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Fanning Files

By Me She was the sort of person you never dreaded seeing. Always with a smile on her face, even at work, and happy to see everyone. A long time ago, this cancer “survivor” walked in for a visit at work when I was still at Sparta. She was making...

 

Looking Back

70 Years Ago Week of Friday, May 16, 1952 M-sgt. Alfred Kirking, stationed in Florida, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kirking, was one of 2,100 ground, air and airborne personnel who watched an atomic bomb explosion. In a letter to Cashton he wrote,...

 

Hanley's Helpful Hints

This week’s recipe was found in the April/May 2022 “allrecipes” magazine. Chicken, Pepper, and Snap Pea Stir-Fry 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1-pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3/4-inch pieces 2...

 

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends, This week's column is about a very cool experience where I went with a friends advise but lost my information and completely winged it as to where to fish, camp, and enjoy life....

 

Fanning Files

By Me For a few years we had a garden in the back corner of the back yard. It wasn’t a large plot by any definition, but it started with a small strawberry patch and expanded slightly to accommodate a salsa garden that included tomatoes, hot... Full story

 

Looking Back

70 Years Ago Week of Friday, May 9, 1952 Melvina tool a 10-6 win over St. Mary’s in a 7-inning practice game at Melvina Sunday afternoon. The Little Giant, an Abbot & Costello movie, will be shown at the Cashton Welcome Theater tonight and...

 

Life As I See It…

It had been a restless night. Waking up during the night was not a custom for me. We had no clock at all in the room let alone a clock with glowing numbers. I was really in the dark. Finally, I heard mom’s voice waking the older kids for the...

 

Hanley's Helpful Hints

I can’t wait until strawberry season is here so I can try this new recipe I found in the April/May 2022 “Allrecipes” magazine. Strawberry Muffins 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup canola oil 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1-3/4 cups flour 1/2 cup sugar,...

 

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends, This week's column is about what is annually one of the best weekends of my year and that is when I turkey hunt with my 21-year-old daughter Selina Walters. Friday, April 29 High 41,...

 

Fanning Files

By Me You hold your child gently, carefully the first time you meet them. They are so small. They are smaller than you could ever have imagined. Then they cry, and you can’t figure out how to make it stop! You think to yourself, “Oh my God, how a...

 

Looking Back

70 Years Ago Week of Friday, May 2, 1952 Behind Kenny Hansen’s two-hit pitching, Cashton racked up another win in the M-V conference, blanking Norwalk Monday afternoon, 13-0. The Monroe County trout season will open Saturday at 10 a.m.. 60 Years...

 

Hanley's Helpful Hints

Belgian Waffle 1 envelope (2-1/4 teaspoons) active dry yeast 3 cups milk 3 large eggs, divided 3/4 cup unsalted butter (1-1/2 sticks) 1/2 cup sugar 1-1/2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons vanilla 4 cups flour Melt butter in a saucepan and let cool. Warm 1/4...

 

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends, If you are a farmer, work outside construction, or an outdoor writer, this spring has been a tough one to get the job done. Rain, snow, always a solid wind and an air temp consistently...

 

Fanning Files

By Me Growing up in my family, anyone who wanted to learn how to play an instrument could start taking lessons at the Sparta Music Center at the age of 12. This was the same age at which we were encouraged to take up an instrument for school band...

 

Looking Back

70 Years Ago Week of Friday, April 25, 1952 Two hundred thousand pounds of clothing was collected during the tenth national children’s clothing drive held last fall in Wisconsin schools. King and queen of the Cashton High School Junior Prom this...

 

Hanley's Helpful Hints

This week’s recipe was found in the “Allrecipes” April/May 2022 magazine. Nichole’s Pineapple Upside-Down Cake 1/2 cup unsalted butter (4 oz.), plus 1 cup, at room temperature 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar 7 (1/4 inch thic...

 

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends, This week I took part in Wisconsin's Youth Turkey Hunt! I spent about 48-hours with some very fun kids in Dodge County near Burnett on my good friends Rod Bensley and Wendy Vicks...

 

Fanning Files

By Me Stumbling around in the dark was fun when I was in high school, looking for a way out of the of an obscure hallway of the local haunted house. Getting back to my feet after a fall in those days didn’t require handles or a handy countertop as...

 

Looking Back

70 Years Ago Week of Friday, April 18, 1952 The final rehearsal for the entire cast of the “talented parents” variety show will be held Sunday afternoon, April 20, at the Cashton Community Hall. One of the worst snowfalls of the winter waited...

 

Hanley's Helpful Hints

Buttery Bubble Bread 1 package (1/4 oz.) active dry yeast 1 cup warm water (110 to 115 degrees) 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup shortening 1 large egg, room temperature 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 to 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided 6 tablespoons butter, melted...

 

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends, This week I have some very positive news mixed in with what at times was a difficult situation. Please read on for details of a pretty cool story. Back in 1981 I purchased my first gold...

 

Fanning Files

We had two of our favorite visitors last weekend. Our daughter, Two, and Arti made the trek to Cashton for a friend’s, son’s birthday party. As is typical, it was an action-packed weekend that included a softball game, an afternoon at the park...

 

Looking Back

70 Years Ago Week of Friday, April 11, 1952 A fairly good year for Wisconsin farmers - That’s the feeling of agricultural economists at the University of Wisconsin. Herr Louie and his Peerless Pals will provide music at the Easter Monday Dance to...

 

Hanley's Helpful Hints

Here is another great recipe from my daughter’s cookbook “Taste of Home Farmhouse Favorites”. Sloppy Joe Under A Bun 1-1/2 pounds ground beef 1 can (15 1/2 oz) sloppy joe sauce 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 2 cups biscuit/baking mix 2 large...

 

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends, This week's column is different and tells a heck of a story. It dates back to 1989 when I first started writing and was living in the Canadian bush while I was the camp manager at...

 

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