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Reading books the new way instead of the old fashioned way

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November 14, 2012

Matt Shalbrack/Winonan   As a kid growing up, it was always my dream to have a room in my house devoted to books. I had the design of the room all figured out: three walls covered in books with one of those sliding...

I am and always will be a student of the game of baseball

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November 7, 2012

Matt Shalbrack/Winonan Baseball has been a part of my life since I was a toddler. Before I was born, my father played Minor League Baseball. He taught me everything that I know and coached me as a little leaguer. As...

Using University Improvement Day to improve the Winona Area community

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October 31, 2012

Rebecca Mueller/Winonan When most of us think of University Improvement Day, we think of a few different things. We think of fewer classes and an opportunity to sleep in or have extra time for homework. We think of a day to...

Reflections from my first NFL game and how I’m the Green Bay Packers lucky charm

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October 31, 2012

Matt Shalbrack/Winonan For as long as I can remember, I have been a diehard sports fan. I grew up wanting to be a professional sports player based on which ever game I watched. Whenever I watched the NBA, I wanted to...

Voter education helps make politics easier to learn

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September 26, 2012

Erin Cochran/Winonan Do you want to know what really grinds my gears? Politics. Better yet, the buildup to Election Day. With the presidential election coming up, I have two words to sum up how I feel about it ...

Senior year – enjoy time on campus before reality finally sets in

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September 12, 2012

Erin Cochran/Winonan The scariest three words one could put together at this point in time, as I face my senior year in college are “so what’s next?” How is that even answerable? The world after college is a scar...

Professional sports helps us stay positive during tough times

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September 12, 2012

Matt Shalbrack/Winonan One thing has remained constant for as long as I can remember and that is professional sports. The majority of people can associate with some team, whether in the National Football League, the Nati...

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