Perspectives

Wisconsin’s state tree, the sugar maple has a number of hats in the fire. In addition to providing sap to boil down to syrup or sugar, the tree feeds wildlife with the same liquid. Squirrels, birds, and deer all seem to sense this, maybe by the rising sugar full moon. Basketball tournaments and NBA...
110 Years Ago- Feb. 28, 1911 Henry Styer was in Sauk last Tuesday for a load of wagons, utilizing the splendid sleighing. Christ Froh hauled a couple of loads of fine cordwood last week from his place north of Blue Mounds. It was probably the first cordwood hauled through the village of Blue Mounds...
As NHN approaches the one-year anniversary of our active assistance in the community at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we as the Board of Directors have reflected on the many avenues of support that have brought our mission to life.  In that time, we’ve been blessed with financial...
We used to sleep high up in the trees, nestled among fragrant branches in the cool night air. Each evening we would ascend, far above the leopards and lions that so often devoured us below.  But with slumber comes paralysis. With paralysis comes the very real possibility of falling from the tree....
What has been going on in the Texas energy scene recently, is a symptom of a broken system. This system has been broken by deregulation and greed.  We need to re-regulate the utilities. We need to go back to doing Integrated Resource Planning on a state wide basis.  We need to begin to return to...
“Compared with a traditional lawn, a native garden is full of diverse living things,” said Susan Carpenter, Wisconsin Native Plant Gardener at the UW-Madison Arboretum. “As soon as you put in native plants, you will see more forms of life and activity in your yard.” Carpenter recently presented a...
Our state might abolish a law that most people have already broken. A decade ago it would have seemed radical. Today it seems almost quaint. And yet, petty politics, old grudges and fervent tribalism will surely make it difficult to come to an agreement about something on which most people actually...
Over the past few years, 55 counties throughout the state, representing over 80% of the people of Wisconsin, have overwhelmingly passed resolutions or referenda supporting nonpartisan redistricting. In the face of strong public support to end gerrymandering, Governor Evers created the People’s Map...
Young Life of Mount Horeb would like to thank the Mount Horeb Community Foundation for their continued financial support.  The funding awarded by the Community Foundation will be used to help reduce the cost of attending camp for teens in our community.  Young Life camps provide an unforgettable...
This is a  three-fold message.   First, a hearty thank you to all the snowplowers for keeping our roads safe the last couple of weeks. I have to travel every day for work and I appreciate your commitment.     Secondly, to the person in the SUV behind me on Tuesday morning, Jan. 26, shame on you.   ...

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