From online story comments and Facebook
On possible pending sale of the Janesville Mall: The Janesville Mall is blah. It needs something besides shopping to attract people. Look around at successful malls, and you will see they have more to offer than shopping alone. Or, too bad they can’t just jack it up and move it downtown where the real action is going on.
—Joe From Wisconsin
Joe, wouldn’t it be awesome to be able to kayak to the mall?
If the city wants to help out the sagging mall’s prospects, perhaps it would consider converting Milton Avenue into two-way. Wait a minute, Milton Avenue is already two-way.
The next problem: As values of these retail properties decline, so will property tax collection. More tax burden will fall to residential, and then online purchases won’t be such a bargain!
How about a cornered-off section and turning it into a venue for concerts? Janesville doesn’t have ANYTHING for music.
—Troy T Beau Leak
Bring back an arcade! That place was so much better than any other store in the mall.
Trampoline park. Kids need something to do.
—Michelle Leigh Johnson Seipel
Turn it back in a corn field.
On death of longtime basketball referee Bob Luchsinger Sr.: One of the best officiating mentors I ever had! A gracious, personable, competitive, compassionate and caring gentleman who always wanted the best for everyone whom he came in contact with.
—Wilson Y. Leong
On death of local women’s rights pioneer: Good work, Doris Schumacher Thom. You’ve earned a good rest in peace. Condolences to your family.
On Milton Consolidated Elementary rating as top school in state: Maybe the reason so many families have fought passionately to keep it open when budget cuts have put it in the chopping block. It’s a special school.
—Jill Grunzel Alf
It seems administration is always there to grab the credit, even though we know the teachers are the ones having the real connection with the kids. Good job, Consolidated, the small school with great teachers.
On opioids being top prescribed medication: You can thank Congressman Tom Marino and Speaker Paul Ryan for passing a bill to block the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration.
I suffer from chronic pain after having two brain surgeries. Most of their alternative treatments do nothing. So because some idiots want to abuse it, I get to live in pain all day, every day of my life? Some people just will never understand.
—Pam Long Cochran
On Rock County plans to study airport operations: The county needs to get out of the airport business. What does any of the 30-some supervisors know about running an airport? Government should not be in the business of owning (or leasing) softball fields, golf courses, airports or restaurants in airports.
On Charles Manson’s death Sunday: This animal does not deserve this article or the publicity. IMO, this means no more than finally being able to flush a long-plugged toilet.
On Saturday story, “Trump campaign created own rules on sexual harassment”: The Trumpster is a self-confessed slime ball. Real quiet on here from his sycophants, I think!
Real quiet from the left here about the party favorite, Al Franken, groping headline. There was a headline, right?
Why is the AP back to repeating something that was said in a private conversation more than 12 years ago? Yes, President Trump apologized for his “locker-room comment.”