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Museum Notes

The annual Wild West Days festival in Viroqua is coming up soon, on August 19 and 20.  The Vernon County Historical Society will again have a display inside the bank building in the Boomtown on …

Hanley Helpful Hints

My daughter is a fan of Harry Potter and she came across "The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook".  This recipe sounds interesting. Boiled Potatoes with Herb Vinaigrette 3 pounds small …

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends, I had two very interesting experiences last week, one was bad, the other was very good. First the bad, I got an infection in my left thumb that spread to my hand and arm and by …

Life As I See it

Silence had settled over the kitchen like a pall over a casket.  No words were spoken as each person was lost in their own thoughts.  Forks scraping over the plate and coffee slurped from …

Hanley Helpful Hints

Zucchini Cream Cheese Pasta 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 small to medium sized zucchini, diced 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon parsley  1/2 cup …

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends,   This week I can say I am living on the edge of crazy.  Last night my editor, Selina Walters told me that she had to move my deadline up 4 days. I decided to do my …

Hanley Helpful Hints

Butter Pecan Cake Mix Cookies 2 large eggs (room temperature) 1/2 cup canola oil 1 box Butter Pecan cake mix (15.25 oz.) 1 cup chopped pecans 1 cup milk chocolate English …

An Outdoorsman's Journal

This week I have the material for 5 stories, and I have to put it into one so I have to be short on everything I write. Last week I backpacked a section of The Ice Age Trail in Taylor County near Rib …

Hanley Helpful Hints

This past weekend I was able to get together with a group of friends. We always enjoy laughing, catching up, and of course eating.  A friend of mine made an awesome bagel dip and I just had to …

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends, This week I found the perfect place for you to explore if you would like to do a day hike or multiday trek with a backpack. Read on to get the scoop! This would be one of those …

Hanley Helpful Hints

Snickerdoodle Coffee Cake 1/2 cup butter 2 cups sugar 2 eggs, separated 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 cups flour 2 level teaspoons baking powder 1 cup milk Topping: …

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends, A man would be a fool to admit in front of friends and his wife at a party that the happiest he is in a years’ time is when he is at deer camp and on an annual fly in …

Hanley Helpful Hints

6 slices bacon, diced 6 potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/2 teaspoon celery seed 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon minced parsley 1/8 teaspoon paprika …

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends, If you are talking about family traditions I have one for you. Back in 1982 my Dad the late Robert Walters, my brother Mike Walters, our family friend Elmer Schlief and myself did …

Hanley Helpful Hints

Taco Stuffed Shells 16 jumbo pasta shells 1 pound ground beef 1 package taco seasoning mix 1 cup water 1 (16 oz) can refried beans 1 to 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese …

Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello everyone,   This week I, Selina, am taking over the column to fill you all in with recent life updates and new developments in my education/professional development. Today my Dad flew …

Renovation Completion

Hanley Helpful Hints

Magic Chocolate Pudding 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup flour 1/3 cup cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 tablespoons butter, melted, plus extra for greasing 2 …

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends, One year ago today, I lost my best friend, future wife as well as fishing, gardening, and hunting partner Michelle Chiaro to a Sepsis infection which was undiagnosed and took her …

Farming is in our DNA

Agriculture continues to grow and evolve. Sixteen and twenty four row corn planters have largely replaced the old four and six row planter. The majority of our state’s hay crop is no longer …

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