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Making moves: local youth competes on a national stage


Just down the street from the ornate Grand Chute water tower, a little cream house with red shutters houses a mantelpiece full of towering chess trophies. Seventeen-year-old Rachel Ulrich lives here, and she just placed sixth out of ten in the U.S. Girl’s Junior Championship, America’s most elite, invitation-only junior chess competition. “I enjoy the READ MORE

A Breath of Fresh Air: Introduction

Posted on Jun. 20, 2017 by Kate Morton

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” ― John Muir From when I was born until I left home for Lawrence University, I lived in a rural area outside of Madison, Wisconsin. It was a big transition to go from living across from READ MORE

What does the Fox say?

What Does the Fox Say_

Today marks one week since I’ve been back in my hometown. It’s been seven days now since my mom and I packed up my car tetris-style, boxes and drawers wedged all the way up to the ceiling. It’s no small wonder that we had to build the Leaning Pile of Luggage; that was nine months’ READ MORE

Intern Intro: Grace


Meet Grace, our jig-dancing, dog-loving editorial intern with a green thumb and a healthy appreciation of waffles.  Name: Grace Reif Age: 20 Hometown: Madison, WI School attending/graduated from and year: Lawrence University, 2019 Tell us about your background: I am a retired professional Irish dancer who is now an English major and Creative Writing minor READ MORE

Intern Intro: Laura


Meet Laura, one of our new summer interns who swears by the three P’s – puns, pugs and rice pudding.  Name: Laura Zornosa Age: 19 Hometown: Oshkosh School attending: sophomore at Northwestern University   Tell us about your background: Born in Aurora, Illinois, I really should probably cheer for the Bears, but I grew up READ MORE

Intern Intro: Kate


Meet Kate, our nature-loving editorial intern with a hidden talent for hat making. Name: Kate Morton Age: 21 Hometown: Verona, WI School attending: Lawrence University (2018) Tell us about your background: I grew up with my family in a rural area outside of my hometown. I have two younger brothers, Will and David. I have always loved READ MORE

Intern Intro: Dan


Meet Dan, our newest editorial intern who would risk his life for two things – a spectacular view and soul food.   Name: Dan Meyer Age: 20 Hometown: Appleton School attending: Sophomore at Lawrence University   Tell us about your background: I grew up in Appleton and attended Appleton West High School. My parents aren’t READ MORE

Intern Intro: Hibah

Posted on Jan. 5, 2017 by Hibah Ansari

Say hello to Hibah, the newest editorial intern to join the FCM squad. Name: Hibah Ansari Age: 20 Hometown: Appleton, WI School attending: I am currently a sophomore at UW Oshkosh. Tell us about your background: I’ve lived in Appleton ever since I was 4 years old, so it definitely is a place I can READ MORE

10 Most-Viewed Stories of 2016


Food trucks, a shipping container home and award-winning photos dominated in 2016. Here are 10 of the most viewed stories of the year on New food alert: Pop Up Fox Cities creates dining experiences Pop Up Fox Cities launched in 2016 and readers were eager to learn more about the pop-up restaurant by chef READ MORE