Austin Rhodes

Tax Increase Was Well-Choreographed Plan

Tax Increase Was Well-Choreographed Plan

Mayor Deke Copenhaver had one important vote blow up on him a few weeks ago, and it wasn’t about to happen again. Monday’s 5-5 split Augusta Commission vote on the 1.75 mill property tax increase, with the Mayor breaking the tie to pass it, was as well planned as any vote in recent memory. Commissioner […]

He Left Behind a Gift

He Left Behind a Gift

The first time I laid eyes on Robin Williams was shortly after 8 p.m., Tuesday, February 28, 1978. I was 13 years old. The only reason I know that is because he blew me away in his bizarre portrayal of an extraterrestrial who had landed in Milwaukee with the sole intention of kidnapping Richie Cunningham. […]