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Monona: The Great Egg Hunt and Spring Spectacular ...
With days above freezing and nights below, the sap has been flowing across Wisconsin for a few weeks. Get a taste of the sweet stuff from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the MacKenzie Environmental ...

A One Way Ticket to Understanding: A Conversation With Author Maggie Messitt

I lived in South Africa for six years, full-time, followed by two years of splitting my time between my home in northeastern SA and my home along Lake Monona in Madison, Wisconsin. Three months here. Three months there. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. It was a ...

Prep hockey: Ty Pelton-Byce, Mackenzie Torpy top All-Area teams

Jordan Bill, sr., Reedsburg/Wisconsin Dells (26 goals, 32 assists, 58 pts.) Jimmy Curliss, sr., Madison Edgewood (19-16-35); Matthew Dutcher, sr., Monona Grove (19-22-41); Jordan Gerothanas, sr., Monona Grove (19-19-38); William Kemnitz, sr., McFarland (23 ...

Monona Grove official named McFarland superintendent

In 2011, he was hired by the Monona Grove School District as continuous improvement coordinator. The next year, he became director of instruction. Briddell earned his doctorate in educational leadership and policy analysis at the University of Wisconsin ...

16 Biggest Celebrity Fans of NCAA Sweet 16

Thus, the best we could do for Wisconsin is former pro golfer Andy North, who hails from Monona, Wisconsin. North is not exactly a superstar, having won just three PGA Tour events his entire career. However, two of those wins came at the U.S. Open ...

Polish food, crafts features of group's spring festival | Arts & Culture

A Polish group in Monona will celebrate spring this weekend with its annual food and craft fair. The Polish Heritage Club of Wisconsin-Madison and are participating in the annual PHC Spring Festival from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at Immaculate Heart of Mary ...

Local musicians join Kids from Wisconsin

In addition to Benishek and Cuellar, the 2015 cast includes: Hayley Rosenthal, Beloit; Alaric Frinzi, Mayville; Alex Hatcher, Ripon; Amanda Frisch, Wisconsin Dells; Arianna Day, Platteville. Isaac Surprenant, New Berlin; Isabel Smith, Monona; Isaiah ...

Voter ID is law of land, but it won’t be in place for April’s election

a federal appeals court ruled Wisconsin’s law is constitutional and allowed its implementation for the November’s gubernatorial election, but the United States Supreme Court in October blocked implementation of the law. Sen. Mark Miller, D-Monona, sa ...

Wisconsin’s Voter ID law will not be in effect for April 7th election; but it will be after that

State Sen. Mark Miller (D – Monona) issued this statement: “I am disappointed by the failure of the United States Supreme Court to take up the challenge to Wisconsin’s Voter ID law. The Court’s inaction allows Wisconsin to institute a voter ...

Harold A. Poast

MONONA-Harold A. Poast, Sr ...
He also attended the University of Wisconsin. Harold served with the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II and attained the rank of Master Sergeant. He joined the Anthony Grignano Company, construction business in 1948 ...

Save The Date! 3 Days In August For Distance Ed Pros

From Thursday’s inbox… Online and blended learning professionals: Save the date! 3 important days in August Distance Teaching & Learning Conference August 11-13, 2015  |  Monona Terrace, Madison, WI F…

I don’t know much about Milwaukee, other than it’s the 2nd most racially segregated city in the US...

I don’t know much about Milwaukee, other than it’s the 2nd most racially segregated city in the US. But I do know a lot about Madison. Clearly there’s racial segregation here. And “liberal&r dquo; Madison cl…

Wisconsin’s Voter ID law will not be in effect for April 7th election; but it will be after that

WASHINGTON (WITI/AP) — After years of legal wrangling, it appears Wisconsin’s Voter ID law will soon be in effect — but Attorney General Brad Schimel says that won’t happen in time for the April 7th e…

In personnel file, a fuller picture of Matt Kenny, officer involved in fatal Madison shooting : Wsj

In personnel file, a fuller picture of Matt Kenny, officer involved in fatal Madison shooting : Wsj: The attention being paid to Kenny’s attributes follows a typical if disappointing pattern by the me…

Monona man ID'd as 1 killed in rollover crash on Stoughton Road

A Monona man is dead and another person was injured after a single-vehicle rollover crash on Stoughton Road near Highway 30 Friday night, according to the Madison Fire Department.

Charlotte’s Second Sleepover & Our Night in Madison

With our 2 year anniversary coming up on Tuesday, Mark and I decided to take a little getaway to Wisconsin’s capitol city, Madison. It was our first official post-baby date (excluding weddings and bab…

Report of man in ski mask in Monona unfounded

Monona police say a report of a man wearing a ski mask and holding something shiny in his hand near a school on Wednesday was unfounded.

2015 West Monona Spelling Bee Results

    & nbsp;   &n bsp;   Caiden Nygaard took home the championship spelling bee trophy and first place medal for the second year in the 2015 West Monona Middle School Spelling Bee held Wednesday afternoon, March 1…

March 11 ~ Today in Music History

. 1851 ~ The first performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “Rigoletto” was given in Venice. “Rigoletto lacks melody.  This opera has hardly any chance of being kept in the repertoire.” ~ Gazette Musica…

Best Cities for Young Families in Wisconsin

There are plenty of reasons to love the state of Wisconsin. NerdWallet has previously named Madison, the capital, as the city with the best quality of life in the nation and the greenest city in Ameri…


The Guardian and a warning to MONONA WISCONSIN: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

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Seven steps to keep your phone number when changing provider in MONONA WISCONSIN

With a simple phone call you can reach someone who has not contacted in a while. This is one reason why many people prefer to keep their telephone number when they change provider or telephone company.

You can keep your local phone number or mobile if it remains within the United States. But before finalizing any changes, you should follow some suggestions:

1. Verify that you have completed your contract , if you have one supplier. Otherwise, the current company may charge you a penalty.

2. Contact the new provider to start the transfer number.

3. Make sure the provider can keep your current phone number.

4. Verify that there are no additional charges for service change. If so, try to reach an agreement with the supplier.

5. Read through the terms and conditions of the new contract before signing.

6. Provide the new phone company your 10-digit number and any other required, as your customer account number, access code and your 5-digit zip code information.

7. Cancel the previous service after obtaining the service with your new provider. Try to do the day of your closing date to avoid monthly outstanding balance.

Note: You can also transfer a local phone number to a mobile phone, but this process can take longer. Check with your supplier before making the change.

What can you do if you have some problems to transfer your number

If the provider can not solve it, you can file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission by calling 1-888-225-5322 (English) 1-888-835-5322 (TTY for hearing impaired), or through Internet (in English).

This issue of keeping the phone number is known as Number Portability (keeping your number if you change providers). [26]

Protect Your Business in MONONA WISCONSIN from Spring Weather Threats

This winter has been particularly harsh for businesses in the northeast and parts of the southern U.S., as record snowfalls and frigid temperatures forced many companies to close their doors for several days.

Many parts of the country are bracing for possible spring floods that may follow when the snow melts. Meanwhile, April through June is the peak time for tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Southeast, Midwest, the Gulf States and the South Central region are particularly vulnerable to these dangerous windstorms.

Now is a good time to make a plan to protect your clients, customers and your business for the threats caused by spring storms and floods. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery on Tuesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. EDT for a free webinar on best practices for mitigating spring weather risks. These preparedness tips are based on real-life recovery experiences from business owners.

The SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit to access previous webinars and for additional preparedness tips.

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit

WHAT: “Preparing for Severe Spring Weather” - A presentation from Agility CEO Bob Boyd, followed by a question and answer session.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 2 –3 p.m. EDT

Space is limited. Register at

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