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The Time Is Now: Widowed stay-at-home mom finds comfort
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The Time is Now: Four-legged friend taught much about giving
I lost my best friend last year. He was someone that always made me smile and removed the stress after a long hard day. The way he smiled at me every time we did anything together helped me to forget the sometimes troubling things I would encounter in...
The Time is Now: Single mom working toward degree struggles with lupus
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Mystery Place: An early church served multiple purposes
Mystery Place: An early church served multiple purposes
St. James United Methodist Church is located just south of the East Troy village square. According to information that I obtained at the East Troy Historical Society, the church's first brick building was built in 1907. The group pledged $6,000 to...
Mystery Place: Before the music,  Alpine Valley was farmland
Mystery Place: Before the music, Alpine Valley was farmland
This week's column looks at a more recent venue that  mainly is in the town of Lafayette, although a small section of Alpine Valley Resort sits in the town of Spring Prairie. 
Mystery Place: Aldrich men served local, state government
Mystery Place: Aldrich men served local, state government
The 1857 plat map shows William Aldrich owning 400 acres in Section 35 in the town of Spring Prairie, but by  1873 those acres  had been divided. A.M. Aldrich is shown owning 240 acres and Wm. A. Aldrich 160 acres.
Weekly Walk: Breaking trail
Weekly Walk: Breaking trail
The Weekly Walks for March 14 and March 15,  2017 The  4 p.m. Tuesday hike, reported by Jake Gerlach: This evening, with about three inches of fresh snow on the ground, seven hikers...
Weekly Walk: Into the woods
Weekly Walk: Into the woods
The Weekly Walks for March 7 and March 8,  2017The  4 p.m. Tuesday hike,  reported by Jake Gerlach: When I arrived at the U.S. Highway 12 Ice Age Trail crossing, I noticed a new hiker and her...
Weekly Walk: A bit of the white stuff
Weekly Walk: A bit of the white stuff
The Weekly Walks for Feb. 28 and March 1,  2017 The  4 p.m. Tuesday hike,  reported by Jake Gerlach: Seven hikers and two dogs showed up for the scheduled hike on this Tuesday evening...

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Walworth County Government Today: Officer impersonations rare but real dangers
Some weeks I struggle to pick a topic to write about while other times an idea will jump right out at me. This week's column is an example of the latter that began with a conversation that I had with my 18 year-old daughter. Last month, we had the...
Walworth County Government Today: Making communities dementia-friendly
There is no easy way for me to say this, but we are getting old. The aging of the baby boomer generation is going to have a significant impact on our county. It was partly for this reason that I accepted an invitation to attend training aimed at...
Walworth County Government Today: Finding the right person to fill a vacant seat
My last column about Joe Schaefer prompted some great telephone calls. A number of former county board members checked in with their own memories of Joe to share. Joe passed away last month in his 43rd year of service on our board. While we are still...

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