By Tanya Schmidt I am a townie. Except for my training in the military and most of 3rd grade, I have lived my entire life in Oshkosh. I have lived on…gasp…both sides of the river. I have worked at both local and corporately owned businesses. I graduated from the Oshkosh Area School District. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree ... 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’...
U.S. Senator Ron Johnson Applauds Governor Walker’s Response to Obamacare’s Debacle “I commend Gov. Walker for acting swiftly and decisively to protect Wisconsinites as the rollout of Obamacare becomes a disaster. “The governor will ask the Legislature for a three-month delay in moving Wisconsinites on BadgerCare into the exchange and a three-month extension of Wisconsin’s high-risk pool.” “The governor is ... Read More »
By Tony Palmeri The 12th (!) annual Tony Awards column for excellence in local media is dedicated to the late Anita Simm. Anita passed away in June at the age of 91. She and her late sister Marcile lived for many years on Parkway Ave. in Oshkosh; we were neighbors and great friends. Part of the friendship was a mutual ... Read More »
By Jim Evans Oshkosh is looked upon as a leader in the arts in several ways. We are very fortunate to have the 3rd largest campus in the UW system located here, through their art, music and theater departments, Oshkosh provides with a depth of culture. We also have a fine symphony and choral groups, recently several community acting groups ... Read More »
by Darryn Burich First off, if it appears with this piece that I am shilling for my craft then you are absolutely correct because in doing so hopefully I am also shilling for improvement of a vital part of our community. Then again there are only so many effective avenues of outreach I have at my disposal to plant such ... Read More »
By Justin Mitchell Last December, the Oshkosh Scene partnered with twelve community partners to assemble a collection of views on what Oshkosh would look like in 2022. We considered it an alternative take on the traditional year in review that often happens around this time of the year. The response we received from the community was tremendous, no doubt due ... Read More »
By Tracey Robertson It was obviously an experiment gone wrong. My church had paired me—a 39-year-old Black woman—with Trudy. Trudy was a mild-mannered, fragile looking lady who was 75 years old if she was a day. Trudy had been born and raised in Sweden. In addition to our obvious differences, I had separated from my husband of 16 years only ... Read More »
By Janine Wright Friends are an important part of all of our lives. They help us learn important social skills like sharing and compromise. Friends also can help us expand our horizons by sharing differing customs, heritages, or language. Take a moment to think about your friendships. How many of your friends are of a different culture than you? How ... Read More »
By Dennis Riley Rocky is probably the kindest word that has been applied to the rollout of the Affordable Care Act during these last two months. The image that comes to my mind is that of a roller coaster, a roller coaster composed of blue cars and red cars. The people in the blue cars are screaming. Their screams sound ... Read More »