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WILTZ: African Plains Game — There’s nothing plain about it.

August 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

As I lay in bed the first night in camp, I thought about the half cabin — half tent that would be home for the next six nights. The raspy cough of a leopard interrupted my thoughts, I climbed from bed and pulled down the zipper of my front screen d…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

WILTZ: If it was my fault, then I’ll accept the blame

January 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Roger Wiltz

For The Daily Republic

Tom, one of my sons-in-law from Wisconsin, expressed an interest in a South Dakota pheasant hunt during the days preceding Christmas. The girls offered to keep tabs on a convalescing Betsy during my absence…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

WILTZ: If it was my fault, then I’ll accept the blame

January 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Roger Wiltz

For The Daily Republic

Tom, one of my sons-in-law from Wisconsin, expressed an interest in a South Dakota pheasant hunt during the days preceding Christmas. The girls offered to keep tabs on a convalescing Betsy during my absence…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

WILTZ: What does one get for a nun at Christmas time?

December 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Roger Wiltz

Perhaps because I was an educator most of my working life, one of my favorite quotes comes from W.C. Fields. It goes, “Schools ain’t as good as they used to be and they never was.” There’s some truth to it. Back in the early…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

WILTZ: What does one get for a nun at Christmas time?

December 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Roger Wiltz

Perhaps because I was an educator most of my working life, one of my favorite quotes comes from W.C. Fields. It goes, “Schools ain’t as good as they used to be and they never was.” There’s some truth to it. Back in the early…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

ROGER WILTZ: Herter’s added color to industry

August 30, 2011 in The Daily Republic

If you’re 50 or older, you might remember when Herter’s opened a store in Mitchell. That store would pale in comparison to today’s Cabela’s, but back then it was a very big deal. I still have plastic ammo boxes, fishing lures and reloading components purchased in that store where every product was “World’s Finest.”
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WILTZ: A perfect situation to teach kids to fish

August 18, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Our daughter Laurie and her family have a second home on Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks. The home is set on the sprawling lake, and a front stairway leads to their partially covered floating dock. The dock includes boats and slips, lounge chairs, sound system, television, fridge, and most important, a good place to fish. Betsy and I were guests for four days last week. Continue Reading

ROGER WILTZ: Taking on a tough situation

July 26, 2011 in The Daily Republic

When we moved to Wagner in 1976, I knew about the school system where I would be the new principal for grades seven through 12. Superintendent Dale Hall was a friend, and I knew many staff members. Continue Reading

ROGER WILTZ: Ten Wagner anglers invade Canada

July 19, 2011 in The Daily Republic

On Thursday morning, June 30, ten Wagner anglers headed for Canada. Continue Reading

ROGER WILTZ: Let’s start a Camo Hat Society

July 12, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Sorry, ladies. Today’s column is mostly for guys. Continue Reading