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 baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
The end of 2009 is quickly approaching. As I have in previous years, I will produce a series of blogs about The Top Ten Stories of Franklin for 2009.
Preliminary planning about the year-end series brought me to the conclusion that unlike previous years, coming up with ten stories won’t be impossible, but it won’t be as clear cut, either.
Why is that?
Did very little of anything newsworthy occur in
Well, that’s certainly part of it.
Is that necessarily bad?
Let’s start with public safety.
Our local government is free from the corruption that so often haunts other municipalities. From the top down, our city officials care deeply and are committed to doing their very best. Do they tax and spend too much? I certainly think so, but the reins have been pulled in as of late.
Critics without foundation or factual evidence but a hangar full of black helicopters like to invent scandals and controversy. You know what? There aren’t any.
What about our school system? The best I can say is that the administration is out of touch. They are not friends of the taxpayers. Even so,
On the issue of state government, I, of course, am very biased. I moved into
Why aren’t more
Our library is a gem. And while we don’t have an aquatic center or community center or cultural center, is any of that reason to move out, or not move here in the first place?
Last, but not least, at the danger of sounding trite,
Take the time to pay close attention to suburban stories on TV news and the other NOW web sites. When you come upon the juicy stuff, ask yourself, does this ever happen in
We are not downtown
Would I like just a little more pzazz? If my taxes wouldn’t go up 10%, hell yes!
But if the rip on