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Fanning Files

By Me I am just old enough to remember party lines. Not the political definition, but rather the sharing of one phone number by two or more different households. I can remember mom picking up the phone and saying something like “Ope” and having t...

 

Looking Back

70 Years Ago Week of Friday, November30, 1951 About 40 Cashton High School students met Monday to organize and formulate plans for a new drama and forensics club. A double attraction will be the feature of Cashton’s Welcome Theater. “Pistol...

 

Hanleys Helpful Hints

It was so nice to gather with family this past week for Thanksgiving. The desserts were wonderful as usual. Thanks, Jessica, for this week’s awesome recipe. The Ultimate Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars Crust: 3 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/3 cup brown suga...

 

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends, Next week this column returns to deer camp and then ice fishing but, so I could stay at deer camp, I am writing about what is one of the most important parts of my life. The older that...

 

Looking Back

70 Years Ago Week of Friday, November 9, 1951 The high school Eagles opened the 1951-52 basketball season with a hard fought 51 to 50 win over Hillsboro Monday. The Wisconsin Highway Department has scheduled a public hearing to cover the relocation o...

 

Life As I See It

Both of my great grandparents, John and Eliza McDonald, were born in County Wicklow, Ireland and came to the United States when they were children. They married, settled, and farmed in Lafayette County, WI. My grandmother, Marcella was one of their...

 

Hanley's Helpful Hints

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I was able to gather with family and we started sharing recipes. Thanks, Rita, for the great pot roast recipe idea. Mississippi Pot Roast 1 (3 pound) chuck roast 1/2 (12 oz.) jar pepperoncini 1 stick butter 1 (1 oz.)...

 

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends, Green Bay! Attempting to whack ducks. I love this place, since March I have fished it and caught my biggest walleye of 2021, fished it in my canoe twice and caught my second biggest...

 

Fanning Files

By Me The most difficult thing now, about recovering from knee replacement surgery, is finding enough comfortable positions in bed to get a functioning night’s sleep. For four nights straight, however, I thought I had it figured out – And just...

 

Looking Back

70 Years Ago Week of Friday, November 9, 1951 The Portland PTA will hod their member meeting Friday, Nov. 16. A Barber Shop Quartet will sing. Everyone is welcome. Playing the Cashton’s Welcome theater: “Father’s Little Dividend,” with...

 

Hanley's Helpful Hints

Creamy Bacon Hamburger Soup 1 pound ground beef 1/2 cup chopped onion 4 cups milk 3 cups cubed peeled potatoes, cooked 2 cans (10 3/4 oz. each) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted 2 cups sliced carrots, cooked 2 cups chopped celery Salt and...

 

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends, I recently returned from what was the longest adventure that I have gone on in years. My bow hunting, camping, canoe trip to Pepin and Buffalo Counties, Tiffany Bottoms was supposed to...

 

Fanning Files

By Me For the first time in years, I won’t be fiddling with burnt out bulbs, extension cords, and stringing Christmas lights in below freezing temperatures. It has become custom for me to put off hanging the outdoor lights until the last minute. Pa...

 

Looking Back

70 Years Ago Week of Friday, November 9, 1951 President Truman signed into law last week a bill that will raise the cost to mail a post card to 2 cents. It is part of an effort raise postal rates $117,000,000 and starts in January. The new township F...

 

Hanley helpful Hints

We recently got together with family and had the opportunity to visit and catch up with everyone we hadn’t seen in some time. During this time, we started sharing recipes. Thanks, Jan, for this week’s awesome recipe. Crock Pot Roast 1 beef roast...

 

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends, I am sitting at the driver's seat of The Chevy Hotel somewhere in Pepin County and I am writing this week's column. In the last 32-years I have never written this column on a computer...

 

Fanning Files

By Me For the past month Mrs. Me has been my chauffeur. Everywhere we go she is the pilot, and I am the passenger. It is quite a character change, and it is becoming clear she is not a fan. Normally, when we travel together, I drive, and she is more...

 

Looking Back

70 Years Ago Week of Friday, November 2, 1951 Funeral services were conducted Saturday for Cpl. Arlie O. Thompson, 26, who was killed in action in Korea. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Thompson of Cashton. Cpl. Francis B. Spaeth, 23, was killed...

 

Hanley's Helpful Hints

It won’t be long, and Thanksgiving will be here, it’s a great time to start planning your Thanksgiving menu. I found this great pie recipe in the October/November 2021 “allrecipes” magazine. I think it will have to be on our Thanksgiving Day...

 

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends, Last fall Michelle Chiaro who is an ICU nurse and a mother of four took part in her first bear hunt. This spring I was sitting with Michelle when she harvested her first turkey which...

 

Fanning Files

By Me I guess it will be a bit before I can drive… Over the weekend we decided to get the cars back in order. A couple of them had been parked in front of the house for close to three weeks to make room for the crew that was doing some concrete...

 

Looking Back

70 Years Ago Week of Friday, October 26, 1951 The senior class play “The Happier We’ll be,” a comedy in three acts, will be presented at the community hall Friday. The Town of Jefferson Monday offered a reward for information leading to the arr...

 

Life As I See It

We had already spent 2 hours working in the barn milking and feeding the cows. Now it was time to feed ourselves. Most “normal” people were just crawling out of bed. I looked down at the plate before me. This was the breakfast that was a...

 

Hanley's Helpful Hints

This week’s recipe will be a great after school treat for kids. I found it in the August/September 2021 “allrecipes” magazine. S’mores Energy Balls 1 cup crushed graham crackers 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/3 cup honey 1/3 cup chopped mini...

 

An Outdoorsman's Journal

Hello friends, So, fifty falls ago I saw the Meadow Valley Wildlife Area and The Necedah National Wildlife Refuge for the first time. These large tracts of public land are located for the most part...

 

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