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“The perfection of a life with a gundog, like the perfection of an autumn, is disturbing because you know, even as it begins, that it must end. Time bestows the gift and steals it in the process,” George “Bird” Evans.

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The St. Croix Falls wrestling team picked up a conference win, 57-24, over Ladysmith Jan. 6. 

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In a battle for first place in the Heart of the North, the Ladysmith girls basketball team ended the game on a 10-1 run to take the 56-55 win Jan. 6. 

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My brother Richard called the other day wondering why the numbers of birds coming to his feeder has dropped the last few years. He lives on the edge of Hudson overlooking Lake Mallalieu. He’s high on a ridge that circumnavigates most of flowage, mostly old growth oak; the property is mostly …

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The Osceola boys basketball team posted a season-high 73 points in defeating Grantsburg 73-44 Dec. 29. 

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The St. Croix Falls boys basketball team earned its third win of the season, with a 45-38 win over Unity Dec. 30. 

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On December 18th the St. Croix Falls Dance Team traveled to River Falls for a dance competition that consisted of 168 performances from 38 teams. St Croix Falls, as a team participated in Small Varsity Jazz and Small Varsity pom. Their performances looked good and the judges agreed, placing …

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The Western Wisconsin Stars’ girls hockey team six-game winning streak ended rather convincingly last week. 

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I sit up a little straighter when I see the Rocky Mountains. The scenery, power, wildness and history of the Rockies always get my mind going with western lore, beauty and its ruggedness. I’ve always been a sucker of the Rockies in the lore captured in classic movies like Jeremiah Johnson. I…

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It was the first big conference test for the Somerset boys hockey team this season as it traveled to Amery to face the Warriors Dec. 16.

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A fresh foot of new fallen snow really changes things. If you have to get up early and drive to work through it or if you’re looking to make your first snowman and you’re in first grade, you’re going to have a completely different perspective to all of that snow. It’s pretty as it piles up o…

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The St. Croix Falls girls basketball team picked up its second win over Middle Border Conference schools this year, this time routing Somerset 73-38 Dec. 14. 

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The Somerset boys hockey team won all three games last week thanks to an offense which scored 20 goals overall in that time frame. 

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It’s early December and we’ve had our first below zero temps, some light snow but now there’s a storm coming. Do our back yards know there’s a storm coming? As I look out the windows the bird feeders are loaded with birds, chickadees, purple finches, junco’s, sparrows, nuthatches, downy, red…

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The Eau Claire Husky Wrestling Invitational was originally going to feature 28 teams, but Friday’s snowstorm caused several teams to drop out, making it an 11-team invite Saturday. 

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The St. Croix Falls boys basketball team rolled to its first victory of the season, an 87-46 victory over Chetek-Weyerhaeuser Dec. 7. 

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The Western Wisconsin Stars girls hockey team got its first crack at defending state champion Chippewa Falls/Menomonie Nov. 30. 

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I’m always talking about transitions in this column and as we head in December with all of the joys it brings there are many. It’s the beginning to the joys of our winter wonderland and also a sad ending to so many seasons’ we hold dear. Ice fishing is one of those joys and it looked like we…