Jim’s Town

Jim’s Town

Thornton Wilder could have written the character of Jim Long. With unassuming grace and genuine care, Jim built a legacy in a city he loved that will last far longer than the 83 years he spent here. I'm not sure Appletonians understand how much he meant to the city, or how hard he was willing [...]

Extra Milers

Extra Milers

I saw a friend Wednesday night at Jones Park and he waved me over to say hi. As he stood there, wearing a Mile of Music volunteer shirt and actively supervising a group of young trash picker-uppers, he gave me some insight into why this annual event works as well as it does. "This is [...]