Playing Nice in the Sandbox and the River

May 20, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

May 18, 2016 “People are being driven off the river,” Sue told Black River area residents. “My kids can’t dive off the dock with the big boats. … It didn’t used to be this way. We could all get along - kayakers, canoers, and boaters. I wouldn’t dream of letting my kids kayak now.” Friends of the ...

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Mississippi River is One of America’s Greatest Treasures

May 14, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

May 4, 2016 “A single drop of water falling into the headwaters of the Mississippi in Minnesota would travel the river for 90 days to reach the Gulf of Mexico.” Gayle Harper, author/photographer, read this detail on the National Park Service website. “Every cell in my body felt the impact of that and came to full attention. ...

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Recovery Court Celebrates 10 Years of Changing Lives

May 12, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

May 11, 2016 Addiction may begin in a very private way. But, healing from addiction can take a village and can be very public. “This is a big challenge,” Taavi McMahon, the Trempealeau County District Attorney told me. “People get up in front of everyone in open court and spill the beans about their whole life.” Recovery Court ...

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Will Broadband Show Up in Rural Neighborhoods?

Apr 26, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

April 27, 2016 “I don’t want to promise you fiber where fiber is not going to come,” Kent Disch, AT&T Wisconsin External Affairs Director, told Ellsworth community leaders. Pierce County business leaders and elected officials gathered with telecommunication company representatives and local cooperatives to push for resolution to Internet problems. Business leaders asked companies why they would not ...

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Referenda Sustain Schools During Time of Decreasing State Support

Apr 20, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

April 20, 2016 “School districts these days more or less live and die by these referendums in terms of their ability to sustain programs and staff,” Dan Rossmiller of the Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB) recently said as reported by the Isthmus. So far in 2016, voters approved more than three-quarters of the 85 ballot referenda ...

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Like the County Fair? Love 4H? Big Changes Coming to UW Extension

Apr 13, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

  April 13, 2016 “We can’t do more with less,” UW Extension Regional Director Julie Keown-Bomar told people gathered at a recent Menomonie meeting. “We have to do less with less. We cannot be the same cooperative extension service that we used to be.” The news hit hard. Downcast eyes, people with hands over their mouth, and long ...

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Voters for Vinehout

P.O. Box 1274
Eau Claire, WI 54702