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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 young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

My Most Popular Blogs (06/29/15)

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Here are my most popular blogs from last week, Sunday – Saturday:


1) So, who's behind the recall of Franklin alderman Janet Evans?


2) The problem with Franklin Common Council meetings...


3) Kayla's Playground in Franklin is just about a done deal, however ...


4) Ch. 58 - Kayla's Krew: Effort To Construct All-Inclusive Playground Finally Close to Success


5) New Meijer store opens in Franklin


6) Hey Casper, you mind if I try to help?


7) The latest pro-life news (06/22/15)


8) Photos of the Week (06/21/15)


9) Week-ends (06/27/15)


10) Goodnight everyone, and have a tall and tan and young and lovely weekend!

Culinary no-no #429

Culinary no-no



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There’s a bit of a buzz going on here in Franklin (and elsewhere for that matter) about when a new Oscar’s Frozen Custard and Burgers restaurant will open near 27th and Rawson.

Here’s some advice. When Oscar’s does finally open, and it could be very soon, don’t go there.

Did I just write that? Yes I did.

Do I really mean it? Yes I do.


More on that later.



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Photos of the Week (06/28/15)

Photos of the Week

1) The US Supreme Court made a historic decision  in a 5-4 ruling establishing same-sex marriage across all 50 states, ending two decades of litigation. Supporters of same-sex marriage Pooja Mandagere, left, and Natalie Thompson kiss outside the U.S. Supreme Court following the announcement of the ruling on the same-sex marriage case, in Washington, June 26. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)


2) Mindy Ross (left) and Jimmie Beall celebrate at the counter after putting down their money to receive a marriage license in Probate Court on June 26 in Columbus, OH. The US Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling means the remaining 14 states, in the South and Midwest, will have to stop enforcing their bans on same-sex marriage. Ohio was one of the 14 states affected by the ruling. (Chris Russell/The Columbus Dispatch Photo via Associated Press)


3) Judith Gibson, left, and Barbara DiBarnard share a tender moment after they were married in their home in Lincoln, Neb. on, June 26. The couple, who have been together for 27 years, were finally able to legally apply for a marriage license in Nebraska. (Francis Gardler/The Journal-Star via AP)


4) Dylann Roof appears via video before a judge in Charleston, S.C., on June 19. The 21-year-old accused of killing nine people inside he historic Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church made his first court appearance, with the relatives of all the victims making tearful statements. Photo: Centralized Bond Hearing Court, of Charleston, S.C. via AP


5) Police lead suspected shooter Dylann Roof into the courthouse in Shelby, North Carolina, June 18. Roof, a 21-year-old with a criminal record, is accused of killing nine people at a Bible-study meeting. US officials are investigating as a hate crime. (Jason Miczek/Reuters)


6) Rev. Norvel Goff prays at the empty seat of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church four days after a mass shooting that claimed the lives of Pinckney and eight others on June 21 in Charleston, S.C.  Photo: David Goldman / Pool via AP


7) Protesters call for removal of the Confederate flag at the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia, S.C.  Photo: AP


8) Demonstrators protest at the South Carolina State House calling for the Confederate flag to remain on the State House grounds June 27, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. Earlier in the week South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley expressed support for removing the Confederate flag from the State House grounds in the wake of the nine murders at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)


9)  A law enforcement official stands guard on Studley Road where the search for convicted murderer David Sweat continued, Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Duane, N.Y. Convicted murderer Richard Matt was shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent in a wooded area about 30 miles from the Clinton Correctional Facility on Friday. Sweat is on the run, authorities said. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)


10) Flood water reflects damaged homes in Coal City, Illinois, a community of about 5,000 residents 60 miles southwest of Chicago, where the National Weather Service confirmed that a twister touched down on June 23. A storm system flattened homes across the Midwest and slammed the Northeast on June 22 with heavy rain and strong winds, knocking out power for hundreds of thousands, snarling transportation and overturning semi-trucks on interstates. Photo: Jon Durr / Getty Images


11) A man carries a box into the only shop open on an Athens street on June 25. Desperate Greeks expressed fears for their future Friday as more than $1.1 billion was withdrawn from banks in a single day, pushing the country closer towards a default. Photo: Daniel Ochoa De Olza / AP


12) A woman withdraws money from a bank cash machine from a National Bank branch while another reacts behind her in central Athens on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Anxiety over Greece's future swelled on Saturday, with people queuing outside banks to withdraw cash, after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' call to have the people vote on a proposed bailout deal increases the risks that the country might fall out of the euro. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)


13) Britain's Queen Elizabeth II smiles as a little robot waves to her during a reception at the 'Technische Universitaet' (Technical University) in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, June 24, 2015.  Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip are on an official visit to Germany until Friday, June 26. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, pool)


14) Wade Kitner looks at the northern lights as he fishes in Ventura, Iowa, on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Federal forecasters said the northern lights may be able to be seen Tuesday night as far south as Iowa or Pennsylvania because of a severe solar storm that hit the earth on Monday and pushes auroras to places where more people can possibly see them. (Arian Schuessler, The Globe Gazette via AP)


15) Brown bear mother Onni and her cub Alexa who was born in January are eyed by a wolf at Wildpark Knuell near Homberg, Germany, June 22, 2015. Brown bears and wolves are housed in a joint compound at the wildlife park. (EPA/UWE ZUCCHI)


16) Three lion cubs are seen making their first public appearance in their enclosure at Paris Zoological Park in the Bois de Vincennes in the east of Paris, France, June 26, 2015. The lion cubs Atlas, Kibo and Shani were born on April 22, 2015 to parents Aswad, the lioness, and the lion Nero. (REUTERS/Charles Platiau)


17) A rather round seal swims in a Osaka, Japan, aquarium.  Photo: Toshifumi Kitamurato / AFP / Getty Images


18) Keegan Sparks holds on during the mutton bustin' competition Thursday, June 25, 2015., at the Garrard County Fair near Lancaster, Ky. Each competitor had to weigh 60 pounds or fewer. (Clay Jackson/The Advocate-Messenger via AP)


19) Players perform during a game at the first Bubble Soccer tournament in Hitzkirch, near Lucerne, Switzerland, June 27, 2015. Bubble Soccer, also known as Zorb Soccer, is becoming increasingly popular around the world. The game is a recreation of playing soccer whilst encased in an inflated zorb which covers the players upper-body and head. (EPA/URS FLUEELER)


20) Rolling Stones fans stream into the south entrance of the Summerfest grounds in Milwaukee, buying T-shirts and other memorabilia ahead of the Rollings Stones Zip Code Tour show at the Marcus Amphitheater on Tuesday. Journal Sentinel photo:  Rick Wood


21) Janet Lolly, of Chicago, checks out a T-shirt for sale. Journal Sentinel photo: Rick Wood


22) The Rolling Stones kicked-off Summerfest 2015 with opener Buddy Guy at the Marcus Amphitheater June 23. Journal Sentinel photos: Rick Wood

Once again, DO NOT SIGN THE PETITION TO RECALL JANET EVANS

Thank you.


UPDATE: Franklin blogger Bryan Maersch weighs in with a perspective reminding what the Common Council was like when Steve Taylor was an alderman.

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