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Miss Communication


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 »

Help Stop Sexual Violence in the Fox Cities

SWD14 Poster

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 »

Band Together 2014: A Parent Connection Fundraiser

The Jazz Orgy with Erin Krebs will be making the connection

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 »

Oshkosh’s Eclectic Citizens


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 »

Interview With Sam Mayfield

Sam Mayfield’s film “Wisconsin Rising” will be shown at the UW Oshkosh student union on 10/14/2014

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 »

Wisconsin’s Best Governors

Tommy Thompson

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 »

6th Congressional District Interviews


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 »

Election Picks…..

Governor Scott Walker

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 »

What Difference Will It Make, Anyway?

voting ballot

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 »

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