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Monthly Archives: April 2014

WWII Veteran Shares Memories in New Book

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By Laura Rowe It wasn’t until the 50th anniversary of D-Day that John Regnier thought much about the significance of his involvement in World War II. He and his wife Eva Mae led a very fulfilling life in Stevens Point, Wisconsin -- raising six children, active in community and church, and sharing their home and lives with numerous international students. ... Read More »

Local Music Talents Combine with Businesses to Bolster Future Generations of Musicians

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BY CHELSEA DRUSCH With the dual goal of recognizing exceptional music skills and supporting local school music education, the Oshkosh Music Artist Series (OMAS) was born. A labor of musical love, Oshkosh Scene editor Justin Mitchell and Heid Music’s Kristin Masarik developed the concept of the series: Biannual concerts featuring varying genres of music that generate revenue for different Oshkosh ... Read More »

A New & Exciting Theatre Year Ahead

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BY JOSPEH FERLO Spring has sprung and April is a very busy and fun month in the Valley theatre scene. Get out your calendars, though, because it will take some careful planning, and yet, you can see any and all of these tremendous offerings! Local performers, both experienced and less-experienced, take to two different stages in mid-month for two popular ... Read More »

Putting the WAMI on the Fox Valley

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By George Halas Now that the trivial Oscars and Grammys have been put to bed, the real awards season starts, as The 34th Annual WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) Awards Show will be held Sunday, April 27, at the Fox Cities PAC in Appleton. The show, which The Inquisition understands turns into one of the year’s better parties, will provide the vehicle ... Read More »

The Time Theatre Year Five

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BY JUSTIN MITCHELL If the 2013 Time Theater season demonstrated anything, it was that Oshkosh wanted to see movies. The Theater nearly doubled their showings, and the people kept coming. Now entering their fifth year of showing films, the downtown Oshkosh film destination is embarking on an even more ambitious 2014 season, adding film showings every Friday evening to their ... Read More »

Baseball in Oshkosh Bill O’Donnel – Part 1 of 2

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By Ron La Point The year 1953 marked the last season the Giants would play in Oshkosh. Dave Garcia’s five-year run managing the Giants would end and he, along with a few other Giants players, would move on to greater heights in the baseball world. Bill O’Donnell, one of the pitchers on that last Giant team, was a high school ... Read More »

The Planet Perk Difference

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BY JUSTIN MITCHELL A place where Oshkosh Half Marathon trainers assemble in the early morning before runs; a comfortable spot for veterans new and old to feel a part of the community; the meeting location for dozens of groups; and the source of donated refreshments and much-needed funding support for nearly 100 regional causes. This list represents just a small part ... Read More »

Uncommon Ground

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BY JANINE WRIGHT For the last two years, this column has been bringing you stories on diverse topics such as race, ethnicity, income disparities, and cultural differences – to name just a few. We’ve also highlighted organizations in the Oshkosh area that have made their mission to help people who are marginalized by prejudice and discrimination.  My hope is that ... Read More »

The Oshkosh Civility Project

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BY KIM BIEDERMANN When Walter “Scotty” Scott went on vacation to Truckee, California to visit his son, he never expected to come back to Oshkosh with an idea that would influence so many residents. Located in the Sierra Nevada mountains, the small community of Truckee was embracing the idea of civility – the concept of respectful behavior – through The ... Read More »

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