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Geiger Counter: An incredible life...

There is a passage in “Enchantress of Numbers,” in which Ada Lovelace reflects on her newborn son. While others marvel at the dark-eyed...

 

Thank you for your trust in me to serve

Thank you for your trust in me to serve Dear editor, Thank you to all of the people that put their trust in me to serve on the Sauk County board this...

 

Thank You, Heights Unlimited volunteers

Dear editor, Volunteer power helps to make our community a special place. In January 2017, a food pantry and clothes closet were opened in Black...

 

From the Pastor's Pen: Spring Peeper Chorus

“Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where...

 
 By Gary Engberg    Opinion    April 19, 2018 

Gary Engberg Outdoors: It's Turkey Time

Turkeys were reintroduced into Wisconsin in 1976 and the growth and expansion of wild turkeys in the Badger state is one of game management’s most...

 
 By Phyllis Both    Opinion    April 19, 2018 

Sauk County Gardener

“It was so cold today that I saw a dog chasing a cat, and the dog was walking,” - M. Rivers Winter simply refuses to leave this year.  Snow...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    April 12, 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 other species,...

 
 By Gary Engberg    Opinion    April 12, 2018

Gary Engberg Outdoors: Planning for Backyard Wildlife

Every day the continuing growth and expansion of cities and suburbs are transforming more and more of Wisconsin’s and the Midwest’s wild lands...

 
 By Phyllis Both    Opinion    April 12, 2018

Sauk County Gardener

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” – John Muir April is coming in like a lion and...

 

From the Pastor's Pen

During the 40 days of the Easter season, a boy returned from Sunday school where he learned about Jesus’ resurrection. During his walk home, he st...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    April 5, 2018

Geiger Counter: The Alchemist

When I was 16, something I wrote was published in Modern Drummer magazine. It was a letter to Pearl Jam’s recently fired drummer, and I doubt...

 

Spring Fishing at Clements Fishing Barge

If you’re looking for a fishing spot this spring, where you don’t have to bring a boat or try and finding fish in an unfamiliar area, then the Cle...

 

From the Pastor's Pen: Jesus is here

The Sunday after Easter we usually read the story of Thomas and the disciples locked in a room. It’s the story everyone now calls “Doubting...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    April 5, 2018

The Book Nook: A well-paced drama

For those living in northern climates, winter can be sometimes be tough. Snow and cold not only make life more difficult, it can make venturing...

 
 By Gary Engberg    Opinion    March 29, 2018

Gary Engberg Outdoors: Spring River Walleye 101

The ice-fishing season was long in coming and is on final legs right now. The good news for anglers is that the walleyes and saugers are biting and...

 

Hospital thanks volunteers

Dear editor, This year National Volunteer Week is being celebrated April 15-21. Sauk Prairie Healthcare (SPH) is fortunate to have over 100...

 

Theatre Guild shows appreciation

Dear editor, The Sauk Prairie Theatre Guild wishes to extend a hearty thank you to the many who made our four comedies, “In The Way of Love,”...

 

Back Through Time

Week of March 29, 1918 The senior class of the Prairie du Sac high school will present the two act comedy drama, “The Red Lamp” and the one act...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    March 29, 2018

The Book Nook

In the late 1980s author Ken Follett had a string of best-selling novels to his credit. They were mostly thrillers, but he wanted to try something...

 

From the Pastor's Pen: Holy Spaces

Then He said, ‘Do not come near here; remove your sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground” (Exodus 3:5)...

 

Beyond the Fold

Where exactly did the cottonwood tree stand in Sauk City? The answer to this question was recently found when Sauk County surveyor Kerry Zimmerman...

 

Back Through Time

Week of March 22, 1918 Edward Weirich of this city has been appointed patrolman for county highway section No. 10, the section from Sauk City to...

 

Let's Grow

How to decide what to plant in your vegetable garden Each year gardeners have the pleasure and challenge of trying to decide what to plant in their...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    March 15, 2018

The Geiger Counter

On the morning of January 17, 1874, Eng Bunker awoke to find his conjoined twin, Chang, dead. There was no leaving the room to collect his thoughts. N...

 

Sheila Anderson would not advocate what's best for village

Dear editor, Sheila Anderson, candidate for Sauk City Village Board April 3, 2018 election has made some misleading statements in a newspaper that...

 

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