Daily Archives: April 2, 2020

Chores in a one-room country school, 1955-57 (part #2)

Previously,“One Small School Room in the Country 1955” Most of the kids at Oak Lawn country school in rural Sun Prairie WI came out of small, working family farms. Agriculture was consolidating even in the 1950s. Even then, 80-acre farms … Continue reading

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Madison car thieves adapt to coronavirus

Is it the new smartphone? Madison’s teenaged car thieves may be missing school but they’re watching current events! A citizen reports from Madison’s North Gammon-Old Sauk Road: We had our car rifled through on Monday night  (04-01-2020). Normally we park in the … Continue reading

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Let’s have an election!

Tuesday, April 7 seems about right! Hand sanitizer, disinfectant spray, plexiglass, gloves, and face shields. UPDATED: A federal judge is allowing Wisconsin’s non-partisan and presidential primary election to proceed next Tuesday, April 7. In a blessed display of judicial restraint, the … Continue reading

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