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At long last, Highway 55 interchange at 41 reopens

Ribbon cutting Oct. 26 for the new Highway 55, Interstate 41 interchange. WisDOT photo.

KAUKAUNA -- Kaukauna's long-awaited Highway 55 interchange with Interstate 41 officially reopened yesterday, giving motorists on the city's north side quick access to the highway. The ramps reopened Saturday morning, Oct. 27, with a ribbon cutting ceremony with local and state officials. The interchange ramps had been closed since July 30 as

Water tower woes: Paint sprays onto nearby vehicles in Kaukauna

KAUKAUNA -- Employees of businesses near the recently painted Kaukauna water tower near I-41 are fuming after discovering spraypaint from the project drifted onto their vehicles. Craig Vantoll of Electric Motor Services told WBAY-TV that about a month and a half ago he noticed blue paint overspray on employee vehicles parked at

Kaukauna’s Expera sold to Finnish paper maker Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj

Former Thilmany Mill, Kaukauna. Wikipedia Creative Commons license

News release NEW YORK, (PRNewswire) -- KPS Capital Partners, LP announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement, through an affiliate, to sell Expera Specialty Solutions, LLC to Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj, of Finland, a global leader in fiber-based materials, for $615 million. Headquartered in Kaukauna, Expera employs approximately 1,800 people.  KPS created Expera in June 2013 by completing two

Sen. Baldwin joins Kaukauna Community leaders for roundtable on illegal opioids

Sen. Tammy Baldwin meets with Kaukauna firefighters May 29, 2018 prior to a roundtable on illegal opioids.

KAUKAUNA – U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin met with local law enforcement, first responders and community leaders today in Kaukauna to discuss ways Washington can do more to support local efforts to fight illicit opioids, fentanyl and methamphetamine. “Washington needs to step up and be a stronger partner to help local communities

Kaukauna election preview: Candidate statements for mayor, alder, clerk/treasurer

By Barb Betcher KAUKAUNA -- The following candidates will be on the Feb. 20, 2018 Kaukauna primary election ballot. These statements are a short summary of their background/qualifications, reason for running, and goals. Join the discussion on Kaukauna's spring election in the Kaukauna Elections Facebook group. HERE. Feb. 20, 2018 primary: Districts 1

No foul play suspected in death of driver found in burned-out car

KAUKAUNA -- The driver found in a burned-out car discovered early Dec. 23, 2017 likely became disoriented and was unable to escape her vehicle when it became stuck on railroad tracks and burned, according to police. Police discovered the burning car approximately 2:30a.m. Saturday on the railroad tracks near Holly Ct. along the Fox River. The

School board member Kelly announces run for mayor

KAUKAUNA -- Sam Kelly, a member of the Kaukauna School board, announced he will run for mayor in the spring 2018 election. Election day is April 3, 2018. A primary would be Feb. 20, 2018, if necessary. Longtime Kaukauna Mayor Gene Rosin announced back in September that he would not  run for re-election, according 

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