Monthly Archives: August 2014

Wisconsin Symphonic Winds at UWO, August 24


The Wisconsin Symphonic Winds presents 2014 summer concert on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 3 p.m.  The group's conductor and artistic director, Dr. Rob McWilliams, describes his eleven seasons with the wind ensemble a true privilege to work with some of the best wind and percussion players from the Fox Valley and wider region. “WSW gives these fine musicians an ... Read More »

Downtown to Host Chalk Walk

Jack Sparrow

BY LISA VOSS Chalk will be the talk of the town on Saturday, Sept., 6, when artists and community members converge on the downtown area for the first-ever Downtown Oshkosh Chalk Walk. The creative and colorful new event is being organized by the Downtown Oshkosh BID Marketing Consortium and was inspired by similar events held in Wausau and other cities ... Read More »

BASEBALL IN OSHKOSH – Billy Hoeft (Part 1)

Hoeft Card

By Ron La Point This is the fifth installment of baseball in Oshkosh. Images of that warm April afternoon keep coming back: the scattering of baseball fans lining the foul lines, some with lawn chairs, others standing, anticipating the opening of the 1950 High School baseball season; a few Major League scouts on hand waiting to evaluate this tall, slender ... Read More »

August 2014 I’m Hear


Dear Liv, I’d like to talk to you about my close friend who I’ve known all my life, grown up as school mates, had hundreds of sleep-overs, and whom I love very much. Although she’s many wonderful things, what seems to stand out more than anything these days is her excessive drinking. There’s no other way to say it. She ... Read More »

Sara Rezin fuses science and art in a stunning way


By Donna Fischer Curiosity certainly has a way of stimulating scientific study, but it also plays a part in artistic pursuits.  Disparate materials can fuse into a work of art, reflecting the mysterious chemistry that makes up the world around us.   When Sara Rezin approached the art of fusing glass and other elements together, she did so from a ... Read More »

Miles and Miles to Go – Sly Joe and The Smooth Operators


By George Halas First, a couple of disclaimers/spoiler alerts… If you are fully committed to being in and staying in a bad mood, do not listen to this album. If you are looking for some music to help put you to sleep, this is probably not your disc either. If your toes work, they will almost assuredly be tapping. Having ... Read More »

The Ends of the Earth Include the Fox Cities

UW Oshkosh Jazz Ensemble

By George Halas In its continuing quest to provide multi-faceted public service, The Inquisition is issuing the following travel advisory for this upcoming Labor Day Weekend:  The best possible travel destination for August 30 and 31 is The Twenty-first Annual Fox Jazz Festival held in Jefferson Park in Menasha. It is the quintessential “staycation.” Great jazz in an idyllic lakeside ... Read More »

Diener is European MVP


BY MICHAEL CASPER Back in high school they called him “Bird,” after NBA great Larry Bird. And Drake Diener’s style of play on the basketball court mirrors that of Bird’s. After graduating Fondy High in 2001, he furthered his educational and hard court pursuits at DePaul University. “Then after my senior year,” Drake said  “I had some health issues that ... Read More »

America in Oshkosh


By Jane Spietz WHAT: America WHERE: Waterfest, Leach Amphitheater, Oshkosh WI WHEN: Friday, August 22, Gates Open 5 PM COST: $10 before 6 PM • $15 before 7 PM • $20 after 7 PM Reserved special patio access available in advance $30 INFO: American folk-rock group America has been a staple of the music scene for over four ... Read More »

Winnebago County Farm2School Program

Webster Stanley Elementary school garden planting with Jennifer Sattler from Growing Oshkosh, taken by Sarah Wright.

BY SABINA BASTIAS “Thank you dirt, thanks a bunch for my salad, my sandwich, my milk and my munch, because dirt you made my lunch!” These words were belted by students in the Lighted Schoolhouse program at Washington Elementary school during a Farm2School nutrition education lesson. Winnebago County is one of several counties participating in the Wisconsin Farm2School program, providing ... Read More »

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