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USFO, professors ‘cautiously optimistic’ with Thompson appointment

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

Kaitlyn Scoville, Copy Desk Chief and Writer

July 12, 2020

Professors and the UWO faculty union are remaining “cautiously optimistic” on the appointment of former Gov. Tommy Thompson as interim UW System president, and hope that he will lead the System in a more positive direction. UW System Board of Regents president Andrew Peterson announced on June...

1,271 masks and counting: UWO senior keeps sewing during pandemic

Kaiitlyn Scoville / The Advance-Titan — UW Oshkosh student Amanda Hollander shows off just some of the masks she and her mother have made.

Kaitlyn Scoville, Copy Desk Chief and Writer

July 10, 2020

One UW Oshkosh student and her mother have worked since classes went online to make 1,271 masks for their community and other students. Amanda Hollander, a senior graphic design major from Rosendale, Wisconsin, has worked tirelessly to provide elastic and fleece masks for her community and peers....

Omro Road reconstruction moving ahead amid pushback

Courtesy of the Town of Algoma -- This is a sample cross section that is intended to be used for reference only and is not to scale or final design.

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor

July 9, 2020

After years of discussion, a plan to reconstruct Omro Road is beginning to take shape, as the Town of Algoma has hired a private engineer to redesign the roadway, despite objections by a group of residents. The project design will be approved by the state Department of Transportation in November ⁠...

Evers Announces Application and Selection Processes for Nonpartisan Redistricting Commission

Gov. Tony Evers at a DHS Media Briefing.

July 9, 2020

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers today announced the official application and selection processes for The People’s Maps Commission, a nonpartisan redistricting commission charged with drawing fair, impartial maps following the 2020 U.S. Census. During his 2020 State of the State Address, Gov. Evers ...

Evers, WISDOT Announce More Than $160 Million in Transportation Aid for Local Governments

Evers, WISDOT Announce More Than $160 Million in Transportation Aid for Local Governments

July 7, 2020

Gov. Tony Evers and Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Secretary-designee Craig Thompson today announced more than $160 million in transportation aid for local governments as part of the governor’s 2019-21 biennial budget. Local governments will receive quarterly payments this week...

Oshkosh man charged in child pornography sting

Oshkosh man charged in child pornography sting

Sophia Voight, Opinion Editor and Writer

July 6, 2020

A 51-year-old Oshkosh man is one of 65 people arrested or charged as part of an international investigation to arrest distributors and manufacturers of child pornography. Martin McKeever was charged with two counts of distributing and one count of possession of child pornography on June 23, according...

Former IT specialist pleads not guilty to UW Oshkosh theft

Former IT specialist pleads not guilty to UW Oshkosh theft

Sophia Voight, Opinion Editor and Writer

July 2, 2020

Former UW Oshkosh IT Specialist Michael Van Vonderen pleaded not guilty to charges of theft of movable property from the university valued between $10,000 and $100,000 during an arraignment hearing in June. Van Vonderen attended the Zoom hearing over the phone on June 15 after the original ar...

Oshkosh couple opens porch for community conversations

Oshkosh couple opens porch for community conversations

Kaitlyn Scoville, Copy Desk Chief and Writer

July 1, 2020

On the porch of a red and green painted house, an old retired couple sits outside on wicker chairs awaiting their next guests. The table between them holds drinks and a container of varied dog treats. An empty chair by them waits for its next sitter. There used to be two, but because of the pa...

Oshkosh to lose $170 million from AirVenture cancellation

Oshkosh to lose $170 million from AirVenture cancellation

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor

July 1, 2020

Each summer, over 600,000 aviation enthusiasts descend on Oshkosh, boosting the local economy. This year, however, there will be no visitors roaming the streets and no additional revenue for businesses still reeling from the pandemic. In early May, EAA announced it was canceling its signature AirVe...

Police: You may face a $232 fine for using illegal fireworks in Oshkosh

Police: You may face a $232 fine for using illegal fireworks in Oshkosh

June 29, 2020

The Oshkosh Police Department is reminding citizens that some fireworks that can be purchased locally are illegal to possess or use in the city of Oshkosh and could result in a $232 fine. According to a OPD press release, fireworks that leave the ground or explode are illegal in the Oshkosh, including...

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