Recipe for disaster

As a cook of some repute, I am asked to share a recipe now and then. Here’s one that you will enjoy: RECIPE FOR DISASTER Ingredients · One demagogue, choose an old, plump one · An angry electorate · A rapidly changing culture, no expiration date needed · Declining manufacturing jobs · Increasing immigration · […]

Contact Us 2

Contact Us 2 Theodore E. “Ted” Freymiller (Coach Fry), of Webster, Wisconsin, passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at the young age of 92. Ted was residing at the Continuing Care Center in the Burnett Medical Center in Grantsburg, WI. Ted was born on August 6, 1923, to Ernest and Erna (Franke) Freymiller in […]

You’re Never Too Old To Learn

By Jim Sherman, Sr. First published ten years ago, March 15, 2006. I have even more proof that you’re never too old to learn, not that any was needed. And it involves my own trade, a preacher and a woman. It is also an unsavory tale of stealth, smuggling and the King of England. The […]

Big Jim Sherman likes fried chicken and…

By Jim Sherman, Sr.   This Jottings was first published on July 21, 1982. Mike Downey, a Chicago imported sports columnist for The Detroit Free Press, recently devoted his space to things he hates. All I could think of when I read it was doing a column on things I like: Here goes: White shoes […]

PBS documentary exploring death features local man

A television documentary that explores and demystifies the topic of death will feature an Oxford man who’s been dealing with the Grim Reaper’s handiwork for most of his life. “Death is a taboo (subject),” said Matt Smith, a 43-year-old licensed funeral director, embalmer and restorative artist. “People are afraid of it. It’s funny because they’re […]

Lots of concerns, questions about high-density housing project

OXFORD VILLAGE – A litany of concerns were expressed by both officials and residents regarding a proposed 76-unit multiple-family housing development at 98 S. Glaspie St., but the bulk of the criticism centered around one word – density. “I think you’re trying to put 10 pounds of something in a 5-pound bag,” said village Planning […]

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