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Mornings At McFarlanes

Live Broadcast from McFarlanes’ in Sauk City

Listen to our most recent archived Mornings at McFarlanes’ episodes:

(We make every effort to upload current broadcasts as soon as we can after their initial airing)

5-18-17 – Special Edition

For this Special Thursday edition of the show we were joined by Rachel Tatge, Director of Marketing & Events Producer for Madison Magazine. Rachel and Rauel discuss the 2017 Madison Magazine BBQ Festival taking place at Meyer Oak Grove Park this weekend.


Anna Hawley, Public Program Coordinator of the Aldo Leopold Foundation, joined the show to discuss the Foundation and some of the great programming coming soon. This includes the annual Family Day and Open House coming up on Saturday, May 20th from Noon to 4pm. CLICK HERE to check out all the details.

Be sure to tune in every Wednesday at 8:05am for the show. Listen live on 99.7 FM, stream on the Free WRPQ Mobile app or listen from your computer by Clicking Here.

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Hosted Weekly by Rauel LaBreche

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Rauel works full time as the Information Services Director at McFarlane Mfg. Company Inc.  Rauel also has a long history of working in the Arts.   He has an M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Stage Direction and has directed plays at University, High School and Community Theatre levels.   He feels blessed by all the connections that he has made over the years and is using that network to bring a variety of guests to the show from week to week.

He and his wife Ann have lived in Prairie du Sac for over 25 years and are proud to call it home.  They raised two wonderful kids there (Elisabeth & Josiah) as well as their “Three Musketeer Beagles” Porthos, Aramis, and Athos, so they know from personal experience that it’s a GREAT place to raise a family.

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Past Episodes:


This week we are joined on the show by Sauk Prairie Police Chief Jerry Strunz. Jerry talks about how he got his start in law enforcement and gives updates on the local Sauk Prairie force. He and Rauel also discuss some of the events coming up during National Police Week starting on Monday, May 15th.

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This week we talk about the wonderful Durward’s Glen Retreat and Conference Center with Exceutive Director, Cathy Lins. Learn about the site as well as some of the great events they’re hosting in the coming weeks and the 2017 season.

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This week we go square dancing with longtime caller Dale Ryan. Rauel is joined by Dale and Jody Kapp, volunteer at the Tripp Heritage Museum, to discuss their “Old-Fashioned Square Dance” event coming up on Saturday. Hear all the details, learn how Dale got into calling and even listen to him give a sneak peak of what you’ll hear at the event. CLICK HERE for the full event details.

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Katie James of the Baraboo Theatre Guild joins Rauel to discuss their upcoming show “All Hands On Deck.” The shows begin April 28th at the Baraboo Arts Center at 323 Water Street in Baraboo. Learn all about Katie, the show, the music and so much more. For more info check out

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On this episode, Rauel is joined by Fritz Wyttenbach, Stan Theis and Brian Zeigler. The four of them discuss the Badger Honor Flight program. They give a brief history of how it started plus discuss the huge support it has gained in the Sauk County area. For more information or to sign up visit

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Dave Pronold, Account Executive from News Publishing Company, joins Rauel to discuss his background and time in the community. They also dive into some of the history of Newspaper, where it is now and how it is continually evolving.

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Tim Homar, President of the Sauk Prairie Chamber of Commerce, joins Rauel for the first time. Tim discussed his background and experience within the community. He goes on to talk about some of the benefits of the Chamber and their vision for the future.

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Lindsey Giese Juarez, Executive Director of River Arts Inc., joined Rauel to discuss the organization and the many events they have coming up.

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John Bachhuber, General Manager of McFarlane’s, joined the show to discuss services and events going on around the store to celebrate Customer Appreciation Days and beyond. In Part 2, Rauel welcomes Louann Rinkin of the Sauk Prairie Theatre Guild to talk about an upcoming series of plays being performed this weekend in Sauk City.

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Bill Leavers, Sales Manger of Ag Sales for McFarlane’s, joined Rauel to discuss some tips for this time of year as well as some of the products the store carries. They also preview the Customer Appreciation Days which starts on March 10th!

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Buddy Huffaker, Executive Director of the Aldo Leopold Foundation, joined the show to discuss the group, their mission and preview all the wonderful events they have coming up.

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Rauel was joined by Rick Peters, Store Manager of McFarlanes, to discuss the store’s upcoming Customer Appreciation Days, March 10th-19th.


Amy Jorgenson and Mitch Breunig from Sauk Prairie Sports Boosters joined to talk about the group and its support of all the School District’s athletic programs and to give a big shout out for this Friday’s ROCK THE GYM event.

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Ben Bromley was on the show talking about his CABin fever fundraising event this weekend. He also discussed his work as a local playwright and the stories he’s interested in telling through his writing.

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Cliff Thompson joined the show to give an update on initiatives in the Sauk Prairie School district as well as challenges faced by our Public School systems and the steps we’re taking locally to meet those challenges.

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Bill Harris, President of the People Helping People, joins to talk about PHP, their programming and events as well as the history of the organization. Really a celebration of what one person can do to help change the world.

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Rauel was joined by Dick McFarlane of McFarlanes’. They touched on some of the vast history around the store. History that will be celebrated all year long as they honor their 100 year Anniversary in 2017.

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1-10-17 – Special Edition

Rauel is joined by members of the Ferry Bluff Eagle Council to discuss Bald Eagle Watching Days this weekend. It’s the 30th Anniversary and they talk about the origin of the event and all the happenings this weekend.

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Kyle Crosby returned to help us kick off the new year as he gave us an update everything going on at the Boys and Girls Club of West-Central Wisconsin. Kyle also talks about their exciting Gala event coming up on January 13th. For more info or to order tickets please visit the event website here.