After two years of rule, here’s what we’ve learned from Trump Republicans. Hypocrisy works. Profess Christian values, but worship a president who disdains them. Profess fiscal conservatism, but pass budgets that balloon the national debt. Tell people you are intelligent to counter your absur…

It came out of the circus city, Baraboo, where years ago a circus was born. Somehow about 50 young men from the high school raised their hands during a school photo-shoot on a courthouse steps when asked by a photographer to give a “high sign” or was it a “HI-sign” to their parents. Several …

It is hard to believe there was once a time when smoking inside of places like restaurants, hotels and sports venues was allowed. I can’t imagine walking into my favorite restaurant and being greeted by a cloud of cancer-causing smoke. This past July marked the 8th anniversary of the date Wi…

Wisconsin, we have a problem. A problem when the “Grand Old Party” legislature in Madison passes bills in a blatant bipartisan move to dilute the power of those elected in November to represent us. A move to keep us divided, with little concern for fair play or working together for all of Wi…

Once again we are at the end of another year and we all ask where did the year go? We had a lot of rain and along with that came all the flooding. Thankfully we did not lose any lives. We think we have it bad and then we see the wild fires out in California and we can say thank you that we d…

SAFE in Juneau County and the South Central Wisconsin Tobacco Free Coalition are encouraging Juneau County residents to commit or recommit to healthy, smoke-free lives by participating in the American Cancer Society’s 43rd Great American Smokeout event on Nov. 15, 2018.

Last Friday at a Mauston campaign stop, Leah Vukmir refused to address her position on the Managed Protection Program, an important insurance for dairy farmers. Even though she flatly avoided the question we learned quite a lot.

A political candidate who seeks election in an area where they have no local connections, Tony Kurtz is a serial carpetbagger. In 2014 he moved into the 2nd congressional district to run against Ron Kind. In 2017 he moved into the 50th district to run against Art Shrader.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Let’s go beyond raising awareness to taking action. The national theme this year is #1Thing. We each can do #1Thing to help prevent domestic violence. One person’s actions may seem insignificant, but together a community’s collective “one things”…

Donald Trump is not the first ethically and morally challenged womanizer to become United States President. But what is different this time is that the more he lies, the more he sidles up to brutal dictators, the more we learn about his tax dodging, and the more he demeans women, the more hi…

I have known Tony Kurtz for several years now. I am convinced that Tony will be a strong advocate for the people of the 50th Assembly District. He has been endorsed by your out-going Assemblyman, Ed Brooks. Tony is bright, energetic and works hard.

The United States is in a civil war tallying over 50 million fatalities of preborn citizens who are not allowed this nation’s basic constitutional right to life. Forefathers penned that all are created equal. If so, does that mean preborn citizens are not human persons? Is person-hood bestow…

I was born in Wisconsin 71 years ago. I was taught how to be "Wisconsin nice." Now, I don't know that there is an actual definition of "Wisconsin nice," but we all know what it means. It means that we avoid talking about unpleasant things because we don't want to upset people, we don't compl…

“We will protect our vital natural resources,” said Gov. Scott Walker, in his first inaugural speech. Then he gutted controls on huge livestock feedlots, high capacity wells, water quality, climate change, mining, and Foxconn.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who suffered losses from the flooding here in Elroy and all of the surrounding communities. A big thank you goes out to everyone who has stepped up to help support them by volunteering or through donations. The response has been tremendous. Let’s a…