Perspectives

To the editor,   Mount Horeb Landmarks Foundation’s annual Pie Auction and Social is now history and we are so thankful for all the support shown for the Foundation.  Even though the evening turned out to be rainy people still came out for the brats and to place bids for the donated pies that were...
One winter night, I fell asleep on the couch. When I woke up to go to bed, I first went into the garage to make sure the light there was off. This is part of being a responsible homeowner.  What’s NOT part of being a responsible homeowner is groggily slapping the garage door opener on your way back...
Greetings! I know I always tend to write about the spicy stuff, well this month I want to share a dessert recipe and a bit of history about a very popular and delicious dessert. It is called Ras-Malai. Ras means syrup and Malai means cream. Now, how can we go wrong with these ingredients, right? ...
Autumn ivy, as with all the other growth forms of poison ivy, is still “poisonous.”  The leaves on the vine form are becoming weathered and worn, tattered and torn, and just plain old this deciduous plant, which is its way of saying autumn’s beginning. The leaflets of the plant’s trifoliate leaves...
When I was little, my parents used to stay up late with their friends, drinking wine and watching the fireflies zip across the dark fields below as they talked about very important, very grown up topics. I would catch snippets of their conversations from the top of the stairs or through my bedroom...
We are naturally a hopeful people. It’s one of the qualities of this community I appreciate most. Not that many weeks ago, we had every reason to feel renewed optimism. Our vaccination rate was among the best in the country. We saw precipitous declines in the numbers of Covid cases,...
One morning, I helped dig a wolf’s grave. We stood around,  taking turns with the shovel. At first, there was something exciting about it. But soon, the novelty wore off.  Most people dig holes for plants, little divots in the earth out of which they hope new life will grow skyward in the warm...
Pokeweed is not a familiar plant unless the song lyrics from Poke salad Annie  ring a bell. The names vary, as well as the spellings, of this native plant. Poke salad, poke sallet, inkberry, scoke, and pigeonberry are some. Uses vary, too, from medicine, food, dye, ink, wine colorant and many...
For such a small community, we send more students to Badger Boys and Girls State to get the “Experience of a Lifetime” than many very large cities.  We have been very fortunate to receive financial assistance for next year’s students from the Mount Horeb Community Foundation (money was returned...
A lot of you are not happy about your utility bills right now. A recent community post had several comments from area residents expressing anger and shock at their bills. Some wondered if rates have gone up. Now, I’m not aware of any rate increases, and I’ll be sure to report them if I ever catch...

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