• VAN BOXTEL PENS HISTORY OF KAUKAUNA FIRE DEPARTMENT By Brian Roebke Editor | When Carol (Mainville) Van Boxtel went to Kaukauna Fire Chief Paul Hirte, asking him if he would like her to write a history of the Kaukauna Fire Department, it didn’t take him long to say yes, since he had just started to […]

  • RACK CLEARS WAY FOR REOPENING OF PLUM HILL By Brian Roebke Editor | A well-known Fox Cities restaurateur is getting set to reopen the shuttered Plum Hill as a restaurant. The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Kaukauna approved release of a lien to a bank to facilitate the sale of the building, but maintain […]

  • KING'S VARIETY STORE TO SUNSET AFTER 64 YEARS By Brian Roebke Editor | They say that all good things must come to an end, and that’s the case with King’s Variety Store in Little Chute, which is slated to close sometime in January.  That will mark the end of 64 years in business for what […]

  • KAUKAUNA K9 COMMITTEE ECLIPSES $90,000 GOAL By Brian Roebke Editor | A year and a half ago, the Kaukauna Common Council granted the Kaukauna Police Department to form a committee to raise $90,000 to fund a police canine unit for three years without taxpayer support. The Kaukauna K9 Committee recently completed its mission, getting cash […]

  • KAUKAUNA APPROVES ROOM TAX PROPOSAL AFTER LENGTHY DISCUSSION By Tom Collins and Brian Roebke | After nearly six hours of discussion on three separate dates, the Kaukauna Common Council approved participating in the Fox Cities room tax on Tuesday, ending a process led by Council President Lee Meyerhofer that questioned many aspects of the project, […]

  • COMMUNITY VISITS OPEN HOUSE AT LOCK HOUSE By Brian Roebke Editor | It was basically standing room only Friday evening when the Fox-Wisconsin Heritage Parkway held an open house at the Little Chute Lock House that was restored to bring it back to how it looked and functioned in the 1930s. About 170 people signed […]

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