Monthly Archives: December 2013

Exploring Neenah’s Hidden Gem

A variety of paperweights at the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass. Photo by Todd Moen

By Sherry Misener Neatly tucked into the corner of Park and Wisconsin avenues across from Riverside Park stands Neenah’s hidden gem: the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass. While the museum is located on city-owned property, the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass is operated by a private foundation who cares for the glass collections, funds museum operations, and maintains the building. Thanks to ... Read More »

Stevens Point: Home of a Comic Book Legend


By Jaclyn Brandt Many may not know it, but the Stevens Point area has been the home to one of the rarest, and most expansive, pedigreed comic book collections for decades. Maggie Thompson and her husband Don both began collecting as children, and when they were married in 1962 the collection continued to grow. Don Thompson died in 1994, but ... Read More »

Oshkosh All Stars – Part 2 of 2


By Ron La Point …Continued from Nov 2013 Sandy Padive in his book “Basketball’s Hall of Fame,” writes about George Mikan, whom he called the first of the great big men. “In 1946, George Mikan signed with the Chicago Gears of the NBL. The Gears were playing the team from Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin team had a center named ... Read More »

I’m hear – Liv Anne Learn


Dear Liv, How do I tell my best friend to quit complaining while we work out? I simply can’t take another day! Fit and Frustrated Well Sista, There’s a couple of ways you can handle this. If it’s convenient, just try switching your workout schedule. If that’s not an option, you’ll need to consider what we refer to as Plan ... Read More »

What’s the good word?


By Scherryl Antoniadis With another holiday season upon us, I am reminded of a very memorable Christmas past when I was a ‘tween of 11 or 12. It began, as was our ritual, with my older brother and me spending countless days poring over the Sears & Roebuck catalog (or “wish book” as our mother called it) to create our ... Read More »

Tom Skenandore, Green Bay’s first pro


Part Two of a Two-Part Series by Denis Gullickson Tom Skenandore climbed off the train at the Oneida depot in early-April, 1897, a sturdy, 20-year-old man. He’d left home at just 15 and taken the 850-mile train ride to Carlisle, Pa. — like so many other young Oneidas. Tom’s parents, Jacob and Mary, had bid him an anxious farewell — ... Read More »

December in Oshkosh is a Wonderful Time Of Year


By Jeff Potts Our “Event City” reputation typically conjures images of a hot summer day spent listening to music or exploring aviation but the holiday season also has Oshkosh busy with activity. We’re quickly approaching North Pole status for the amount of yuletide cheer a family can experience in Oshkosh. All of our major attractions are hanging their stockings, double ... Read More »

Preserve the Heart With a Book


By Cassondra Temmer Picture this; you’re sitting by the fire with your favorite holiday drink and your most comfortable clothes. Then you reach over and pick up a book. This is not just any book its one that you selected just for the holidays and you begin to read, not wanting to put it down for anything. For Tom Lyons, ... Read More »

Rocky Roller Coaster Rollout


By Dennis Riley Rocky is probably the kindest word that has been applied to the rollout of the Affordable Care Act during these last two months. The image that comes to my mind is that of a roller coaster, a roller coaster composed of blue cars and red cars. The people in the blue cars are screaming. Their screams sound ... Read More »

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