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 »
Category Archives: News & Views
By Rohn Bishop I’ve always supported the Republican nominee for President, even when the candidate w...
By Tony Palmeri How much gun violence needs to occur in northeast Wisconsin before the mainstream me...
BY Tony Palmeri Like large numbers of Netflix subscribers, I binge watched Laura Ricciardi and Moira...
BY Robert Meyer Several years ago while waiting in a doctor’s office, a man asked if I wanted to rea...
BY ROHN W. BISHOP In 1860 the Democrat Party split over the issue of slavery, and the Supreme Court’...
Show That You Care By Sharing With Those In Need. The Annual Christmas Care Campaign Helps Thousands
By Donna Fischer A charitable gift during the Holidays can have a lasting effect in someone’s life. People who are living in shelters or forced to stay in emergency rooms at Christmas time often feel left out of the general festivity of the season. A personal gift can certainly brighten the mood for a child or adult, and it’s easy ... Read More »
By Paul L. Frazer The second in a three-part series The Barnes Hecker mining disaster was not unlike numerous other tragedies that took place during the mining history of the Lake Superior Iron Mine District, a time, which spanned 170 years. In fact the casualty list is long considering there where hundreds of mishaps where one or more men perished ... Read More »
BY JANINE WRIGHT English is a hard language to learn and understand; many words have multiple meanings. Privilege is one of those words. Sometimes it means an honor, such as, “It is a privilege to meet you.” Other times it means having common rights, such as, “It is a privilege to be an American.” Yet, neither of those meanings covers ... Read More »
The animatronics of Prange’s return to life this Christmas Opening night Friday, November 21, is a fundraiser for the Neville Public Museum with $10 of every ticket going to the Neville. In addition, Friday, November 28, is a fundraiser for the CP Center with $10 of every paid ticket going to this deserving charity. The Meyer Theatre and Diamonds and ... Read More »
By Morgan Bongard The Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a new resident. In July of this year, Bobbie, a first-year juvenile woodchuck, was found by animal control, dragging his back legs alongside a grassy field. After an examination, the sanctuary believes that Bobbie had been hit by a car. It was also determined that Bobbie had sustained internal ... Read More »
BY Miles Maguire The front-page headline in the Oshkosh Northwestern back in August was dramatic—the new nonprofit organization formed to improve the local business climate, the Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Corp., had set a goal of creating 1,000 jobs over the next three years. When, in early October, Oshkosh Corp. announced that it would be cutting somewhere between 300 and ... Read More »
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 establishment ... Read More »
By Robert E. Meyer The recent Hobby Lobby SCOTUS decision has brought about a hue and cry resembling a chorus of scorched cats. It becomes almost impossible to exaggerate the hysterical theatrics used to denounce the supposed negative repercussions of this decision. Read More »
By Mike Rohrkaste Economic progress continues here in the Fox Valley, with unemployment now under 5.5 percent and several hundred job openings in the area, but there is more work to do to safeguard our community’s economic future. This prosperity of our state and local community can be achieved through the growth of businesses that create quality jobs and through ... Read More »