Author Archive | Michael Martens

Getting ready to hit the road

In less than one week I’ll be on the open road touring the state by bicycle. For the 5th year in a row I’ll be a part of the group seeing the sights and experiencing the culture of Wisconsin the best way possible, by bicycle. This year’s ride, SAGBRAW, runs from August 1 – […]

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Strong Storms can pose risks to your pocketbook

Media release from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection: MADISON –The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection reminds storm and flooding victims to be careful who they hire to do any needed repairs. “In an emergency situation, consumers needing home repairs are more vulnerable to scams,” said Janet Jenkins, Administrator of […]

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Kickapoo Country Fair

In the heart of Wisconsin’s driftless area lies the nooks and crannies of the Kickapoo Valley.  Just east of the valley is the small community of La Farge. Home of Organic Valley Coop, the community is also the location for the 7th Annual Kickapoo Country Fair. From the website: ( Now in its seventh year, […]

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Getting on the bus for Virginia

Three buses loaded with 121 Scouts and adult leaders left the Samoset Council Service Center this morning on their 16 day adventure at the National Scout Jamboree. The Jamboree, held at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia is a quadrennial gathering of Scouts from around the Nation. Approximately 35,000 Scouts are expected to attend this year’s […]

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Filling in the Gaps

Wisconsin Public Radio is in the process of adding a new transmitter site to their stable of Ideas Network stations. WUWS in Ashland will replace the current low power 26 watt Ideas Network station broadcasting at 102.9 FM. The new station will have a 23,000 watt transmitter that will broadcast at 90.9 FM. According to […]

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