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Mickey Crowe – The Legend

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By Michael Casper Growing up, I remember the tales of this incredible basketball player named Mickey Crowe. I was in junior high and had only caught glimpses of him through brief local TV sports highlights, but I knew I liked him because he had everything I wanted. The ball handling skills of a Harlem Globetrotter, a jump shot that he’d ... Read More »

From the Wine Cave

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By Kimberly Fisher February is a month filled with thoughts by many of one thing…..LOVE. For others, it is a month filled with tradition, passion and dreams. The Antinori family has been involved in the production of wine for over six centuries, since 1385. 26 generations later, the winery is run by Marquis Piero Antinori with the support of his ... Read More »

When syndication ruled the waves

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By Josh Hadley The initial boom of First Run Syndication was so strong that the network pushback inevitably broke it’s back ... but only for a short while as the independent stations still needed that programming (even the ones that became FOX stations, remember kids, FOX only had original programming for two hours a night six days a week, that ... Read More »

Taste of Fond du Lac 2014

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Taste of Fond du Lac is right around the corner on Sunday, February 23, 2014 from 11a.m. – 5p.m. at the Fond du Lac Fairgrounds Expo Building. There will be numerous restaurants offering their delectable menu items, a silent auction, and onstage entertainment. Entrance tickets are available for only $1.50 at Festival Foods, Wagner Office Supply, and the Fond du ... Read More »

Hell Is Where the Heart Is

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By Richard Ostrum  Stowed away atop the mighty House of Heroes comic book hot spot in the thick of Oshkosh is a grand laboratory adorned with majestic posters (mostly of the original Evil Dead) and copious objects truly fitting a film-savvy scholar. It houses one mad soul, hard at labor on a challenging collection of projects and ideas meant to ... Read More »

Champagne, Sparkling Wine and Gougere’s

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By Davis Wakefield One of the things that I like about Wisconsin winters is that the Christmas and New Year’s season lasts well after the New Year has started. Maybe it is because it is too cold to take the outdoor decorations down, or it might be that there are so many other winter activities going on like ice fishing, ... Read More »

Meeting “Mr. Baseball” Bob Uecker

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By Dobie Maxwell Anyone who knows me well knows how much I have always admired Bob Uecker. I think he’s one of the absolute funniest humans of our time or any other time, and his multi faceted career of long lasting duration is about as impressive as it gets. He has long surpassed entertainment and is now part of American ... Read More »

What’s the Good Word?

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By Scherryl Antoniadis Okay, you’re on a road trip with your best pals, enjoying the scenery and blissfully (and maybe a bit too loudly?) singing along to your favorite tune when – suddenly – your friends burst into gales of laughter. Seeing your confusion, they explain that you have just mercilessly mangled the lyrics of the song. Happens to everyone, ... Read More »

Fear and Stupidity Rule the Day

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By Frank McCandless In the fifties, the myth of crazed marijuana smoking teenagers and counterculture jazz playing hooligans seemed like a real threat to Ward and June Cleaver. The threat in the sixties was pot-smoking, draft card burning hippies. By the seventies, the all-knowing elite had enough and began the war on drugs. Nixon initiated the war in 1971 because ... Read More »

Lee Beverage: Bringing the Beer for 80 Years

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By Lee Reiherzer At the entrance to the Lee Beverage Company of Wisconsin is a large, timeworn weather vane depicting King Gambrinus, the patron saint of beer. It’s an appropriate greeter for a company whose business is distributing beer, but it also signifies something deeper. The piece is representative of the company’s long history and involvement with beer in Oshkosh. ... Read More »

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