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 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...

 
 By Gary Engberg    Opinion    May 30, 2019

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Sturgeon Bay Smallmouth Most anglers will agree that the smallmouth bass is the best or one of the best fighting freshwater fish. It is hard to beat...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    May 30, 2019

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Multiple-Genre Adventure When I was first tried Japanese cuisine, I was struck by the presentation. The meal wasn’t only about how food tasted, but...

 
 By Gary Engberg    Opinion    May 23, 2019

Gary Engberg Outdoors

2019 Kids Fishing Day by the Yahara Fishing Club Charities “The Yahara Fishing Club is a multi-species fishing club that focuses on the lakes of...

 
 By Joe Block    Opinion    May 23, 2019

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“It’s happening again” Lyndon township was always a strange place for me. Weird vibrations in the air. Twenty years ago I covered board...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    May 23, 2019

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When I was little, and I’d get hurt, soiled or sodden, my dad would saunter toward me, searching around in his pockets. His stroll lacked urgency,...

 
 By Gary Engberg    Opinion    May 16, 2019

Gary Engberg Outdoors

This spring, I’ve talked about the roller-coaster ride that we’ve been on with fronts and cold weather, rain, wind, and even snow happening...

 
 By Joe Block    Opinion    May 16, 2019

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Note: The following was written in 1999, just a few months after I was first hired as a reporter. The Hallucinatory Lament of a Tired Journalist Odd k...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    May 16, 2019

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Shortly after we brought the new puppy home, I discovered my daughter dresses like an elaborate fishing lure. One of those fancy ones you see...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    May 16, 2019

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Less is More Recently I found myself in an interesting dilemma. The book originally slated for this column turned out to be too awful to inflict on...

 
 By Gary Engberg    Opinion    May 9, 2019

Gary Engberg outdoors

Weather Has Hampered Many Outdoor Activities If you go back to the winter with the heavy snow and cold temperatures one can see how the adverse...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    May 9, 2019

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Critics of drinking often claim that it doesn’t actually make you happy. “Those kinds of things don’t really make you happy,” they’ll say. ...

 
 By Gary Engberg    Opinion    May 2, 2019

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Almost Time for Panfish Soon the inland waters fishing season will open on Saturday, May 5th. The ice from a long winter is finally gone and it is...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    May 2, 2019

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Are you really happy, or do you just think you are? Critics of drinking often claim that it doesn’t actually make you happy. “Those kinds of thing...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    May 2, 2019

The book nook

Solving a family secret When I ask readers why they enjoy mystery novels, I receive a wide variety of answers, although there are some common themes....

 
 By Joe Block    Opinion    April 25, 2019

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A long time ago, I ran across an aphorism that every new baby should be given two things for life: free education through college, and a therapist. Ir...

 
 By Gary Engberg    Opinion    April 25, 2019

Gary Engberg outdoors

Fish Very Shallow for Spring Walleyes and Saugers Many anglers have learned over the years that during periods of high water in the spring it’s nece...

 
 By Joe Block    Opinion    April 18, 2019

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Yesterday I watched Notre Dame Cathedral burn. It was emotional for me, and I think for many...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    April 18, 2019

The Book Nook

Adventurous Tale of Endurance Would you apply to the following advertisement?: “MEN WANTED: FOR HAZARDOUS JOURNEY. SMALL WAGES, BITTER COLD, LONG...

 
 By Gary Engberg    Opinion    April 18, 2019

Gary Engberg Outdoors

Bluegills are Coming With Warmer Soon, the Madison Chain of Lakes, Crystal Lake, and Lake Wisconsin will have some very good water for catching Americ...

 
 By Gary Engberg    Opinion    April 11, 2019

Gary Engberg outdoors

Lake Wisconsin Crappies Should Be Getting Lake Wisconsin which is known for its walleye fishing also has a good population of slab-size crappies that...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    April 11, 2019

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Midwest memoir When it comes to reading someone’s memoir, I have certain expectations. Does the story come alive or have a specific focus? It’s di...

 

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