Monthly Archives: February 2014

News and Releases from Around the State


•League of Wisconsin Municipalities: State surplus could help fund $121 million shortfall for municipalities Wisconsin municipalities took a $100 million hit in the 2011-2013 state budget to help resolve the state’s financial difficulties. Almost none of those cuts have been restored. Now, the state anticipates it will have $912 million more in tax revenues at the end of the current budget in June ... Read More »

Wildlife Signs of Spring


By Tracy Koenig Signs of spring are always welcome here in Wisconsin, especially after a cold winter like this one. Those signs are all around us if we just know where to look. Wildlife signs begin as early as January, and are triggered by minute increases in daily light level. Black capped chickadees are common feeder birds that also thrive ... Read More »

First “Super Bowl” was big in GB, NFL


No, our Packers weren’t in the “Big Dance” this year. Still, there’s a hint of green and gold to every Super Bowl; “the Pack” won the first two — setting the stage for the rest. That may not do much to salve this year’s disappointment, but it’s a big part of this team’s storied legacy — something fans of most ... Read More »

Point Bock Run – March 1st 2014


The mission of the race is to promote an affordable, well-managed race. The race directors have run many races over the years, and adopted the philosophy of “a run for runners, managed by runners”. From their experiences they took the positive and established the Bock Run. The objective was never profit generation, and any profits are returned to the sport ... Read More »

Les Miserables Hits the Grand


By Kurt Stein When I first heard that Oshkosh’s historic Grand Opera House was going to be featuring performances of Victor Hugo’s LES MISERABLES in March 2014, I really didn’t believe it. From the original book, to the Broadway play, to the 2012 movie version, LES MIS has always been big, big, BIG! The Grand on the other hand, is ... Read More »

Mickey Crowe – The Legend


By Michael Casper Growing up, I remember the tales of this incredible basketball player named Mickey Crowe. I was in junior high and had only caught glimpses of him through brief local TV sports highlights, but I knew I liked him because he had everything I wanted. The ball handling skills of a Harlem Globetrotter, a jump shot that he’d ... Read More »

From the Wine Cave


By Kimberly Fisher February is a month filled with thoughts by many of one thing…..LOVE. For others, it is a month filled with tradition, passion and dreams. The Antinori family has been involved in the production of wine for over six centuries, since 1385. 26 generations later, the winery is run by Marquis Piero Antinori with the support of his ... Read More »

When syndication ruled the waves


By Josh Hadley The initial boom of First Run Syndication was so strong that the network pushback inevitably broke it’s back ... but only for a short while as the independent stations still needed that programming (even the ones that became FOX stations, remember kids, FOX only had original programming for two hours a night six days a week, that ... Read More »

Taste of Fond du Lac 2014


Taste of Fond du Lac is right around the corner on Sunday, February 23, 2014 from 11a.m. – 5p.m. at the Fond du Lac Fairgrounds Expo Building. There will be numerous restaurants offering their delectable menu items, a silent auction, and onstage entertainment. Entrance tickets are available for only $1.50 at Festival Foods, Wagner Office Supply, and the Fond du ... Read More »

Hell Is Where the Heart Is


By Richard Ostrum  Stowed away atop the mighty House of Heroes comic book hot spot in the thick of Oshkosh is a grand laboratory adorned with majestic posters (mostly of the original Evil Dead) and copious objects truly fitting a film-savvy scholar. It houses one mad soul, hard at labor on a challenging collection of projects and ideas meant to ... Read More »

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