Becky Ruff

A longtime freelance writer and former newspaper editor, Becky Ruff lives close to the Midwest rivers, where she can often be found paddling her kayak.

Removing the stigma

Food pantry site manager Kim Boughton works hard to ensure that food security comes with respect “I was really judgmental before I started here,” admits Kim Boughton of Boscobel, Wisconsin. Kim is the site manager for Community Treasures Thrift store and Northern Grant County Food Pantry in Boscobel, a community with a population of about

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Good Earth

Business partners James Cassidy and Eric Jubeck combine their interests and talents for CBD and vegetable ventures   During their ‘day jobs’, educators Eric Jubeck and James Cassidy work at the School District of Monroe, in Green County Wisconsin. In 2019, they teamed up to learn to grow hemp plants and other garden products they manage

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Answering the Call

Answering the Call By Becky Ruff   The volunteer fire department in Mt. Hope, Wisconsin stays versatile and creative in meeting the needs of the rural community It was late December 1944 when members of the small community of Mt. Hope in Grant County, Wisconsin watched as a fire consumed the home of two families.

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More than food: Wisconsin county meal programs help sustain older residents

Beyond the necessity of nourishment, food is associated with the earliest memories of comfort, connection, and of socialization with others. When obtaining or preparing meals becomes challenging due to physical limitations, the loss of a partner, or to distance from family, many older Wisconsin residents rely on available programs to get much-needed nutrition as well

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