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Ode to a Green Bay Winter — Not!

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By Denis Gullickson Old Man Winter came crashing down on us this year — early, often and without much mercy. “Coldest early-December temperatures in sixteen years” says everything you need to know about the action out of the starting gate. This column is penned while burrowed in at a cottage in Northern Wisconsin, a birch-wood fire blazing, fluffy snowflakes cascading ... Read More »

Rock of Ages brings L.A.’s Strip to Titletown

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By A.C. Kruse-Ross If you’ve ever had terror induced during your morning hygiene ritual when the last sticky bits of aerosol goodness cough themselves from the can of Aqua Net before you’ve finished your teasing your hair — gone to blows with a roommate, sibling or stranger for retribution over the state in which they returned your eyeliner — potentially ... Read More »

Empty Bowls Raises Nearly $10,000 for Area Food Pantries

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The Leadership Fond du Lac Alumni Group and Fond du Lac community members give back in a huge way! Nearly $10,000 was raised in support of area food pantries thanks to attendees, donors and sponsors of the 2013 Empty Bowls Fundraiser. The event was held at the Retlaw Plaza Hotel, and brought over 500 community members together in support of ... Read More »

Guitar for Hire: The Return of Scott Dercks

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By George Halas One of the recurring themes of The Inquisition is that Fox Cities Inquisitors (FCI) have a myriad of entertainment choices in a rich and varied musical environment, particularly when it comes to jazz. The rich environment got a little richer recently when guitarist and Appleton native Scott Dercks returned home after a successful and productive 20-year stint ... Read More »

Disparate Perceptions

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By Richard Ostrum Within the confines of the film Bullet Collector, teen angst is a strange and violently crooked world unto itself. A curious, ultra-indie effort bred in Mother Russia (native title ‘Sobiratel pul’), this film marks a flawed, yet highly noteworthy feature debut for Alexander Vartanov, following stints toiling in and around television and stage productions. This director has openly ... Read More »

Local woman creates “hat-wig” combo to help others in spite of own health problems

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By Dorothy Bliskey Gail Renderman, a Fond du Lac-based author and inspirational speaker, is bringing joy to people in new ways. She has created a combination hat and wig that she labeled “CAPDIVATING CREATIONS.” Gail’s heartwarming hats are making lives easier for those who end up losing their hair due to cancer and other illnesses. Take, for example, her mother-in-law, ... Read More »

Redistricting Dilemma

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By David A. Hayford “Let state voters be heard on redistricting reform,” trumpeted the headline for a recent Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial, one re-printed later in the Oshkosh Northwestern. Though I have not witnessed a clamoring, a groundswell, for such reform among Oshkosh residents, at least. It certainly does not arouse the passions of Act 10, for example. But the ... Read More »

What Is This New Pope Really Saying?

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BY ROBERT E. MEYER A big pre-Christmas news story was that Roman Catholic leader Pope Francis was named TIME Magazine’s “Person of the Year.” That happening requires an interpretation. In my estimation, it is  an ominous sign for cultural trends. While I’m happy that the Pope was selected over entertainers such as Miley Cyrus, the very fact that Cyrus was ... Read More »

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