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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.

Political problems are causing us grief.

 If you have read the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel lately, you have read about our current political problems. We have "Right to Work" laws causing a division in our people. We have Governor Walker traveling all over the country and Europe trying to promote himself as a candidate for President of the United States. He has shown us what he thinks of the people of Wisconsin. He compared people expressing their opinion on "Right to Work" laws as ISIS fighters. He has little respect for the common people. The Republicans canceled the right to issue people comments due to the fact that one state senator thought that a visitor threatened him by being there. When the people were forced to leave the building after waiting over 9 hours to speak, they tokk their earplugs out of their ears and started to begin processing this law. A deaf-mute could have done a better job of listening to the statments of the people. The Republicans seem to have no interest in the common folk of Wisconsin. We should show them the same respect when we vote them out of office next election.

How many more weeks until Spring is finally here?

 With our recent frozen turf, we would like to see Spring come soon. The recent cold weather and snow has only made our Winter worse for wear. The roads are still slippery and many sidewalks still have snow and ice on them. How the mailman can do his job is a miracle. How many falls and sprains have come this Winter. It is about time for a change. Hope for a warm Spring.

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We need you at the Humboldt Park 4th of July Association Meeting on Wednesday, March 4

 Are you interested in being an active member in a growing organization, then we need you. If you love to work with children, then we need you. If you want to become a leader in an established organization, we need you. The Humboldt Park 4th of July Association will hold its March meeting on Wednesday, March 4. We need to promote the future growth of our organization for annother generation of people to enjoy. We were founded in 1910, but we still have an active membership. We need new members with some new ideas to help guide us into the future. Take a chance and consider joining us at our meeting and see for yourself. It is for the people and children that we do things. Our meeing is inside of the Humboldt Park Pavilion at 7 pm on Wednesday, March 4. We hope to see you there. All interested people are welcome.

The Middle East conflict is getting worse.

 Who would ever think that we could have such an evil force such as is now in Syria and Iraq and is threatening to spread over the world. Life is sacred. It should not be taken because a person has different religious or politicial opinions than yours. Innocent health workers and news reporters should not be butchered. These terrorists are killing all POWs and people who do not share their religion. Why people are going there to join this group of ISIS is beyond me. Only death can result from their actions. Coptic Christians have been murdered because of their religion.

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Our deep freeze is still upon us.

 Watch out while going shopping or taking your dog for a walk. This cold air could damage your body and your dog's body. It may not seem too bad, until we get back inside to find out our face or fingers have frost damage. Your car should be kept in a good operating condition and always have more than 1/2 of a tank of gas. If we have a snow storm outside, take precaution, and protect your face, hands and body from the cold. Wet snow is more dangerous than dry cold to your hands and face. Let's hope that Spring is on its way soon. I can't wait for this cold season to be over with.

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