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Oshkosh Public Library to resume curbside pickup June 22

Oshkosh Public Library to resume curbside pickup June 22

June 19, 2020

The Oshkosh Public Library will again offer curbside pickup of library materials starting June 22. Service was suspended on June 10 after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. The affected staff member has recovered, and no additional cases have been reported, the OPL reported. Here’s the latest information: Returns - Drop boxes on Mount Vernon Street open on June 22. Holds – Place holds online or call 236-5205 or 236-5208. The library will begin filling holds on Oshkosh Public Library materials on June 22. Holds from other Winnefox libraries will be filled beginning the week of June 29. Appointments – The library will call you to schedule a pickup time. If your appointment was cancelled when service was suspended,...

Tommy Thompson to serve as UW System interim president

Former four-term Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson has been named interim president of the UW System.

June 19, 2020

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents President Andrew S. Petersen today announced that former Gov. Tommy G. Thompson has agreed to serve as UW System Interim President effective July 1. The decision comes after consultation Thursday with the Board of Regents, which offered uniform support. According...

UW Oshkosh releases June COVID-19 economic impact survey results

UW Oshkosh releases June COVID-19 economic impact survey results

June 18, 2020

Wisconsin businesses continue to demonstrate resilience during the pandemic as 41% of respondents to a UW Oshkosh statewide economic survey indicate they have introduced or expanded online services over the last three months.    “The survey results illustrate a business community that is reopening. Li...

‘I’m going to stand out here until I see some sort of change’

Kaitlyn Scoville / The Advance-Titan — Christian Leiske holding up two of his signs as he protests outside his home.

Kaitlyn Scoville, Copy Desk Chief and Writer

June 17, 2020

Across the street from Bob’s Mini Mart on Ohio Street, a man stands outside holding “Black Lives Matter” posters for cars passing by. That man is 24-year-old Christian Leiske, who doesn’t let house arrest deter him from protesting on one of the busiest streets in Oshkosh. People honked...

Residents voice concerns over amendment giving county health officer enforcement powers

Residents voice concerns over amendment giving county health officer enforcement powers

Sophia Voight, Opinion Editor and Writer

June 17, 2020

A proposed ordinance that would give the Winnebago County health officer power to enforce measures to prevent the spread of communicable diseases was met with opposition from the public at the County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday. “There’s a lot of people that are very, very unhappy with...

Court sentences Indiana man who walked to Wisconsin to meet minor for sex

Court sentences Indiana man who walked to Wisconsin to meet minor for sex

June 16, 2020

A former Oshkosh man who walked from Indiana to Wisconsin to have sex with a minor has  been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. According to  a U.S. Department of Justice press release: Starting on Oct. 1, 2019, Tommy Lee Jenkins, 33, who had recently moved from Oshkosh to Whitestown, Indiana, ...

Oshkosh Police Department investigating vandalism at Leon’s

Oshkosh Police Department investigating vandalism at Leon's

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor

June 13, 2020

The Oshkosh Police Department is investigating vandalism at Leon's Frozen Custard on Jackson Street after "BLM" was spray painted on the side of the building Wednesday night. According to OPD Lt. Andrew Lecker, police are still investigating the incident and have no suspects at this time. “We...

Johnsen withdraws candidacy for UW System president

University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen presents the State of the University Address on Feb. 28, 2020. He is a finalist to replace retiring UW System President Ray Cross.

Kaitlyn Scoville, Copy Desk Chief

June 11, 2020

The search for a new UW System President came to a halt after sole finalist Jim Johnsen withdrew from his candidacy Friday, just one day after the United Faculty and Staff of Oshkosh came out in opposition to his running. In a University of Alaska System news release, Johnsen stated he appreciated t...

New York Times warns Oshkosh could see large COVID-19 outbreak

New York Times warns Oshkosh could see large COVID-19 outbreak

June 11, 2020

An article in Wednesday’s New York Times identified the Oshkosh-Neenah area as 6th highest metropolitan area in the nation in terms of the rate at which COVID-19 cases are rising. To identify areas that could flare up next, The Times looked at not only the number of cases but how fast they are ...

UW Oshkosh outlines plan for reopening campus this fall

UW Oshkosh Flickr — Students moved out of their residence halls on March 23 after the campus was closed due to the coronavirus. Any remaining students from dorms are now housed in Gruenhagen Hall.

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor

June 11, 2020

UW Oshkosh released the Titans Return for Fall 2020 plan on Thursday, outlining health and safety measures the university will take to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when it reopens its three campuses in the fall. “University learning, living and teaching are not going to look the same as they di...

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