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Letter to the Editor: State of the Menominee River Dec. 29, 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, I would like to offer my “State of the River” address to the people of this Menominee River watershed and beyond.

CSWAB Testimony to the DNR Board on "PFAS in Fish a Risk to Wildlife, not just People"

Following is testimony at the Dec. 10 WI DNR hearing on proposed SURFACE WATER criteria for certain PFASMy name is Laura Olah and I live in Merrimac, Wisconsin, in rural Sauk County, and I am here today on behalf of Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger. I am one of those lucky people who live near the Lower Wisconsin Riverway and have the privilege of observing a wide variety of bird species like the American Bald Eagle – in fact eagles are a big deal where I live.

LWVDC is hiring - Office Administrator - resumes due by January 5

The League of Women Voters of Dane County is now hiring an office administrator. We're accepting resumes through January 5, 2022.

More information can be found on our website at


Please reach out any time if you have any questions about the job posting.


Registration open for the 9-week course, “Black History for a New Age”

The Justified Anger program at Nehemiah presents a 9-week course, “Black History for a New Age” , February 7- April 11, 2022.Each lecture is accompanied by a facilitated small group discussion, where participants get to know each other in more depth and talk about responses to the presentation. 


A local group calling itself "Moms on a Mission" has been showing up at Madison's East High School at lunch to offer snacks, conversation, and community to East High students following incidents of fighting at the school. You can read some local press about their efforts here

December 2021 Network News


Go big or go bankrupt: Wisconsin farmers face daunting challenges as factory farms flourish · John Peck cited in The Badger Herald

Jim Goodman had high hopes for his dairy farming business. After spending the bulk of his adult life milking and caring for his 45-cow herd outside of Wonewoc, Wisconsin, Goodman wanted to pass his life’s work on to the next generation. His plans fell through, however, when a young couple reneged ... An article from the Badger Herald on 12/7/21.

Art Gallery Display: “The Beauty of Liturgical Design: Holy Fabrics” Jan. 12 through Feb. 9 - Sinsinawa

Sinsinawa Art Gallery is presenting “The Beauty of Liturgical Design: Holy Fabrics” Jan. 12 through Feb. 9, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.  We’re featuring original designs and handmade liturgical vestments and other items by Dominican Sisters Felix Plouf, OP (1888-1979), and Angelique Sabourin, OP (1867-1957).

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