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Slices of Life – Bettering Bacon

By Jill Pertler There’s a saying: “Everything’s better with bacon.” And it’s true. Bacon is greasy and crunchy. It’s chewy and salty. It’s delectable and balanced. Bacon is akin to nature’s perfect food. I’d never contemplated the idea of improving bacon. I don’t think many people have. Bacon is great flying solo or combined with…

Slices of Life – Carpet stains

By Jill Pertler It was a simple spot on the carpet. Well, if we are being honest it was three spots on the carpet, but who’s counting? They weren’t the only spots you’d spot on my carpet – if you were looking – but they were in a public spot. Obvious to any visitor entering…

Sen. Schachtner column – For Private Well Owners, Testing Can Bring Peace of Mind

By State Senator Patty Schachtner We are all dependent on water, and here in Wisconsin, almost 40 percent of households rely on private wells. Private well owners deserve to know whether their water is safe for their family. Regular water quality testing can be one way to bring peace of mind. Earlier this year, a…

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