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 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    August 15, 2019 

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What a wonderful world I must be living in, I thought, as I stood in the aisle of the store and looked at a fake “stick” that sells for $19.99....

 

Letters to the editor

I’d like to thank all those that contributed to the Friends of the Black Earth Library pie auction held on July 30th,2019 during this year’s last...

 
 By Cody Amble    Opinion    August 15, 2019 

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Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt finally join each other on the silver screen, but does the movie live up to such an...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    August 15, 2019 

The Book Nook

Contemporary Suspense Novel Kate Horsley’s novel “American Girl” will appeal to readers who love psychological thrillers with lots of twists. It...

 
 By Joe Block    Opinion    August 8, 2019

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More people died last weekend in mass shootings. Since 1966, 1,196 people have been killed in 165 mass shootings. In the 50 years prior to 1966,...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    August 8, 2019

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The word “advice” comes from Old French, and before it Old Latin, and it means “to see.” The word “apocalypse” is of Greek origin, and it...

 
 By Cody Amble    Opinion    August 8, 2019

Cody's Movie Minute

The Star News introduces its very own movie review column, written by Wisconsin Heights intern Cody Amble. Amble is an aficionado of both fine cinema...

 

Letter to the editor

Mickelsons-Martin American Legion Post 313 Commander Dennis J Wood wants to thank everyone involved in making our 100 Year American Legion Anniversary...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    August 1, 2019

The Book Nook

Reaching for the Stars This year is the 50th anniversary of men walking on the moon and it’s being celebrated in many ways. In addition to the...

 
 By Joe Block    Opinion    July 25, 2019

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Sunday, July 14th started like every day for me in the last year. I woke at 7 a.m., because like my...

 

County Board made right decision on captioned videos

I prefer to stay silent on issues so I’m not perceived as biased. Last week’s Sauk County Board of Supervisors meeting was an exception. A...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    July 25, 2019

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After my wife and daughter and the dogs went to sleep and the cat woke up, I unzipped a black case filled with wires, tubes and instructions. I was do...

 

Letters to the editor

Racism: who is next? My neighbors need to leave. To the left, my neighbor makes a lot of noise. He built a garage for buying and selling tractors and...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    July 18, 2019

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“resterday” When your child first learns to speak, words are like snowflakes. Each and every expression is totally unique. Like a thousand little...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    July 11, 2019

The Book Nook

Mulitmedia Thriller Readers who enjoy suspense and scary moments will find a worthwhile read in “Night Film”, by Marisha Pessl. The author gained...

 
 By Joe Block    Opinion    July 11, 2019

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While having a conversation with a friend last week about what I felt to be a somewhat normal, but also deeply weird, high school and college...

 
 By Linda Schwanke    Opinion    July 4, 2019

A view of the valley

by Linda Schwanke Why does Mother Nature see the art fair on the calendar and decide to turn up the heat? Often she decides to throw in some rain but...

 
 By Joe Block    Opinion    June 27, 2019

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The role of journalists With the rise of cable news, much of journalism turned towards soundbites and infotainment. The Internet accelerated this tren...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    June 27, 2019

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“Daddy, can I get another pet?” “Maybe,” I replied. “And this time can I get one that won’t die?” “Well, I’ll do a Google search...

 

Letter to the editor

Sadly, I have to negatively respond to an article by Joe Block in the June 20 Star News publication. The article was in regard to inappropriate folly...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    June 27, 2019

The book nook

The Gifts of Love and Genius The last Book Nook review was of a science fiction novel and I noted that for some, science was their least favorite...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    June 20, 2019

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Russian doll I turned 40 last week. Luckily for me, I got my mid-life crisis out of the way early...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    June 13, 2019

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Step back in time Some readers seem reluctant to try science fiction and I decided to look into why that is. I was aware that not everyone is...

 
 By Joe Block    Opinion    June 13, 2019

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We need to talk about racism Last week I authored an article about a former officer from the Sauk Prairie police department. Given the content, I...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    June 13, 2019

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Summer festivals A fish died and a kid threw up. That’s the most succinct description I can come up with from the weekend. We attended one of those...

 

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