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  • February 11, 2016

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After globe-trotting civil engineering career, retired Sawyer County couple says they’re … Livin' the dream

WINTER — When Dan Kaiser was 10 years old, he had two dreams — to work overseas and to live on a farm.

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Geri and Kan Kaiser

Recovering addicts: Passion for craft brings new life to old furniture

WAUPACA — Nearly everyone in Jane Carney’s reupholstery class at one point or another says something about fun and passion when explaining why they keep coming back year after year to a series of evening or all-day Fox Valley Technical College classes where they tear down and rebuild fabric-covered furniture.

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Ruth Clifford

When the kids move back in: Breezy Hill sees new opportunities as calf rearing returns to Waupaca County farm

WEYAUWEGA — Brothers Scott and Steve Bartel and Scott’s wife, Stacy, were happy with their calf raiser. They sent newborns out the door and got them back well started at 7 or 8 months old. It was a system that worked, but as of this past summer, they are back to raising calves, and the adjustment has offered both opportunities and challenges.

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Bartel family

Fifty years after winning first I-500 snowmobile race from Winnipeg to St. Paul, Burnett County man is still … Enjoying the ride

SIREN — When Herb Howe eased his sled across the finish line of the first-ever International 500 cross-country snowmobile race from Winnipeg, Manitoba, to St. Paul, Minn., in 1966, he couldn’t have predicted the celebrity he would still enjoy 50 years later.

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Herb Howe

Record breaker! Wisconsin cow produces 74,650 pounds of milk

Brook­lyn dairy farmer Bob Behnke said he can hardly be­lieve how much milk his record-break­ing cow, Bur-Wall Buck­eye Gigi, pro­duced dur­ing her last lac­ta­tion.

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Record-breaking cow

Bringing the farm to the city: Market, restaurant housed in historic Green Bay cannery strive to offer all local foods

KEWAUNEE/GREEN BAY — Kewaunee County dairyman and newly minted restaurateur, John Pagel, 56, has a lot on his plate.

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The Cannery Public Market, Green Bay

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