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School Budget Proposal Brings Needed Relief

Nov 23, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

November 23, 2016 “Over the past four years, we have seen an increased reliance on referenda to keep the lights on,” State Superintendent Tony Evers announced as he released his school budget proposal. “Around the state, local communities took the lead on funding reform through the ballot box, but the state has to be a good partner ...

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Back to the Woods

Nov 16, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

November 16, 2016 “See that scrape?” Lisa pointed to a large area of bare dirt. “That’s not made by a tractor tire.” “And look at the branches above,” she said. “They are all broken. The buck was standing here pawing his hooves and tossing his head.” We were on the edge of one of our hay fields, just ...

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Joining Hands and Respecting Differences

Nov 9, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

November 9, 2016 “We try very hard to not have political discussions at our family gatherings,” my friend told me over dinner. “How sad,” I replied. This comment – one I’ve heard many times in past months – stood in sharp contrast to the enthusiastic spirit of community I felt the night before. I joined many neighbors in ...

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Local Referenda Replace the Lack of State Education Funds

Nov 3, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

November 2, 2016 From Arrowhead to West Salem, voters across the state are considering the future of their school districts when they go to the polls. Citizens in 46 districts will be asked to approve referenda. Some questions relate to the building of new facilities. However, 46% of this year’s referenda are for the on-going expenses of ...

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Go Vote…Even on Saturday

Oct 28, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

October 26, 2016 On a beautiful October Saturday afternoon, my college-student son and I went to vote. Afterwards, I breathed a huge sigh of relief. Just between you and me, I worried about my son voting. Would he come home before Election Day? Would he know the rules about mail-in ballots? Mail-in early voting is complex. You must request ...

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Voters for Vinehout

P.O. Box 1274
Eau Claire, WI 54702