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 By Bill Kapp    Opinion    February 15, 2018

From the Pastor's Pen: Born Anew

There are lot of children’s stories, pictures and songs about Noah’s ark. It is the story of a creative God who made a world that was pronounced,...

 

Sauk County Gardener

“There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance; pray, love, remember. And there is pansies, that’s for thoughts.” – William Shakespeare In...

 

Gary Engberg Outdoors: A great place to take the kids ice fishing

Wisconsin now has safe water on all the major ice fishing lakes in the Madison Chain of Lakes and...

 
 By Gary Engberg    Opinion    February 8, 2018 

Gary Engberg Outdoors: Winter Brown Trout

There is a great bite going on now and continuing through the winter on big Lake Michigan, just south of Milwaukee. The area that you want to target i... Full story

 

From the Pastor's Pen

By Pastor Carol Quinn Denzer and North Freedom United Methodist Churches Mark 9:2-9 Remembering things is important to us as humans. Memories are... Full story

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    February 8, 2018 

The Book Nook: Two compelling family dramas

The holidays are behind us and if it was a stressful time you can breathe a sigh of relief. Sometimes the stress comes from being in contact with...

 

Gary Engberg Outdoors: It's time to look for shed antlers

Now it’s getting to be the time for hunters and outdoors people to get out in the woods and countryside and begin looking for shed antlers from...

 

Sauk County Gardener

“Every year it seems to me I hear complaints about spring. It is either “late” or “unusually cold,” “abnormally dry” or “fantastically...

 

From the Pastor's Pen

By Rev. Fred Rilling St. John’s Lutheran Church Dear Child, In baptism you have become my child and Jesus has become your brother. You have other...

 

The Book Nook: Celebrating Women

After reading “I’ll Take You There” by Wally Lamb, I thought it would be a timely suggestion to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Women...

 

The Sauk County Gardener

“Even though February is the shortest month of the year, sometimes it seems like the longest.” -J.D. Robb A problem we may have in our gardens...

 

From the Pastor's Pen: Culture of Life

By Pastor Kendall Schlittler Black Hawk: Bethlehem UMC For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you...

 

Gary Engberg Outdoors: Hunting pheasants until the end of March

The state of Wisconsin has many different hunting seasons for big game, small game, game birds, and waterfowl. The season that I’m writing about is...

 

From the Pastor's Pen: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is an American federal holiday that marks his birthday on Jan. 15. In his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, Reverend Ki...

 

Gary Engberg Outdoors: Birds always need your help in the winter

The months of November and the first two weeks of December were not difficult for the numerous...

 

The Book Nook: No bones about it: this is a good mystery

Many people enjoy good detective or mystery novels and I can suggest the latest one I read – “Beau Death” by Peter Lovesey. I learned about it...

 

From the Pastor's Pen

By Pastor Sally Williams St. John’s Lutheran  Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Back in December, I preached a sermon on the first Sunday in...

 

Gary Engberg Outdoors

There are not many lakes in Wisconsin or the Midwest where you can catch trout through the ice in the winter. However, Devil’s Lake in Sauk County i...

 
 By Bill Kapp    Opinion    January 4, 2018

From the Pastor's Pen

By Bill Kapp The First United Church of Christ, Sauk City I used to play a game in confirmation class called, “Is it Law or Gospel?” The confirmat...

 

From the Pastor's Pen: 'The Fingertips of God'

By Rev. Carol Quinn Denzer and North Freedom United Methodist Churches In the midst of all the busyness that comes with Christmas, I can’t help but...

 

Crystal Lake means Bluegills

Serious bluegill anglers in southern Wisconsin usually go to the Madison Chain of Lakes for America’s favorite panfish, the bluegill. Madison’s...

 

Two suggestions to 'liven' up your reading list

Last week I settled in to read a library book I’d ordered and the jacket’s description sounded so promising I was planning to feature it today....

 

Gary Engberg Outdoors: The Bald Eagles are arriving

One of the area’s welcomed winter “visitors” has been arriving in the Sauk Prairie and Lower Wisconsin River area steadily the past couple of...

 

From the Pastor's Pen: Reach out to other this Christmas season

What are you doing for Christmas? Will you gather with family? Will you travel or stay home? What plans do you have? Part of my family will gather...

 

From the Pastor's Pen

Manifestation In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be...

 

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