Monthly Archives: May 2014



By Dobie Maxwell Summer in the Midwest is an eclectic explosion of several spectacular seasons all rolled into a single one, and it’s extremely difficult if not impossible not to find at least something that tickles one’s fancy on some level just by looking around a little. There are all kinds of exciting options. Depending on what a particular individual ... Read More »

Rising Star Mill Celebrates 27th Year with Art Show & Sale


By Marianne Walker Jerome Nelson never would have imagined how the grist mill he built on the Tomorrow River back in 1868 would eventually morph into what has become an “art destination” in Central Wisconsin.    If you love fine art and fine craft and are seeking a fun-filled Memorial Day outing, set your GPS for the tiny pastoral village ... Read More »

A Look at John Doe: Part 3


By Gavin Schmitt This column previously reported on the ongoing John Doe investigation of people surrounding Scott Walker in our December and January issues. I strongly encourage readers to track down those columns for future reference. It is time again to check up on the investigation, leaving no stone unturned. As of this writing, John Doe II seems to have ... Read More »

Passion Leads to Success


By Cassondra Temmer In the beginning of February, Kristy Walsh decided to officially open Glass Slipper Styling Studio. Her idea was to help with the transformation and confidence of one’s self. She begins with the outer self, things such as makeovers and skincare products and then works her way to the inner self with nutrition and wellness using affordable products, ... Read More »

A New Day for Monte Alverno: The landmark religious retreat becomes a center for environmental education


By Will Stahl Tucked away at the end of Ballard Road on Appleton’s east side is one of the most beautiful buildings in the Fox Valley. Built of rough-cut limestone, Monte Alverno stands majestically on a bluff overlooking the river amid park-like grounds, flanked by small stands of woods. For eighty years the Capuchin order of the Catholic Church operated ... Read More »

Wisconsin GOP’s bad month


By rohn w. bishop The first weekend of May brings the annual Republican Party of Wisconsin State Convention that kicks off the campaign season.  This year’s convention is in Milwaukee, and it’s where Wisconsin Republicans ought to be focused on re-electing Scott Walker as Governor, electing Brad Schimel Attorney General, holding on to if not adding to their slim senate ... Read More »

Schmeeckle Reserve Welcomes New Friends


Schmeeckle Reserve is a resource for both the community and UW-Stevens Point campus. A newly formed Friends of Schmeeckle Reserve offers individuals, families and groups a chance to support it. Dan Marx of Stevens Point began walking the Schmeeckle trails to rebuild his strength after a back injury a few years ago. He now serves on the 12-member board of ... Read More »

Trista Holz Opens Downtown Art Studio


By Dorothy Bliskey Eight years ago Trista Holz quit her day job to seek a full-time career in the field of fused glass art.  Looking back, she says it was a wise choice. “I knew I could make a living with my art. That’s what I went to college for,” says Trista, who has a degree in fine arts from ... Read More »

A Conservative View: 250,000 JOBS . . . OR BUST??


BY DAVID A. HAYFORD Sometime in early 2010, in the early stages of the Wisconsin Gubernatorial campaign, Scott Walker pledged, if elected, to create 250,000 jobs in the state during his first term. It is obvious that number will not be achieved by January, 2015. The Democrat/unionist response to that news is unseemly, at best. They revel in any poor ... Read More »

Danstage 2014 Staged at UW-Stevens Point


May 2-4, 7-9, 2014 Matinee Performance: May 4 @ 2:00pm Jenkins Theatre   UWSP’s award winning dancers take the stage to perform exhilarating new works by faculty choreographers Michael Estanich, Jeannie Hill, Joan Karlen, and a guest choreographer premiere.   The dance piece, “Air,” the result of a week-long residency by New York-based Keigwin + Company, will be performed during ... Read More »

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