Category Archives: Local News

FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY

THIS IS THE FIRST FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY AT SOUTH PARK IN OSHKOSH.  WHILE CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES ON THE PARK’S LAGOONS, THE FESTIVAL AREA IS CLEAR.  TWELVE FOOD TRUCKS WILL TAKE PART ONE FRIDAY A MONTH FROM FIVE TO NINE.  PROCEEDS FROM FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY BENEFIT THE OSHKOSH SENIOR CENTER.MORE

NEW LONDON WHEEL TAX SNAFU

NEW LONDON’S NEW WHEEL TAX IS SHOWING UP ON RENEWAL NOTICES FOR PEOPLE THAT DON’T LIVE IN THE CITY.  THE D-O-T BASES THE FEE ON THE ADDRESS AT WHICH A VEHICLE IS REGISTERED.  SOME SURROUNDING TOWNS HAVE A NEW LONDON MAILING ADDRESS—BUT ARE NOT IN THE CITY LIMITS.  THOSE WRONGLY BEING CHARGED A WHEEL TAX…MORE

SLINGER BANK ROBBERY

SLINGER POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A BANK ROBBERY.  A MAN HELD UP THE ASSOCIATED BANK AROUND 4:30 WEDNDESDAY AFTERNOON.  HE MADE OFF WITH AN UNDISCLOSED AMOUNT OF CASH.  THE SUSPECT IS DESCRIBED AS HAVING A DARK COMPLEXION.  HE WAS WEARING A SURGICAL MASK.  NO ONE WAS HURT.MORE

DUNCAN NOT ON BALLOT

THE HEAD OF THE OUTAGAMIE COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY IS REMOVED FROM THE NOVEMBER BALLOT FOR THE STATE ASSEMBLY.  JIM DUNCAN—WHO ALSO SITS ON THE OUTAGAMIE COUNTY BOARD—TURNED IN 258 NOMINATION PETITION SIGNATURES BEFORE THE DEADLINE—BUT THE STATE ELECTIONS COMMISSION FOUND 85 OF THOSE HAD COME FROM PEOPLE LIVING OUTSIDE THE 57TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT.  DUNCAN’S DISQUALIFICATION…MORE

UWO HARLEY INTERN

A U-W OSHKOSH STUDENT LANDS ONE OF THE COVETED SUMMER INTERNSHIPS WITH HARLEY DAVIDSON.  TESSA OTTO WILL TRAVEL THE COUNTRY THIS SUMMER ON A HARLEY—WRITING A BLOG AND POSTING ON SOCIAL MEDIA ABOUT HER EXPERIENCES.  THE INTERNS GET TO KEEP THE BIKES AT THE END OF THE SUMMER.MORE

QUAD GRAPHICS THREAT

A BOMB THREAT FORCES THE EVACUATION OF THE QUAD GRAPHICS PLANT IN LOMIRA.  THE THREAT CAME IN AROUND 9:15 LAST (THURSDAY) NIGHT.  EMPLOYEES WERE EVACAUTED AND A BOMB-SNIFFING DOG WAS BROUGHT IN TO SEARCH THE BUILDING.  NO EXPLOSIVES WERE FOUND.  THE SOURCE OF THE THREAT IS UNDER INVESTIGATION.MORE

NO WALLEYE WEEKEND ISSUES

FOND DU LAC POLICE REPORT NO MAJOR ISSUES AT WALLEYE WEEKEND.  THE CROWDS WERE RELATIVELY WELL-BEHAVED.  THERE WERE NO ARRESTS AT LAKESIDE PARK AND JUST A HANDFUL OF CITATIONS WERE ISSUED AT THE FESTIVAL.MORE

WALKER AT RIPON COLLEGE

GOVERNOR SCOTT WALKER WILL ADDRESS THE STUDENTS AT BADGER BOYS STATE AT RIPON COLLEGE TONIGHT (THURSDAY).  BADGER BOYS GIVES HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AN EXPERIENCE IN GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS.  WALKER WAS A PARTICIPANT IN BADGER BOYS WHEN HE WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL.MORE

DOOR COUNTY FATAL

AN ILLINOIS WOMAN IS DEAD FOLLOWING A CRASH IN DOOR COUNTY.  THE 57-YEAR OLD FROM GURNEE WAS RIDING A MOPED IN SEVASTOPOL WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON WHEN A 17-YEAR OLD BOY DRIVING AN S-U-V REPORTEDLY RAN A STOP SIGN.  THE SCOOTER STRUCK THE SIDE OF THE VEHICLE AND THE WOMAN WAS THROWN OFF.  SHE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD…MORE

WAUPUN CRASH CHARGES

CRIMINAL CHARGES ARE PENDING AGAINST A BEAVER DAM WOMAN INVOLVED IN A CRASH IN WAUPUN.  THE 31-YEAR OLD CRASHED INTO A TRAFFIC BARRICADE ALONG SHALER DRIVE AROUND 1:30 THURSDAY MORNING.  SHE AND HER PASSENGER REPORTEDLY LIED ABOUT WHO WAS DRIVING AT THE TIME AND WHAT HAPPENED.  POLICE ALLEGEDLY FOUND DRUGS IN THE VEHICLE.MORE

Blogs

When Your Heroes Let You Down

I’ve noted here before that Phil Mickelson is my favorite golfer.  His go-for-broke style on the course and the time that he makes for fans off the course endears him to millions of other golfers.  I’ve defended him in arguments that he is a phony and is just as snobbish as Tiger Woods–but that he puts…

We Choose Not To Do These Things Because They Are Hard

It’s real easy to be “outraged” about politics today.  It’s easy to post a scathing tweet or a Facebook update.  It’s easy to retweet a link to a Salon.com article or to troll the social media account of the NRA or Fox News Channel or a lawmaker.  It’s easy to grab an Uber with your friends and…

Controlling the End

Just a warning, this My Two Cents is probably going to result in the greatest outrage of any I’ve ever done because it takes a non-emotional look at a very emotional issue: suicide.   We are being told that we need to have another “national conversation”–this time about suicide.  A couple of celebrity deaths last week…