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They say to choose your battles wisely. The same could be said about fishing. I hear so many people say how they struggle catching fish this time of year and in most cases it’s true, but it needn’t be. The people who struggle in August do so because they fish now like they did in May. It cou…

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It starts in the spring when morel mushrooms and wild asparagus pop up for people who love the fresh flavor of tasty wild foods. About the same time spring fishing and turkey hunting come onboard. Add fresh fish and truly free-range turkey to make a meal fit for a king.

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“It got so bad that I couldn’t drink a glass of water without spilling it all over myself.”

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Considering the rollercoaster-like season that the Braves have been having this year, it’s difficult to comprehend how they have maintained a chance at making the playoffs as the season begins to concludes.

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The historic Chippewa River flows through the heart of Wisconsin, its recorded presence dating back to the Ojibwa people who controlled most of the upper Chippewa. During the logging era it floated 34% of Wisconsin’s finest white pine forest that built most of today’s largest Midwestern citi…

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The Osceola Braves are on a three-game losing streak after facing three of the best teams that they will play all year. In their schedule this week, the Braves faced three teams that have a combined record of 34-9, including a team that has won five straight league championships.

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Few pastimes seem more quintessentially American than baseball. The sport has been a source of livelihood in the United States for nearly two centuries, energizing the populace through times of war and peace. The Osceola Braves, originally established in 1943 and based at Oakey Park since th…

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The late spring with the cold and rain hung on too long, making late arriving summer come in through the bathroom window, thank you Beatles and Joe Cocker. Recent intense heat and humidity seemed comfortable for Floridians, but it confused sunfish that are still on the beds in July, a rarity…

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With slightly over a month remaining in the Osceola Braves’ season, the team currently holds a conference record of 3-3, a standing which puts them in position to go on a run to end the season and secure themselves a playoff position in August.

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Something about golfing so close to home was good for Charlie Danielson last weekend. Perhaps he likes the climate in the Midwest or maybe it was because of the enthusiastic fans cheering him on at the PGA 3M tournament held in Blaine, Minnesota.

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I get lots of feedback on my columns. Here is what Dale had to say.

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Despite losing two of their three games this week, the Osceola Braves managed to keep themselves in position for an August playoff spot. While dropping two out of the three games on their schedule, the Braves went 1-1 in their conference games keeping them at .500 for the season in league play.

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I got my first soft plastic fishing lure in the mid1960’s when I was about 14 years old. It was a plastic worm that had a propeller on the front attached to a stiff wire with an eye to attach to the fishing line. It had a heavy monofilament harness that held three hooks through the soft plas…

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The Osceola Braves lost two out of three games during one of their toughest weeks of the season. The two losses and one victory moved their overall record to 5-8 on the year with a conference record of 2-2.

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It is not exactly like making a trip to Krooked Kreek golf course in Osceola for Casey Danielson but golfing in Harris, Michigan is kind of like being at home. Danielson has taken a liking to the Island Resort Championship in Harris as she has played very well there the last two seasons. Las…

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In the spring of 1997 a St. Croix Falls senior stepped to the starting line for the 100m dash. In a blink of an eye Tammi Berg cruised to a new school record for the Saints. Berg went on to break her own record three more times that season with her fastest time being 12.67 seconds.

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If there were a raffle with the top prize being a round of golf at historic Pebble Beach golfing enthusiasts would stand in line for tickets hoping that their name would be drawn. If the prize included playing a round with golf legend Phil Mickelson who knows what kind of commotion that woul…

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The Osceola Chieftains had a very good golf season. Osceola placed third in the season long Middle Border conference standings trailing only New Richmond and St. Croix Central in a close race. Things look bright for the Chieftains immediate future as they will return all of their varsity gol…

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It was a very good spring for Osceola Chieftain and St. Croix Falls Saints sports teams. The track and field teams from both schools made most of the headlines but several other squads enjoyed stellar seasons. Both the Osceola and St. Croix Falls track and field teams won their respective co…

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So how important are bee’s for our survival?  Like so many other species mankind takes for granted, bees play a vital role in our survival.  In fact they are largely responsible for regulation our entire food supply, according to One Green Planet. The plight of the honey bee has been declini…

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The Osceola Braves kicked off the 2019 season with a pair of wins at home. On May 30, the Braves defeated the St. Paul Hops 3-1 with University of Wisconsin - Superior Mike Piletich picking up the win. The Braves also won on May 31, defeating the St. Paul Mudhens 5-4 with the game called due…

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I was standing under my large crab apple tree when my wife Nancee asked me where all the bees were. In past years we used to hang around my crab apple trees and just listen to the hum of the bees. It was an amazing sound and fun to watch. Since planting a few trees I quickly learned how vita…

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Wait until next year. The 2019 golf season just wrapped up for the Osceola Chieftains but you can already sense the feeling among the coaches and returning athletes. Although 2019 was very successful for Osceola, including finishing third in the tough Middle Border conference and placing fir…

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It is difficult for any sports season to come to an end. It is probably a little more difficult for Osceola Chieftain soccer coach Nathan Anderson this year as he had to say goodbye to a stellar senior class after falling from the WIAA Regional tournament with a loss at Ashland.

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There was a total of 136 Wisconsin D-2 track and field teams in 2019. Many of the schools were unable to advance any athletes through Regionals and Sectionals to compete at State. Most schools that did qualify athletes for the special occasion were able to get their entire group of State qua…

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There was a total of 136 Wisconsin D-2 track and field teams in 2019. Many of the schools were unable to advance any athletes through Regionals and Sectionals to compete at State. Most schools that did qualify athletes for the special occasion were able to get their entire group of State qua…

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It has been an up and down season for the Osceola Chieftain soccer team. Osceola ended the season on the upside with a big win over the Spooner Rails. The Chieftains began their final week of regular season play with a home loss to New Richmond. Osceola will now begin WIAA Regional play at A…

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When you have been doing something for over 50 years, you get pretty good at. With a best year of harvesting over 800 morel mushrooms my brother Dick Bennett can easily be called a Master Mushroomer. On Thursday, April 16, Dick found his first 2019 morel just south of Highway 10. By the time…

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Probably every player on the Osceola Chieftain golf team had hoped for a higher finish in Regional play at Bristol Ridge in Somerset. Osceola coach Pam Kaiser would probably tell you the same. The Chieftains were not at their best last week when they teed off against nine other area schools,…

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The Osceola Chieftain boys track and field team won the Regional meet held in Osceola by 16.5 points over second place Rice Lake. It was a close battle right down to the end. With 16 of the 18 events completed the Warriors from Rice Lake held a very slight 125 to 124.5 lead in team points. I…

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Every point counts. The Osceola Chieftain track and field team coaches probably emphasized this to their teams from the first day of practice. Osceola placed first in the Regional meet held in Osceola by a comfortable 50 point margin. Then in the Sectional meet where points are harder to com…

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The Osceola Chieftain baseball team did not end their regular season the way that they had hoped with a double header loss to St. Croix Central. Osceola quickly put the losses behind them and turned their attention to the WIAA tournament. The Chieftains responded in a big way with a 7-4 win …

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The Osceola Chieftain tennis team entered sub-sectional play looking at some tough draws. Osceola was matched up twice against Ashland, who went on to place first as a team; twice against Altoona who ended up in fourth place; and twice against Baldwin-Woodville who is always a tough draw. Th…

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A week ago the Osceola Chieftain baseball team was on a four game winning streak in Middle Border conference play. Osceola had climbed to a second place tie with the St. Croix Central Panther in the MBC.