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An Outdoorsman's Journal

The Hunt for a Sturgeon Hello friends, This week I was over in Calumet County near Stockbridge, hunting sturgeon with a bunch of my friends on Lake Winnebago. As you may be aware, I suck at …

Hanley Helpful Hints

This week's recipe also came from my daughter's new cookbook "Baking with Mary Berry". This was a delicious breakfast treat we all enjoyed. French Pancakes 4 tablespoons butter, softened, plus …

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Lake Tomah/A Good Time Had by All Hello friends, This week's column is all about what can happen when good people pull together and try to do good things. I have mentioned that Kids and …

Single Vehicle Rollover

On February 4th, 2023 at approximately 1:30 AM the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office 911 Dispatch center received a report of a single vehicle rollover on US Highway 14 near S. Brookeville Road, in …

Hanley Helpful Hints

We made some frozen ravioli and wanted to have a sauce to go with it, so my daughter made this great sauce recipe. Enjoy! Ravioli Sauce 3 tablespoons salted butter 3 cloves garlic, …

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends, My good friend Rod Bensley of Burnett "Beaver Dam area" told me back in early June of 2021 that he had rectal and prostate cancer and would probably die by September. Rod owned and …

Life As I See It

Rats, Rats, Rats! It is gone again which forces me into becoming Columbo again. Trudging downstairs to the computer room was a nonproductive trip. I trudged back up telling myself it wasn't a useless …

Hanley Helpful Hints

I received an air fryer for Christmas and haven't had a chance to use it yet. I found this great recipe in the December/January 2023 "allrecipes" magazine. It sounds awesome and can't wait to try …

Hanley Helpful Hints

Yeastless Cinnamon Rolls For the Dough: 2 cups flour 3 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar 2 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 3/4 cup milk 3 …

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This week's cookie recipe came from the December/January 2023 "allrecipes" magazine. Half-And-Halfs 3 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, …

Life As I See it

Struggling through the deep snow only added to my misery.  It had been a long, rough day at Woodlawn Country School.  First of all, I struggled with the hectograph attempting to make some decent …

Hanley Helpful Hints

Christmas is just around the corner, so my daughter and I decided to make some gingerbread cookies. The recipe I used is from a St. Mary's Ridge cookbook I have had for years. This is actually …

Hanley Helpful Hints

Busy Day Soup 1 lb ground beef 1 packet onion soup mix 1 3/4 mixed frozen vegetables 5 cups water 1 28oz can diced tomatoes 1 1/2 cups macaroni noodles 1 beef bouillon cube 1 …

Life As I See It

Clap, clap, clap. Rub, rub, rub. Each time I clapped the erasers together, a puff of chalk dust floated into the air like a tiny cloud. It was my week to clap the erasers and I wanted to do a good …

Life As I See It

Clap, clap, clap. Rub, rub, rub. Each time I clapped the erasers together, a puff of chalk dust floated into the air like a tiny cloud. It was my week to clap the erasers and I wanted to do a good …

Hanley Helpful Hints

My daughter loves to try new recipes, and here is one such recipe. It may be a little time consuming/putsy but one great thing is that it is gluten free. Chocolate and Vanilla Macarons For the …

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This week's recipe comes from the June/July 2021 "Taste of Home" magazine. Baked Chicken and Zucchini 1 large egg 1 tablespoon water 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1 …

Life As I See It…

We both pushed our chair away from the table. Of course, we ate too much. But the discomfort was worth it. It isn’t every day that we have meat, potatoes, and gravy. What is better than slow cooked …

Looking Back

70 Years Ago Week of Friday, September 12, 1952 Senator Joe McCarthy won the Republican nomination for re-election to the senate with unexpected ease. Late enrollments are expected to …

Hanley's Helpful Hints

Cosmic Brownies Brownies 10 tablespoons unsalted butter 4 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon …

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