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Ceremony Oct. 15 to celebrate revitalization of Kaukauna’s Fassbender Park

Fassbender Park, Kaukauna. Photo courtesy Tony Penterman.

KAUKAUNA -- The newly revitalized Fassbender Park in downtown Kaukauna will be unveiled during a special ceremony beginning at 2:15 p.m. on Oct. 15. The project was spearheaded by the Kaukauna High School’s Civic Engagement Class thanks to a generous donation from The David and Rita Nelson Family Fund. The park on

Weed-eating goats return to 1000 Islands this week

Goats are being used to clear invasive plants at 1000 Islands Environmental Center in Kaukauna.

KAUKAUNA -- The popular invasive-plant-eating goats are returning to 1000 Islands Environmental Center beginning Monday. The voracious goats help get rid of invasive plants like buckthorn, poison ivy, and garlic mustard in an environmentally friendly way, according to the center. The will be doing their work from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,

Demolition of crumbling building on Lawe Street to begin Monday

A crumbling building slated for demolition on the 300 block of Lawe Street is expected to be razed Sept. 28.

KAUKAUNA -- The demolition of a building that has threatened pedestrians with falling bricks from its facade will be razed Monday. Lane closures currently are in effect in front of the vacant building is located on the 300 block of Lawe Street. The city on Thursday ordered the closure of both southbound lanes

Kaukauna police say Dollar Tree fire intentionally set

Dollar Tree fire Kaukauna

KAUKAUNA -- The fire Saturday at Kaukauna's Dollar tree was likely intentionally set, police said in a Facebook post. After investigating, police believe the suspect is a juvenile female. The case is being forwarded to Outagamie County Youth and Family Services. Kaukauna Police and Fire were assisted by the Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation.

No injuries in Kaukauna house fire

KAUKAUNA -- No one was home at the time, but a family's pet was rescued today following a house fire in Kaukauna. Firefighters responded to a home in the 1300 Block of Kenneth Ave Saturday afternoon. Flames and smoke were visible when firefighters arrived, according to a news release. The pet dog was treated by firefighters

Kaukauna mayor, alder races top ballot for April 7 election

KAUKAUNA -- With less than a month before Election Day, races are heating up for several contested seats in Kaukauna. In person absentee voting is from March 23 – April 3, 2020, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the city clerk's office at the Kaukauna Municipal Building. Bring

Defending state champs Stars return to girls WIAA state hockey tournament

Fox Cities Stars

MOSINEE -- The Fox Cities Stars girls high school coop hockey will return to familiar ice this week. The defending state championships advanced to Friday's semifinal game at the Veteran's Memorial Coliseum in Madison with a 6-2 win over D.C. Everest Friday night in Mosinee. A year ago, the Stars beat Hudson,

Community grieves as investigation into deaths of children continues

A memorial for William and Danielle Beyer outside of the PIzza Hut in downtown Kaukauna. Tanya Zehren photo

KAUKAUNA -- A memorial to two young lives lost is growing outside the Pizza Hut on Main Avenue in downtown Kaukauna. William Beyer, 5, and Danielle Beyer, 3, were found dead in their apartment Feb. 16 at 120 1/2 Crooks Avenue. No arrests or cause of death have been announced. Tanya Zehren, a

Kaukauna mayor reacts to deaths of children

KAUKAUNA -- Kaukauna mayor Tony Penterman reached out on social media Tuesday to express his sympathies to those affected by the deaths yesterday of two young children. “We were saddened to learn of the tragic event that unfolded early yesterday morning in the City of Kaukauna that took the lives of