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Former Auburn City Manager Rod Haack recalled with fondness

Auburn’s city manager for a decade, Rod Haack is being remembered with fondness for his friendliness and dedication to his adopted community. A Midwesterner by birth who was ...

Bud's Beat

“Eenie, meenie, miney, mo!” That’s how, as children, we chose our various sports teams and some wish we’d pick our political teams that way. Republicans are finding that ...

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Remember the television news update show, “That Was The Week That Was?” Last week was certainly a week that was. Many people were on pins and needles waiting for the world to ...

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When I was a little tyke roaming the streets and back alleys of the South Side of my hometown, Milwaukee, in a prominent Polish-Catholic neighborhood, we had plenty of traditions. ...

Bud's Beat

Bud’s Beat. You can say that again. The title of this weekly “confessional” took on a different meaning after a long week in two area hospitals. Recuperation is progressing ...

Bud's Beat

Humans like to know what’s going on. Networks and cable give us 24-7 news and our newspaper presses are humming right along. Gossip columns have no trouble finding readers. It ...

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“It was the best of times, and it was the worst of times.” That opening statement in the novel ”Tale of Two Cities” might be apropos for what happened at last Tuesday’s m ...

Looking Back

Driving around town this past weekend, I noticed a significant number of American flags on display. With Flag Day coming up on Sunday, June 14, it is appropriate to proudly display ...

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I spent the Memorial Day weekend with Kobe and Micah, two of my youngest grandsons. They were gloating over the fact that they only had a few days of school and were looking forwar ...

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The people of California have spoken. Their resounding message to the propositions billed as “budget stabilization measures” was No! No! No! I really should have stated “some ...

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Let me tell you from the get-go that I am not a fan of state initiatives or propositions. I usually vote against them. I do that to send the elected officials, the legislators, a m ...

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Pat Jones would be celebrating her birthday this week. I remember her often, but especially this time of year. Pat was my editor of the Colfax Record in the 1970s. Her editing and ...

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It’s been a long time since I did any homework. I have to admit I wasn’t a fan of extra school work in my early academic career. Fortunately, it seems I paid attention in class ...

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Last week’s opus (April 16) was an introduction to the labor union movement in this country in the early 1930s. My parents’ generation fought hard and long to bring the movemen ...

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I can remember it vividly. The dark overcast sky, the row upon row of windows of the tall gray factory building. Leaping red and orange flames amid white puffs of smoke coming from ...