Category: Middleton

The (Public Schools) Profit Motive

Posted April 24th, 2013 @ 10:55 AM by

We have brought you the story before that the current round of “education reform” is a myth, that its just a ruse to try and privatize education so certain people can get their hands on our education money! We all know that Scott Walker in his latest budget wants to vastly increase taxpayer money going […]

Complain About Alternative Transportation on Leap Day!

Posted February 23rd, 2012 @ 4:45 PM by

With this being a leap-year, and the great day fast approaching, I hereby declare February 29th as “Complain about alternative transportation day.”   So how about it? You’ve got a whole extra day this year. Why not spend 20 minutes of it harshing your elected officials about how hard it is for you to walk, […]

A Message From the Middleton Police Department

Posted February 23rd, 2012 @ 7:07 AM by

So I’m on all sorts of e-mail lists. One of them is the Middleton Police department. In their recent newsletter I was kind of surprised that they noted identity theft as a growing problem. One other thing for you, dear reader, to worry about. In addition to the tips provided below, I’d like to add […]

Congrats to Middleton!

Posted August 17th, 2011 @ 7:07 AM by

Madison’s charming western neighbor Middleton for being recognized as one of CNN’s best places to live (in the small towns category). From the city of Middleton’s press release acknowledging the honor: Mayor Kurt Sonnentag had this to say of our renewed ranking: “We are very pleased to continue Middleton’s streak of staying in Money Magazine’s/CNN’s […]

Sundays Community Meeting

Posted March 25th, 2011 @ 11:43 AM by

Hope to see everyone Sunday, March 27, 3-4:30 Monona Grove High School Commons 4400 Monona Drive, Monona How did we get here? What do we anticipate with the Governor’s proposed budget? Are there alternatives? All are welcome to come.   Our desired outcomes include: increased understanding of school funding and the present challenges; alternatives to […]

Trumka- “It already has!”

Posted February 28th, 2011 @ 10:27 PM by

I was recently given the opportunity to sit down with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Mr. Trumka was very cordial and positive and had plenty to say about the state of the union and what started in Madison and has blossomed throughout the country and the world. Mr. Trumka gladly took all of our questions and […]

ballot box solutions…..

Posted February 23rd, 2011 @ 8:18 AM by

Having spent lots and lots of time at the Capitol, many of the great speakers there keep mentioning recall. Not only of Scott Walker, but also of the republican Senators like Alberta Darling and Luther Olsen among others. While I agree with that, I think people are overlooking somewhere they can make a major impact. […]

Conservative Activists Launching Counteroffensive Against Teachers and State Senators.

Posted February 20th, 2011 @ 5:45 PM by

Conservative activists have begun mounting recall efforts for at least 4 state senators: Mark Miller (Monona), Fred Risser (Madison), Jim Holperin (Eagle River), and Bob Wirch (Kenosha).  Also,  The Wisconsin 9/12 project has submitted Open Records Requests to Madison, Middleton, and DeForest School districts requesting lists of  teachers who called in sick last week, their compensation, […]

Something Pleasant for Friday

Posted February 4th, 2011 @ 7:07 AM by

While some people are attacking public employees, I’d like to offer a counter-view…

Primary Election Day Open Thread

Posted September 14th, 2010 @ 1:01 AM by

You know you got something to say about the elections today. Got any predictions? Any onsite reporting like how crowded the polls are or what number voter you were? Who are you cheering for?

Middleton Crime Statistics

Posted August 19th, 2010 @ 7:07 PM by

City of Middleton releases some crime stats…