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The Courts Giveth, and the Courts Taketh Away

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And Sometimes When You Least Expect It, They Giveth It Back BY Dennis Riley J.B. Van Hollen was reelected Attorney General of the state of Wisconsin in 2010. Since the celebration that surrounded that victory, and the “red tide” it was part of, the Attorney General has spent a great deal of his time in federal courts. Most of that ... Read More »

Veteran’s Day and the History of “Taps”

This marine bugler is playing “Taps” during a ceremony at Arlington Cemetery.

By Karen O’Brien Trumpet players will be in demand on Tuesday, November 11, as communities across the country commemorate Veteran’s Day with wreath-laying ceremonies, the posting of colors, speeches, and moments of silence punctuated by the solemn notes of “Taps.” Just twenty-four notes in duration, the haunting melody of “Taps” intones significance and permeates ceremonies with a poignant reminder of ... Read More »

Palace Theater Reopens in Wisconsin Dells

The 800-seat Palace Theater in Wisconsin Dells has been purchased by Anthony and Joseph Tomaska, who remember visiting the Wisconsin Dells area as children.

The city of Wisconsin Dells just got even better thanks to the efforts of Anthony and Joseph Tomaska. The Palace Theater, and 800-seat theater located in the Dells, has been acquired by the Tomaskas, producers of one of Chicago’s most successful productions, Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, and proprietors of the former Chicago Center for the Performing Arts. The Palace Theater, ... Read More »

Water & Wood Combine to Create Stunning New Exhibit

The work of Diana K.B. Hoover and Joseph Hoover  will be on display at the Scarabocchio Art Museum in Stevens Point through November 25. This is the first time this husband-and-wife duo have exhibited their works together in one show.

BY Merry Dudley Digital prints and installations by Diana Hoover and woodworking items from Joseph Hoover make up the newest exhibit at the Scarabocchio Art Museum in Stevens Point. The exhibition, “Water & Wood: Work by Diana K.B. Hoover and Joseph Hoover,” opened in late October and will run through November 25. This exhibition marks the first time that Joseph ... Read More »

Howie Koplitz Part 2

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By Ron La Point This is the sixth installment of baseball in Oshkosh, continued from October: “Harry Gauger was an exceptional all-around athlete, the best high school athlete I ever saw,” Howie Koplitz said. “He was a high scorer and playmaker in basketball and quarterbacked the football team. But his best sport was baseball. Upon graduation Harry signed a professional ... Read More »

Impediments to an Event City

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BY Justin Mitchell I have now had the misfortune of enduring the unintuitive and uninviting realm of event organizing where city of Oshkosh tentacles of bureaucracy are present, serving as moving hurdles seemingly intent upon slicing down the efforts of an inconsiderable neighborhood event organizer. I do claim partial responsibility: my expectations for collaboration and partnership with the city were ... Read More »

Field Report returns to Green Bay stage

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By Kat Kuehl When I asked Chris Porterfield to describe his band, Field Report’s, newest album using just three words, he did me one better by saying that he could describe it in just one. “Marigolden,” which is the name of the group’s sophomore album, is a made up word that Porterfield thinks says everything that needs to be said ... Read More »

Duck Legs, Sauerkraut and Alsatian Riesling

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By Davies When I was a little boy of about 6, my dad took my brother Quentin and I to Jackson Park just south of the Museum of Science and Industry. We lived on the second floor of a three-flat walk- up on 63rd street near Halsted in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. An Irishman, Tom Ryan, who played ... Read More »

In Wisconsin, Dark Money Got a Mining Company What It Wanted

Gogebic gave the Wisconsin Club for Growth a total of $700,000 in 2011 and 2012 to help defeat candidates like Jessica King (D-Oshkosh)

An accidentally released court filing reveals how one company secretly gave money to a nonprofit that helped get favorable mining legislation passed. BY Theodoric Meyer, ProPublica When billionaire Chris Cline’s company bought an option to mine a swath of northern Wisconsin in 2010, the company touted the project’s potential to bring up to 700 well- paid jobs to a hard-pressed ... Read More »

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