Is Gow’s faux pas worth the uproar?

A faux pas, from the French, is defined as a socially awkward or tactless act, especially one that violates accepted social norms, standard customs, or the rules of etiquette.

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  • Small towns, too, have become hyperpartisan

    May 9th, 2019
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    Yes, even small towns have not escaped from the country’s partisan politics and the nearly uncontrolled anger we exhibit toward one another.

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    Norwalk will mark 125 years

    May 2nd, 2019
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    In a recent conversation with Opie Degenhardt, he mentioned that along with this year’s Norwalk Lions Club tractor pull, the village of Norwalk will mark its 125th anniversary.

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    We are no longer living in the age of Gaylord Nelson

    April 25th, 2019
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    Even epic disasters like the August 2018 floods have a bright side, I guess. One occurred last week, when, when the furniture from Ontario’s Palen Park was removed from the slimy grasp of the Kickapoo.

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    The Ontario Community Hall deserves better than demolition

    April 11th, 2019
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    O ne of my favorite stories I gathered when writing the history book on the Ontario Community Hall last year was that of Orv Collins.

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    When crowds convened in Tomah to criticize public policy

    April 3rd, 2019
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    I woke with a start this morning from a colorful dream wherein my husband and I were duking it out over politics.

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  • Were measles, mumps and rubella good for the Baby Boomers?

    March 28th, 2019
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    “My vision for Kentucky is to be the undisputed center of engineering and manufacturing in America,” says that state’s governor, Matt Bevin, on his website.

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    A primer on detecting fake news

    March 21st, 2019
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    I chuckled the other day while listening to a media expert on Wisconsin Public Radio note that a news item that Pope Francis had endorsed Donald Trump (not true) in the 2016 election was liked by 39 million people and shared by 31 million.

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    What is United Co-op’s interest in our communities?

    March 14th, 2019
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    A t one point, I never thought the day would come when I would say, “I miss Paul Stekel.”

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    Ontario has a story to tell

    March 7th, 2019
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    Like my mind, the County Line’s cloud storage is overloaded.

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    Is Robert Kraft case ‘overblown’?

    February 28th, 2019
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    I was lounging in my living room Sunday, watching S.E. Cupp on CNN (just in case you think I never listen to conservatives) when she commented that she thought the Robert

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    A look at the new, proposed federal budget

    February 21st, 2019
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    After writing in last week’s column about the 87-page federal budget from 1809, I wondered about the 2019 budget.

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