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What Does Our Government Owe the Unfortunate?

Migrants ride north on top of 'la bestia', heading for the US border.

By ROBERT E. Meyer I participate in a forum where the Appleton Post Crescent asks a group of people to comment on an issue the newspaper chooses on a rotating basis. My group of correspondents was asked what should be done about non-citizen children being shipped over our border as “refugees.” I elected not to respond because the answer could ... Read More »

Labor Day Is More Than Just Another Day Off

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By REP. PENNY BERNARD SCHABER This Labor Day, whether we’re throwing our last barbecues of the summer, taking in a parade, or just relaxing at home with our families, it’s is worthwhile to take a moment to consider the hard work and sacrifices of the labor movement and how those sacrifices led to the protections we take for granted today. ... Read More »

This Mill Shapes Writers

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By Will Stahl When Steve Polansky moved his family from Minneapolis to Appleton, he knew almost no one. A writer and former university writing teacher, originally from New York, he had taught at The Loft, a huge organization with its own building, supporting the literary community in the Twin Cities with classes and workshops. Wanting to meet people who shared ... Read More »

The high cost of doing business with the Packers

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by Paul Frazer It does seem rather strange, when somebody points a finger at one of the thousands of Green Bay Packers season ticket holders, and proclaims that he or she is carrying out a business transaction eight times during the months of August, September, October, November, and December, and hopefully in January during the National Football League playoffs. That’s ... Read More »

Afully Pretty

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By D. BOB SAUER I’m almost certain we met on a Wednesday. Yep, it was definitely a Wednesday because I remember thinking to myself how ironic it was that she was smoking Camels on hump day. We were the only people in the Laundromat at the time, but come on, it’s still a public place and you’re not supposed to ... Read More »

Thirty Minutes with Zinnias on the Front Porch

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By John Price Each petal of most flowers contributes to the whole In the simple zinnia The entire flower Folds upon itself Back, back in recedes around the center Petals, Hardly that Or their subdued and simple giving themselves Not in aimless beauty But in underlying giving offering colors My father had a green thumb. Before he died, he taught ... Read More »

Wisconsin’s Sterling Reputation

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By TONY PALMER In mid-August the town of Ferguson, Missouri erupted in protest after a police officer killed an unarmed African-American teen. A troubling legacy of the so-called “War on Terror” is the militarization of local police forces, so law enforcement officials responded to the protest by treating Ferguson like Fallujah. Even journalists on the scene from establishment sources like ... Read More »

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and Sea Scallops

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by Davies Wakefield During the last bull market and real estate bubble, which ended in tears in 2008, a curious thing happened in the world of gastronomy.  Chefs like Ferran Adria at El Bulli on the Costa Brava north east of Barcelona and others in prominent locations like New York, San Francisco and Tokyo started experimenting with molecular gastronomy.  The ... Read More »

The 3rd Annual Bill Van Lieshout Tennis Classic at Oshkosh North High School, July 11-13.

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BY JUSTIN MITCHELL The third annual Bill Van Lieshout Tennis Classic (BVLTC) took place July 11-13, 2014 in Oshkosh.  This adult charity doubles tournament honored Bill’s legacy and raised more than $6000 to maintain the Bill Van Lieshout Tennis Center at Oshkosh North High School. Bill coached at Oshkosh North High School for more than 20 years.  During his career, ... Read More »

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