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  • In 2024, remember that politics were ugly 100 years ago, too

    February 5th, 2024
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    Good grief! We are barely into the new year, and I am ready to go back to 2023 or leap ahead to 2025. Are we really in for an entire year of presidential election babble?

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    Private insurers insert profit-over-patient mentality into Medicare

    November 9th, 2023
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    By KAREN PARKER | County Line Publisher Emerita I met Dave Zweifel many years ago, at a Wisconsin Newspaper Association...

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    Does the Parents’ Rights Act ensure any new rights?

    October 12th, 2023
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    By KAREN PARKER County Line Publisher Emerita It has been a curious sight last week watching the House of Representatives...

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    Medicare Advantage reflects power insurance companies have over Congress

    September 28th, 2023
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    By KAREN PARKER County Line Publisher Emerita If you ever had any doubt about the power insurance companies have over...

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    Recalling the flood of 2018

    August 31st, 2023
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    If there is anything good about a flood, it does force a major house cleaning. This week marks five years since the flood of 2018 that swept through Ontario, built up steam, and continued on its way to the Wisconsin and the Mississippi, leaving behind a forever-changed landscape in the towns along the Kickapoo River.

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  • When will Wilton’s hotbed cool down?

    August 24th, 2023
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    By KAREN PARKER County Line Publisher Emerita Once in a while, just for kicks, I pull out one of the...

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    Republicans shouldn’t have defunded state Office of School Safety

    August 3rd, 2023
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    By KAREN PARKER County Line Publisher Emerita Last week, just for fun, I sat through a webinar from the Wisconsin...

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    We’ve entered a new era of fake news

    July 13th, 2023
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    Okay, dear readers. You may find this piece tedious, and you can skim it, but please, please, read to the end of this week’s column. Here it goes:

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    PBS’s ‘Wisconsin Pride’ is fascinating viewing

    June 8th, 2023
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    I wonder if somewhere in the great state of Wisconsin — if someone, anyone — remembered Kenneth Palmer on Memorial Day.

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    Could we become a news desert?

    May 18th, 2023
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    Okay, it wasn’t a huge surprise. There has been chatter for some years. But this week, the publisher of the La Crosse Tribune announced the newspaper will print only on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

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    Hemp mania has unhappy ending at local level

    April 20th, 2023
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    Although it certainly has not been fun for the area folks caught up in the “hemp mania” that infected our area over the past few years (see the County Line’s April 6 issue), at least it was something I could understand.

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