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Are you the kind of person that asks for directions when you are lost? I think many of us would rather drive around in circles than ever actually admit we don’t know where we are going. These last several months I think many of us have been driving in circles, circles of anxiety; circles of …

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I seem to have come down with a severe case of the yips.

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1880 was a Census year at Baldwin, WI and everywhere else in the United States. This year, 2020, is another census year.  We already received and filled out our Census request.  You can expect yours if you've not already received it. 

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Hello! I was able to take most of last week off to putter around the house and take care of some tasks that have gone undone for too long. The weather was great and I had a great time. I may even do it again.

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I was wrong, last week, yes you can write this on your calendars. No, The Rental didn’t suddenly become a Shakespearian masterpiece for the ages, instead I was wrong that Hollywood/movie producers seems to only want to release movies that are poor in quality until the pandemic is over. I was…

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On April 22, 1970 former Governor Gaylord Nelson said “Our goal is not just an environment of clean air and water and scenic beauty. The objective is an environment of decency, quality and mutual respect for all other human beings and all other living creatures.”

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One can see with an intelligent mind what is going on here. As a Christian one knows “the enemy of our souls”. We know he works with lies and deception. And many people also know that there is a world bank and monetary system that wants total control over our planet. So chess move one is: a …

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I know I cannot be the only person who feels a little exhausted by all of the debate taking place over a variety of topics right now.

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Greetings All, This is my first article for the Baldwin Bulletin. I am not new to the area. In fact, I have served in western Wisconsin for over twenty years. However, my new call at Cross Lutheran in Roberts means that I can now share insights through this publication. It is an honor to do …

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John Denver once said, “Thank God I’m a country boy.” As much as I think it is a pretty catchy tune, I am not much of a country girl. I will say that it recently dawned on me though, how very thankful I am to live in what many people call “God’s Country.”

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I was disappointed this week that were no new Video on demand (VODS) that were released. Generally, I don’t like to review movies that are on movie services as they are not available for general audiences. However, this week, the biggest film released was the Old Guard on Netflix. I have had…

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Being lost is never fun - especially when you are truly lost. Not knowing where you are, which way you should go or how you are going to find your way back, can be a very unnerving experience.

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So, the summer is half over. Have you done anything fun? How about a trip or at least a day trip, even if it is to your back yard?

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In the past two weeks, I have been asked by several people, “Do you think wearing a mask really helps anything?” It seems that many people are very confused, not just about masks, but by the entire topic of how to prevent the spread of COVIOD-19 when navigating public spaces.

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We have some new heroes to thank. Of course, we’ve learned during the past four plus months that our EMTs, fire and rescue, medical personnel and police officers are true heroes. So are the people who have worked hard to get food to the stores and stocked the shelves so we can eat.

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Simple conversation can be a humbling experience for me. Somehow meaning gets lost so that what I say doesn’t come through and what I hear wasn’t what was spoken. At times this costs me dearly.

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Even though we are in the middle of summer, a time when school should be at the farthest point away from our minds, there’s been a great deal of talk about what the school year will look like in the fall.

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Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures. That has been my train of thought during my time as editor at the Amery Free Press and it will be my train of thought as I add the role editor of the Baldwin Bulletin as well.

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What is truth? The roman overseer of Israel asked Jesus before condemning Him despite his wife’s warning “to have nothing to do with this man”(Jesus).

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EVERYTHING WE DO has to be done differently. Wearing a mask in public, keeping distance, avoiding crowds and no hugging.

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I’m sure for those who read the front-page piece about staffing switches within our company, you have some questions.

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If you believe the weather forecast, it looks like we will be in for another scorcher this weekend. Temperatures are slated to climb into the mid to upper 90s, with high humidity.

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Hold on. When godlessness rules, the ride is going to get rough. Because the world has fallen into sin and death, the ride is always rough. Hold on.

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A New York Times article on May 14, 2020 noted that Iowa hog farmers are estimated to euthanize 600,000 hogs in the following six weeks while Minnesota farmers already had killed 90,000 hogs. For these farmers, this pencils out roughly to losses of $96.85 million and $14.53 million respectiv…

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Over the last few years, the health of American democracy has come under great scrutiny. Polling routinely shows that Americans are concerned that democratic institutions aren’t working as well as they ought to. Inevitably, this brings up the question of whether we can mend our problems or i…

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At a residence in St. Croix County a couple weeks ago, the owner decided it was time to replace a tired old American flag that flies from a pole attached to the garage. The old flag had truly seen better days and a few more rain showers will work the fold lines out of the new one.

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While the total number of the Bulletin’s page views for June was down compared to previous months, it didn’t mean there weren’t enough substantial stories.

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We are nearing Independence Day, the traditional midpoint of summer. Saturday marks the 244th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, a day traditionally filled with families, food, fun and fireworks.

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The toll of COVID-19 on our nursing homes and long-term care facilities is nothing short of a tragedy. Here in Wisconsin, 16.6% of COVID-19 deaths are among nursing home residents and the number jumps to 43% when including assisted living facilities.

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I don’t think it’s my imagination that Father’s Day seems like a last-minute add-on.

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I was pretty excited to watch this newest movie released on VOD (Video on Demand) because it was written by David Koepp, a director/screenwriter from Pewaukee, Wisconsin. Koepp has made some really awesome movies like Jurassic Park, Panic Room and Mission Impossible. He has also worked with …

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THE FIRST AMENDMENT of our Constitution provides for five important freedoms and they don’t deserve to be abused.

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The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction released a set of guidelines Monday in which K-12 schools could maintain social distancing this fall when they reopen.

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Full disclosure: I’ll admit I’m an older white guy and because of my life experiences have precious little to offer in the discourse underway about racial equality. Like many of you, I am trying to make sense of the changing times and adapt while remaining true to who I am.

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I think what is getting my attention lately is about how confusing or codified certain messages are being brought forth by leaders, authorities, people in position who are supposed to know what is going on. When I can sense that this is semi-truth, I wonder what their motive is?

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It is past-time for OSHA to issue an emergency temporary standard on infectious disease -- something the Wisconsin labor movement has been calling for since the first days of the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no reason for the Department of Labor to stall when more than 100,000 Americans have …

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It’s an arduous task, being a citizen. Let’s be clear here, it’s the work of the people that builds our communities and institutions and empowers our inhabitants to act. There isn’t a finish line for the work of the people nor is there a time-clock that we can use to walk away from these act…

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It’s harder to keep in touch with people these days. Things are opening up but it’s going to be a while before we hop in a car and visit people the way we used to.

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I was not really thrilled at the $19.99 movie I was going to have to view this week as a “new release,” so I decided to change things up a bit. What I really wanted to do was to watch a mystery or some type of action movie. As I was looking around on Amazon Prime, I found a movie that I thou…

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Being a father and having a father, I was looking for something inspirational or meaningful for this week’s column.

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Sunday is Father's Day, a time to remember and honor the paterfamilias, father, the head of the household, pop, dad -- whatever his moniker at your house, Sunday is the day to pause and appreciate his contributions to who you are as a person.

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We are still at the beginning of the summer movie season, and I was wondering if more films might be considering VOD (Video on Demand) releases as the studios get nervous about not making money back on their films. I think The High Note falls into this category. One thing I was particularly …