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Beverly Thompson Ciseski: obituaries

[Both of these obituaries were once online, but the links are no longer functional.]

Stevens Point Journal, May 2009

Beverly J. Ciseski, 81, of 2916 Lindbergh Ave., Stevens Point, died peacefully Saturday, May 16, 2009, at Saint Michael’s Hospital, surrounded by her loved ones. 558 more words

Black River Falls (Wis.)

Juanita (Thompson) Peterson: two early photos

A photograph of my mother, Juanita Thompson, afterwards Peterson (on the right); the sign on the stone indicates that the picture must have been taken no earlier than 1924, near the end of the bridge in Black River Falls. 24 more words

Black River Falls (Wis.)

I Truly Miss Hunter S. Thompson

I just found out that Tom Wolfe died at 88 years old in Manhattan, and this made me think of Gonzo Journalism and the impact that writers like Wolfe and Hunter S. 442 more words


Honoring Audrain County's Fallen Deputies

This week law enforcement officers nationwide are being honored for their service and sacrifices.

The Audrain County Sheriff’s Office has lost 2 deputies in the line of duty. 64 more words

Thompson Brothers: Glenlivet Solera drawn 1994, Springbank solera 1950-1978 drawn 1996, Glen Mhor 1937/1959

The Thompson brothers, Phil and Simon, proprietors of the Dornoch Castle Hotel Bar and new distillers operating the Dornoch Distillery, have in their various travels and searching, acquired three examples of old Scotch Whisky drawn from cask many years ago and stored away in carboys or flagons only to be unearthed many years later, be it estate sales or auctions. 558 more words



Old family letters are a precious find, providing more insight into the people of our past than any number of government records. Letters from the 19th century are particularly scarce as literacy was far from universal and the passage of time with its attendant wear-and-tear has consumed fragile paper. 1,813 more words


Gorgeous Gorge

So, again, we visited the Saklikent Gorge on an excursion with Thompson (TUI). And, again, I cannot recommend it enough!

When you arrive, you get given some fetching blue plastic shoes because to access most of the gorge you need to walk through some pretty fast-paced water (if you’re not so confident on your feet, you can still enjoy most of the gorge without passing through). 190 more words