By D. Bob Sauer The pomp, ceremony and pageantry of beauty contests have, over the years, lost some of their luster. But, every year young women from all 50 states still strut around in bathing suits and evening gowns, twirl batons, tap dance, belt out show tunes and wish for world peace in front of a panel of judges and ... 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’...
By Rep. Penny Bernard-Schaber As you’ve probably seen by now, the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau has projected that the State of Wisconsin will finish the current fiscal year with an almost $400 million budget deficit, and will be facing a $1.8 billion deficit over the next two years. The Fiscal Bureau adjusted their projections as a result of actual tax ... Read More »
By Christina Keller Parker is a local fifth grader who has just celebrated a tenth birthday. He loves soccer, riding his bike, playing an instrument in band, ice cream and pizza. Parker’s family enjoys spending time with extended family and friends having cookouts, going camping, going to the movies, and just getting together. Casey is a local businessperson who is ... Read More »
By: Scene Staff You are invited to join local artists, musicians, community leaders, local businesses and friends for a night of giving back to your community and helping to make a difference in the lives of thousands of families. On October 4, 2014, the second annual Band Together fundraiser to support the important work of Parent Connection. Last year alone, ... Read More »
By Tracey Robertson Oshkosh is diversifying. It is turning into a melting pot of people migrating here from all walks of life and for many different reasons. I find it interesting when I meet people in our coffee shops, at the farmers market or in restaurants to learn about their respective backgrounds and their migration to our fair City. I ... Read More »
By Tony Palmeri On Tuesday, October 14th at 6 p.m. in Reeve Union 307 on the UW Oshkosh campus, the student Communication Club is sponsoring a screening of independent filmmaker Sam Mayfield’s Wisconsin Rising. Sam will be there to introduce the film and engage in conversation afterwards. Admission is free and open to the public. You are invited! Wisconsin Rising ... Read More »
by David J. Siemers Rating the performance of politicians is a parlor game as old as the republic. The great 19th century commentator on America, Alexis de Tocqueville, noted that “without politics the Americans would lose half of their existence.” As now, political discussion in those days revolved around elected officials. In 1948, historian Arthur Schlesinger, Sr. added a new ... Read More »
On 8/21/2014, Eye on Oshkosh Host Cheryl Hentz, and Oshkosh Scene writers Tony Palmeri and Emilie Heidemann interviewed Mark Harris, candidate for the 6th Congressional District. This interview is the last in a series of candidate interviews that included the 54th Assembly District, State Treasurer, Wisconsin Attorney General, and Congress. Republican primary candidate Glenn Grothman was invited to participate in ... Read More »
By Rohn Bishop What if I asked you this generic question: “Would you vote for a governor who fixed a budget deficit of $3.6 billion, put millions of dollars into your child’s classroom, paid off debts to neighboring states, repaid state funds that were illegally raided, added more than 100,000 new jobs, got the state’s unemployment rate to its lowest ... Read More »
By Dennis Riley As I was reminded in an email from a marvelous former student this morning, America will be voting in just a little more than six weeks. As we are told so often – at least those of us who still pay attention to such matters are told so often – control of the U.S. Senate “is up ... Read More »