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Imagine you are a landowner. You love your property. You do not want Cardinal-Hickory Creek (CHC) high-voltage transmission lines and towers on your land.  But you have no choice.  Crews arrive and cut down your trees and clear-cut all the vegetation.  You are heartbroken and angry.  Later you...
Cowboy   One day, someone dumped a One day, someone dumped a puppy at the gate of a ranch in Oklahoma. The dirt leading to it was hard umber, snaked with tire tracks. On the fence to the right hung a large, orange “NO TRESPASSING” sign. Far in the distance, low white buildings housed people and...
Let me start by saying I am most grateful to the Mail and to Editor Matt Geiger for inviting me to start this monthly column.  I’m delighted, and look forward to seeing, dear readers, what we can explore together.  In this time of February, many of us can sense the days getting longer as they...
Another article in the Mt. Horeb Mail last week about fair maps and the gerrymander. I’d like to refer local readers to an editorial in the Wisconsin State Journal on February 3, 2022 describing how Democrats gerrymander in New York. With a mention of California, New Jersey, and Illinois. Maryland...
It’s a rarity. Next year’s kindergarten teacher to pupil ratio is so favorable that we will have extra space for students to “open enroll.” This would permit families outside of the Mount Horeb Area School District boundaries to begin their school experience with their class of 2035 graduating...
Southwest Dane Outreach/Nutrition would like to thank the Mt. Horeb Community Foundation for the generous grant of $1,500.00. This grant will be used to pay for postage to mail the monthly newsletters that are sent to about 280 seniors in our service area. The service area includes the Villages of...
Horse  shoes   “He rose and turned toward the lights of town. The tidepools bright as smelterpots among the dark rocks where the phosphorescent seacrabs clambered back. Passing through the salt grass he looked back. The horse had not moved. A ship’s light winked in the swells. The colt stood...
Sitting comfortably in front of our flickering woodstove on a bitter cold night, I marvel at the extraordinary and blessed life I’ve lived and continue to enjoy, not to mention the great luck of timing that ensured I am still here to talk about it.  Merely two weeks ago I suffered a serious heart...
“First the doctor told me the good news: I was going to have a disease named after me!” - Steve Martin My wife’s doctor told her not to clean the litter box when she was pregnant. He said doing so would expose her – and our unborn child – to a parasite that causes blindness and mental disabilities...

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