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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 ...

Bud's Beat

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 ...

BUD'S BEAT

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 ...

Bud's Beat

“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 ...

Bud's Beat

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 ...

Bud's Beat

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 ...