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Employment History

Manager, Group of Hard-Hatted Visitors
Badger

Two-Year President
Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce

Human Services Director
Juneau County

Affiliations

Founding Member
Downtown Baraboo Inc

Founder
Business Improvement District

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Government

www.shopperstopper.com, 4 Oct 2000 [cached]

Dennis Thurow of Olin Corporation , the Army's contractor , lead a group of hard-hatted visitors into the main power plant at Badger.Reuse Committee members and other interested people came to get an insiders' look at the buildings and the land.

On Saturday Sept. 30 , the Badger Reuse Committee donned hard hats and toured Badger , armed with questions and supported by several experts who were available on the bus they rode.Three other buses carried members of the general public , in hard hats and bicycle helmets who wanted to take in an insiders' tour.
After an orientation and introductions , the buses pulled out , stopping first at the main power plant.
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Thurow said that each slab would need to be removed by hand to eliminate shattering.
Many buildings had been opened by salvage operators and since they are steel framed , Thurow said they can remain open to the elements and still remain safely standing.Bunkers will be removed from some buildings.But the Army will leave the structures.
Thurow explained that many of the buildings were constructed for a specific purpose and would not be useful for today.The Army would be responsible for the removal of contaminated and unsafe structures.They would not remove cement foundations.Even the foundations of old farmsteads remain.Removal constitutes improvement.Thurow said that some warehousing operations look for cement pads upon which to place prefabricated buildings.
Compressor house
Next stop was the compressor house which the Evermore Foundation has requested as the site of the only national monument to the munitions workers of America.


Baraboo News Republic : News

baraboo.scwn.com, 25 Dec 2003 [cached]

Former alderman Carey Otis, District 3 Alderman Pat Liston, Incumbent Mayor Dean Steinhorst and former Mayor Dennis Thurow will vie for the position.

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Thurow served a portion of a term on the City Council in the 1970s, but had to give it up for a career move.He was two-year president of the Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce in the 1980s.He gave up that seat when he was elected mayor because he didn't want any conflict of interest.Thurow is also a founding member of Downtown Baraboo Incorporated.During his mayoral tenure he was instrumental in forming the Business Improvement District.
He served two terms as mayor and said he has been thinking about running.In the spring he retired from the Olin Corporation, and now has adequate time, he said.
"I have the experience, and I have a very very strong interest in the welfare of Baraboo," he said.


Baraboo News Republic : News

baraboo.scwn.com, 18 Feb 2004 [cached]

Former mayor Dennis Thurow finished third with 393 votes, eliminating him from the race.

Liston, 63, is a first-term alderman and a member of the Public Works Committee, Business Improvement District, Board of Review and Park and Recreation Commission.He was the Human Services Director for Juneau County from 1979 until his retirement in 1998.
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Thurow, 65, congratulated Liston on his victory at city hall Tuesday night.He said he will support Liston in the April election."From what I've heard of some of his ideas they are more in line with mine," Thurow said.
The former mayor said he is cautiously optimistic about Baraboo's future.
"I have a great love for the city, and I hope it continues to move forward,' Thurow said.


Baraboo News Republic : News

baraboo.scwn.com, 7 Jan 2004 [cached]

Thurow was mayor from 1988 to 1992, but lost his seat to Steinhorst in the 1992 election.

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