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The Milwaukee School of Engineering's Kern Center was the place to be March 2-3 for all things robotic when 47 of Wisconsin's top high school robotics teams gathered to compete for seven World Championship invitations. The Spartans of Somerset High School were well represented sending five teams to compete. After a day of intense competition, two Somerset teams, 9144c Spartan 4.0 and 9144a Spartans 1, were seeded in the top ten.
Perfect weather saw a record crowd attend the St. Patrick's Day Parade last Saturday, March 17, in New Richmond. Complete with a bagpipe band, kilted mayor and St. Patrick himself, the green sea of spectators had plenty to cheer for. After the parade, many audience members stayed to partake of green beer and corned beef and cabbage specials available at a number of the main street establishments. All in all St. Patrick delivered a most memorable March afternoon in New Richmond.
Fine art and choir performances were the featured attractions at the Somerset School District's Annual Fine Arts Festival Thursday, March 1, at the Middle School. The Middle School choirs performed in front of a packed house while waves of proud parents appreciated art expressed in a variety of forms from painting and pencil to sculpture and pottery.
If Medicare and Medicaid were just the starting point and we could arrive at a more fair price for every procedure that everyone would pay whether insured or not, could a cash hospital work? What are the things that we, as consumers, don't see and that cash can't account for?
Seven months ago, a room full of curious New Richmond residents volunteered for what would turn out to be a very challenging, time consuming, and ultimately, rewarding adventure planning the next 10-15 years of the city's future. In November 2016, the city, under the direction of Community Development Director Beth Thompson, began a mandatory review of its comprehensive plan.
MSA Professional Services once again occupied center stage at last Wednesday night's Feb. 28 village board meeting in Somerset. MSA representative Dave Schofield informed trustees that with regard to the village's storm water plan, the existing conditions have been modeled, with the balance of the plan expected to be completed in March in time for presentation at the board's April meeting. Schofield noted that work on the design of Well #5 began with a kickoff meeting several weeks ago. A conference call with Summit Environmental was scheduled for Friday, March 2.
To a lay person, it frequently sounds like Medicaid and Medicare are blamed in substantial part for contributing to our current healthcare malaise. Is that true or are they being scapegoated to divert our attention from more pressing problems? Could Medicaid and/or Medicare play a role in the formation of a single payer solution?