Category Archives: Local News

FONDY POWER OUTAGE CAUSE

ALLIANT ENERGY BLAMES A POWER OUTAGE IN FOND DU LAC THIS WEEK ON A BIRD.  THE BIRD GOT INTO A SUBSTATION IN NORTH FOND DU LAC EARLY TUESDAY MORNING CAUSING A TRANSFORMER TO BLOW.  ABOUT THREE THOUSAND PEOPLE WERE AFFECTED BY THE OUTAGE.  ALLIANT WAS ABLE TO RESTORE SERVICE ABOUT THREE HOURS LATER.MORE

NEW WALKER PROPOSALS

GOVERNOR SCOTT WALKER IS OUT WITH SOME NEW PROPOSALS AS THE RACE FOR RE-ELECTION GETS UNDERWAY.  WALKER IS CALLING FOR A FIVE-THOUSAND DOLLAR TAX CREDIT FOR COLLEGE GRADUATES THAT LIVE AND WORK IN WISCONSIN AS A WAY TO REDUCE COLLEGE LOAN DEBT.  THE GOVERNOR ALSO WANTS TO ESTABLISH A TAX CREDIT FOR SENIOR CITIZENS TO…MORE

GUELIGS FOXCONN CONTRACT

AN EDEN COMPANY LANDS A CONTRACT WITH FOXCONN.  GUELIGS WASTE REMOVAL AND DEMOLITION WILL HAUL AWAY GARBAGE FROM THE FOXCONN CONSTRUCTION SITE.  THEY WERE THE ONLY BID FOR THE CONTRACT—AT 367-THOUSAND DOLLARS.  FOXCONN IS REMOVING SEVERAL EXISTING BUILDINGS FROM THE SITE OF ITS NEW PLANT.MORE

NORTHERN LIGHTNING

YOU MAY NOTICE MORE MILITARY JETS FLYING OVER THE FOX VALLEY THIS WEEK.  THE AIR NATIONAL GUARD IS CONDUCTING ITS ANNUAL “NORTHERN THUNDER” TRAINING EXERCISES OUT OF VOLK FIELD.  THOSE FLIGHTS WILL TAKE PLACE OVER WINNEBAGO, OUTAGAMIE, WAUPACA, MARQUETTE, GREEN LAKE, FOND DU LAC, DODGE, CALUMET AND BROWN COUNTIES THROUGH AUGUST 24TH.  ALL OF THE…MORE

BRIDGE FALL VICTIM

THE WAUPACA COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT IDENTIFIES A GREEN BAY MAN THAT FELL FROM A BRIDGE IN MANAWA OVER THE WEEKEND.  PATRIK HUTCHINSON CLIMBED ON TOP OF A TRACTOR THAT SITS ON A GIRDER BRIDGE AT THE SYMCO CAR SHOW GROUNDS SATURDAY AFTERNOON.  HE FELL ABOUT 20-FEET WHILE TRYING TO GET BACK DOWN.  HE REMAINS AT…MORE

DODGECO CYCLE VICTIM

THE DODGE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT RELEASES THE NAME OF A HARTFORD MAN KILLED IN A MOTORCYCLE CRASH LAST WEEK.  DAVID CONFORTI RAN OFF COUNTY HIGHWAY “R” IN THE TOWN OF LEBANON LAST WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.  HE WAS FOUND DEAD IN A MARSHY AREA A SHORT TIME LATER.  THE CAUSE OF THE CRASH IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION.MORE

NEENAH LAWSUIT COSTS

A WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT STEMMING FROM THE FATAL HOSTAGE SITUATION AT EAGLE NATION CYCLES COSTS THE CITY OF NEENAH 600-THOUSAND DOLLARS.  THAT IS THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID FOR LEGAL REPRESENTATION IN THE SUIT FILED BY THE WIDOW OF MICHAEL FUNK.  POLICE SHOT AND KILLED FUNK AS HE TRIED TO RUN FROM THE CYCLE SHOP WHILE…MORE

EDWARDS BURGLARY CHARGES

AN APPLETON MAN IS CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH A VANDALISM AND BREAK-IN SPREE IN CLINTONVILLE.  ZACHARY EDWARDS IS FACING COUNTS OF BURLGARY AND CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY IN WAUPACA COUNTY COURT.  ACCORDING TO THE CRIMINAL COMPLAINT, EDWARDS IS ONE OF TWO MEN BELIEVED TO HAVE BROKEN INTO BUSINESSES AND DEFACED BUILDINGS IN CLINTONVILLE EARLIER THIS…MORE

GAS PRICES

GAS PRICES ARE HOLDING STEADY IN THE FOX VALLEY.  GAS BUDDY DOT COM REPORTS THE AVERAGE FOR REGULAR UNLEADED WAS UNCHANGED LAST WEEK AT TWO-75 A GALLON.  WE ARE STILL PAYING 44-CENTS MORE FOR GAS NOW THAN WE DID A YEAR AGO.MORE

OSHKOSH ARMED ROBBERY

THE WINNEBAGO COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT IS INVESTIGATING AN EARLY MORNING ARMED ROBBERY.  A MAN WITH A HANDGUN HELD UP THE FOX CONVENIENCE STORE ALONG HIGHWAY 76 AT THE INTERSTATE 41 INTERCHANGE NORTH OF OSHKOSH AROUND 6:00 THIS (FRIDAY) MORNING.  HE IS DESCRIBED AS AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN WEARING A RED SWEATSHIRT AND A HAT OVER HIS FACE. …MORE

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The Real Deep State

The time has come to place greater public scrutiny on some of the “less important” elements of local government.  The City of Oshkosh has a number of advisory boards and commissions that for years served as mere sounding boards or rubber stamps for proposals that came out of city departments.  But now, those board are…

The Biggest Loser

In a field of eight active candidates, there were bound to be some Democrats running for governor yesterday that were going to finish way behind–and six of those on the ballot failed to garner double digit support, while Superintendent Tony Evers was over 40%.  But it was the candidate that finished third in the race…

A Glaring Lack of Perspective

Back in the day when America got its information in the half-hour nightly newscasts on the broadcast networks, newsroom editors had the difficult–but important–job of deciding what stories were of enough importance to warrant some of that precious airtime.  Those editors and producers were blessed with a sense of perspective as to what was really…