Emily Dixon Grimes
Emily Dixon-Grimes, age 92, of Princeton, passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2006 at the Sunnyview Health Care Center in Princeton. She was born on April 25, 1914 in Chicago, IL; the daughter of Charles Robert and Lillian Mildred (Organ) Dixon. Emily married William Grimes on April 19, 1941 in Chicago. She was a bookkeeper for the former Wheaton Savings and Loan in Wheaton, IL. Emily was a member of the Senior Citizens and the former Share Program, both in Princeton. She also had worked for Advocap in Berlin.

Emily is survived by her son Charles L. (Phyllis) Grimes of TX.; 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; son, Henry; daughter, Priscilla; grandson, Lance; and brother, Charles.
Emily Grimes wished to be cremated and have a memorial service with family and friends at her home. The memorial will take place at 4:00 p.m. Sunday at their home, W5847 Bend Road in Princeton.
Please contact a family member or the funeral home if you wish to attend. She will be buried, at a later date, in the Princeton City Cemetery.

Wachholz and Sons Funeral Home in Princeton Serving the Family


Initial Scorecard - Candidates with papers turned in...

Republicans - 185 Candidates
Democrats - 176 Candidates
Greens - 10 Candidates
Independants - 9 Candidates
Constitution - 4 Candidates
Libertarian - 1 Candidate

Joe Manske in Takes Lead in Winnebago County DA Race

He turned in the most signatures.

It means he & his supporters are willing to work the hardest.

Candidate - Signatures
Joe Manske - 750
Michelle Pennewell - 710
Christian Gossett - 576

Go Joe!


Signature Updates:

Lots of them are in - here are some notes:

Doug LaFollette only turns in 2178 of 2000 minimum.

Terry McCormick only racks up 1128.

Penny Bernard Schaber gets 400!

John Daggett has 0 vadlid signatures. How does that happen? He had to turn in something to be on the list.

Dick Spanbauer hass 255 for a primary (wish we would have found a Dem) - Owens got 278.

Dick Langan's on! Great guy.

Ann-Marie Woznicki's on - 329!

Mark Westphal - 261!

Stellmacher only has 179 - I hope they are on the doors today.

Dawn Marie Sass got her's - 2246!

Frank Lasee only gets 220 - I hope we look at those...

Larry Didlo turns in 202 - want to bet at least 3 get challenged?

Others too look at:
James Peterson, Republican for Dunn DA - 201
JP Drengler - 6th Assembly - 213
Scott Harold Southworth - Juneau DA - 201
H. Craig Haukaas - Bayfield DA - 209
Todd P Wolf - Wood DA - 197 - not enough!
Dan Long - 48th Assembly - 207

Can't wait to check again tomorrow!

A Post-Script to the Last Entry:

If current trends hold, tobacco will kill a billion people this century, 10 times the toll it took in the 20th century, public health officials said Monday.

Tobacco accounts for one in five cancer deaths, or 1.4 million deaths worldwide each year, according to two new reference guides that chart global tobacco use and cancer. Lung cancer remains the major cancer among the 10.9 million new cases of cancer diagnosed each year, according to the Cancer Atlas.

Reducing tobacco use would have the greatest affect on global cancer rates, health officials said.

An Odd Investment...

I wouldn't do it, but it shows what some people will think of:

MORE than 150 mutual funds call themselves socially responsible, investing only in companies that meet a series of ethical standards set by their fund managers. Then there's the Vice Fund.

Its prospectus says it favors "products or services often considered socially irresponsible." The fund has fulfilled that promise under several different fund managers, investing mainly in companies involved with alcohol, tobacco, gambling and military contracting. This politically incorrect approach has helped the Vice Fund outperform the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index from its inception in 2002. But the fund has had more than its share of management turmoil.
Lately, the approach has again been paying off. Gambling and hotel casino stocks returned 25.3 percent this year through Thursday and 28.9 percent, annualized, in the last five years , according to Morningstar. The S.& P. 1500 Casino and Gaming Index, which tracks 10 stocks from the 1500 index, was up 10.1 percent through Thursday and 21.4 percent, annualized, over the last five years.

Tobacco stocks posted annualized five-year gains of 20 percent, while those for alcoholic beverages gained 12 percent a year and the aerospace and defense sector, including military contractors, climbed 11.8 percent, according to Morningstar.

The Vice Fund returned 9.2 percent this year through Thursday, compared with 3.1 percent for the S.& P. 500. Over the last three years, the fund's return has been 20.6 percent, annualized, outpacing the 10.9 percent of the S.& P. 500. The fund has no load, or sales charge, and has an expense ratio of 1.75 percent. Its allocations as of May 31 included roughly 27 percent to casinos, gambling and lotteries; 24 percent to aerospace and defense; 24 percent to alcohol; and 21 percent to tobacco.