Opinion

With autumn in the parlor, it’s apple time in Wisconsin - although less so at my house. My yard is graced, if that’s the word, by two barren apple trees. I planted them about eight years ago, in a spot then suitably sunny. But as they grew and reached toward the sky, a pair of maples to the...
Community Members, The way we pay for public education in Wisconsin is changing. With state aid lagging, school districts are turning to local residents for additional resources to ensure they can provide the educational experiences their communities expect, and that our kids deserve. During this...
Last Thursday afternoon Sandy Strommen and I traveled to Kilkenny Farms Park in Waunakee to attend the Open Play and Capital Area Pickleball Association (CAPA) Annual Membership Meeting.  It was a lovely afternoon for play on well-designed, dedicated Pickleball courts: six  courts separated by low...
Dear Mount Horeb Area Community Members, Regular readers of the Mount Horeb Mail know about the increasing struggles school districts, including the Mount Horeb Area School District, are experiencing when attracting and retaining staff; maintaining programs; and paying for increasing costs. These...

Mike Berg, a farmer and truck driver who lives near Blanchardville in Lafayette County, discusses how winding roads in poor condition on the county’s eastern side hinder economic development in that area. Photo by Julian Emerson.

BLANCHARDVILLE – Dairy breakfasts are a revered summertime tradition across Wisconsin, an annual celebration and affirmation of the rural way of life in a state known as “America’s Dairyland.” But this year the popular dairy breakfast in Lafayette County, in Wisconsin’s southwest corner, was...
On behalf of the Mount Horeb Veterans Memorial Association, we would like to take this opportunity to thank SGT. Josh Jarvis for his help in arranging to have local law enforcement vehicles and the Mount Horeb Fire Department trucks escort the over 40 Wounded Veterans and First Responders...
The Mt. Horeb Pickleball group will be hosting two learning sessions if you would like to learn the basics of Pickleball and get on the courts and try it.  Come on Monday night, 9/19, 5:30pm or Saturday morning, 9/24, 10:00am to Viking Park (tennis courts behind the Middle School).  Each session...
I’ve been stunned recently when multiple people assumed that I actively use Facebook. “Do I look like the type of idiot who is wasting their life doing that?” I want to reply.  Sure, I’m an idiot. But I’m not that type of idiot. Sheesh.  Being confused, petty and incorrect are three things I do...
Dear editor,   On behalf of MOHOP (Mount Horeb Pickleball), I’d like to thank all the folks who came out to play, and the many new folks who came to watch our 2nd Annual Round Robin Tourney.  A big THANK YOU to the following key players in the Tourney’s success:  Todd & Karla Gundlach for...
The 2nd annual MOHOP Pickleball tournament is in the books. On Saturday, August 27, 18 pickleball players in two brackets battled it out for the championship. People came to watch, learn to play, and gather information.  I applaud the organizers, volunteers, and players for their sportsmanship,...

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