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Picture of the Week – a pair of mallards made themselves at home amidst a gaggle of Canada Geese.

The birds were at Watkins Lake, in the middle of the Irish Hills’ newest state park.

As the hole in the ice attests, warmer than normal temperatures have put a stop to local ice fishing. I saw some fishermen out on Evans lake a few weeks ago, but even then the ice was too thin for me. I like ice to be at least six inches thick before I will get out on it.

For the die hard fishermen, there is ice to the north, at least on Dec. 28, as this story notes:

But who knows. In a week we could find ourselves enveloped in an arctic dome. You just never know.

Down here, the ice hockey, winter festival at MIS postponed due to warm weather.

Life in the Hills is a daily blog by Matt Schepeler that will be updated regularly. The blog will be normally be posted around 7 p.m. If you have a photo you would like to see featured, send it to Matt at If you have a comment, leave a reply below.

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