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As I look out on Chequamegon Bay this morning from my typical writing spot at The Sandbar in Ashland, I see a gray day mirrored by a gray Bay.…

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We are getting into the middle of August now and for we crowd-watchers the signs we pay attention to are telling us something is up. Here in R…

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Last week, I watched the movie “Thirteen Lives,” which is the recently released dramatization of the 2018 rescue of 12 boys and their soccer c…

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In this place, we are We. We are part of each other, a current beneath the waves of visitors. We are a bright stream of humanity upon the edge…

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Several years ago, when I was the opinion page editor at another newspaper, I wrote a column about the surging success of American female athletes.

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We are getting into the latter part of summer now and some of us are thinking of coming up for air. Those of we oldsters – the grey-haired one…

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So, here’s my idea: ready? During the month of August find a time to make like a tourist … and sit. Just sit. Find somewhere in the hustly-bus…

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Last Saturday night – and then Sunday as well – dinner consisted of tomato sandwiches, sweet corn and chilled honeydew melon for dessert.

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This morning I enjoyed a bowl of fresh-picked red raspberries with a pouring of cold milk and a light sprinkling of sugar. Yes, local berries,…

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This week I had a crash course in planned obsolescence when our refrigerator stopped working. I consider our refrigerator to be brand new. Aft…

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In 2019, a Mason man went around traffic stopped at a construction barricade, drove along the shoulder of Highway 112 near Highway 2 and then …

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This morning when on our regular outing my daughter’s two dogs and I stepped into a nice, cool woods. We took our usual pause at the start for…

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Nine days before Christmas in 1911, a young Ashland mother asked a friend to take care of her 1-year-old daughter, then walked across town to …

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In the past two issues of the Ashland Daily Press, if you were so inclined to have read the stories, you saw that I had the good fortune of co…

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In 2020 I had the chance to build a home from scratch. Nothing fancy, my dream home is a simple two-bedroom 1,320-square-foot ranch on a slab …

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Why does the hourly news summary include the markets? Pick a cable news channel, a radio station, your digital media favorite. Every weekday, …

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Whole foods are foods that are as little processed or refined as possible and have no additives such as preservatives or artificial ingredient…

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This week our backyard house wrens finally returned, so now we have the action and bird-chatter of their regular comings and goings for much o…

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I was sitting in my office last week when one of the more unusual calls I’ve ever heard came across the police scanner.

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One day, a few years ago when he was small, my youngest son gave me a flower. It wasn’t any ordinary flower-giving. It was a great effort insp…

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As a lifelong pet owner, my heart aches a little bit every week when our two local animal-rescue organizations send me their pets of the week.

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