Regional

Wed
02
Dec

Flambeau hires sales manager


(Submitted photo)

Karl Swee has joined Flambeau as territory sales manager for western Wisconsin, Minnesota, the Dakotas and Montana.

Swee is based out of the Twin Cities. He will focus on attracting new customers and serving current clients.

“I look forward to the opportunity to bring quality new business to Flambeau,” Swee said in a statement.

Wed
02
Dec

Historical Society acquires Baraboo train depot


(Sauk County Historical Society photo)

Baraboo’s historic train depot is now part of the Sauk County Historical Society.

On Oct. 23, the family of Gordon and Ann Glorch, including children Sally Glorch, Susan Elieff, and Gordon Glorch and grandchildren and great grandchildren, turned over ownership to the nonprofit.

Wed
02
Dec

Sauk County GardenerL Houseplants for low light

“There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments.” — Janet Kilburn Phillips

Wed
02
Dec

Naturally Speaking: Snowflakes on fern fronds


(Jerry Davis photo)

Real snowflakes make interesting additions to winter holiday cards but they don’t show well piled atop one another.

Green is one color the works well to highlight flakes, but a flat, green surface is uncommon during winter unless an object is brought outside.

Fri
27
Nov

UW starts new beef education program

The Wisconsin Beef Special Edition virtual series will begin Dec. 8.

It will start at 7 p.m. with a presentation followed by a question-and-answer session until 8:30 p.m. on Zoom. The featured topics will be estimating hay needs and budget decision tools for heifer enterprises.

Fri
27
Nov

Sauk County Gardener: Thanksgiving or Christmas cactus – which is it?

“Life is tough, my darling, but so are you.” — Stephanie Bennett-Henry

Fri
27
Nov

Naturally speaking: Snow on bark fungus


A white paint-like fungus growing on red cedar bark. (Photo by Jerry Davis)

Why the excitement about finding something uncommon, for the first time?

So uncommon is Dendrothele nivosa, it doesn’t have a common name. If one were to be made up, it might be snow on the bark, or splattered paint fungus.

Fri
27
Nov

Back Home with Chris Hardie: Once upon a time, schools dotted countryside

Travel along any country roads in Wisconsin and one is bound to come across a vestige of education from days gone by.

Wed
18
Nov

Sauk County passes budget with minimal reduction for residents

Sauk County residents won’t see much of a break on their tax bill for next year. However, their property values are also expected to go up.

Wed
18
Nov

Make plans for safe Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving will be different this year because COVID-19 is spreading out of control.

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