Thoughts after Memorial Day: An estimated 700,000 American men and women gave the infinite gift of their lives to our democracy in the dozen wars and conflicts since the Revolutionary War. That’s such a big number that is hard to … Read the rest
President Baerwald, Please think collaboratively on community college.
Moraine Park Technical College, University of Wisconsin System, UW and Economic Growth, Washington County, West Bend
Bonnie Baerwald, president of Moraine Park Technical College (MPTC), dropped a surprise bombshell on the developing consensus among leaders in Washington County that a consolidation of the county’s two two-year colleges makes pragmatic sense. Baerwald (pictured left) listed “facts” about … Read the rest
The good life: trails network, wild flowers
It was a good week indeed when out on the trails of Washington County I could claim first sightings of 1. A patch of Trilliums, 2. A small swamp full of Marsh Marigolds, and 3. An early bloom of a … Read the rest
The health care crisis in the U.S. has reached epidemic proportions. Companies face skyrocketing costs to insure their workers, and individuals face higher premiums, bigger co-pays, or, in the case of more than 40 percent of all Americans, the inability to afford any insurance at all.