Village Wide Rummage Sales

By laura / May 27, 2020 /

I don’t like going to rummage sales, nor do I like having them. But because of the success of our “FREE” rummage sale last year, I decided to do it again this year. Plastic totes line the attic and basement walls.  The time has come for major spring cleaning and these items are ready to…

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Finding Purpose In The Pain

By laura / May 14, 2020 /

We are sharing the Illuminating Women Project online so you can feel inspired. Mara and I have shared many laughs over the years.  Her positivity and sense of humor will light up any room.  Mara is finding purpose during this challenging season in her life.  She is illuminating… Mara Springborn Mara Springborn loves to laugh…

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Boudry Dental Offers Compassionate Care

By laura / May 7, 2020 /

We are sharing our Illuminating Women Project online so you can feel inspired. Tammy Boudry of Boudry Dental is changing the world, one smile at a time.  I recognized Tammy’s authenticity the moment I met her.  Her sense of humor will light up a room, she is illuminating the Fond du Lac community and beyond.…

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Adelante Mujer Foundress Ann McKean

By laura / April 14, 2020 /

We’re sharing Illuminating Women Project online so you can feel inspired. It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of the passing of Sister Ann McKean. Sister Ann was the foundress of Adelante Mujer and her legacy will live on.  She continues to illuminate. Sister Ann McKean Sister Ann McKean was raised a Methodist…

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Agnesian Cancer Center Radiation Therapist

By laura / April 11, 2020 /

What better time than the present to illuminate the beautiful Fond du Lac community. We’re sharing our Illuminating Women Project online so you can feel inspired. Ellie Baldus is a radiation therapist at Agnesian Cancer Center and she is illuminating. Ellie Baldus Ellie Baldus grew up in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.  She lives in Kewaskum but…

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Marian University Professor Leslie Jaber Wilson

By laura / April 6, 2020 /

What better time than the present to illuminate the beautiful Fond du Lac community. We’re sharing our Illuminating Women Project online so you can feel inspired. This week we’re highlighting the Director of the Social Work Program and Professor at Marian University, Leslie Jaber-Wilson. Leslie Jaber-Wilson Growing up in a big Fond du Lac family,…

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Support Small Business

By laura / March 25, 2020 /

I’m making the best of our current situation and I hope you can, too.  I don’t know what to say that hasn’t already been said about the Coronavirus pandemic.  So, let’s talk about supporting small business. It’s more important than ever to support small business. We stock our freezer with meat from our local market,…

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Divine Spark Ignites

By laura / March 11, 2020 /

There is such a thing as a transition period in life. I know this because I’m going through one right now.  This probably doesn’t come as much surprise to those of you who know me.  Would you believe I’ve been going through this transition for the past four years? Let me explain… Each of us…

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Sturgeon Spearing On Lake Winnebago

By laura / January 14, 2020 /

This is Red. Red has been sturgeon spearing since he was a boy in the 1950s.  He hasn’t missed a single year on the ice of Lake Winnebago since then.  The odds of spearing this prehistoric fish are slim, but that doesn’t deter him. The truth is, Red isn’t too concerned about spearing a sturgeon.…

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Find Happiness When Life Is Messy

By laura / December 31, 2019 /

“Happier than a pig in shit,” I said. I said that out loud after touring the Leinenkugel’s Brewery in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.  As my husband and I were sampling our beer, the words slipped out before my tiny filter could catch them.  Laughter rose from my inner most being and it felt so good. Learning…

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