18 pages have the tag District

  • Why Art?

    Last edited: 04/17/2018

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    Summary “Art has the power to fill spaces in our souls that nothing else can,” said Alan Nugent, owner of Abode Art Gallery in Stockholm. I recently had an opportunity to learn about art and its impact on Wisconsin.
    Body Why Art? “Art has the power to fill spaces in our souls that nothing else can,” said Alan Nugent, owner of Abode Art Gallery in Stockholm. I recently had an opportunity to learn about art and its impact on Wisconsin. “Art has the power to transpo...
  • /news/columns/2015/enjoying-thanksgiving-on-the-farm/
    Summary Tundra Swans arrived Friday. These magnificent birds spend a brief time in Buffalo County on their way from the tundra of Canada and Alaska to their wintering grounds on the East Coast.
    Body Enjoying Thanksgiving on the Farm Tundra Swans arrived Friday.   These magnificent birds spend a brief time in Buffalo County on their way from the tundra of Canada and Alaska to their wintering grounds on the East Coast.   The brilliant, whit...
  • Art Mirrors our Environment

    Last edited: 04/17/2018

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    Summary Stockholm is a picturesque Mississippi River town of 66 individuals (not counting the dogs and cats) that swells by many hundreds on art fair day.
    Body Art Mirrors our Environment “If you came to Stockholm today, you came up or over a river,” musician Julie Patchouli told the folks gathered at the 42nd Annual Art Fair. The musical group, known by Julie’s last name, began a rousing river song as p...
  • /news/columns/2016/playing-nice-in-the-sandbox-and-the-river/
    Summary Friends of the Black River gathered to talk with boat owners about river use. Some felt big boats had taken over the river.
    Body Playing Nice in the Sandbox and the River “People are being driven off the river,” Sue told Black River area residents. “My kids can’t dive off the dock with the big boats. … It didn’t used to be this way. We could all get along - kayakers, canoer...
  • /news/press-releases/2016/statement-from-senator-vinehout-related-to-flooding-in-buffalo-county/
    Summary ... If you suffered property damage, take time to document the damage with photos. People should call their local insurance agent and dial 211 to report all damage. It is important to call and report all damage regardless of how minor.
    Body August 11, 2016 Statement from Senator Vinehout Related to Flooding in Buffalo County Please be aware that flooding from the recent storms created widespread damage. If you suffered property damage, take time to document the damage with photos. Peo...
  • /news/columns/2015/county-fairs-time-for-creativity-and-critters-friends-and-family/
    Summary County fairs have a deep tradition in our state. Thousands of families, FFA members, 4-Hers and other youth poured their time, energy, talent and creativity into projects exhibited at Wisconsin’s many county fairs.
    Body County Fairs: Time for Creativity and Critters, Friends and Family “We were working on a peach pie at 11:00 pm last night,” a 4-H mom whispered. “We were working on brownies at 2:00 am,” said another mom who overhead the conversation. We were out...
  • /news/columns/2014/county-fairs-competition-critters-and-community/
    Summary It’s county fair-time.
    Body County Fairs: Competition, Critters and Community “I haven’t seen you in at least 20 years,” the rural Ettrick women exclaimed as she shook the older man’s hand. “Catching up with friends is a great part of the county fair,” she leaned over and to...
  • Enjoy 100 Miles of Christmas

    Last edited: 03/21/2018

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    Summary “It’s the holidays,” the Buffalo County man told me. “It’s time to enjoy all we have here.” This farmer will be joining many others who take time to travel the Great River Road during the Holiday Season.
    Body Enjoy 100 Miles of Christmas “It’s the holidays,” the Buffalo County man told me. “It’s time to enjoy all we have here.” This farmer will be joining many others who take time to travel the Great River Road during the Holiday Season. Communities a...
  • When Good People Disagree

    Last edited: 03/21/2018

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    Summary “We want to protect our religious convictions against modern technology and preserve the Heritage our Forefathers handed down on us and our children,” the man from Springfield Township recently wrote me.
    Body ​When Good People DisagreeThe Case of the Amish and State Building Codes “We want to protect our religious convictions against modern technology and preserve the Heritage our Forefathers handed down on us and our children,” the man from Springfield ...
  • /news/columns/2013/art-fairs-serve-up-a-slice-of-wisconsin/
    Summary Wisconsin has over 215 art fairs. The diversity and creativity is limited only by Wisconsin ingenuity which I’ve decided is limitless!
    Body Art Fairs Serve Up a Slice of Wisconsin! When I asked my sister about a cake for her birthday, she smiled and said, “I’d rather have pie … and art.” So we sat down to blueberry pie and then headed off to an art fair. Wisconsin has over 215 art fa...
  • /news/columns/2013/school-play-gives-january-a-dramatic-sparkle/
    Summary “What I remember most about high school was our school play,” the nearly seventy-year-old rural Ettrick woman reminisced.
    Body School Play Gives January a Dramatic Sparkle “What I remember most about high school was our school play,” the nearly seventy-year-old rural Ettrick woman reminisced. “The play was what we talked about at our 50th school reunion. We all laughed an...
  • See You at the Fair!

    Last edited: 03/21/2018

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    Summary Across Wisconsin folks are picking the best of the flowers, quilts and corn stalks. Youngsters are whipping up tasty treats from scratch. Teens are washing cattle, training horses, and arranging flowers
    Body See You at the Fair! ​The rain and wind didn’t stop Elaine from coming to the Trempealeau County Fair. She brought the quilt she and her 90-year-old mother finished together. “It’s special to me,” she told me. “I want to show it off!” Across Wisco...
  • /news/columns/2013/fairgoers-express-views-on-money-in-politics/
    Summary “Corporations are not people…People in corporations already get a vote and a chance to speak out just like the rest of us. Giving corporations a vote and a chance to speak out means those people are getting two votes. That’s not fair
    Body “Corporations are not people,” the Black River Falls woman told me. “People in corporations already get a vote and a chance to speak out just like the rest of us. Giving corporations a vote and a chance to speak out means those people are getting two...
  • /news/columns/2013/arcadia-faces-realities-of-small-government/
    Summary People were friendly but anxious. They’d come to a meeting with local leaders to learn about protecting Arcadia from flooding
    Body Arcadia Faces Realities of ‘Small Government’ People were friendly but anxious. They’d come to a meeting with local leaders to learn about protecting Arcadia from flooding. Arcadia is nestled in a beautiful valley. Water from the surrounding hill...
  • /news/columns/2017/conversations-at-the-county-fairs/
    Summary I love county fairs. I love the sights, sounds, smells and the tastes of the fair. Moreover, I love all the people. Adorable little kids wander around with snow cones. Grandparents catch up on family news. Hardworking 4-Hers show cattle, cakes and co...
    Body Conversations at the County Fairs I love county fairs. I love the sights, sounds, smells and the tastes of the fair. Moreover, I love all the people. Adorable little kids wander around with snow cones. Grandparents catch up on family news. Hardworki...
  • /news/columns/2016/our-county-fair-is-a-celebration-of-how-we-all-work-together/
    Summary “The Demolition Derby is ON!” a fair organizer told folks in the commercial building. “We have a three or four hour window in the weather and we are going to run the show.” Cars and trucks lined up for two miles waiting to get to the show.
    Body Our County Fair is a Celebration of How We All Work Together “The Demolition Derby is ON!” a fair organizer told folks in the commercial building. “We have a three or four hour window in the weather and we are going to run the show.” Cars and trucks...
  • /news/columns/2016/the-best-idea-for-a-bill-comes-from-you/
    Summary December begins a brief time of calm in the Capitol. But behind the scenes, lawmakers are working on new legislation. In the next few weeks I will be drafting bills to introduce in January. I am looking for your ideas!
    Body The Best Idea for a Bill Comes from You! “Where do you get ideas for bills?” a woman at a café recently asked me. “The best ideas for bills come from people like you,” I told her. December begins a brief time of calm in the Capitol. But behind the...
  • /news/columns/2016/christmas-eve-music-and-fun-from-our-valley-to-your-radio/
    Summary Looking for a homegrown Holiday treat for Christmas Eve? Look no further than your radio for a special holiday performance from Wisconsin’s beautiful west coast.
    Body Christmas Eve Music and Fun from Our Valley to Your Radio Looking for a homegrown Holiday treat for Christmas Eve? Look no further than your radio for a special holiday performance from Wisconsin’s beautiful west coast. Big River Radio Wave’s Chris...