Fun Art

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It’s pretty typical that sometime during the month of July parents across the country collectively wish school would start again, especially on rainy or foul weather days. The real shame in this scenario is that the kids could be happily engaged in some sort of creative endeavor that does not include cutting holes in your […]

Friday Study Club Hits Milestone

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Last month the ladies of the Friday Study Club gathered for their annual picnic and to celebrate a significant milestone – the club’s 90th birthday. Initially, this group of progressive women gathered to study something other than housekeeping and diapers as a chapter of the Delphian Society which is a national women’s club. Our local […]

The Barns of Lost Creek – A Return to Simpler Times

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By Jim Reynolds The Barns of Lost Creek is a 40 acre farm in western Wisconsin, near Ellsworth. This exciting and unique new farm wedding venue offers a lovely, rustic environment for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The obvious centerpiece is the large beautiful barn, a majestic creature that looms large over the rest of the […]

A Friendly Conversation with Christie Rosckes

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Christie Rosckes is Marketing Director, Stillwater Convention & Visitors Bureau Please tell us a little about yourself. I live in Stillwater with my husband and two sweet children – 2nd grade boy and preschool girl. My friends may say that I am earthy, adventurous, and have entrepreneurial spirit. I love finding treasures on the street […]

Cape Town Travel: Part 3

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By Emily Gould Bags are packed, buses are loaded and energy is high despite the early morning hours. The anticipation of going to Cape Town had been building up for the past six weeks. Finally, our spring break was here. I had heard wonderful things about Cape Town from people at Missionvale and at NMMU, […]

Higher Brain Living in the Valley

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by Michelle Keiper Realize Your Full Potential So many of us go through life fighting little battles of anxiety and we consistently struggle to find a joyful existence. Why is that? In my case I tend to repeat cycles, negative cycles that usually begin with me becoming anxious about something and the cycle ends with […]

Wilderness As Classroom: Part Two

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by Emily Gould When I told people I was going to South Africa, the first thing most of them asked was, “Do you get to go on a safari?” I’ll even admit that when I first heard about the study abroad program to South Africa, one of my immediate thoughts was about going on a […]

The Pole Barn Studio

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By Michelle Kieper Photos by Aimee Christenson Strong is the new sexy. Say that phrase out loud – “strong is the new sexy.” Apropos, isn’t it? When women dedicate their collective efforts toward a common objective, great things happen. We don’t need to be fit to impress anyone or fit into certain fashion, that is […]