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02
Jun

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“Downtown Darboy” has been a very busy place. Construction crews have been working on the Highway N road surface, along with sidewalks on both sides of the street. Crews are evening the ground at the site of the former Darboy Club, and other crews are working on the storm water pond south of Highway KK.
 
Thu
02
Jun

David Nail wraps up Paperfest’s free concert lineup

Y100 welcomes national country recording artist David Nail to Paperfest for a free concert on Saturday July 16. Nail’s top hits include “Whatever She’s Got,” “Let It Rain,” “Red Light,” and “Nights on Fire.” 
Thu
02
Jun

INCubator Final Pitch Event caps off class with unique learning


Brian Roebke photo — Noah Shipper, Brayden Deering, and Wyatt Barker listen to the sharks ask questions about their business plan during Thursday’s INCubator Final Pitch Event in the high school auditorium. The trio, representing ‘Teplos,’ won the $750 first place check from Abby Bank. Their product is a fully customizable snowboard and ski helmet that lets its customers pick the features that mean the most to them on the slopes. Customers can choose from Bluetooth speakers, a two-way communication system, GPS tracking, and heating elements all in one helmet. Stay safe and comfortable on the slopes while enjoying hands-free communication and music.
Compiled by Brian Roebke
Editor
The ‘Teplos’ group won Kimberly High School INCubator Final Pitch Event on Thursday in the high school auditorium, with Wyatt Barker, Brayden Deering, and Noah Shipper walking away with a $750 check from Abby Bank of Appleton to further their product.
Thu
02
Jun

Boucher wins Lang Trophy

Kaukauna High School senior Wesley Boucher was announced the 101st winner of the school’s prestigious Lang Trophy Wednesday night in a virtual ceremony by Principal Chris McDaniel at Class Awards Night. 
Thu
02
Jun

Kaukauna school board keeps statue in place, working on adding signage


TLC Sign illustration — Kaukauna Area School District administrators came up with this idea to add signage to the front of Kaukauna High School to help explain the school’s galloping ghost mascot and statue in front of the school. With a proposed price tag of almost $53,000, the board of education asked administrators to revise the plan and approved a motion allowing only $25,000 in district funds to be spent on the project.
By Brian Roebke
Editor
The statue stays in place and there will be signage added to help explain the history of the galloping ghost, with the district expending no more than $25,000 for the signage.
That was the decision of the Kaukauna school board at last week’s meeting.
Thu
26
May

Buchanan town board approves note sale

By Judy Dixon Hebbe
Reporter
The Buchanan Town Board last week approved a resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of $1,800,000 general obligation promissory notes for town projects. The town was recently upgraded from an AA- to an AA rating.
Thu
26
May

Kaukauna looks at changes for mayor’s term length and city attorney status


Brian Roebke photo — Kaukauna Mayor Tony Penterman could be running for a three- or four-year term next time instead of the customary two-year term the Kaukauna mayor has had for decades.
By Tom Collins
Reporter
The complications of modern local government are much like looking at the internals of a 1940s vehicle versus one from 2022. While each rolls on a set of tires, the current version is much more complex.
Fri
20
May

SCUTTLEBUTT

After 15 years working for Community Action for Healthy Living, Wendy Vander Zanden has resigned as executive director to work in tobacco control at the state level. The group, headquartered in Kaukauna, had success making the community healthier through smoke-free air, tobacco and other substance use prevention. 
 
Fri
20
May

Kimberly administrator recommended as Appleton public works director

After partnering with the search firm Employment Resource Group of Appleton to conduct a nationwide search, Mayor Jake Woodford has recommended Danielle “Dani” Block, MPA, PE as its new public works director.  
Fri
20
May

Rock the Block revitalizes Kaukauna neighborhood and makes homes safer


Brian Roebke photo — John Weyenberg, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of the Fox Cities, returned to his hometown Friday for the kickoff for the group’s Rock the Block effort on Friday afternoon.
By Brian Roebke
Editor

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