On Janesville City Council to consider allowing dogs in parks, trails all year long
On Milton schools brace for $865,000 in cuts
VN Vet 7071:
Remember, one line item in the recommended cuts, according the district is as follows:-- Athletic budget reduction of $22,300.
They have not hired a "replacement" for Mike Garrow and paid that person "$100,000."
The school board appointed an interim superintendent (Milton Elementary Schools Principal Theresa Rusch) and the district is paying her a $20,000 stipend above her salary for taking on the extra duties.
In all, Garrow's leave pay combined with his severance, the cost of Rusch's stipend, along with legal costs dealing with the investigation and severance of Garrow and a costs of a search for Garrow's replacement all total between $170,000 and $185,000, according to district estimates.
Neil Johnson, reporterThe Gazette
On Homeless experience opens Gazette reporter’s eyes, heart
CarlitosWay: Thank you for providing the link that explains the genesis of government-subsidized cellphones. It is interesting that the men at GIFTS call prepaid cellphones "Obama Phones." From their standpoint, it seems less a political statement and more a generic nickname that seems to have stuck. In reference to your and others' comments about politics and homelessness, I have one interesting point: The homeless men I have gotten to know are of all political stripes. One man, Mike, an unemployed former factory worker, told me he believed the gubernatorial recall election in Wisconsin was a waste of time and money. Others seem moderate politically while some are more liberal. Like any segment of the population, it's impossible to use a broad brush to paint a sociopolitical portrait of people in poverty.
On Milton School District turning to girls hockey to boost enrollment
Thanks, csense: I and The Gazette certainly stand corrected on the reference to body checks.
On Local music stores cashing in on resurgence of vinyl records
Thanks for the tip, WisLady!
On Do you fear methamphetamine?
If you don't believe that methamphetamine can rot a community from the inside out, drive through rural areas and small towns in Iowa, Southern Illinois and Missouri. You don't have to look too far to see how meth ravages the people and communities in which it takes root. The damage is right on Main Street.
On Town of Milton gravel pit proposal could face competing offer
Bill Watson tells The Gazette that Mulder Farms has no current interest in any gravel pits or mining operations in Wisconsin, and he said he has absolutely no interest in turning the land in question into a gravel pit.
Today's story in The Gazette has those details.
So, if there's an ulterior motive, it's not yet clear what it would be. But it apparently has nothing to do with gravel.
On Homeless like me: Local men tell of their own paths to homelessness
Who is going around town lying about being a vet to collect homeless "largesse," Gazettefan? Who is it? Please call me to discuss this; I'd sincerely be interested in looking into that issue.
Neil Johnson, reporterThe Gazette 608-755-8263
On Pro wrestling group bills itself as family alternative
There's absolutely nothing inherently "gay" about Shakespeare. Dull, cloying and tiresome, maybe (my opinion). But "gay?" Come on.
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