• UP TO THE TOP OF THE CHURCH STEEPLE By Brian Roebke Editor| Fr. Tom Pomeroy recently went up to meet Jesus. Not all the way. Fr. Pomeroy had the opportunity last week to ride in a lift truck to see and touch the cross on the top of the church steeple at Holy Cross Church […]

  • RIVER VIEW STAFF NOTES SUCCESS OF INSTRUCTIONAL CHANGES By Brian Roebke Editor| River View Middle School Prinicipal Dan Joseph brought several team members from the school’s focus group to tell the Kaukauna school board about the success it had this past school year with the new block schedule. “The staff as a whole takes a […]

  • POSSIBLE CHOICES FOR AERIAL FIRE TRUCK PRESENTED TO LITTLE CHUTE VILLAGE BOARD By Tom Collins Reporter| A committee of Little Chute firefighters, Fire Chief Mark Janssen and Village Administrator James Fenlon have worked hard recently looking at many possibilities for replacing the 1988 Pierce aerial ladder truck. Trustees received a matrix of five possible options […]

  • KAUKAUNA MAY DELAY DOWNTOWN PAVING PROJECT UNTIL 2017 By Tom Collins Reporter| A convergence of factors likely means the paving of Second and Thirds streets along with Main and Reaume avenues may be pushed back from late this summer until next spring. City Engineer and Public Works Director John Sundelius outlined several factors that are […]

  • JERRY VOELKER AND THE JOLLY GENTS Jerry Voelker (right) brought his Jolly Gents along with him Sunday evening for the weekly Sunday at the Kimberly Ampitheatre program at Sunset Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . […]

  • DWYER'S FOOD MART CELEBRATES 25 YEARS By Brian Roebke Editor| Twenty-five years after Joe Verhagen opened the Essen Mart on a small piece of unoccupied commercial property adjacent to Larry’s Piggly Wiggly on Main Street in Little Chute, current owner Adam Dwyer celebrated 25 years of operation on Friday morning with the Heart of the […]

  • WRIGHTSTOWN'S BURMEISTER, BEINING PARTICIPATE IN WFCA ALL-STAR GAME Wrightstown's Stetson Burmeister and Nathan Beining competed in their last high school football game, the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association small school All-Star game, on Saturday afternoon at Titan Stadium in Oshkosh. Led by a strong showing from a quartet of Amherst stars, the North team jumped out […]

  • WILL TIGER STADIUM BE READY IN TIME FOR FOOTBALL? By John Grones Editor| Wrightstown football players will report for training camp in just a couple of weeks. With the season fast approaching, many in Tiger Nation doubt the field at Tiger Stadium will be ready in time for the season opener, Friday, Aug. 19, when […]

  • TRI BORAD HEARS STATE OF FOX VALLEY METRO POLICE PRESENTATION By Tom Collins Reporter| On a night when the national and regional microscope was focused on some community’s jarring police practices, a cable TV news network held a town hall on race and policing practices and many newscasts focused on the funerals of slain Dallas […]

  • TOURISTS REMEMBER TRIP TO THE NETHERLAND By Brian Roebke Editor| Many, many families in the Fox River Valley are proud of their Dutch heritage. Some of them so much they want to learn more about where they came from. Among those people that hosted them were Beppie and Peter Coolen-Strick, who made a return trip […]

  • SHERWOOD REVIEWS STANCE ON 37.5-ACRE LAND SALE PROPOSAL By Tom Collins Reporter| Plans by a private property owner in Sherwood to possibly divide, sell or auction portions of his land are headed back for reconsideration at Sherwood committee levels at this point. What was once envisioned as a development centered on people who enjoy horses […]

  • PENTERMANS SHARE LOVE OF 4-H AND COUNTY FAIR By Brian Roebke Editor| The name Penterman is synonymous with 4-H and the entire bunch is looking forward to the upcoming Outagamie County Fair, held July 26-31 in Seymour. The family that lives in rural Kaukauna close to the Brown and Calumet county lines probably has the […]

  • LIBRARY'S MISS PENNY IS MOVING ON By John Grones Editor| The Wrightstown Branch Library might as well be called Miss Penny’s Place. Librarian Penny Barta, a fixture at the library for 15 years, finishes up her last days at the library this week. She will still be in contact with much of the local youth […]

  • KAUKAUNA CELEBRATES NEW MUNICIPAL SERVICES BUILDING By Brian Roebke Editor| Sixteen years after the idea was first floated, the City of Kaukauna celebrated the opening of its new $8 million municipal services building Wednesday with public tours following a short program inside the council chambers. Mayor Gene Rosin has gushed about the building that should […]

  • DAN VALENTYN CLOSES OUT EDUCATION CAREER By Judy Dixon Hebbe For the Times-Villager| Teaching a religion class to third-grade students cooled Dan Valentyn’s passion for teaching, but when one’s career goal was to coach basketball, the only way to do it was through the classroom. “Back then, school districts did not hire full-time coaches,” said […]

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