Walworth County Sunday | Janesville Messenger | Stateline News



Walworth County Sunday | Janesville Messenger | Stateline News



“March comes in like a lion, goes out like a lamb” -- I’ve been hearing this a lot lately. It may be wishful thinking, but doggone it, it’s about time we get some mild weather.

This popular idiom had me thinking about all the expressions we use that involve cooking. I’m sure you’ll recognize these:

It was one of those summer evenings years ago when the sun seems to stay up forever. One of those days when teenagers are out looking for something fun to do outside.

I was driving on a quiet country road after picking up a friend. Where we were going now is lost to memory, but this much is not. As I drove, I saw a small dog in the road ahead. It was in my lane, only a couple of feet from the ditch.

For the majority of Congressman Paul Ryan's town hall meeting in Milton, there wasn't a whole lot anyone -- Democrat or Republican -- could argue with.

And that's been a successful strategy when he's back home.

Gone are the partisan punch lines that get the faithful riled up when he's out East speaking at political events or as a guest on TV news shows.

Instead, he presents a more measured tone, one that his Democratic rivals have been unable to exploit in his previous eight elections.

The listening session at the Gathering Place March 21, 2014 was the last in a series of nine town halls the Republican chairman of the House Budget Committee held throughout his district this week, including his hometown of Janesville and the Republican stronghold of Elkhorn.

There are three things you need to make a quick dinner on a weeknight: First, a well-stocked freezer, second, a well-stocked pantry, and third, enough self-control to get past all those fast-food places on the way home from work.

Though the dietary rules have been relaxed for observers of Lent, many still observe no-meat meals. The 40-day season began Ash Wednesday and runs up to Easter, April 20. Lent, as we know it, dates back to the fourth century, and it has been customary to forego meat ever since.

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