WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Outdoor living for hunters and anglers is dictated by the season. Glance out at Geneva Lake or any number of frozen waters and you’ll now see dedicated ice fishermen. Fall in Wisconsin is famous for family get-togethers in the northwoods -- tracking deer and telling tales. There is one hunting situation, however, that’s not dependent on the changing of fall colors or snow-covered woods, -- shed hunting.
Long before sight-ins or deer hunters widows’ weekends became popular, graceful bucks were dropping their antlers, signaling a new year in their life cycle. While arguably not offering the bragging rights of big game hunting, shed hunting can provide a scenic, quiet retreat without the worry of tags, bows or bullets.
WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- For the Rev. Charles Payson, a retired Episcopalian minister, and his wife, Evelyn, who own a home on the shores of Lake Koshkonong near Fort Atkinson, it began with their auditing a University of Wisconsin-Whitewater course about water resources. In the decade since their retirement, the Paysons have audited UW-Whitewater courses that included African-American literature, world religions and ethnic groups that settled in Wisconsin.
“We both enjoy not only the classes, but the university community,” Charles Payson said. “There’s a wonderful intergenerational contact with students and faculty.”
Update: Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, 9 p.m.
Town of Beloit chairperson, top two advance.
Diane M. Greenlee 132
David Russell 115
Jim Stevens 30
Town of Beloit board supervisor No. 2, top two advance
Steve Heumiller 115
Phil Taber 88
David Russell 78
School board member Clinton Community School District, top four advance
Ken Luety 244
Evelyn Propp 137
Jeanette Troha 111
Melissa Manthei 101
Margery Wheeler 43
Thomas Curzi 41
Tuesday, 7 a.m.
Polls are open today in the town of Beloit and Clinton Community School district for a primary election to trim the field for the April 7, 2015 general election.
In the town of Beloit, voters can choose from candidates in the town chairperson race and one of the board supervisor races. The top two vote getters move on.
In the Clinton Community School District, voters will choose two candidates from a field of six.
Beloit Township chairperson (top two move on)
Chairperson Diane Greenlee
Chairperson David Russell
Chairperson Jim Stevens
(Stevens name will appear on the ballot, but he reportedly has withdrawn his candidacy)
Beloit Township Supervisor (top two move on)
Supervisor No. 2 David Russell (I)
Supervisor No. 2 Phil Taber
Supervisor No. 2 Steve Heumiller
Clinton School Board (top 4 move on)
School Board Thomas Curzi
School Board Ken Luety (challenger)
School Board Melissa Manthei
School Board Evelyn Propp
School Board Jeanette Troha
School Board Margery Wheeler
DELAVAN -- Mark and Brett Stinebrink remember many lessons they learned from their father when they first started in the grocery business.
"Keep the store full, keep it clean and do anything for our customers," said Brett as he outlined three things his dad stressed as keys to success. "And he meant anything."
The most prolific incubator for the next generation of entrepreneurs may not be across the country in Silicon Valley, but right around the corner at a neighborhood family business.