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Kyle Thompson was caught in an auger while working in a silo on October 25. He and his wife, Karlee, have three boys (above) and are awaiting the arrival of a fourth child. Photo contributed. 

Kyle Thompson is waiting for his “superhero leg” to arrive. He’s in good spirits, for someone who recently lost a limb, but he is anxious to get back to work on the farm he has called home his entire life.  “It’s hard to watch from the window,” he says. “I’m going a little stir crazy.” It was...

Photo by Matt Geiger.

Work on the $492 million Cardinal-Hickory Creek power transmission line continues locally despite an ongoing court battle over the project.  A federal judge on Friday at least temporarily blocked the line’s construction from crossing the Mississippi River where it was planned to bring wind-and...
“Kneadlessly Delicious” is the term Tisha Brown coined to describe the gluten-free (GF) and dairy-free baked goods she makes at Tisha’s Delicious Bakery, which she opened in January of 2021. Brown specializes in making artisan gluten-free (GF) and dairy-free (DF) breads, along with a “growing menu...
Do you ever ponder topics or ideas and find yourself scratching your head in wonder about what certain things mean or why things are the way they are? This column is intended to help explore some of those very issues, which may range from whimsical and uncanny to more serious and factual. This week...
911 Disconnect/Unintentional - 13 911 Open Line – 5 Accidents – 11 Accidents – 2 Property Damage – 7 With Injuries – 1 Citizen Report – 1 Adult Arrest – 1 A male reported that he had a seizure one hour earlier and wanted to go to the hospital. It was found that he had a warrant out for his arrest....
Judge William Conley of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin has issued a ruling blocking the Cardinal-Hickory Creek (CHC) transmission line project from crossing the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge.  The CHC project route approved by the Wisconsin...
“Don’t Look Up” is a new satirical film about the dysfunctional institutions and attitudes that impede collective action in the face of clear and present dangers. The film has racked up more than 300 million viewing hours since its debut on December 24th, making it the second most popular film of...
Thank you for support of PFLAG On behalf of the PFLAG Mt. Horeb Executive Board,  I  would like to extend  heartfelt  appreciation  to the Mount Horeb Community Foundation for awarding PFLAG a grant for continued education and outreach in the community in 2022. PFLAG Mount Horeb is a nonprofit...
Wisconsin’s new voting district maps are now in the hands of the Supreme Court of Wisconsin. You can let the court know we are watching and expect them to act in a nonpartisan manner when deciding which maps will determine representation in our state for the next decade. Come to the Fair Maps Rally...
More than two years have passed since my last foray of grocery shopping.  Since then, I’ve occasionally stopped at grocery stores for the likes of cat kibble, coffee beans and paper towels. But other than two trips to augment provisions for the past two Thanksgiving dinners, I last grocery shopped...

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