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.
Last week, in his blog Boots and Sabers, Owen Robinson wrote:
"A few years ago, Washington County officials thought a $4 million lure, in the form of a subsidy to outdoor gear retailer Cabela’s, would help snare jobs and tax revenue....But the Milwaukee-area Cabela’s has drawn few retailers since that 165,000-square-foot store opened in September 2006.
I started writing this blog just before the superbowl halftime. Maybe it's because it is mid-winter and I was having a down day. I was penning notes on a lackluster game and yawning.
I had been unimpressed with some of the commercials as well, perhaps because so many had been released on internet beore the game
Today I received a copy of a press release to the media from a local political candidate.
I might normally respond to that, but I, out of sheer frustration, will not.
To the surprise of no one, the State has now ruled that the Falls Primary will go on as scheduled.
For any remaining followers of the person pictured below me, remember that this whole election mess is a result of election changes created by Da Slinks (CS & JD), when they messed with well-respected rules and championed a new system that has cost not only dollars, but has caused worthy citizens to refrain for running for office.
Scott Krause has replied to questions regarding his position on Ted Klumb's blog below.
Whether or not you care to vote for him, it's worth taking time to read it.
In Ted Klumb's blog there has been some talk of your claim of local corruption. You have stated that the unfortunate hotel deloper was "shaken down" for money. That is clearly illegal - a felony - and can be prosecuted. Why have you or the developer not taken this to the district attorney? Is it because there is no truth to the accusation?
There was no corruption in government befor you took office. One could not even buy lunch for the Village Board President when Mr. Greco was in power. He wouldn't allow even that.
I yield the blog today to the words of Kitty Werthmann, a lady in her late eighties. I first heard this story on the radio while awaiting election returns Tuesday evening. This is quite lengthy - nearly as long as those from another blogger on this site. I learned quite a lot from her historical recollection. Here are her words directly quoted: