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Geiger Counter: Man at work

John Steinbeck said he wanted to write about people “who merge successfully with their habitat.” “In men, we call this philosophy, and it is a...

 

Books that show people struggling with tough issues

Today’s two suggestions show people struggling with tough issues. While I describe most of the plot in Small, Great Things by Jodi Picoult,...

 

Arena Locals

We are still having visitors stop by the house bringing good and gifts. Kathy and Ron McGuire were here for a long visit and brought a vase of...

 

Let's Grow

A cover crop is planted not to be harvested or eaten, but to improve soil structure and fertility in the garden. Cover crops in the vegetable garden...

 

Arena Locals

Well, apparently I’m getting better. Home Health and Dr. Wermuth have said I’ve had all the attention I need from them. So now it’s up to...

 

The Book Nook

Finding good authors is a real treat, and I read a lot of debut novels looking for new talent. Here are four suggestions: three of which involve...

 

Arena Locals

Good news from Arena Township – Mark Winch is back at the refuse site. Son Ray spotted him there Saturday after hearing he was released from the...

 

The Book Nook

Growing up, one of my favorite places to go was our town’s library. Mom let us check out as many books that we wanted as long as we read them all....

 

Arena Locals

Good news from Arena – the groundwater has gone down and almost everyone has been able to stop pumping water from their basements. More big rains...

 

High school events bring people together

Tailgates. Pep rallies. Friday night lights. The new school year is here! And that’s exciting news for student-athletes and high school sports fans...

 

Suggestions to stock up on your reading

Many library patrons share my “need” to have several books on hand for winter, summer, vacations, etc. This column is dedicated to all of you...

 

Obnoxious weeds - and how to control them

Last month you were introduced to a survey done by the Dane County Community Gardens Coalition. Community Garden leaders were asked what insects,...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    August 10, 2017

The Geiger Counter

When I was little, detecting the blood an Englishman was exclusively the purview of cranky giants who lived atop magical beanstalks. But the world...

 

Heights Unlimited says thank you

If you served at the July 30 Brat Sale at the Shoe Box, bought something to eat, and/or dropped an extra donation into the HU jar, thank you! We...

 

All facts needed with high voltage transmission line

A lengthy article in the Sunday Wisconsin State Journal on July 27, titled Battle lines widen as plans progress for a high-powered transmission line...

 

Arena Locals

The big storms in Arena left almost everyone with a pile of brush on the curb. Folks are still cutting trees and dead limbs. The village crews are...

 

Arena Locals

The news is being put together at Greenway Manor this week. I’m still in rehab for my arm after my fall in the yard. By the time you read this, I’...

 

Making brush pickup efficient

Please help us be more efficient with brush pickup. • Whenever possible, keep brush in larger pieces, as long as they can be moved easily and fit...

 

Mazomanie Motion Car Show says thanks

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who made the Mazo Motion Car Show a souped-up success! We’re deeply grateful to the core group of...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    July 27, 2017

The Geiger Counter

We’re rich. I know, because I often decide I want something, only to later discover we already own it. “I really think we should buy a bike...

 
 By Leslie Afeawo    Opinion    July 27, 2017

New age political correctness vs. free speech

The USA was founded on several principles that were seen as fundamental to a free and democratic government, with the key principles being civil...

 

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