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 By Joe Block    Opinion    April 18, 2019 

Around the Block

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

The Book Nook

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...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    April 4, 2019

Geiger Counter

Our narrative species We are a narrative species. Each animal has its own special adaptations that allow it to survive, and sometimes even thrive, in...

 
 By Joe Block    Opinion    April 4, 2019

Around the block

We are bombarded daily about the evils of social media. From outright incorrect news, to breaking stories with incorrect information, to foreign...

 
 By Gary Engberg    Opinion    April 4, 2019

Gary Engberg Outdoors

Spring Turkey Hunting Preparation The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has mailed out the 2019 spring turkey hunting permits to successful...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    March 28, 2019

Geiger Counter

There are people who’ve won the Boston Marathon with less supplemental hydration than most of the kids walking around in America these days. I knew...

 
 By Joe Block    Opinion    March 21, 2019

Around the Block

Last Wednesday, when temperatures peaked at 60 degrees, I told a friend I was going to go outside and smell a goat. I don’t usually seek out goats...

 
 By Gary Engberg    Opinion    March 21, 2019

Gary Enberg Outdoors

Time for Walleyes and Saugers, Part 2 This is Part 2 of my catching walleyes and saugers article. Part 2 will concentrate on equipment and the spring...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    March 21, 2019

The Book Nook

Jealousy and Obsession The last two novels I finished recently were in different locations and were by authors of vastly different ages and writing...

 

Gary Engberg Outdoors

Time for Early Walleyes and Saugers Part 1 Finally, it’s beginning to warm up and it’s time to start fishing for the river walleyes and saugers. F...

 
 By Joe Block    Opinion    March 7, 2019

Around the Block

About two weeks ago we were preparing for a wet weekend. Over an inch of rain was forecast, there wa...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    March 7, 2019

Geiger Counter

Baby shoes A bunch of writers are sitting around a table in a bar, debating who can write the most powerful story in the fewest words. They all throw...

 
 By Gary Engberg    Opinion    March 7, 2019

Gary Engberg outdoors

It’s Seminar Time This is the time of the year when anglers and outdoors people are caught between seasons. It’s difficult to find any “good...

 

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When I paid for my clown nose, the woman behind the counter began stuffing it into a noisy little brown paper bag. “No thanks,” I said, waving at...

 

Gary Engberg Outdoors

Scout Now for Spring Turkeys Finding turkeys is one of the most important parts of preparing for the spring season, and it’s never too early to...

 

Gary Engberg Outdoors

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

 

Geiger Counter

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...

 

The Book Nook

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

 

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

Around the Block

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

 

Geiger Counter

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...

 

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