Category Archives: Fond du Lac

Rock USA’s 5th Anniversary!


by Jane Spietz WHAT: Rock USA 2015 WHERE: Ford Festival Park, Oshkosh WI WHEN, COST & INFO: July 15 – 18, 2015 $69 through 7/3/15, $79 at the gate All 4 days for $129 through 7/3/15, $159 at the gate It’s hard to believe that the world class Rock USA festival is about to recognize its 5th anniversary! Its ... Read More »

Saved by the Blue Ribbon


BY NICK OLIG When Joel was asked to pick the most interesting thing that happened to him on December 28th, 2013, he felt the answer was obvious. “I got shot. By a bullet.” He paused, grinned, and added, “From a gun.” That marked the first and only time he has been shot by a bullet from a gun, but compared ... Read More »

To Beater…Or Not To Beater


By Dobie Maxwell There aren’t many areas of life in which I am clearly above average, so when “one” does happen to come along I need to pump it with a trumpet. I read an article recently that said on average the typical American will own a total of 12 cars in their lifetime, and the typical Brit will own ... Read More »

Marty Paulsen: Retirement is not an option


By Michael Mentzer It doesn’t seem possible that Marty Paulsen experienced a problem with stuttering until he was 22 years old, about the time he became a classroom teacher. Today, almost a half century after launching a teaching career at Goodrich High School in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac High School baseball coach Marty Paulsen has no such problem ... Read More »

Summer Dancin’ and Jazzin’


By George Halas Summer’s here and the time is right for dancin’ in the streets. They’ll be dancin’ in Chicago...and in...Neenah! Based on the latest science, The Inquisition calculates that dancing in aisles will be an unavoidable consequence for those who attend the musical, “The Marvelous Wonderettes” at The Jane Bergstrom Fine Arts Theater at St. Mary’s Central in Neenah. ... Read More »

Rain Gardens

Blue Flag Iris

BY Rob Zimmer Conserving the precious water resources of our area is important for many who live, work and play here in northeast Wisconsin. There are things that each and every family, business and individual can do to help. One of the simplest and most effective is to install a rain garden on your property. Maybe you’ve heard the term ... Read More »

Mom and (Me)dia

Tony Palmeri

BY Tony Palmeri My dear mom Gertrude “Trudy” Palmeri passed away on May 11, 2015 at the age of 79. She and my Korean War vet dad Frank would have been married 60 years (!) in October. All but the last two years of her life were lived in the borough of Brooklyn, NY. She was an Italian-Catholic Brooklynite in ... Read More »

When the lie about the Truth becomes the Truth

Saddam Hussein

BY Rohn Bishop Saddam Hussein was a bad guy, a really bad guy. Following a brutal rise to power in 1979, Saddam Hussein would become one of the most evil men on the planet, devastating Iraq and repressing all dissent. Saddam would use chemical weapons against his own people; start an awful war with Iran that would kill hundreds of ... Read More »



BY Dobie Maxwell Is there anybody on this planet currently among the living that doesn’t like pizza? Everybody I know does, but then again I don’t know everybody. I’m sure there are exceptions to everything, but somebody not liking pizza would raise a major red flag – kind of like somebody who doesn’t like sunshine or petting a puppy. Those ... Read More »

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