Orchids & Onions

8:27 PM, Mar. 28, 2013  |  Comments
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ORCHIDS to Dan and Tracy Kaderabek who continue to operate their biodiesal business despite inconsistent encouragement from legislatures. Alternative fuels and recycling help protect the Earth, and the Kaderabek's business has budding potential to inspire others to create green-based endeavors.

ORCHIDS to Cheryl Gorsuch and Ann Vogl for completing a 100-day trip on the Ice Age Trail. Numbers don't lie and the journey is nothing but inspiring. The trail represents Wisconsin's heritage and the pair our state's hard-working individuals. Their expedition not only encourages ambition and determination but also healthy living and using nature to its fullest.

ORCHIDS to the start of Major League Baseball. We've been waiting since October to get our fill of the nation's favorite pastime. We look forward to the homers, stolen bases and nail-biting no hitters. If your favorite team loses its opener, don't let it be a bummer. There are still 161 more games left. Play ball!

ORCHIDS to the S.S. Badger for having another sailing season this summer. Even though the ship's environmental record isn't so pretty, we enjoy seeing the last coal-fired ship sail again. The ship has left a lasting impact on the city, and we're glad to be part of its 60-year history.

ORCHIDS to the poll workers who will be in full force Tuesday. As a right and a privilege given to American citizens by our forefathers, voting is a duty for every American, and we should be grateful for the opportunity to serve our country. These workers will strive for accuracy to ensure this sacred right.

ORCHIDS to the candidates running for their respective offices Tuesday. Regardless of their beliefs, having the stamina to take charge and make a difference in their community and their state is a daunting task, and they choose to face it head-on. You may not agree with their policies but each one deserves respect for taking responsibility for our communities' challenges. We hope you support your favorite candidate by making it to the polls on Tuesday.

ORCHIDS to the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum for moving into the former Formrite Tube Co. plant. Hamilton is the only museum of its "type," if you will, and seeing it stay in Two Rivers is relief. We're happy to have a museum so unique in our neighbor to the north. The move brings in the opportunity for more tourism to the Lakeshore communities.

ONIONS to those who continue to drive drunk. We can't give enough onions each week to these people. Enough is enough. These drivers put everyone in danger, including themselves. Hard-working police officials deal with these criminals constantly, and officers often deal with the same offenders. Haven't you learned your lesson?

ORCHIDS to the seventh- and eighth-graders who competed in the 43rd annual Grade School Math Bowl at Roncalli High School. Our country needs bright minds for the future now more than ever. Take your skills as a gift and use them to the best of your abilities.

What's your take on the Packers Family Night change?

Retrieving results.
Watching practice is fine.(Your vote)
579 votes
I'd rather watch a scrimmage.(Your vote)
862 votes
I don't want to pay to watch practice.(Your vote)
1025 votes
It doesn't matter to me.(Your vote)
1278 votes

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