Emily Bialkowski

Emily Bialkowski Managing Editor   What are my core values? Going into the Caledonia School District’s  first strategic planning team meeting, I thought a bit about the idea. I didn’t want to show having never considered what we’d be talking about, but I struggled to arrange something eloquent and thoughtful ahead of time. Perhaps that [...]

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Emily Bialkowski Managing Editor My neighbor Betty should be on the “Sweet Genius” television show. It’s a reality show that offers both amateur and professional bakers the opportunity to compete for $10,000. During the one-hour broadcast, Ron Ben-Israel challenges four chefs to create scrumptious sweets with surprise ingredients. The chefs are given the ingredients, an [...]

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Emily Bialkowski Managing Editor It’s kind of hard to believe my family and I have been in Caledonia for six months now. You’d think in a town this size we would have already experienced all the great things the community has to offer and  would be settling into some sense of normal. Yeah, right. We [...]

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Emily Bialkowski Managing Editor Have you made 27 dozen cookies yet? I’m just wondering because a woman came in here the other day saying she made 27 dozen and shared her bountiful bakery with The Argus staff. I thought, wow, the holidays really do send people into a flurry of baking, cleaning and, quite often, [...]

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Emily Bialkowski Managing Editor This week I was presented the very difficult decision as a news editor of either ignoring a sad incident in our community or reporting on it at the risk of insulting readers. I took the bold leap of reporting on it because, as you will read in Larry Werner’s column on [...]

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