REEDSBURG—Concussions are a hot news topic, especially in relation to football. However, the rates in other sports, especially soccer and hockey, are nearly as high. Concussions don’t only occur in sports; anyone can get a concussion. They also happen in car accidents, on playgrounds, and at work.

“There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance; pray, love, remember. And there is pansies, that’s for thoughts.” — William ShakespeareIn another month, thoughts will turn to the garden. Some of us will start (or try to start) seeds indoors. It is not hard to do if you start at the right time.

During the early days of pioneer settlements, few people could be found within a reasonable traveling distance of each other. Not all of the early settlers were fortunate enough to have mates and some had to resort to “strategy” to accomplish that end.

“Every year it seems to me I hear complaints about spring. It is either “late” or “unusually cold,” “abnormally dry” or “fantastically wet,” for no one is ever willing to admit that there is no such thing as a normal spring.” — Thalassa CrussoThis time of year the All-American Selections pla…

There was a time when life was simpler, times were tougher and early pioneers had to make do with what they had or what they could make from the land they hoped to conquer. This was Baraboo and the area surrounding the newly settled village on the banks of the Baraboo River.

Wisconsin natives are bird lovers. Almost everyone I know feeds our feathered friends all winter and most feed all summer. Besides the black oil sunflower seeds — which most birds love — it is important to offer fats, as they need it for health. Fats are great for the birds and are vital for…

(BPT)—It’s only a matter of time now. Your little bundle of joy is on its way, and for the first time you are about to be a parent. Think you’re ready? Many people do and then the reality of parenthood strikes them. Remember your friends who said being a parent is nothing like they expected?…

David C. Reed, an early settler of what was to become the city of Reedsburg, arrived in the territory in 1847 and began buying land along the Baraboo River near a crossing which had been used by the Ho-Chunk people. Other settlers arrived during the ensuing years, and the little settlement b…

BARABOO—Knowing your family history is an important part of understanding who you are. Knowing your family health history can save your life. While your family is gathered to celebrate the holiday season, experts hope you’ll take time to talk about everyone’s health.