Category Archives: Local News

LOST BOY FUNDRAISER

A GO FUND ME PAGE IS SET UP FOR THE FAMILY OF AN IOLA-AREA TODDLER THAT DROWNED OVER THE WEEKEND.  CYLUS BIERBOWER WALKED AWAY FROM THE FAMILY’S GARAGE ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND FELL INTO THE WOLF RIVER.  BIERBOWER’S BODY WAS FOUND THE NEXT MORNING.  A COUSIN HAS SET UP THE FUNDRAISING PAGE IN THE HOPES…MORE

SCHOOL AID NUMBERS

THE OSHKOSH SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL SEE MORE IN STATE FUNDING THIS YEAR.  THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION RELEASES ITS GENERAL AIDS REPORT FOR THE 2018 AND 2019.  OSHKOSH SCHOOLS WILL SEE THEIR STATE FUNDING INCRAESE BY THREE-POINT-SIX PERCENT.  OMRO SCHOOLS WILL SEE A THREE PERCENT DECLINE.  WINNECONNE’S STATE FUNDING IS GOING UP BY SEVEN…MORE

JACKSON PLEA DEAL

A GREEN BAY MAN THAT BEAT UP PEOPLE IN THE U-W OSHKOSH CAMPUS AREA REACHES A PLEA DEAL WITH PROSECUTORS.  NASIR JACKSON IS CONVICTED IN WINNEBAGO COUNTY COURT ON ONE COUNT OF SUBSTANTIAL BATTERY—WHILE THREE OTHER CHARGES ARE DISMISSED.  JACKSON AND ANOTHER MAN ATTACKED PEOPLE WALKING IN THE CAMPUS AREA LAST MONTH.  HE FACES UP…MORE

JUNEK PLEA DEAL

A HORTONVILLE MAN THAT TRIED TO LURE GIRLS FOR SEX ON THE INTERNET REACHES A PLEA DEAL WITH PROSECUTORS.  JASON JUNEK IS CONVICTED IN GREEN BAY FEDERAL COURT ON ONE COUNT OF SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A CHILD—WHILE ANOTHER CHARGE IS DISMISSED.  JUNEK USED FAKE FACEBOOK PROFILES TO GET TEENAGE GIRLS TO SEND HIM LEWD PHOTOS…MORE

DAVIS TRIAL SET

A DECEMBER 17TH TRIAL DATE IS SET FOR A WEST VIRGINIA MAN ACCUSED OF COMING TO THE FOX VALLEY TO HAVE SEX WITH AN UNDERAGE GIRL.  CORT DAVIS IS CHARGED IN OUTAGAMIE COUNTY COURT WITH FIRST AND SECOND DEGREE SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A CHILD ALONG WITH CHILD ENTICEMENT.  DAVIS ALLEGEDLY MET THE 13-YEAR OLD GIRL…MORE

GAS PRICES

GAS PRICES CONTINUE TO SLIDE IN THE FOX VALLEY.  GAS BUDDY DOT COM REPORTS THE AVERAGE FOR REGULAR UNLEADED FELL ANOTHER FOUR CENTS LAST WEEK TO TWO-EIGHTY A GALLON.  WE ARE STILL PAYING 38-CENTS MORE FOR GAS NOW THAN WE DID A YEAR AGO.MORE

OSHKOSH ARMED ROBBERY

OSHKOSH POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING AN ARMED ROBBERY.  AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN MAN WITH A GUN HELD UP THE MOTEL SIX ON SOUTH WASHBURN STREET JUST BEFORE 5:00 THIS (FRIDAY) MORNING.  HE MADE OFF WITH AN UNDISCLOSED AMOUNT OF CASH.  NO ONE WAS HURT.  ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON THE ROBBERY SHOULD CONTACT OSHKOSH POLICE OR CRIMESTOPPERS.MORE

MARQUETTE LAW POLL

THE RACE FOR GOVERNOR IS BACK TO BEING A DEAD HEAT.  THE LATEST MARQUETTE LAW SCHOOL POLL FINDS GOVERNOR SCOTT WALKER HAS EDGED BACK IN FRONT OF DEMOCRATIC CHALLENGER TONY EVERS 47-PERCENT TO 46-PERCENT AMONG LIKELY VOTERS.  LAST MONTH, EVERS HELD A 49-TO-44 PERCENT LEAD.  THE POLL SHOWS WALKER HAS NARROWED THE GAP AMONG INDEPENDENT…MORE

HARRISON HOUSE EXPLOSION

TWO PEOPLE ARE HURT IN A COTTAGE EXPLOSION IN HARRISON.  CREWS WERE CALLED TO THE HOME ALONG FIRE LANE 12 JUST AFTER 8:00 THIS (WEDNESDAY) MORNING TO FIND THE BUILDING LEVELED AND THE WRECKAGE BURNING.  OFFICIALS SAY THE HOUSE IS A SEASONAL RESIDENCE AND NO ONE WAS HOME AT THE TIME.  THE TWO PEOPLE HURT…MORE

STROPE BOUND OVER

A GREEN BAY MAN ACCUSED OF ATTACKING PEOPLE IN THE AREA NEAR THE U-W OSHKOSH CAMPUS IS HEADING TO TRIAL.  DOMONICK STROPE WAIVES HIS RIGHT TO A PRELIMINARY HEARING IN WINNEBAGO COUNTY COURT ON CHARGES OF SUBSTANTIAL BATTERY AND BAIL JUMPING.  STROPE WAS ALLEGEDLY IN A GROUP THAT ATTACKED SEVERAL PEOPLE ALONG LINCOLN AND McKINLEY…MORE

Blogs

Profiting Off the Dead

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen died on Monday, leaving behind a net worth of $20.3 BILLION.  While I’m sure that his family and co-workers are saddened by his passing, those most disappointed are Socialists like Senator Bernie Sanders and likely-Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez–who will see another mega-billionaire not have to pay his “fair share” despite being dead.   The current…

Not Helping the Planet a Large Amount at a Time

Because we have been doing it for so long now, sorting your recycling from your garbage seems like more of a chore and a bore than a positive step to “save the planet”.  It’s a good thing that recycling has become a routine in our lives.  Just this weekend, I felt bad throwing a plastic…

Meekly Staying Where We’ve Always Been

It is fitting that the Neil Armstrong movie First Man comes to theaters today–just a day after a Soyuz rocket failure leaves humankind with no reliable way to get a person into space.  In just fifty years we have gone from the greatest accomplishment in human history, to settling for low-earth orbit flight, to having…