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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...

 
 By Joe Block    Opinion    October 18, 2018 

Around the Block

I am in a codependent relationship with my dog, and I'm fine with that. My social media accounts are...

 
 By Gary Engberg    Opinion    October 18, 2018 

Gary Engberg Outdoors

It’s the second week of October and many of the trees in the southern third of Wisconsin are just starting to change their colors. The weather that...

 
 By Donna Vought    Opinion    October 18, 2018 

The Book Nook

Keen-Eyed Coming of Age Novel In “Object Lessons” by Anna Quindlen we meet Maggie Scanlan, a twelve-year-old from an Irish family living in a New...

 

Around the Block

I grew up in what was, back in the late 1800’s, a small farming community with the name of Sarah’s Grove. By the time I was a child in the late...

 

The Book Nook

Secrets in Fiction and Real Life Looking for a brand-new detective story with lots of plot twists and false leads? If so, try “Lethal White”, the...

 

Gary Engberg Outdoors

The Best Time of the Year If you’re a fisherman and or a hunter then this is your favorite time of the year. You can go fishing and hunting on most... Full story

 

Around the Block

The Star News premiers the writing of one of its new high school interns in this issue. Cody Amble, a junior at Wisconsin Heights High School, will...

 

Turning Back the Clock

The following column was written for the Mazomanie Sickle by Werner Thiers in November 1981. Thiers created scrapbooks for his children, and this...

 

Gary Engberg Outdoors

October 20th at 9 o’clock is the opening of the 2018 Wisconsin pheasant hunting season. This is my favorite time of the year with both great...

 

Book Nook

Fighting Internal Battles Sometimes I find a book enjoyable enough to put into my “Find more by this author” pile and today we’ll look at newer...

 

Gary Engberg Outdoors

Over the years, I've given you information and data on the muskie fishing and stocking done in...

 

Around the Block

Teenage rebellion tends to follow the same script. I took mine in a different direction. I drank alcohol exactly twice during high school: once, at...

 

Geiger counter

Sometimes I want to get into heaven. Not that I’m sure it’s a real place in space and time, not really, but I find myself wanting to be the kind...

 

Geiger column

I hung up on my grandmother midsentence and turned away from the phone. She’d called the hospital to find out how I was feeling. I had a...

 

Gary Engberg Outdoors

Dove, Goose, and Teal Hunting Seasons Open I was awakened this morning by gunshots. Though, I started writing this article last night I was still surp...

 
 By Joe Block    Opinion    August 30, 2018

Around the Block

Last Tuesday, my day began at 12:15 a.m., although I didn’t realize it at the time, it would end 22 hours later. I had an easy day, compared to many...

 

Gary Engberg outdoors

Indian Lake, A Great Place to Take the Children Indian Lake is a small lake encompassing less than 70 acres with a maximum depth of only 7 feet, but...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    August 16, 2018

Geiger Counter

When I was a kid, I dreamed of being an author. I knew it wouldn’t make me rich, but as long as I could scrounge together enough money to buy some...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    August 9, 2018

Geiger Counter

Early this morning, I grabbed my reporter’s notebook, several pens in the hopes that one of them might contain some liquid ink, and a 380-gallon...

 

Gary Engberg outdoors

The 22nd Annual "Take an Adult Fishing Tournament" was held last Saturday, July 28th. The parking...

 
 By Matt Geiger    Opinion    August 2, 2018

Geiger Counter

Sometimes my four-year-old daughter throws enormous temper tantrums. Giant, booming, Wagnerian operas of emotion, full of red-faced theatrics,...

 

From the Pastor's Pen

Jesus wept. [John 35: 11] When asked for a list of my favorite verses in the Bible, this one always makes the top five. Upon reading this one, people...

 

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