Monthly Archives: November 2014

A Bad Idea That Won’t Go Away

Will Stahl

BY WILL STAHL Only two decades ago an unprecedented threat brought about an unprecedented law. The proposed Crandon mine rallied citizens across the state against the project that would have been an underground mine in search of copper, zinc and gold. The digging itself would have been little visible from the surface, but the accumulated waste rock and tailings would ... Read More »

Oblio’s and the Crafting of Oshkosh

Oblio’s, circa 1902 and today

BY LEE REIHERZER It’s not yet noon and Mark Schultz and Todd Cummings are standing behind their 78-year-old bar inside Oblio’s Lounge in Oshkosh. The tavern is closed and the lights are off, but the room is flooded with sunlight that streams through large windows facing Main Street. Schultz and Cummings are preparing for the day ahead, just as they ... Read More »

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Erin Heiling

Currated By Erin Heling What to Give Her No makeup or mirrors, nothing that reflects, no TV screens, no tinted glass, no tin. No clinging clothes or cameras, no photos or frames, no possibility of any shape, trapped. No trappings of any kind, no pedicure, no perfect pearl, no clutch of orchids. Not one thing for a kitchen—paring knives, Pyrex ... Read More »

‘Will the Circle Be Unbroken’ A Legacy

John McEuen & John Carter Cash | Thrasher Opera House | Nov. 15 — 7:30 p.m.

By Liz Van Pay Many things happened in the music world in 2012, one of those being the 40th anniversary of “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s 1972 album, which was called the most important record in country music by ZAGAT in 2004. The album’s title was taken from an old hymn by Ada B. Habershon, ... Read More »

Campaign 2014’s Biggest Loser: Debate

Tony Palmeri

BY TONY PALMERI Friday night in Wisconsin means fish fry, brandy old fashioned happy hour, family gathering, dinner and a movie, party after a long week of work, high school sports, and just about anything other than potentially depressing political discussion. Even citizens deeply engaged in elections have Friday night lives. So why did the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association (WBA), the ... Read More »

WI Attorney General Interviews


On 9/5/2014, Eye on Oshkosh Host Cheryl Hentz, and Oshkosh Scene writers Tony Palmeri and Emilie Heidemann interviewed Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel, candidate for the Wisconsin Attorney General. This interview is the last in a series of candidate interviews that included the 54th Assembly District, State Treasurer, Wisconsin Attorney General, and Congress. Democrat candidate Susan Happ was invited ... Read More »

GEOtoys Gives Your Children the World


By Will Stahl How many times have you heard that Americans are geographically illiterate? That x% of Americans cannot find Liberia, Iraq, Vietnam, Korea or France on a map? Is there a name for this condition––displacia perhaps? No matter the name, the condition has a cure. It comes under the name GEOtoys, and they can teach you what in the ... Read More »

Let Republicans Be Real Republicans

GOP logo

By Robert E. Meyer A dubious editorial pastime these days involves political progressives offering their suggestions about rescuing the Republican Party from extinction. Of course, one might be suspicious about a political opponent offering constructive advice in the first place, but even if it is sincere, it would just be suggestions refracted through a liberal prism. A boilerplate assertion has ... Read More »

Onward To Weyauwega (2014 Edition)


BY RICHARD OSTROM The year has come ‘round again to the cool and collected days of November, time of initial holiday gluttony and, as always, a truly fitting time for a little local film festival madness. Movie geeks take note, just about 30 minutes northwest of this Fox Valley thing, (most of) you readers call home, lies the quiet, unassuming ... Read More »

November Events at Lawrence University


Nov 1 - Musical: “GODSPELL”; Lawrence University Stansbury Theatre, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets 920-832-6749. Nov 3 - Speaker: “My Transgendered Faith,” Rev. Lawrence Tanner. Richardson speaks on the experience of being queer in a community of faith. Lawrence University Warch Campus Center cinema, 6 p.m. Nov 4 - University Convocation: “Leveraging Mind and Body to Perform Your Best ... Read More »

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