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SentryWorld: Exceeding Expectations at Every Turn

Top Photo – Hole 16, a par 3 is SentryWorld’s iconic flower hole.
Second Photo – Hole 12, a par 3 over water is on land never used for golf before.
Third Photo – Hole 9, a par 4 is graced with a rocky creek slicing through the fairway.
Bottom Photo – Hole 5, a par 5 measuring 526 yards is just one of the gems at SentryWorld.

By Merry Dudley SentryWorld is almost ready. And we’re not just talking about the golf course. After a renovation that clocks in at just shy of two years, nearly every area of SentryWorld has undergone changes. The golf course was completely altered, the old Sports Plate restaurant was razed, and the sports complex looks quite different. About the only thing ... Read More »

It Didn’t Happen Overnight

Back Problems

You didn’t get that problem overnight. Most of the people that come into my office have not just one complaint, but rather a myriad of health concerns that they are dealing with in many different ways. They may have digestive problems that they are seeing a GI specialist for, as well as being treated by their general practitioner for a ... Read More »

Van Lieshout Strings Together Tennis History

Sandy’s love of tennis started when she was nine years old and taught herself to play.

BY MOLLY VENTURINI Sports bring people together, whether it be practicing with teammates, coaching a group of kids, or cheering on a favorite team. For Sandy Van Lieshout, tennis always was and continues to be a natural part of her everyday life. Sandy Van Lieshout lives by her motto, “get the racquet restrung for the customer in 24 hours.” You ... Read More »

The 3rd Annual Bill Van Lieshout Tennis Classic at Oshkosh North High School, July 11-13.


BY JUSTIN MITCHELL The third annual Bill Van Lieshout Tennis Classic (BVLTC) took place July 11-13, 2014 in Oshkosh.  This adult charity doubles tournament honored Bill’s legacy and raised more than $6000 to maintain the Bill Van Lieshout Tennis Center at Oshkosh North High School. Bill coached at Oshkosh North High School for more than 20 years.  During his career, ... Read More »

Downtown to Host Chalk Walk

Jack Sparrow

BY LISA VOSS Chalk will be the talk of the town on Saturday, Sept., 6, when artists and community members converge on the downtown area for the first-ever Downtown Oshkosh Chalk Walk. The creative and colorful new event is being organized by the Downtown Oshkosh BID Marketing Consortium and was inspired by similar events held in Wausau and other cities ... Read More »

Winnebago County Farm2School Program

Webster Stanley Elementary school garden planting with Jennifer Sattler from Growing Oshkosh, taken by Sarah Wright.

BY SABINA BASTIAS “Thank you dirt, thanks a bunch for my salad, my sandwich, my milk and my munch, because dirt you made my lunch!” These words were belted by students in the Lighted Schoolhouse program at Washington Elementary school during a Farm2School nutrition education lesson. Winnebago County is one of several counties participating in the Wisconsin Farm2School program, providing ... Read More »

Catalpa Health Grows and Branches


1By Will Stahl Not all that long ago the idea that children could have mental health issues would have seemed absurd. Children with problem behaviors were “difficult,” “lazy,” “dreamy,” “ornery,” ”timid,” or “nervous.” They needed to be “taught a lesson,” or they would “grow out of it.” In the twenty-first century most people understand that children suffer from most of ... Read More »

Fond du Lac Football: 100 Years Old


BY MICHAEL CASPER It was 1914 when the first Fond du Lac Cardinal football team assembled for practice.  And under head coach Ed Fruth, after whom the football field is named, they went 24-25-4 over his nine seasons. Since then there have been highs and lows, ebbs and flows, but always a prideful tradition. I spoke with several former players, ... Read More »

“Forgotten History”: Giving Voice to the Struggles of African-American Students and Alumni of Lawrence


By Alysa Levi-D’Ancona Lights, camera…intolerance! Well, that doesn’t quite have the same ring to it, but two talented individuals are working to bring to light the racial intolerance that still exists in the Appleton area, more specifically at Lawrence University. Current student Zach Ben-Amots, ’16, as well as alumnus and artist-in-residence Catherine Tatge, ’72, have been working on a Lawrence-based ... Read More »

At least one person has called it the Dutch Wal-Mart.


  by Jamie Lee Rake The sales generated at Bargains Galore Thrift Store, 810 W. Main St., Waupun, benefit Central Wisconsin Christian School, a K-12 educational  facility tied to the Christian Reformed Church (CRC) denomination. Since that ecclesiastical body’s roots spring from Netherlander immigrants to the  U.S. though waggish, that nickname given to Bargains by a pastor from the ... Read More »

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