On “Meet the Press” 10 days ago Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson maintained that his and fellow Republicans’ efforts to scrutinize if not challenge electoral college results from the Nov. 3 presidential election stem from the “grossly biased media’s” refusal to accept President Trump’s election fo… Read more

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Ripon resident Margaret Klapperich recommended the Commonwealth invite readers to tell why they are grateful this Thanksgiving. She will lead the parade. Read more

A Ripon resident and faithful Commonwealth reader suggested that as “a break from all the negativity and stress people are feeling because of the political climate and the COVID outbreak,” thi… Read more

Many have experienced the flash of fear. A cough, tickle in the throat, headache, stiffness. Symptoms that eight months ago would have generated nary a second thought now force us to silently … Read more

Below are excerpts from emails Tim Lyke sent last week to George Stanley and David Haynes, editor and Ideas Lab editor, respectively, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Read more

Last week Wisconsin reported three straight days of new COVID-19 cases exceeding 2,000. The state’s inability to flatten the curve has earned it the dubious “uncontrolled spread” rating, a lab… Read more

111: That’s how many employees Heidel House Resort & Spa told the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development would be impacted by its May 20, 2019 closure. Read more

When a state’s legislative minority party complained about the other party’s gerrymandering, the majority’s leader quipped that the minority’s complaints about its new redistricting map were “… Read more

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The Ripon Area School District’s (RASD) inability to field a full slate of School Board candidates for the spring election recently caused board members to ask themselves whether the board is … Read more

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The Ripon Board of Public Works learned earlier this month that cost to build a pavilion at Murray Park’s ball diamonds may far exceed the $484,000 the Lloyd and Grace Mitchell family has gift… Read more