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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Feingold’s race to lose

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BY ROHN W. BISHOP When I was a kid “Back to the Future” came out, and was an instant 80’s classic. American’s enjoyed the adventures of Marty McFly traveling back in time to 1955, then to 2015-when the Cubs win the World Series- before heading back to 1855, and finally the movie’s end when Marty returns to 1985. What a ... Read More »

GOING BIG IN THE BAY: Thrashing at Joannes Skate Park

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BY Patrick Mares This year’s sixth annual Going Big in the Bay promises to be bigger than ever. How big you ask? Jeremy Crees, Recreation Supervisor at Joannes Park can tell you what’s up. “Over the last five years Going Big in the Bay has become more than a skateboard competition,” Crees said. “The daylong event is now a platform ... Read More »

Fall 2015 Lineup

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BY Patrick Mares Comedy WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? Friday, October 9, 2015, 7:30 They’re back with a brand new show! Join “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” stars Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis and special guest Joel Murray from the TV show “Mad Men” for Whose Live Anyway?. It’s 90 minutes of hilarious improv comedy and song made up before ... Read More »

Appleton Dad Rewriting the “Mr. Mom” Playbook

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BY Tyler Sjostrom Before he was Batman, before he was Birdman or Beetlejuice, Michael Keaton was “Mr. Mom.” In a barely-remembered 1983 hit film, Keaton played the part of a laid off and laid-low husband who uses his professional failure as an opportunity to play domestic doormat, and the ensuing comedy of errors checks each rote box in its mission ... Read More »

Songs of Eternal Love & Immediate Satisfaction

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BY George Halas The great multi-instrumentalist and thought leader Dennis Jones once opined that Wham’s Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go would have been a hit in any decade of the Twentieth Century. Likewise, Songs of Eternal Love and Immediate Satisfaction is a record that combines and ultimately transcends genres; one can’t help liking it for a bunch of reasons. ... Read More »

I Am Happy Even When Hiding from Myself

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BY John Price - Kabhir, the Buddhist Adviser Readers of this column might perceive me as dark and negative. If you feel that way, it’s because my deepest soul-baring thoughts juxtapose the pain of coming to grips with truth while inhabiting this human being. But truly, although deepest truths are elusive and painful to confront, doing so is a courageous ... Read More »

Fondy Softball Hall Makes Another Call

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BY Michael Casper Every other summer a banquet is held honoring Fond du Lac’s best softball players. This is that summer, and founding father of the hall’s organization, Kenny Herr gave me a short history of the organization and its inception. “It was 1998 when Dick Bestor, Tom Rausch, Bob Rundle and I got together,” Ken said “thinking it was ... Read More »

Divided We Stand, United We Fall

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BY Tony Palmeri The night Scott Walker officially announced his presidential candidacy, I had a dream (nightmare?) I was watching his inaugural address on Fox News in January of 2017. In the dream Walker became the first incoming president to ride a Harley in the inaugural parade. Below are his remarks as they were spoken in my dream: Chief Justice ... Read More »

Mustard Seed Café Successful Transplant in Howard

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BY Patrick Mares The Mustard Seed Cafe has performed a magician’s trick of sorts, sliding from one side of the Bay Area to the other like a tablecloth pulled from beneath a full set of china. But unlike that tablecloth the Mustard Seed Cafe used the change of address to reinvent itself, filling its tables with an even richer spread ... Read More »

THE BELLE WEATHER: An Interview with a Hurricane

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BY Jean Detjen Hurricanes are unpredictable. The sensory experience unleashed is full and complete when in the presence of such a magnificent force of nature. Such is the case when in the midst of a performance from original indie rock band The Belle Weather from Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Band members Eric Cox (vocals, guitars, ukulele) and Tom Abromaitis (upright bass) exude ... Read More »

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