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No Birkie ski, but party still on
Exposition district garners support
Weather alters rink rally
Deadly U.S. heroin overdoses quadrupled in five years: study
‘Get the Lead Out’ campaign launches to address safe drinking water concerns
Prep Playoff Scoreboard - Feb. 24
Solon Springs girls win playoff opener
Spartans advance to sectional final (updated)
Tigers claim crown; Tecker gets 1,000
Tiger hoop teams notch wins
Free press still matters
County board gets back to work after hiatus
Duffy won't test his luck
Humor keeps you young
Public safety in good hands
Hilger Thank You
Oscar best actor race is tale of two opposites
Arsenio Hall drops defamation lawsuit against Sinead O’Connor
Ex-teen idol David Cassidy says he has dementia
From Poplar to Hollywood: Former Northland resident lands part on NBC TV show
Thimble dropped from Monopoly board game after getting a thumbs-down
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January 27, 2017
Alternate facts are the new baloney served up in the information age
My brother is a computer programmer by trade. He took to it more than 30 years ago like a nerd to comic book collecting. Writing long strings of binary code is effortless to him; his brain just works that way. Because he was born with this computer-like brain, he tends to think it's...
January 27, 2017 - 7:00am
August 30, 2016
Boys lend a hand in the garden
We spent most of the weekend gardening, and I’ve come to an important conclusion. Some people are born with green thumbs. Others, including the guys I live with, are simply all thumbs — and not a one of them is green. I needed help with mulching. I consider it a heavy task and...
August 30, 2016 - 7:00am
August 5, 2016
Make the most of your retirement
Those of us who reach retirement age are lucky. Ones like me (over 90 years old) have had unusually good luck. Some of you who have thanked me by e-mail, telephone or in person when we’ve met are partially responsible for my continuing to write these Superior Telegram columns. Thank...
August 5, 2016 - 7:00am
Counties best deliver services to veterans
Sen. Jon Erpenbach Veterans in Wisconsin need only to travel within their own county to have personal contact with another veteran helping navigate access to services. That office is the County Veterans Service Office, by statute a "bricks and mortar" office where a veteran can...
August 5, 2016 - 7:00am
August 2, 2016
Listening to needs of rural communities enlightening
Russ Feingold We know Wisconsin is strongest when people from every corner of our state have the opportunity to succeed in this economy. When we invest in technology, infrastructure and education resources we need to compete in a 21st century economy, Wisconsin workers, businesses...
August 2, 2016 - 7:00am
Misadventures with birds in the backyard
The world is going to the birds. Or at least my little corner of it is. And I think this is just… ducky. Nests surround me, sometimes in the most unexpected of places. But not always. We have a birdhouse in our backyard. We inherited it from the previous owners (humans, not avian)....
August 2, 2016 - 7:00am
July 26, 2016
‘Pokemon Go’ gets them off the couch
It’s all the rage and a cutting-edge craze — sweeping not only the nation, but the entire world. If you don’t have an inkling of understanding about what the verve is all about, chances are you’re aware of the buzz about "Pokemon Go." And, if you’re like me, you wish you...
July 26, 2016 - 7:00am
July 22, 2016
Where the election stands
Lee Hamilton The next few weeks in politics are a little like the All-Star break in baseball. With the Republican and Democratic national conventions upon us, it’s a good time to step back and assess this year’s election, which carries bad news for both parties. The Republicans...
July 22, 2016 - 7:00am
July 19, 2016
Sluggish victory for the hostas
Anyone who gardens grapples with the reality of pests. Most often, pests want to eat your garden before you get the chance to do so yourself. Or, they destroy the prettiness of plants by chewing holes in leaves and such. Pests are like a plague and a curse to gardeners everywhere....
July 19, 2016 - 7:00am
July 15, 2016
Legislature needs to focus on roads, families, schools
Janet Bewley People probably get tired of hearing me talk about how lucky we are to live in northern Wisconsin. In addition to the abundant natural beauty, the people who live here have more than their fair share of creativity, energy and general stick-to-itiveness. Last week, I...
July 15, 2016 - 7:00am
July 12, 2016
Some lawmakers still crave secrecy
Bill Lueders Last year on July 2, the state Legislature launched a sneak attack on Wisconsin’s open records law, effectively seeking to exempt legislators from its reach. That effort died following a huge public backlash. But some lawmakers, it’s clear, remain actively hostile...
July 12, 2016 - 7:00am
July 8, 2016
Voting should be easy for the eligible
Lee Hamilton The elections process is not usually grist for inflammatory rhetoric. But this year has been different. Republican Donald Trump labeled the GOP primary process “crooked.” Democrat Bernie Sanders suggested his party’s use of super-delegates made its nominating process...
July 8, 2016 - 7:00am
July 6, 2016
Strong vocational rehabilitation helps farmers succeed
Secretary Ray Allen June was Wisconsin Dairy Month, and it’s a great time to highlight the contributions of Wisconsin’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation on Wisconsin’s agriculture industry and Wisconsin’s workforce as a whole. In federal fiscal year 2015, the Workforce...
July 6, 2016 - 9:30am
Backyard concerto tribute to life
Jill Pertler The birds were going crazy with their twittering tweets, chirps and trills. The cooing of a mourning dove underscored the drumming of a lone woodpecker. It seemed each feathered friend was trying to outdo the other with its own solo and the sounds reverberated in a rowdy...
July 6, 2016 - 9:29am
July 1, 2016
Back in the days of the old outhouse
I don’t think I’ll ever forget the old outhouse. As a youngster, my first concern was "why is it so far from the house?" Still don’t know for sure, but I assume it was to keep odors away from the house and visitors. In the winter, when the weather was too bad to make the trip,...
July 1, 2016 - 7:00am