Most Disappointing Thing in the Past Year

Humans love to gripe about things, so let’s gripe! First, what’s with all the drug use in the area? Not to make light of the issue, but poll voters are certainly fed up with all the drug busts and criminal charges, not to mention the personal toll of drug abuse. No doubt our communities work hard to combat these problems, but the scourge remains. Coming in second is the Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival, likely due to organizers’ decision not to announce a lineup in advance. If you were bummed out, cross your fingers for the 2020 festival revamp! And lastly, because politics can never make everybody happy, our voters were NOT happy with the gerrymandering of electoral districts that left Republicans in charge of the state Assembly despite the fact Democrats got more votes. — Samantha Kobs