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This is the in-development Roku channel of Wis.Community. The Roku app is being developed, and we hope that it will go live and appear in the channel store for Roku by late April. 

New Season of Around The Farm Table starts tonight

Around the Farm Table

The next season of Around the Farm Table with Inga Witscher starts tonight. If you tune in you will be happy to see that local fruit grower Mary Dirty Face Farm is one of the local farmers Inga visits tonight. 7:30 PM tonight on WPT.

Why Homegrown Garlic Is Best Planted In Autumn

Ed. Note - I am at the moment getting ready to plant the garlic at Cruiskeen Lawn Farm

When most of Wisconsin's farmers are focused on harvesting the season's corn, potatoes and cranberries, some of them — along with a good many home gardeners — are already preparing to plant one crop that won't be ready to pick until the following summer: garlic.

Attending the Google News Initiative conference

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I was notified yesterday that WisCommunity's application to attend the meeting in Chicago has been accepted. Google will be paying accommodation expenses for me to attend the meeting and find out new ideas for monetization of news, and other initiatives that Google is working on for journalists.

Assembly Leadership cannot resist slipping in a fast one

The state assembly today will address a set of rule changes that is ostensibly aimed at addressing the request made by Rep. Jimmy Anderson to have his needs accommodated so that he can participate more effectively in the Assembly. Though this particular rule change seems a reasonable accommodation the GOP apparently could not resist sticking a set of poison pills into the bill to make life difficult for the Democrats. The requirements of Rep.

Pablo Center to host Eaux Claires Hiver - Update

Eaux Claires Hiver

This afternoon the announced (via Twitter)  a new smaller version of Eaux Claire, to be held this winter at the Pablo Center. The event is called Eaux Claires Hiver, once again showing Justin Vernon's need to massacre the French language. At least in the video they make fun of it this time. At this point all we know is that tickets go on sale on the 15th.

Governor Evers Declares Indigenous Peoples' Day in Wisconsin

Governor Tony Evers

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers, joined by Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, signed Executive Order , declaring the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Wisconsin. The executive order was signed on Tuesday at Indian Community School in Franklin. In the executive order, Gov.

Site Changes

You may have noticed that the site has been down off and on for the last couple days.  You may also have noticed this afternoon that it is a good deal faster than it used to be, or at least it appears that way at Chateau Cruiskeen. I've made some rather serious changes to the way the site is run on this server, and I'm hoping that this will fix some long-standing performance issues.

WFU - As Perdue rips opens rural America’s wounds, farmers get fired up

In an Oct. 1 meeting with reporters at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue tied the current dairy crisis to economies of scales, telling reporters, “In America, the big get bigger and the small go out.”

It might have been refreshing to hear a politician speak so plainly, had the line not been so apathetic that it hit the attending farmers like a kick in the guts.

News and Social Media Panel in Eau Claire

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News and Social Media Panel Discussion in Eau Claire

A News and Social Media Panel was held in Eau Claire on October 1, 2019. The panel was sponsored by the , and was attended by 20 people on a rainy uncomfortable night.

Boyceville bank robbed - update

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Boyceville police report that the Peoples State Bank in Boyceville was robbed this morning and that both of the Boyceville schools are in a precautionary lockdown. Further details when they are available.

Boyceville police are asking for help in identifying and locating the suspect in this robbery. These are the photos released by the department. The school lockdown ended after a few hours.

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