Well, it finally happened. I ran out of toilet paper and was left with a box of tissues sitting atop the empty roll in my bathroom.
Hello! I was able to take most of last week off to putter around the house and take care of some tasks that have gone undone for too long. The weather was great and I had a great time. I may even do it again.
Last week I drove through torrential downpour that led directly into a hailstorm. It was so bad at one point I was having trouble seeing the fog lines on Highway 70. So instead of driving around 60 mph, I was going about 30 mph through Daniels.
Even though we are in the middle of summer, a time when school should be at the farthest point away from our minds, there’s been a great deal of talk about what the school year will look like in the fall.
I WAS AT my desk in the Press office on Friday, July 3, when most of the staff had the day off. A knock at the door caught my attention so I answered it to discover it was Cal Rolstad.
If you believe the weather forecast, it looks like we will be in for another scorcher this weekend. Temperatures are slated to climb into the mid to upper 90s, with high humidity.
We are nearing Independence Day, the traditional midpoint of summer. Saturday marks the 244th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, a day traditionally filled with families, food, fun and fireworks.
Dear Editor, The Burnett Co. Sheriff’s Department Deputies, along with the Grantsburg, Siren and Webster Police Departments will be working with other Law Enforcement Agencies thru out Wisconsin June 22 – July 5th in the “Click It or Ticket” Campaign in efforts to promote seat belt use.
Full disclosure: I’ll admit I’m an older white guy and because of my life experiences have precious little to offer in the discourse underway about racial equality. Like many of you, I am trying to make sense of the changing times and adapt while remaining true to who I am.
Sunday is Father’s Day, a time to remember and honor the paterfamilias, father, the head of the household, pop, dad -- whatever his moniker at your house, Sunday is the day to pause and appreciate his contributions to who you are as a person.
Let us all take a moment to not be so serious and laugh. After all, laughter is the best medicine. Unless a doctor has advised you to take real medication, then by all means please continue taking that and this column can be a kind of
I hope you are enjoying summer and some respite from the cares of coronavirus and the national uproar for social justice after the death of George Floyd last month in Minneapolis.
It’s once again graduation season. The school year is coming to a formal close and even though this year has been far from normal, the rites of passage are once again upon us.
As we enter the second month of being on lockdown, there are signs that the extraordinary steps we have taken to isolate ourselves from the coronavirus are working. Rates of infection and death are down from the projections and flattening the curve worked.
Many of us have recently developed a renewed appreciation for the outdoors as we have found ways to keep our bodies active and minds calm during these unprecedented times. Despite all the uncertainty that we are facing, spring is still on our doorsteps, bringing with it the hope of greener t…
By several indications, it appears social distancing is helping to flatten the curve with the coronavirus. We should all be happy about this, but being socially distant to many may seem like the cure is worse than the disease, which is, of course, totally wrong.
Sunday is Easter, a time of celebration and renewal for Christians who mark the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Son of God. It’s one of the most sacred days on the Christian calendar and affirms the faith of followers of the promise of eternal life.
What a different world we’re in since our last article. Due to COVID-19, Interfaith Caregivers of Burnett County will temporarily suspend most services. These include giving rides, cutting, stacking and delivering firewood and picking up and delivering furniture. Our hope is this will not be…
During this time of COVID-19, I have decided against running photos of empty shelves and instead deciding to continue reporting the news and not attempting to sensationalize the events around us.
Social distancing is a little easier when your nearest neighbor is a mile down the road and there are fewer community centers or public playgrounds for all of us to easily congregate. But rural Wisconsin communities like ours are not immune from the spread of coronavirus.