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Senior Accounting and Information Systems Student Grace Olson

Double major, 3.5 years, debt free and hired before graduation — How’d she do that?

Denise Olson, Journalist, UW-Eau Claire April 30, 2023

If you ask senior accounting and information systems student Grace Olson how she managed to complete a double major in under four years and will graduate with a job in hand and no loan debt to pay, she...

Bill Barth is the former Editor of the Beloit Daily News, and a member of the Wisconsin Newspaper Hall of Fame.

Sunshine, fresh air and lessons about life

Bill Barth, Contributor April 16, 2023

Feel that? It’s the sun. Warm. Beckoning. Hopeful with the promise of renewal. Then again, as they say, hope is a lousy strategy. Yet here I am, anticipating another season of golf, eager to feel...

Back Home by Chris Hardie

Cut down a notch

Chris Hardie, Journalist April 5, 2023

Experience is the teacher of all things. These words from Julius Caesar proved all too true recently when I tackled what I thought would be a simple task on the farm. The job at hand was to remove a...

UW-Green Bay students, faculty, staff and community members called to be a part of the solution

UW-Green Bay announces new Literacy Initiative to improve reading rates across the region

March 13, 2023

UW-Green Bay students, faculty, staff and community members called to be a part of the solution Green Bay, WI — In a continued effort to meet regional needs and address community challenges, UW-Green...

Kiel High School in Kiel, Wisconsin is shown on June 2, 2022. It was among several named targets of bomb threats in Kiel in spring 2022. The final bomb threat came with an ultimatum: Drop an investigation into the alleged bullying of a transgender student or much of Kiel would face violence. The school board abruptly closed the investigation. (Lianne Milton for Wisconsin Watch)

Tired of turmoil, Kiel residents rebuke far-right school officials

Mario Koran, Journalist February 26, 2023

Two members subsequently resigned from the Kiel Area School District board, returning the usually seven-member body to a moderate majority — at least temporarily. It’s the latest...

Students participate in annual Holiday Toy Hack, donating 55 modified toys

Students participate in annual Holiday Toy Hack, donating 55 modified toys

Ruth Wendlandt, Journalist December 11, 2022

Dozens of students from across all three colleges at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville came together for the fifth annual Holiday Toy Hack, to modify electronic toys for children with special needs....

Attacked by a tree terrorist

Attacked by a tree terrorist

Chris Hardie, Contributor December 11, 2022

A lot of time and money has been spent in our country coming up with increased security and contingency plans for the possibility of a terrorist or cyber-attack on our electrical grid. With winter weather...

Chris Hardie

Turn thankfulness into gratitude

Chris Hardie, Journalist December 4, 2022

Thanksgiving has come and gone but perhaps this can be the year that we turn a day of thankfulness into a holiday season of gratitude. I can see, smell and hear the ghosts of Thanksgiving’s past when...

Chris Hardie takes a sip from the top of his grandfather’s Thermos during the opening day of the 2021 gun deer hunt.

Learning lessons from hunting

November 20, 2022

Life is measured by the passage of time and the season of deer hunting gives me plenty of moments to reflect on past memories. This is my 47th year of gun deer hunting and there is no place I’d rather...

Hickory tree tells story

Hickory tree tells story

Chris Hardie, Contributor October 10, 2022

In the middle of one of my ridgetop clearings stands a large shagbark hickory tree that’s nearly 100 feet tall. Those in the know are no longer with us, but I believe the tree was left there for a...

Some of the wild apples growing in the woods

Making cider and making memories

Chris Hardie, Contributor October 2, 2022

It’s apple harvest season with community festivals celebrating the fruit and many commercial orchards open for picking and family fun. While we have never grown apples commercially, we have a few...

Cattle pose for a photo in a barn at the UW-River Falls campus.

UW-River Falls lands grant to research robotic milking

October 2, 2022

Sept. 15, 2022 -- A research project led by a pair of University of Wisconsin-River Falls faculty members has the potential to change the face of the signature industry in America’s Dairyland. Assistant...

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