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Nothing beats an amaryllis

November 4, 2014 For colorful blooms for the Christmas holidays, nothing can beat the spectacular amaryllis. more »»

Big picture and gut-vibrating sound

November 3, 2014 After the movie theater in our county seat closed a couple of years ago a group of hardworking volunteers decided to do something about it. more »»

Quirks of all kinds

November 3, 2014 It seems like I don’t get much time (or take the time) to read magazines. Recently, though, I did enjoy reading an article about quirks. Actually, that was the theme of the whole magazine. more »»

Ready for a spectacular November

October 31, 2014 Can you believe October went so fast? It seems the older I get the faster time goes. October was a good month at the Chamber. more »»

Picking apart my PC

October 29, 2014 Jam of the Week: “The Grit In The Pearl” by Clark Computers have been a part of my life for a very long time. I played educational video games about dinosaurs at a very young age. more »»

Fall is the time to catch a bunch

October 28, 2014 I got to fishing again this past week. My friend Mike Gottheardt and I were chasing smallmouth bass on a river in eastern Wisconsin. We caught’em good: Lots of smallmouth and some nice ones. more »»

Nicotine fits (poorly)

October 27, 2014 “We don’t smoke and we don’t chew and we don’t go with girls who do. more »»

Coincidence or happenstance?

October 27, 2014 I wonder if you’ve ever been part of a coincidence that’s so profound that it feels like it has to be more than just a chance coincidence. more »»

Cookbooks to help celebrate Vegetarian Awarenesss Month

October 24, 2014 I have a confession. I love cookbooks. more »»

Eb’s tofu and fiber diet

October 20, 2014 On the way home from the lumberyard I drove by the coffee shop. I hadn’t planned to stop but when I saw Eb Griper’s rusty old Studebaker pick-up in the parking lot I realized I missed his insults. more »»

Fun at the flea market

October 20, 2014 A few times a year I get to go to a flea market. Last Saturday I attended a good one in Fort Dodg. more »»

Ebola no match for 'Soups' Snyderman

October 17, 2014 If you were just dying for soup — and you were NBC medical editor Dr. more »»

Taking the season in stride

October 15, 2014 Jam of the Week: “Confessions (feat. Leland Whitty)” by BADBADNOTGOOD We’re down to crunch time in the election season. more »»

Give the fish what they want

October 15, 2014 I went fishing last week. The open water season is winding down, but there is still plenty of time to get out. One word of advice: Prepare for chilly weather. more »»

New season awaits

October 15, 2014 It's hard to believe that Labor Day is over and we are getting ready for another hunting season already. The bear season has opened already in the north wood. more »»

Changing color of leaves

October 14, 2014 Ever wonder what triggers tree leaves to turn on their glorious color display in the fall? Is it Jack Frost who causes this seasonal change? The myth that a hard frost is needed for a good autum... more »»

Be nice to your pastor

October 13, 2014 The story is told of minister, back in the days of full service gas stations, waiting in line to have his car filled with gasoline just before a long holiday weekend. more »»

Falling for school fashions

October 13, 2014 In case you are wondering about the latest in fashion for middle school students, you should know that in addition to what I call fluorescent colors of all shades from head to toe, I see that jeans... more »»

The rap on tree wrap

October 7, 2014 Tree wrap – the good, the bad, and the ugly. more »»

A smorgasbord of fall fishing

October 7, 2014 My recent fishing trips have reminded me of how productive fall fishing can be, and they have also reminded me of how active so many species of fish can be this time of year. more »»



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