A huge metal barb right into the tires of whoever ran over that snapping turtle >laying her eggs in the gravel on the side of the road by Browntown this Monday morning. You're lucky I don't know who you are, because I would have called you in to the police immediately. I hate your cruelty. Why can't you let these animals be? Your tire tracks are on the gravel, so you must have swerved just to hit her. I'm sure she's not the first animal you have hit. I found a raccoon STILL ALIVE in the gravel a few weeks ago, tire tracks right up to her broken body. I hope one day you blow out your tires doing this. I hope one day you find out how much pain these animals have felt. You won't be able to live with yourself. - Margaret A. (Peggy) Miller>
I would like to send a huge blossom to Karen at Monroe Travel Centre. >Upon arriving for a weeklong stay at a resort outside of the U.S., the man checking us in said that we still owed for our hotel package. Although we had proof that it was indeed paid in full, he still insisted that we must pay immediately. For luck, someone in our group had a cell phone that actually worked and we were able to call Karen, who took care of the situation within about 30 minutes! Whether the gentleman with bad customer service or the company that was used to book our vacation made the errors, I do not know, but we are very grateful for having such a dependable travel agent that went the extra mile to protect us when we were so far from home! Thanks again, Karen! - Darci and Aaron Steinmann>
A big blossom from Monroe Theatre Guild to the following businesses and organizations >that contributed to our refreshment offerings at our recent performances of "Godspell": Brennans, Café Claudeen, Edelweiss Cheese Co., Klondike Cheese Factory, Monroe Noon Optimists, Roth Kase USA and Swiss Colony. Through your generosity we were able to raise more than $1,000 for the Green County Food Pantry! - Carolyn Terkla, on behalf of the cast and crew of MTG's "Godspell" >
A big blossom to Avery Erb and her family. >On Sunday evening's 10 o'clock news on Channel 7, Avery was featured as someone you should know. A pleasant and powerful story was presented of Avery's true goodness and her helpful, caring attitude. She is a great asset to our community. She and her parents have much of which to be proud. It was extra special that it aired on Mother's Day. Avery, you give us hope for the future. God bless you and your family. Thank you. - Patricia Gregory>
A huge bouquet of blossoms to the Wisconsin Cheesemakers Association and the Foreign Type Cheesemakers Association >for sponsoring the very successful cheese tasting fundraiser at Old Smokey's in Monroe for the benefit of the Apostolate to the Handicapped. It is was a fun and delicious evening. We appreciate everyone's hard work, all of the generous donations and everyone who attended. - Monsignor Thomas F. Campion, director of the Apostolate to the Handicapped>
A blossom to Cindy Engle, Randy Rood and Ryan Leistiko. >Cindy was named Monroe EMS member of the year and Randy was awarded for the most volunteer hours. All three volunteered more than 1,000 hours in the past year. - Thankful for Area EMS and Fire Volunteers!>
A big barb to my mail carrier, >who last Saturday left my bag of food items. It was too heavy to hang on the latch, so I set it on the ground against the pole. Now, I know he saw it; after all, they were supposed to be lookingfor bags. But I guess he couldn't reach down out the window and grab it, so he left it. It must have been too much work to open his door and put it in the back seat of his car. He should consider his fellow mail carriers that park trucks and have to walk for blocks carrying all those food item bags. I'm sure for a lot of the carriers it isn't their favorite day, but that's pretty sad. - Anonymous>
A blossom to the Boy Scout troops> that go around and clean up after people who are "too busy and too lazy" to do it themselves. It is nice to see how great the parks and different public areas look after they have been there to pick up trash. Also, a blossom to all the businesses and groups >who participate in the adopt a highway program.
A gigantic barb to the inconsiderate and dangerous people >that pass farm equipment in no passing zones, on hills and into incoming traffic. I am quite sure that 20,000-plus pounds of raw steel hitting your vehicle is not going to be a good combination. Please, watch for turn signals on equipment and always watch for an upcoming field entrance. I know large machinery takes up a lot of space and goes slow ... but they are just trying to put in the crop.
Today is Armed Forces Day, and a huge, huge blossom to all the people who have served or are serving in our military. >I myself remember what an honor it was to be in the military and all the things I saw and how we, as Americans, take a lot of things for granted. It's pretty easy to talk bad about our government, or our neighbors, or to treat people wrong, since here, we don't have to worry about being imprisoned for our beliefs, or something we say. On this day, I ask that you all remember our troops, the sacrifices they make, and the lives and freedoms they protect. God Bless America! - Jeff Ditzenberger, Monticello>