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Cheese Curd course challenges runners
New trail opening in Kinnickinnic State Park
Legion Baseball: Experienced Conway steps in as head coach
Former NFL QB to host Spring Valley camp
SCVBL: Pirates bats produce in win vs. Hager City
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Chickens come home to roost at Abode Gallery’s new “ANIMAL” art show
First-ever dual-sport motorcycle ride cruises into county
How country schools shaped America
Rockin’ on the river at Summerfest; mural contest winner announced
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TOWN OF MARTELL: 7/12/16 Town Board Meeting
PUBLIC NOTICE: Transportation Grant Application - Spring Valley Seniors
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: 7/12/16 Joint Review Board Meeting - re: TID 8
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: 7/6/16 Meeting Agenda
SUMMONS: Lake City Fed. Bank v. Kathleen E. McNay, et al. Case 16-CV-100
Robert Carl Heppner, 89
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Ronald Ferber, 77
Kathleen Vinehout column: Birth, life and death of a bad idea
Ron Kind column: Securing the future of Wisconsin Dairy
Kathleen Vinehout column: Audit raises questions about clean water protection
Bay City president explains village position on eminent domain issue
Kathleen Vinehout column: School funding hits home
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Dave Wood's Book Report, April 29, 2009
A wag of my acquaintance once said that word processors are ruining the art of biography. He explained that it's so easy to type on them (no carriage return, no worries of hyphenation, etc.), that "if Moses had one, there'd be 17 commandments rather than 10." In some ways it's true....
April 29, 2009 - 12:00am
April 22, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, April 22, 2009
As I've mentioned before, I love to read books that embrace a specific locale. In fact I got started reading when I was in high school and someone told me about Sinclair Lewis, a writer who grew up in a small town, like me.
April 22, 2009 - 12:00am
April 15, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, April 15, 2009
'They roused him with muffins -- they roused him with ice -- They roused him with mustard and cress -- They roused him with jam and judicious advice -- They set him conundrums to guess. When at length he sat up and was able to speak His sad story he offered to tell: And the...
April 15, 2009 - 12:00am
April 8, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, April 8, 2009
After graduating from Harvard, Sara Houghteling studied for her master's degree in fine arts at the University of Michigan, where she received a Fulbright Scholarship to Paris and one of Michigan's highest honors, the Avery Hopwood Award for novels. This bodes well for the young...
April 8, 2009 - 12:00am
March 18, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, March 18, 2009
Sports, restaurants and graphic novels make a variety of good reads. Baseball is getting underway, so for a behind-the-scenes look could I suggest "Under the March Sun: The Story of Spring Training," by Charles Fountain (Oxford University Press, $24.95)? Northeastern University...
March 18, 2009 - 7:39am
March 4, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, March 4, 2009
Award-winning Minnesota poet Larry Schug just sent me his new book, a gem called "Arrogant Bones,"(North Star Press, $12.95). Schug works at the College of St. Benedict, by St. John's University, where Sen. and poet Eugene McCarthy went to schools. Schug's down-to-earth, sardonic...
March 4, 2009 - 12:00am
February 25, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, Feb. 25, 2009
A new book sheds new light on a well-known historical educator. "Up from History: The Life of Booker T. Washington," by Robert J. Norell (Harvard University Press, $35) is a fine new look at a historical figure who has suffered a bad rap for too long. Booker T. Washington has taken...
February 25, 2009 - 10:50am
February 11, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, Feb. 11, 2009
I'm proud and happy to work for newspaper organizations who still believe it's important to publish news about books and the folks who write them. In the past few years I've gotten the impression that other newspapers consider books as little more than competition for their own...
February 11, 2009 - 12:00am
February 4, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, Feb. 4, 2009
Any who has ever dug into a fish dinner at Afton, Minnesota's Catfish Saloon, or licked an ice cream cone from the town's storied ice cream parlor will most certainly want to pick up a copy of "Death Row" ($17.99), by Hal Barnes, available in bookstores and through Lulu.com. And...
February 4, 2009 - 12:00am
January 28, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, Jan. 28, 2009
"Your Heart Belongs to Me," is not a sappy Tin Pan Alley lyric, but the title of a new thriller by Dean Koontz (Bantam, $27).
January 28, 2009 - 12:00am
January 21, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, Jan. 21, 2009
Several years ago, my friend novelist Carolyn See wrote a tell-all book about her family's century-long love affair with alcohol addiction, written with her usual literary flair. See is a fine California novelist ("Rhine Maidens," "Making History") who doesn't get enough attention...
January 21, 2009 - 12:00am
January 14, 2009
Dave Wood's Book Report, Jan. 14, 2009
Years ago, I saw a wonderful Twilight Zone episode in which a small time newspaper editor sold his soul to the devil in order to save his newspaper. The devil was played by Burgess Meredith, who arrives at the newspaper and tells the hero he is a linotype operator and would like to...
January 14, 2009 - 12:00am
January 7, 2009
Letter: He disputes police report published in Herald
TO THE EDITOR: To whom it may concern: I feel compelled as a parent to write this letter on behalf of my son Joe Hayes. First of all, the young lady who claims my son abducted her was really questioned by the Ellsworth Police Department in connection with theft of a 20-day-old...
January 7, 2009 - 12:00am
December 31, 2008
Dave Wood's Book Report, Dec. 31, 2008
Two talented upper Midwestern writers with ethnic interests headline today's book report. The first is by University of Wiscosnin-Superior poet and fiction writer Anthony Bukoski. It's a collection of short stories, Bukoski's fifth book, entitled "North of the Port" (Southern...
December 31, 2008 - 12:00am
December 24, 2008
Snow shovels in vogue after 3 storms in 5 days
If you're still looking for that perfect Christmas gift, try a snow shovel. Most of Wisconsin has had three snowstorms in the last five days.
December 24, 2008 - 9:00am