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Ron's Recap: January 29, 2021

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a study that proves what we have known all along: it is possible to safely educate children in-person. I am proud that Kimberly Area School District has led the way in our area with in-person learning, along with an online option. With the proper precautions in place, we can safely educate our children so they can have a bright future.

COVID-19 Cases and Transmission in 17 K–12 Schools — Wood County, Wisconsin, August 31–November 29, 2020 | MMWR (cdc.gov)

WEDC Small Business Training Series

As the result of a USDA Small Business Development Grant, WEDC Main Street and Connect Communities businesses are invited to attend a series of FREE virtual training events. The following virtual webinars/discussions have been scheduled: 

  • Digital Marketing and E-Commerce, February 10 and 24 | 8:30-9:30 am
  • Placemaking: How Small Businesses can Create Places Where People Want to Be, February 17 | 9:00-10:00 am
  • Pivoting Your Business Plan, February 3 | 9:00-10:00 am and February 11 | 4:00-5:00 pm
  • Business Valuation/Succession Planning, February 11 | 10:00-11:00 am

Click here for more information or to register.


UW Professor Promotes Hatred

I am disappointed with UW Madison professor, Sami Schalk, who took to Twitter to promote hatred and write profanities directed at numerous of my legislative colleagues. I believe this behavior sets a poor example, and I certainly would expect more from a UW Professor making a six-figure salary.


According to an Empower Wisconsin article, "Schalk tweeted the F-bomb to 27 lawmakers “for trying to end the mask mandate.” The Gender & Women’s Studies professor had to issue a slight correction on her first tweet, which she said was directed at 27 Republican state senators. She included Republican Assembly members, too. No matter, Schalk had plenty of profanity-laced vitriol to go around.