Col. Morrison describes his heart-melting surprise family reunion at Miller Park

Published June 15, 2018

Before Wednesday's Brewers-Cubs game at Miller Park, Colonel Jay Morrison reunited with his family by surprising his son on his 12th birthday. We spoke with Morrison about all that led to the reunion, becoming a viral-video sensation and what the moment felt like and meant for him, his family, other service members and fans of baseball and happiness.


Impassioned Army vet and politician endured foster system, cancer

Published Nov. 11, 2016

Tiffany Koehler spent 14 years serving in the United States Army. To this day, after experiencing a series of challenges, Koehler remains proud of her time in the military and "the men and women who monitor and respond as our nation calls."


The man and the story behind ScopeBridge

Published March 9, 2015

Just off 6th Street, near the Iron Horse Hotel, is a small, independent, locally-owned business that saw a hole in the construction and architecture business model and sought to fill it in. But that's just what ScopeBridge does. The man behind it, and his story, make it much more than that.


Caffeinated meat? Yes, sir.

Published Nov. 1, 2011

Christian Davenport had a story last week on The Washington Post that I have to share. The Army is testing a product that would seemingly be a huge hit in Wisconsin: caffeinated meat.


Dryhootch slings coffee and veteran support

Published Sept. 19, 2010

Dryhootch is a new Brady Street coffeeshop, but one with a mission other than to caffeinate the masses. The cafe is open to the public, but primarily serves as a meeting place and support station for military veterans and their families. It officially opened on Thursday, Sept. 16 after a quiet grand opening party on Aug. 28.


Movie program aims to bring smiles to soldiers

Published Aug. 5, 2005

In less than a year, Bernie and Kathy Hintzke have reached more than 5,000 soldiers with their project, Operation: Take a Soldier to the Movies. A movie package is sent to each soldier in the military units in Iraq, Afghanistan and other war zones that have requested to take part in the program.