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Will She or Won't She?

Healthcare, Political, Quality of Life, U.S.

It has been likened to herding cats into a burlap sack; that is what confronts Nancy Pelosi as she works to get enough votes to pass the Obama-enhanced Senate bill that prescribes the overhaul of our health care in America.

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Winners & Losers - March 2nd

Education, Germantown, People Making A Difference, Political, Quality of Life, Wisconsin

Losers are the students and parents who believed in what Governor Doyle told them about the funding for their educations.

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Eyeglasses, Soap and a Toothbrush with Curves

Africa, children, Hearts in Unity, mission, orphan, Seela, Tanzania, Maring'a Juu

Gently used eyeglasses...  new toothbrushes...  those "free" travel size soaps from hotels...  Curves...

What do these items have in common? 

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Village Buzz - March 3rd

Germantown, Quality of Life, Taxes, Village Board, Village Buzz

Open Records Request Filed

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Great Accomplishments at St. Boniface

 There are a lot of great things happening at St. Boniface. I have continually been impressed with the many accomplishments that the children here have experienced. The last few weeks have been no exception.  

A couple of Sundays ago I was honored to be invited to the VFW awards banquet. When I arrived I was pleased to see our students Sarah, Philip, Kathleen and Kristopher. All of them had been awarded prizes for their essays entitled, “When Should We Honor Our Heroes?”. After some emotional opening ceremonies for the event Sarah, Philip, Kristopher and Kathleen got in front of the audience and read their essays. I must admit it was the first time I heard them, and I could not have been more impressed with their well thought out and touching reflections on the importance of honoring our nation’s heroes on a daily basis. They brought some of the individuals to tears with their heartfelt respect for the various heroes in our country. I sat back with such great pride that St. Boniface was represented so well at this awards banquet. In fact, they presented me with a special plaque for our school to hang up illustrating the fact that the last two essay contests have been won by St. Boniface students. This year Kathleen was the first place winner and last year Emily won first place. The members of the VFW were very complimentary and appreciative of our students and of our school for our efforts to recognize the important role of the soldiers and other heroes of our communities. In addition to these students being recognized, Ms. J was awarded with the VFW “Teacher of the Year” award for her great work in exposing the children to their communities and the importance of civic responsibilities. It is so important for us to educate the children on the important role that they play in their communities, and the VFW event provided them an opportunity to see this first hand. This was a great event and St. Boniface should be very proud.  

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Village Buzz - March 4th

Germantown, Political, Quality of Life, Village Board, Village Buzz

The final report regarding “leaks” of information has been issued after some fifteen or more separate interviews by the lead investigator and a review of the results by Washington County District Attorney, Todd Martens.

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St. Mary Parish School Observation Day

St. Mary Parish School Observation Day


Come see us in action!
 

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Village Buzz - March 5th

Germantown, Police, Political, Quality of Life, Village Board, Village Buzz

The discussion about our village’s governance continues.  The final report is available to anyone desiring it.  A copy can be read at the Germantown Police Department’s office or copies can be had for the nominal cost of $0.25 per page copied.  It is quite straight-forward and permits one to draw his or her own conclusion.  It is contained in Call Detail Report #10.001090.  The copy I have is not of sufficient quality to permit it to be scanned and presented in an Internet file.

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What Would We Do?

Quality of Life

Reading my morning passages and watching the news this morning served to again remind me of the frailty of our lives.  We live from moment to moment, not year to year.  We take one breath at a time, and are not assured of the next.  And yet, too often, we think little, or not at all, about human frailty, about our individual frailty.

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Intelligence Test

Quality of Life

Time for a little change of pace...

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Offering 2-Day K3 and 3-Day K4 Programs at St. Mary's!

Our 8th graders have been wondering if the new students in the school are getting smaller each year. Well, they are!

We are excited to announce St. Mary Parish School’s new class additions for the 2010/11 school year!

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Snake Oil

Economy, Healthcare, Political, Quality of Life, U.S.

To watch President Barack Obama talk about health care reform is to watch the old ‘snake oil’ pitchman who came to town to sell his remedy to the unwary citizens.  He is slick and compelling, but he is selling a bogus product.

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Health Care Prices

Healthcare, Political, Quality of Life, U.S., Wisconsin

Health care cost disclosure is a lynch-pin in the overall effort to bring consumers back into the equation, and to gain some semblance of control over the ever-increasing costs involved.

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Intended Consequences...

Economy, Healthcare, Political, Quality of Life

There are “unintended” consequences in legislation that rise up to bite us quite often.  It seems that there are also “intended” consequences and those can be even more costly to us citizens than the others.

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A Gift Within the Pages of a Book

Africa, Children, Hearts in Unity, Seela, Tanzania, books

I tried to pick up and move my daughters backpack the other day and I just about threw my back out from the effort! 

Have you tried lifting the backpack of a middle school or high school student lately?  The backpack seams were straining against the pressure of the stack of thick textbooks, spiral notebooks and a myriad of school supplies.  I couldn't remember ever carrying that much weight in my own backpack -- even as a college student. 

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Mission Impossible?

Economy, Healthcare, Political, Quality of Life, U.S.

The old television show titled “Mission Impossible” featured a weekly set-up of a situation that simply couldn’t be expected to be resolved.  Yet, the “A-Team” got the job done week-in and week-out.

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Healthcare Juggernaut

Economy, Healthcare, Political, Quality of Life, U.S.

The health care juggernaut is alive and well, or so it would seem.  The Administration’s spokespersons were in full voice over the week-end.  They told us that a week from that day, we’d be talking about the new health care plan that was voted upon favorably.  We would be talking about the “new law of the land”.

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Health Care Reform Antics Are Sickening

Economy, Healthcare, Political, Quality of Life, U.S.

The charade that is passing for the final push on health care reform is sickening.

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Physicians Say Will Leave Profession

Healthcare, Political, Quality of Life, U.S.

An article in the New England Journal of Medicine advises that nearly one-third of all practicing physicians may leave the medical profession if President Obama signs the current version of health care reform legislation.

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Is It Time?

Political, Quality of Life, U.S.

Is it time to push for Amendment #28 to the Constitution of the United States of America?  

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