The Wichita Bureau transmits an update from the local stringer up in Eau Claire, Wisconsin:
Well, the Governor declared a state of emergency in WI on Saturday night: All of the counties and townships are setting up warming places for those who are running out of Propane and/or money. In September the cost was $1.40/unit, by last Thursday it had risen to $3.50/ unit in EC, on Friday it went to $4.50/unit, and today it went up over five dollars. We have a real bad week coming and it is going to be interesting.
Wichita grumbles in response: "My suggestion was to burn Republicans – they’re in oversupply" But to be fair, he has to spend his days in the free state of Sam Brownback.
Update: Wichita adds:
Nostalgia Note: Mrs. Buce began her professional career in Eau Claire. She likes to tell stories about driving to work on tires that had frozen to the pavement. Ka THUMP ka THUMP.Trans-Canada pipeline blew up last night near Winnipeg. Going to be mighty cold. Gas company calling people in EC to turn down temps in house one at a time.