Jefferson Davis is a longtime resident of Menomonee Falls. He is the proud parent of two wonderful boys. He enjoys singing, volunteering, reading, gardening, politics, antiques, history, guitar, violin, piano, officiating, helping neighbors and yard work. He served as Village President of Menomonee Falls from 2003-05. He is a member of Northbrook Church and serves on the Advisory Council for the Salvation Army Rehabilitation Center. He is an independent registered representative practicing in the areas of insurance, investments and retirement.
Welcome to The Vanguard. We are a group of novice citizens offering a fresh, new and insightful perspective of village politics to this blog. We will have a number of researchers and contributors with fresh eyes and open ears without the fear of retribution that will provide a very frank and candid view of what really has been going on in Menomonee Falls’ politics for years and will continue to go on unless transparency and openness prevail.Webster’s definition of vanguard refers to, “…the forefront of an action or movement”. This blog will always attempt to abide by the guiding principles and ethics of The Journalist’s Creed from The Missouri School of Journalism written by Walter Williams around 1906 (http://journalism.missouri.edu/about/creed.html). We will always be open, honest, fair, truthful and balanced giving the reader the choice to decide as to what they will believe without any prejudice or twisting of the facts. We will humble ourselves when necessary and make adjustments. This blog is the result of so many observations of false and selective reporting, the deliberate and unfortunate persecution of so many innocent people by the press and media as well as the total lack of coverage of issues that are truly “newsworthy” that for whatever reason are never covered at all. As avid listeners of talk radio and viewers of Fox News, we have often times found ourselves saying, “…hmmm, I didn’t know that”, when talk radio or cable tv has uncovered numerous stories that the mainstream media deliberately chooses to ignore or misrepresent to fit a certain agenda or bias. The Vanguard will not do that. To coin the phrase from Fox News, “We report, you decide”, The Vanguard will report and let you decide. After so many personal experiences by members of The Vanguard with the press and media over the years, the genesis of the idea to have our “own” blog was born.
Our Creator Has Given us Many Blessings on the 4th of July
The Vanguard would like to wish everyone a very Happy 4th of July as time is spent with family, friends and neighbors in the Falls and surronding areas.
Just a short note of thanks for visiting The Vanguard over the last week. The blog was started about a week ago and by the time this new blog is posted around 1,000 visits will have been made to The Vanguard. We’re off to a really good start thanks to you. Let’s keep it going. We have heard many positive comments about the blog so far and promise to keep it interesting and informative so our community has somewhat of an idea of what is really going on with our local politics that will affect us for years to come.The Great Garbage Debate
A huge thank you for reading The Vanguard over the last two weeks. Like Oldies 95.7, the hits just keep coming. By the time this posting is logged, we will have received over 2,400 hits in less than two weeks on our way to 3,000 and beyond. We promise to keep the blog interesting, informative and insightful. Thank you.Citizens Approach The Vanguard for Follow up on Village President
Reader asks about Falls Fest
A Vanguard reader asked if we could look into the Falls Fest matter from a historical perspective as well as some of the "deals" that Falls Fest seems to get that no other non-profit organization(s) seem to get in Menomonee Falls from the Village Board. We will attempt to cover this issue the best we can when the local press seems to under report or not report on at all over the last few years. Thanks for the idea. We apologize ahead of time for the length of this posting, but it is necessary to fully appreciate the scope of all of these dealings with Falls Fest and the taxpayers over the last 13-15 years.