Lincoln and Douglas were made of sterner stuff

Take a deep breath. It’s just two more weeks until we march to the polls and bring a merciful end to those political attack ads and the even more tedious yard signs (please bring back the pink flamingos).

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    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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    Looking back on our 40th year, 1983–2023 (part two)

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    By KAREN PARKER County Line Publisher Emerita Forty years is a long time. Sadly, it’s long enough for most of...

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    Looking back on our 40th year, 1983–2023

    November 27th, 2023
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    By KAREN PARKER | County Line Publisher Emerita Certainly one of the things that has changed a lot over 40...

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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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    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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    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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