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How the City of Omro saved a beloved teacher's job

On Wednesday at 6 o'clock, Omro students, parents of students, alumni, former faculty members, and others filled the bleachers of the Omro High School gym for ...

School leaders tried to let a beloved teacher go. Now, his supporters want them gone.  The Oshkosh Northwestern

OMRO – As the clock neared 6 p.m. on a misty May evening, more than 100 Omro residents past and present filed into the town's high school gym, filling the ...

Group protests Omro School District's decision not to renew teacher's contract

A group of students, parents, and community members gathered in front of Omro High School Friday afternoon to protest the school district's decision not to ...

FOOTBALL: Mistakes cost Columbus in loss to Omro, but young squad shows growth  WiscNews

COLUMBUS — It was a hole that proved too deep for a young team to overcome. But boy did Columbus try.

Omro students top ten in the nation for STEM competition

OMRO (WLUK) -- A group of Omro High School students are putting their town's name on the map.They received $50000 for technology as one of ten national ...

Omro, Berlin enter 2018 season with impressive playoff streaks  The Oshkosh Northwestern

High school football: Omro, Berlin look to continue impressive playoff streaks.

Omro students get national attention for Smart Window  WBAY

The students were in a group of 10 finalists for the national Solve for Tomorrow competition through Samsung.

Omro students skip field trip to commit random acts of kindness  WBAY

Instead of taking their annual field trip to the movies, members of Omro High School's Key Club spent the morning walking around town offering random acts of ...

University of Wisconsin-Madison Varsity Band will play in Omro Feb. 24  The Oshkosh Northwestern

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Varsity Band will return to Omro High School for a performance at 2 p.m. Feb. 24. The UW Varsity Band, under the direction ...

A slithering surprise: Woman finds python under her car's hood in Omro  The Oshkosh Northwestern

A woman driving through Omro got a big surprise Wednesday evening. She found a python curled against the engine, Omro police said.

Highway 116 construction will mean a wide detour  WBAY

OMRO, Wis. (WBAY) - A major road construction project gets underway in Omro on March 12. Prepare for a big detour now. Wisconsin State Highway 116 ...

One dead in State 21 crash in Omro involving two vehicles, motorcycle  The Oshkosh Northwestern

TOWN OF OMRO - One person died and three others were injured in a crash involving two cars and a motorcycle Sunday morning on State 21, authorities said.

Omro Middle, High schools locked down after social media threat involving bomb, gun  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Omro Middle and High schools were locked down for about an hour Tuesday afternoon after a threat found on social media, according to the principal.

Lyndon Station woman killed in crash on State 21  The Oshkosh Northwestern

The intersection of State 21 and Winnebago County FF/Reighmoor Road was closed for five hours to allow for clean-up and crash reconstruction.

Winnebago County spring 2018 election roundup: Winners and losers  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Here's who won in Winnebago County and beyond: Oshkosh city council and school board, Winnebago County judge, Omro mayor and Winneconne Village ...

Omro man claims $1 million prize in Wisconsin Lottery Mega Millions contest  The Oshkosh Northwestern

OMRO - An Omro man has claimed $1 million lottery prize with a Mega Millions ticket he purchased in Oshkosh. David Jameson bought the ticket at *Service* Oil ...

Who's running for office around Oshkosh this spring?  The Oshkosh Northwestern

There will be contested elections for Oshkosh Common Council, Oshkosh schools and other races this spring.

Winning $1 million Mega Millions lottery ticket bought on Omro Road in Oshkosh  The Oshkosh Northwestern

*Service* Oil Co., 2531 Omro Road, Oshkosh, sold a winning $1 million Mega Millions ticket Friday, according to the Wisconsin Lottery.

Runaway alpaca named Dandelion corralled by Winnebago County sheriff's deputy  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Dandelion the alpaca escaped Sunday from a farm in Black Wolf, south of Oshkosh, but a Winnebago County sheriff's deputy helped get her safely home.

High school football: Friday's results  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Fond du Lac and St. Mary's Springs were among the victors.

Local Rib Fest returns to Oshkosh for third year on Labor Day weekend  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Wisconsin's Best Rib Fest will be held Labor Day Weekend at Menominee Park in Oshkosh. Events for the whole family will be available.

Friday's girls prep sports results  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Oshkosh and Fond du Lac-area girls prep athletes were in action Friday.

10 Schools Named Finalists in the $2 Million* Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest for Using STEAM to Improve Their Communities  Samsung Newsroom US

Samsung announced the 10 national finalists in the 8th annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow (SFT) Contest, a nationwide STEAM competition...

Local students, teachers selected for 2018 Herb Kohl Foundation awards  Appleton Post Crescent

The recipients of the 2018 Herb Kohl Foundation awards have been announced. Awards in the amount of $6,000 are being made to 100 teachers, 16 principals ...

Omro man dead after rollover crash  The Oshkosh Northwestern

TOWN OF RUSHFORD - A 21-year-old Omro man has died from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle rollover crash that occurred early Saturday in Winnebago ...

Court: Men punched UW-Oshkosh students in face unprompted, bragged about unconscious girl  The Oshkosh Northwestern

OSHKOSH - Two Green Bay men appeared in court for the first time Wednesday since police say they assaulted four University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh students ...

Omro man killed by tree limb a firefighter  The Oshkosh Northwestern

The 55-year-old died after he was impaled by a tree limb Nov. 11 while operating a bulldozer.

Police ask for attempted murder charges after stabbing injures two in Oshkosh  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Police are seeking attempted murder charges against a 35-year-old Oshkosh man they say stabbed two people Monday in the 700 block of Otter Avenue.

Police release name of fatal crash victim  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Authorities identified the victim of a fatal crash Wednesday on State 21.

Police identify Omro man who died in crash  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Cole Craig, 21, of Omro died of injuries he suffered early Saturday in a crash on state Highway 116 near County Highway K in the town of Rushford.

Things to do in Event City: Oshkosh events calendar for Nov. 11 to 25  The Oshkosh Northwestern

The Oshkosh Convention & Visitors Bureau contributes to this community calendar. For more information, go to

One man confirmed dead after helicopter hits power line, sinks in Fox River in Oshkosh  The Oshkosh Northwestern

OSHKOSH – An idyllic summer day turned tragic when a helicopter hit electric power lines, crashed and sank in the Fox River about 12:30 p.m. Saturday near ...

Omro man charged with taking money from Omro Masons  The Oshkosh Northwestern

John Hoeft, of Omro, is accused of taking nearly $37000 from the Omro Masons and using it to renovate his house. He is now facing charges in Winnebago ...

COEHS cohort helping local district with assessment  UW Oshkosh Today

by | Nov 12, 2015 | Campus News, COEHS, Community | 0 comments. COEHS cohort helping local district with assessment. Omro Cohort Photo Schools across ...

Two dead in Tuesday morning truck-car crash on State 76  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Two people died in truck-car crash Tuesday morning on State 76 and County GG. The truck driver was seriously injured.

Oshkosh students participate in National School Walkout events  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Hundreds of students from Oshkosh North and West high schools and Lourdes Academy took part in National School Walkout events Wednesday.

Body of missing man found in Fox River  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Authorities recovered the bodies of William Koepke, 39, Greenfield, and his dog, who both went missing in January, from the Fox River near Omro.

UW band director Michael Leckrone says this will be last year at school  Appleton Post Crescent

University of Wisconsin band director Michael Leckrone announced Saturday that the 2018-19 academic year – his 50th at the school – will be his last at ...

Vehicle hits, kills 4-year-old girl on West South Park Avenue in Oshkosh  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Oshkosh police are investigating a crash that killed a 4-year-old girl Thursday afternoon on West South Park Avenue.

Search Wisconsin teacher, school salaries — and 5 things we learned from the database  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Our searchable database includes public salary information for all Wisconsin districts in the 2017-18 school year.

Cows rescued after snow buildup causes barn collapse in Winneconne  The Oshkosh Northwestern

A buildup of snow collapsed the roof of a pole shed Monday night in the 6500 block of Yost Road, Winneconne-Poygan Fire Chief Ryan Krings said.

Criminal charges filed in Motel 6 death  The Oshkosh Northwestern

An Omro man will appear in court next week for a preliminary hearing on a homicide charge stemming from the death of a man who was found dead in an ...

Police respond to report of man with gun near Oshkosh North High School  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Oshkosh police responded Friday to a report of a man with a gun near North High School. They found the man suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Streetwise: Businesses come together to create the Emporium Shops of Evans  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Studio 3, Marys Sew Creations and Ascend on Evans Street in Oshkosh come together to create the Emporium Shops of Evans for an Oct. 6 grand opening.

One person dead in Winnebago County crash Friday  The Oshkosh Northwestern

One person is dead following a one-vehicle crash Friday evening along U.S. 45 in Winnebago County.

Oshkosh North High School briefly locked down after police thought student might have gun  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Oshkosh North High School was briefly on lockdown Thursday as police looked for a 16-year-old student they thought might have brought a gun to school.

New year, new downtown Oshkosh YMCA  The Oshkosh Northwestern

The last phase of renovations on Oshkosh's downtown YMCA is complete.

Oshkosh resident wins $62,000 jackpot in Wednesday's Badger 5 drawing  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Karen Simmons of Oshkosh bought her winning Badger 5 ticket at Citgo, 834 N. Main St., Oshkosh, according to the Wisconsin Lottery.

Recent drug crime convictions in Winnebago County Circuit Court  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Recent drug crime convictions in Winnebago County Circuit Court: Cole L. Debroka, 18, 1822 Amelia Street, Appleton; possession of illegally obtained.

Wisconsin player suspended for tweet returns, dad calls suspension unfair  USA TODAY High School Sports

HILBERT, Wis. - The return of April Gehl to the basketball court Monday night for the Hilbert girls' basketball team was surprisingly anti-climactic. There was a ...

Wisconsin teen rises up the world archery ranks  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

In four years of competitive shooting, Lexi Keller has gone from her first event to earning a place on the U.S. national team.

Oshkosh high schools celebrate commencement  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Oshkosh North, West and Lourdes Academy high schools graduated students this weekend.

Oshkosh West High School student graduates early, makes most of time with ailing father  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Genavieve Vaillancourt, 18, knew her father was running out of time, so she worked hard to graduate Oshkosh West High School weeks early.

Sisters who died in crash nearly inseparable  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Though 10 years apart in age, sisters Amanda Volgmann and Kara Doran of Oshkosh were nearly inseparable, often spending all day together shopping or just ...

DA hires new staff  Waupaca County News

By Robert Cloud. Maverick Big Box 2018. Waupaca County has a new victim-witness coordinator and victim-witness specialist. Chris Andraschko has taken over ...

Oshkosh police arrest Kaukauna man in connection to Broad Street death  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Oshkosh police arrested a 34-year-old Kaukauna man Wednesday on suspicion of aggravated battery in the beating death of 47-year-old Steven Mallas.

Winnebago County tax rate down from last year, levy to increase in some departments  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Ahead of the Winnebago County budget hearings, set for Oct. 29 through Nov. 1, here's what you should know about the proposed 2019 budget.

Police: Oshkosh man had firearms, ammo, improvised explosives in apartment  The Oshkosh Northwestern

OSHKOSH - A 29-year-old man accused of having explosives, firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition in his apartment is free on a $5,000 cash bond.

Oshkosh school superintendent finalist Timothy Onsager highlights community engagement  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Oshkosh Area School District superintendent finalist Timothy Onsager talks about the importance of engaging with the community and taking risks.

Wisconsin primary: Melissa Pingel likely will retain Winnebago County clerk of courts post  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Incumbent Winnebago County Clerk of Courts Melissa Pingel likely will keep her seat after beating challenger Theresa Griese in Tuesday's GOP primary.

Man found dead Sunday morning in Fox River channel near Eureka Lock campground  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Authorities found a 63-year-old man dead Sunday in a channel of the Fox River near the Eureka Lock campground. The death doesn't seem suspicious.

Oshkosh teen accused in fatal Mt. Vernon Street stabbing bound over for trial  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Charles M. Martin, 17, of Oshkosh, faces a first-degree intentional homicide charge in connection with the April 6 stabbing death of Noah Williams.

Vickie Cartwright named next Oshkosh schools superintendent  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Cartwright will be the Oshkosh Area School District's new superintendent.

Oshkosh police join viral lip-syncing craze with Packers-themed video  The Oshkosh Northwestern

The Oshkosh Police Department answered the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office's call to join in the national lip-syncing challenge.

41st Assembly District: Q&A with Democrat Frank Buress of Westfield  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Frank Buress is the Democrat challenging incumbent Joan Ballweg in the 41st Assembly District.

Oshkosh leaf collection begins Monday, set for day after garbage pickup through Nov. 16  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Starting Monday, Oct. 15, the city of Oshkosh's loose leaf collection will be the day after garbage pickup through Nov. 16.

Want to volunteer for Docktoberfest? These positions need help  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Volunteers are needed at Docktoberfest Sept. 14 and 15. Bartenders, food servers, helping with the bier run and other positions need to be filled.

A decade later, Oshkosh still learning lessons from historic floods  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Oshkosh residents and emergency management officials reflect on the floods that devastated Winnebago County 10 years ago this week.

Police continue to investigate string of burglaries near UW-Oshkosh campus  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Police are investigating a string of burglaries that took place over the past three weeks near the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh campus.

Parts of Oshkosh Avenue to close in October for four weeks for utility work  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Crews will close parts of Oshkosh Avenue at Fox Street and Punhoqua Street on Oct. 1 for about four weeks for utility work.

Editor's column: Follow election results live — and for free — Tuesday night  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Oshkosh Northwestern Editor Nathaniel Shuda explains where to find election results online — for free — Tuesday night and why they won't be in print.

Man dies after incident on Lake Winneconne  The Oshkosh Northwestern

A man died after riding on his personal watercraft on Lake Winneconne Saturday afternoon. He had been found unconscious in the water.

58-year-old father charged in Winneconne crash that killed his daughter  The Oshkosh Northwestern

OSHKOSH - The father of a 9-year-old girl who was killed in a crash Aug. 10 in Winneconne has been charged with driving drunk and causing his daughter's ...

Oshkosh police continue to investigate three assaults to young adult victims  The Oshkosh Northwestern

According to a report from the Oshkosh Police Department, three separate assaults were reported within a one block radius.

Ascension Mercy Hospital opens new psychiatric unit tailored to older adults  The Oshkosh Northwestern

OSHKOSH - Ascension Mercy Hospital opened Monday a new inpatient psychiatric unit tailored toward older adults, the only one of its kind in the Fox Valley.

Winning lottery ticket for $350,000 sold at 20th Ave BP in Oshkosh  The Oshkosh Northwestern

The BP gas station near Wittman Regional Airport sold the winning $350000 lottery ticket in the Wisconsin Lottery SuperCash! game.

DNR to hold public sessions on plan to improve water quality  The Oshkosh Northwestern

The DNR announced a public meeting July 11 on an action plan to improve water quality in the Fox and Wolf basins including Lake Winnebago.

More storms, flooding coming to rain-weary east, central Wisconsin Friday  The Oshkosh Northwestern

The National Weather *Service* has issued flash flood watches for east-central Wisconsin, including Winnebago and Fond du Lac counties, for Friday.

Wisconsin Democrats to kick off election cycle at 2018 convention in Oshkosh  The Oshkosh Northwestern

As Democrats across Wisconsin flock to Oshkosh for their annual convention, party leaders say they hope the event will unite members.

Dockside to host Docktoberfest, proceeds go to Boys & Girls Club  The Oshkosh Northwestern

OSHKOSH - Oshkosh Docktoberfest, an authentic Oktoberfest taking place at Dockside Tavern's Festival Hall, will provide German food, music and culture.

Charged in daughter's car crash death, paralyzed Steven Brownell appears in court by phone  The Oshkosh Northwestern

OSHKOSH - The man charged in connection with the Winneconne car crash that killed his 9-year-old daughter is “completely paralyzed,” his attorney said.

City of Oshkosh installs new welcome signs  The Oshkosh Northwestern

You might have seen them pop up last week along Interstate 41 — that is if you didn't have your eyes glued to the skies.

Car found in Fox River in Oshkosh was unoccupied, police investigating  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Emergency crews from several agencies pulled an unoccupied car Friday from the Fox River near the former Lakeshore Municipal Golf Course in Oshkosh.

Streetwise: Oshkosh Corp.'s JLTV crowned the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin  The Oshkosh Northwestern

A statewide contest found Oshkosh-made Joint Light Tactical Vehicle is the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin, beating out Generac and Mercury Marine.

Motorcyclist dead after crash in Waushara County  The Oshkosh Northwestern

The Waushara County Sheriff's Office was called out about 3 p.m. for a report of the one-vehicle crash along 23rd Road, north of Apache Avenue.

Oshkosh, Berlin school staff recognized statewide for commitment to school counseling  The Oshkosh Northwestern

The counseling team at Oshkosh North High School and a Berlin elementary principal won statewide recognition for their commitment to counseling.

As voters ready to elect a Winnebago County clerk of courts, here's what it's all about  The Oshkosh Northwestern

A look at what the clerk of courts does ahead of the contested Winnebago County partisan primary on Aug. 14 and how the race impacts voters.

'Caring for the Caregiver' conference to be held May 17 at UW-Oshkosh  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Caring for the Caregiver” will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at the UW-Oshkosh Alumni Welcome and Conference Center.

Two inmates escape from minimum-security Winnebago Correctional Center  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Two inmates escaped early Monday morning from the minimum-security Winnebago Correctional Center, according to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.

Oshkosh man gets prison for racketeering, stealing $14.3 million from Sadoff Iron & Metal  The Oshkosh Northwestern

FOND DU LAC - The owner of an Oshkosh metal and auto salvage business will spend more than a decade in prison for stealing $14.3 million from Sadoff Iron ...

WIAA state track: Friday’s results from La Crosse  Green Bay Press Gazette

LA CROSSE – The first day of the WIAA state track and field meet just wrapped up at Veterans Memorial Stadium Complex. Friday's action started at 9:30 a.m. ...

Proposed Oshkosh city tax levy up 4 percent, mil rate down 1.5 percent for 2019  The Oshkosh Northwestern

The 2019 preliminary budget has a higher tax levy and a lower mil rate, while sending more money to public safety, debt *service* and public works.

Incumbent Winnebago County Clerk of Courts Melissa Pingel proud of her work in office  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Incumbent Winnebago County Clerk of Courts Melissa Pingel is seeking her third term in office. She faces Theresa Griese in a Aug. 14 GOP primary.

Federal judge orders UW-Oshkosh to pay $15 million for foundation projects  The Oshkosh Northwestern

The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh must pay $15 million for breach of contract in connect to several high-profile foundation building projects.

Winnebago County District Attorney to speak on Oshkosh police shooting 3 p.m. Thursday.  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Winnebago County District Attorney Christian Gossett will hold a news conference about a July police shooting that left an Oshkosh man dead.

Your baby can't stop crying. Don't shake her out of frustration: It causes brain damage  The Oshkosh Northwestern

OSHKOSH - After a recent case of child abuse, experts say it's essential caregivers know how to diffuse their frustration with a child that won't stop crying.

Romanian card-skimming ring nabs thousands from Wisconsin ATMs, police say. What now?  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Police say a Romanian card-skimming ring is carrying out a complex operation in Wisconsin. Here's a look at how it works, how to protect your money.

Tornado count reaches 17 in last week's storms across Wisconsin  The Oshkosh Northwestern

The National Weather *Service* has confirmed that a 17th tornado touched down during the Aug. 28 storms.

City officials look to replace Little Oshkosh playground in 2019  The Oshkosh Northwestern

The Oshkosh Parks Department hopes to begin construction on a replacement for Little Oshkosh playground next year.

Oshkosh teen charged after threatening photo with gun surfaces on social media  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Daltin C. Schroeder, 17, faces charges after police say he posted a selfie with a gun pointed at the camera and a profane caption on social media.

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