In response to the Backtalk of the April 5 County Line edition: Thirty years ago this month, I left the big city with its manicured lawns, freshly painted homes, zoning laws and beautiful high-rise office buildings to come to Norwalk and marry the love of my life.
Donoghue’s novel “The Wonder” is a work of fiction, but it was inspired by reports of similar “fasts.” In the middle 1800s in Ireland, it was reported that an 11-year-old girl had eaten nothing for four months.
Near the end of his book “Population 485,” Michael Perry writes, “ … I’ve got the sense to keep returning [to] this land, in this place, with these people …. ”
An April 10 article in the La Crosse Tribune reported that the Senate race for Tammy Baldwin’s seat may be the most expensive in history, and that is largely because of “unprecedented” money — more than double the amount spent on any other senate race — coming in from outside of Wisconsin to one of Baldwin’s Republican challengers, Kevin Nicholson.
After reading the March 22 Monroe County Herald story on the front page, “Phosphorus trading program hits snag,” I question what the Norwalk Village Board was talking about at the March 13 meeting.
We have this family in town that is always worrying about everyone else’s business or what they are doing.
Wisconsin’s open government laws were meant to strengthen our democracy by ensuring an informed electorate.
Norwalk, 634; Ontario, 554; Wilton, 503; New Auburn, “Population: 485.” Besides similar populations, each of these communities has at least one thing in common: each has a volunteer fire department.