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 »
Category Archives: News & Views
BY DICK NIKOLAI AND DONNA VANBUECKEN Have you ever seen a bald eagle? If not, here’s an opportunity ...
BY Ron La Point “I started dancing at five,” were the first words that came rushing out. “I had a he...
By Ron La Point This story was previously written in the book: Oshkosh: The Way We Were. It is inclu...
BY Denis Gullickson What can one person accomplish? A whole lot, if you follow the story of Joan Tre...
BY ALEX HUMMEL If it’s been a while since you’ve nabbed a ticket to enjoy a music performance in the...
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 »
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 »
By Alex Hummel T he notion of “summer camp” conjures up images of piney forests “up north,” canoeing in lakes, glowing evening fires and all sorts of other stereotypical ideas relegated to woods and waters. The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh continues to bring an entirely new look and feel to the idea of “summer camp.” Soon, another school year will ... Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »