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 By Kim Tschudy    News    April 30, 2020

The Fall of South Vietnam

As has become rote, a nearly every year in late April trip was recently made to Oak Grove Cemetery at Tomah, Wisconsin. This yearly Sunday trip always brings with it memories of that last Thursday...

 

Monticello Historical Society Learns the History of the Monticello Livestock Sales Barn

Last Monday night, members of the Monticello Area Historical Society and the public were treated to an excellent program presented by Jim McNeill,...

 

December 1944

The holiday season was about to begin across much of the world. A time for joyous family dinners, platters of lovingly prepared holiday foods, including those ethnic delicacies often prepared and...

 

The Empty Chair, Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 1944

For the third year in a row, the extended family gathered for their traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Cousins, aunts, and uncles always looked forward to, and treasured, this special day. And as it...

 

November 11, 1944

Seventy five years ago this week, November 5th-12th changed the course of WWII. Momentum was beginning to swing toward an Allied victory, bringing to an end a war that had torn Europe apart since...

 

Gifts That Foster Hope

What do you get when you mix the Apparitions Motorcycle Club with Green County Human Services? There no doubt are numerous answers to the question. The correct answer is a hand up to helping out...

 

Reunion Held at Meadow Valley School

This past Friday, students of the Meadow Valley School, several miles southwest of New Glarus, gathered for a reunion in their old school house. Like...

 
 By Kim Tschudy    News    August 15, 2019

Bradley Presented "We Gotta Get Out of This Place"

Madison Vietnam veteran, Doug Bradley, did a presentation on his book We Gotta Get Out Of This Place, that he co-authored with Craig Werner. Their book, which won the 2015 Rolling Stone’s Best...

 
 By Kim Tschudy    News    July 25, 2019

Heavy Bombers Weekend in Southern Wisconsin

If the skies over southern Wisconsin seemed a bit more noisy than usual, and non-typical airplanes flying over southern Wisconsin this past weekend,...

 
 By Kim Tschudy    Community    July 18, 2019

Freitag Farm Sesquicentennial

Over the past two centuries, many words have been spoken and written about the Wisconsin Territory describing the land we call home. Eloquent and...

 
 By Kim Tschudy    News    June 27, 2019

Apparitions MC Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Waking up early on Saturday morning, taking a 5:30 a.m. peek out the east front door at the just-rising sun and feeling a gentle breeze, you immediate...

 
 By Kim Tschudy    Community    June 13, 2019

Apparitions MC to Celebrate 50 Years

"Because they are made right here in Wisconsin!" That's the answer you get when you ask the members of the Apparitions Motorcycle Club, based in...

 
 By Kim Tschudy    News    June 6, 2019

Memories of MATC Downtown Campus

As I read the page one article in this morning’s Wisconsin State Journal, “After 98 years, it’s farewell,” pertaining to the closing of the downtown MATC campus, I was reminded of a line from...

 
 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...

 

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