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Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. Politics and civil commentary with community blogger John Eyster
John W. Eyster: Father's fight against heroin hits home
John W. Eyster: Father's fight against heroin hits home
A heroin epidemic has been sweeping the nation, and small Wisconsin towns are no exception, community blogger John W. Eyster writes.
John W. Eyster: The shocking murder of reporter James Foley
John W. Eyster: The shocking murder of reporter James Foley
Community blogger John W. Eyster considers the loss of war reporter and Marquette University alumnus James Foley, who was murdered by members of an Islamic State extremist group.
John W. Eyster: Only two choices in 15th state Senate race
John W. Eyster: Only two choices in 15th state Senate race
For community blogger John W. Eyster, the Democratic primary for the 15th state Senate race comes down to two choices. But which one deserves his vote?

Gen-X in J-ville

With community blogger Steve Knox
Steve Knox: When was the last time you hugged your child?
Steve Knox: When was the last time you hugged your child?
News of child abuse charges against NFL star Adrian Peterson has prompted community blogger Steve Knox to consider how we all treat our children.
Steve Knox: Could SHINE be the next Parker Pen?
Steve Knox: Could SHINE be the next Parker Pen?
Community blogger Steve Knox looks back fondly at the Parker Pen of his youth. Could SHINE, the medical-isotope manufacturer, bring that kind of presence back to Janesville?
Steve Knox: 25 years, gone in a flash
Steve Knox: 25 years, gone in a flash
Time flies. That fact is all too apparent for community blogger Steve Knox, whose 25th class reunion is fast approaching.

Glen Loyd videos

With community blogger Glen Loyd
Glen Loyd Videos: Swallows, nature's acrobats of the sky
Glen Loyd Videos: Swallows, nature's acrobats of the sky
Migrating swallows love making nests under the bridges of the Rock River. Here's a look at these acrobatic birds from video blogger Glen Loyd.
Glen Loyd Videos: Can animals talk? You decide
Glen Loyd Videos: Can animals talk? You decide
Can animals talk? These sandhill cranes sure seem to be able to, video blogger Glen Loyd writes.
Glen Loyd Videos: Everywhere, the young
Glen Loyd Videos: Everywhere, the young
In this video, the last of a series featuring Wisconsin author Bill Stokes, he reads a passage from "The River is Us" that ponders nature's youth.

Truly blessed

ALS patient James Martin shares his journey
James Martin: Want to give up your law license? Good luck
James Martin: Want to give up your law license? Good luck
It has been said that to leave a gang you must be beaten out. In order to leave the mafia you get a new set of designer shoes and a short one way boat trip. There is allegedly a hotel in California where once you check-in you can never check out.
James Martin: Church offers unique experience
James Martin: Church offers unique experience
The Congregation of The Great Spirit in Milwaukee mixes Catholicism and the traditions, language and culture of the Native American community, blogger James Martin writes.

Green Side Up

Garden talk with Gazette community blogger Janice Peterson
Janice Peterson: The good, the bad and the bumblebees
Janice Peterson: The good, the bad and the bumblebees
Healthy tomatoes, diseased impatiens and an abundance of bumblebees are among the highlights of Janice Peterson's garden this summer. How did your efforts do?
Janice Peterson: Jefferson embraced this 'poisonous' fruit
Janice Peterson: Jefferson embraced this 'poisonous' fruit
The Thomas Jefferson garden at Rotary Botanical Gardens has proven popular. Here's a look at community blogger Janice Peterson's favorite plants in the display.
Janice Peterson: Are you a planner or a plopper?
Janice Peterson: Are you a planner or a plopper?
There are two kinds of gardeners, blogger Janice Peterson writes. Planners create a well thought-out design and execute according to plans. Ploppers randomly throw plants in the ground. What kind are you?

Ask a Poultry Farmer

Advice from a man with sixty years of experience with chickens, turkeys and waterfowl. With community blogger Dale Wheelock.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Don't let winter cut off your egg supply
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Don't let winter cut off your egg supply
Winter is coming, and with it, the potential for lower egg production. Luckily, it's easy and cheap to fix by adding lights to your coop, poultry blogger Dale Wheelock writes.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: From broody hen to useful bird
Ask a Poultry Farmer: From broody hen to useful bird
Is your hen acting strangely? Making funny noises? Pecking at your hand? You probably have a broody hen, blogger Dale Wheelock writes. Here's how to turn that into an advantage.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: What it takes to raise a champ
Ask a Poultry Farmer: What it takes to raise a champ
What does it take to raise an award-winning bird? Beth Tallon follows her father, poultry blogger Dale Wheelock, at the Rock County 4-H Fair to find out.