This spring our lives changed dramatically as we began to quarantine in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Months of social distancing, masking and staying home whenever possible has had a toll on us.
I am retired from a long career as a teacher and school administrator. For months I have been listening to parents’ concerns about the impact on their children of schools being closed to in-person instruction, and the resulting isolation they feel.
The Madison chain of lakes and much of the Yahara River are dying a slow death by eutrophication. The green scum and the too-frequent algae blooms are classic symptoms of this disease. Too much nutrient-rich runoff, mostly nitrogen and phosphorus, in the lakes and river cause excessive growt…
Many of us sat on pins and needles over the past month as Trump’s legal team contested election results in Wisconsin and elsewhere. They charged serious fraud and election abuses, but never delivered serious facts and evidence. It all appeared to be a publicity stunt.
One day midweek in early December, my wife Carolyn, a resident of Stoughton, took a quilt to laundromat in Stoughton, her normal practice since quilts are too heavy for washing and drying in our conventional residential unit.
My daughter Vicki moved to Hawaii to work after she graduated high school. She met and married a man from Hawaii and for a while they lived with his mother.
On November 10, 2020 at a Stoughton City Council meeting, the decision was passed by a vote of 10 to 2 to authorize $282,907 for three projects: Dam removal and Whitewater engineering, Whitewater dam removal restoration and remediation, and Whitewater trails engineering. This is included in …
In a year where loss, grief and hardship was in some way a defining factor for all of us, the Stoughton area still has plenty of people whose efforts to make life a little better for others deserve to be highlighted and appreciated.