Thursday, December 31, 2015

Only to take a nosedive after Carson's failed effort to overtake Trump



Top Carson Staffers Resign Amid Campaign Shake-Up.  (Wisconsin Public Radio, 12/31/2015)
But Williams played down his clashes with the top staffers in an interview with NPR and said that under the leadership of Bennett and Watts, Carson rose to nearly topple Donald Trump in the polls.

Meanwhile, Carson has left a message with his newest top staffers.

Michael Nuhfer (1946-2015) Warren Area High School

Warren Times Observer

1964 Dragon yearbook

1967 Warren City Directory (county section)
  • Nuhfer Katherine 522 Crescent Park (cemetery?)
1983 Warren City Directory
  • Nuhfer Michl E & Merleen blksmith PDMS rRussell PA

'Michael' has been a top performer since 1943.


Iowa, South Carolina TV stations take a big hit with Jeb Bush focus on ground game


And with video clinkers like this one, it's a wise move. 



Jeb Bush cancels Iowa TV buy, shifts money to ground game.  (Des Moines Register, 12/30/2015)
Diaz said the campaign is removing $3 million in previously reserved TV time: an Iowa buy of about $1 million and a January buy in South Carolina of about $2 million. It's instead increasing direct voter contact with a total of 60 additional staffers.

I'm not sure if anything will help Jeb Bush at this point.


When desperation rules the campaign:
Hear the One About Jeb Bush’s Humor? You Have to Listen Closely.  (The New York Times, 12/25/2015)
As his campaign has struggled to rejuvenate a languishing bid, some close to him have suggested the existence of a (very) secret weapon: It is at least possible that Jeb Bush is funny.

Waterlogged interstate highway closed


Video from Wednesday, December 30.



Flooding shuts down major interstate near St. Louis.  (Madison.com, 12/31/2015)
Other connections between St. Louis and adjacent counties already are closed, including I-44 over the Meramec. The closures forced traffic onto other nearby roads, creating gridlock.

Related post:
In the news: Historic floods along Mississippi River.  (12/30/2015)

Dear Wisconsin taxpayers, Thanks for the help with my own blueprint for prosperity. Love, Scott Walker



Amid heavy travel, Scott Walker security team racked up $577,000 in OT.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12/30/2015)
"It's just excessive," said state Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton). "Taxpayers paid for an entourage for him and it wasn't necessary. There's no excuse for it."  
He called on Walker's campaign to reimburse taxpayers for overtime costs when he was doing political work, but there were no signs the governor planned to do that.

File under fiction: Scott Walker provides his own press release for Hawaii Lincoln Day appearance



As quoted in Scott Walker tabbed to headline Hawaii Republicans' Lincoln Day event in February.  (Madison.com, 12/31/2015)

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The Donald Trump chronicles: Katrina makes a wave


Trump spokesperson who sported bullet necklace on CNN threatens to wear a fetus next time.  (Raw Story, 12/30/2015)
Just like the hokey pokey:  That's what it's all about.  Katrina Pierson, whose appearances on TV representing the billionaire businessman only seem to add more controversy to his campaign, stopped by CNN”s “The Lead” to discuss Trump’s decision to go after former President Bill Clinton while wearing the necklace made up of interlinked bullet cartridges.  [Italicized emphasis added]

Photo and resume credit:  LinkedIn

Doing some digging:

Dear elected officlals of all stripes, Leave It To Beaver has been in reruns for 52 years


Mom gets top billing.  (Click on the video and see for yourself.)





It’s no longer a ‘Leave It to Beaver’ world for American families – but it wasn’t back then, either.  (Pew Research Center, 12/30/2015)
Misremembering the past.  But even then, what some people hold up as the quintessential “traditional” family type was far from universal: In 1960, just half of children were living in this type of arrangement. By 1980, the share had dropped to 26%. It continued to decline until the 1990s, and has since remained fairly stable, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of Census Bureau data.

When our elected officials use the phrase "hardworking American families" -- and these three words are routinely bandied about -- let's ask them for a description of exactly who they are talking about.

Leave It To Beaver

Open season for cattiness: Judging Kyle Smith on his looks



As quoted in NY Post Critic to Carrie Fisher: Actors Really Should Be Judged on Looks.  (The Wrap, 12/30/2015)

Speaking of someone "who profited nicely from their looks'.

Photo credit:  IMdb


In the news: Shenzhen, China




Shenzhen Landslide Casts Shadow Over China’s Success Story.  (The New York Times, 12/23/2015)
Even as the broader Chinese economy has slowed and as housing values have slumped across much of China, the Shenzhen juggernaut has barreled ahead. High-tech start-ups replaced the factories that had made the city a pioneering showcase of Chinese-style capitalism. Millions of young people moved here from across the country. Construction is everywhere, with prices of new homes surging.



In the news again: Shake and bake meth bottles


From National Geographic, no less.



Hundreds of 'shake and bake' meth bottles found in Green County; three arrested.  (Madison.com, 12/30/2015)
A major methamphetamine operation was shut down in Green County on Monday, with police seizing over 400 "shake and bake" meth-making bottles and arresting three people.

Related post:
No, honey, you can't help grandma with this recipe.  (9/23/2014)
You never know who you're going to run into at the library.  (2/26/2014)

Based on this economist's track record, I wouldn't count your chickens before they hatch



As quoted in Worker salaries poised to climb in 2016.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12/28/2015)

Related reading:
The Abysmal Track Record of Moody’s Mark Zandi.  (The Big Picture, 9/23/2010)
Never mind that, based on Zandi’s record, either his analysis is just wrong or his independence is compromised. Everyone seems to like to hear the guy who is saying what people want to hear, even the press appears to prefer “feel good” analysis to considering the accuracy of his record.

Those of you who have seen The Big Short will especially appreciate this Zandi pronouncement made on October 27, 2006.  
“The housing market correction is in full swing but it probably has another year to go before it bottoms out.”

In the news: Historic floods along Mississippi River




Rare winter event wreaks havoc in Illinois, Missouri.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12/29/2015)
A rare winter flood pushed swollen rivers and streams to virtually unheard-of heights Tuesday, sparking widespread evacuations and the transfer of inmates from an Illinois state prison as Missouri's governor activated the National Guard to help divert traffic away from submerged roads. 
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said water from the rising Mississippi River and its tributaries threatened to spill over 19 federal levees, putting hundreds of homes in jeopardy.

Mississippi River at St. Louis

Don't look for this bill allowing local control to move forward in the Republican-controlled Wisconsin legislature


Even though it conforms to a dearly (but very loosely) held GOP principle.




Proposed Wisconsin law to give cities more power over tobacco licenses.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12/29/2015)
Wisconsin lawmakers are circulating a bill for co-sponsors that would give municipalities the power to suspend, revoke or refuse to renew tobacco licenses of businesses with documented nuisance activity, such as drug dealing and prostitution. 
The process would be very similar to how cities deal with businesses licensed to sell alcohol, said State Rep. Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee).

Other cartoon conservative pcinciples posts:
Cartoon conservative principles, the Christmas edition: Rep. Kremer accuses fire officials of 'relieving themselves' (12/23/2015)
Cartoon conservative principles on full display this week at the Wisconsin State Capitol.  (12/18/2015)
Once again, Wisconsin Republicans assert their cartoon conservative principle (2015 Assembly Bill 568).  (12/16/2015)
Out of (local) control: When it comes to anything resembling a train, Republicans just can't help themselves.  (12/1/2015) 
Scott Walker pays lip service to local control as he continues to sign bills to limit it.  (10/26/2015)
UPDATE: Let's follow the Shea money from Wingra Stone to Scott Walker.  (10/20/2015)
UPDATE.  Sorry, Tim Geoghegan, a total of $11,750 in donations is not a "bunch of bull".  (10/20/2015) 
Once again, Wisconsin Republicans violate their most precious principle.  (7/4/2015)
Cartoon conservative principles.  (5/6/2015)
The Usual Hypocrisy: What Scott Walker sez on his campaign website and what he does in the Governor's office are two different things.  (5/2/2015)
The "hits" to local control just keep on coming.  (2/28/2015)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial board calls out Republican hypocrisy.  (2/17/2014)
And the hypocrisy just keeps on coming: Republicans can't even give lip service to their "Principles". (2/14/2014)
Yet another lesson in Republican hypocrisy.  (2/13/2014)
Your Wisconsin Republican Assembly hard at work promoting Governor Walker's jobs agenda (and GOP principles).  (11/15/2013)

Robin Vos sez, "They don't want rebranding because they think WEDC's brand is OK."


'They' being unnamed official at the agency and the local level.

Some brand, huh?







There's lots more:
WEDC board members say, "Gee, maybe we should start vetting requests for financial assistance." (12/14/2015)
Scott Walker's growing list of things worth considering: U.S.-Canada border wall, wreaking havoc in Washington, tougher penalties for WEDC fraud   (9/8/2015)
Todd Jensen, former WEDC underwriter, provides the recipe for the current agency disaster.  (8/9/2015)
We know Scott Walker didn't graduate from college, but apparently he hasn't been paying attention to anyone but himself since kindergarten.  (6/25/2015)
4:24 p.m. Friday WEDC news dump.  (6/20/2015)
The stink of WEDC follows Brenda Hicks-Sorensen to Nebraska.  (6/16/2015) 
Scott Walker tries to run, but there's no place to hide.  (5/26/2015)
No matter how you slice it, Alberta, it's still stinky cheese.  (5/23/2015)
Joint Finance Republicans to Scott Walker:  "You're Fired!".  (5/21/2015)
Chairman of the Board of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation -- Nice work if you can get it.  (5/20/2015)
It's story time.  (5/18/2015)
From the pay-to-play archives: The William Minihan-Scott Walker connection.  (5/17/2015) 
What's wrong with this Scott Walker headline?  (5/16/2015)
Chairman of the Board Scott Walker's BIG, BOLD idea.  (5/8/2015) 
Based on WEDC's previous track record, this is what came to mind when I saw first saw this headline.  (4/2/2015)
Apparently, being the CFO of WEDC is not much of a resume-builder.  (3/13/2015)
WEDC's revolving door.  (9/12/2014)
Here's how the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is "Reinventing Economic Development".  (8/24/2014) 
Company looks to expand its business geographic focus?  (8/14/2014)
Scott Walker and the horrible, terrible, no good, very transparent day.  (7/28/2014)
Kestrel Aircraft: All these incentives, but no construction, no jobs.  (7/13/2014)
The Eaton Corporation/WEDC timeline of shame.  (7/10/2014)
Wisconsin featured in report on privatized state economic development agencies.  (10/25/2013)
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation pledge: Following the money.  (7/23/2013)
Incompetence rewarded.  (5/9/2013)
And while we're at it, let's take a look at WEDC 's core values. (5/9/2013)
WEDC Public Information Officer Resigns After 1 Month on the Job.  (5/9/2013)
Plenty of time for messaging but none for fixing what ails WEDC.  (5/9/2013)
Previous WEDC audits?  What previous audits?  (5/8/2013)
Are you seeing a trend yet?  (5/8/2013)
Echoes.  (5/7/2013)
Get me rewrite.  (5/4/2013)
Legislative Audit Bureau Report on Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation: The "Cliff Notes" Version.  (5/3/2013
"Tales of woe never end at WEDC."  (4/25/2013)
Enterprise Florida and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Share a Lack of Transparency.  (2/28/20150

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos tells his NRA neanderthal colleagues it probably ain't gonna happen


Meet the gun-totin' crew, including the gasket-blowin' Bob Gannon (far right, top row)

The mostly male whiteness of the....


Assembly speaker Robin Vos: Campus carry bill probably won't happen.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 12/29/2015)
21 out of 63 colleagues ain't enuf.  Vos, a Rochester 
Roschach test Republican, says he supports the concept of carrying weapons in campus buildings. But while he has not discussed the Republican-authored bill with his caucus, Vos said he has not heard an outcry in support of it from his colleagues.

Related posts: 
To whom will our state legislators listen: Us or the NRA?  (11/19/2015)
Waterboys for the NRA and ALEC: Rep. Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum) and Sen. Devin LeMahieu (R-Oostburg)  (10/13/2015)

Dear white evangelical Protestants, I have a few questions for you



1.  When was the last time you were denied service at a restaurant or other business due to your religious beliefs?

2.  When was the last time you were unable to move into a particular neighborhood due to your religious beliefs?

3 . When was the last time you weren't hired for a job due to your religious beliefs?


4.  When was the last time you were harassed for your (assumed) religious beliefs while attempting to board an airplane?

Hurley Public Library: 2009-2014 annual circulation and program attendance


Admittedly, Retiring Guy spends more time highlighting the statistics of Wisconsin's larger public libraries, which is one of the reasons that I initiated this alphabetical series and decided to temporarily suspend this top-down look at 2009-2014 annual circulation and program attendance.

This series features a bottoms-up look at 2009-2014 annual circulation and program attendance.



All statistics found at Wisconsin Public Library Service Data.

2009-2014 comparisons

A member of the Northern Waters Library Service

Library hours of operation:
  • Monday through Friday:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
40 hours per week.  (Compared to 40 hours per week in 2010.)

Photo credit:  Hurley Public Library
(shared space with city offices)

Small libraries in the news:
U.S. Association for Rural and Small Libraries Market Research.  Survey and Focus Group Findings.  Executive Summary.  (February 28, 2013; 6 pages)
U.S.  The State of Small and Rural Libraries in the United States.  (Institute of Museum and Library Services, September 2013, 13 pages)
Alabama:  Funding tight for small rural libraries.  (Dothan Eagle, 2/7/2015)
Arkansas.  Small libraries struggle to stay open.  (I Love Libraries)
Colorado:  Best Small Library in America 2014: Pine River Library.  (Library Journal, 1/29/2014)
Idaho:  What about the small library?  (Idaho Commission for Libraries, 12/19/2011)
Illinois:  Small-town libraries struggling to keep up with technology.  (Springfield IL State Register-Journal, 7/5/2014)
Kansas.  Tiny Public Library in Kansas Uses Digital Projects to Stay RelevantKentucky.  (The Digital Shift, 11/28/2011)
Kentucky.  Owsley County's public library thrives despite widespread poverty.  (Lexington Herald-Leader, 12/27/2014)
Maine.  Rural Maine libraries on borrowed time as towns seek ways to save tax dollars. (Portland Press Herald, 10/2/2014)
Montana.  The Loaves and Fishes Library | Best Small Library in America 2015:  Belgrade Community Library.  (Library Journal, 1/27/2015)
North Carolina.  State program helps public libraries share books.  (News-Observer, 12/25/2015)
Ohio.  Centerburg library small but mighty.  (Mount Vernon News, 12/7/2015)
Oregon.  Small town's library invites interaction.  (Eugene Register-Guard, 11/17/2015)

Other posts in the series:
Winchester Public Library.  (10/21/2015)
Neshkoro Public Library.  (10/22/2015)
Wabeno Public Library.  (10/23/2015)
Lone Rock Community Library.  (10/24/2015)
Hawkins Area Library.   (10/25/2015)
John Turgeson Public Library, Belmont.  (10/27/2015)
Argyle Public Library.  (10/28/2015)
Montfort Public Library.  (10/29/2015)
Taylor Memorial Library.  (10/30/2015)
Fairchild Public Library.  (10/31/2015)
Lowell Public Library.  (11/2/2015)
Independence Public Library.  (11/3/2015)
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community Library (11/4/2015)
Bloomington Public Library.  (11/5/2015)
Allen-Dietzman Public Library, Livingston.  (11/6/2015)
Ettrick Public Library.  (11/8/2015)
Lester Public Library of Arpin.  (11/9/2015)
Lac du Flambeau Public Library.  (11/10/2015)
Clarella Hackett Johnson Public Library, Sand Creek.  (11/11/2015)
Drummond Public Library.  (11/12/2015)
Norwalk Public Library.  (11/13/2015)
Endeavor Public Library.  (11/15/2015)
Cobb Public Library.  (11/16/2015)
Centuria Public Library.  (11/17/2015)
De Soto Public Library.  (11/18/2015)
Westboro Public Library.  (11/19/2015)
Lester Public Library of Vesper.  (11/20/2015)
Ogema Public Library. (11/21/2015)
Benton Public Library.  (11/22/2015)
Readstown Public Library.  (11/23/2015)
Madeline Island Public Library.  (11/24/2015)
Scandinavia Public Library.  (11/25/2015)
Packwaukee Public Library.  (11/26/2015)
Wyocena Public Library.  (11/28/2015)
Deer Park Public Library.  (11/29/2015)
Kendall Public Library.  (11/30/2015)
Reeseville Public Library.  (12/1/2015)
Bruce Area Library.  (12/2/2015)
Iron Ridge Public Library.  (12/3/2015)
Edith Evans Community Library, Laona.  (12/4/2015)
Gays Mills Public Library.  (12/5/2015)
Viola Public Library.  (12/7/2015)
Big Bend Village Library.  (12/8/2015)
Shiocton Public Library.  (12/10/2015)
Presque Isle Public Library.  (12/11/2015)
Rock Springs Public Library.  (12/13/2015)
Poy Sippi Public Library.  (12/14/2015)
Granton Community Library.  (12/16/2015)
Eckstein Memorial Library, Cassville.  (12/18/2015)
Strum Public Library. (12/20/2015)
Withee Public Library.  (12/22/2015)
LaValle Public Library.  (12/26/2015)
Blanchardville Public Library.  (11/28/2015)


Looks like George Pataki just dropped in to see what condition his condition was in


Barely registering.

Report: Pataki drops out of presidential race. (USA Today, 12/29/2015)
The former New York governor told USA TODAY last month that the presidential race was turning into a “'reality gong show.”

Yup, George, it's over.

From Walker/Bush to Trump/Cruz: A year's worth of Quinnipiac Presidential primary polls


Picture this:  The final ABC News/Washington Post poll of 2015 has Trump pumpin' up the jam on the polls dance floor.  (With 38%)

Quinnipiac has Trump treading water since mid-August.



Related posts:
2015 Republican Presidential primary polls in review: ABC News/Washington Post.  (12/24/2015)

Tea Party alert: Glenn Grothman supports increase in federal gas tax


Which has been stuck at 18.4 cents per gallon since 1992.


Source:  about.com

Republican Congressman Glenn Grothman of Campbellsport thinks increasing the gas tax is the fairest way to raise that money.

U.S. Representative Glenn Grothman also supported an increase in the state gas tax while serving in the Wisconsin legislature.


In this regard, Grothman is on the same page as his predecessor, of whom he said, "If I get compared to Tom Petri in two years, I'd be insulted."

Petri proposing raising the federal gas tax.  (Pierce County Herald, 12/4/2014)

Well, Glenn, it's just a year later.

In most cases, however...... 
Glenn Grothman's moving service.  (11/16/2015)
Glenn Grothman: Still trying to get to 'yes' with Paul Ryan.  (10/18/2015) 
Dear Glenn Grothman, Breaking up is hard to do.  (10/17/2015) 
He's a guy, and has access to 'all machines that one would need'.  (9/29/2015) 
Meet the Members of the Republican Study Committee: Glenn Grothman (R-WI, 6th District).  (8/18/2015)
What about seeing the light, Representative Grothman?  (8/11/2015)
Glenn Grothman's gibberish in full flower.  (7/1/2015)
Rep. Glenn Grothman puts corporate personhood first.  (6/23/2015)
Glenn Grothman Finds His Voice in Washington, D.C. (6/19/2015)
Glenn Grothman goes seriously bland on us.  (5/12/2015)
Glenn Grothman's lips are zipped.  (4/9/2015)
Glenn Grothman Speaks the Language of the Godfather of states' rights.  (1/13/2015)
Glenn Grothman, Quiet Man.  (10/12/2014)
Tom Petri returns the favor to Glenn Grothman.  (9/5/2014)
Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District primary: Less than 12% of voters paid attention.  (8/24/2014)
Hey guys and gals, Scott Walker is not 100% convinced that Glenn Grothman can win the 6th CD. (8/23/2014)
Career politician Glenn Grothman moves one step closer to Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District general election.  (8/22/2014)
To the tune of $692,000.   (8/14/2014)
Glenn Grothman:  A man without a mandate.  (8/14/2014)
Glenn Grothman to Tom Petri: Thank you for your 35 years of service.  (8/1/2014) 
Duey Stroebel can't be bothered with fundraising, looks to buy seat instead.  (8/1/2014)
Clearly, "common-sense bills" and "Grothman" should never be used in the same sentence. (7/9/2014)
Two career politicians pledge limited service in the U.S. House of Representatives.  (7/8/2014)
Glenn Grothman, Affirmative Action, and the demographics of Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District.  (4/28/2014)

Monday, December 28, 2015

Barney Fife: The Original Tea Party Patriot?




Photo credit:  Crows Nest Politics

As quoted in Tea partyers fume over Paul Ryan’s spending bill, seek conservative challenger.  (Washington Times, 12/24/2015)

Related post:
The Green Bay Tea Party has already had enough of Paul Ryan.  (12/28/2015)

The Green Bay Tea Party has already had enough of Paul Ryan


so sez the Green Bay Wisconsin Tea Party

Tea partyers fume over Paul Ryan’s spending bill, seek conservative challenger.  (Washington Times, 12/24/2015)
“There are people who are seriously looking for that,” said James Murphy, founder of Green Bay Tea Party. “There is a sympathetic ear to having someone beat him.” 
The Ryan campaign team in Wisconsin has shrugged off the threats, treating them as mere talk in the absence of a viable candidate to mount a challenge in the district.

Too many Blue Books on hand? Rep. Sondy Pope takes a proactive approach.


A series of visits to all 9 public libraries in her district!



Related post:
Call me old-fashioned, but I think a print copy of the Wisconsin Blue Book should still be distributed to libraries.  (12/26/2015)

More evidence that Super PACs aren't what they're cracked up to be


Photo credit:  LinkedIn

As quoted in Super PAC millions show little return in Iowa so far.  (Des Moines Register, 12/27/2015)


The first Republican primary debate was held on Thursday, August 6, 2015, after which his poll numbers tanked.  

What Iowa viewers saw was not a candidate with whom they could connect.

Related posts:
If the polls are any indication, Ben Carson's grassroots are turning brown, his people are bored.  (12/26/2015)
If the polls are any indication, Jeb Bush is throwing away a ton of money.  (12/25/2015)
If the polls are any indication, the John Kasich ground game needs some tweaking.  (12/25/2015)
If the polls are any indication, the Carly Fiorina SuperPAC is wasting its money.  (12/25/2015)

Blanchardville Public Library: 2009-2014 annual circulation and program attendance


Admittedly, Retiring Guy spends more time highlighting the statistics of Wisconsin's larger public libraries, which is one of the reasons that I initiated this alphabetical series and decided to temporarily suspend this top-down look at 2009-2014 annual circulation and program attendance.

This series features a bottoms-up look at 2009-2014 annual circulation and program attendance.



All statistics found at Wisconsin Public Library Service Data.

2009-2014 comparisons


Library hours of operation:
  • Monday\:  9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday:  noon to 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday:  9 a.m. to noon
26.5 hours per week.  (Compared to 26 hours per week in 2010.)

Photo credit:  Google
(shared space with village offices)

Small libraries in the news:
U.S. Association for Rural and Small Libraries Market Research.  Survey and Focus Group Findings.  Executive Summary.  (February 28, 2013; 6 pages)
U.S.  The State of Small and Rural Libraries in the United States.  (Institute of Museum and Library Services, September 2013, 13 pages)
Alabama:  Funding tight for small rural libraries.  (Dothan Eagle, 2/7/2015)
Arkansas.  Small libraries struggle to stay open.  (I Love Libraries)
Colorado:  Best Small Library in America 2014: Pine River Library.  (Library Journal, 1/29/2014)
Idaho:  What about the small library?  (Idaho Commission for Libraries, 12/19/2011)
Illinois:  Small-town libraries struggling to keep up with technology.  (Springfield IL State Register-Journal, 7/5/2014)
Kansas.  Tiny Public Library in Kansas Uses Digital Projects to Stay RelevantKentucky.  (The Digital Shift, 11/28/2011)
Kentucky.  Owsley County's public library thrives despite widespread poverty.  (Lexington Herald-Leader, 12/27/2014)
Maine.  Rural Maine libraries on borrowed time as towns seek ways to save tax dollars. (Portland Press Herald, 10/2/2014)
Montana.  The Loaves and Fishes Library | Best Small Library in America 2015:  Belgrade Community Library.  (Library Journal, 1/27/2015)
North Carolina.  State program helps public libraries share books.  (News-Observer, 12/25/2015)
Ohio.  Centerburg library small but mighty.  (Mount Vernon News, 12/7/2015)
Oregon.  Small town's library invites interaction.  (Eugene Register-Guard, 11/17/2015)

Other posts in the series:
Winchester Public Library.  (10/21/2015)
Neshkoro Public Library.  (10/22/2015)
Wabeno Public Library.  (10/23/2015)
Lone Rock Community Library.  (10/24/2015)
Hawkins Area Library.   (10/25/2015)
John Turgeson Public Library, Belmont.  (10/27/2015)
Argyle Public Library.  (10/28/2015)
Montfort Public Library.  (10/29/2015)
Taylor Memorial Library.  (10/30/2015)
Fairchild Public Library.  (10/31/2015)
Lowell Public Library.  (11/2/2015)
Independence Public Library.  (11/3/2015)
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community Library (11/4/2015)
Bloomington Public Library.  (11/5/2015)
Allen-Dietzman Public Library, Livingston.  (11/6/2015)
Ettrick Public Library.  (11/8/2015)
Lester Public Library of Arpin.  (11/9/2015)
Lac du Flambeau Public Library.  (11/10/2015)
Clarella Hackett Johnson Public Library, Sand Creek.  (11/11/2015)
Drummond Public Library.  (11/12/2015)
Norwalk Public Library.  (11/13/2015)
Endeavor Public Library.  (11/15/2015)
Cobb Public Library.  (11/16/2015)
Centuria Public Library.  (11/17/2015)
De Soto Public Library.  (11/18/2015)
Westboro Public Library.  (11/19/2015)
Lester Public Library of Vesper.  (11/20/2015)
Ogema Public Library. (11/21/2015)
Benton Public Library.  (11/22/2015)
Readstown Public Library.  (11/23/2015)
Madeline Island Public Library.  (11/24/2015)
Scandinavia Public Library.  (11/25/2015)
Packwaukee Public Library.  (11/26/2015)
Wyocena Public Library.  (11/28/2015)
Deer Park Public Library.  (11/29/2015)
Kendall Public Library.  (11/30/2015)
Reeseville Public Library.  (12/1/2015)
Bruce Area Library.  (12/2/2015)
Iron Ridge Public Library.  (12/3/2015)
Edith Evans Community Library, Laona.  (12/4/2015)
Gays Mills Public Library.  (12/5/2015)
Viola Public Library.  (12/7/2015)
Big Bend Village Library.  (12/8/2015)
Shiocton Public Library.  (12/10/2015)
Presque Isle Public Library.  (12/11/2015)
Rock Springs Public Library.  (12/13/2015)
Poy Sippi Public Library.  (12/14/2015)
Granton Community Library.  (12/16/2015)
Eckstein Memorial Library, Cassville.  (12/18/2015)
Strum Public Library. (12/20/2015)
Withee Public Library.  (12/22/2015)
LaValle Public Library.  (12/26/2015)

Dennis Dickey (1952-2015) Warren Area High School Class of 1970



1970 Dragon yearbook

Also on the page:

1967 Warren City Directory (county section)
1983 Warren City Directory
  • Dickey Denny emp Rexnord h13 1/2 Madison Av
  • Dickey Martin r560 Cobham Park Rd
  • Dickey Ruth retd h560 Cobham Park Rd

The popularity of 'Dennis' as a baby name is graphed here.

Which gives us an opportunity to take a look at 'Adele'.  (I think we'll see a bounce in 2015.)


Other WAHS class of 1970 members:
Dana Pusateri.  (9/23/2014)

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Patricia O'Neill (1943-2015) Warren High School Class of 1960



1960 Dragon yearbook

1967 Warren City Directory
  • O'Neill Patricia L nurse r111Prospect 
  • O'Neill Phyllis supvr Warren Genl Hosp r111Prospect 
1983 Warren City Directory
  • O'Neill Phyllic M Mrs retd r111 Prospecct St

'Patricia' enjoyed a long mid-century run in the top 10.


A number 1 song during the summer before Patricia's junior year at WHS.



Other members of the class of 1960
David Hollingshead.  (11/18/2015)
Marlene LeTrent Peterson.  (7/15/2015)
John Marymount.  (3/24/2015)
Kraig Werlin.  (2/1/2015)
Mary Kays Frederick.  (12/9/2014)
Nancy Goodwill Bonavita.  (3/9/2014)
Mary Madeleine Graham Helmbrecht Haslett.  (1/6/2014)

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Call me old-fashioned, but I think a print copy of the Wisconsin Blue Book should still be distributed to libraries


Even though the content is available online.

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Take my Blue Book and map, please: Proposal allows legislators to turn down freebies.  (Madison.com, 12/26/2015)
The proposal would eliminate the requirement to supply copies to state agencies, libraries, educational institutions and constitutional offices. Newspapers would still get one copy.
Co-sponsors of the proposal (2015 Senate Bill 343) are Devin LeMahieu (R-Ooostburg) and Rob Hutton (R-Brookfield).