Jason Smathers, SheboyganPress Media

Jason Smathers

SheboyganPress Media

Sheboygan, WI, United States

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Past articles by Jason:

Editor: Death in the news isn't easy

Death doesn’t lend itself to easy conversations. → Read More

Sheboygan liable for Olivas death, owes $250K

After seven hours, a jury found the city's negligence contributed to Jaime Olivas' death. → Read More

Batman v. Superman: What did we watch?

Scott Hansen and Jason Smathers discuss why the blockbuster fell flat → Read More

Smathers: Why districts were left out

Sheboygan Press editor Jason Smathers talks about editing decisions and office hours. → Read More

MatiChek sentenced to 10 years in prison

Kevin MatiChek, convicted of sexual assault of a child and bribery, deemed a predator by judge → Read More

Sheboygan administrator, city hall decisions loom

A choice for the new city administrator as well as a path on new city hall slated this week → Read More

Payne: Funds needed for Sheboygan County roads

Sheboygan County Administrator trumpets accomplishments, but signals rocky road ahead → Read More

Judge rules against city in overtime lawsuit

Rudolph Randa: bonuses and health care payment should have been used to calculate overtime → Read More

Mooney, Cirilllo finalists for Sheboygan judge

Walker narrowed his choices to interview for Judge Van Akkeren's seat from five applicants → Read More

Appeals Court: Kohler Co. overtaxed by village

Unanimous panel upholds earlier ruling that village owes Kohler more than $600k → Read More

Thai, barbeque restaurants coming to Sheboygan

City allows Parker John's, Tasty Sheboygan to apply for licenses; proposed wine bar left out → Read More

Wisconsin teamster retirees keep up pension fight

Local organizers say they're convinced the tide is turning in their favor on rescue plan → Read More

Scott Walker: No change likely in tax limits

Gov. Scott Walker touted his efforts at workforce development in a speech in Sheboygan Friday and also pushed back against suggestions that the state should lift levy limit restrictions any time soon. Walker spoke at the First Friday Forum held by the Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce at Blue Harbor, focusing his talk on putting Wisconsinites back to work and defending his positions on public… → Read More

Finalists named for Sheboygan administrator

Darrell Hofland of Grafton and former council president Eric Rindfleisch are finalists. → Read More

Sheboygan to settle former fire chief lawsuit

City will pay $25,000 to Jeff Hermann; votes to deny $70k claim by Sonlight Books owner → Read More

Town of Wilson loses appeal against developer

A three-judge panel sides with developer in battle over right to annex land to Sheboygan → Read More

Knockdowns of city lights cost $182k in 2015

As the city finally gets 8th Street bridge working, Public Works itemizes knockdown costs → Read More

City to interview administrator candidates

Civil Service Commission members could recommend finalists by end of the week → Read More

Police: Family was at bible study; no cause of fire yet

Family of Maki children were at bible study during fire; DA likely not bringing charges → Read More

City: 224k gallons of sewage leaked into lake

The leakage was the result of a cracked force main that was flowing for a day → Read More