There’s no way to do justice to conservative activist and former Republican precinct committeeman Nancy Scalero. Born March 18th, 1952, she died August 13th at age 56
I always have trouble spelling her name, so I typed it with an “e” into Google’s search engine and here’s what popped up from the April 18, 2000, McHenry County Board minutes
The following individuals spoke on the amendment to the Healthy Families Program to address the increase in cases of child abuse in McHenry County:
- Pat Baseggio, 2104 Edgewood, Woodstock – AGAINST
- Cathy Klocek, 2108 Edgewood, Woodstock – AGAINST
- Jan Taylor, 601 Huron Tr., Lake in the Hills – AGAINST
- Liz Doyle, 101 N. Virginia St., Crystal Lake – FOR
- Denise Teresi, 521 Valerian, Woodstock – FOR
- Mary Moltmann, 216 S. Fleming, Woodstock – FOR
- Karen Verr, 4911 Flanders Rd., McHenry – AGAINST
- Annette Mrugacz, 7308 S. Grant Hwy., Marengo – AGAINST
- Ruth Anzinger, 8417 Regnier Rd., Hebron – AGAINST
- Lesta Christophersen, 1939 N. Tappan, Woodstock – FOR
- Dan Weise, 7106 Dunham, Union – AGAINST
- Christy Yurgaitis, 7105 Hickory Nut Grove Rd., Cary – FOR
- JoAnne Neumann, 1509 W. Lakeview, McHenry – AGAINST
- Deanna Gardner, 406 Shepherd Hill, McHenry – AGAINST
- Anton P. Rebel, 4009 Maple Ave., McHenry – AGAINST
- Sally Fyfe Stachniak, 310 S. Rose Farm, Woodstock – FOR
- Carlos Acosta – FOR
- Barbara Amsler MD, 16411 Harmony Rd., Union – FOR (also filed a petition with the County Clerk)
- Nancy Scalero, 1385 Loch Lomond, Crystal Lake – AGAINST
- Denise Soling, 11819 Heron Dr., Huntley – FOR
Nancy could have been the only opponent and it wouldn’t have bothered her. She was the leader of the Kitchen Militia.
She knew this so-called “Healthy Families” initiative was just a way for government to intrude more into people’s lives. She thought the county board should continue to refuse to approve accepting the $102,800 grant for the Health Department.
Because McHenry County Board Chairman Mike Tryon ruled that a two-thirds vote would be required to approve the grant—because there had been insufficient prior notice of the motion–the motion to rescind approval of the grant failed, receiving 13 votes, instead of the 16 required.
Just for the record, here’s what the minutes said about who voted how:
The roll being called,
Members Jung, Kate, Larson, Munaretto, Orsolini, Peschke, Rhyner, Schaefer, Shea, Dwyer, Gilman, Jim Heisler and Tryon voting aye.
Nay: John Heisler, Hoover, Meyers, Root, Schuster, Zierer, Brewer, Dusthimer, Dvorak and Hammerand.
The vote being thirteen (13) ayes, ten (10) nays and one (1) absent, the Chairman declared the motion failed for lack of a two-thirds (2/3) vote
Knowing Nancy and her voluminous files, I’d bet that she did the research on the underbelly of this program, which I am pretty sure started in Hawaii. One of the indicators there that one might be abusive to one’s children was whether one had had an abortion. I’m amazed that supporters of abortion never picked up on that little piece of information.
Although the minutes give a pretty good idea of the type of government programs that set Nancy off, they pale in comparison to the eulogy that her daughter Mary gave at the Davenport Family Funeral Home in Crystal Lake.
She has been kind enough to supply me with her notes, which, I would stress, I cannot flush out the way she did that sad day.
You can start reading them tomorrow.