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 By Kim Tschudy    News    December 20, 2018

Jerry Apps Pens "Simple Things: Lessons from the Family Farm"

Jerry Apps latest book, Simple Things: Lessons from the Family Farm, delivers in wonderful small doses exactly what the title states. He dedicates the book to his parents, Herman and Eleanor Apps,...

 

Historical Marker Reinstalled at Primrose Lutheran Church

This past week, members of the Primrose Lutheran Church re-installed the Wisconsin Historical Marker which was originally installed in 1995. The years...

 
 By Kim Tschudy    News    November 8, 2018

The Women of the Vietnam War

This Veteran’s Day marks the 25th anniversary of the dedication of the Women’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The words of retired Admiral William...

 

Monticello Empty Stocking Fundraiser

Monticello has always been a community with a big heart. That big heart shined bright this past Saturday when the Wittenwyler brothers opened up...

 

Memories of School Days

This past Sunday, through the graciousness of Nan and Bob Rudd of rural New Glarus, memories, in some cases going back 80 years, came back to life as...

 
 By Kim Tschudy    News    April 12, 2018

Looking at History, "Letters from the Boys"

Tell a friend that you're reading a book by an economics professor, and the likely response will be along the lines of, "I'll bet that's a real page...

 
 By Kim Tschudy    News    April 5, 2018

Authors to Discuss Book at Swiss United Church of Christ New Glarus

The Swiss United Church of Christ in New Glarus is proud to invite the public to a very special author's talk on Thursday, April 26th, beginning at...

 
 By Kim Tschudy    Business    March 1, 2018

Rainbow Fleece Farm Celebrating Fortieth Anniversary

Farmers often have their own unique way keeping track of major events on their farms, "the year the barn burned, the drought year, the year we lost...

 
 By Kim Tschudy    News    January 4, 2018

New Glarus High School Student Pens Second Book

The words on the back cover of Alexys Strahm's second book, A Segregated Romance, immediately draw in the reader. "He said, Love is Colorblind. Three...

 

Dean Streiff Retires From Wilhelm Tell Play

"I tried to quit once, but they wouldn't let me!" When Dean Streiff says his last line, "the tyrants" as Werni The Hunter in this weekend's annual...

 
 By Kim Tschudy    News    July 20, 2017

"A Face for Every Name" Display in Monticello

They arrived early, one couple, three hours before the opening of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum/Wisconsin Public Television and Radio's joint...

 
 By Kim Tschudy    News    May 25, 2017

History of Decoration/Memorial Day

The last Monday in May each year is reserved for Memorial Day. But that message is lost on many people, and that is understandable. For a couple of we...

 
 By Kim Tschudy    News    May 11, 2017

Two of the Three Youngest Known Holocaust Survivors to Appear in Belleville

"I spent the first 14 years of my life as a child refugee. We lived in many countries until we came to the United States in 1948. We could not return...

 
 By Kim Tschudy    News    May 4, 2017

A Reflection on America's Last Day of the Vietnam War, April 30, 2017

Dear Genz-O-Matic, Made the late April trip today to visit your grave. It's been many years since the last stop. You wife, Be Thi, has now joined...

 

Willy Ruef's Legacy

What started as a two show, one year performance of the Heidi play, held in conjunction with New Glarus’ 120th Anniversary in 1965, turned into something much bigger by the time the second...

 
 By Kim Tschudy    News    March 9, 2017

The End of An Era: The Demolition of Swiss Lanes - Part 2

Correction for last week. Stated the downtown bowling alley burned in 1958-it should have been 1959. In list of area bowling alleys that have closed,...

 
 By Kim Tschudy    News    March 2, 2017

The End of An Era: The Demolition of Swiss Lanes

At night, as you drive through New Glarus on HWY 69, you feel that something isn't quite right. Then you notice something is missing. Something that...

 
 By Kim Tschudy    News    February 23, 2017

Vietnam War Hero Passes Away at 94

"There is something missing on this earth now that we've lost a great warrior, a great soldier, a great human being, and my best friend. They don't...

 
 By Kim Tschudy    News    January 19, 2017

Wisconsin Remembers - Winterfest Exhibit

The back of his sweatshirt stood out, as he looked at a panel on the Wisconsin Remembers exhibit that was presented this past weekend, during the New...

 
 By Kim Tschudy    News    January 12, 2017

Wisconsin Remembers: A Face For Every Name Display at Winterfest Weekend

The New Glarus, Wisconsin, Vietnam Veterans Chapter 3 is proud present the traveling exhibit, “Wisconsin Remembers: A Face For Every Name,” commemorating the 1,161 young Wisconsin men who lost...

 
 By Kim Tschudy    News    November 24, 2016

Sinking of the Carl D. Bradley

November 18, 2016. Sitting here at 5:30 p.m., the wind howls outside, beating on the storm window panes. What started as an unusually warm mid-November day quickly turned cold, with high winds...

 
 By Kim Tschudy    News    November 17, 2016

Learning the Lessons of History as They Relate to the Vietnam War

How often have you heard someone exclaim, “history is boring, history is dumb, why study stuff that happened a long time ago?” High school history was often taught by some big, strapping guy with...

 
 By Kim Tschudy    News    November 10, 2016

Traveling Wall in Madison

Singer-songwriter Joel Mabus says it all in his epic song, Touch A Name On The Wall. "Well, I guess you could call it our summer of freedom, the year...

 
 By Kim Tschudy    Community    July 28, 2016

Large Crowd Turns Out to Celebrate John Stenbroten's 90th Birthday

It is said that as people age they often get a bit forgetful about things that have happened in their long lives. John Stenbroten, who was feted at a...

 
 By Kim Tschudy    Community    July 14, 2016

Remembering Robbie Schneider

It all started with an ad in a Swiss newspaper, "Yodeler Wanted." At first glance you might think this was Match.com for Switzerland, and Heidi was...

 

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