You are here
Home > 2017 > January

Registration opens Feb. 6 for the 10th annual Fox Firecracker 5K

Racers get ready to begin the 2016 Fox Firecracker 5k in Kaukauna. Firecracker 5k on Facebook photo.

KAUKAUNA – Now that the calendar has turned to February, it’s time to start thinking about what has turned into one of the Fox River Valley’s biggest running events. Celebrating it’s 10th anniversary in 2017, the Fox Firecracker 5K is a two-day festival and running event. Registration opens Feb. 6, 2017 at

Candidate views: Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction

Incumbent Tony Evers.

KAUKAUNA -- The most hotly contested statewide race heading into the April 4, 2017 general election will be that of State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Current Superintendent Tony Evers is facing a challenge from Lowel Holtz, superintendent of the Whitnall School District, John Humphries of the Dodgeville School District and Richard

Should you still sign up for Obamacare? The deadline is Tuesday

Sign up for the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, at

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, has dominated the headlines since election day. Republicans have spend more than six years vowing to get rid of the law and now that Donald Trump is president, the goal is within sight. So if you're without health insurance and

Downtown farmers market seeking community input

Downtown Kaukauna Farmers Marke

KAUKAUNA – The city’s summer farmers market has continued to grow in popularity, and organizers are seeking input on making it even better. Downtown Kaukauna Farmers Market coordinator Gidget Peerenboom is considering forming an advisory committee, according to a post on the farmers market’s Facebook page. The advisory committee would be voluntary

Scam alert: Your power company is not calling you for payment

Phone scam alert

ALERT -- Wisconsin Public Service  is urging customers to be aware of a recent increase in scam phone calls. Since Saturday, more than a dozen calls have been made in which a person has impersonated a WPS or other utility company employee in order to fraudulently obtain money. The scammers have

Konkapot Trail bridges open today

Installation of the new bridge along the Konkapot Trail from the view of crane operator Nathan Van Wychen.

KAUKAUNA -- Good news for those who have been waiting to hike the Konkapot Trail. Work crews installed two replacement bridges this week that have been out of commission since the August, 2016. The bridges were put in place by Zeise Construction and opened for pedestrian traffic today, Jan. 20, 2017. The trail

Five from Kaukauna to be honored for volunteerism

Van Abel's

KAUKAUNA  -- Five individuals who have devoted themselves to volunteering in the community will be honored Feb. 8, 2017 at the Kaukauna Service Organizations volunteer appreciation night. Janice Janssen and Tom Nack will receive the 2017 Lifetime Achievement award. Joe and Kathy DeBruin, along with Patricia DeGoey will be honored with the

Kaukauna’s Hietpas one step closer to top snowmobiler honor

UPDATE: Hietpas has advanced to the semifinal round. Vote HERE. KAUKAUNA -- Kaukauna native Ben Hietpas is in the running to be Ski-Doo’s top North American snowmobiler, but he needs votes from fans to win. The contest pits Americans against Canadians for the top North American total. Vote HERE. “I ride snowmobiles as much as