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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Every moment counts

Every moment counts

By Don Barone

Last day of practice, weather is horrible, Shaw Grigsby Jr. and Paul Elias, and I'm sure all the other Elites still take to the water, every minute counts. Trust me when I say this, but...

db: Three easy pieces

db: Three easy pieces

By Don Barone

“Guess who just got back today…”Dateline: From onboard the yachtIt is, sunrise.We have once again spun around to face the glow that gives us, gives everything around us, life.We are fixed in the...

Shaw at sunrise

Shaw at sunrise

By Don Barone

It is a hair before 6:30 a.m., Tuesday, day two of practice here in La Crosse and the Mississippi River.Shaw Grigsby is in that tiny boat heading out for practice, he won’t be back until...

Growing, Bradley Roy

Growing, Bradley Roy

By Don Barone

“My wish, for you…”Dateline: 2009…“When I grow up I want to be a little boy.”~Joseph Heller“When I first started fishing the Elites, they called me, “Pampers.”~Bradley RoyPull up a chair, this is a...

A bass for Bobby

A bass for Bobby

By Don Barone

“And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon…”Dateline: Memories“He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.”— Clarence “Bud” Kelland on his dadThe Saturday Evening...

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