Monday, March 19, 2018

Wisconsin is leader of the pack when it comes to percentage of traffic fatalities involving 65+ drivers

Source:  Preserving the mobility and safety of older Americans.  (TRIP, a national transportation research group)

Study: Wisconsin has highest rate of fatal crashes involving elderly in nation.  (, 3/19/2018)
“It is important we consider this demographic shift and its impact on safety and mobility,” said Mark O’Connell, executive director of the Wisconsin Counties Association. “This means more user-friendly roads for those able to drive and public transportation or shared-ride services for those who cannot, or choose not to drive themselves.”

Teardown on Park Street in Middleton WI UPDATE: Foundation walls poured

Photos by Retiring Guy

Original 3/5/2018 post starts here.

Walking to the post office last Friday, I was surprised to see no house and large mounds of dirt at 1712 Park Street.

All photo by Retiring Guy (unless otherwise noted)

What used to be here? I wondered.

Google Street View (above) provided the answer late in the day.  Small house on a narrow lot.

Naturally I had to take a closer look.

And on the return walk, I checked out the view from the back yard.  (Through a fence that separates the property from the Middleton- Cross Plains Area School District administration building and grounds.)

The latest list of building permits sent out by the Middleton Public Works department today includes one for 1712 Park Street.  (New single-family dwelling.  4,042 total square feet.  $300,000 project cost.)

I found these elevations at Zillow.

Floor plans, too.

Strikes me as a bit of a tight squeeze for a 2,236-square-foot house on this lot.  We'll see.

Related post:
Teardown  on Maywood Avenue.  (9/15/2016)

Charles Salerno (1936-2018) Warren High School class of 1954

 1954 Dragon yearbook

1967 Warren City Directory
1983 Warren City Directory

The popularity of Charles as a baby name is graphed here.  Let's take a look at son-in-law Joel.

Joel bounced around a bit during the 1st decade of the 20th century, then moved his way into the top 300 by the mid-1920s.  During the 1930s, when Joel McCrae was one of the busiest actors in Hollywood, the name received a further boost and has remained in the top 200 ever since.  His best years occurred during a top 100 stay from 1967 to 1990.  He peaked at #65 in 1981.

Other members of the class of 1954:
Joan White Wood.  (2/12/2018)
Janet Lauffenberger Day.  (2/11/2018)

Georgeanne Pappas Kornreich.  (11/27/2017)
Anita Miller Smith.  (10/25/2017)
Michelene Figliuzzi Colgrove.  (6/1/2017)
James Hornstrom.  (3/9/2017)
Richard Latimer.  (1/31/2017)
Guard Pierce.  (1/24/2017)

Thomas Gray.  (10/16/2016)
Franklin Ristau.  (4/21/2016)
Richard Helmbrecht.  (3/27/2016)
Luella Wert Wile.  (3/15/2016)
Edward Erickson.  (3/4/2016)

Keith Otterbein.  (7/20/2015)
Marlene Ceriola English.  (6/28/2015)

Robert Johnson.  (8/10/2014)
Phillip Stewart.  (2/20/2014)