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BC-WI--Wisconsin Weekend Exchange Digest, WI

March 19, 2019

Here are the Wisconsin AP Member Exchange Features for March 23-25:

FOR SATURDAY-SUNDAY:

EXCHANGE-MEALS FOR SENIORS

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. _ Kitchen staff arrive at the former Fall Creek Valley Care Center at 4:30 to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday to make nutritious meals for close to 400 seniors in Eau Claire and Chippewa counties. Meals might include potatoes peeled by hand, homemade bread and desserts made from scratch. Staff and volunteers recently scooped baked apples, broccoli and cornbread with pulled pork onto individual plates, which were then sealed before being placed in containers to keep them warm. By Christena T. O’brien, Leader-Telegram. SENT IN ADVANCE: 719 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-CO-OP SURVIVES

PLAIN, Wis. _ Honey Creek Market isn’t your typical grocery co-op. While others like Madison-based Willy Street Co-op, Yahara River Grocery Co-op in Stoughton and Viroqua Food Co-op in Vernon County are known for their organic produce, vegan options and bulk grains, the inventory at Honey Creek is more in line with that of a Pick’n Save or Woodman’s Market, although on a much smaller scale. The co-op, with just more than 100 members, offers mainstream and brand-name products along with a small mix of locally produced foods. By Barry Adams, Wisconsin State Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 959 words, photos.

FOR MONDAY:

EXCHANGE-DOCUMENTING GREAT MIGRATION

BELOIT, Wis. _ Three-year-old Mildred “Sugar Pie” McCraley was too young to remember the exhausting train trip from Pontotoc, Mississippi, to Rock County in 1916. But years later, she told her family how her father migrated from a tiny town in the South to the unknown city of Beloit to find a factory job. McCraley’s father was a black farmer who worked for a white landowner, who kept him in debt long after he paid off his mortgage. Eventually, McCraley’s father got fed up. By Anna Marie Lux, The Janesville Gazettel. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1009 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-LAST FISH FRIES

RACINE, Wis. _ Fridays at the Yardarm are pretty much always busy. But since announcing it would be closing soon _ the restaurant’s last day is expected to be in April, before becoming Joey’s East _ more familiar faces have been stopping in for one last plate of fried cod, hidden beneath a pile of those mouthwatering sand dollars. At 3:30 p.m., the restaurant was practically empty. By 5 p.m., every seat at the bar was filled and a small crowd of patient, hungry people was forming a line near the entrance. By Adam Rogan, The Journal Times. SENT IN ADVANCE: 263 words, photos.

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