On Monday, the City's Historic Preservation Commission voted unanimously to give temporary historic designation, which remains in force for 180 days, to the Downtown home of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
What comes around goes around and that's perhaps even more true in Smallwaukee. I was reminded of this when veteran editorial cartoonist Bill Sanders re-appeared on the scene, contributing his biting work to OnMilwaukee. Sanders' art is on view this week during Gallery Night.
I rise now to heap encomiums on Louis Mueller, though he is long gone, and I know him only from a front-page article in The Milwaukee Journal 100 years ago titled, "Milwaukee man Downtown for the first time in 31 years."
There is no escaping Scott Walker -- not even by fleeing into the distant past. Our governor's countenance is everywhere lately, and it was disconcerting recently to find a remarkable facsimile of it on the front page of the Dec. 21, 1908 edition of The Milwaukee Journal.
A former Milwaukee reporter was named to one of the most influential positions in journalism last week. What made Kevin Merida's promotion to managing editor of the Washington Post all the more satisfying to some folks in town was that he started his newspaper career right here in Brewtown.