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Spring is a time for renewal and second chances – especially after a long Wisconsin winter. It’s comforting to see the grass green up, trees start to bud and children at the playground. For merchants it’s time to spring clean … Continue reading

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According to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year, making Valentine’s Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year. Women typically purchase approximately 85 percent of all valentines. Each year, I … Continue reading

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Powerlifting is a true measure of one’s individual progress. You are competing only with you and the weight – you either lift it or not. This individualized sport challenges a person to lift as much weight as possible for one … Continue reading

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This year marks the 50th annual Feast of the Hunters' Moon. The actual celebration will take place this year on September 30th and October 1st at Fort Ouiatenon Park near West Lafayette, Indiana. The mission of Tippecanoe County Historical Association members, donors … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurs make America tick; Gerard Aflague is one of them. Born on the island of Guam, Gerard cherished his childhood as he grew up in the Chamorro culture. Guam is located 5,800 miles west of San Francisco and has been … Continue reading

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The Dr Pepper Museum & Free Enterprise Institute is home to the nation’s oldest major soft drink – Dr Pepper!  Located in Waco, Texas, the Museum celebrates Dr Pepper, the soft drink industry and the free enterprise economic system.  It seems … Continue reading

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We all know the story of Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz – she was the young farm girl who got swept away in a tornado. She lands in an unfamiliar spot, is mentored by a good woman and networks … Continue reading

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Jesse Chisholm was a trailblazer – literally. Born in the early 1800’s, his father was a Scottish immigrant and his mother was a Cherokee Indian living in Tennessee. In the late 1820’s, Jesse moved to the Cherokee Nation settling in Oklahoma. As a … Continue reading

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The first Thanksgiving wasn’t a holiday; it was simply a three-day gathering of Plymouth colonists and Native Americans celebrating the harvest of 1621. The harvest was bountiful in crop – and in kindness.  The natives are credited with sharing their … Continue reading

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We’ve been named as a preferred vendor for Ducks Unlimited. It’s an ideal relationship. Ducks Unlimited is the world's leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation; Sunset Hill Stoneware is America’s Greenest Cleanest Pottery. Ducks Unlimited got its start in 1937 … Continue reading

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