Friday, June 5, 2020

Beverly Clark Schuler (1938-2020) Warren High School class of 1956



1956 Dragon yearbook


1967 Warren City Directory 
  • Schuler Beverly C Mrs clerk Warren National Bank r318 Prospect Street
  • Schuler Richard L (Beverly C) draftsman Struthers Wells h318 Prospect Street
1983 Warren City Directory
  • Schuler Beverly C Mrs office secretary State Farm Insurance r318 Prospect Street
  • Schuler Richard L & Beverly C; design engineer  Struthers Wells h318 Prospect Street

The popularity of Beverly as a baby name is graphed here.  Let's take a look at classmate Everett.


Everett spent all but a few years of the 1st quarter of the 20th century in the top 100. (1900-1910, 1911-1923).  Then came a long, slow decline, which was eventually reversed during the mid-1990s.  Now he's back in the top 100.

Other members of the class of '56:
2020
DeAnn Swanson King.  (1/4/2020)

2019
Thomas Cooper.  (8/5/2019)

2017
Frank Joseph Campanga.  (8/28/2017)
Robert Billman.  (7/3/2017)
Russell Grosch.  (3/21/2017)

2016
Richard Mancuso.  (7/18/2016)
Carolyn Garber Grosch.  (1/5/2016)

2015
Charles Franklin.  (11/12/2015)
Susan Brown Clark.  (11/1/2015)
John Harrington. (10/13/2015)
Carol Schwitzer.  (10/7/2015)
John Smith.  (9/12/2015)
Donald Burgeson.  (3/9/2015)
Diane McChesney Kondak.  (2/15/2015)

UPDATE. Middleton Family Video reboots as Dollar General


Photos by Retiring Guy

Dollar General has been on a tear for a decade now, and the current pandemic, weak economy, and very high unemployment is only accelerating that momentum.
The company, which like its dollar store peers was deemed essential by most local authorities because it sells household products and food, said on Thursday that sales in the first quarter, which ended in early May, had increased 27.6% to $8.4 billion.



3/7/2020 update starts here.

Photo by Retiring Guy


SourceMiddleton Plan Commission agenda


6/7/2018 update, "Dim the lights at Middleton Family Video", starts here.

Photos by Retiring Guy

I've been expecting this outcome for a long time.


Original 1/5/2018 post, "The parking lot of the Family Video in Middleton always looks like this", starts here.


2014 photo by Retiring Guy
(How does this store stay open?)

So how much did this 'undisclosed amount of money' add up to?


CIVICSEND email from Middleton Police Department

The Hamptons at Hilldale (North Segoe Road and Vernon Boulevard) Madison WI: June construction site visit


Photos by Retiring Guy






Located just south of Hilldale Shopping Center


A glum coincidence: On a day when the highest number of new COVID-19 cases is recorded, World Dairy Expo is canceled


Graph found at Worldometer

From the 6/4/2020 Wisconsin State Journal article:
The Expo’s executive committee announced Thursday the event, that brings in 62,000 people from 100 countries for a week each fall to the Alliant Energy Center, will not be held for the first time in its 53-year history. This year’s expo had been scheduled from Sept. 29 to Oct. 3. The event fills hotels and restaurants and typically has an estimated economic impact on the region of more than $45 million.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

GET ME REWRITE: Brian Kilmeade bring out the narcissist in Donald Trump


Photo credit:  Twitter


Trump was asked how to restore black Americans’ trust in police — but he could only talk about himself.  (AlterNet, 6/4/2020)

Now you see it, now you don't (Hilldale Apple Store edition)


Photo credit:  9to5Mac (8/14/2017)

Photo by Retiring Guy (6/4/2020)



GET ME REWRITE: New York Times provides invaluable public service shining a light on abhorrent and dangerous views of GOP presidential wannabe Tom Cotton



And Cotton himself provided the light.

'Abhorrent' and 'dangerous': Sen. Cotton's call for military response to protests receives criticism.  (The New York Times, 6/3/2020)
In the op-ed, Cotton, a veteran and notoriously hawkish Republican from Arkansas, calls on President Donald Trump to invoke the Insurrection Act and send the military into cities, writing, "One thing above all else will restore order to our streets: an overwhelming show of force to disperse, detain and ultimately deter lawbreakers."

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

GET ME REWRITE: Iowa's dishonorable Steve King takes a tumble, loses GOP U.S. House primary


The predictably controversial King was first elected to the U.S. House in November 2002.


Des Moines Register, 6/3/2020

Steve King loses Republican primary race to Randy Feenstra, ending King's decadeslong political career.  (Des Moines Register, 6/2/2020)
Republican voters ousted U.S. Rep. Steve King on Tuesday, delivering an end to the two decades of controversy he brought to his heavily conservative district. 
The Associated Press has called the 4th Congressional District primary race for state Sen. Randy Feenstra of Hull, who had the backing of many state elected officials and national Republican groups. Feenstra won with 45.7% of the vote to King's 36%, a margin of just under 8,000 votes, according to unofficial results from the Iowa Secretary of State's office. 
Feenstra vastly outraised King and spent heavily on television advertising targeting King as ineffective since he was stripped of his committee seats by Republican leaders in January 2019.


7/16/2017 update, "Iowa's dishonorable Steve King flaps his jaws on TV", starts here.


Reported in GOP Congressman Urges Paying for Trump’s Wall by Gutting Planned Parenthood and Food Stamps.  (The New Civil Rights Movement, 7/12/2017)


Original 3/14/2017 post, "According to Steve King, his Congressional district is 95.8% pure",. starts here.


Twitter link and quote source:  Steve King, Hurling Insults at Immigrants, Is Rebuked by His Own Party. (The New York Times, 3/13/2017)

Sources:  QuickFacts, Wikipedia

Other Steve King posts:
2019
Meet the lemmings of Congress.  (10/20/2019)
GET ME REWRITE: Rep. Steve King thinks "It's a Wonderful Life" is the greatest anti-abortion movie ever!   (8/24/2019)
Kim Reynolds/Steve King UPDATE. As far as I'm concerned, this campaign co-chair thing is the smoking gun.  (1/16/2019)
Dear John Whitehouse @MediaMatters, I know it's small consolation, but the print news media is doing a much better job exposing Steve King. Best, Retiring Guy.  (1/14/2019)
Donald Trump embraces the virulently anti-immigration and white supremacist views and rhetoric of Iowa's Steve King.  (1/13/2018)

2018
In a big, bold move, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds waits til after the election to chastise the despicable Steve King.  (11/14/2018)
Iowa is known for its big chickens.  (6/17/2018)
Most Iowans beg to differ with their most unregenerate member of Congress.  (2/4/2018)

2017
Meet the 2 cretins that the AP scrounged up to defend Trump's military ban on transgender people.  (7/26/2017)
UPDATE. Iowa's dishonorable Steve King flaps his jaws on TV.  (7/16/2017)
51 U.S. House members implore Trump to legalize LGBT discrimination: The Steve King edition.  (5/1/2017)
Trump's America and Steve King's Iowa: Crawford County, Iowa.  (4/17/2017)
According to Steve King, his Congressional district is 95.8% pure.  (3/14/2017)
UPDATE. Not all Republicans rebuke Steve King. Some of them sing a little Carl Perkins among themselves.  (3/14/2017)

2016
Iowa embarassment, subgroups expert, and supreme whiteman Steve King sounds off again.  (7/21/2016)
UPDATE: Iowa's nutburger-in-chief, Rep. Steve King, displays Confederate flag on office desk.  (7/12/2016)

2015
UPDATE: The Company He Keeps: Scott Walker to Pal Around With Steve King in Iowa on January 24.  (10/8/2015)
King introduces a resolution that encourages and empowers "individuals, businesses, churches, religious groups, and other faith-based organizations" to discriminate.  (7/12/2015)
Meet the members of the Republican Study Committee.  (7/12/2015)
No friend to the environment.  (1/5/2015)

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Ellen Hessley Mascoli (1035-2020) Warren High School class of 1953



1953 Dragon yearbook

1967 Warren City Directory (county section)
  • Hessley Agatha M Mrs bookkeeper N K Wendelboe h116 Dartmouth St
  • Hessley Joseph B (Agatha M) retired h116 Dartmouth Street
  • Hessley Tom G r116 Dartmouth Street
1983 Warren City Directory (county section)
  • Hessley Agatha M Mrs bookkeeper N K Wendelboe h116 Dartmouth Street
  • Hessley Thomas G & Bobbi A; helper National Forge h906 Madison Avenue

The popularity of Ellen as a baby name is graphed here.  Let's take a look at Agatha.

Source:  Social Security Administration

Agatha spent the first two decades of the 20th century in the top half of the baby names chart, peaking at #392 in 1913.  She tumbled out of sight after 1945 and hasn't been seen since.

Other members of the class of 1953:
2020
Harry Kroemer.  (1/30/2020)
William Barrett.  (1/16/2020)

2019
Karen Arlene Nielsen Swart.  (11/26/2019)
Rodney Morley.  (11/13/2019)
Kay Steele Wilson.  (4/17/2019)

2018
Marilyn Petersen Mimm Pollino.  (12/28/2018)
Rose Raffaele Scala.  (10/23/2018)
Marilyn John Smith.  (4/30/2018)
Elizabeth Simko.  (3/3/2018)

2017
Hazel Kell Martin.  (9/22/2017
Carole Moore Zimmerman.  (9/11/2017)
Carolyn Webster Coates.  (7/7/2017)
Leroy Sorenson.  (5/25/2017)
Carole Weigel Wunner.  (5/10/2017)
Arthur Wagner.  (1/5/2017)

2016
Robert Harrington.  (12/6/2016)
Beverly Taft Littlefield.  (11/26/2016)
Karolyn Lane Stone.  (11/24/2016)
Roberta Leave Troutman.  (6/8/2016)
Grace Tigani.  (5/20/2016)

2015
Nan Perry Fischer.  (6/18/2015)

GET ME REWRITE: Trump holds up a book he's never seen before



Reported in Protesters Dispersed With Tear Gas So Trump Could Pose at Church.  (The New York Times, 6/1/2020)

Related post:
And then he read a passage from '2' Corinthians.  (6/2/2020)

And then he read a passage from '2' Corinthians



Tear Gas Clears Path for Trump to Visit Church.  (The New York Times,  6/1/2020)

Sunday, May 31, 2020

WORD IS BOND. And then there's Ward Bond.


Photo by Retiring Guy

Arden on East Washington: May construction site visit


Photos by Retiring Guy


Studio floor plans (and pre-pandemic rent?)





4/21/2020 update starts here

Photos by Retiring Guy



It won't be cheap to live here.



3/9/2020 update starts here

Photo by Retiring Guy


2/8/2020 update starts here

Photos by Retiring Guy





1/9/2020 update starts here

Photos by Retiring Guy




11/27/2019 update starts here

Photos by Retiring Guy




11/12/2019 update starts here

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10/1/2019 update starts here

Photos and video by Retiring Guy





8/21/2019 update starts here

Photos and video by Retiring Guy







7/23/2019 update starts here.

A crane was placed on the property in early June.

Photos and video by Retiring Guy

Two foundations giving $1M for new Madison Youth Arts Center.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 5/22/2019)
The Madison Community Foundation’s $500,000 grant and the Evjue Foundation’s $500,000 grant were announced at the annual Madison Gives dinner Tuesday night, with more than 600 people attending the Madison Community Foundation event at Monona Terrace. The arts center, fronting East Mifflin Street, is part of a larger mixed-use project including housing and office space on East Washington Avenue.

This rendering accompanied the above article.


More than a month later, there's a construction trailer and more equipment on the site.....


.....as well as activity.


12/18/2018 update, "Stone House tweaks its proposed Lyric III development", starts here.

The rendering, which no longer includes an office building, is proposed....


....for this site.
Photos by Retiring Guy

Developer proposes housing, offices and a Madison Youth Arts Center.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 10/2/2018)
Stone House Development is proposing an 11-story building with 120 apartments, 51,000 square feet of commercial space and a 290-space parking garage in the 1000 block of East Washington Avenue. 
On the back side of the block, at the corner of East Mifflin and North Ingersoll streets, Stone House would develop a four-story building with classrooms, offices, and set-design and performance space for the nonprofit Madison Youth Arts Consortium, a partnership between Children’s Theater of Madison and Madison Youth Choirs.




Original 6/23/2018 post, "The Lyric on East Washington may soon have a next-door neighbor of a similar height", starts here.

View from East Washington just northeast of Brearly (Lyric at left center)
Photos by Retiring Guy



Preliminary plans
  • 100,000 square feet of office space
  • 20,000 square feet of retail space
  • 350-stall parking structure
  • Townhouses fronting East Mifflin Street


The capitol side of Brearly

Two views from North Brearly



Other East Washington corridor posts:
East Capital parking garage UPDATE. Late November construction progress report. (11/28/2018)
Proposed hotel put on hold. (2/12/2018)
StartingBlock construction as we approach the end of January. (1/30/2018)
UPDATE. The Lyric Apartments are ready for occupancy.  (8/30/2017)
This stretch of East Washington Avenue in Madison, Wisconsin, has undergone a major transformation during the past 5 years.  (5/13/2017)
Madison East Washington Festival Foods is open for business.  (4/13/2016)
The balconies of the Constellation.  (4/19/2015)
The Constellation rises above the treetops.  (9/7/2014)