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 By Gary Engberg    Opinion    February 21, 2019 

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Two days ago, Ferry Bluff Eagle Council Members, Tim Moermon and Gary Engberg decided to try and fin...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    February 21, 2019 

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Cold doesn’t exist. There is no such thing. What we think of as cold, really, is simply the absence of heat. While heat is real, it’s a...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    February 21, 2019 

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Small-town “War” to warm your winter reading When “Casual Vacancy” by J. K. Rowling was published in 2012, there were differing opinions on...

 
 By Gary Engberg    Opinion    February 21, 2019 

Gary Engberg Outdoors

Wisconsin Has the World’s Largest Population of Lake Sturgeon on Lake Winnebago In the early1900’s, the lake sturgeon population was almost...

 
 By Joe Block    Opinion    February 14, 2019

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One of my favorite songs is “Coffee and Cigarettes” by Jimmy Eat World. It’s a song about distant memories, a certain particular experience,...

 

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This is the world A swan attacked and killed a grown man on a pond in Illinois in 2012. The angry bird, which was nesting, tipped his kayak, then...

 

The Book Nook

A special book for a special occasion Recently I realized this will be my 50th Book Nook article and I’d like to dedicate it to all you readers and... Full story

 

Gary Engberg Outdoors

Early Spring River Walleyes Early spring walleye fishing in the Wisconsin River usually begins the last week on February. This is a spring tradition...

 
 By Joe Block    Opinion    February 7, 2019

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Being the editor of a small weekly newspaper can be a lonely job. There is a full-time staff of...

 

Gary Engberg Outdoors

Extend Your Pheasant Hunting Unfortunately, for those of us who love upland game bird hunting, there are some major problems these days. The problems...

 

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The door I’ve never enjoyed food quite as much as I do when I’m immersed in the smells of manure and the musky, sweating flanks of large, hooved...

 
 By Joe Block    Opinion    January 24, 2019

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I am a middle-aged, white, cisgendered male, and it’s a fact that 100% of the time I won’t be denied service because of it. I’m basically...

 

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Information we all can use Have you ever felt helpless after learning that someone you know is seriously ill? Not knowing what to do sometimes means... Full story

 
 By Joe Block    Opinion    January 17, 2019

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Portillo's will be coming to Madison this spring, and Giordano's will soon bring Chicago-style...

 
 By Joe Block    Opinion    January 10, 2019

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Each day, you see the sun rise in the east and set in the west. A middle-aged person witnesses this close to 15,000 times. Have you ever wondered,...

 

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Two authors combine talents Collaborative works of fiction, even by excellent authors, don't always... Full story

 

Gary Engberg Outdoors

Helping Birds Survive the Winter Some years, wild birds need your help finding food in November and...

 

Gary Engberg Outdoors

Winter Open Water Fishing for Steelhead and Brown Trout We all know that winter will be coming...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    January 3, 2019

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A swan attacked and killed a grown man, on a pond in Illinois in 2012. The angry bird, which was nesting, tipped his kayak, then pummeled him as he tr...

 

Gary Engberg Outdoors

First Ice Hopefully, the cold weather that blew in last week will help make some quality ice for some good ice fishing. It’s difficult to predict...

 
 By Joe Block    Opinion    December 27, 2018

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I’ve always had a good family. My mother’s side was a grand Italian family, and I had 5 great aunts and uncles who lived within a few houses of...

 

The Book Nook

Two adventurous books for younger readers Since most of my articles are aimed at adults, I wanted to give a couple of suggestions for younger... Full story

 

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