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Howie Koplitz Part 2

1966 Howie Koplitz

By Ron La Point This is the sixth installment of baseball in Oshkosh, continued from October: “Harry Gauger was an exceptional all-around athlete, the best high school athlete I ever saw,” Howie Koplitz said. “He was a high scorer and playmaker in basketball and quarterbacked the football team. But his best sport was baseball. Upon graduation Harry signed a professional ... Read More »

Impediments to an Event City

Tennis Cover Banner

BY Justin Mitchell I have now had the misfortune of enduring the unintuitive and uninviting realm of event organizing where city of Oshkosh tentacles of bureaucracy are present, serving as moving hurdles seemingly intent upon slicing down the efforts of an inconsiderable neighborhood event organizer. I do claim partial responsibility: my expectations for collaboration and partnership with the city were ... Read More »

In Wisconsin, Dark Money Got a Mining Company What It Wanted

Gogebic gave the Wisconsin Club for Growth a total of $700,000 in 2011 and 2012 to help defeat candidates like Jessica King (D-Oshkosh)

An accidentally released court filing reveals how one company secretly gave money to a nonprofit that helped get favorable mining legislation passed. BY Theodoric Meyer, ProPublica When billionaire Chris Cline’s company bought an option to mine a swath of northern Wisconsin in 2010, the company touted the project’s potential to bring up to 700 well- paid jobs to a hard-pressed ... Read More »

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Erin Heiling

Currated By Erin Heling What to Give Her No makeup or mirrors, nothing that reflects, no TV screens, no tinted glass, no tin. No clinging clothes or cameras, no photos or frames, no possibility of any shape, trapped. No trappings of any kind, no pedicure, no perfect pearl, no clutch of orchids. Not one thing for a kitchen—paring knives, Pyrex ... Read More »

Oblio’s and the Crafting of Oshkosh

Oblio’s, circa 1902 and today

BY LEE REIHERZER It’s not yet noon and Mark Schultz and Todd Cummings are standing behind their 78-year-old bar inside Oblio’s Lounge in Oshkosh. The tavern is closed and the lights are off, but the room is flooded with sunlight that streams through large windows facing Main Street. Schultz and Cummings are preparing for the day ahead, just as they ... Read More »

Campaign 2014’s Biggest Loser: Debate

Tony Palmeri

BY TONY PALMERI Friday night in Wisconsin means fish fry, brandy old fashioned happy hour, family gathering, dinner and a movie, party after a long week of work, high school sports, and just about anything other than potentially depressing political discussion. Even citizens deeply engaged in elections have Friday night lives. So why did the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association (WBA), the ... Read More »

WI Attorney General Interviews


On 9/5/2014, Eye on Oshkosh Host Cheryl Hentz, and Oshkosh Scene writers Tony Palmeri and Emilie Heidemann interviewed Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel, candidate for the Wisconsin Attorney General. This interview is the last in a series of candidate interviews that included the 54th Assembly District, State Treasurer, Wisconsin Attorney General, and Congress. Democrat candidate Susan Happ was invited ... Read More »

Celebrate the Season in Event City

The Nutcracker at the Paine

BY Jeff Potts November is a month of holiday celebrations as we squeak an extra weekend out of Halloween and kick off the Christmas spirit long before we even carve the Thanksgiving Turkey. And while all that holiday cheer may seem like stress to some people, it also means plenty of extra options to celebrate. With Halloween falling on a ... Read More »

Thank you Oshkosh Music Artist Series


Thank you so much for your support of music in our elementary schools. The students are very excited to use the ukulele’s purchased for Oaklawn. The bells at Oakwood needed to be replaced so we now have sets of bells that are contained in cases. (really cool for storing) Webster and Washington Elementary Schools are enjoying their community gathering drum. ... Read More »

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