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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...

 
 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...

 

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,...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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

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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...

 

From the Pastor's Pen

Sacrifice of Praise I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long...

 
 By Joe Block    Opinion    June 21, 2018

Delicious raw honey in the Vermont Creek Valley

Judy and Billy Vandehoney do not live in terror of bees, as some of us do, as much as they live...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    June 21, 2018

The Sound of love

“In space, no one can hear you scream.” That’s what they say, at least. I’m not sure. But I know that in adulthood, no one should hear you get...

 

From the Pastor's Pen

Gratitude. It means a sense of appreciation or thankfulness. I wonder, “How grateful are you?” Yesterday it was raining. I had to run from work...

 

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

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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...

 

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