Category Archives: Oshkosh

Celebrate the Wonder of Spring Migration at Oshkosh Bird Fest


Learn all about our feathered friends at Oshkosh Bird Fest on Saturday, May 2nd. Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day with a variety of activities for all ages. Visit Shelter #1 in Menominee Park for a complete schedule and location of activities. The event is free and open to the public. Rain or shine, plan to make a day of it. Menominee Park: ... Read More »

Alaskan Brewing Co. Black Imperial India Pale Ale


BY Steve Lonsway This month’s selection was taken from our own stock of guests beers that we run in the Stone Arch Tap Room. The Alaskan Black Imperial India Pale Ale comes in a 22 oz. bomber bottle with a very intriguing label portraying two black ravens perched in a riverside tree. This beer is part of the Alaskan Brewing ... Read More »

Dine Hawaiian


BY Jamie Lee Rake Hey, Pee Wee Herman fans! Remember that episode of his Playhouse where he was in a tizzy over who he should invite out with him for the Hawaiian meal he won? If you’re anything like me and have been wondering since then where to get that grub without having to buy a plane ticket to our 50th state ... Read More »

Ryan Steiskal


BY Amber McCord As a successful independent artist I always have appreciated my teachers and mentors from elementary school through college. They have always produced motivation and induced inspiration and creativity. I owe a lot of my success to these wonderful people in my life. Apparently most artists do. One in particular Ryan Steiskal. Steiskal is an emerging artist who ... Read More »

The Long Haul


BY Blaine Schultz Gurf Morlix, Kevin Gordon, Phil Lee and Johnny Dowd may not be household names but all of these singer/songwriter/musicianss have found creative ways to make a career work well into the age when most folks are planning to retire.  Don’t be surprised if none of these guys ever hang it up. Their careers have drifted from Buffalo, ... Read More »



BY George Halas The Inquisition is constantly mesmerized by the fact that The Universe will go to the ends of the earth to create great music. Halfway across the country anyway…. Our story starts in sunny southern California, the birthplace of Ruby James. No one knew back then she would one day be Kitty CoopDeVille. Meanwhile, back in the Fox ... Read More »

Concert Watch – Gregg Allman


BY Jane Spietz WHAT: Gregg Allman WHERE: Potawatomi Casino/ Northern Lights Casino, Milwaukee WI WHEN: 8 PM March 24 – 25, 2015 COST: $75/$70/$65 INFO: Since their formation in 1969, the Allman Brothers Band was responsible for such classics as “Ramblin’ Man,” “Jessica,” “Midnight Rider,” “Melissa,” “Blue Sky,” “Whipping Post,” “Statesboro Blues,” “Dreams” and many others. The band ... Read More »

Sturgeon Season Ends Safely With High Harvest

Father and son team, Robert Drexler and his 12 year-old son Derek fished out of the same shack on Lake Winnebago.  On the final day of the 2015 season the younger bested the elder.  Derek speared a 70-inch, 76 pounder, and half an hour later, Bob got the 50-inch, 24 pounder.  They registered at Jerry’s Bar in Oshkosh.  No word on how much razzing Dad took at the tavern for his much more diminutive fish.

BY Ryan Koenigs Sturgeon fishermen, having braved some of the most brutal weather conditions in memory, closed out the 2015 spearing season on Lake Winnebago today with a total harvest of 2,158 fish, the sixth highest harvest on record. Conservation wardens with the state Department of Natural Resources said the more than 13,100 licensed fishermen pulled off a safe season ... Read More »

Aldo Leopold & the Wisconsin Idea


BY Michael Mentzer Change is in the air, in the angle of light, in our bones. We feel it more than we understand it. The feeling sends me to the bookcase to find “A Sand County Almanac” and the writings of acclaimed environmentalist Aldo Leopold. Somehow it warms my insides to hold the old tattered book with the cobalt cover, ... Read More »

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