Gregg Hoffmann

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Gregg Hoffmann is a veteran journalist, author and publisher of Midwest Diamond Report and Old School Collectibles Web sites. Hoffmann, a retired senior lecturer in journalism at UWM, writes The State Sports Buzz and Beyond Milwaukee on a monthly basis for OMC.

Recent Articles
 Travel & Visitors Guide - May 15, 2009
 Historic bar adds roadhouse concerts
 Leo & Leona's, the historic bar in southwest Wisconsin, has come all the way back. Early this month String Ties, a popular regional band, played the kickoff concert in the bar's renovated roadhouse hall.
 Travel & Visitors Guide - April 26, 2009
 Promoting Wisconsin areas through sports
 The La Crosse Area Sports Commission was formed a couple years ago, but kicked off its events phase with a February banquet honoring athletes and sports figures. Baseball Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew was the main speaker.
 Travel & Visitors Guide - February 15, 2009
 Doc Powell had strong state ties
 Some readers might recognize Doc Powell as a contemporary jazz and R&B guitarist. Those with more of a sense of history will probably be familiar with the name as the "blood brother" of Buffalo Bill Cody and through Wild West tales.
 Travel & Visitors Guide - January 11, 2009
 Scenic Byways proposed throughout the state
 Sections of two highways in Western Wisconsin could become official Scenic Byways in 2009. Citizens for a Scenic Wisconsin (CSW) has proposed state Scenic Byway status for State Highway 33 from Portage to La Crosse. Planning for Highway 60, from Lodi to The Great River Road near Prairie du Chien is also underway.
 Travel & Visitors Guide - December 21, 2008
 Norskedalen offers winter fun for all
 Norskedalen means Norwegian Valley, and if you have some Norski blood in you a trip to this nature and heritage center will have extra meaning. Norskedalen is dedicated to preserving, interpreting and sharing the natural environment and cultural heritage of the area surrounding Coon Valley in southwest Wisconsin.
 Travel & Visitors Guide - November 9, 2008
 Jim Gantner helps renovate historic Eden Hotel
 Jim Gantner has learned that in some ways you can go home again. The former Brewers second baseman and his wife, Jeannine, have moved back to Jim's hometown of Eden, about an hour north of Milwaukee, near Fond du Lac.
 Travel & Visitors Guide - October 12, 2008
 Wade House offers unique fall experience
 This weekend and next mark the peak of autumn color season in many places in Wisconsin. There are numerous wonderful places around the state where you can take in the fall colors and have some fun at an autumn event. One unique place, especially if you're a history buff, is Wade House in Greenbush.
 Travel & Visitors Guide - October 5, 2008
 Blue Mound offers views of many colors
 Wisconsin has many wonderful places to view fall colors, but one of the best has to be Blue Mound State Park, west of Madison. The 1,153-acre park is on the highest hill in southern Wisconsin -- 1.716 feet above sea level -- and the seventh highest point in the state overall. So, from it you can see miles of beautiful color.
 Sports - October 3, 2008
 The top five Wisconsin sports stories in October
 The top sports story of September is a no-brainer. The Brewers' roller coaster ride to the post-season as the National League Wild Card is an easy choice. After blowing a 5 ˝-game lead, the Brewers went down to the last game on Sunday, won by a great pitching performance by CC Sabathia and a clutch home run by Ryan Braun.
 Sports - September 28, 2008
 Counsell plays key supporting role for Brewers
 Whitefish Bay native Craig Counsell was just a kid when the Brewers went to the postseason 26 years ago. Now, he's going as a player. "We're not going to stop talking about 1982," said Counsell, who drew a game-tying, bases-loaded walk in a 3-1 victory over Chicago Sunday at Miller Park. "But, now we have something else to talk about, too."

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