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At least one person has called it the Dutch Wal-Mart.

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  by Jamie Lee Rake The sales generated at Bargains Galore Thrift Store, 810 W. Main St., Waupun, bargainsgalorethirftstore.com benefit Central Wisconsin Christian School, a K-12 educational  facility tied to the Christian Reformed Church (CRC) denomination. Since that ecclesiastical body’s roots spring from Netherlander immigrants to the  U.S. though waggish, that nickname given to Bargains by a pastor from the ... Read More »

Bringing Hope and Healing to Haiti

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By Anne Pawlak When Anita Ahlborn graduated from Mid-State Technical College in 2010, she was thrilled to accept a job as a respiratory therapist at Langlade Hospital in Antigo. Finally, the single mother of three boys thought, I can settle down, make a living, and give my boys everything they had been lacking while I was in school. What she ... Read More »

Women Traveling Together – Best Travel Buds Ever!

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By Deb Dorshorst Let’s face it. Women really do travel better without their mates. At least that’s been my experience with men of the Midwestern persuasion. My husband’s idea of the perfect vacation is an elk hunt in the wilds of Wyoming, sleeping in an Army surplus tent and washing up by a gurgling stream in the Big Horns. I ... Read More »

Cliven Bundy: Revolutionary or Criminal?

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By Dennis Riley Within minutes of Cliven Bundy’s decision to tell us a few things about “the negro,” he pretty much fell off the national radar screen. The guys dressed in fatigues and carrying assault weapons continued to defend him as a patriot standing up against an oppressive federal government, but most of the rest of us decided that there ... Read More »

Jamming With Natty Nation: Get ready to have some fun this year, because headlining the 25th annual Energy Fair this year will be Natty Nation.

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With their unique blend of music, you’ll have a hard time standing still. Described as hard-roots rock reggae and dub, Natty Nation wants to spread positive vibrations. The Madison-based band was founded in 1995 after JAH Boogie and two others split from a more traditional group. “We wanted to do more rock, harder hitting, have a younger vibe,” Boogie said. ... Read More »

Comedian Jeremy ‘Jer-Dog’ Danley visits Amherst: The Landmark kicks off first Comedy Night with national headlining comedian

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Inspiration can come from anywhere. Just ask comedian Jeremy Danley, better known to audiences as Jer-Dog. Comedy clubs, colleges, casinos hotel lounges, neighborhood saloons, bikers bars, summer festival and private events, Jer-Dog has seen them all. More recently Jer-Dog has lent his comedic talents to “The Bob & Tom Show,” on Sirius-XM Satellite Radio and “The Stone & Double T ... Read More »

Bug In Car Show

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Fire up your old VW, MG, Triumph, Saab, or other import and head to the Napa Auto Parts store in Plover on June 7 for the second annual Bug In Car Show. According to event organizer Jolene Heiden—who owns River West Motor Werks with her husband, York—the show will award prizes for best in show and a few other categories. ... Read More »

Central Wisconsin Children’s Theatre Presents Peter Pan June 22-24

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Actor Victor Garber said, “Theatre demands different muscles and different aspects of one’s personality.” Central Wisconsin Children’s Theatre believes much the same thing. Central Wisconsin Children’s Theatre (CWCT) is a nonprofit organization based in Kronenwetter, Wis. It’s a community group that gives children of all ages a chance to use their talents and imagination to produce a show. CWCT believes ... Read More »

Live Green at the Energy Fair

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Each year the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) hosts its annual Energy Fair, transforming rural central Wisconsin into the global hot spot for renewable energy education. The Energy Fair brings more than 18,000 people from nearly every state in the U.S. and several countries around the world to learn, connect with others, and inspire them to take action at home. ... Read More »

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