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A day to solemnly celebrate…


By Michael Mentzer  A Memorial Day observance has the distinction of being a sacred time set aside to “solemnly celebrate” the sacrifices of men and women who died for who and what they believed in. It could have been the concept of freedom or a way of life or the nation of their birth or their family or maybe for ... Read More »

Michael Sam’s Club


By dobie Maxwell Well, it had to happen sooner or later and it finally did. The very first openly gay athlete to be a current member of one of the “Big Four” professional sports leagues in North America officially came out, and to quote 1960’s TV icon Gomer Pyle – “SURPRISE! SURPRISE! SURPRISE!” Coincidentally, Jim Nabors the actor who played ... Read More »

Real Estate scene is this woman’s turf


By Dorothy Bliskey What do nurses, Lawrence Welk and kuchen (a German pastry) have in common with local real estate guru Debra Heller?  Before getting into the field of real estate 30 years ago, Heller worked as a registered nurse in Fond du Lac.  Nursing was her initial career choice just out of high school in her hometown of Strasburg, ... Read More »

Medical Marijuana is a Drug, Let’s Treat it Like One


By Heidi Keating Medical marijuana is working its way into state legislative discussions around the country. Wisconsin is no exception. Senate bill 363 was introduced in October of last year. While the public hears stories of how medical marijuana can help children with a rare seizure disorder (Dravet syndrome), adults with chronic pain, or people suffering from nausea as a ... Read More »

Extreme Trivia and Tradition: Lawrence University’s Great Midwest Trivia Contest


By Hillary Armstrong It is that time of year again, when the cold of January in Wisconsin has all of us huddled indoors looking for entertainment. Well, fire up your computers, make sure the routers and modems are all functioning properly, and prepare for Lawrence University’s annual Great Midwest Trivia Contest, a 50-hour salute to all things insignificant and arcane! ... Read More »

Avoid winter hibernation


By Dr. Steve Hansen If you are like many people, you aren’t as active in the winter as you were in the spring and summer. I get it! It’s not a pleasant experience to go for a run in sub-freezing temperatures, and walking on snow and ice can be a tricky and dangerous proposition. But it’s not healthy for anyone ... Read More »

Taking a Dream and Making it a Reality


By Cassondra Temmer  When thinking of opening your own business, you don’t think of all the small details that go into it, such as coming up with the idea, the name, the location, all the things that you take for granted when you get food from your local restaurant, diner, or deli. You don’t think about all the time and ... Read More »

The Chandalier Club


Kathy Peotter has never quite seen eye-to-eye with the notion of the status quo. She is an entrepreneur whose business experience includes stints within the hospitality, marketing, real estate and service industries, among others. Over the past two-plus decades, the Darboy, Wisconsin, native has always striven—regardless of venture—to go above and beyond the expectations of each customer to create, ultimately, ... Read More »

Dark Night of the Relationship


By Lauri Ann Lumby The Dark Night of the Relationship is an important stage in any long-standing, committed relationship. The dark night of the relationship is real, it is necessary, and when committed and aware, some relationships will survive it. Some will not. The progression into the Dark Night typically looks like this: 1) You meet someone and fall in ... Read More »

Creature Comfort Clinic, LLC


By Hannah Opacich Creature Comfort Clinic, LLC provides unique vet services to the Oshkosh area. Dr. Christina Lehner is not the typical veterinarian. Her practice, Creature Comfort Clinic, LLC, doesn’t have an office that you go to; instead, she travels to each client’s home. Christina mostly works in the area of pet hospice, caring for pets that are nearing the ... Read More »

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