serve a dual purpose|
|For as long as memory allows, one could set their watch by the aerial bombs that went off on the opening night of the Kiel Picnic. |
You could mark the time at 6 p.m. Things were pretty much the same for the calendar. Calendars would be set long in advance and vacations planned accordingly. Some would vacation to come home for the weekend. Others would vacation so they could operate the various stands for organizations, or to run the picnic itself.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
|EDITORIAL-Polarized politics not good for future of U.S.|
|Without question the U.S. is politically polarized these days and that seems to be a big reason why government at the federal and state levels does not work as well as it once did.|
Friday, July 25, 2014
|EDITORIAL-Never stop fight to find cure for cancer|
|Stop and think about this for a moment, although it is sad to do so: Is there anyone who has not been touched by cancer, either themselves, a family member or someone they know?|
For some people it might seem or in fact be true that there are more people in their lives who have cancer than do not.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
|EDITORIAL-Don't get too excited about lower deficit|
|Hmm, it turns out that if the budgetary belt is tightened-willingly or otherwise-that deficits can be dwindled.|
Such is the case in the U.S. as the federal government's budget deficit is on a pace to finish just below $500 billion this fiscal year.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
|KIELEIDOSCOPE-How to find out what's happening|
|When was the last time you asked your child, "What happened in school today?"|
Remember the typical answer?
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
|EDITORIAL-Do fatherless families help society?|
|Father's Day was celebrated last Sunday throughout the U.S.|
In Milwaukee, an 11-year-old girl was shot during a robbery attempt at a convenience store.
It would seem those two sentences have nothing in common. One talks about a happy, annual day of celebration; the other is just the latest in a string of innocent people being the collateral damage of a major issue facing Wisconsin's biggest city.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
|EDITORIAL-Upholding the law|
|Congratulations to local law enforcement for their arrest in the past week of an apparent major marijuana dealer in the area.|
The arrest continued a recent string of local officers, deputies and investigators catching people breaking the law, and apparently there is no shortage of people doing so.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
|EDITORIAL-Attack on coal, state|
|With his days remaining in office dwindling, President Barack Obama seems to be firing the rest of his missiles-and there is plenty of collateral damage, including jobs and family budgets in Wisconsin.|
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
|EDITORIAL-Standing ovations show priorities right|
|These days it is good to see when a community's priorities are in the right place.|
This happened last Friday night at New Holstein High School's commencement, but there is little doubt the same thing would have taken place in any community around here-and hopefully everywhere.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
|Other than some singing, things quieter in Madison|
|The leisurely summer pace of state government is highlighted by preparation for the new federal health-care law and renewed Walker administration threats to arrest those singing noontime labor songs in the Capitol Rotunda.|
Friday, August 2, 2013
|VIEWFINDER-Would you camp overnight for the best Christmas gift ever?|
We all can easily become frustrated with all the materialism that gets out of whack at the Christmas season. Yet, how many of us shape our lives, our Christmas habits and even our beliefs around that earthly side of the holiday?|
Tuesday, December 25, 2007