Saturday, April 25, 2020

Gary Rowley (1941-2020) Warren High School class of 1959



1959 Dragon yearbook


1967 Warren City Directory
1983 Warren City Directory

Marian, never quite as popular as Marion, nonetheless followed a similar trajectory -- a strong 1st half of the 20th century, followed by a rapid decline thereafter.  

Source:  Social Security Administration

Q:  OK, so why the bump in 1954?

A:  In 1953, with the encyclical Fulgens corona, Pope Pius ordered a Marian year for 1954, the first in Church history. The year was filled with Marian initiatives, in the areas of Mariology, cultural events, and charity and social gatherings. (Wikipedia)


Other members of the class of '59
2018
Linda Lou Tuller Weilacher.  (2/20/2018)
Caroline Blythe Haslet.  (1/28/2018)

2017
Leona Mead Harrington.  (12/15/2017)
Martha Cline Peed.  (9/6/2017)
Carla Mae Gay.  (8/1/2017)
Sharron Lord Rose.  (6/29/2017)
Helen Long Sykes.  (5/24/2017)
William Sweigert.  (4/23/2017)
Raymond Kane.  (1/7/2017)

2016
Suzanne Spattifor Carlson.  (6/27/2016)

2015
David Valone.  (3/7/2015)

2014
Daniel Otterbein.  (9/20/2014)
Jeanne Williams.  (5/25/2014)
Clara Swanson Carlson.  (5/22/2014)

Patricia Murray Zahniser (1927-2020) Warren High School class of 1944



1944 Dragon yearbook



Patricia's high-schsool activities:

Carnival (2, 3); Class Offices (3, 4), President (3), Co-President (4); Dragon (4), French Club (3); Girls' Club (2, 3, 4); Latin Club (2); Nunc et Tunc (2); Orchestra (2, 3, 4), Vice-President, 4); Student Council (2, 3, 4),

1967 Warren City Directory  
  • Murray Denzil E (Hilver H) retired h3 Park Street North Warren
1983 Warren City Directory  


The popularity of Patricia as a baby name is graphed here.  Let's take a look at grandson Axton.


Very much a newcomer to the Top 1000 list.

Other members of the class of '44:
2019
Barbara Ann Johnson Jerman.  (8/31/2020)
Gloria Hausaman Grotzinger.  (5/7/2019)

2018
Charlotte Mason Brown.  12/22/2018)
Richard Finley.  (1/10/2018)

2017
Robert Still.  (12/29/2017)
Janet Cannon Templeton.  (11/17/2017)
Marjorie Eleda Larson Brenan.  (10/31/2017)
Charles Gray.  (8/6/2017)
Crissi Danos Verros.  (3/27/2017)
Barbara Chester.  (1/27/2017)

2016
Raymond Elsholz.  (7/26/2016)
Barbara Berdine Graham.  (6/16/2016)
Grace Youug Strand.  (2/13/2016)

2015
Mary Davis Christensen Spencer.  (9/27/2015)
Leonard Lucia.  (7/4/2015)
Mary Blackwell Bancroft.   (6/22/2015)
Kenneth Klenck.  (1/31/2015)

2014
Dolores Nuhfer Anthony.  (9/21/2014)

2013
Marjorie Christensen Anderson.  (10/6/2013)

Friday, April 24, 2020

View from the other side UPDATE: Pheasant Branch Creek corridor restoration work


Photos by Retiring Guh




2/23/2020 update starts here

Photos by Retiring Guy


August 21, 2018


Photos by Retiring Guy

December 4, 2019






Repairing the Pheasant Branch Conservancy.  (WKOW, 10/18/2019)
Dane County officials are committing nearly one million dollars to repair the Pheasant Branch Conservancy after historic flooding in 2018 caused major damage to the popular nature area in Middleton.







10/14/2019 update starts here

Photos and video by Retiring Guy







9/9/2019 update, "That was then, this is now:  The worst of the August 2018 erosion along the Pheasant Branch Creek corridor trail', starts here.

November 26, 2018

Photos by Retiring Guy

September 2, 2019.  Not as bare as it used to be.



After the storm in Middleton (and Madison) posts:
August 2018
Pheasant Branch Trail at Park Street (part 2).  (8/21/2018)
Powerwashing between the Beltline and Parmenter Street.  (8/22/2018)
Along Pheasant Branch Creek east of Parmenter Street.  (8/23/2018)
Costco and environs.  (8/23/2018 update)
Entrance to Esser Place parking lot, then and now.  (8/24/2018)
Longmeadow Drive and Stricker's Pond, then and now.  (8/24/2018)
Greenway Station is open for business.  (8/24/2018 update)
Views of Pheasant Branch Creek from Parmenter Street bridge.  (8/25/2018 update)
Intersection of U.S. highway 14 and Deming Way.  (8/27/2018 update)
Century Avenue and entrances to Pheasant Branch Conservancy trails.  (8/27/2018)
UW Health administration office building.  (8/27/2018)
Longmeadow Gulch.  (8/28/2018)

September 1-15, 2018
Stricker's Park.  (9/4/2018 update)
Flooding in East Washington/East Mifflin area of Madison.  (9/7/2018)
The dual dead ends of Middleton Street.  (9/10/2018 update)
Stricker's Pond footpath.  (9/11/2018 update)
Confluence Pond expands to become Confluence Lake (and back again).  (9/12/2018 update)
Stricker's Pond.  (9/12/2018 update)
Pheasant Branch Creek algae bloom.  (9/15/2018)
Tiedeman Pond access at Pond View Road.  (9/15/2018 update)

September 16-30, 2018
Pheasant Branch Trail at Park Street (part 1).  (9/17/2018 update)
Pheasant Branch Conservancy trail and bridge.  (9/17/2018)
Pheasant Branch Conservancy just north of Century and Branch.  (9/17/2018)
Voss Parkway.  (9/18/2018 update)
Tiedeman Pond pumping.  (9/19/2018 update)
Boardwalk access ramp to Tiedeman Pond.  (9/19/2018 update)
Woodside Heights Park.  (9/21/2018 update)
Moving into the 6th week after the storm in Middleton (The Tiedeman Pond doubleheader edition).  (9/24/2018)
Moving into the 6th week after the storm in Middleton (The Stricker's Pond doubleheader edition).  (9/24/2018)
Moving into the 6th week after the storm in Middleton and Madison: Stricker's Pond discharge helps to lower water level.  (9/28/2018)

October 1-15, 2018
Seven weeks after the storm in Middleton (The Park Street/Tiedeman Pond edition).  (10/10/2018)
Seven weeks after the storm (The Woodside Heights Park/Tiedeman Pond edition).  (10/10/2018)
Seven weeks after the storm in Middleton and Madison (The Stricker's Pond edition).  (10/10/2018)

October 16-31, 2018
Two months after the storm in Middleton (Woodside Heights Park/Tiedeman Pond edition).  (10/18/2018)
Two months after the storm in Middleton (Stricker's Pond edition).  (10/18/2018)
Two months after the storm in Middleton (Pond View Road/Tiedeman Pond edition).  (10/18/2018)

Two months after the storm in Middleton: Woodside Heights Park access to Tiedeman Pond trail.  (10/22/2018)
10 weeks after the storm in Middleton (Pond View Road/Tiedeman Pond edition).  (10/31/2018)

November 2018
Ten weeks after the storm in Middleton: More of the Tiedeman Pond boardwalk reappears.  (11/1/2018)
Ten weeks after the storm in Middleton: Access path from Woodside Heights Park to South Avenue now fully open.  (11/4/2018)
Nearly 3 months after the storm in Middleton: Park Street/Tiedeman Pond edition.  (11/11/2018)
Nearly three months after the storm in Middleton: Woodside Heights Park access to Tiedeman Pond trail.  (11/13/2018)
Three months later, the Pheasant Branch Corridor trail has reopened (Parmenter to Park edition).  (11/20/2018)
Three months later, the Pheasant Branch Corridor trail has reopened (Park to Century edition).  (11/26/2018)

December 2018
Nearly 4 months after the storm in Middleton, washout damage to Voss Parkway repaired.  (12/7/2018)

March 2019
The following spring after the storm in Middleton: Rapid snow melt floods the path again.  (3/15/2019)
The following spring after the storm in Middleton (Stricker's Pond edition).  (3/15/2019)
The following spring after the storm in Middleton (Voss Parkway storm sewer edition).  (3/15/2019)

April 2019
Approaching 8 months after the storm in Middleton: Is this the new normal? (Tiedeman Pond   (4/11/2019)
Approaching 8 months after the storm in Middleton: Is this the new normal? (Woodside Heights Park edition).  (4/11/2019)
Approaching 8 months after the storm in Middleton: Once again, the Stricker's Pond walking path is accessible, back to normal.  (4/12/2019)
8 months after the storm in Middleton: Water tiedemanlevel drops at Tiedeman Pond (Accessiible ramp edition).  (4/26/2019)
8 months after the storm in Middleton: A platform bench has become unmoored (Tiedeman Pond benchmark edition).  (4/26/2019)
The "lectern" is gone 8 months after the storm in Middleton (Park Street/Tiedeman Pond edition).  (4/26/2019)

May 2019
Tiedeman Pond boardwalk: The flooding last August and the continuing damage done.  (5/14/2019)
9 months after the storm in Middleton WI the Tiedeman Pond boardwalk is accessible.  (5/22/2019)

August 2019
Woodside Heights Park new playground equipment in place.  (8/2/2019)
Nearly a year after the storm in Middleton, the new normal at Woodside Heights Park is minor flooding after a moderate rainfall.  (8/6/2019)
One year after the storm in Middleton: This is the new normal (Stricker's Park as an extension of Stricker's Pond).  (8/19/2019)

December 2019
Pheasant Branch Creek corridor restoration work.  (12/4/2019)

February 2020
Side by side: Before and after the August 2018 storm in Middleton (Pheasant Branch Corridor edition)

Thomas Lundberg (1929-2020) Warren High School class of 1948



1948 Dragon yearbook

Thomas's high-school activities:
German Club (2, 3); Art Club (4)

1967 Warren City Directory
  • Lundberg Fritz (Evelyn) attendant Warren State Hospital h904 Market Street extension
  • Thomas and Marjorie as listed as living in Russell in the county section
1983 Warren City Directory  
  • Lundberg Evelyn retired h1515 Market Street extention North Warren
  • Thomas and Marjorie still live in Russell


The popularity of Thomas as a baby name is graphed here.  Let's take a look at son Debra.

Source:  Social Security Administration

Debra debuted in 1934 but didn't make much of an impression until the mid-1940s.  After a bit of a setback in 1943, she rocketed into the top 10, where she spent 9 years (1952-1960), peaking at #2 in 1956.  She took quite a tumble after 1980, falling off the chart after 1998.

Other class of '48 graduates:
2020
James Zock.  (1/25/2020)
Frances White Brown.  (1/5/2020)

2019
Helen Yarzabek.  (11/7/2019)
Betty Fitzgerald Bearfield.  (10/29/2019)
Georgia Ann Valentine Kargle.  (7/26/2019)
Shirlie Jean Kauffman.  (5/22/2019)
Joanne Swanson Massa.  (2/23/2019)

2018
Joanne Chester.  (11/13/2018)
Betty Burke Dickinson.  (9/1/2018)
Stephen Cosmano.  (8/29/2018)
Beulah Fox Boll.  (3/16/2018)

2017
Phyllis Miller Maze. (12/27/2017)
Dorothy Anderson Turner.  (9/27/2017)
Margaret Mathyer Conroy.  (4/26/2017)

2016
Ruth Figliuzzi.  (11/5/2016)
Donna Mack Schuler.  (3/19/2016)

2015
Carol Jean Niver Hampson.  (10/22/2015)
Frank Marlett.  (9/13/2015)
John Giltinan.  (7/76/2015)
Lela Nichols Akeley.  (6/24/2015)

2014
Ella Atwell Blum.  (12/24/2014)
Betty Carlson Johnson.  (10/26/2014)
H. Kent Peterson.  (10/1/2014)
Kenneth Lundahl.  (9/21/2014)

2013 
Carl Leave.  (12/26/2013)

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos holds rock-solid convictions. You can't argue with a rock.





4/22/2020 Eric Schmitt edition starts here


Reported in Coronavirus: Missouri becomes first state to sue China over 'an appalling campaign of deceit'.  (USA Today, 4/21/2020)

Maybe you should start with Trump, Eric.  Our feckless president conducted his own campaign of deceit and dismissiveness.





4/19/2020 Jim Steineke edition starts here




4/18/2020 Stephen Moore update starts here


Guess what, Stephen?


And many legislators and staff are working remotely.


4/18/2020 Alberta Darling edition starts here

You'll find her official photo here.

Quoted in Tony Evers closes schools for remainder of year, extends order to shut down nonessential businesses to May 26.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 4/17/2020

A former member of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Alberta will celebrate her 76th birthday in 10 days.

Source1991-92 Wisconsin Blue Book (highlights added)


4/18/2020 David Craig edition starts here


Reported in Tony Evers closes schools for remainder of year, extends order to shut down nonessential businesses to May 26.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 4/17/2020


4/18/2020 Christopher Schmaling edition starts here


Quoted in Racine County sheriff will not enforce stay-at-home order, says it will have 'dire lifetime consequences'.   (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4/17/2020)



Trump airs out the "I don't know him" lie once again



Quoted in HHS official says he was ousted because he opposed drugs Trump touted as coronavirus treatment.  (USA Today, 4/22/2020)



Who's running in the Wisconsin 69th Assembly District now that Bob Kulp has announced his retirement?



Quoted in Stratford police chief to run for State Assembly.  (WSAW, 4/21/2020)





Quoted in Wood County Board member Donna Rozar announces bid for Wisconsin's 69th Assembly District.  (Marshfield News Herald, 4/14/2020)


Original 1/20/2020 post starts here


Reported in Rep. Kulp not seeking re-election.  (WSAW, 1/9/2020)

Breezed his way into the Assembly

Source:  Ballotpedia

A Democrat hasn't run in the 69th Assembly District since 2014.

The district include about half of Clark County, a territorial zone in Trump's America.

SourceWikipedia

Other 2020 election posts:
14th Senate District.  (2/24/2020)
16th Senate District.  (1/28/2020)
26th Senate District.  (4/4/2020)
30th Senate District.  (1/18/2020)

29th Assembly District.  (2/21/2020)
37th Assembly District.  (4/23/2020)
44th Assembly District.  (2/21/2020)
48th Assembly District.  (3/12/2020)
69th Assembly District.  (1/16/2020)
76th Assembly District.  (4/16/2020)

Wisconsin 2020 elections: Who's running in the 37th Assembly District?



DeForest village trustee announces bid for state Assembly seat.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 4/21/2020)


One of the most shameless examples 
of WIGOP gerrymandering
Source:  Ballotpedia

Other 2020 election posts:
14th Senate District.  (2/24/2020)
16th Senate District.  (1/28/2020)
26th Senate District.  (4/4/2020)
30th Senate District.  (1/18/2020)

29th Assembly District.  (2/21/2020)
44th Assembly District.  (2/21/2020)
48th Assembly District.  (3/12/2020)
69th Assembly District.  (1/16/2020)
76th Assembly District.  (4/16/2020)

Mixed messages in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporting and headline writing


Photo by Retiring Guy

The 'jump' has nothing to do with golf.  Why link the two?

Wisconsin saw its biggest one-day increase in positive COVID-19 cases Wednesday, likely fueled by an outbreak at a meatpacking plant in Green Bay.

Likely?

Nearly 150 people have been infected with the coronavirus as part of a cluster linked to a meatpacking plant, in what appears to be Wisconsin's largest outbreak from a single facility. 
Brown County officials said Wednesday that 147 cases of COVID-19 stem from infections at JBS Packerland on Lime Kiln Road in Green Bay. That number includes employees and relatives who live with them.