Forever a Rookie

Meet Gale Staley, the De Pere born ballplayer, who played second base for the Chicago Cubs. Although his career was extremely brief he hit the cover off the ball in the late summer of 1925.

Stebbing’s Sweet Tooth

The curious case of Stuart Messenger Stebbings, a lumberman by trade but an inventor at heart. He created a new kind of candy combining chocolate and cheese. He also developed a patent for a cheese filter cigarette. Both inventions, sought to help the Wisconsin dairy industry.

Here Lies J. D. Putnam

This is the story of the death of John D. Putnam and of his memorial, the Putnam Stump. At the age of 39, John volunteered for Wisconsin in the war of the rebellion, also known as the Civil War. Although his service was short-lived his sacrifice will always be remembered.

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