COLUMN: Musings of a Simple Country Man

Hobie Morris

Clate Linger ‘s Frozen Ear: Chillin’ Stories From the Past

by Hobie Morris

Life ain’t about how fast you run, or high you can climb, it’s about how well you bounce—Country Wisdom.

The recent historic Arctic cold producing , bone rattling polar conditions arrive like an uninvited guest who stayed too long! […]

COLUMN: Musings of a Simple Country Man

Hobie Morris

The Ice Age

“When the days lengthen, the cold strengthens.” – Old farm wisdom

My beautiful and pioneering wife Lois and I have had many ice recollections in our 38 years of off the grid living in the hills of Brookfield. Since we don’t have a conventional sink drain for our gray […]

COLUMN: A Confederate Yankee

COLUMN: A Confederate Yankee

Trump needs to think about impacts of words, actions

The nation has endured a year of Donald J. Trump. Barely. A carefully-scripted SOTU speech, read from a teleprompter by a man who could not, by the wildest stretch, write, was loudly praised by equally inept supporters. It was filled with half-truths […]

LETTER: Thanks helpers and customers

Thanks helpers and customers

To the Editor:

We would like to take a moment to thank all our customers for another fantastic season. Thank you all for sharing with us the memories you make while visiting the farm – from friendly snowball fights to kids and dogs romping through the fields, we enjoy watching your […]

Dairy farmers left behind again

Dairy Farmers Are Left Behind Again

Arden Tewksbury, Pro-Ag

According to many officials in Washington DC, the economy in the United States is really taking off. This may be true. Maybe millions of people will be benefiting from the new tax bill. However, who is being left behind?

I don’t hear anything from DC from […]

COLUMN: The Human Condition

All sexual harassment isn’t created equal

If you hate all men, move along; there’s nothing to see here.

I was born and raised in a male-dominated, military family in rural and sparsely populated northern Minnesota. My mom was a ‘single’ (sort of), working mother before it was trendy or generally became the utmost necessity. My […]

LETTER: Would like to see tobacco pulled from shelves

To the Editor:

I am a member of Reality Check, a group that works to reduce youth exposure to tobacco marketing in stores and on screen. I am in eighth grade.

I am writing to you because I don’t think its right for tobacco to be sold or at least not have […]

LETTER: Responds to coverage of sexual harassment allegations

To the Editor: This letter is in response to the articles covering the sexual harassment allegations made against men in the media and government throughout the United States. To all males living in this country, I issue a collective statement: enough already. Who are you to impose your sexual desires on someone because they did […]

COLUMN: From here and back again

Jim Coufal

Progressivism II: What progressives believe

Part I looked at what Republicans believe and indicated that there are several such beliefs that progressives can agree with. These are, (1) our constitution must be honored, upheld, and valued, (2) leaders should serve people, not special interests, (3) paychecks should not be wasted on […]

LETTER: Thanks participants, volunteers for annual holiday party

Pictured from left are Oneida County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Gregory Pflieger, Oneida County Sheriff Rob Maciol, state Senator Joe Griffo and Councilman Fritz Scherz.

To the Editor:

Many heartfelt thanks to everyone (volunteers and attendees) that helped make my eighth annual holiday party for town of Verona residents Dec. […]

A Cow Barn’s Musical Christmas Story

Hobie Morris

The old wooden barn was silent and dark. Snow lay on its roof and clothed the landscape. It was Christmas Eve. It was the night before Christmas when all through the cow barn not a creature was stirring except for the mice. The cats looked asleep but with one eye always open. […]

LETTER: Tenney must disavow Roy Moore and RNC support in 2018

To the Editor:

Last night, the Republican National Committee reentered the Alabama special Senate election in order to support the candidacy of accused child molester, Roy Moore. Moore has been accused by multiple women of sexually assaulting them, including one victim who was 14 years old when Moore molested her. In light of the RNC’s […]