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Welcome to January

Welcome to 2021 and a new year of Voice of the River Valley! As we look forward to all of the possibilities a new year offers, we’re excited to announce an opportunity…

Bat Tracks in the Snow

By Mark E. Cupp A few years ago, southwestern Wisconsin experienced one of those good old-fashioned blizzards that I remember from my childhood. High winds, cold temperatures and lots of snow. The…

Tracking Your Past

When Aldo Leopold studied Wisconsin’s natural history, he often used the Wisconsin Historical Society collections, according to Matt Blessing, writing in the current issue of the Wisconsin Magazine of History. With in-person…

Living Well, Dying Well

As I write this on Dec. 12, vaccines for the COVID-19 virus are being put in boxes of deep cold storage and loaded onto airplanes to be flown to locations for distribution…

A Veteran’s Journey Home

By Steve Fuller “My confidence in you is total. Our cause is just! Now you must be the thunder and lightning of Desert Storm.” — General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, U.S. Commander-in-Chief U.S.…

Between the Lines

New year, new hope, new challenges and most important … fresh approaches to creativity. So where can you go to dream and create without judgment of others (or yourself!)? Join designers, artists,…

Driftless Dark Skies

So, it’s because of Rayleigh scattering. Visible light comes in lots of colors. Remember ROY G. BIV? Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet? Earth is enveloped by miles of atmosphere, and…

January Wind
Snowy fields of corn row stubble,Like a curry brush rubbed raw,Don’t tell how poor the crop;The seed and soil they done their job,Spent now like last year’s advance. Truth is we put…