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“To oppose corruption in government is the highest obligation of patriotism.”



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Only in Madison.
We have a huge mortgage(millions) on our school which the citizens have to take years to pay back.

What do we do? Our(the school board) borrows more money even though we have not paid our nearly 19 million dollar mortgage to tear down the perfectly good mortgaged building to build a "media center".

I for one find it hard to process such stupidity and a new mortgage on the current mortgage!


Added: July 17, 2016 07:25:05 PM
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And much more: I deleted your post in part because although some behaviors may offend you - they aren't Illegal. In addition JB doesn't allow posts concerning marriages, affairs etc. The information is not news and can be very hurtful, even if it's common knowledge. Although I've received similar information privately that you posted publicly, I am still uncomfortable allowing posts that have not been fully vetted by several sources. For those things that are professional misconduct or illegal I would ask that you forward the information to Jb or me so that someone could verify the information. Jb is very supportive of veterans and local law enforcement so it's important we not tarnish a reputation with rumor and if we must post unfortunate news that it be handled with frank, brief honesty. None the less thank you for the information.

Added: July 17, 2016 04:27:28 PM
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Watcher, I am wondering what happened to Eros as well. I hope there is an investigation. All I have been able to find out is the Eros's handler was on vacation out of town so Eros was boarded locally at Pet Docs. Eros had no know health issues and was found this morning deceased. They were not sure if he died last night or early this morning. I know his handler and his family are devastated. Please keep them in your prayers.

Added: July 16, 2016 10:10:02 PM
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The Heritage Trail has settled down for now-until the ordinance on golf carts stirs up things or Olson insults his board & trail director in public again. Although Jims been busy of late identifying himself as the county engineer to state officials in bridge approach meetings- so he may not have time to stir $hit with the trail.

The ABC folks have not completed their county public meeting nor answered questions about funding, maintenance, eminent domain, golf carts etc etc. Its been alleged they submitted a false document to the ABC competition. You may recall Ms. Lytle announced the deadline to submit the paper work was several weeks back. The ABC group was unable to present adequate information upon which the county commissioners and attorney could act- therefore Ms. Lytle was as they say in some circles S.O.L.

JCIDC fiasco continues. Public documents indicate that despite repeated attempts by JCIDC attorney Sparks to stall depositions by various JCIDC associated persons she was unable to drag things out any longer. Dave Ungru was the first; the documents should be available to public records sometime in the next 30 days. Mr. Hensler & Mr. Welch still contend they "no nothing". I imagine many citizens agree.

Following a feature series on this forum- the local KKK folks have deleted their videos and altered facebook pages. Seems once the KKK story broke on the forum they weren't as proud of their actions as they once claimed to be and deleted much of what was there. Thank goodness video was downloaded and filed in case JB needs to do a follow up story. Following the forums feature work the city went public with their information- however- the local paper remained on the side lines.

The "red headed girl" from Chautauqua decided not to go back to the special projects committee after she learned the vote would be zero for her and everybody else in favor of being polite and decent to the citizens and property owners.

The jail triple x scandal has quieted down - I've no update on other issues supposedly under investigation.

The city plan commission members were told to ask their questions privately and submit them via email or to call for answers- they were discouraged from discussing any concerns in a public meeting. The massive document includes changes to hilltop as well as historic districts but oddly sources have been unable to locate the map which should accompany the changes. One ordinance being followed closely is the reclassification of golf carts. Apparently the city has purchased a magic wand & there will be some sort of ceremonial political dance when golf carts will be determined to be "non-motorized" and therefore fit for the Heritage Trail, Hatcher Hill and the One Madison in four parts trail.

Its a beautiful day- it was a great fair- there's a fish fry in Canaan - and a movie at bicentennial park. Go have some fun! Tams


Added: July 16, 2016 05:06:53 PM
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I've located the public document which details a lawsuit involving the mother of 3 young children. The mother died of cancer after a radiologist failed to correctly identify an cancerous tumor in her lungs. The document I have sent JB is a copy of an appeal that was filed by the hospital in local court. The decision by Judge Auxier was upheld. The malpractice case moves forward.
CLICK HERE
Thank you to the person who submitted the information & broke the story to the forum. The document identifies the mother and children but doesn't list the radiologist name and of course its in a local court so its obvious the hospital although it too is not specifically named.


Added: July 16, 2016 04:29:57 PM
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How did our police K-9 dog Eros suddenly die? Anyone know what happened?

Added: July 16, 2016 04:22:56 PM
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Looks like the old guard isn't getting the traction they want. Matt Forester's been grumbling since the fair auction that he was sort of ganged up on by the other banks who wouldn't let him have the winning bid. Serves the old dirty bird right for being such a backdoor hoodlum.

Added: July 16, 2016 04:21:24 PM
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heard that Bolinger is still pushing for a referendum or petition drive (remonstrance). I was told she drug it up again at the last board meeting. Can you get the video JB?

Added: July 16, 2016 04:13:37 PM
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Congratulations to those responsible for the new paint job at 113 West Main. I think it is quite beautiful and lifts that whole end of the block. Well done!

Added: July 16, 2016 03:03:06 PM
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Damon - "It's like, at the end of your journey, there's this surprise quiz: Am I proud of me? I gave my life to become the person I am right now. Was it worth what I paid?"

Added: July 16, 2016 10:54:19 AM
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