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Brig. Gen. Tim Covington, the Wisconsin National Guard Deputy Adjutant General for Civil Support, expresses his gratitude to Wisconsin National Guard troops and officials at Bellin Health Systems and Odd Fellows Home in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on April 26. The Wisconsin National Guard is winding down its mission to support nursing assistants at facilities across the state. (Photo by Major Joe Trovato)

LA CROSSE, Wis. – After more than three months, the Wisconsin National Guard’s mission to assist as nursing assistants in state health facilities is coming to an end.

Senior Wisconsin National Guard leaders and Wisconsin Department of Health Services officials visited several health care facilities across the state to express their appreciation for the partnership that has formed between them and the hospitality they extended to members of the Guard who served at these establishments. .

As the state grappled with the omicron variant COVID-19 surge in late 2021 and an ongoing shortage of health care personnel, the availability of beds in health care facilities was paramount. . This mission now ends as the Guard’s need for assistance has dissipated.

The state has turned to the National Guard to help fill the void and open additional beds at key facilities. More than 160 Soldiers and Citizen Airmen completed two-week training programs at Madison College or Bellin College in Green Bay as well as on-the-job training to obtain nursing assistant certification before being assigned to health care facilities and long-term care facilities around the state. More than 130 additional troops provided assistance at other state-run facilities.

Although these troops mostly come from non-medical backgrounds, the reviews have been phenomenal as the troops have shown their adaptability and professionalism at every turn.

Charlene Everett, CEO of Odd Fellows Home in Green Bay, where about 10 soldiers have been helping since mid-January, praised Guard members for their service at her facility.

“It was wonderful,” she said during an April 26 recognition event at Odd Fellows Home. “They have been obedient, attentive and so kind to our residents.”

Everett told the story of a resident of Odd Fellows who historically didn’t want anyone to help her, but struck up a fantastic relationship with one of the Guard members helping out at the facility. Another resident in financial difficulty told one of the Guard members that he needed a few items, and the Guard member wanted to help and used his own money to purchase the items for the man.

“Honestly, I have nothing negative to say” said Everett. “I would do it again without hesitation. The scary part is their absence, but we knew it was coming, so we prepared for it, and I think we’re going to be good.

Brig. Gen. Tim Covington, the Wisconsin National Guard’s deputy adjutant general for civil support, traveled to Green Bay to personally thank the Soldiers and Airmen involved in the Nursing Assistant Support mission who served at the facilities. from Bellin Health Systems and Odd Fellows before heading to La Crosse, where troops had helped at both the Mayo Clinic and Hillview Health Center.

Joining Covington were Dr. Jon Meiman, epidemiologist and chief medical officer for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and Miki Gould, the facility liaison for the Wisconsin Healthcare Capacity Task Force. and Col. Randall Myszka, the commander of the Wisconsin Army National Guard Medical Detachment. , on visits.

Meiman noted the critical role long-term care facilities play in the state’s overall healthcare system and how the impact of COVID coupled with healthcare worker shortages has impacted that system.

“We cannot thank the Guard enough for the work you have done, being willing to step in and volunteer you in a whole new role,” Meiman said while visiting troops ending their tours at Odd Fellow Home in Green Bay. “It has helped more patients than I think we will ever experience in this state.”

Covington also expressed his gratitude for the service of National Guard members while stressing that the success of the mission over the past few months is in large part due to the strong partnerships developed between the National Guard, the Department of Health Services and health care institutions. such as Bellin, Odd Fellow, Mayo, Hillview and dozens of others the troops directly supported.

“Success comes from partnerships,” Covington said. “It doesn’t come from being a 185-year-old organization. It comes from partnerships. First and foremost, our partnership is this relationship that we have with the military and air force members of the organization who trust the leadership to find a way to get things done, but then it’s the partnership with the civil authority which actually asks us for support.”

Since beginning its mission to augment auxiliary nursing staff in mid-January, Guard troops have helped increase the state’s post-acute care bed capacity by nearly 270, which enabled healthcare partners to decompress hospitals.

The Wisconsin National Guard has played a major role in the state’s response to the pandemic since the day the public health emergency was first declared in March 2020. Since then, the Guard has helped administer over 1.2 million COVID tests, over 230,000 vaccinations, placed over 565,000 calls to notify residents of test results, assist county medical examiners, staffed self-isolation facilities, and Moreover.

The COVID response represents the largest sustained national mobilization in the Wisconsin National Guard’s 185-year history.

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Season over for Nats’ Kieboom; Strasbourg, Ross progresses Fri, 20 May 2022 23:00:47 +0000

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Washington Nationals infielder Carter Kieboom will undergo season-ending surgery on Tommy John to fix the elbow problem that put him on the injured list in March.

Manager Dave Martinez said ahead of Friday night’s Nationals game in Milwaukee that Kieboom will have the surgery May 27. elbow throw.

“He felt really good,” Martinez said. “And he started throwing and really trying to start, and he said the pain was back. At this point we thought it was better and he thought it best to have surgery to fix it.

Martinez said he hoped Kieboom would return in time for spring training. Martinez noted that position players have shorter recovery periods than ligament replacement surgery pitchers.

Kieboom, 24, hit .207 with .301 on-base percentage, six homers and 20 RBIs in 62 games last season. He played third base last season, but he also has experience at shortstop.

Martinez had more encouraging updates for other injured players.

He said Stephen Strasburg and Joe Ross each threw 43 pitches and three innings in a mock game Thursday in Florida.

“They came out of it feeling great,” Martinez said.

Both pitchers have parallel sessions on Saturday and will then pitch four innings and 60 pitches. Martinez said the Nationals could send the two on minor-league rehab assignments as the right-handers prepare to make their debuts in 2022.

Strasbourg is recovering from an operation for thoracic outlet syndrome and has pitched a total of 26 2/3 innings since the start of the 2020 season. Ross hasn’t pitched in a major league game since Aug. 10 due to a partially torn elbow ligament.

“They worked really hard to come back, both of them did,” Martinez said. “I’m very proud of what they’ve done. It’s hard. It’s hard when you have these injuries and you’re in Florida, but the end is near. I hope they will both be here in the near future.

Martinez added that right-hander Will Harris (pectoral) also throws Florida and right-hander Hunter Harvey (right overhand strain) throws bullpen sessions up to 20 pitches. Southpaw Sean Doolittle (left elbow strain) is still getting stronger and isn’t throwing yet.


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You have to go to La Casa de Alberto Fri, 20 May 2022 11:41:38 +0000

Walker’s Point has a number of good Mexican restaurants, and one of the best is La Casa de Alberto (624 W. National Ave.). All my friends had mentioned this place since I moved to the neighborhood, and honestly, it took me too long to make it a regular spot.

Believe it or not, I have a sensitive stomach and Mexican food doesn’t always work in my favor. But there’s something so fresh about the food at La Casa de Alberto that I always go home full but never sick. They serve you with fries, pico de gallo, chipotle sauce and super hot salsa before you even order your drinks. Every person who works there seems genuinely happy with their job and happy to serve anyone who sits down at a table – really. My friend Molly and I had a tough day at work and needed a stranger’s smile (plus a few margaritas).

They serve their margaritas in a pitcher without ice and a smaller pitcher with ice to make your own drinks. You almost feel like you’re at the club with bottle service when there are a lot of people in the restaurant.

Molly loves enchiladas verde and rates them as her favorite. He’s someone who’s lived in Milwaukee for a long time and has been to all the good places, so his opinion is legit. I wanted to step away from my usual order and create a plate of a la carte items to experience more of the menu than I had before. I had a sweet mole tamale, a cheesy cheese enchilada and two tacos – chorizo ​​and tilapia. Man did I order right! I had little taste of all the proteins all dressed and swaddled differently in their corn casing versions.

This is for sure my favorite Mexican food restaurant in Milwaukee because somehow it makes you feel like you’re eating healthy and the margaritas are strong without being too sweet. Well known for their mole, this is a place with a smaller menu than other places in the area but full of flavor.

Milwaukee car thieves target Brewery District Thu, 19 May 2022 23:01:30 +0000

Car thieves target certain types of cars in downtown Milwaukee and do so in broad daylight.

A woman from the brewery district filmed everything on video. The car was stolen in less than two minutes – at 11 a.m.

Police say Kias and Hyundais are the most targeted and the stolen car was a silver Hyundai.

“I have these stickers here as a GPS tracking system,” Clare Masterson said. She takes no risks.

“It’s the wheel lock, it’s the club,” she said. “So my vehicle was broken into and attempted to be stolen twice.”

Clare Masterson shows how to install a club on her Hyundai

But last Sunday she filmed the last attempt. It happened right outside his window.

“We saw a group of about five children, split up with two stolen vehicles and they were trying to steal a third,” she said.

Masterson says she called the police and before she knew it, her neighbor’s car was gone

Video of thieves stealing a vehicle.

so, like I said, it had probably been two minutes when they got in the car, started and were on their way,” she said.

The woman whose car was stolen didn’t want to go on camera. Masterson says she feels for her and wants to spread the word.

“There’s not much we can do, but if people can take recordings, get pictures of their faces, things like that, that might help,” Masterson said. “Just turn the key and you can remove it,”

With her wheel lock and GPS tracker in place, she hopes these precautions will prevent her from falling victim again.

“It’s so frustrating to have to go through the trauma of feeling vulnerable and having your property damaged for no good reason,” she said.

So far this year, Milwaukee police have reported over 3,300 stolen cars and counting.

According to the police, one of the best ways to protect yourself is to have a steering lock.

]]> Wisconsin State Fair Milk House is back for 2022 Thu, 19 May 2022 14:35:15 +0000

The Wisconsin State Fair Milk House will be back for 2022.

A Thursday, May 19, fair press release says the dairy will be operated by the Wisconsin State Fair Park Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, and every dollar raised will be reinvested in capital improvements and programs that will benefit future generations. .

Located at the southern end of Fair Park, the Milk House is famous for serving traditional and less traditional milk flavors. The Foundation plans to serve thousands of 8 oz. cups of four different milk flavors during the 11 days of the Fair. At $1 a serving, the Milk House is recognized as one of the best values ​​at the Fair. The milk will come from Prairie Farms Dairy.

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]]> 3 brand new restaurants in Ocean County, NJ that you must try Wed, 18 May 2022 11:04:00 +0000

I like discovering new restaurants and trying new things.

I saw this list of new restaurants here in New Jersey and had to check out the ones in Ocean County. From seafood to steak to delicious chicken, we have a bit of everything here on the Jersey Shore.

When we ask you what your favorite restaurant in Ocean County is, we get so many answers I’ve never even heard of.

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From beautiful waterfronts like Water Street or Beacon 70. The calm breeze and perfect view is a great way to spend a Wednesday night or a day out for dinner.

Whether with family, friends or dining with colleagues, you can never go wrong at any of our fabulous restaurants.

It’s almost summer here on the Jersey Shore. We have some of the most beautiful places to eat the perfect meal here in Ocean County along our waterfront.

These three restaurants sound really, really good from

Three new restaurants in Ocean County you must try this summer.

1 – B2 Bistro + Bar in Bayville. There is a great view at this location, right on the water. Live music and panoramic views are simply amazing.

2 – Chomp! at Tom’s River. Remember Joe-Joe’s Hot Dogs, Well Chomp! took over for Joe-Joe’s. This is the Italian hot dog. Chomp! is located on Rt. 37 in Toms River.

3 – Barbecue at sea in Seaside Heights. If you’re like me, you love barbecue. Pulled pork, brisket, wings and more. Offshore BBQ is located on the boulevard in Seaside Heights.

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Darvin Ham gets second interview for Hornets job Tue, 17 May 2022 18:03:00 +0000

Two of the Milwaukee Bucks’ top assistant coaches, Darvin Ham and Charles Lee, have recently generated considerable interest in head coaching searches for the opposing team.

The pair both made their rounds in the first round of interviews, but it looks like Ham impressed enough to land a second interview. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Ham to interview for the second time with the Charlotte Hornets, and he has now become a “serious candidate” for the job. Both Ham and Lee have had talks with Charlotte, and it looks like the former has a serious shot at landing the gig for his first NBA head coaching job.

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It seemed inevitable for weeks that Darvin Ham would land a head coaching job this offseason, with the bigger question being which team. In addition to the Hornets, Ham had also done interviews with the Los Angeles Lakers and the Sacramento Kings. After this first round of coaching interviews, it seems safe to say that the Hornets are the first to land Ham’s services, and that’s certainly interesting, given what the opportunity could present for a manager- leader for the first time.

Of all the coaching jobs Ham have been linked to this offseason, Charlotte’s opener has been seen as the most desirable. Not only are the Hornets led by a 20-year-old All-Star in LaMelo Ball, they have a strong supporting cast that could make waves in the East for years to come if they get the right voice in the locker room. . Ham was always seen as a big voice for the Bucks while he was Mike Budenholzer’s top assistant, and he could be just what the Hornets need to lead them every night as a coach of the younger side. things himself.

Other candidates linked to the position have been Charles Lee, Mike D’Antoni, Terry Stotts and a handful of other recognizable names in the coaching carousel. As of this writing, Ham is the only one on tap to get a second interview, and things seem to be tilting in his favor. A head coaching job for Ham is long overdue, and it currently looks like the Hornets could be the team to finally give him the well-deserved opportunity. The Lakers still have interest as they are still looking for their next head coach, and maybe they will step up their pursuit following this news about Ham and the Hornets. Only time will tell on that front, but things are looking good for Milwaukee‘s top assistant coach.

For now, good luck with Head Coach Darvin’s second interview!

Stay tuned to see how things go for Ham as he currently stands as a strong contender to land the Charlotte Hornets head coaching job. Right now, it seems inevitable that Ham will be sidelined for a lucky organization when the 2022-23 NBA season begins.

An Ojibwa embarks on a tribal spearfishing expedition in northern Wisconsin Tue, 17 May 2022 11:03:08 +0000

LAC DU FLAMBEAU – People along the shore were shouting “Good luck, Wayne!” as Wayne Valliere paddled through the starry night in his birchbark canoe loaded with torches and equipped with a handmade spear.

One of his goals was to show how these ancient techniques can be just as effective, if not better, than modern practices for harvesting fish.

“It hasn’t been done this way for 200 years,” Valliere, 56, said. “This birch bark canoe is made as it was 500 years ago. Everything was assembled with natural materials.

The Ojibwe Lac du Flambeau (Lake of Torches) reservation, where Vallière lives and works as a tribal citizen, takes its name from 17th-century French explorers who marveled at the way the Ojibwe people filled the lakes with torches during the night in the spring on their canoes hunting walleye.