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Into the Woods: A stationary camera documents three years of northern Wisconsin wildlife

Into the Woods: A stationary camera documents three years of northern Wisconsin wildlife

By on January 30, 2015 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: Visiting the Wisconsin Northwoods is, for me, always a treat. I’ve some truly dear friends there who make sustainable farming look like a breeze and pleasure (my take: it is a pleasure, but also hard work). Among their focuses, they’ve  often explained, is that of learning to embrace and support nature. They work […]

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Self-emptying mouse trap: Northwoods pet gets a healthy, free-range meal

Self-emptying mouse trap: Northwoods pet gets a healthy, free-range meal

By on January 27, 2015 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: Warning: this post may not be for the squeamish. While it’s a natural process, a live mouse does meet its doom. Eclipse, a five-foot long ball python, and domestic transplant to the Wisconsin Northwoods, makes of meal out of a native woodland creature which had the misfortune of finding its way into a […]

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The show on the road

The show on the road

By on November 3, 2014 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: A fall stroll along a portion of the Lake Geneva path netted these colorful shots.

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Deciduous branches exchange leaves for birds

Deciduous branches exchange leaves for birds

By on November 3, 2014 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: It’s fall; change is in the air: leaves drop, birds fly south, both in multitudes. The video that follows hardly does justice to the dense cloud of winged brethren which spreads throughout the trees each year as it take a momentary rest, then, spirals onward, like a great plume of smoke, seeking asylum […]

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Ducklings in June on Lake Geneva, Wis.

Ducklings in June on Lake Geneva, Wis.

By on November 3, 2014 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: I’m a little late in posting this, but ducklings on Lake Geneva always make me smile. 

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Health insurance enrollment deadline nears

Health insurance enrollment deadline nears

By on March 10, 2014 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: Following is a press release from the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance. The agency states its mission as: “ to lead the way in informing and protecting the public and responding to its insurance needs.” Madison, WI—Insurance Commissioner Ted Nickel is reminding consumers that there are two Affordable Care Act (ACA) deadlines […]

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Over 300 citizens bring conservation concerns to Madison, addressing groundwater, local control and frac sand mining

Over 300 citizens bring conservation concerns to Madison, addressing groundwater, local control and frac sand mining

By on February 12, 2014 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: Following is a submitted press release from the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters. Madison- Yesterday, hundreds of citizens representing nearly all of Wisconsin’s legislative districts met one-on-one with their state legislative offices in the Capitol. In the meetings with their state Representative and Senator, citizens asked them to protect groundwater supplies, stand up […]

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Madison College offers six-week farm business management classes beginning Feb. 11

Madison College offers six-week farm business management classes beginning Feb. 11

By on January 20, 2014 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments

Editor’s Note: The following press release was supplied by Madison College, along with this description of the institution: “Madison College serves more than 40,000 students throughout a 12-county district in south central Wisconsin, offering more than 140 diverse programs in technical training and liberal studies. The second-largest institution in the Wisconsin Technical College System, the college […]

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Life-threatening cold air continues to grip Wisconsin through Tuesday

Life-threatening cold air continues to grip Wisconsin through Tuesday

By on January 6, 2014 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: following is a press release: The Departments of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), Health Services (DHS) and ReadyWisconsin are teaming up to warn people about the upcoming bitter weather and precautions you and your family should take. Wisconsin needs to be ready for a dangerous blast of arctic air that will be moving […]

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Walworth County Sheriff’s Office: Phone maintenance scheduled; Update: All service restored

Walworth County Sheriff’s Office: Phone maintenance scheduled; Update: All service restored

By on December 30, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Sheriff’s Office Update:  USE THE REGULAR NON-EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER OF 262-741-4400 FOR ALL NON-EMERGENCY CALLS. On TUESDAY, December 31st, 2013, from 10:00am until approximately 2:00pm, the Walworth County Information Technology Department will be performing scheduled maintenance work on the telephone system.  During this period, the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office will not have our normal non-emergency […]

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