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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Fun w/ Fun w/ Atoms

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By Lemmy Thru We’ve always sucked at interviews; we talked about that before you got here.” Oh, Rick Smith, how I disagree! The “we” in question is Fun w/ Atoms, one of Green Bay’s most awesomely dedicated bands. A few weeks ago I got to chat with guitarist Smith, bassist Dan Collins, and drummer Curt Lefevre (all three members sing). ... Read More »

Monster Jam – As Big As It Gets!

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Monster trucks roar into Green Bay’s Resch Center! By A.C. Kruse-Ross On April 5 and 6 the walls of Green Bay’s Resch Center will tremble beneath the roar of multiple 1,500 horsepower, 10,000-pound, 12-foot tall, mechanized behemoths as they roll into town for three larger-than-life shows. Don’t miss Monter Jam – As Big As It Gets! Veteran driver and long-time ... Read More »

Downtown Hotels once center of GB Football

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By Denis Gullickson The recent announcement that City of Green Bay had entered into a “milestone” deal to refurbish the former Northland Hotel should have caught the eye of every fan of Packer’s history. The Northland’s place in Packers lore recalls the team’s glorious past as well as a time when players and coaches seemed far more accessible to the ... Read More »

Raising the Bar: Oshkosh’s New Residential Design Standards

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BY LORI PALMERI The Five Orders of Architecture are rules that go back to the time of Vitruvius. In a sense, those rules try to bring “Order out of Chaos.” This concept guides a city planners’ mission still today – to shape an orderly built environment, while protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the general public. The new design ... Read More »

Landlord Education Series

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BY KRISTI CUTTS A collaborative effort by the City of Oshkosh, the Oshkosh/Winnebago County Housing Authority, the Winnebago Apartment Association, the Winnebagoland Housing Coalition and University of Wisconsin Extension-Winnebago County has resulted in the offering of a new series of educational programs called the Landlord Education Series. The program has been designed for both new and existing landlords. Collaborating partners bring ... Read More »

Community helps make Oshkosh home for refugees

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BY DORRY WILNER For hundreds of years, this place we call Oshkosh has been home to people from many places on earth. The native peoples who lived, hunted, fished and trapped in this part of Wisconsin welcomed the first wave of explorers and settlers to the area. As people recognized the abundance of natural resources in timber, water, fertile farmland ... Read More »

Website Covers Courts 10 Years After Paulus Plea

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BY MILES MAGUIRE Depending on how you look at it, this month will bring the 10th anniversary of the darkest day in the history of the Winnebago County Circuit Court – or perhaps the                      brightest day. It was April 26, 2004, when the U.S. Department of Justice issued a press ... Read More »

The Humane Progressive: Beyond Econ 101

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BY FRANK MCCANDLESS The Great social philosopher George Carlin hypothesized that in the United States, there are three kinds of social classes: the rich who make all the money and pay none of the taxes; the middle class who pay all the taxes and do all the work; and the poor who are there to scare the shit out of ... Read More »

The Winds of Change at O’so

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BY LEE REIHERZER Have a discussion with Marc Butera about his brewery and you’ll notice there’s a word that visits the conversation again and again: Fun. Butera is obviously having it. Talk to him about the taproom that he operates in conjunction with O’so Brewing in Plover and you’ll find out what Butera’s idea of fun is all about. “We ... Read More »

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