Weighing Diners in Amery, Part 2

Weighing Diners in Amery, Part 2

Nancy suggested that the newly closed café in Amery, Ida Mae’s, would be a possible spot to start the Weigh Station. “This group could have the place opened before Halloween, maybe much earlier.” The bathroom question came up. What if visits there would mean the diner wouldn’t gain any weight. Becky had an answer ready, […]

Ida Mae’s Cafe in Amery; Inquiring Minds

Ida Mae’s Cafe in Amery; Inquiring Minds

A stranger approached Kathleen and Lou as they scarfed down breakfast at Ida Mae’s Café. He introduced himself as traveling through the area and asked if they’d be able to answer a question. “Go ahead,” Lou said with his mouth full of bacon. “I’m headed for Clayton, I think that’s east here.” Kathy and Lou […]

Toll Bridge: St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin

Toll Bridge: St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin

Recently on Facebook, someone posted this photo of a man who found a sign that at one time was used for a toll bridge. The current crossing, the modern multi-laned bridge, wasn’t always there to cross the St. Croix River between Wisconsin and Minnesota. The crossing is between St. Croix Falls, WI, and Taylors Falls, MN, both […]

Female Veterinarian in Amery

Female Veterinarian in Amery

Growing up in Amery, we were used to the variety of doctors and other professionals that we saw nearly every day. One veterinarian, Shirley Carver, ran a small and large animal practice, but she had another business on the side. One of her hobbies was taxidermy. She’d make anything from a mouse or rabbit to a dairy cow look as realistic as […]