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Life at the Library

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By Lisa Voss Public libraries have long been places for self-directed learning. Every day the library assists people who want to learn more about health, travel, hobbies, history, business and hundreds of other topics. Even the digitally savvy often end up at a library reference desk looking for more depth (and accuracy) than a Wikipedia entry offers, or an information ... Read More »

FROM THE DESK OF WAUPUN’S MAYOR KYLE CLARK

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BY Mayor Kyle Clark This year marks a milestone for the City of Waupun as we celebrate our 175th Anniversary. Throughout the year, Waupun Festivals, Inc. has been busy providing quality events for our enjoyment and to showcase our community to others around the state of Wisconsin and Nation. One of these major events is our 3rd annual “Celebrate Waupun” ... Read More »

On family farms and dinosaurs

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By Denis Gullickson June is Dairy Month. Speaking as a kid who grew up with that mantra ringing in the air each spring — just as school let out — this far-west-side-Green Bay boy never thought of June as anything but. That splendid first month of summer meant farm-fresh, carefree days that would last forever — blue skies and sunshine ... Read More »

Home Water Management Using Rain Barrels

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BY DONNA VANBUECKEN Have you ever thought about how you might personally help reduce residential water runoff to storm sewers or to recharge our ground water aquifer and improve water quality of streams and lakes?  It is easy and fun to do using rain barrels. There are many benefits from harvesting rain water.  It is relatively clean and chemical free, ... Read More »

Recidivism….More Than Meets The Eye: ONE REGIONAL GROUP CONFRONTS THIS PROBLEM HEAD ON

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By Danel Burchby Were you aware…that in Wisconsin, there are over 21,000 incarcerated offenders? In addition, there are over 68,000 offenders OUT of prison serving their sentence in the community on extended supervision…in our neighborhoods.  Every year about 8,000 offenders are released from prison back into our communities.  Some might view this as a scary statistic or a Corrections problem ... Read More »

BASEBALL IN OSHKOSH – Dave Garcia

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By Ron LaPoint Some of the happiest times in my life were in Oshkosh,” was the opening line in a telephone conversation a few years ago with Dave Garcia, a conversation that lasted for well over an hour. For those of you who were born after 1950, Dave Garcia was the player/manager of the Oshkosh Giants when the city had ... Read More »

Challenging a History of Stewardship

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By Justin Mitchell April 22 was Earth Day, an annual day of celebration dedicated to the planet and the protection of its natural resources which life depends upon.  Earth Day was first recognized in 1970 by then U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson.  Senator Nelson represented our home state of Wisconsin, and sought to instill an energy and public consciousness about air ... Read More »

Thank you and next chapter.

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Thank you for your support throughout our many years of service to Oshkosh and most recently this transition to our new web store!  We have closed our bricks and mortar location at the Shops of City Center.  The renovations and transition have been completed ahead of schedule, so you can enjoy the expanded gift selections at Caramel Crisp Gifts, more ... Read More »

Mid-State Opens Doors to New Downtown Campus

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By Laura Rowe When students enter in the front doors of the new Mid-State Technical College, they  will be welcomed to a beautiful oasis of learning. Located in the heart of downtown Stevens Point and near the Wisconsin Riverfront, the building radiates warmly with an open layout plan, naturally vibrant color scheme and appealing spaces for meeting, sharing and learning. ... Read More »

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