Saturday, May 18, 2019

Roscoe Knapp (1929-2019) Warren High School class of 1947



1947 Dragon yearbook

1967 Warren City Directory
1983 Warren City Director

Roscoe was a steady, utilitarian performer during the 1st two decades of the 20th century, peaking at #171 in 1901.  He began a gradual decline during the 1920s, which accelerated after 1950.


Other Class of '47 graduates:
2019
LeRoy Marti.  (3/7/2019)

2018
Bonnie Bauer Lucia.  (8/20/2018)
David Lopez.  (6/20/2018)
Alan Schuler.  (6/8/2018)

2017
Agnes Porter Green.  (5/9/2017)
Carolyn Johnson Sorenson.  (4/8/2017)
Rose Gleason King Font.  (1/2/2017)

2016
Thomas Hampson.  (12/22/2016)
William Nordin.  (12/10/2016)
Barbara BovaKerr.  (11/22/2016)
Wilbur Nordin.  (11/16/2016)
Elwood Beckwith.  (10/28/2016)
Robert Huck.  (3/24/2016)
Lois Sigworth Conaway.  (3/23/2016)
Leroy Weaver.  (1/26/2016)

2015
Betty Uplinger Hagberg.  (10/4/2015)
Betsi Conaway Preston Yerkes.  (6/15/2015)
Frank Shanshala.  (4/28/2015)

2014
Joyce Mack Phelps.  (12/2/2014)
Henry Blick.  (8/29/2014)
Robert Songer.  (1/19/2014)

Population loss in rural Kansas: Lincoln County


As in major -- 50% or more.

Source:  Wikipedia (Lincoln County, Lincoln Center)


Lincoln Center is the county seat of Lincoln County.

Population loss by degrees:  80-89%70-79%, 60-69%, 50-59%.

Percentage of population 25 and older with a bachelor's degree:
  • 19.9% - Lincoln County
  • 32.3% - Kansas
  • 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
  • 23.8% - Lincoln County
  • 15.4% - Kansas
  • 15.6% - U.S.

The last time Lincoln County voted for a Democratic candidate for president was in 1936, when FDR won his 2nd of 4 terms.  In 1964, Goldwater beat LBJ by 2.1 percentage points, and third-party candidate George Wallace received 8.8% of the vote in 1968.

Lincoln Carnegie Library
Related reading:
The structure in place to care for seniors and others in a rural county is of critical importance to Lincoln County Hospital CEO Steve Granzow. Lincoln County, with a population of about 3,000 people, he said, faces the typical challenges of rural areas. It does, however, have a good infrastructure with support for the elderly, including a Meals on Wheels component, a long-term care facility and transportation options, he said. 
Granzow serves on a task force that includes others focused on health in the county, and the members have been working to identify needs and coordinate care. 
Both long-term care and in-home support services are critical in Lincoln. The city’s leaders currently are working to support the long-term care facility in their town, including efforts to make management more local. An out-of-state owner currently manages the facility, which is owned by the county. It’s a resource they don’t want to lose, he said. 
“If we can’t care for them here, then they may have to put them in a home 30, 50, 60 miles away,” Slabach said. “They don’t have that old safety net that they had before because it makes it more difficult for family to visit on a regular basis.”

Other Kansas population loss posts:
West
Cheyenne County/St. Francis.  (5/10/2019)
Rawlins County/Atwood.  (5/10/2019)
Decatur County/Oberlin.  (5/11/2019)
Sheridan County/Hoxie.  (5 /12/2019)
Gove County/Gove City.  (5/12/2019)
Lane County/Dighton.  (5/12/2019)

West central
Clark County/Ashland. (5/13/2019)
Hodgeman County/Jetmore.  (5/13/2019)
Ness County/Ness City.  (5 /13/2019)
Trego County/WaKeeney.  (5/13/2019)
Graham County/Hill City.  (5/13/2019)
Norton County/Norton.  (5/13/2019)
Phillips County/Phillipsburg.  (5/14/2019)
Rooks County/Plainville.  (5/14/2019)
Edwards County/Kinsley.  (5/14/2019)
Kiowa County/Greensburg.  (5/14/2019)
Comanche County/Coldwater.  (5/15/2019)
Barber County/Medicine Lodge.  (5/15/2019)
Stafford County/St. John.  (5/16/2019)
Osborne County/Osborne.  (5/17/2019)
Smith County/Smith Center.  (5/17/2019)

East central
Jewell County/Mankato.  (5/17/2019)

Other population loss series:
Detroit metro.
Iowa.
Nebraska.
Ohio.
Pennsylvania.

Population loss in rural Kansas: Mitchell County


As in major -- 50% or more.

Source:  Wikipedia (Mitchell County, Beloit)


Beloit is the county seat of Mitchell County.

Population loss by degrees:  80-89%70-79%, 60-69%, 50-59%.

Percentage of population 25 and older with a bachelor's degree:
  • 24.1% - Mitchell County
  • 32.3% - Kansas
  • 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
  • 23.2% - Mitchell County
  • 15.4% - Kansas
  • 15.6% - U.S.

The last time Mitchell County voted for a Democratic candidate for president was in 1936, when FDR won his 2nd of 4 terms.  In 1964, Goldwater beat LBJ by 1.4 percentage points, and third-party candidate George Wallace received 7.5% of the vote in 1968.

Port Library, Kansas
Related reading:
While the population of the United States continues to grow, new census reports show that more people are moving out of Kansas than are moving in. According to the census reports, Kansas lost more than 10,000 people between 2010 and 2013. This population decrease is most acute in the rural counties of Kansas.

Other Kansas population loss posts:
West
Cheyenne County/St. Francis.  (5/10/2019)
Rawlins County/Atwood.  (5/10/2019)
Decatur County/Oberlin.  (5/11/2019)
Sheridan County/Hoxie.  (5 /12/2019)
Gove County/Gove City.  (5/12/2019)
Lane County/Dighton.  (5/12/2019)

West central
Clark County/Ashland. (5/13/2019)
Hodgeman County/Jetmore.  (5/13/2019)
Ness County/Ness City.  (5 /13/2019)
Trego County/WaKeeney.  (5/13/2019)
Graham County/Hill City.  (5/13/2019)
Norton County/Norton.  (5/13/2019)
Phillips County/Phillipsburg.  (5/14/2019)
Rooks County/Plainville.  (5/14/2019)
Edwards County/Kinsley.  (5/14/2019)
Kiowa County/Greensburg.  (5/14/2019)
Comanche County/Coldwater.  (5/15/2019)
Barber County/Medicine Lodge.  (5/15/2019)
Stafford County/St. John.  (5/16/2019)
Osborne County/Osborne.  (5/17/2019)
Smith County/Smith Center.  (5/17/2019)

East central
Jewell County/Mankato.  (5/17/2019)

Other population loss series:
Detroit metro.
Iowa.
Nebraska.
Ohio.
Pennsylvania.

Population loss in rural Kansas: Jewell County


As in major -- 50% or more.

Source:  Wikipedia (Jewell County, Mankato)


Mankato is the county seat of Jewell County.

Population loss by degrees:  80-89%70-79%, 60-69%, 50-59%.


Percentage of population 25 and older with a bachelor's degree:
  • 15.9% - Jewell County
  • 32.3% - Kansas
  • 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
  • 29.5% - Jewell County
  • 15.4% - Kansas
  • 15.6% - U.S.

The last time Jewell County voted for a Democratic candidate for president was in 1932, when FDR won his 1st of 4 terms.  In 1964, Goldwater beat LBJ by 7.3 percentage points, and third-party candidate George Wallace received 8.2% of the vote in 1968.

Mankato City Library
Related reading:


Other Kansas population loss posts:
Where Has Population Fallen.  (In a State of Migration, 5/24/2016)
When we look at the counties with the steepest population losses, we find some fairly extraordinary figures. Issaquena County, Mississippi, for example, lost 90% of its population from 1890 to 2015. But then again, it only had 12,000 people in 1890 anyways. Jewell County, Kansas lost 85% of its residents, but again, under 20,000 people. These are small potatoes. 

West
Cheyenne County/St. Francis.  (5/10/2019)
Rawlins County/Atwood.  (5/10/2019)
Decatur County/Oberlin.  (5/11/2019)
Sheridan County/Hoxie.  (5 /12/2019)
Gove County/Gove City.  (5/12/2019)
Lane County/Dighton.  (5/12/2019)

West central
Clark County/Ashland. (5/13/2019)
Hodgeman County/Jetmore.  (5/13/2019)
Ness County/Ness City.  (5 /13/2019)
Trego County/WaKeeney.  (5/13/2019)
Graham County/Hill City.  (5/13/2019)
Norton County/Norton.  (5/13/2019)
Phillips County/Phillipsburg.  (5/14/2019)
Rooks County/Plainville.  (5/14/2019)
Edwards County/Kinsley.  (5/14/2019)
Kiowa County/Greensburg.  (5/14/2019)
Comanche County/Coldwater.  (5/15/2019)
Barber County/Medicine Lodge.  (5/15/2019)
Stafford County/St. John.  (5/16/2019)
Osborne County/Osborne.  (5/17/2019)
Smith County/Smith Center.  (5/17/2019)

Other population loss series:
Detroit metro.
Iowa.
Nebraska.
Ohio.
Pennsylvania.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Scott Walker's shameful legacy (Giving children with complex mental health needs the shaft edition)



Why Is Wisconsin Sending Hundreds Of Children Out Of State For Mental Health Care?  (WisCONTEXT, 5/15/2019)
Many of the children from Rock County requiring complex care have been sent to Youth Villages near Memphis. While Horozewski is satisfied with the care they've received there, he said the sheer distance children are being sent from their homes in Wisconsin can create a barrier for lasting change. 
"They're very disconnected," Horozewksi said, whether it be from their families or from local treatment and transition services. 
"It's hard to transition kids back to the community when they're so far away," he said.

More on Scott Walker's legacy:
December 2018
The first 3 chapters:  environment, transportation, corrections. (12/12/2018)
Chapter 4:  Wisconsin families can't afford basic necessities edition.  (12/12/2018)
Chapter 5:  Scott Walker's shameful legacy: The black-white high-school graduation gap edition.  (12/12/2018)
Chapter 6. Scott Walker's shameful legacy (the higher education edition).  (12/13/2018)

January 2019
Taking credit where no credit is due.  (1/7/2019)
Not telling the whole story.  (1/7/2019)
Gliding over the disparities.  (1/7/2019)
Voter suppression.  (1/7/2019)
Teacher bashing compounded by cuts to education.  (1/8/2019)
Just fine and dandy with treading water over high school graduation rates.  (1/8/2019)
And then, to make matters worse, he apparently hacks his son's Twitter account.  (1/9/2019)
Dear Scott Walker, You forgot to mention this part of "OUR LEGACY".  Best, Retiring Guy.  (1/12/2019)
Scott Walker's toxic legacy: "Power to the people" hypocrisy" (Taking away local control).  (1/12/2019)
Pay to play the groundwater contamination way.  (1/12/2019)
Addicted to political slogans.  (1/12/2019)
The Lincoln Hills/Copper Lake youth prison scandal.  (1/16/2019)
Job creation and broken promises, Foxconn and in general.  (1/19/2019)
Blaming his predecessor.  (1/19/2019)
Fast-tracking bills, stifling public participation.  (1/23/2019)

February 2019
UW Regents as campaign donors' club.  (2/8/2019)
Act 10, not working. (2/15/2019)
Scott Walker environmental legacy UPDATE: Little to no review, lax enforcement, more contaminated groundwater.  (4/22/2019)

April 2019
Frac sand nightmare.  (4/25/2019)
Chapter 6 UPDATE.  State Higher Education Executives Officers Association confirms Scott Walker's shameful higher education legacy. (4/26/2019)The destructive legacy of Governor Scott "We're # 1" Walker: the 30 billion pound milkman.  (4/27/2019)

May 2019
The piggy bank otherwise known as WEDC.  (5/14/2019)

Yes, Brian Hagedorn is an overweening hypocrite



Reported in Supreme Court Justice-elect Brian Hagedorn to speak at Republican Party convention.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 5/17/2019)

Brian Hagedorn, star student at the Rebecca Bradley Nonpartisanship Academy.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley left oral arguments early last week so she could give a speech to the state's largest business group that has spent heavily to support conservative judicial candidates, sparking strong criticism Friday from her opponent in next month's election.
Hold your nose! 

Marriott Springhill Suites UPDATE. Open for business (the nightlife edition)



The title track from Thin Lizzy's 1974 album, their 4th -- and an "underrated gem of a record", according Stephen Thomas Erlewine at AllMusic.  To which I am in full agreement.   

The band made its first appearance on the Billboard Hot 100 and Top 200 Albums charts in 1976, with "The Boys are Back in Town" and "Jailbreak", respectively.



4/26/2019 update starts here.

Photos by Retiring Guy


Take a look inside.

3/26/2019 update, "From a distance", starts here.

Photo by Retiring Guy

3/4/2019 update starts here.

Photos by Retiring Guy




Rendering:  The Raymond Group


1/3/2019 update starts here.

From the back side of Macy's
Photos by Retiring Guy

Some scaffolding removed



11/20/2018 update starts here.

From the parking lot on the west side of Hilldale Shopping Center
Photos by Retiring Guy

From Sawyer Terrace

From Hilldale Way and Frey Street


9/23/2018 update starts here.
Photos by Retiring Guy





8/26/2018 update, "From a distance," starts here.

From the median of North Segoe Road

Photos by Retiring Guy

From the parking lot of Hilldale Shopping Center


8/10/2018 update starts here.

Photos by Retiring Guy


8/5/2018 update, "Two views as sun is setting, looking west to east", starts here.

Photos by Retiring Guy


No Madison listing yet on Marriott website


7/17/2018 update, "Approaching its maximum height", starts here.

Photos by Retiring Guy


6/3/2018 update, "Window framing begins", starts here.


Photos by Retiring Guy



5/2/2018 update, " A peek between Westin Place and Venture", begins here.


Photo by Retiring Guy

4/6/2018 update, " 4 views of Hilldale hotel construction progress", starts here.

Sawyer Terrace close-up

Sawyer Terrace full view

Standing next to back side of Metcalfe's

In the vicinity of Cafe Hollander and Morgan's Shoes (Hilldale)
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Photos by Retiring Guy


1/4/2018 update, "Prophylactic hotel slowly rising", starts here.


Here's a view of what the rooms might look like.

Springhill Suites is a Marriott brand.  Others include Fairfield, Courtyard, Residence Inn, TownPlace Suites, and AC Hotel.   All told, Marriott has 42 locations in Wisconsin.  This will be the ccompany's second Springhill Suites location.  (The other one is in Green Bay.)


11/19/2017 update starts here.



Photos by Retiring Guy

11/2/2017 update, "Cranes over Hilldale", starts here.


Photos by Retiring Guy



8/31/2017 update, "Marriott Springhill Suites foundation work underway at Madison Hilldale", starts here.

Weston Place residents on the east side of the condo have a bird's-eye view.







7/31/2017 update, "Some Weston Place residents soon to lose rm w/ a Hilldale view". starts here.

The photo

Photo and video by Retiring Guy

The video



4/1/2017 update, " Weston Place residents feeling hemmed in on all sides", starts here.


View from Sawyer Terrace, just west of Hilldale.  From left to right: Venture, Weston Place, Segoe Terrace.

All photos by Retiring Guy

View from across North Segoe Road.



View of site of proposed hotel, looking east toward Hilldale Shopping Center.


View of site of proposed hotel, looking west toward Weston Place.


“We think it is too close to us; the footprint of the building is still too big,” said Roger Fritz, a resident of Weston Place who spoke on behalf of the Weston Place Condominium Owners Association before the city’s Urban Design Commission on Wednesday. “That’s just too much, too close to a residential area.”


6/27/2016 update, "'Ghost Condo residents learn to live in harmony with a new Venture", starts here.
Or so we can only hope.


Photos by Retiring Guy






Original 9/29/2014 post, "There Goes the Neighborhood: "Ghost Condo" Residents Lose Fight Against 12-Story Apartment Building", starts here.

Photo by Retiring Guy

Weston Place condo owners not backing down.  (Capital Times, 3/5/2014)

Well, there's always the "Rear Window" option.
Critics say the proposed apartment at 198 units per acre is more than twice as dense as the 12-story, 121-unit Weston Place and far more dense than any other building in the Hill Farms area.

I still call it the "Ghost Condo" because for the first years of its existence, few windows were illuminated at night.  The occupancy rate at the end of 2013 was 70%.

Hilldale's latest "in-fill" project.