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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...

 

Letter to the editor

Thank you for local coverage Dear Editor, Thank you for the excellent coverage of recent meetings of the Mazomanie Village Board and the “Coffee...

 
 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...

 

Geiger Counter

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...

 

Letters to the editor

Wildlife Friever says thanks Dear editor, Wildlife Forever ATV Club would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for their donations...

 

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...

 

Letters to the editor

Teen Dating Violence Awareness February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and LoveIsRespect.org has chosen the 2019 theme, Huddle Up for...

 

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...

 

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

Around the Block

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

 

Letter to the editor

Thanks to Class of 1973 Co-chair Dennis J Wood of the Wisconsin Heights Alumni Association, Inc wants to thank the class of 1973 for a donation to...

 

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

Around the Block

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...

 

Book Nook

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...

 
 By Joe Block    Opinion    January 17, 2019

Around the Block

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

 

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