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By Me So, I became naughty grandpa a couple of weekends ago and it about broke my heart. We were all gathered at the house I grew up in – My brother and sister-in-law live there now. All my siblings from California to New Jersey, and most of their...

 

Working Together to Get Wisconsin Working

As the calendar turns from 2021 to 2022, I want to take a moment and reflect on some of the important work we’re doing to help unite our communities and ignite our economy. The budget we passed earlier this year invests in our future. I am proud to...

 

Fanning Files

By Me There have been countless books written on how to raise a child. While they all offer information that could be valuable to parents, I view them more as suggestions. It’s one thing to study a book for ideas on parenting. It is quite another...

 

Fanning Files

By Me With all the warm blessings of this time of year can bring, “holidays” often translates to family. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, or whatever one’s traditions are as the year winds down and we turn to another page in the...

 

Fanning Files

By Me A picture sits on a shelf at work. When I look up from my desk it makes Me smile. It hasn’t been there long, and it wasn’t intended to be there at all. When our daughter (Two) sent a collage of pictures of our grandson playing with his new...

 

Fanning Files

By Me We’ve undoubtedly all done it. Wishing things could be like they used to be. Wishing life could be like it was 20, 50, or even 70 years ago, when everything was simpler, everyone was happier, and there wasn’t so much to worry about....

 

Fanning Files

By Me As I sat and watched the snow fall and the banks pile up, a memory popped into my head from my childhood. Like so many old thoughts retrieved and rewound from the depths of my gray matter, I was not sure how old I was. It seems as though a lot...

 

Fanning Files

By Me It sure didn’t take long for Facebook to become an ugly place again, but I am thankful the reasons I joined originally are the first things that pop up on my news feed when I check it. I am also grateful that I am having a hard time, most...

 

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor The attempt by President Donald Trump and his allies to discredit elections in Wisconsin and other battleground states poses a threat to our democracy. President Trump called Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger an...

 

Fanning Files

By Me With temperatures Saturday and Sunday that stayed mostly in the 70’s, the weekend’s weather was of the sort that is begged outdoor participation in… anything outdoors. Mrs. Me and Me settled on accepting the invitation, deciding to spend...

 

Fanning Files

By Me Artimus Charles, our grandson, came for a visit this past weekend. His mom and dad are busy packing for a move from Baraboo to Whitewater, and we offered to take him off their hands for a couple of days to give them more free time to fill...

 

Fanning Files

By Me Mrs. Me recently underwent two carpal tunnel surgeries and was healing up nicely. Then, as some of you might already know, she fractured a bone in her elbow. Over the past couple of weekends, attending a few graduation parties and being out...

 

Fanning Files

By Me It is always interesting to look back in old issues of the Cashton Record. It is fascinating to see how much has changed, and how much hasn’t. The price of bananas, for instance, has not changed that much in the past two decades. However,...

 
 By Paul Fanning    Editorial    July 8, 2020

Fanning Files

By Me An old friend stopped in last week when I was out of the office, and I wish I would have been there. He stayed and visited for about an hour, Mrs. Me said, with his daughter who was chauffeur for the day. I didn’t get to see him, and...

 
 By Paul Fanning    Editorial    July 1, 2020

Fanning Files

By Me Wouldn’t it be interesting to learn about the history of our country from all perspectives? All of the great things, and all of the not so great things we have accomplished. How much different would my views be if the history books,...

 

Fanning Files

By Me We should be listening... Random thoughts – • I watched Bugs Bunny growing up. I’ll admit, I don’t understand taking away Elmer Fud’s rifle, or Yosemite Sam’s pistols. But have...

 

Fanning Files

By Me When we moved from Sparta to Cashton in 2000, we rented a small dumpster to declutter and throw away a lot of stuff. Digging through boxes of old school worksheets, clothes, and “things...

 

Fanning Files

By Me “Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.” -- Alex Haley Add to that cookies, and it’s not hard to understand why grandparents become so important...

 
 By Paul Fanning    Editorial    June 3, 2020

Fanning Files

By Me Sunday, we drove down to Baraboo to visit our grandson. Of course, we were looking forward to seeing his mom and dad too. Our grandson, Artimus Charles, named in memory of his grandfather (his d...

 
 By Paul Fanning    Editorial    May 27, 2020

Fanning Files

By Me We observed Memorial Day this past weekend. It is one of the most meaningful holidays we have in our country, but behind the scenes there are soldiers who struggle with surviving. So, the question becomes after Memorial Day, now what? A few...

 
 By Paul Fanning    Editorial    May 20, 2020

Fanning Files

By Me Anyone wondering how we are viewed across the country, this is who we are. There is nothing misleading about these headlines. It’s pretty much how it went down. Washington Post Headline: After Wisconsin court ruling, crowds liberated and thir...

 
 By Paul Fanning    Editorial    May 13, 2020

Fanning Files

By Me When it rains on Mother’s Day, some say it is happy tears pouring down from heaven from mothers who are looking down and watching. How I used to measure how successful I was at picking out just the right gift for my wife…How much did she...

 
 By Paul Fanning    Editorial    May 6, 2020

Fanning Files

By Me Friday was the first lawn mowing of the year for Me. The old mower started up surprisingly easy, making Me think, for a moment, “Something bad is going to happen.” Luckily, it didn’t. Early in the year, when the trees and shrubs are...

 

Fanning Files

By Me I tugged and pulled. Eventually the thick patch of weeds in the flower bed began to pull away from the fabric liner beneath. As I continued on my knees to pull, I was thankful the mass of unwanted growth was clinging to itself, locked together...

 

Fanning Files

By Me It has been about one month since Mrs. Me and Me hopped on the bike and went for a ride. We’ve been waiting ever since for cycle weather to return so we can go again. Sure, it’s only April and, sure, there have been a few bikers spotted...

 

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