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    N-O-W showcases cultural diversity

    The Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton School District hosted its annual Community Night, an event designed to bring cultures together, on Monday.

    Ontario bar under new management

    If you like your steak fresh from the meat plant, then you might want to stop by the Wildcat Mountain Bar and Grill in Ontario, where steak, taters and salad now are available anytime.

    Walker stops in Kendall

    Gov. Scott Walker talks with constituent Friday during a stop at the Kendall Depot. He and state Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett visited the village to discuss tourism.

  • Archives

  • Of cats and infrastructure

    April 28th, 2016
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    Last week was a good week for cats, but not so great for those pesky infrastructure issues that simply will not go away no matter how we wish they would.

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    Concerns over money in politics straddle the political divide

    April 14th, 2016
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    If Donald Trump is not named the Republican nominee for president, he promises us that a regular old donnybrook will occur at the convention in Cleveland.

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    Wisconsin has brief moment in media spotlight

    April 6th, 2016
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    That giant sucking sound you heard Wednesday was the sudden departure of people leaving the state.

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    Moving to the Kickapoo Valley was the right decision

    March 30th, 2016
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    I announced to my daughters over the Easter holiday that this week is significant in our family’s history.

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    We should encourage, not condemn immigrants

    March 24th, 2016
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    One of the best lines in a movie surely must be near the end of “The Big Short,” when a main character considers the ravages of the 2008 recession and says, “I have a feeling, in a few years, people are going to be doing what they always do when the economy tanks. They will be blaming immigrants and poor people.”

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  • Bout with flu leads to immersion in 2016 election

    March 16th, 2016
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    Allow me, your elderly and very wise newspaper editor, to offer some advice. As winter fades into spring and March roars in, do not say to yourself, “Oh, heck, I got this far without a flu shot. Why bother now?”

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    Investigative reporting needed more than ever this election season

    March 2nd, 2016
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    Here at this yappy little local rag, we do not pretend to move in the same circles as the major daily newspapers. But we could not avoid a bit of chest thumping when the movie “Spotlight” walked away with the Oscar for Best Picture of the Year on Sunday evening.

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    Snowmobile trails the result of much effort, coordination

    February 18th, 2016
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    Not many people would wait two years for a date with me. Two minutes would probably be enough for most folks. Some would argue that two seconds ought to be more than adequate.

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    Is this election cycle the wackiest in our nation’s history?

    February 10th, 2016
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    For the first time in my life, I find myself envying the national media. Ah, what it must be like to wake up in the morning and wonder what absurdity will come about.

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    Will it become easier to privatize Wisconsin’s water supply?

    February 3rd, 2016
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    I have been thinking that perhaps it is time to launch a new regular column. Perhaps we could call it “Latest Dumb Idea from Madison” or “You Won’t Believe What They’re Up to Now.”

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