April 29, 2019 – Hartford, WI – On Wednesday, I was privileged to represent the Hartford Utilities for Connections Day at the Hartford Union High School. The concept of Connections is to give junior students an interactive experience in what it’s like to be an actual adult. They start with their careers and life styles and then have to find a place to live, get a vehicle, buy insurance, purchase food, invest money, pay utilities plus much more. This is a great activity the school does every year to open the eyes of young people on what is entailed in being an adult in the real world.
I have enjoyed doing this for the last three years especially when I question students on what utilities are and how they work. Some of their answers are priceless. Thanks to Beth Hermann for inviting me back again.
Bring Your Dog to Work Friday
Lauren Schulz of the Hartford Rec brought her dog Frank in to work with her on Good Friday as a part of the City-Wide Bring Your Dog to Work Day for United Way. Frank is seen here greeting customers coming to the Rec Center to work out before the big holiday.
Phase 1 of Airport Project 2019 is underway
Crews from Michael’s started their spring work on Phase 1 of the three-phased process of the renovation of the Hartford Municipal Airport. This phase, which addresses the eastern half of the runway, is scheduled to be completed by June 7. Phase 2 of the project, which will be done by James Peterson Sons Inc, was scheduled to begin June 10 and take until July 12 but is getting started early and will be worked in conjunction with Phase 1 and will address the western half of the new runway. Phase 3 of the project will be to remove the old paved runway and finish any taxiways and taxi lanes. This phase is tentatively scheduled to take place from July 15 to Sept. 13.
Long time librarian retiring Tuesday
After 42 years as a City of Hartford Employee working in the library, Kris Parker is retiring. She has seen a lot of changes over four decades of employment. Her last day of work is Tuesday, April 30. The City of Hartford along with the Jack Russell Memorial Library wish Kris a happy and healthy retirement.