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Archives: December 2014

Menasha’s red caboose gets a spruce

This past summer, multiple organizations in the Menasha area worked together to patch up a red caboose residing in Menasha’s Smith Park. While this little engine will never “choo choo” down the railroad again, it has a shiny new paint job to boast about. The funds to restore the caboose came entirely from the Menasha READ MORE

Sledding the winter away

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The beginning of winter is filled with moments to look forward to — the first snowfall, holiday parties, movies, music and the turning of the New Year. But after the ball drops, the two to three months left of winter can drag on for an eternity. As the snow piles up, the Fox Cities have READ MORE

Meteorologists adapt to changing weather

An employee is lucky if they can get along with their boss, but when you have to answer to Mother Nature every day, going into work can be pretty unpredictable. “The weather here in Wisconsin is always exciting,” says Jeff Last, warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service. “Every day is a new challenge. READ MORE

New exhibit illuminates the past

The History Museum at the Castle has brought an exhibit to Appleton unlike any you’ve ever seen, unless you walked down College Avenue in the ’50s and ’60s at night. “Neon: Darkness Electrified” is going on now and features the sign collection of local neon glass blower Jed Schleisner. The exhibit will be shown completely READ MORE

Local impressionist’s work is coming home

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The Rahr-West Art Museum in Manitowoc is currently hosting “Johann Berthelsen: An American Artist.” The exhibit features the work and personal effects of the acclaimed impressionist artist who called Manitowoc home. Johann Berthelsen was born in Copenhagen in 1883, but spent his formative years in Manitowoc. He then lived much of his adult life in READ MORE