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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Spending the Weekend Watching Game Film

Apr 4, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

April 6, 2016 When the game is over the coaches go into the film room to see where the breakdown was in play execution. The best game plan in the world is not any good if the team does not execute it. The “game film” for the State of Wisconsin was recently released. This is a good ...

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The Voting Window is Quickly Closing

Mar 28, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

March 31, 2016 “We’ve got to go to the clerk and get your ballot sent to college,” I said to my son. “Aw Mom. Is this election really that important?” he asked. “YES!” I answered. Maybe I added a little too much emphasis. Spring elections are April 5th.  Voters will choose, among others, all county board supervisors, a ...

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The Next Well that Goes Bad May be Yours

Mar 23, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

March 23, 2016 “I feel like the state failed to protect the people,” Stacy told me. “Nobody really cares because it’s not affecting them.” Stacy is one of several Lincoln Township residents in Trempealeau County who lived through two years of well problems. An industrial sand mine and processing plant set up shop in the neighborhood. Mine owners ...

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Voters for Vinehout

P.O. Box 1274
Eau Claire, WI 54702