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    Hawk High Dairy hosts open barn

    Hawk High Dairy in rural Norwalk hosted an open barn Thursday.

    N-O-W names Falcon Five

    Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton Elementary School has named its Falcon Five winners for May. Students receive the award for modeling good behavior.

    Children take rides in Norwalk fire truck

    The Norwalk Public Library’s summer reading program, “Build A Better World,” started June 14 when 20 children took rides in the Norwalk Area Volunteer Fire Department fire truck. 

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  • Trust in government continues to stagnate

    June 22nd, 2017
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    Wow, maybe we shouldn’t celebrate the 4th of July. Consider this from Pew Research: The public’s trust in the federal government continues to be at historically low levels.

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    Social media’s ugliness could possibly lead to lawsuits

    June 16th, 2017
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    I sometimes wonder how much of my gray hair can be directly attributed to the hours of agony I have suffered from choosing to be the bearer of bad news.

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    Remember World War II veteran John F. Kennedy’s accomplishments this Memorial Day

    June 1st, 2017
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    On Monday, John F. Kennedy would have turned 100. I listened for a mention of his name in the Ontario Legion’s Memorial Day service, but it was not spoken. Did any World War II veteran other than JFK carve a larger niche in the wall of history?

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    Obituaries of yesteryear were more revealing

    May 25th, 2017
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    Once upon a time, when a community member died, the local newspaper editor would sit with the bereaved family and stitch together a detailed narrative of the deceased’s life.

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    Heed the fate of Kekoskee

    May 18th, 2017
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    Just one year prior to Ontario’s 2007 sesquicentennial celebration, the Wisconsin village of Kekoskee also celebrated its sesquicentennial.

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  • Could Ivanka identify with farm wives?

    May 11th, 2017
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    About 10 percent of the time I think my writing is at least okay, or mostly passable, and on the very rare occasion, it has a tiny flash of brilliance.

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    Do our anxiety levels match those of the Cold War?

    April 27th, 2017
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    My fellow Baby Boomers, let us gaze back to our youth when we stumbled through our days acutely aware that at any moment our little lives could be snuffed out by a nuclear holocaust.

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    Kickapoo Valley has many Janesville connections

    April 20th, 2017
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    When a radio announcement noted that a manhunt was on for Joseph Jakubowski, who had stolen multiple weapons from a gun shop in Janesville, I peered over the eggs and toast and commented to my husband, “Watch, this guy will show up in Vernon County.”

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    Wisconsin DNR magazine another victim of current political climate

    April 13th, 2017
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    “Wisconsin’s doing terribly. It’s in turmoil. The roads are a disaster because they don’t have any money to rebuild them."

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    Twitter and its outsized role in world affairs

    April 6th, 2017
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    Once upon a time, we assumed the end of the world would be triggered by some outrageous encroachment by a foreign enemy.

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    Line between satire and reality has blurred

    March 30th, 2017
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    Here are headlines plucked from the news of the past few years. Which ones are real and which are what we call fake news.

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