John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
I have noticed that for some time the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel seems to be getting smaller in size. Is this my imagination or is the newspaper shrinking in size? Years ago we used to have a large newspaper and then the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel began to lay off reporters and other staff workers. Many good people lost their job. What is the reason for this? It was once rated as being one of the best newspapers in the country. Now it is slowly becoming like a local community newspaper like we used to have in our smaller cities. We still have the Bay View Compass and other small newspapers. Maybe the owners of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel can tell us what id happening down there.