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From the Pastor's Pen

There’s a hymn we sang at church last week called, “Holy, Holy, Holy!” The lyrics were written by Reginald Heber (1783-1826), who was an...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    June 7, 2018

Geiger Counter

I’m not sure exactly why I love dandelions so much. Perhaps it’s because it is my daughter’s favorite flower. The “little sunflower” as she...

 

The Sauk County Gardener

“Gardeners are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade.” – Rudyard Kipling   If you have a lot of shade and love...

 

My Neighbor in Need

Fulfilled Needs: My Neighbor In Need, a single mom working 2 jobs who requested help to enable her children ages 6, 8 and 10 to attend Kids’ Ranch...

 

From the pastor's pen

There’s a hymn we sang at church last week called, “Holy, Holy, Holy!” The lyrics were written by Reginald Heber (1783-1826), who was an...

 
 By Gary Engberg    Opinion    June 7, 2018

Gary Engberg Outdoors

Wisconsin and Baraboo River Catfish The Baraboo River has se en a huge resurgence in its fishery since the last dam was removed from the river in the...

 
 By Joe Block    Opinion    May 31, 2018

Around the Block

Over the past few years mental health awareness has come to the forefront in the news. It has taken far too long, as the numbers reveal mental...

 

Geiger counter

Something beautiful happens when you enter a bathroom. The restaurant, bar, or living room rumbles with noise. It’s a big, amorphous lump of...

 

From the Pastor's Pen

“What Our Hearts Treasure” “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal;...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    May 31, 2018

The Book Nook

Fun summer read for teens and adults It’s interesting to watch reading trends change over time. Remember how popular vampire books became in the...

 
 By Gary Engberg    Opinion    May 31, 2018

Gary Engberg Outdoors

When Wisconsin anglers think of Devils Lake, they usually think of the wonderful trout fishing that...

 

Back Through Time

Week of May 24, 1918      Our annual Children›s Day program will be given next Sunday morning.  Our little people are always delighted to sing,...

 

Letters to the editor: ATC line

Dear Editor, I heard this great line on a radio talk show the other day: “Just because the hole is in a different part of the boat doesn’t mean...

 

Letters to the editor: Natural gas

Dear Editor, A look at the headlines these days tells us we are living in challenging times. Political unrest and international tensions along with...

 

From the Pastor's Pen

For many, Memorial Day means the early beginning of summer. To others, it means a day off for shopping. Memorial Day began as Decoration Day which or...

 
 By Gary Engberg    Opinion    May 24, 2018

Gary Engberg Outdoors

Madison's Lake Mendota and Lake Monona Pre-Spawn Bass There are five lakes in the Madison Chain of...

 

Neighbor in need

Current Needs: My Neighbor In Need is a single mom working 2 jobs who is requesting help to enable her children ages 6, 8 and 10 to attend Kids’...

 

Back Through Time

Week of May 17, 1918      Notice:  I herewith give public notice to Dr. L. J. Steuber, for reasons known to him, but not herein mentioned, forbidd...

 
 By Joe Block    Opinion    May 17, 2018

Around the Block

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” - Hamlet Although there is no doubt I had read this...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    May 17, 2018

Geiger Counter

Great Reviews A good review can be good. But only a bad review can achieve greatness. Like it or not, human existence is subjective. More than any...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    May 17, 2018

A sincere Mea Cupla

My column in last week’s newspaper contained a swear. I was shocked to learn this, after it was published, and I am very, very sorry for the error....

 

Word was inappropriate

Dear Editor: The Geiger Counter column in the May 10 issue of the Star News contained profanity; not just your run-of-the-mill profanity, but the...

 
 By Gary Engberg    Opinion    May 17, 2018

Gary Engberg Outdoors

Mark Osiecki's 1st Annual Casting for Kids Musky Tournament will be held on May 26th. Most of us enj...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    May 17, 2018

The Book Nook

Fall into a comfortable seat for a fast read “Before the Fall” by Noah Hawley is a contemporary character-driven novel that I found easy to pick...

 

From the Pastor's Pen

There are many call stories in the bible, but one that I’ve been thinking about lately has been the call of Jeremiah. When the Lord called him, he...

 

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