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More than 16 accidents, many of them cars in the ditch, were reported to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office between Monday and Tuesday mornings. The area remains under a winter storm warning. With 7 to 13 inches of snow already on the ground and more falling, law enforcement officers are urging motorists to slow down to stay safe. When roads are slick with ice or snow, far too many drivers crash or skid off the road because they were driving too fast for conditions.
Thousands of Wisconsin residents could lose federal unemployment benefits at the beginning of the New Year if Congress doesn't extend emergency jobless payments. A person who loses his or her job in Wisconsin is eligible for 26 weeks of state unemployment benefits.
Gambling addictions are back in the news, as a Milwaukee-area woman has been charged with embezzling over a million dollars from her employer and spending it at a Potawatomi casino. Wheaton Franciscan fired Janice Nieman in July after the health care firm accused its payroll specialist of using a scheme to pocket more than a million dollars in company funds.
The mother of an autistic 5 year old boy has started a petition drive against a central Wisconsin school district after pulling him out of kindergarten because of alleged bullying. Lauren Barrett says her concerns started when autistic 5-year-old Christopher broke his arm on the playground, in an incident not witnessed by supervisors. "He told me he fell off the slide," says Barrett. "Accidents do happen, so maybe it was an accident." Barrett says Christopher later complained about being bullied, so she and the boy's father began watching what happened at recess.
The heavy snow is causing some delays in the delivery of the Superior Telegram today. Delivery personnel are having a tough time getting around, and newspapers are likely to be late, particularly in rural areas of Douglas County.
If you're looking for a gift idea for the senior in your life, Senior Connections offers the ability to purchase pre-paid meal plans in its nutrition program. For those age 60 and older, pre-paid meals can be purchased for $3.50 each. These nutritious meals are available at seven congregate meal sites in Douglas County and delivered to homebound seniors. Call Senior Connections to determine if the seniors on your list are eligible for the Home Delivered Meal Program. Senior Connections offers a wide variety of balanced meals.
Senior Connections offers hot, nutritious meals Monday-Friday for people 60 or older. Meals are delivered to homebound individuals and are served at congregate sites in Douglas County. A $3.50 contribution is requested per meal but no one is denied because of inability to pay. Call 715-394-3611 or 800-870-2181. Next week's menu includes: Dec. 9: Baked fish, potatoes, sour cream, creamed peas, cornbread, apricots. Dec. 10: Hamburger gravy, mashed potatoes, mixed veggie, wheat bread, applesauce. Dec. 11: Baked ham, Au gratin potatoes, glazed carrots, wheat roll, cherry cobbler. Dec.
Cathedral School First quarter honor roll Gold Gretchen Austreng, Emma Blomfelt, Evaline Britton, Riley Calborn-King, Austin Engelhardt, Hannah Hackenbrock, Chloe Hofman, Jillian Hughes, Gemma Lehto, Sean McCoshen, Madelynne Shovein, T.J.
Two of the biggest winners in the recently adopted Republican school aid increase are Democratic-leaning districts in Dane County. Middleton-Cross Plains will get an additional $570,272 more in the first year, boosting its state aid to $9.7 million. That amounts to a 6.2 percent boost, the largest percentage increase among the state's school districts. Madison will get a $2.28 million, or a 4.6 percent, increase for the current school year. By comparison, Milwaukee, the largest school district, will see an increase of $2.9 million in state aid.
As chief dietary consultant and food preparation specialist in my domicile, I am responsible for the procurement of foodstuffs and other assorted provisions to ensure continuous familial sustenance within our humble abode. In other words, I do the grocery shopping. I've been at my post for decades, rising from the ranks of grocery greenhorn to that of food aficionado.