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April 8-12 is Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week. During this week Wisconsin Emergency Management and the National Weather Service are partnering to raise awareness of the need to … more
One of the many lessons we’ve learned among the joys and sorrows of being unquashable planters, is that if you’re devoted to putting seeds in the ground and oohing and aahing at the … more
Last Tuesday the 2 nd of April was the spring election. It was clear based on the referenda questions on ballots throughout Wisconsin that something isn’t right. Headlines throughout the past … more
I don’t think it’s any secret that our kids are growing up much differently than we did. I’m sure I grew up much differently from my mom and uncles, who grew up in the 50s and 60s. … more
One certainty that I have learned over my long years is that nature moves at her own pace. Yes, we’ve done our worst to mess with the climate and destroy ozone, but nature slowly responds … more
On Monday, April 8, you people are all going to be wearing goofy glasses and staring at the sun for four minutes. I’m going to be wearing the goofy glasses I wear every single day and keep … more
If you’re like me, you always look forward to April, thinking it’s going to be much better than the previous gloomy months, though we’ve been warned often enough by the privileged … more
Spring is always a wonderful time of the year as the tulips emerge from the ground and the snow starts to melt. Besides tulips, another “flower” is starting to show itself as well, the … more
On Feb. 28 Gov. Evers signed Senate Bill 1015 into law. This bill moved $15 million that had been targeted for HSHS to expand behavioral health services into a new fund for helping with the HSHS … more
My family and I went to a buffet in a nearby city on Sunday for Easter dinner. It was definitely a treat to not have to cook or do the dishes. This way everyone got to eat exactly what they wanted … more
Recently Ruth and I eschewed the doldrums of automobile trips to the deep South (not enough restrooms with elevated seats we oldsters need) and actually flew on a silver bird, Sun Country’s … more
I am in the wrong business. Just kidding, but I am the only person in my household who doesn’t get a snow day today (I’m writing this on Monday). My husband is a teacher, so he is about … more
I knew the weekend snowfall was going to come before most of you. In fact, I knew about it before many so-called weather experts. A few weeks ago, I attended a high school basketball game. … more
It has been my focus to make sure that western Wisconsin continues to be a leader in educating the next generation of medical professionals. That is why I collaborated with my local Republican … more
We were hit hard in west central Wisconsin with the announcement that Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) would permanently close Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, St. Joseph’s Hospital in … more
One of the benefits of starting my seventh decade of life in Wisconsin is experiencing all kinds of weather and seasons – sometimes occurring on the same day. There’s usually one day … more
As the MLB considers expansion, there is a decision to be made on what locations should be chosen. There are six main cities being considered for a new franchise: Portland, Charlotte, Nashville, … more
In the five years since taking office, Gov. Evers has offered appointments ranging from cabinet secretaries to numerous boards and commissions for confirmation in the Wisconsin State Senate. The … more
The 93rd Assembly District's constituents have benefited greatly from the current two-year legislative session. As your State Representative, I have read and received more than 3,000 … more
How many of you readers out there used Cliff Notes when you were in school? C’mon now! Fess up! The pamphlets were everywhere back in the 1960’s. Yellow and black. The bane of English … more
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