Have you ever been driving down the highway and wondered, "what are those
railroad crossing arms doing at this on-ramp?"
Or, "why all the
digital message boards?" Well, I'm here to tell you that they are nothing
more than a product of government bureaucrats wasting your tax dollars.
circulated a bill that would end this type of wasteful spending in three
areas: highway on-ramp gates, digital message boards (DMS) and traffic
Click here to read more.
understand that these items may have their time and place, I contend that
the size and scope of the DOT's multi-year plan for installing these
unnecessary items statewide is excessive and wasteful. Even more frustrating
is that despite the current, dismal state of our transportation fund, DOT
officials continue to opt for more expensive options despite the
availability of more cost-effective alternatives.
It's time our
agencies start to tighten their belts and cut the frills, just like you and
I and families around this state have to do. I trust my colleagues will
support my efforts to do just that with this bill.
(side mount) -
(overhead) - $180-190,000
(chart and cost info) - WI DOT
National Night Out
Thank you to St. Lucas Evangelical Lutheran
Church for hosting this year's National Night Out in Kewaskum. This year's
event was another great opportunity to strengthen the bonds between
community residents and our law enforcement officers. Thank you to all who
were able to make it!
Here are some local events happening around the
district this week! Click the links to find out more information on each
August 8 and Sunday, August 9
1860's Jams and Jellies, Wade House
Wade House Historic Site, W7965 State Hwy 23 in Greenbush
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and
the historic recreation of a 19th century
recipes for flavorful jams and jellies. Mid-August is exactly the time
of year that the Wade House
household staff would have been busy preserving in-season fruits. The
inn's historic cook will be making jams and jellies from raspberries
picked on the Wade House grounds.
Historic Baseball Sunday, Wade House
Come cheer on the Wade House Red Jackets historic base ball team in
their final game of the season as they defend their home turf, playing
by the rules of 1860. Game time is 1:30 pm. Following the game, fans
will be invited to join team members for some interactive play.
Lecture, Campbellsport Public Library
220 North Helena Street, Campbellsport
David Wege, principal at Waucousta Lutheran Grade School in Eden, will
be presenting on Civil War history at the Campbellsport Public Library
on August 10 at 6:30 p.m.
This is his first Civil War talk at the library, but he hopes it will be
one of many. Mr. Wege has been an educator for the past 30 years and has
always made Civil War history a part of his classroom instruction.
Main Street Mania, Campbellsport
From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. this Thursday, downtown Campbellsport will
host Main Street Mania. Don't miss the farmer's market, food, fun and
entertainment happening this week!
Sporting Day of Traditional Driving, Wade House
Discover the carriage-driving style of bygone days, when drivers and
their horse-drawn vehicles of all types compete in a turnout inspection,
country drive and cones course.
Feedback is Important!
As always, I hope this information is helpful to you.
Please know that I welcome your
feedback, questions and concerns. To contact me, you can call my office
toll-free at (888) 534-0059, or email me at
I look forward to hearing from you!