Don
Barone

Biography

db has been in the reporting biz for over 30 years, won some Emmys and other awards, but is proudest of his four-decade marriage, his two kids and the fact he founded Tackle The Storm Foundation to help children.

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Autumn go lightly

Autumn go lightly

By Don Barone

“And all at once, Summer collapsed into Fall.”Oscar Wilde Dateline: Autumn go lightly There is a song of a magic dragon and a little boy.A song about string, sealing wax and autumn mist...

db: 10,000 handshakes

db: 10,000 handshakes

By Don Barone

Dateline: The Last 11 Years“I love meeting new people; I think everyone has a story to tell. We should all listen sometimes.”Kim SmithBig or small, short or tall, wide or skinny, no matter what...

Midwest memories

Midwest memories

By Don Barone

Dateline: The Midwest“With optimism, you look upon the sunny side of things. People say, 'Studs, you're an optimist.' I never said I was an optimist. I have hope because what's the alternative to...

Comfort zone

Comfort zone

By Don Barone

“The long and winding road…”Dateline: Lake Oahe, South Dakota“There are always new places to go fishing. For any fisherman, there's always a new place, always a new horizon.” - Jack NicklausTake...

Five down, four to go

Five down, four to go

By Don Barone

“To everything…” Dateline: La Crosse “When I race my mind is full of doubts, who will finish second, who will finish third.”Noureddine Morceli1996 Olympic Gold Medalist1,500 metersI don’t...

Prime Chuck

Prime Chuck

By Don Barone

“There's a place for us…”Dateline: Backstage“Chuck, he’s my right hand man and has been so for years, am I going to miss him, you bet I am, you bet.”Trip WeldonB.A.S.S. tournament director“Chuck...

BASSTrakk angst

BASSTrakk angst

By Don Barone

I’m sitting in a rental house at Kentucky Lake working on a story and watching BASSTrakk and I’m all torn up, one of my on the road roomies, Shaw Grigsby is whacking them today and as I write this...

A boy named Fischer

A boy named Fischer

By Don Barone

(A column for your children or grandchildren, not you...)Dateline: Imagination “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real.”Harry...

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