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Primary sets Nov. 2 ballot

Republican Wisconsin Assembly District 5 candidate Jim Steineke, Kaukauna, survived a tough, three-way battle Tuesday to win the GOP primary. Steineke will face Democrat Mert Summers of De Pere in the Nov. 2 general election. Steineke trailed for much of…

Auction marks changes at River Rail

The familiar interior of the River Rail Bar and Banquet Hall is undergoing changes, and its patrons can buy some of that interior to take home. The Shiocton restaurant will hold an auction Tuesday at 5 p.m to sell a…

Elementary numbers still growing at Shiocton

Some late arrivals have made the Shiocton school population a bit larger. First-week numbers show an elementary and middle school student body of 580. That is up 23 from last year at the same time and up 35 from two…

Independent candidates have tough time

Independent Wisconsin governor candidates James James (right) and Jim Langer (center), and Langer’s wife get a tour of the Good Shepherd facilities from Director Deb Captain. - Photo by Rick Cohler

“When I decided to run for governor as an independent, people warned me it would be an uphill battle – it’s more like running into a brick wall,” James James, of Spring Green, one of two independent candidates for governor,…

Seymour candidate forum provides views

Governor candidate Mark Neumann talks with the voters at a candidate forum in Seymour on Thursday, Sept. 2

With the fall primary just over a week away, the Seymour Chamber of Commerce brought a smorgasbord of politics to the city Thursday afternoon for a wide-ranging discussion of state and federal politics. One of the front-runners for the Republican…

Shiocton welcomes new teachers

Linda Pierron and Chuck Brehm joined the Shiocton School staff.

Two new district staff members were introduced at a recent Shiocton School Board meeting. They are Linda Pierron, director of special education, and Chuck Brehm, middle school-high school physical education and health.

911 service affected by excavation accident

An apparent excavation accident near Mackville Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 1, pinched a fiber optic line and knocked out 911 service to much of northern Outagamie County. A spokesperson for CenturyLink said the accident crimped a line in the ATT distribution…

Ride for the Timbers has established a tradition

Fallen Timbers started the first Ride for the Timbers in October, 2007. Its original and continuing intent is to raise funds for the Center, allowing improved educational facilities, up-to-date environmental science field equipment, and expanding field opportunities for our 20,000+…

Feds’ money could lead to return of staff

A recent vote to send money to school districts nationwide to boost hiring could mean Shiocton’s schools will be able to rehire – at least for a year – some of the staff it let go because of budget cuts…