hist129588The question was: Adoption of Senate Joint Resolution 13?
Senate Joint Resolution 14
Relating to: honoring the life and service of Alfred J. “Cy” Tector, Jr., and commemorating his many accomplishments.
hist129594The question was: Adoption of Senate Joint Resolution 14?
Senator LeMahieu, with unanimous consent, asked that all action be immediately messaged to the Assembly:
Announcements, Adjournment Honors, and Remarks Under Special Privilege
Senator Bewley, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor of the ten years of hard work by a fourteen year old student from Brule. Senator Bewley remembers seeing Morgan in 2013 when he was eight. He had just finished his first sled dog race, the Apostle Island Race - about eight miles with two dogs. He did that race another five times, learning to handle larger teams and longer distances, and watching his older sister, Talia as she trained for the Iditarod. By 2021, Morgan had graduated to the 120 mile John Beargrease out of Duluth. He and his family then drove over 3000 miles to Knik Lake, north of Anchorage, for the Junior Iditarod. Morgan had a kennel of 13 dogs, and raced with ten, including his lead dogs, Henry and Bob. (Morgan knows the names and personalities of all 13 dogs.) This was his first Iditarod. He had never participated in a race this long. He was the only musher not from Alaska. And he won. He took the lead after eleven miles, and never lost it. For 27 hours, fifteen minutes and 20 seconds, Morgan and his team raced over 150 miles, with one mandatory ten hour rest. Senator Bewley celebrates Morgan, and his family, Mom Janet, Dad Tim, and sister Talia, for their dedication to the family sport of mushing, which prizes, hard work, skill, endurance and the love of dogs. They own and operate Martens Mushing in Brule, Wisconsin.
Senator Bewley, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor of the life of Joseph Marten Rose - Moka'ang Giizis. Joe Rose was born in 1935, and grew up with the Bad River Chippewa reservation, in the time of kerosene lamps, wood stoves and outhouses. His mother, Dolly, was Catholic, and his father, Carl, followed the old ways. During World War II, Joe grew particularly close with his grandfather, Dan Jackson, who taught him the bounty and power of the natural world. Joe lived the life of traditional ways and teachings. He and his family depended upon the Anishinaabe activities of hunting, fishing, ricing, gathering and preserving medicinal plants, and they followed a not uncommon blend of Catholicism and Ojibwe beliefs. He attended St. Mary's Indian Mission School in Old Odanah, graduated from DePadua High School and then Northland College in Ashland, majoring in biology and education. He moved to South Dakota and taught high school, and obtained his Master's degree in Counseling from Black Hills State University in Spearfish. Returning to Bad River in 1970, he was a guidance counselor at Ashland High School, and introduced Native American culture, crafts and language into the school system, and eventually became the inaugural Director of the Native American Studies Program at Northland College. He then began his life's work of educating communities on environmental stewardship through culture-based principles and experiential learning. During his lifetime, he became the eloquent spokesperson for the preservation of native treaty rights, the Ojibwe language, traditional skills and ceremonies, and defending the Bad River way of life. A powerful spiritual leader and elder with a kind heart and gentle voice, Joe left a life of many months of suffering from covid, and began his journey to the spirit world on Tuesday, February 23, 2021.
Senator Wanggaard, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor of Julia Witherspoon- Burney. He first came to know Julia when she was hired by the Racine Police Department as a front counter service employee. The Traffic Unit office that he worked out of, adjacent to the front counter area, frequently required a police response as citizens came to the front counter seeking assistance. Julia would routinely problem solve the most difficult problems encountered as well or even better than some officers would have. She would then return to the clerical duties assigned. Julia considered applying to be an officer but lacked self confidence in herself. Members of the Traffic unit encouraging Julia to apply for a patrol officer position she eventually decided to prepare for the written examination and physical agility. Julia passed the candidate requirements and subsequently became a member of the Racine Police Department. Early in her career she recognized a severe lack of access to written materials in homes where children in poverty lived and subsequently developed the “Kops and Kids Program”. Get books into the hands of children and families that don’t have them. How? Make a positive connection with the community by disseminating these books to kids in need by officers patrolling in the neighborhood. Department buy in, overwhelming. Julia commitment, a vision that became a reality for the Racine Community now in its 24th year. While Julia has been recognized locally, Nationally and Internationally for her positive persistence her unselfish willingness to share her most precious asset, her time, to open the word of literacy and help these young people succeed is an inspiration to others to become problem solvers as well as a blessing to their community..
Senator Wanggaard, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor of his youngest brother Kevin Wanggaard who turns 60 today, March 16th, 2021. Kevin continues to make a difference in his community as a member of the Caledonia Village Board. Kevin, dad would be proud of you!
Senator Wanggaard, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor of his father Dr. Herluf Wanggaard who, if he lived, would celebrate his 104th birthday next week.
Senator Darling, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor of all the schools that are open.
Senator Marklein, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor of his wife’s birthday yesterday, March 15. Happy birthday Peggy!
Senator Marklein, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor of his twin grandchildren’s birthday tomorrow, St. Patrick’s Day! Happy birthday Henry and Amelia!
Senator Bernier, with unanimous consent, asked that the Senate adjourn in honor of her six Grandchildren. They are the future of our state and nation. They will carry the torch for future generations to come. May God bless them and keep them well.
Senator LeMahieu, with unanimous consent, asked that the 2021 Regular Session of the Senate stand adjourned until Thursday, March 18, 2021.