Many observers have called Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to expand private school vouchers bad education policy.
I’ve been on the job for more than 21 years, without a day off for longevity, illness, endurance or good behavior.
At the end of March, the 1994-95 Superior Senior High School Girls Basketball team was inducted into the Superior Sports Hall of Fame along with many other successful athletes and community members.
The older I get, the more I realize how much there’s yet to learn. Life lessons are never-ending and have no age limits — thank goodness. Often, they are achieved through blood, sweat and tears, which makes them more valuable than the newest piece of technology or fancy car parked in the driveway. And, unlike the newest 4G gizmo, their relevance endures through generations.
To the Telegram: Three years ago, my wife and I enrolled our son into the Superior Wrestling Club. We were a little reluctant in the beginning because, we didn’t want him to get hurt.
To the Telegram: If you think that you don’t need to buckle your safety belt because you’re a good driver, remember that you’re likely sharing the road with bad drivers who cause crashes when you least expect it.
To the Telegram: Shelters are there to take in the unwanted and homeless animals around our communities. They are there to help those that need it the most. It is everywhere and happens every day; there are many ways to help these animals and not just through adoption.
The Walker administration flubbed the start-up of the state’s new economic development organization, according to a 94-page report by the nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau.
Ken Bierl lives in an old house that sits about 100 yards off the steep bluffs of the St. Croix just north of North Hudson.
To the Telegram: Initially, Mike Nichols’ complaint, published Feb. 22, about the Freedom from Religion Foundation’s objections to Barron County’s use of the name “Jesus” in prayers before board meetings seems another justifiable complaint about oversensitivity from those “politically correct” people making another unnecessary fuss. He also mentions that the president’s presence at a national prayer service carries no such stipulation.
To the Telegram: In his recent 1,093 page budget, Gov. Scott Walker has a provision that says certain taxpayers who have not paid their taxes for years and years, if the state knew of their underpayment but took no action, they do not have to pay these back taxes.
Don’t let poor service leave bad taste in customers’ mouths Most often, I try to focus on the positive, but I have a gripe and I’m pretty darn sure I’m not alone in my view: Good customer service is hard to come by these days.
It was a party 14 years in the making. Attendees included nine moms who met when our kids were in preschool. Now, we came together to anticipate and celebrate those same preschoolers’ high school graduations.