2018 – The Year in Review: Year was eventful on many fronts


In one of his first acts as Monona’s mayor, Lynn “Marty” Martinson (right) swears in Council member Heather Lange, who was elected along with Martinson in November, 2017.

   2018 was a year of progress in northern Clayton County. From expansion of Monona’s city limits to new businesses opening in the community, progress was seen in many areas.

   Local schools saw enrollment increases for the first time in several years, with this increase seeming to mark an upcoming trend. There were new people in new places and a little wacky weather along the way.

   The top 10 stories of 2018 mark a combination of all that has happened. The stories are listed in order of local, regional and state impact or potential impact as well as the order of how big a story was when it hit.

   The Outlook’s Top 10 stories were selected by Editor John Jensen.

1) New Monona mayor pushes

aggressive agenda

   Lynn “Marty” Martinson was sworn in as Monona’s mayor at the first city council meeting of 2018 and immediately set about an aggressive agenda that included the sale of the Garden View Senior Living facility and improvement of city infrastructure.



For more of this story see the Jan. 2 Outlook.