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Wow! What a jam packed weekend. It was a great turnout for the dedication of the mural on the O-W school in honor of Diane Herington. There were fun-filled events at the fairgrounds all weekend, … more
I had a dream the other night. It was a hot summer day and I was in the hay mow stacking bales. I could feel the chaff on my sweaty skin, hear the chatter of the elevator chain bringing up the … more
It is amazing... As we all have been made critically aware, it is "election season" in the United States of America again. I'm very amazed at how many people are stopping me to talk about … more
The Wizard of Oz was a great theme for the Owen Jr.  Fair because personally I love this movie and watched it every year, once a year, when I was a kid. As I sat and watched the movie on … more
Political violence poses one of the greatest existential threats to democracy, something we were reminded of this past weekend. Thank goodness that former president Donald Trump was not seriously … more
The 4-3 liberal majority on the Wisconsin Supreme Court is doing a lot of the expected things—restoring absentee ballot drop boxes, taking up abortion cases and the like. What may not have … more
Scams are becoming more sophisticated every day, and one of the latest trends is the "mystery box" scam. These scams target average homeowners and business owners alike, often through enticing emails … more
Failing is not fatal For years Thomas Edison tried to perfect a long-lasting storage battery. During this time, he conducted thousands of experiments that were unsuccessful. One day one of his … more
Hello friends, This column has spanned over 35 years of my life and this week I have returned home from a wedding on Madeline Island that I simply have to write about. I think that you will … more
I had the opportunity to have Chris Rohland show me around his place of business located in the old Ray's Variety building on Main Street. His company is Chrispy.Co. He gave me some samples of his … more
As more people continue to call for President Joe Biden to get out of the presidential race, there is a little talked about plan from the Republican side. It is called Project 2025, and if you want … more
Though the high unemployment that accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic has subsided, the number of people receiving FoodShare benefits in Wisconsin has not yet returned to 2019 levels. This may reflect … more
Outside groups reimbursed lawmakers for more than $150,000 in travel expenses last year to attend events around the country and abroad hosted by nonpartisan groups such as NCSL as well as the Jobs … more
The bill moved with lightning speed. It was introduced last December, passed the state Senate in January and the Assembly in February, and was signed into law by Gov. Tony Evers in March. 2023 … more
A compassionate woman from St. Katherine’s (who would like to be left unnamed) approached me a few years ago about installing a prayer box in front of her church in Owen. She strongly believes … more
Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life . In this writing we will focus on Jesus as our life . “He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.” (1 … more
Hello friends, Last week and this one as well I am writing to you about a 7-day fly-in fishing trip to Shultz Lake in Ontario, Canada where we fly out of Red Lake with Chimo Lodge and Outposts … more
  Well, I'm going to do it! I'm going to say something regarding the Political scene! And I do hope you continue to read from here forth, because I'm confident that what I have to say is … more
A couple of weeks ago Vladimir Putin took a trip to Pyongyang. During the visit, he and Kim Jong Un signed a new mutual defense pact. And while it could be easy to overreact to a meeting between two … more
The switch from conservative to liberal rule on the Wisconsin Supreme Court is still being felt. The latest episode: a renaming of the State Law Library. Yes, even that is steeped in … more
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