On Group honors restoration of Janesville house
Very Nice! Would love to take a tour as well! Keep up the good work!
On Garbage collection switch nears in Janesville
We live in the country and have similar carts. They are very easy to maneuver. The elderly should be just fine!
On Just the ticket? Officials hope parking issue solved
I would venture to guess that neither of these last two readers who posted these comments have EVER been down to watch a 6:15 pm game at the Sports Complex. If this is the case, I would invite you to come down to the Complex at 6 pm Monday-Thursday to watch a game. Remember the complex is still under construction. When you come, please bring at least 2 lawn chairs for you and your small child, remember that you need to bring your small child too....and you won't be able to bring the stroller because you now are carrying 2 lawn chairs (as many fields do not have bleachers yet). Oops, and it is a day after a rain, so the small child may be either stepping in puddles, or running towards the road. In addition, the weather is in the upper 40's this evening (which is what many of us had at the start of the season) so now in addition to your 2 chairs and small child, you will have to bring 1-2 blankets. You park in the far lot (which is at LEAST 3-4 baseball fields away as you can't park on the road anymore and the tiny parking lots are full of either cars or construction equipment taking up spots) and then you must walk there. Yup, try that. We are NOT lazy. I am an avid exerciser, I have RUN around that sports complex several times (and I did clock it, it is ONE mile around the complex!). Yes, we can all use the exercise, but not with chairs, blankets, and toting small children. On top of it all, once you get up to whichever field you are at, you have to avoid falling as you are walking on concrete crumble. SOOO, until you have walked the walk, don't complain about us "lazy asses"!
On Act 10 effects worry districts, teachers
I agree that the State Workers are not taking a "paycut". If their wages were docked and the money went back into the employers/State's hands, then yes...that would be a "paycut". The money instead is transferring and going into paying for THAT INDIVIDUAL'S pensions and insurance. I used to be a State Worker and reaping the benefits of an unheard of pension. Now the State Pension is similar to many plans out there, where the Employee contributes.
On 1 in 2 new graduates are jobless or underemployed
Life is about choices....that is what we tell our kids. Yes, we urge them to go to College. BUT, we tell them they need to choose a major where THEY CAN GET A JOB AFTER GRADUATION. Agree with "donnaw"....research this and pick a field accordingly, and of course, that you enjoy.
On A little cart courtesy, please
Agree, that far too many Janesville residents have a sense of entitlement, sad to say. Just going to Woodman's (Janesville) makes me crabby. On only RARE occasions will anyone say "excuse me" when they walk in front of you or need to get by. People stand in the aisles and don't pay attention to their surroundings and others needing to get by. The worst of it it that I feel the Employees are rude. Hardly ever can I ever make eye contact with an employee, see an employee smile or even a "hello". Usually I am attempting to get by them in the aisle as they are stocking, and they do not ever apologize for the inconvenience. At the cash registers, all too often are the Cashier and the Bagger carrying on a conversation. I may get a "hello", but I get the feeling I am interrupting them. And then I need to pay my $150 bill. Ugh. I have to say that the Woodman's in Beloit is awesome. Customer Service far exceeds Janesville's store and even the customers are much more friendly! Worth the extra drive, even with gas at $4/gallon!
On Free admission days change at Rotary Gardens
Our two young boys and I used to stop into Rotary Gardens and just walk around for awhile (30-60 min). Sometimes take a few pictures. The Gardens are absolutely beautiful. We would sometimes go and have a quick picnic lunch. I understand how maybe a fee needs to be charged. I get that. But $5/person, and I don't believe there are discounted rates for children (haven't heard that anyway)? So, $15 for us to just "stop in for a bit" just doesn't happen anymore. I understand there are "free" days, but I would also expect that a tremendous amount of people would be there on these days as they are few and far between. Takes away from the "peaceful" Garden setting. We miss going to the Gardens, but we haven't been there since they started charging for entry. If they charged less $1-2 or children <12 free, then we would be back!
On Residents get chance to see inside new $145 million hospital and clinic
janesville58: prepare to see many of the same faces that you have seen at "the other guy". It is going to be many of the same nurses and physicians, just a new building.
On Janesville City Council president resigns
None of us were there. No one knows what truly happened. Let's not be judgmental. Someday the tables may be turned and you might be in the spotlight. Let the story rest. Good luck to Mr. Brunner and his family, and thank you for your service to this community.
On Electronics recycling company opens in Janesville
tikiman1, just an FYI.....I JUST dropped off a computer, printer and a PS2 this past week at ALTER and did NOT get paid for any of it. I was told by Alter that most places the customer has to pay to bring it in, but they will take it for no charge, "especially as I was bringing in cans as well". Don't get me wrong, I really appreciate that they took it off my hands. But please get your information right before putting down this guy.
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