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Back home, a more moderate Ryan
For the majority of Congressman Paul Ryan's town hall meeting in Milton, there wasn't a whole lot anyone — Democrat or Republican — could argue with.And that's been a successful strategy when he's back home.
Bunnies, chicks and airborne eggs
Bunnies, chicks and airborne eggs
The snow has melted and temperatures are warm enough to venture outside without worrying about frostbite. So this weekend, explore nature up close in Kansasville, watch thousands of eggs fall from the sky and hunt for them in Delavan, or cuddle up to...
Weekend offerings: Tattoos, waltz lessons and lots of burgers
Weekend offerings: Tattoos, waltz lessons and lots of burgers
Looking for something to do this weekend? Learn more about tattoos and body adornment in Whitewater, take waltz lessons in Twin Lakes, sample burgers at a Throwdown in Lake Geneva, or just have some fun with bingo in...
Maple Fest, chili cookoff, more on tap this weekend
Maple Fest, chili cookoff, more on tap this weekend
What are your plans this weekend? Check out the chili cook-off and dessert contest in Delavan, attend a family-friendly expo in East Troy, or get a taste of spring at Maple Fest in Lake Geneva.

Community Blogs

Helping hand aids mother with disabled son
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Help for woman distraught over missing husband, financial woes
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Helping hand lets cancer survivor focus on staying healthy
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Spring Prairie house owned by nurseryman
Spring Prairie house owned by nurseryman
The John and Margaret Bell house is located at 554 Spring Prairie Road in the town of Spring Prairie. It is just west of County Highway DD. The house was listed on the register of Wisconsin Historic Homes and the National Register of Historic Places...
Excellent farmland hallmark of this property
Excellent farmland hallmark of this property
Lauderdale Farms, located at 4726 County Highway A in the town of LaFayette, Section 6, has a sign near the driveway that reads “Sylvandale, 1908.”
  Farm's early owner built first smithy in county
Farm's early owner built first smithy in county
The Jones farm is located in Section 16 in the town of Linn on the north side of Linton Road. It is just west of the intersection with Zenda Road. Their barn quilt is called “Sunflower Star.”
Signs of a slow spring on the trail
Signs of a slow spring on the trail
Although a bit breezy last Tuesday was a very nice afternoon for a walk. Six of us hiked a short distance east on Sherwood Forest Rd to a berm on the left which we crossed. After hiking a bit farther we connected with the horse trail which we took to...
Hikers encounter ice, mud, sand and even geese on the trails
Hikers encounter ice, mud, sand and even geese on the trails
With temperatures in the twenties and a stiff wind five of us hike around Lake LaGrange last Tuesday. We used ice gripping foot gear which was helpful as a good share of the trail still was icy with a dusting of fresh snow from the night before. The...
Winter slowly receding on the Ice Age Trail
Winter slowly receding on the Ice Age Trail
Seven adventurers decided to walk counterclockwise around Lake LaGrange last Tuesday. The week before, this trail was difficult due to deep snow and ice or slush. This week we found that the snow had settled and that there was less slush so that...
Late winter's flight
Even in a season like this one, late winter brings its own beauty, particularly at sunset.
Video: U.S. Nationals Snow Sculpting Competition in Lake Geneva
Video: U.S. Nationals Snow Sculpting Competition in Lake Geneva
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Getting organized: Board regroups with three new members
The county board's 2014-'16 term is about to begin. Three new supervisors will be part of the 11-member board when it convenes April 15. Paul Yvarra will replace Jerry Grant, who announced his retirement after 16 years of service. Kathy Ingersoll, who...
A glimpse of 2050: Population, employment examined
Sometime between 1400 and 1600, according to scientist and author Jared Diamond, someone chopped down the last tree on Easter Island. The 63-square-mile island, best known for its giant stone statues, had been covered with trees when settlers first...
Sunshine week sheds light on government transparency
March 16 marks the official start of Sunshine Week. While we could all use a break from the frigid temperatures, unfortunately, Sunshine Week has nothing to do with weather. With the motto “Open government is good government,” the week is...

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