October 13, 2017 E-Update
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The 2017-2018 Blue Books are in and signed. This year's feature story is, Women in the Wisconsin Legislature. If you would like to request a Blue Book from my office, please send me an email with your name and address.
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Farm to Table Dinner
Reach the Peak Race
Please email me if you have any upcoming events that you would like featured in this section.
HWY 44 from Ripon to Pickett: This project is moving ahead of schedule and should be open by October 20th.
Fall Color Report:
Fall is in full swing. If you are making plans to take a trip before winter, make sure to take full advantage of the season by viewing the Fall Color Report.
Video Update from the Capitol
Security is essential to all of us. The state of Wisconsin blocks well
over 1 million suspicious emails daily. We all know that our state and
individuals need to take precautions. In the wake of the Equifax breach,
it is important to make sure that you are using the internet and your
electronics in a safe and secure way. October is National Cyber Security
Awareness Month, and I wanted to talk about a few ways you can take
action to protect yourself and family from cyber threats.
DNR Open House Meetings
The Department of Natural
Resources will be holding four public open house meetings to gather
input on outdoor recreation opportunities in Western and Central
These meetings are part of the Department's Recreation Opportunities Analysis process, which will examine existing outdoor-based recreation opportunities and future recreation needs throughout the state. The process will identify future opportunities for providing high-quality recreation experiences and the potential role of DNR properties in helping to meet those needs.
This round of meetings will focus on the Mississippi River Corridor Region, the Western Sands Region (including Adams County), and the Lake Winnebago Waters Region (including Green Lake and Marquette County).
Each meeting will run from 4-7pm. Locations for the four public meetings are as follows:
Monday, October 23 –
Eau Claire (Altoona)
Tuesday, October 24 – Stevens Point
Wednesday, October 25 – La Crosse (Onalaska)
Wednesday, November 1 – Appleton
This Week is Fire Prevention Week
Consider this scenario: It's 2
o'clock in the morning. You and your family are fast asleep when you
awaken to the smoke alarm sounding and the smell of smoke. What do you
do? If you do not have a plan in place, it could jeopardize your safety,
or even prove deadly. |
In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. That is why home escape planning is so critical. It ensures that everyone knows how to use that small window of time wisely.
This year's Fire Prevention Week theme is, "Every Second Counts: Plan 2 ways out!" works to educate the public about the importance of developing a home escape plan and practicing it. A home escape plan includes working smoke alarms on every level of the home, in every bedroom, and near sleeping areas. It also includes two ways out of every room, usually a door and a window, with a clear path to an outside meeting place (a tree, light pole, or mailbox) that is a safe distance from the home.
Here are some recommendations for developing and practicing a home escape plan:
For more information on fire prevention in your home visit the National Fire Protection Association website.
Local Business Spotlight: Oak Ridge Foam & Coating Systems, Inc.
week, I stopped by Oak Ridge Foam & Coating Systems in Green Lake to
tour their facility and learn more about their services. Oak Ridge is a
leading manufacturer and supplier of high performance Polyethylene
plastics, roof maintenance coatings, Polyurea and Polyur protective
coatings, spray foam insulation and application equipment.
For contractors, they offer parts, products, equipment, and training. For customers, Oak Ridge can assist in finding the right products based on your needs, and offer guidelines, approved contractors, and monitoring services for overall quality assurance.
For more information on Oak Ridge Foam & Coating Systems, Inc. and their products and services, visit their website.
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