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The 920 – Dr. Chris Snyder – July 2021

The 920 – Dr. Chris Snyder – July 2021

Keeping Our Pets Safe by Tim Froberg Chris Snyder operated on the big cats from Madison-area zoos, working inside their huge jaws to perform daunting dental surgeries. So, it’s safe to say that nothing fazes the unflappable veterinary doctor. That calm, cool demeanor will serve Snyder well as the new director and associate dean of clinical...

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The 920 – Jake Woodford – June 2021

The 920 – Jake Woodford – June 2021

Looking Out for Appleton Local Politics Have Always Intrigued Hometown Mayor Jake Woodford by Tim Froberg Jake Woodford didn’t wake up one morning as a teenager at Appleton North and declare he was going to be a future mayor. Still, he knew from a young age that he wanted a career working with others to make a positive impact in his community....

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The 920 – May 2021

The 920 – May 2021

A Good Neighbor WHBY’S Keene Retiring after 40 Years by Tim Froberg Kathy Keene’s story of a receptionist turned talk show host is something right out of Hollywood. In fact, Dolly Parton followed a similar script in the 1992 big-screen comedy “Straight Talk.” Keene’s improbable tale, though, is no movie. It’s a remarkable real-life journey....

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The 920 – April 2021

The 920 – April 2021

Hometown hit Erickson Achieves One-in-a-Million Dream by Tim Froberg Many dream of a life in professional sports, but few achieve it. Matt Erickson is one of a tiny number who have turned a far-fetched fantasy into a professional career. As an added perk, the Appleton native gets to do it in his hometown. Erickson is preparing to start his 11th...

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The 920 – March 2021

The 920 – March 2021

Building a Better Community by Tim Froberg As a child growing up in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Dean Gazza wanted to be a pilot. Gazza didn’t pursue a career in aviation but has used his organizational and construction skills to launch several important community projects in the Fox Cities. Gazza has spent 25 years in public service, including...

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