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Dot's Tavern - Basco, Wisconsin - Wisconsin-esque taverns

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This entry was posted on 3/16/2010 2:06 AM and is filed under Motorcycle pub crawl, Taverns Wisconsin.


    Off Highway 69 between Belleville and Paoli, find the village of Basco down Henry Road.  Back toward the end of the road and village you will find Dot's Tavern.  Pencil this place on your motorcycle pub list.  It is eerily similar to another favorite tavern of mine out on Lake Koshkonong called The Cellar.  

    You have to first find the place.  Park on a dead end street, find the door, and then head down the basement stairs.  The celling is low, so if you are over six feet tall beware. 

    There will be black and white pictures behind the bar and an old juke box.  There is no rail for your feet, so tough it out if you just road a long way to find the place.  You will find a collection of items from years past thoughtfully placed about for decoration or maybe just never moved after the last time they were used.  There are the usual suspects: beer classes; mugs; nick-nacks et cetera.  

    The old fellows that haunt the place will strike up a conversation with you as if they had just talked to you yesterday.  You better find your extrovert side because the fellers will chat you up. 

    Dot's Tavern is cool with Cool Dadio.  Find them at 6734 Henry Road, Basco, Wisconsin.  Remember, turn down Henry Road off Highway 69.  Call (608) 424  -  4042 for more information. 

       
   Wisconsin Military Service Person Special Mention of the Week
    (each week Cooldadiomedia mentions a Wisconsin service person killed in Iraq or Afghanistan) 

    This week's Wisconsin military service person to remember is Captain Benjamin D. Jansky, 28 of the Fox Valley city of Oshkosh. Captain Jansky died in a vehicle crash in Al Taqaddum, Iraq, on July 27, 2005. Jansky was a member of Wisconsin's 521st Maintenance Battalion out of Milwaukee. His unit was activated in October of 2004 and he arrived in Iraq in December of that year. Captain Jansky served in Iraq on assignment to the Army Reserves' Headquarters Company, 983rd Engineer Battalion out of Momclova, Ohio. He lead a maintenance crew that maintained military vehicles. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel mentioned Ben graduated from the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He was a native of the Northern Illinois city of Waukegan. Jansky met his wife Kate while they were both students at the UW-Oshkosh in 1994. Ben and Kate married in 1998 and made their home in Oshkosh. Ben and wife worked to establish a ministry program for UW-Oshkosh students. Ben graduated from UW-Oshkosh in 1999 with a degree in elementary education. At the time of his death, Jansky was survived by his wife Kate, and two daughters, Emma, 3, and Reyna, 1. Captain Benjamin Jansky was the 43rd Wisconsin service member to be killed in Iraq since the spring of 2003. 

                               As of this blog entry's posting date:

    95,593 Iraqi civilians have been killed in Iraq since Spring, 2003.
    
    9,411 Iraqi Security Forces have been killed in Iraq since Spring, 2003.

    4,386 Americans have been killed in Iraq since Spring, 2003. 

    1009 Americans have been killed in Afghanistan since October, 2001.

    317 Coalition soldiers have been killed in Iraq since Spring, 2003.

    657 Coalition soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan since October, 2001. 

    31,716 U.S. troops have been wounded in action in Iraq since Spring, 2003. 

    5,190 U.S. troops have been wounded in action in Afghanistan since October, 2001. 

    101 Wisconsin soldiers have been killed in Iraq since Spring, 2003.

    17 Wisconsin soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan since October, 2001.

    140 journalists (several nationalities) have been killed in Iraq since Spring, 2003.

    21 journalists (various nationalities) have been killed in Afghanistan since October, 2001.

Wisconsin military service person special mention of the week, military casualty, and journalist casualty information sources: Committee to Protect Journalists; cnn.com; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; washingtonpost.com; thehighground.org;
Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs; iraqbodycount.org; and, icasualties.org. 
 

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