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54th Assembly District Interviews

54th Assembly District Interview: (left to right) Rep. Gordon Hintz, Eye on Oshkosh Host Cheryl Hentz, Oshkosh Scene contributors Tony Palmeri and Emilie Heidemann.  Photo by Justin Mitchell for the Scene.

On July 17th, Eye on Oshkosh host Cheryl Hentz and guest co-hosts Tony Palmeri and Emilie Heidemann interviewed incumbent Rep. Gordon Hintz from Wisconsin’s 54th Assembly District on his position on an array of political, economic, and social issues. This interview, done as a collaborative project of The Oshkosh Scene, Eye on Oshkosh, and the UW Oshkosh Journalism Internship Program, ... Read More »

Fond du Lac Football: 100 Years Old


BY MICHAEL CASPER It was 1914 when the first Fond du Lac Cardinal football team assembled for practice.  And under head coach Ed Fruth, after whom the football field is named, they went 24-25-4 over his nine seasons. Since then there have been highs and lows, ebbs and flows, but always a prideful tradition. I spoke with several former players, ... Read More »

The Marx Brothers in Green Bay


By Denis Gullickson A life-long love for the Marx Brothers prompts this column. So, too, does a recent sojourn to the neighborhood where the Brothers grew up in Carnegie Hill on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. It was in a flat at 179 East 93rd Street that Leonard, Adolph, Julius, Milton and Herbert Marx came of age. So, how’s your Marx ... Read More »

Thinking about… City Parks


By Denis Gullickson And who, pray tell, does that? Thinks about city parks? Parks are for play, swinging on a swing so high you’ll touch the sky, and relaxation, chilling with your iPod on a sprawled blanket, and fun. Frisbee on a carefree afternoon. Sure, there might be some thinking ... a lotus position while channeling the chi of the ... Read More »



By Ron LaPoint This is the fourth installment of baseball in Oshkosh D uring the summer between his junior and senior years at Oshkosh High School, Len was invited to try out for the professional Oshkosh Giant baseball team, a farm club of the New York Giants. Not knowing that this was permissible I asked Len why he was allowed ... Read More »

Oshkosh Music Artist Series Donation to  Elementary School Music


On June 9, 2014, elementary school music educator Jackie Sandene, Principal Kirby Schultz, and budding musicians Kieran and Faith were presented with a donation of $906.00 to support elementary school music programs at Webster Stanley, Oaklawn, and Oakwood schools. The funds were raised at the Spring 2014 Oshkosh Music Artist Series Concert through ticket sales, while another $580.00 was raised ... Read More »

The Food Exhibit in the History Museum at the Castle


By Jamie Lewis   The History Museum at the Castle in Appleton may be small, but it has several significant exhibits, which tell important stories of people, their cultural traditions, and technological change in the Fox Cities. Once I was a few steps into the exhibit, Food: Who We Are and What We Eat, I knew that this display was ... Read More »

A Swift Performance


By Anita Carpenter   In the fading twilight of an autumn evening, chimney swifts orchestrate a performance worthy of our attention. After a long day of catching high-flying insects, the five-inch, cigar-shaped black birds with the short, stiff aerodynamically swept-back wings congregate around a favorite chimney. Several, fifty or perhaps a few hundred, chimney swifts circle together in preparation for ... Read More »

Wisconsin’s Same Sex Marriage Recap


By Justin Mitchell   On June 6, 2014, U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb ruled that the 2006 Wisconsin amendment which sought to ban same sex marriage was unconstitutional.  Following the ruling, over 550 marriage licenses were issued from 60 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties in one week. The ruling stemmed from a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on ... Read More »

Chancellor Wells Looks Back


BY ASHLEY GRUENSTERN University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Chancellor Richard Wells will retire in August 2014 after 14 years at the school, but the impact of           his leadership will continue at the UWO campus and in the Oshkosh community for many years. Wells described the different aspects and dimensions of things that he was responsible for ... Read More »

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