Now that my sons are grown and off on their own, the piano on which they gained a love of music, a passion that remains with them today, sat unused in our dining room.
It deserved a new family, so last week, I placed an ad in the Messenger, our weekly newspaper covering northern Rock County, and by Sunday the piano had been loaded on to a trailer and off to a family in Edgerton to inspire a new generation of musicians.
It's commonly referred to as the Right-to-Work legislation, but it could just as easily be called a Union Dues Opt-Out bill. Such is the way two opposing sides attempt to use language to sway public opinion.
The Wisconsin Legislature began work last week on the bill that would prevent private-sector unions from entering into contracts that require employees to join a union as a condition of employment.
I’ve always worked for family businesses.
To me, the successes and challenges that we explore in this week’s Family Business Special Edition are familiar and certainly not unique.
The Beloit Police Department has ended its voluntary weapons inspection program before it got off the ground.
Do you suspect there's a gun in your house? The Beloit Police Department would like to help you find out.
The department is offering an unusual program where they will come to your home and, "legally inspect your house for weapons you may not even know are there," according to a news release.