We still have shreds of civility left. I love it when people walk up to those in uniform and say, “Thank you for your service.” It is a recognition of their courage and sacrifice. And now we should add gratitude for those in the medical profession.
On Jan. 20, the United States confirmed its first case of the coronavirus. The nation’s political and media elite obsessed over Mitch McConnell’s just-announced resolution governing the impeachment trial of Donald Trump.
Donald Trump has taken to declaring himself a “wartime president,” but the commander in chief cannot resist getting in the way of what few competent generals he has at his disposal. No matter how hard he pretends, Commander COVID is unable to rise to the occasion and rise above his flimflam …
What happens when the supposed dictator won't dictate? This is the conundrum confronted by the harshest critics of President Donald Trump who have gone from warning he is a budding despot to complaining he hasn't done enough to impose his will during the coronavirus crisis.
Admit it. Many of you who heard that President Donald Trump had finally decided to take a coronavirus test were rooting for it to come back positive, meaning he had contracted the disease and at the very least would have to self-quarantine.
COVID-19 is here, and it has been a sobering week for Wisconsin. As schools close, sporting events cancel, and grocery aisles go bare, there is a sense of uneasiness.
The coronavirus outbreak is the first pandemic of the woke era, and as such it’s not surprising that there is a fierce debate over how to refer to it without offending against social justice.
Anybody who is acquainted with me knows that I’m a baseball fan and root for my hometown team, the Nationals. Did I mention they won the World Series? It’s a new season, and opening day is coming up. This year, there’s a possibility that opening day might not happen, because we are dealing w…
In Las Vegas, Mike Bloomberg’s half-billion-dollar crapshoot was revealed as a load of, well, you know. Half a BILLION dollars! That’s what he will have spent before Super Tuesday, when he is first on any ballot. But even before then, his lavishly paid advisers had allowed him to participate…
Bernie Sanders may be on the verge of gaining an insurmountable lead in the Democratic nomination fight, but he's not letting that get in the way of his socialist principles.
President Donald Trump is right that he does "have, as president, the legal right" to meddle in Department of Justice decisions. However, when he makes public comments, or when it can be shown that he has privately discussed any federal criminal case with his Justice subordinates, it should …
Republican incumbents up for re-election to the Wisconsin state Senate this fall, on average, had almost twice as much money in the bank heading into 2020 than their Democratic colleagues, according to a WisPolitics.com check of finance reports.
Just shy of two years ago, this column explored the heightened importance of open government when public health is at risk. Multiple examples showed the government was not sharing timely information with the public, or even other branches of government, on issues such as clean drinking water and chronic wasting disease.
Pardon my sharing a personal preference, but I don't give a rat's patootie about the opinions of some showbiz notables because, notwithstanding their star power, they usually don't really know what they're talking about.
Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul says Republican legislative leaders have wasted taxpayer money by paying private attorneys $19,670 so far to review proposed settlements under a lame-duck law he says doesn’t work.
It’s appropriate that the U.N. special rapporteur devoted to adequate housing has visited encampments in Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Mumbai — and San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley.
Mornings are somewhat brighter, but it’s still a day of mourning. The switch from daylight saving to standard time is an admission that we can’t escape the predictable gloom of winter, with its icy weather. It might become less predictable once global warming fully wreaks its destruction — y…
Kudos to Lodi residents Mary and Jim West, who donated two weeks of their time to scraping and painting the gazebo on Highway 113 just north of the four corners in downtown Lodi. The Wests also installed new panes of glass for the display panels. The community owes you its thanks for beautif…
S.T.E.A.M is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Agriculture and Mathematics. At Poynette High School, the STEAM program fully embodies the enthusiasm for imagination and discovery that everyone experiences as a young child. We combine this enthusiasm with a project-based f…
There’s a special relationship between a small school district and its community. Years ago, I taught in a large district where the high school had nearly 3,000 students. There was no partnership with the community. For example, if the district needed adult mentors, they simply hired them fr…
From time to time all of us need a humble reminder of the important things in life: our family and friends, a safe place to call home, the ability to pay the bills, and food on the table. My weekly reminder about what’s important comes when I volunteer as a CASA child advocate.
The Poynette Village Board approved two change orders and discussed whether or not to voice their support for the fall school referendum, among other business, at their meeting Tuesday night, July 24.
One year ago – almost to the day – I penned a column reminding everyone that transportation is key to our state’s vibrant tourism industry. Tourism is one of three major economic pillars that drive our state’s economy along with agriculture and manufacturing.
Recently, I was asked by a local school if they could visit our West Point Old School House, learn a bit of the history of the fairgrounds and answer some questions the students had. Questions from “inspiring minds” always keeps me on my toes, so I have to be ready for anything.
Art, poetry, musings, and music greet hikers and walkers as our spring landscape greens and blooms along the Ice Age Trail through the magic of Art on the Trail, a month-long collaboration of the Lodi Trail Community.
Hometown News considers its letters to the editor column to be a very important public forum. We make every effort to publish all letters, with those from persons in our readership area taking precedence.
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind has the biggest war chest among Wisconsin’s House members going into his 2018 re-election bid, a WisPolitics.com check of the FEC site shows.
DekorraFest Fireworks has come to the end of an era. The popular annual festival and fireworks show (formerly known as Midummers Night in Dekorra Fireworks) has been informed by the landowner that improvements coming to the property will not be compatible with the large fireworks display.
Do you know families of 4-year-old children who are starting to discuss school options? Maybe it is even yours. These days parents have more options than ever for school districts, and we believe that at Poynette we will help your child reach their full potential. On Friday, April 13, we wil…
Having been given another opportunity to write this column for the Poynette Press, I had to put some thought into what I wanted to write about, and from what perspective.