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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)

8-16-17

Ruth Culver Community Library President Helen Campbell joins our show this week. Rauel and Helen discuss the library as well as the Friends of the Library’s 9th annual Dinner and Golf outing coming up on Wednesday, September 6th. Rauel is then joined by McFarlanes’ Retail Associate, Tom Ziegler, to talk about a couple of other great events coming up soon.

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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.

Scroll down to find and listen to past episodes of the show.


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:

8-9-17

This week Rauel is joined Meagan Statz, Assistant Director of the Ruth Culver Community Library. The two of them discuss how the library has evolved over recent years and how libraries as a whole have changed. Meagan also goes through some of the great programming they have coming up in the near future at the Ruth Culver Library.

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8-2-17

This week Rauel is joined by two members of the August Derleth Society. Mitch Maier the president of the organization as well as executive secretary Julie Roelke. The three of them discuss the society, how it got started and some events they have coming up. Check out their website: AugustDerleth.org

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7-26-17

This week we welcome author, speaker and photographer Jeffrey Ryan. Rauel and Jeff discuss his 28 year adventure of hiking the Appalachian Trail and some of his many other adventures as well. They also dive into Jeff’s book, Appalachian Odyssey, with details of some of his favorite stories from it. For more on Jeffery Ryan check out his website: JeffRyanAuthor.com

 

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7-19-17

This week McFarlanes is hosting an event for their sales reps, venders and customers to celebrate their 100th anniversary. Rauel is joined by a host of guests to talk about the state of agriculture and technology around the Midwest.

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7-12-17

This week Rauel is joined by Sauk Prairie School District assistant superintendent and president of the Friends of the Great Sauk Trail Jeff Wright. Jeff will discuss the extension of the Great Sauk Trail all the way to Devils Lake State park. Learn what his organization is doing to help raise the funds and how you can help.

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7-6-17

Rauel is joined by Jack Accola to discuss the upcoming Jimmy Fortune concerts at the River Arts Center. Once again Jack has organized this benefit to raise money for the World Craniofacial Foundation.

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6-28-17

Jeff Boll and Camilla Jackson from Sauk County Relay for Life join to discuss this year’s event on August 7th. Learn how the two of them got involved with Relay for Life and all the details on how you can help support this amazing cause. For more info check out the events website: relayforlife.org/saukprairiewi     

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6-21-17

MaCall Tourdot, Director of Tourism and Promotions for the Sauk Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce,  returns to the show to discuss the upcoming, fun filled Summer. Learn about all the living going on in Sauk Prairie and the surrounding areas.    

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6-14-17

This week it’s the return of Cathy Lins, Exceutive Director of Durward’s Glen Retreat and Conference Center. Learn about the 104th Corpus Christi Celebration at Durward’s Glen. Cathy and Rauel also discuss the other great events they will be hosting for the 2017 season.   

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6-8-17 -Special Edition

Verlyn Mueller joins for this special edition of the show to talk about the newly re-opened Museum of Badger Army Ammunition. Verlyn serves as the curator and archivist for the museum and goes into great detail on what was the Largest Ammunition Plant in the World in 1942.    

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6-7-17

John Ramthun from 6:8 of Prairie du Sac returns to the show! John discusses the organization, plus all the great mission work and community service they have provided in their 7 years of existence. Rauel and John also go into detail on the Sauk Prairie Fire on River event coming up at the end of June. Visit makingservicepersonal.org for all the details on 6:8.

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5-31-17

Kyle Crosby of the Boys and Girls Club of West-Central Wisconsin is back! Kyle and Rauel discuss what’s new at the club, ways you can get involved and even talk about the brand new club coming soon to Reedsburg!   

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5-24-17

Lindsey Giese Juarez, Executive Director of River Arts Inc., is back to discuss the fantastic 2017-18 season ahead for the organization.

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5-17-17

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.


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.


5-10-17

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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5-3-17

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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4-26-17

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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4-19-17

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 barabootheatreguild.org.

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4-12-17

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 badgerhonorflight.org.

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4-5-17

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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3-29-17

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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3-22-17

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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3-15-17

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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3-8-17

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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3-1-17

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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2-22-17

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


2-15-17

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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2-8-17

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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2-1-17

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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1-25-17

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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1-18-17

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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1-4-17

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.

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