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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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Back Through Time

Week of March 15, 1918 Since the war began, great embarrassment to physicians and a large number of patients has resulted from the difficulty of...

 

From the Pastor's Pen

The other day I was having a conversation with a friend about how amazing faith is. We were talking about how great it is that a person gets to...

 
 By Phyllis Both    Opinion    March 15, 2018

Sauk County Gardener

“May your blessings outnumber the Shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you wherever you go.” – Irish Blessing The Red-winged blackbirds...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    March 8, 2018

Geiger Counter: Politics of the present

Republicans feel they can only be happy in some distant, nostalgia-hued past. It’s always just out of reach. Just prior to their generation’s...

 

From the Pastor's Pen:Hope Springs Eternal

“Come, let us return to the LORD. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds. After two days he...

 

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