Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Dan Johnson, of Danny's Meats, is nominated for Patch's Person of the Year. Here's why.
For Dan Johnson, helping members of the community is like helping family. It’s all about family, community and coming together to make the area more like it used to be – a close-knit community that helps each other when times were tough. Johnson is a stand-out in the Caledonia community for a number of reasons. He, along with friend Ray Stibeck, remodeled a house from top to bottom for HALO’s transitional program, which helps people get back on their feet after being homeless. He also held a fundraiser/awareness day for HALO. The two have also served a community Thanksgiving meal for the past three years. This November, they served about 1700 people. Also, Johnson, as owner of Danny’s Meats, helps fill Christmas baskets and other charity …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Caledonia has great people, involved in important local causes. Today is your last day to tell us who you think deserves the honor of being Person of the Year.
It's the end of the year, and we've had the privilege of meeting some amazing people, doing great things. There was: Dan Johnson, who owns Danny's Meats,: he's always helping Halo. He held a fundraiser/homeless awareness day for Halo, helped rehab a home for the homeless, and of course he and Ray Stibeck ran the Thanksgiving Day community meal. Christie Kern, who owns Racine Community Acupuncture: she's held a benefit for a boy who has leukemia, held fundraisers for the Lakota Sioux Indians, and is planning a cultural event as outreach for the Sikh community. Roger Chernik, of the River Bend Nature Center, who brought people together and helped acquire the facility from the YWCA. But we know there are people doing good that we've never …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Calling him a prophet of sorts for taking on some of the country's near-and-dear entitlement programs, the magazine says we should give him some credit if the 2012 elections are between clear choices.
Congressman Paul Ryan has swept through the First Congressional District of Wisconsin a few times this year to talk with residents about how he thinks American can get back on track. Those ideas for tax reform, spending freezes and tackling federal entitlement programs have certainly gotten a lot of attention, especially over the last several months. The editors at Time Magazine certainly think he's hit on something: Time Magazine has named Ryan one of its Runners-Up for "Person of the Year." What do you think? Does Ryan deserve this recognition?