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Jun

Heart of the Valley MSD earns regional operations award


Submitted photo/The Heart of the Valley Metropolitan Sewerage District operations team earned the 2021 Operations Award winner for Wisconsin from the Central States Water Environment Association.
The Central States Water Environment Association has named the Heart of the Valley Metropolitan Sewerage District and its director, Brian Helminger, as the 2021 Operations Award winner for Wisconsin. 
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02
Jun

Little Chute Village Board grapples with troublesome construction charge


Brian Roebke photo/A crew from Fahrner Asphalt Sealers fog sealed the road surface on Taylor Street in Little Chute last week. A fog seal is an application of a specially formulated asphalt emulsion (thin liquid oil) to an existing asphalt pavement surface. A fog seal is designed to seal narrow cracks and restore lost flexibility to the pavement surface.
It was President Harry S. Truman who famously coined the phrase “The buck stops here.”
The gritty “Man from Inde-pendence” might have adjusted the phrase if he was sitting in with the Little Chute Village Board during their May 26 Committee of the Whole meeting.
Wed
02
Jun

Mary Jo Kilgas appointed to fill 3rd District Aldermanic vacancy


Mary Jo Kilgas
At a special meeting of the Kaukauna Common Council May 24, four candidates offered the seven-seated Kaukauna Common Council members what Mayor Tony Penterman called a “tough choice.”
Each of the four candidates offered a wealth of career experience, special skills and an interest in the city and its future.
Wed
02
Jun

Sherwood Village Board hears initial steps in wastewater treatment plant study

The first steps in the process that will create the future of the Sherwood wastewater treatment plant were reported at the May 24 edition of the Sherwood Village Board meeting.
Wed
02
Jun

Live! from Hydro Park Concert Series is back

The Live! from Hydro Park Concert Series is back for summer 2021 with a full lineup. This free concert series is held weekly on Wednesday evenings at Hydro Park in Downtown Kaukauna and is coordinated by the City of Kau-kauna, together with Kaukauna Lions Club and the contracted entertainment partner, Appleton Rock School.
Wed
02
Jun

Harrison approves playground equipment purchase

The Harrison Village Board last week approved the purchase of new playground equipment for Darboy Park and Dogwood Park from Lee Recreation.
Wed
26
May

Mission 22 raises $22,021 for veterans


Brian Roebke photo/Ashley Kortz, one of the organizers of the Mission 22 walk on May 8, unveils the proceeds of the event to Jason Peterson, Wisconsin State Ambassador for Mission 22 on Sunday afternoon at Kamps Bar & Grill in Combined Locks. “This kind of money saves lives,” an emotional Peterson told the crowd.
An effort to raise money to help veterans was wildly successful earlier this month when Kamps Bar & Grill in Combined Locks hosted a walk that raised $22,021.
Wed
26
May

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 41 Kaukauna holds annual poppy distribution


Submitted photo/The American Legion Auxiliary and American Legion Post # 41 of Kaukauna is distributing Buddy Poppies on Thursday and Friday, May 27-28, at StoneRidge Piggly Wiggly on Crooks Avenue in Kaukauna. Shown is the 2121 Poppy Princess Harper Dorn with Mayor Anthony Penterman.
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 41 and the American Legion Post 41 of Kaukauna volunteers will be distributing veteran handcrafted memorial poppies in exchange for a freewill offering on Thursday, May 27 and Friday, May 28 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at StoneRidge Piggly Wiggly in Kaukauna.
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26
May

Paper mill reports progress in curbing Red Hills Landfill odors


Brian Roebke photo/The City of Kaukauna held a public hearing on curb and sidewalk installation for residences along portions of Highway Z (10th Street) on the city’s south side last week. The city is doing the concrete work as its portion of the road resurfacing project. Outagamie County will install an asphalt road surface.
The recent work to reduce liquids and for a surface crust at the Red Hills Landfill in Kaukauna are yielding positive results according to the Ahlstrom-Munskjo representatives working on the project.
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26
May

American Legion Post 496 of Sherwood resumes Memorial Day observance

Brig. Gen. David May of the Wisconsin Air National Guard will be the guest speaker at the Memorial Day program in Sherwood, sponsored by American Legion Post 496.

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