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Right Wing Nut

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BY Bob Meyer As more support for educational vouchers gains ascendancy, the talking points against them become increasingly desperate. The epitome of this trend might well have been expressed by a writer in his recent column in the Appleton Post-Crescent. His assertion is excerpted below. “Voucher schools, also known as taxpayer-supported religious schools, aren’t about improving public education, they are ... Read More »

Farm Girl Saison

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Lift Bridge Brewing Company, 1900 Tower Drive West, Stillwater, Minnesota BY Steve Lonsway As the Mile of Music 3 slowly fades, all who participated are left with many fond memories of another successful year.  The Stone Arch Brew crew is also left with the deepest of gratitude for all the support our brand received during this epic event.  And thanks ... Read More »

Riders in the Sky & “The Cowboy Way”

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BY Jamie Lee Rake “It’s just doing the right thing...not taking the easy way.” That’s a succinct description of The Cowboy Way delivered by Doug Green, better known as Ranger Doug, “the idol of American youth” whose serene baritone and acoustic guitar lead family-friendly, comedic Western music band Riders In The Sky, who are set to play Waupun’s historic City ... Read More »

Just Another Band Out of Boston

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BY Michael Casper Boston is coming to the State Fair. Other than a gyro and a cream puff, is there any other reason why not to make a trip to West Allis? Their debut album, Boston, was released nearly 39 years ago to the day they will storm the stage on the 6th. That record still ranks as one of ... Read More »

The Guess Who is Coming to the Dodge County Fair

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BY Michael Casper It seems like The Guess Who have been around forever, and for fans of classic rock and roll, we couldn’t be happier. I was lucky enough to talk to one of their founding members, drummer Garry Peterson about the band’s longevity, life on the road, and Wisconsin. Michael: You not only drum, but keep the books for ... Read More »

Passing of Raconteur: Stan Erickson

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BY Blaine Schultz On June 17th Stan Erickson passed away at his home in Appleton at age 61. Among his titles (Raconteur, Record Maven, Trivia Baron, Fellow Traveller, Crossword King, Clip Art Genius, Compiler of Obscure Songs, Drinking Buddy, Recorder of Bootlegs, Bowling Shirt Aficionado), Erickson is best known as co-owner of New Frontier Record Exchange.  From the outside it ... Read More »

A Taste For It

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BY Jamie Lee Rake “Don’t go there if you don’t like big desserts,” said a friend, with her husband’s concurring, of Pine Cone Travel Plaza Restaurant & Bakery (685 W. Linmar Lane, Johnson Creek, near the outlet mall around the juncture of Highways 26 and 94;920-699-2767, http://www.pineconejohnsoncreek.com/) of where they had recently enjoyed dining while engaging in church picnic conversation. ... Read More »

Open Records

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BY Michael Mentzer Sometimes it’s just impossible to let the world go by without saying something. For me, for what it’s worth, this is one those times. The $76 billion state biennial budget has been approved after months of debate, infighting, backstabbing, trickery and deceit. Gov. Scott Walker used his veto pen liberally, signed the document, and then resumed what ... Read More »

Theresa Langenfeld’s Yellow Bean Soup

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By Trish Derge I know...it’s August. Who wants to even think about making or eating hot soup? But the yellow beans are in! And what better way to enjoy them than in a soup? I found a generation’s old recipe from a long since passed dear woman from the Holyland who raised and fed seven kids, and a few farm ... Read More »

Foxy Finds

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By Jean Detjen, Artful Living Art glass spheres of light to brighten your home and delight special people in your life. Choose from Friendship Balls, Fairy Balls and Witches Balls. No two are alike. Most are of European origin, made in small communities, or family crafted.  Each one is unique with small variances in design, color, weight, and size. Prices ... Read More »

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