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Foxy Finds

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By Jean Detjen, Artful Living Musical instrument art series by Erinn Komschlies. Originals & Prints of Erinn’s work are available at The Fine Fox in Downtown Neenah. Full spectrum colors on black backdrop sets a dramatic tone. An Appleton native, Erinn is a naturally talented artist and currently attends St. Olaf College as a music major and plays the clarinet in the St ... Read More »

The Gentleman from Fond du Lac

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Wisconsin Republicans gather to honor long time Congressman Tom Petri By Rohn W. Bishop On a Wednesday evening in early April, a couple hundred activist Republicans from all across Wisconsin’s Sixth Congressional District gathered at the Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts in downtown Fond du Lac for an event honoring Former Congressman Tom Petri. With Former Governor Scott McCallum ... Read More »

Urban Fuel Coffee Shop & Café Opens in Former Feed Mill

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By Dorothy Bliskey Urban Fuel, a new specialty coffee shop and café has opened its doors in Peebles, a tiny community just northeast of Fond du Lac. Serving breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday, Urban Fuel is located in the same space that housed the former Gift ‘n Gab eatery and gift shop. Urban Fuel’s owner, Terri Deanovich of Fond ... Read More »

Dave Steffen Still Bending Strings…

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By Michael Casper Growing up in Plymouth, Wisconsin in 1951, there wasn’t a lot a 6 year old could do to occupy his time. When Dave Steffen and his family moved to the Crystal Lake area, he says he was a loner who liked to run away from school at recess. “I was pretty much out of the main stream,” ... Read More »

Tin Sandwich to the Rescue

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By George Halas By day, they are ordinary citizens, blending seamlessly into the Wisco-Americana landscape of the Fox Cities. They have jobs, families and they might even be your neighbors. However, when night falls and the call from Commissioner Gordon – or a booking agent – comes in, they immediately don superhero identities and lead the on-going fight against the ... Read More »

Todd Rundgren at the Pabst

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By Jane Spietz WHAT: Todd Rundgren WHERE: Pabst Theater, Milwaukee WHEN: 8 PM April 21, 2015 COST: $36.50 INFO: www.pabsttheater.org/show/toddrundgren2015 www.tr-i.com/flash.html Songwriter and recording artist Todd Rundgren not only put out such classics as “Can We Still Be Friends?,” “I Saw the Light,” “Hello It’s Me,” “Love is the Answer,” “We Gotta Get You a Woman,” and “Bang the Drum ... Read More »

Sure Signs of Spring

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By Michael Mentzer It’s interesting and a bit daunting to process what filters through a person’s mind when the thought barricades are pushed aside. On a recent unseasonably mild afternoon, my thoughts — probably for a number of unfettered reasons — turned to Beauty and the Beast (not the story, but the outdoor world); baseball great Roberto Clemente and a ... Read More »

Dreams, Redux

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BY John Price-Kabhir, the Buddhist Adviser (This column follows from last month’s piece about dreams and dreaming.) But dreams have a lightness about them. As a brick or stone carries weight, dreams carry no weight. Although the images in dreams are ethereal, the “things” of dreams do not have weighty substance. We float through our dreams. Even nightmares keep us ... Read More »

April elections and, Did the GOP commit treason?

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By Rohn Bishop Attorney General, Brad Schimel, likes to remind his audience how a bill becomes a law, using the “School House Rocks” cartoon as his example. It goes something like this: “First, a bill passes the Assembly; if it passes the Senate in the exact form; it goes to the Governor’s desk. If the governor signs the bill, it ... Read More »

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