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"Hope for the Holidays" Christmas Grief Support Service

By Erik Dittmann, Nov 25, 2013, Categories: Today

Together with Bereavement Specialist and Hillside Hospice Chaplain, Dennis Richards, we'd like to welcome you to our "Hope for the Holidays" Christmas Grief Support Service on Wednesday, December 4th at 6:00 p.m. at Cornerstone in Beaver Dam.

Win $100 Mittelstadt Prints on Small Business Saturday

By Erik Dittmann, Nov 27, 2013, Categories: Community, Today

Shop Local on Saturday, November 30th

The Almost Legend of Bankie Barth

By Kyle Jacobson, Nov 22, 2013, Categories: Today, People

Shoot, the man'd be a legend if you just let him.

BDSF Welcomes New Board Members

By Erik Dittmann, Nov 19, 2013, Categories: Community, Today

The Beaver Dam Scholarship wishes to welcome Pastor Sonja Parr and Nicole White to the Board of Directors.

Artist Feature: James Milton Smith

By Erik Dittmann, Nov 12, 2013, Categories: In Print, Today

“James Milton Smith. He’s got talent. Incredible, unmistakable talent,” I hear. And not just once in a while either. These words flow freely. Often. Unsolicited. Candidly. At times, Smith is as popular as the Packers in Wisconsin, a beer with a brat and turkey on Thanksgiving. His work can be singled out in a crowd like a celebrity appearance, paparazzi at the ready.

The VanHarens: BDACT’s Original Star Couple

By Erik Dittmann, Nov 13, 2013, Categories: In Print, Today

Roger and Marilyn VanHaren have been the “star couple” for Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre for almost 50 years. In 1964, they joined area enthusiasts to form what was then Beaver Dam Community Theatre and have remained loyal, active members, participating in every aspect of the organization’s success.

ASeed

By Erik Dittmann, Nov 13, 2013, Categories: In Print, Today

ASeed seeks to carry on the tradition championed by Satre. Ideas are not created for brief consideration. Ideas are meant to be played with.

No One Forgets Their First

By Erik Dittmann, Nov 13, 2013, Categories: In Print, Today

Thirteen years ago I sat down with the Beaver Dam Area Orchestra to play Rhapsody in Blue. It was sort of the culmination of my “high school years.”

Legend & Lore: McKinstry's

By Erik Dittmann, Nov 13, 2013, Categories: In Print, Today, Local History

I was standing at McKinstry's Home Furnishings sales counter, eagerly fingering my debit card as the saleswoman retrieved my newly matted and framed picture. A collection of old McKinstry magazine covers dated in the 1920s caught my eye above the counter. I was astonished and romanced by the idea that the store was so old having no idea the story was even more interesting.

Viewfinder: John Walcott

By Erik Dittmann, Nov 13, 2013, Categories: In Print, Today

He grew up at his father’s feet in the darkroom, watching his mother [Frances] hand paint portraits, helping in the studio and assisting his father [Mert] photograph sports events, confirmations, large first communion groups and weddings.


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