I have lived in the Falls since 1968. My great-great grandfather was one of the village founders. I have served the community in multiple ways: Firefighter, various boards and commissions and for many years was president of the Falls Cable Access Corp. Currently I own, and am active in, a restaurant equipment manufacturing company.
Finally! A couple of days with nice weather, and I didn't have to be working. We chose to spend some of this time in southern Fond du Lac County in the Northern Kettle Moraine area. This incredible place where glaciers ended ,has left us with nature's beauty at its fullest. The rolling countryside is delightful as spring blossoms forth, only to later be outdone as summer takes over.
We experienced the awakening of Long Lake after a bitter winter. The ice has pulled several feet away from the shoreline so the rocks and the critters that live among them are again visible. We saw a crayfish scurry around happily nibbling on a zebra mussel or two, totally oblivious to our overhead intrusion.
Note to JD and others:
Since last week's election I have spent considerable time investigating corruption and I am now able to report the results. For several days I have been quite frustrated while working on my computer. Program crashes happened often. In the middle of doing my work the information would simply disappear from the screen.
Hours were burned while I tried to correct the problem. Just as I was about to throw in the towel, I started digging a little deeper into directories. As I was checking a message popped onto the screen: "FILE CORRUPT - PLEASE RELOAD THE OPERATING SYSTEM"
The following paragraph was written by Owen Robinson and appeared in his blog Boots and Sabers:
Rumors are that members of the teachers union plan to picket the Menomonee Falls School Board meeting on Monday night (4/14/08). The school board has actually been standing firm on salary and benefit increases that the union is demanding. It would behoove some of the citizens in that district to show up at the meeting and support their school board.
JOHN SCHILLING has written and published a story about his exciting life as an accountant. Now, exciting and accountant don't very often appear in the same sentence, but his story certainly has both elements.
UNDERCOVER is a well written account of his actions as a whistleblower, exposing his employer's actions in their attempts to cheat the government out of a gazillion dollars. It seems they had set up a system to improperly report costs and payments to hospitals under Medicare. What John discovered and reported to various agencies eventually blossomed into discovery of illegal practices nationwide throughout the medical benefits billing system. For his honesty he was very richly rewarded.
Last week I had the pleasure writing in this blog about a good guy. To our loss John Schilling is no longer a resident of our community. Unfortunately, this week I have the unhappy duty to write about a person who is just the opposite.
The person in question has sent a scathing, critical letter to a family who recently moved away from Menomonee Falls due to declining health. The family had served our community well for over 50 years and they were respected. And yet this sick-minded individual sent such a vindictive, vengeful letter that it raised my anger to the boiling point as I read it. My wife shed tears as she was reading. She couldn't believe that anyone could behave in such an un-Christian manner and be so cruel and hurtful. I would publish it here, but it would be in bad taste to do so and would only harm the family more.