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Visit the Hoard Historical Museum

Need a break this weekend? Visit the Hoard Historical Museum in Fort Atkinson (401 Whitewater Avenue)! It’s open Tues through Sat, 9:30am-4:30pm. It’s free, but of course a modest donation would be most welcome.   There’s something there for nearly … Continue reading

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Program on Middle East & Raptors Feb. 28

Dianne Moller, Executive Director of Hoo’s Woods raptor education and rehabilitation center, will give a free, one-hour presentation on Tues., Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Milton Public Library (430 E. High St., Milton), recounting her experiences during recent … Continue reading

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Travel Safely

Plan to drive safely this winter! Look up weather ahead of time (another site is AccuWeather.com). Check road conditions ahead of time. The Wis. Dept. of Transportation’s 511wi Travel Information web site can provides a map showing driving conditions on … Continue reading

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International Year of Forests (2011)

2011 is the International Year of Forests, designated by the United Nations to draw attention to sustainable forest management and the relationship between people and forests (they aren’t just habitats for flora and fauna, although that’s critical too, but they … Continue reading

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Concealed carry research

Would you like to know more about concealed carry, given recent Wisconsin legislation? Wisconsin’s Attorney General has posted a “Questions and Answers” document, which provides a link to 2011 Wisconsin Act 35. The Legislative Reference Bureau has issued “Concealed carry,” … Continue reading

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WI in numbers

There are lots of statistics available about Wisconsin, and here are a few examples: Wisconsin Agricultural Statistics Wisconsin District and School Performance Reports Wisconsin Energy Statistics Public Health Profiles (for each county, region, or for the State as a whole) … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Politics lecture W Apr 13

Former state assemblyperson and state senator and current UW-Milwaukee professor of governmental affairs Mordecai Lee will present “Trying to Understand Wisconsin Politics, circa spring 2011” as the UWW Political Science Dept.’s 26th annual Kyle Lecture on Wed., Apr. 13th, at … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – March 22

A Short History of Wisconsin by Erika Janik F581 .J36 2010 New Book Island, 2nd floor The state of Wisconsin continues to have quite a situation of its hands. Since it’s the week of Spring Break, might I suggest this … Continue reading

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Tap the Power quick bibliographies

The Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau issues “Tap the Power” bibliographies that list sources of information on hot topics. Recent examples are “Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water” (Dec. 2010), “Going Green” (Sept. 2010), “Performance Pay for Teachers” (Apr. 2010), and “Texting While … Continue reading

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“Briefing Book” on WI Government

You can read online the “Wisconsin Legislator Briefing Book” for 2011-2012, prepared by the state Legislative Council. This reference is full of information citizens can use to learn about the state budgeting process, the legislative process, the Open Meetings Law, … Continue reading

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