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A walk in the woods


Sun, Sep 24th, 2000
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Monday, September 18, 2000

Thereís always a welcome relief to a September. The kids are back in school, the humidity and temperature drop a point or two and even the pesky summer bugs are starting to disappear. Itís a perfect time for a walk in the woods.

And who better to take a walk with than a veteran woodsman like Walt Norby. Walt has lived the better part of the past eight decades in the vicinity of the Big Woods in Eastern Fillmore County and is a walking encyclopedia of the areaís legends and lore.
Walt spent his boyhood on a nearby ridgetop farm and, after a career of logging and farming, his connection to the Big Woods is both spiritual and practical. Heís an avid fisherman and arrowhead hunter and the years havenít slowed him down hardly a bit. In fact, I had to hasten my step to keep up with his pace in order to hear what he was going to tell me about next.

The woods, to Walt, are a place to learn and to look at nature, but most of all the woods are a place to remember those who walked there before us.

Walt said he had a full dayís work of chores to do back at home where he runs a campground. "I love walking, though," he laughed. "Iíd rather walk in the woods than work anytime."

He told me that a good place to find arrowheads is in a mold board-plowed field right after a rain. "Thatís your best bet," he said. "If you look along the streams youíve got to look where the loose gravel and small rocks have piled up." I asked if heíd been having much luck finding anything this year.

"I found an 1878 Indian head penny right here on this trail awhile back," he said. "Then I found a 1911 dime after another rain."

Itís clear that Walt is none too fond of 4-wheelers in the woods. "Itís a fright. Just look at the ruts theyíve made here by going through when itís too muddy," he said. "I like to bring my horse and buggy down this trail and with these ruts it makes for a pretty rough ride."

Walt stopped for a moment and pointed across the South Fork of the Root River at a pine and oak covered hillside. "There was a farmer named Johnny Munts who used to have a hayfield on top there," he said. "He got tired of hauling hay down that hill and so he strung two telephone wires side by side. Then he put the loose hay on the wires and it worked pretty good in getting the hay down to his barn. But then he jumped on and tried to ride the wire down. He pretínear cut himself in half doing that."
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The Bat

Sun, Sep 24th, 2000
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Monday, September 25, 2000

There have been radio programs, comic books, and television shows featuring people who have, for reasons of their own, assumed some of the characteristics of the little brown bat. As far as I know, all these attempts ..... 
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Survivors

Sun, Sep 24th, 2000
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Monday, August 28, 2000

This is a story about survivors.

No, it is not about the gameshow/psychodrama that was recently portrayed on CBS, where neurosis is a developmental skill highly valued by artificially created tribal groups.
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Samís bath

Sun, Sep 24th, 2000
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Monday, September 18, 2000

It was a beautiful Saturday morning, a day that you might expect to enjoy in June rather than September. My dog, Sam and I took a walk through the woods while my wife was entertaining some of her friends out on the d ..... 
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Journal Profile # 79

Sun, Sep 24th, 2000
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Name: Jim Attwood
Home: Preston
Profession: Court Administrator for Fillmore County
Family: Wife Kathy, Daughters Jessica and Emily
Hobby: History, travel, ham radio, computers
Last Book Read: ..... 
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BLT Bites

Sun, Sep 24th, 2000
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16 to 20 Cherry tomatoes
1 pound bacon, cooked & crumbled
1/2 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/3 cup chopped green onions
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan Cheese
2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley
ē With a small sharp knife, cut th ..... 
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9/25/00

Sun, Sep 24th, 2000
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Max, Maxxximum, Madcap, Cartoon, Food for thought, Fud 4 thot

Monday, September 25, 2000

Sun, Sep 24th, 2000
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To the Editor,

There has been some questions raised in the community about organ donation. This letter is written to dispel some of the myths and address some of these questions.

Organ donation is a life giving option for fami ..... 
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Mildred S. Livingood

Sun, Sep 24th, 2000
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Mildred S. Livingood, 94, formerly of Canton, died Tuesday, September 19, 2000 at Samaritan Bethany Home in Rochester.

Mildred S. Johnson was born March 31, 1906 at Amherst, Fillmore County, grew up and attended school in Fillmore County. In ..... 
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