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Vanquishing Addiction and Abuse


Mikel Jollett is an author, songwriter and musician whose memoir, “Hollywood Park” describes the roller-coaster ride of his childhood and his journey to overcome hardship.

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Getting A Second Chance


If given the opportunity to relive your life, would you take it?  That’s the surprising proposal one woman receives in “The Midnight Library”, bestselling author Matt Haig’s exploration of regret and optimism.

Guest column: Sex trafficking in south-central Wisconsin

By Sarah Yanke


January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and Hope House would like to take the opportunity to discuss sex trafficking and the fact that occurs not only in all five counties we serve, but throughout Wisconsin.

Your right to know: Remote access to meetings is not ideal

By Olivia Herken


As a local government reporter, I watch a lot of public meetings — from city councils and county boards, to criminal intake hearings and public listening sessions, to basically everything in-between.

It has not been a walk in the park.

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Survival, Alaskan Style


Given how the pandemic has left many feeling isolated, I debated the wisdom of recommending a book which mirrors those feelings.  On the other hand, reading about someone else’s trouble beats focusing on your own, especially when it comes in the form of good fiction.

Letters to the editor

Black Earth Library 



It has become increasingly apparent that the controversy over development, control and implementation of library policies has become a lose/lose situation.

Letters to the editor

Just two years since a record 14.3 inches of rain fell on Mazomanie, forcing me and my neighbors from our inundated homes, the Governor’s Taskforce on Climate Change has released a report with ideas for how Wisconsin can better prepare for extreme weather linked to climate change.


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