Category Archives: Hubbard, Wisconsin

Episode 33 From Hubbard, Wisconsin: Dave Takes Joy in spring

Comment: Recent readers may not know that occasionally I depart from personal/political commentary and write about one of my favorite characters from my fictional town of Hubbard, Wisconsin. Sadly, I’ve neglected Hubbard and its residents, as the last letter from … Continue reading

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Episode 31 From Hubbard, Wisconsin: Jose Under Fire

Thanks to his acquaintance, Renaldo, Jose was able to hire some illegal Mexicans to work for his construction firm (See Sunday, June 4, 2006 “The Gonzales’ Dilemma”). This was a last resort for Jose and Angela, as they couldn’t find … Continue reading

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Episode 30 From Hubbard, Wisconsin. “Subani Returns?”

The summer of 2007 has been long and lonely for Marcus Harnack. Frank Kedzic, the metallurgist at Hubbard Foundry (and perhaps Marcus’ biggest fan), made sure that Marcus got in a lot of overtime at the foundry with a nice … Continue reading

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Episode 29 from Hubbard, Wisconsin. “Dave Visits the Self-Sufficient Man”

Summer has arrived in Hubbard, Wisconsin. The June daytime high temperatures have been in the eighties with night temperatures in the fifties. This is the kind of weather that Dave likes, cool at night for sleeping, yet warm and comfortable … Continue reading

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Episode 28 from Hubbard, Wisconsin. “The ‘Granolas’ of Minneapolis”

The last two years have been absolutely brutal for Unity Wilson. A long time protestor, for years she has railed against corporations, profits, production, corporate farms, CEO’s, high prices, foundries, gasoline oil refineries, child labor, exploitation of females, and global … Continue reading

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Episode 27 From Hubbard, Wisconsin. “Marcus and Subani”

Spring semester is finished at Hubbard State University and Marcus Harnack is standing on the sidewalk outside the Chicago O’Hare airport terminal building. He received straight “A’s” in all of his chemistry, science, and math classes, but it looks like … Continue reading

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Episode 26 From Hubbard, Wisconsin. “Ralph the Trailer Skirter”

Ralph Harnack is now 58 years old. He’s worked at the Hubbard Foundry for nearly 35 years and he and Betty have resided in their modest, yet well-maintained home on Hubbard’s east side for 33 years. Sometimes when Betty writes … Continue reading

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