July 22, 2014


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Letters to the Editor
Beautiful new “look” to the Argus! Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 7:45 AM

I’ve been gone several weeks teaching at my favorite music camps and returned to read yesterday’s Argus.

WOW!  Double WOW!!!  I absolutely LOVE the Blue Background (with white lettering) headlines....especially Government, Community Calendar and Did You Miss?

Sometimes people forget to compliment one another...but not THIS time!!

I know you will distribute KUDOS to the appropriate staffers responsible for this EXCITING new look!!

/s/Vicki, Wild Rose

 
Senior Dining Center Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 7:34 AM

Is the size and parking adequate?

Is this new building a need or just a desire? I attend a lot of activities at the Senior Center and eat at the meal site which a number of others do as well. With the meal site being at the Senior Center and the Senior Center offering activities it does build up the number of participants. All of the ones that come to the meal site that I have talked to are well satisfied with the current location. Most of those people doubt they will go to the new location. The new building will have seating for 54 (round tables) and (auditorium seating) for 100 but yet only 18 parking spaces have been planned.

Where are all the others to park? Remember that this program is for the senior population (60 years and older) with walkers with canes, and even without those seniors may not be as stable on their feet as the younger generation. Also, since there is no parking on Division Street where are they to park?In the Sheriff’s office parking lot? What about emergencies? I see this as a problem.

The size of the new meeting room, 1360 sq. feet according to the Department of Aging (DOA) information, is only about half the size of the demo room at the Courthouse, so there will still have to be meetings at the courthouse and really this building has solved none of those issues. I don’t see this as a gain.

According to the DOA’s Loose Ends, the cost of maintenance would be $12,000 a year (subject to change), but what they don’t say is that this is versus the current amount of $1,800 a year. The $1,800 includes five day a week access and none of the worry with upkeep equipment or the building as a whole. This $1,800 a year also includes seating for over 100 who would be able to eat, not auditorium style with a very large parking lot able to accommodate large crowds, plus a large basement that can be used for a storm shelter.

I feel the Senior Center will be a better choice and meet the needs of the community as a whole. Let’s keep harmony in our Community.

 
Wautoma Senior Center meal site Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 5:33 AM

On August 29, 1992, the Wautoma Senior Center Building was completely demolished by the tornado that really put the City of Wautoma  and surrounding area on the map.

 
Future Needs Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 5:32 AM

I recently retired as the Director of the Wisconsin Office of Aging. Prior to that I served as the Director of the Waushara County Department of Aging. I have been reading about the proposed nutrition site/meeting room at the new kitchen and thought perhaps a bit of history may be helpful to the discussion.

 
Thank you to DNR Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 5:46 AM

This is a bit overdue, but I would like to send out a huge thank you to the DNR employees that put out a fire not far from our home.

 
A Tribute to Chuck Thrasher Print E-mail
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 5:12 AM

Shocking doesn’t describe the death of Chuck Thrasher-but, amazing labels the legacy Chuck leaves to the citizenry of our area.

 
Community Meeting Request Print E-mail
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 5:10 AM

Senior Dining Center

The bids for the proposed ‘new’ building for the Wautoma meal site will soon go out. At our membership meeting in April, the county board representatives stated that this was not a referendum issue. They also stated that they would be open to having an open community meeting to hear the voices of the taxpayers of Waushara County after the bids were received. I certainly hope that this is done prior to the vote whether to accept the donation or deny the donation. This building will have to be supported by tax payer’s dollars and we deserve to have our opinions heard about these costs.

 
Area residents impressed by People with Disabilities Prom Print E-mail
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 5:15 AM

Dear editor:

Recently my husband Forest and I along with our daughter Noel (who happened to be born with a chromosomal abnormality causing some

physical and mental disabilities) were having lunch at a local restaurant.

 
Wautoma Police Chief stresses Click It or Ticket Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 5:45 AM

To the editor,

To prevent deaths or injuries, the City of Wautoma Police Department, along with law enforcement agencies from all over Wisconsin will intensify our safety belt enforcement efforts during the annual Click It or Ticket mobilization from May 19 to June. 1.

 
Families of children with mental health needs deserve support Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 5:58 AM

To the editor,

Parenting can be challenging at times. Parenting a child with mental health needs can be even more challenging, for a variety of reasons. Children with extraordinary needs require extraordinary parenting skills. Parents often find themselves being blamed for their children’s issues. Having a child with challenging behavior can often cause the family to isolate themselves to avoid problems in the community.

 
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