I have been thinking a lot lately about my previous year here as editor of the Jackson County Chronicle. All of the things that have been accomplished, and all of the stories that have been told.

As the year draws to a close, I often look back on my time in the Legislature and think of decisions that have an effect on our families and our neighborhoods.

Last column of 2017, early deadline and a busy day getting ready for company make for interesting times. It’s been such a fun time with the boys home that I have been more lax than usual keeping up on things and letting things get away from me. I am even writing and sending this shorter-than…

It seems like someone gets their charges reduced every week in exchange for pleading guilty, which was definitely the case last week when James Ritland was sentenced after pleading guilty to three misdemeanors and getting only 25 days in jail with one year of probation. He was initially char…

We’re coming into the Christmas home stretch. The one where you send out a bunch of Christmas cards, but still have to send the few where yearly accomplishments are shared in a letter. The one where you hopefully have your ingredients for the goodies you are planning to make but knowing that…

I am officially over my bah humbug spirit and am now excited for our Christmas festivities, which will make for a very interesting and long weekend.

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The white stuff is out there, the first reports of icy driving which made going down hills in circles downright scary, finally getting the urge to play Christmas carols, the start of getting Christmas cards ready to send and grocery shopping list…

And so it begins. The month of December is upon us and it has proven you don’t need snow on the ground to start enjoying the Christmas season. Whether you were among the many to travel to La Crosse to see the Rotary Lights, enjoyed the many activities of the local Christkindl, getting your E…