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Editor’s note: This is part two of three of this story. See last week’s The Country Today for part one.

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Editor’s notes: This story was submitted by Linda Drackley, the author’s daughter-in-law. The author, who was an English teacher for many year…

It is April 27th, 7:05 p.m. I am walking through the barn, the white gambrel with a Jamesway weathercock. I was on the center feed alley when …

Growing up as a kid in the late 1940s and all through the 1950s on the farm outside of Seneca in the heart of Crawford County, we used the wor…

There always seemed to be a comfortable rhythm and flow to the everyday happenings on the Johnson dairy farm in the 1940s and ‘50s.

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The arrival of baby chickens was a sure and welcome sign of spring on the Scheckel farm out on Oak Grove Ridge outside of Seneca, Wisconsin, i…

This is the Elm City School circa 2020 located off Highway 17 north of Gleason in Lincoln County. At least, this is the way I found it but I d…

Sometime last year, I opened an old, small overnight case tucked away in the basement that I knew contained the remnants of my father’s time i…

I was raised toward the end of the work horse era. Dad had four horses when I was real young.

Is it time yet? Is it time? Yes, it’s time to recharge the old or get new batteries for the weather radio and to make sure it is functioning p…

“Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” At our house in the city of Sheboygan in the 1940s, no question about it, it was the chicken.

Many of us remember when backyards didn’t have fences and no one called 911 if a kid was playing in their yard. We rode our bikes everywhere a…

The year was 1946. World War II had ended, but the state and national concern that year focused on a new enemy, poliomyelitis, better known as…

Our family has always considered Sunday to be a day of rest. In the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s, people of all walks of life took time on Sundays to …

A previous yarn about the proliferation of cheese factories in Manitowoc County in the early 20th century brought back some interesting memori…

Before we moved to the farm where my wife and I live now, my family lived in the city of Sheboygan. In the early 1960s when I was in first gra…