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 By Joe Block    Opinion    December 13, 2018 

Around the Block

You may or may not remember the 43rd issue of the Star News, dated October 26, 2017. I had been a reporter for the newspaper for about 7 months at...

 

Letters to the editor

Thanks to the BEFD Thanks to All! Appreciate the use of the firehouse provided by the Black Earth Fire Department. We would also like to thank all of...

 

Letters to the editor

Republicans undermining democratic process I am so dismayed by the petty Republican efforts to blatantly undermine the democratic process, once...

 

From the Pastor's Pen

In Genesis 1:27 it says “God created mankind in his image; in the image of God he created them, male and female he created them.” Since God is...

 

Gary Engberg Outdoors

The Bald Eagles are Coming The Ferry Bluff Eagle Council is a local, grassroots organization...

 
 By Joe Block    Opinion    November 29, 2018

Around the Block

I've been on a dog and animal kick recently with my columns. I'm not sure where the idea came from,...

 

Letter to the editor

Thanks for contributors to Fellowship Meal Dear Editor, Thanksgiving Fellowship Meal Thank You for 2018. American Data - BMO Harris Bank - Ballweg...

 

The Book Nook

Trying new things If you’re looking to expand your horizons, consider books penned by authors from other countries. It was occasionally frustrating...

 

Gary Engberg Outdoors

The 2018 Deer Gun Season The number of deer licenses sold for the various deer hunting seasons is do...

 
 By Joe Block    Opinion    November 22, 2018

Around the Block

The Black Lab is ubiquitous in Wisconsin. Growing up in the suburbia of Chicago, I never actually sa...

 

Turning back the clock

As we prepare for the holidays and Thanksgiving, an article from the December 2, 1882 issue of the Mazomanie Sickle had the recipes for an entire...

 

Gary Engberg Outdoors

Deer Gun Season Opens and Other Late Hunting Opportunities The Wisconsin Gun Deer season opened for the 600,000 hunters who were out before sunrise ge...

 

Gary Engberg Outdoors

One of the Best Times of the Year A week from this coming Saturday, November 17th, is the opening...

 

The Book Nook

2 Books for Animal Lovers Recently I started a non-fiction called “The Soul of an Octopus – a Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of...

 

Around the Block

My parents expected their retirement to be a time of ease, relaxation, and hobbies, letting time pas...

 

Letter to the editor

Grand Avenue thankful for Pioneer Days A very grateful and GRAND “thank you” goes out to all of those helpful community members who made our...

 

Turning back the clock

This image taken in 1902 shows members of the German-American Freie Gemeinde ("Free Thinkers")...

 

The Book Nook

The Great American Read a win-win for readers AND libraries Today you’ll find 10 suggestions and a way to get 90 more. That’s due to The Great Ame...

 

Gary Engberg Outdoors

Living in Paradise I’ve been an outdoor writer, a photographer, videographer, and the host of a popular outdoor show on radio for over three decades...

 

The Book Nook

Engaging Characters in “Fishy” Historical Fiction When my latest library hold arrived, I was excited because the plot description I’d read was v...

 

Letter to the editor

Vote for Evers I just had a pleasant talk with a potential Walker voter today. We disagreed on a number of issues, but we did agree on one thing: our...

 
 By Joe Block    Opinion    October 25, 2018

Around the Block

The second sentient thing I see just about every morning is a large goat named Junie. Philosophers...

 

Geiger Counter

One form among many… I recently spent an entire morning trying to retrieve a password. After entering my 3,795 most common variations, the email...

 

Letters to the editor

Vote ‘Yes” to Vermont’s referendum To the Editor: Town of Vermont voters will have the opportunity November 6 to signal their desire to remove...

 

Pastor's Pen

When you get a chance read through Mark 10:17-31. What is standing in the way of your relationship with God? What is it that would make you walk away...

 

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