Category: Articles

These are samples of some of my newspaper articles.

United Nations rep meets with farmers in Brodhead

United Nations rep meets with farmers in Brodhead

Area sustainable farmers met with a representative of the United Nations at the Riemer Family Farm in Brodhead, Monday, July 24, to discuss the difficulties faced by small farms and to voice concerns and make recommendations for improving policies to help those competing with larger agricultural businesses. Because the United States farmer is a role…

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Brodhead has ties with influenza research

Brodhead has ties with influenza research

Dr. Ronaldean Pawlisch, a retired Brodhead veterinarian, knows firsthand about the notorious Type A influenza virus, H1N1, because he partnered with the nation’s top researchers on the subject at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the 1960s and 1970s. Dr. B.C. (Barney) Easterday of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine was the first on…

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Brodhead couple reaches Romanian people through broadcast ministry

Brodhead couple reaches Romanian people through broadcast ministry

Stefan and Doina Varo, rural Brodhead, fled Romania in 1982 and came to the United States with nothing more than the clothes on their backs and an extra change of clothes. Today, they are reaching out to the people of Romania and all of Europe through a nonprofit Christian broadcasting ministry. Through hard work and…

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Local ham operators enjoy hobby

Local ham operators enjoy hobby

Imagine talking to others all over the world at any time of the day. Imagine being able to assist others through Homeland Security or during weather-related emergencies. Imagine rescuing four adults and two children on a sinking vessel 90 miles off Miami in shark-infested waters while never leaving the comfort of your Brodhead home. Imagine…

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Charlie Scriven remembered: a story about how each life matters

Charlie Scriven remembered: a story about how each life matters

Some people come into our lives and leave imprints on our hearts, and we are never the same. To many in Brodhead, Charlie Scriven was such a man. When asked about Charlie, many volunteered the following praises: he was generous, kind-hearted, intelligent, hard working, proud, reliable, faithful, honest, self-sufficient, appreciative, and humorous. He also adored…

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Krahenbuhls go to Romania to encourage missionaries and teach cheesemaking

Krahenbuhls go to Romania to encourage missionaries and teach cheesemaking

Southern Romania is one of the poorer parts of one of the poorer nations in Europe. For Pastor Dan Krahenbuhl and his wife, Jennifer, visiting Bircii, Romania, was like stepping back into history 100 years, except for a sprinkling of modern conveniences. The Krahenbuhls, who have been leading the Monroe Bible Church for 14 years,…

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Brodhead family builds home using innovative straw-clay design

Brodhead family builds home using innovative straw-clay design

A Madison-based architect, Lou Host-Jablonski, is promoting a building technique that goes back millennia—straw and clay walls. Host-Jablonski once held a 700-year-old straw-clay mixture from a home in Germany that looked just as fresh as the straw-clay mixture used recently in a rural Brodhead home. Dr. Jonas Lee, a family practice physician at the Beloit…

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