Opinion

Thu
13
Jun

STANEK COLUMN: Be still, my bleeding heart

Like King Arthur, I’ve been on a quest for what is apparently the holy grail of this year’s gardening trends.

The underappreciated bleeding heart is a prime commodity this year. I used to think they were favored by old-fashioned gardeners. Guess I was wrong.

Thu
13
Jun

Nature and Society: On the mend

Thankfully, I am somewhat less disabled this week. The kindly orthopedic doctor at the Specialty Center has released my right hand from the very confining splint and consigned me to 6 weeks in a handsome black brace.

Thu
13
Jun

SCHUMANN COLUMN Wisconsin agriculture is fruit-full essay 2

Editor’s note: This is one of the local winning essays in the Wisconsin Agriculture in the Classroom Contest.

Thu
13
Jun

GATES COLUMN Wisconsin agriculture is fruit-full

Editor’s note: This is one of the local winning essays in Wisconsin Agriculture in the Classroom Contest.

Have you ever wondered how the cranberries are able to float? Well I wonder all the time!

Thu
13
Jun

Letter: Gratitude shown for Fly In support

On behalf of the Members of the Reedsburg Area Flying Club, we wish to thank the amazing Reedsburg community and our neighbors for supporting and attending the Fly-In Pancake Breakfast 2024…THANK YOU!

Thu
13
Jun

Letter: Remember Palestinian suffering

"What we are witnessing today is a story of the forces of good versus evil. The forces of civilization against the forces of barbarism, of humanity versus depravity."  -- Representative Elise Stefanik (R-NY), in her supportive speech to Israel's parliament, the Knesset

Thu
13
Jun

Letter: What has happened to our public schools?

Wisconsin’s Public Education system was once the envy of our nation. By design, his is no longer true! Wisconsin State Senator Chris Larson (District 7) serves on the Senate Education Committee and what is written below comes from his written observations.

Thu
06
Jun

STANEK COLUMN: Mad (and tenacious) as hornets

Cicadas may be all over the news but you’re far more likely to encounter a different bug this summer.

Hornets are as synonymous with summer as barbecues. You can’t go anywhere in Wisconsin without spotting one during the warmest months.

Thu
06
Jun

GUEST COLUMN: June Dairy Month highlights industry’s year-round importance

For some, June kicks off the summer months as the weather gets warmer and school is finishing up for the year. But for those in Wisconsin, June celebrates an entire industry that is central to Wisconsin’s communities, culture, and history. In America’s Dairyland, our dairy industry is truly unique.

Thu
06
Jun

Nature and Society: Laid up while dealing with mice

I have been laid low by my affection for mice. There is a drain in our greenhouse. It has a cover that fits neatly over it, but the cats love to play with it and knock it off. That leaves an open drain, into which a thirsty mouse could easily fall.

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