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 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    August 16, 2018 

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When I was a kid, I dreamed of being an author. I knew it wouldn’t make me rich, but as long as I could scrounge together enough money to buy some...

 

6:8 looking to hand off reins for Fire on the River

6:8 is honored to serve Sauk Prairie in various ways. One of the ways we have served over the past 5 years was through coordinating Sauk Prairie’s...

 

Letter to the editor

Friends of Black Earth Library extend thanks The “Friends of the Black Earth Library” would like to extend a grateful and sincere “THANK YOU...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    August 9, 2018

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Early this morning, I grabbed my reporter’s notebook, several pens in the hopes that one of them might contain some liquid ink, and a 380-gallon...

 

Letter to the editor

Fireworks Thank You The Mazomanie 4th of July Fireworks would like to thank everyone who attended the 4th of July celebration at Lions Park this...

 

Donna M. Blumer

ss Plains, WI died on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at UW Hospital in Madison, WI. She was born July 18, 19...

 

Gary Engberg outdoors

The 22nd Annual "Take an Adult Fishing Tournament" was held last Saturday, July 28th. The parking...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    August 2, 2018

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Sometimes my four-year-old daughter throws enormous temper tantrums. Giant, booming, Wagnerian operas of emotion, full of red-faced theatrics,...

 

Letter to the Editor

New Roxbury voting location Roxbury residents, do you know where to vote on August 14th? The usual polling place has been the town hall, which was dem...

 

Letters to the editor

SNAP funding in question The risk of hunger for children increases in the summer due to the fact that the school lunch program is not in effect. This...

 

From the Pastor's Pen

Jesus wept. [John 35: 11] When asked for a list of my favorite verses in the Bible, this one always makes the top five. Upon reading this one, people...

 

SSM Health to offer training to hospice volunteers

Hospice focuses on living fully to the end of life, providing care and support to patients experiencing a life-limiting illness. Volunteers are an...

 
 By Joe Block    Opinion    July 19, 2018

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Teething and Nothingness It’s not an exaggeration to say Jean-Paul Sartre’s description of The Gaze in his seminal work “Being and...

 

Letter to the editor

Why Badger Ammo Cleanup is Faltering Dear Editor, The important story at Badger Army Ammunition Plant is about what is NOT happening. State...

 

21st annual "Take an Adult Fishing" Tournament at the Wilderness Fish and Game store on July 28

One of the summer's highlight events for kids and families is taking place this coming Saturday,...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    July 12, 2018

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She had a Doc McStuffins sphygmomanometer around her arm when I walked into the room. With her fourth birthday freshly behind her, she’d probably de...

 
 By Joe Block    Opinion    July 5, 2018

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In last week’s column I chastised the national media for not properly doing its job when it came to the immigration crisis. While there are...

 

Letters to the Editor

River Arts thank you River Arts Inc.’s Sauk Prairie Garden Tour took place on June 23rd. It was a wonderful event and now we must take this opportun...

 

From the Pastor's Pen

Dear Friends, We talk a lot about freedom, especially as Independence Day nears. But what does freedom really mean? To get technical, the dictionary d...

 

Gary Engberg Oudoors

Last week, I ran into Joe Puccio, one of the past owners of Bait Rigs Tackle with cousin Tony Puccio, a pro tournament angler and guide. Joe was the...

 
 By Joe Block    Opinion    June 28, 2018

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Every Presidential administration seeks to forward and control its own narrative, regardless of political party. It is the role of the media to...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    June 28, 2018

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I was in the parking lot of a restaurant when I overheard the conversation. “Wait a minute,” said the one man. “You’re a jazz fan?! I’m a ja...

 

Letters to the editor

Truth in political ads Dear Editor,   The beginning of the election season is upon us again. I am anticipating a multitude of ads to start soon. I...

 

The book nook

“Wool” is a great yarn Hugh Howey’s “Wool” is an exciting post-apocalyptic tale for anyone who wants to delve into the science fiction...

 
 By Gary Engberg    Opinion    June 28, 2018

Gary Engberg Outdoors

Most area anglers know that Madison’s Lake Mendota is a very good lake for fishing with it size (over 10,000 acres). abundant structure, good weed...

 

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