thursday’s Daily News for information on the mayoral and aldermanic portions of the candi- dates forum. Please see SCHOOL BOARD/A7
  • 2. www.gmtoday.com The Daily News, Wednesday, March 23, 2011 / A7 OBITUARIES James M. “Bud” Wassell, 85, passed away on Monday, March 21, 2011, at his home. He was born on Oct. 5, 1925, to the late Fred and Gertrude (nee Wickenberg) in St. Paul, Minn. He is survived by his wife, Doris (nee McDonald); numerous special nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; and sis- ter, Marcine McLellan of St. Paul Minn. The memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 30, at 1 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel of West Bend, 1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend, with the Rev. Darin Wiebe presiding. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 30, from 11 a.m. until the time of service, also at the funeral home. Memorials would be appreciated to The National Kidney Foundation (16655 W Bluemound Rd., Ste. 240, Brookfield, WI 53005-5923) or Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (1044 S Silverbrook Drive, West Bend, WI 53095). The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assist- ing the family. www.phillip- funeralhome.com. The family would like to extend a special thank you to his many doctors and nurses, the caring staff at Cedar Crossing, Medical Midwest Dialysis, and the wonderful caring staff of Cedar Lake Home Care and Hospice. James M. ‘Bud’ Wassell, 85 June A. Lichtensteiger, 89, of Rio Rancho, N.M., and a former long- time Campbellsport resident, died Saturday, March 19, 2011, at her home. She was born in Wittenberg on Nov. 11, 1921, a daughter of John and Orsola (nee Carollo) Casetta Sr. On June 4, 1949, she mar- ried Edward Lichtensteiger at St Matthew’s Catholic Church in Campbellsport. June and Edward made their home in Campbellsport until they moved to New Mexico in September 1996. June worked at the National Enameling and Stamping Company (Army Shell Casing Division) in Milwaukee during World War II. From there she went to work at Regal Ware Corp. in Kewaskum on the assem- bly line until her retirement in 1985. June was a participating member of St Matthew’s Catholic Church in Campbellsport and then at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish when June and Edward moved to New Mexico. June is loved, cherished and survived by her four children, Sandra (Jerry) Liebe, Jim Lichtensteiger, Lynda (Donald) Woody, all of New Mexico, and Brenda Beggs (significant other, Scott Van Price) of Fond du Lac. June was a loving grandmother to seven grandchildren, Leo, Renee and Brian Grohall, Melissa Lichtensteiger, Christopher Balzer, Sara and Jared Beggs. June has 10 great-grand- children and one great-great-grand- child. June is fur- ther survived by her two sisters, Lenora Spranger and Mary Londo; three brothers-in- law, Ivan Londo, Donald Lichtensteiger and Don Kuehl; and three sisters-in- law, Francis Casetta, Amatta Keller and Maryann Lichtensteiger. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Edward Lichtensteiger; two siblings, Loretta and John Casetta Jr.; two brothers-in-law, John Spranger Sr. and Ray Keller; a sister-in-law, Shirley Kuehl; a son-in-law, Scott Beggs; and both of her parents. Visitation will be on Sunday, March 27, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Matthews Catholic Church in Campbellsport. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 6 p.m. The Rev. Neil Zinthefer will officiate. Entombment will be on Monday, March 28, at Ledgeview Memorial Park in Fond du Lac at 9 a.m. In lieu of flowers the fam- ily is requesting donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and/or masses to be given in her name. Twohig Funeral Home, Campbellsport, is serving the family with online guest- book and condolences at www.twohigfunerals.com. To everything there is a season. We will miss our lov- ing mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend. Love you Mother, June. June A. Lichtensteiger, 89 Michael J. Herron Jr., 42, of Oconto Falls, for- merly of West Bend, died unexpectedly on Monday, March 21, 2011, at his resi- dence. He was born on Nov. 5, 1968, in Milwaukee, to Michael and Donna (nee Schultz) Herron Sr. Michael enjoyed the out- doors, sitting at a campfire with a beer in one hand and a cigarette in the other, telling stories. Some of his favorite past times were fishing in the summers, hunting with his family and a good game of poker. Michael could win over a room instantly with his smile and charisma. He was loved deeply by his family and that love will carry on in our hearts. Michael is survived by his daughter, Amanda Herron of Watertown; mother, Donna Herron of Eden; three sisters, Michelle (Matt) Chapman of Kewaskum, Danielle (Craig) Vollendorf of the town of Auburn and Jana Herron of Eden; his g r a n d m o t h e r s , Stella Herron of Brookfield and Colleen Schultz of West Bend; many aunts; uncles; cousins; other rela- tives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Michael Herron Sr.; and his grandfa- thers, Robert Herron and Robert Schultz Sr. A celebration of Michael’s life will be held Friday, March 25, at the Amerahn (Highway 45, Kewaskum) from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memo- rials to the family would be greatly appreciated. Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service of West Bend is serving the family. Online guest book and condolences may be found at www.myrhum-pat- ten.com. Michael J. Herron Jr., 42 Collins and Brandner are very proud of the fact the vil- lage's tax rate of $1.54 per $1,000 of assessed value is the lowest of any village in the county. “We have to remain con- servative in Richfield,” Brandner said. “We have the lowest village tax in Washington County. We have the 26th lowest village tax in the state of Wisconsin. Richfield has no debt. We intend to keep it that way.” What they do have is a sur- plus fund, which Collins and Brandner said is a way for the village to avoid debt in the future. Snedaker said the village has collected too much in tax revenue. “I think they do a pretty poor job of budgeting since for close to 10 budget cycles, they have over-budgeted and under-spent, and have devel- oped a reserve fund that’s rapidly approaching $3 mil- lion,” Snedaker said. “It’s unnecessarily large. I think that every municipality should have a reserve fund, but the reserve fund in the village of Richfield right now is approaching the total for the annual budget.” Snedaker's solution is to spend the money on roads in the village. Collins said the surplus shows good fiscal discipline by the board. “We’re not a community that needs to keep up with the Joneses,” Collins said. “We have the things that we need, we function very well. We have some nice things. We have some great parks. We have some great people that are helping out in the commu- nity. Our village hall is suffi- cient at this point in time.” Brandner said the recall attempt last fall cemented his resolve to run for re-elec- tion. “I am not going to let some- body force me out of office over a bunch of lies,” Brandner said. “They insin- uated I controlled the Richfield Village Board all by myself. We all know that’s wrong. We have a five-person board. It takes three people to do anything that we do.” Voss, who owns her own insurance agency, is running to give the board a new voice. “I’m not really running because I’m upset about something or because I have an axe to grind,” Voss said. “I’m running to get a new vision to the board, maybe to shake things up a bit. Right now there’s no women on the board at all. I thought it was important to have a woman on the board. The average age of the Richfield resident is 39 years old and I feel obvi- ously, being 40, I am repre- senting the average age of Richfield, which the board is not right now.” FROM THE FRONT Richfield: Village Board candidates talk sewer, budget “Each week a volunteer from the Washington County Humane Society takes their dog into the West Bend library to have a grade school student read to a dog,” said Humane Society volunteer coordinator Kerry Kasten. “This allows the stu- dent the opportunity to (interact) with a dog, as well as take an interest in read- ing.” Three volunteers and their dogs participate in the pro- gram and alternate weeks. Emma Conti, 7, read “Sam and the Firefly” to Smitty this week. It was the second time she participated in the program. “She really enjoys it,” said Lisa Conti, Emily’s mother, both of West Bend. Audrey Matthias, 6, of West Bend read “Goldie and the Three Hares,” while Formolo chose “If Dogs Ruled the World.” Reading to the dog can be a confidence boost for children because the dog just listens and does not correct, Kasten said. However, if a child is struggling, Joan Adler of West Bend, Smitty’s handler, will step in. In addition to the public library, Adler also takes Smitty to Kewaskum Elementary School where he listens to students read. “Depending on the stu- dent, an opportunity to read with Smitty could be an incentive to do more read- ing,” Adler said. The program with Smitty at KES has been a big hit with students, according to reading specialist Mary Metz. “The kids love when Smitty is here,” she said. “I think that positive attitude toward reading carries through to their school day.” The WCHS-sponsored pro- gram in West Bend offers students in the community the same opportunity, from 3 until 4:30 p.m. every Monday, according to Young Adult Librarian Kristin Pekoll. Each Monday there are six 15-minute reading sessions for children. Signup sheets are available in the Young Adult section of the library and are reserved on a first- come first-serve basis. For information about the program, visit www.west- bendlibrary.org or call 335- 5150 to sign up. Reading with Rover: Kids practice with furry friends COMMUNITYCALENDAR Wednesday, March 23 West Bend What: CANDLELIGHT COLLECTIVE’S YOGA. Where: Candlelight Collective, 258 N. Main St. (basement). When: 7 p.m. Cost: Free. Info: For more information. visit www.candlelightcollective.word- press.com, or e-mail candlelight- collective@riseup.net. Sponsor: Candlelight Collective. West Bend What: THE STORY TIME CAFÉ. Where: Cedar Valley Center and Spa. When: 7 p.m. Cost: $15 per date, or all three dates for $35 (Feb. 23, March 23 and April 27). Info: Enjoy Entertaining evenings with friends in a café atmosphere as veteran story- teller Midge Miles regales you with grown-up story time. Miles is an author, recording artist, educator and current president of The Storied Organization. The cost of admission includes light refreshments. A cash wine and beer bar will also be available. Advance registration is required. For more information, call 629- 9202 or e-mail cvcinfo@cedar community.org. Sponsor: Cedar Valley Center and Spa. Thursday, March 24 Germantown What: 13TH ANNUAL FRIENDS BOOK SALE. Where: Germantown Community Library, Community Room, N112 W16957 Mequon Road. When: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost: Items for sale. Info: Thousands of previously enjoyed books are for sale at bargain prices. Books for every- body and all readers’ tastes. There are like-new books, antique books, kids’ books, romances, mysteries, sci-fi, how- to, cookbooks and almost any- thing else you can imagine. Book donations can be dropped off at the library during normal busi- ness hours. Proceeds from the sale will go for special library activities and projects. Sponsor: Friends of Germantown Community Library. West Bend What: AUDITIONS FOR “MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS.” Where: Immanuel United Church of Christ, 501 Walnut St. When: 7:15 p.m. Cost: Free. Info: Be prepared to sing and dance and perform simple move- ments. A pianist will be available to play your music or you can perform a song from the show. Roles for adults, children, teens and grandparents will make up the large cast. For more informa- tion, call 306-3585. Performance dates start June 10. Sponsor: Musical Masquers of West Bend. Newburg What: HOLY TRINITY CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S ANNUAL CHILI SUPPER. Where: Church hall, 521 Congress St. When: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: Adults, $6; children 5 to 12, $3.5; children under 5, free. Info: Homebaked bread, homemade desserts, crackers and beverages included with chili. Sponsor: Holy Trinity Christian Women. West Bend What: CANDLELIGHT COLLECTIVE’S ONE WELLNESS WORKSHOP. Where: Candlelight Collective, 258 N. Main St. (basement). When: 7 p.m. Cost: Free. Info: For more information. visit www.candlelightcollective.word- press.com, or e-mail candlelight- collective@riseup.net. Sponsor: Candlelight Collective. Jackson What: AN EVENING WITH MARY TODD LINCOLN. Where: Jackson Town Hall, 3146 Division Road. When: 7 p.m. Cost: Free. Info: During this 150th Anniversary of the start of the Civil War, join Jessica Michna as she portrays Mary Todd Lincoln. Step back in time for a conversa- tion with the widow of our 16th President Abraham Lincoln. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Russ Hanson at 677-3888 or e-mail jhsheritage@sbcglobal.net. Sponsor: Jackson Historical Society. West Bend What: SIMPLE SELF-CARE FOR STRESS RELIEF, SESSION 3 OF 3. Where: Cedar Valley Center and Spa, 5349 Highway D. When: 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., with at optional breakfast at 8 a.m. Cost: $20 per session, optional breakfast is $6.50 plus tax. Info: Marjorie Wilbur will pre- sent the program which teaches several simple self-care prac- tices designed to help alleviate the common symptoms of stress. Sponsor: Cedar Valley Center. LOTTERY Wednesday WISCONSIN SuperCash: 12-13-19-20-23-28 Doubler: No. Megamillions: 01-14-35-50-53 Pick 4: 2-3-2-3 Pick 3: 9-3-4 Badger 5: 03-10-15-29-30 ILLINOIS Pick Three-Midday – 5-9-6; Pick Three-Evening – 0-6-0; Pick Four-Midday – 6-3-0-5; Pick Four-Evening – 0-8-1-9; Little Lotto: 03-10-15-25-28. Williams suggested that all district employees — not just teachers — should be con- tributing more to their health and retirement benefits to bring expenses down. Eliminating administrators — he sited specifically the dean of students position at Badger Middle School where there is also a principal and assistant principal — would also be a cost-saving measure. Miller maintained that there isn't excess spending in the district to cut. Although Parks was not at the meeting, in his closing statement, he endorsed Miller and Maley. Open records requests made to the district about Maley and Williams also emerged as a sore spot dur- ing the forum. Under state law, members of the public can request access to many government records, includ- ing email exchanges. Maley said he was insulted by open record requests made by Williams. The first was filed by Williams' wife in February seeking all records pertaining to Maley since 2005. The second was filed by Williams himself on March 10 seeking information about Maley's salary and benefits. Williams said his open record requests came after West Bend resident Kathy Meindl filed an open records request about him. Meindl requested all written docu- ments exchanged between Williams and the School Board, and Williams and the administrators since 2005. About a week after Meindl's request came the request from Williams’ wife, which also sought records on Meindl and all documents regarding the compensation and benefits for the superin- tendent. Williams said he stood by his open records requests. School Board: Candidates participate in forum REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS MARCH 9 Dean C. and Karen E. Ellefson to Robert L. Groves Jr., 5285 Easy St., town of Addison, $275,000. Deutsch Bank National Trust Co. and FFMLT Trust 2006-FF13 Etc. to Eugene F. Borchardt et al, 5656 County Hwy. Q, town of Erin, $450,000. Krista Welch and Eric Dexter to Daniel V. Doll et al, 7580 Pond Road, town of Hartford, $150,000. MN Holdings Inc. to Tim O’Brien Homes Inc., Sherman Parc Circle, town of Jackson, $64,900. MN Holdings Inc. to Tanya R. Liesener, Strawberry Glen Drive, town of Jackson, $46,900. Kory J. Clark to Alexander Starrett and Sarah Noble Lane Starrett et al, 5434 W. Lake Drive, town of West Bend, $425,000. John T. and Doreen E. Ulrich to Cedar Bay Association Inc., Margolis Drive, town of West Bend, $12,000. Willi Mayer to Cedar Bay Association Inc., Margolis Drive, town of West Bend, $12,000. Equitable Bank SSB to Robert C. Stuart Jr. and Christine L. Stuart, Isabelle Farms Drive, Germantown, $130,000. Equitable Bank SSB to J. W. Armstead and Ethel Armstead, Isabelle Farms Drive, Germantown, $140,000. Germantown LLC to Kyle F. and Casey R. Paramski, W168 N11043 Ashbury Circle #6, Germantown, $109,900. ABCS Association LLC to NE Real Estate LLC, N115 W19395 Edison Drive, Germantown, $365,000. Michael J. and Jennifer A. Wendorf to Susan M. Federman, 215 Quail Circle, Newburg, $230,000. William Ryan Homes Wisconsin Inc. to Tyler and Corynn Nordstrom, 617 Creekwood Drive, town of Addison, $213,000. Westbury Bank and West Bend Savings Bank to Freedom Goldstar Investments, 244 Minz Park Circle, West Bend, $285,000. Scott E. Eigner and Mary K. Olson to Craig A. Pearson et al, 5580 Applewood Court, town of Addison, $245,000. Gerald C. and Janet K. Kuehn to Daniel J. Holl, 3499 County Hwy. D., town of Barton, $137,500. JJD Mastercraft Builders to Kevin M. and Bridget L. Pankonin, 548 Overlook Pass, town of Farmington, $174,500. US Bank National Association and Citigroup Mortgage Loan Trust Inc. Etc. to Steven Kratz, 2938 State Hwy. 83 South, town of Hartford, $121,000. Sheriff of Washington County to SS Western LLC, 3513 Lake Drive, town of Hartford, $68,000. JRPF Properties LLC to Norman R. Henzelmann, Pleasant Valley Road, town of Polk, $58,500. JRPF Properties LLC to Norman R. Henzelmann, Pleasant Valley Road, town of Polk, $150,000. Lynn S. Winter to Steven E. and Jessica L. Gesicki, 170 Gravel Drive, town of Trenton, $349,900. Bank of New York Mellon Trust and Bank of New York Trust Co. National Association to Joseph Greenspan et al, 1935 Mapledale Road, town of Trenton, $65,100. Benjamin J. Seyfert to Scott D. and Gayanne Coda, 2334 Lockhorn Circle, town of Trenton, $289,900. Richard and Nancy Burback to Michael A. Brodzeller et al, 6751 Jamestown Drive, town of Trenton, $209,500. Steven E. Gesicki and Jessica L. Tomsheck to David A. Gugg, 3092 Mileview Road, town of West Bend, $195,000. Terry Lee and Christine Louise Griebling to Susan E. McKeown, N104 W14557 Heritage Hills, Germantown, $272,000. Thomas Carter Jr. and Keyjuan N. Carter to David W. Wiener et al, W142 N9781 Amber Drive, Germantown, $237,000. Germantown Plaza LLC to Germantown BB LLC, N96 W18850 County Line Road, Germantown, $9,000,000. Germantown LLC to Craig T. Ploetz, W168 N11062 Ashbury Circle, Germantown, $125,000. Equitable Bank SSB to Trevor J. and Breanne K. Foerch, Dandee Drive, Germantown, $110,000. Stonewall Jackson LLC to Patricia J. Schulta, W197 N17072 Stonewall Drive, Jackson, $127,000. Platinum Enterprises LLC to Lange Realty LLC, W208 N16975 N. Center St., Jackson, $390,000. Robert F. and Jeanne M. Dierbeck to John R. Hessler et al, Meadow Lane, Jackson, $4,100,000. William Ryan Homes Wisconsin Inc. to Nathaniel and Nicole Pabst, English Oaks Drive, Jackson, $235,000. Home Sale Service LLC to Jennifer Ancil, W208 N16855 N. Center St., Jackson, $132,500. Robert J. and Judith M. Gregozeski to Justin J. Grief et al, N171 W20529 Northview Drive, Jackson, $199,000. Lawrence P. McCain and Laurence P. McCain to Michael J. Juech et al, 429 Reagan Road, Kewaskum, $197,000. CPCA Trust 1 to Jay A. Clark, 1117 Edgewood Road, Kewaskum, $102,000. Romayne N. Staffin Revocable Trust to Sharon L. Larson, 285 Whisper Lane, Kewaskum, $151,000. Anthony M. Rosbeck and Anthony Rosbeck to Kay M. Fleming et al, 4758 Whitetail Circle, Richfield, $375,000. Bielinski Homes Inc. to Paul Kappell, 160 Countryside Drive, Slinger, $261,900. Adam J. and Nicole D. Stein to Stephanie Burg, 1241 Wayne Road, West Bend, $125,000. Carson and Jennifer Gorecki- Nix to Theodore A. Yahnke, 1234 N. 10th Ave., West Bend, $191,100. Frank C. Scheid to Robert J. and Judith M. Gregozeski, 1005 Aspen Place, West Bend, $185,000. Joan R. Schladweiler and Sandra J. Amerling to Susie L. Klostermann, 151 N. University Drive, West Bend, $62,000.