By Janine Wright & Tracey Robertson Imagine a world without leaders. No senators, congress people, and president – well, some may think that would be a great idea, but that isn’t the point. Dig deeper, imagine no parents, no teachers, no activists … no leaders. Can a society prosper without a leader? Is it possible to have a community without ... 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 Stephen Dedow When I was first asked to contribute to this project I thought that it would be something that would be relatively easy. What does Oshkosh need? What immediately came to mind was more manufacturing jobs, stronger schools, better infrastructure, greater opportunity for downtown development etc. But after thinking about it for a bit, I realized that perhaps ... Read More »
By Sue Panek When I began thinking about sharing my opinion about what Oshkosh needs, immediately my thoughts went to the various problems that NEED to be addressed in our community. In 2011 we conducted a local needs assessment, the LIFE Study, and we learned about a lot of needs. So, I could say, we NEED more volunteers, or we ... Read More »
By Miles Maguire On Monday, Sept. 30, the Oshkosh Northwestern devoted more than half of its front page to what it must have considered a really big story: the news that the city was considering an annual recycling fee. But it wasn’t much of a scoop—the story had been out on the Internet for a week, thanks to a part-time ... Read More »
By Karlene Grabner The Women’s Fund has been looking into the face of isolation for the last four years, and because of that, we’ve seen just how much of an impact this issue makes on our community. Since our Campaign to End Isolation launched in June, we’ve been diligently working to end isolation in the Oshkosh area. People from all ... Read More »
By David A. Hayford The gubernatorial election here in Wisconsin is less than a year away. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has begun polling, but more about that later. This is paragraph two. I will start with two easy predictions. First, there will a lot of money spent. The 2010 governor’s race totaled about $37 million, easily a state record. Nearly ... Read More »
By Frank McCandless Hear ye! Hear ye! The circus is coming to town! Next year’s production will play out on a grand scale. Concurrently, on three stages, our show presents Goobernatorial 2014 brought to you by the best institutions or forbearers jury-rigged together. The Goobernatorial circus will be exciting, dramatic and bring together some of the best performers yet seen! ... Read More »
By Sean Fitzgerald Oshkosh is a great place to live for a number of reasons. We have a sterling economy bolstered by a diverse mix of innovative employers. We enjoy a heritage of generations before us who saw fit to establish the institutions, infrastructure and capital foundations to serve the needs of Oshkosh residents at the time and into the ... Read More »
By Sean Fitgerald Oshkosh is a great place to live for a number of reasons. We have a sterling economy bolstered by a diverse mix of innovative employers. We enjoy a heritage of generations before us who saw fit to establish the institutions, infrastructure and capital foundations to serve the needs of Oshkosh residents at the time and into the ... Read More »
By Rob Kleman It has already begun. The Oshkosh area has a growing group of emerging Information Technology (IT) businesses and jobs. These businesses and jobs include those directly related to the IT sector as well as the growing number of businesses with a high concentration of information technology occupations. This is both great news and great timing as we ... Read More »