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 By Deb Pienkowski    Opinion    June 22, 2017 

Let's Grow

For the next few months, I am going to share excerpts that are a result of a survey done by the...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    June 22, 2017 

The Book Nook

Ever hear the phrase “So many books, so little time”?  We hear this occasionally when a library patron arrives to pick up books they’ve...

 
 By Marion Porter    Opinion    June 22, 2017 

Arena locals

We were saddened to hear of the passing Myra Creasey. She was a long-time resident of Arena Manor. Also, Judi Salava passed away at her home in Pennsy...

 
 By Marion Porter    Opinion    June 15, 2017

Arena Locals

There was a new visitor at Lake Louie. A large beaver has decided to help Tom with the brush trimming. He was so helpful that he cut the power cord...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    June 8, 2017

The Book Nook

For me, spring is the time when my senses get a treat. The temperatures are warming, the birds I’ve missed all winter are singing, and the scent and...

 
 By Marion Porter    Opinion    June 8, 2017

Arena Locals

We had a visit from Ron and Mary Melvin of Madison. They were on their way to their cabin in LaFarge. He came to tell us about his upcoming tractor...

 
 By Marion Porter    Opinion    June 1, 2017

Arena Locals

On Mother’s Day, Clarence had that bad cold that’s going around so we cancelled brunch at Lake Louie. Daughter-in-law Kristi brought soup and...

 
 By Marion Porter    Opinion    May 25, 2017

Arena Locals

It’s been a busy week with visitors. Jan Swenson stopped by to check on Clarence and I. Lots of news about California and the grandkids. The little...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    May 25, 2017

The Book Nook

With school winding down, both students and adults may be thinking about their summer reading list. Many of us relish tales that let us escape, and...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    May 11, 2017

The Book Nook

Years ago, I told a joke to coworkers at lunch.  Our laughter drew the admonishment of a manager who said humor was inappropriate in the workplace...

 
 By Marion Porter    Opinion    May 11, 2017

Arena Locals

Lots of folks are out hunting for mushrooms. Sister Ruby of Helena found the first of the morels and gave us some. Ben Dittmer came all the way from...

 
 By Marion Porter    Opinion    May 4, 2017

Arena Locals

Duane Cowley stopped by for a visit. He was on his way to see Louie in Helena after reading about his return home in this column. Jeff Wirth, river...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    April 27, 2017

The Book Nook

Have you ever finished a book by someone you hadn’t read previously and felt as if you’d discovered a treasure? When a friend urged me to read...

 

Arena Locals

Jan and Dean Swenson are back from California visiting their daughter Pam and her family. Judy Swenson was also on a trip to Italy. All are doing...

 

Let's Grow

Last month, we looked at row gardening and square foot gardening methods for vegetables. This month, we will review intensive raised bed gardening and...

 

Arena Locals

The railroad bridge work being done on the Wisconsin River between Helena and Spring Green prompted a restaurant conversation about the middle span...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    April 13, 2017

Geiger Counter

I still worship the old gods, in a way.  That is why, when people ask me about my ancestry, I might say the names of my grandmothers or...

 

The Cardinal-Hickory Creek Transmission Line and the fiscal health of Vermont

The American Transmission Company LLC, ITC Midwest LLC and Dairyland Power Cooperative, a cooperative organized under the laws of Wisconsin...

 

Arena Locals

Big news from Lake Louie – Tom’s beer will be at Brewers games this summer. Lambeau Field and Miller Park – not bad for a small town beer. His...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    April 6, 2017

The Book Nook

In honor of Women's History month, I decided to treat myself to two favorite female authors –...

 
 By Marion Porter    Opinion    April 6, 2017

Arena Locals

Elaine Drachenberg called with a new take on an old story. She said it is the first thunderstorm after the first day of spring, then six months to...

 

Arena Locals

Big news from Helena – Louie Carpenter is coming home next week from Agrace Hospice to home wanting to plant gardens. Talk about never giving up!...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    March 23, 2017

The Book Nook

If you’re in the mood for a short yet powerful book, I’d suggest “My Name is Lucy Barton” by Elizabeth Strout and “The Alchemist” by Paulo...

 

Let's Grow

Over the next two months, I will review various vegetable gardening methods. Each has its benefits and drawbacks. Row Gardening The traditional...

 

Arena Locals

Clarence and I had dinner at Grandma Mary’s this week – fresh donuts were being made, what a treat! Bird feeders are busy with lots of visitors....

 

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