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Appleton Eagle Scout completes major UWO Fox Cities campus community garden renovation

Though it’s near the end of the growing season, a large community garden on the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Fox Cities campus is shining brightly as 15 years of overgrowth was removed and new fencing installed.

Garden beautification efforts―two years in the making―were led by Eagle Scout candidate Elijah Eisen, 17, a junior at Appleton North High School, along with support from Bill Bultman, an emeritus faculty member and Rose Marie Lewis, senior technician on the UWO Fox Cities campus.

Eisen provided much-needed tender loving care to the area and installed new fencing to keep deer and other animals at bay. The garden plots allow individuals and families in the community to grow their own food and flowers. The previous fencing was missing and broken and allowed deer to feast on the garden “like a buffet,” according to gardeners.

With various delays―not the least included the coronavirus pandemic―Eisen is happy

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Students return to Hartford’s Martin Luther King Jr. campus after $111 million renovation to overhaul neglected school

For the first time in three years, Hartford students once again walked the halls of the century-old school building on the hill overlooking Keney Park.



Martin Luther King, Jr. standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: A portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the cafeteria space of the newly renovated building for Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School and Breakthrough Magnet School-North in the Blue Hills neighborhood in Hartford's North End on Sept. 4.


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A portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the cafeteria space of the newly renovated building for Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School and Breakthrough Magnet School-North in the Blue Hills neighborhood in Hartford’s North End on Sept. 4.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School campus quietly reopened Wednesday, the completion of its $111 million renovation perhaps overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic and a ransomware attack that delayed the start of Hartford’s school year by one day.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will be planned at a later date to allow the Hartford community to celebrate the revival of the Collegiate Gothic building and its history as a neighborhood hub at the intersection of Blue Hills and the

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