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    Falcon grapplers send team, individuals to sectionals

    The 2016–17 season continues to be a seminal year for the Brookwood wrestling team, as the Falcons are headed to the team sectional for the second time in school history after winning Saturday’s regional at Royall.

    Brookwood boys basketball suffers back-to-back losses

    Despite a strong 56–33 win over Hillsboro last week, the Brookwood boys basketball team suffered tough losses to Bangor and Westby on opposite ends of the weekend.

    Nelson, Falcons finish sweep of Royall

    Scenic Bluffs Conference scoring leader Allyson Nelson led all scorers with 22 in last week’s 63–35 win over Royall.

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  • Preventing pollution shouldn’t be partisan issue

    February 9th, 2017
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    The first water pollution control act in Wisconsin was the 1862 Slaughterhouse Offal Act, which banned the dumping of slaughterhouse waste in surface waters.

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    Business, science clashed during ‘Silent Spring’ era

    February 1st, 2017
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    Scientists estimate there are 1.4 billion bugs for every human on the earth, and, in aggregate, they outweigh the human population 70:1.

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    Politics isn’t a spectator sport

    January 25th, 2017
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    If nothing else, those millions of marchers on Saturday alerted us to the possibility that the public may be (at last) coming to the realization that politics and government are more than a spectator sport.

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    During the strife of inauguration, peruse a seed catalog

    January 20th, 2017
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    In the midst of all this doom and gloom, what shows up in my mailbox but the full-color, 146-page Baker Creek Heirloom Seed catalog.

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    Legal notices’ role in government transparency

    January 12th, 2017
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    Put it on my tombstone: “The one thing that drove her crazy was battling with governments over legal notices.”

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  • Remember Glenn Beck?

    January 6th, 2017
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    It would have been smarter and certainly far more pleasant had I spent my time off last week slathered in sunscreen and wasting away in Margaritaville.

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    Let’s insist on civility

    December 15th, 2016
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    All of us know the classic dilemma faced by the husband whose wife says to him, “Does this dress make me look fat?”

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    State-park management could limit access to the have nots

    December 8th, 2016
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    O ne would hardly expect that Tennessee, not usually thought of as a progressive state like Wisconsin, would adopt a policy of no-admission fee to its state parks.

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    Village Gunsmith in Kendall doing fundraiser for troops

    November 23rd, 2016
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    It’s Thanksgiving, and what’s a better time to give a hats off to a local business that saw a problem and decided to do something about it?

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    Elections prove nothing stays the same

    November 17th, 2016
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    I awoke on Nov. 7, 1968, to the news that Richard Nixon had won the presidency. I don’t know why, but I distinctly recall saying to no one in particular that it was an epic disaster and that a country with this evil man at the helm would come to no good.

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