Category Archives: Fond du Lac

Happy Birthday Pop-Tarts!


BY Tricia Derge Believe it or not, Pop-Tarts just celebrated their 50th birthday! And our favorite toaster pastry is still selling and tasting better than ever! And with every great product, there’s a great backstory. With some help from the folks at Kellogg’s I found out about the toaster pastry’s somewhat controversial beginnings to the fame it enjoys now as ... Read More »

From the DNR…


With a wet spring and delayed crop plantings this year, farmers need to plan ahead and use the tools at hand in case a late harvest and early freeze narrow the window for manure spreading this fall, advise officials with the departments of Natural Resources and Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. State officials warn field conditions in some parts of ... Read More »

Gobblefest Set To Rock The Shack


Gobblefest celebrates it’s “sweet sixteenth” the night before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, November 26th at The Shack in Fond du Lac. “Sixteen years of rockin’ bands and giving back to Fond du Lac,” says event organizer and 96-1 WTCX general manager, Terry Davis, “over $65,000 has been raised over the 15 previous years, and the money in turn is contributed to local ... Read More »

My Dumb Eulogy


BY NICK OLIG I feel that creative writing is an honest way to make a living even though it still feels like robbing a casino—and perhaps not getting away with it as the crew from Ocean’s Eleven did. With that stated, my second collection of short writings, More Stories and Additional Stories, should be available as a reasonably priced e-book ... Read More »

Culture Shock


BY Barbara Lucas I moved to Fond du Lac after living seven years in Washington DC. It was only a short hop, distance wise, between the Reagan and Mitchell airports but seemed at that time light years apart in cultural life, pace of daily living, crime rate, and political climate. My first culture shock came when a brief column in ... Read More »

Honoring Our Veterans

Artist Dawn Lakin’s rendering of the the mural.

BY MICHAEL MENTZER November is a daunting month. It embodies cold and dismal days that open the door to winter, but at the same time celebrates military veterans and the joy of giving thanks that warms the heart. A local project that will be unveiled this month at the Fond du La c County James Megellas Veterans Memorial Building on ... Read More »

“Square One”


BY DOBIE MAXWELL Just when I think I actually might have life figured out – or at least a chunk of it – some crisis pops up out of nowhere to slap me back into the patiently waiting clutches of reality and reminds me I am still a full fledged dyed in the wood card carrying idiot. When will anything ... Read More »

I’m Hear


Dear Liv, I need to know if I’m overreacting or if this happens to other people as well. I have a friend, who I consider a best friend, who seems to be too busy to talk to me, except for when SHE has the time to talk or has something she wants to talk to me about. I call her ... Read More »

PANDEMONIUM (pan-duh-moh-nee-uh m)


BY SCHERRYL ANTONIADIS I come from a large family... a very large family. My maternal grandparents had 13 children; who, in turn, married and gave them 44 grandchildren. Although my paternal grandparents couldn’t compete with that, they did produce four children and 12 grandchildren of their own. In addition to myriad aunts, uncles and cousins, I also have two brothers ... Read More »

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