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Byron McNutt

People Make the Difference

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or P.O. Box 1929, Eagle River, WI 54521.


What we learn from our fathers
By Byron McNutt

IT HAS BEEN said: One father is worth more than a hundred schoolmasters. It is important to have a father in the home for the life lessons he can pass on to his children.

New babies make men out of fathers and boys out of grandfathers. The best years of fatherhood are when your kids are old enough to wash your car but too young to drive it. Many a father works hard to keep the wolf from the door, then his daughter grows up

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 11:25 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, June 10, 2014 11:27 AM )
Insightful observations from 1955
By Byron McNutt

IF YOU’RE AT least 60 years old, you need to share the following with your children and grandchildren. These are comments made by folks in the mid-1950s and are in stark contrast with how we live today.

Sure, times have changed. Young folks today can’t imagine how their grandparents and great grandparents, recovering from World War II and the Korean War, could possibly live and support a family while earning less than $100 a week.

There is a movement today about raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, or as high as $15 per hour. Well, back in 1955, the federal minimum wage was raised from 75 cents per hour to $1 per hour Aug. 12.

I’ve heard people say they think they had more

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 10:08 AM
Endeavor to make a difference
By Byron McNutt

ANOTHER SCHOOL year is drawing to a close. In the next few weeks there will be words of wisdom offered to this year’s graduates.

Parents, teachers and representatives from all walks of life will provide encouragement as these young men and women take their place in the world.

At a few universities, graduating seniors used social media

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 12:53 PM
Honor all veterans on Memorial Day

By Byron McNutt

MEMORIAL DAY is a time to honor those men and women who fought bravely and made the greatest sacrifice one can make to defend liberty — their lives.

Too often, we take for granted the ideals for which our ancestors fought. It may be easy to forget because only 6% of Americans younger than 65 have served in uniform.

We must constantly remind ourselves

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 9:44 AM
What can ruin a good day fishing
By Byron McNutt

HAVE YOU EVER had a fishing buddy that would borrow equipment from you and then never return it? Have you arrived at your favorite “secret” fishing hole only to find two other boats right on your spot?

Every fisherman has a list of things that really bother him or her. You might say they are the Murphy’s Laws of fishing. Since the 2014 inland fishing season opened recently it’s a good time to recall a few irritations that may have happened to you.

This is in no way a complete list but I thought you might find comfort in knowing

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 10:53 AM

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