Press Times News Briefs – La Presse


Green Bay officer narrowly missed hit-and-run

GREEN BAY – A Green Bay police officer was carrying out a traffic stop on Tuesday, April 26 when his police motorcycle was rammed by another motorist.

The officer was standing beside the motorbike entering data into the mobile data terminal attached to the motorbike, when the crash occurred he suffered only minor injuries.

The vehicle fled after the accident, but was found shortly thereafter.

The driver of the vehicle was charged with hit and run, distracted driving and driving without a valid license.

Green Bay Police are urging motorists to stay focused while driving, especially when motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians are back on the road.

Denver service resumes at GRB

BROWN COUNTY — Frontier Airlines seasonal nonstop service between Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB) and Denver International Airport (DEN) has officially resumed.

“It’s no surprise that travelers love the service,” said airport manager Marty Piette. “Not only is it non-stop, but Frontier is a traveler-friendly airline, with low fares and the ability to customize trips to suit needs and budgets.”

Piette said the service, which operates on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, will continue until mid-autumn or later, depending on traveler demand.

WIS 57/County K upgrades begin May 2

BROWN COUNTY – Construction on the $2 million WIS 57/County K intersection project in the town of Scott is scheduled to begin Monday, May 2.

WIS 57 will remain open during construction.

Numerous turns and local road closures will occur during construction, which is expected to be completed in August.

The aim of the project is to prevent further right-angle collisions at the intersection – reducing the number and type of conflict points from 42 to 12.

More information about the project can be found at: wisconsindot.gov/Pages/projects/by-region/ne/54kscott/default.aspx.

Collaborative effort to support pollinators

BROWN COUNTY – The towns of De Pere and Green Bay are offering residents the opportunity to voluntarily participate in No Mow May 2022, an initiative that encourages people to stop mowing or mow less often during the month of May to support early season resources for bees and other pollinators.

“The town of De Pere is continually looking for ways to promote sustainability and environmental responsibility,” said De Pere Mayor James Boyd. “With this voluntary No Mow May initiative, we are continuing that mission and joining a growing number of communities who are embracing new ways to support and help our pollinators.”

Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich said he’s thrilled the city is participating this year.

“This initiative is a natural outgrowth of our efforts as a city to support pollinators by re-evaluating our lawn care practices and placing more emphasis on native plantings on city-owned properties,” Genrich said. .

Participants are requested to register with their respective cities and display their issued “No Mow May” yard sign in their front yard for the duration of the program.

Memorial service scheduled for May 1

ONEIDA – Sunday marks one year since the shooting at the Radisson Hotel & Casino complex claimed the lives of two people.

In remembrance, the Oneida Nation is holding a healing memorial service, with Oneida spiritual leader Art Skenandore, at 8 a.m. May 1, in front of the Radisson in the Memorial Pew Lawn.

“A birthday like this can be difficult for many people as they think about what happened and remember the people lost or hurt that day,” said Steve Ninham, general manager of the Radisson Hotel & Casino. . “Many were left with broken hearts and trauma as a result of what happened, and we know many in our community will feel the pain again on this anniversary.”

Community Foundation Unveils ‘Good Grows Here’ Website

GREEN BAY – The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation has announced the launch of an updated website – ggbcf.org – based on its “Good Grows Here” brand commitment.

“The Community Foundation is a place where we can all find opportunities to work together for the greater good,” said President and CEO Dennis Buehler. “When we work together, we create momentum and a will to achieve what cannot be done alone.”

Moody joins Curative Connections

GREEN BAY – Curative Connections, a local organization that provides services for people with disabilities, brain injuries, mental health issues and seniors, announced the recent hire of Kari Moody as Director of Donor Engagement and Marketing. .

Previously, Moody served as director of alumni relations at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay for nearly 10 years.

“I am thrilled (at) the opportunity to make a positive impact for a special organization and the clients that Curative Connections serves,” she said.

In his role, Moody will oversee donor relations, fundraising and marketing initiatives.

Medication take-back initiative

BROWN COUNTY – The Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will host a Prescription Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at three local community halls.

Drop-off locations include Allocate Village Hall at 1900 Libal St., Bellevue Village Hall at 3100 Eaton Rd., and Suamico Village Hall at 12781 Velp Ave.

Pharmaceutical waste, which must come from a household and not a business, includes prescription (controlled and uncontrolled) and over-the-counter drugs, ointments, patches, inhalers, non-aerosol sprays, creams , vials and pet medications.

Vapers or other electronic cigarette devices, whose batteries have been removed, will also be accepted.

Items not acceptable include: illegal drugs, needles/points, acids, spray cans, biohazardous materials (anything containing bodily fluids or blood), personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions , sunscreen), household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas) and mercury thermometers.

This is an anonymous initiative and ID is NOT required.

“Rockstar for a Year”

ASHWAUBENON — The Green Bay Rockers are considering crowning one lucky fan a shining star of the show.

When doors open at 5:35 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, opening day at Capital Credit Union Park, the first 1,000 fans through will receive a commemorative Rockers vinyl record, courtesy of Pepsi. One of these fans will receive a gold disc, which entitles them to the following VIP benefits worth $2,000:

• All season access pass to the Bud Light Party Patio.

• Replica Rockers home jersey personalized with name and number on the back.

• $100 Capital Credit Union Park gift card to be used for merchandise.

• The possibility of making a first pitch before the match.

• An autographed 2022 team bat

• VIP access pass to watch home batting practice before all home games Monday through Friday.

• Road pass to follow the team to all away games.

“This promotion is about highlighting the fun energy that will be brought to every Rockers game this summer,” vice president and general manager John Fanta said. “One lucky fan is going to see that energy taken to a whole new level with this VIP experience.”

The campsite map is published

BROWN COUNTY – The Brown County Parks Department has released the long-awaited Reforestation Camp Campground Map.

Staff said the campground is expected to open this summer.

More information will be posted on the department’s Facebook page closer to the opening.

Community COVID-19 testing site closed

BROWN COUNTY – The county announced that it will be closing its community COVID-19 testing site on Saturday, April 30.

“At this time, we are confident that the existing COVID-19 testing resources provided by our health and community partners will be adequate to meet the testing needs of Brown County residents,” said Anna Nick, health officer. Brown County Public.

Nick said Brown County Public Health (BCPH) will continue to monitor local COVID-19 activity levels in the county, and if levels change and existing testing capacity is exceeded, BCPH will reassess the need to reopen another community testing site.

Visit browncountywi.gov/community/covid-19/covid-19-testing/ or call (920) 448-6400 (press option 3) to find a local testing site.

Optimist Club donates books to schools in Ashwaubenon

ASHWAUBENON – The Ashwaubenon Optimist Club delivered books to a handful of elementary classrooms in Ashwaubenon on April 22 in an effort to meet literacy needs.

“We are very grateful to the Optimist Club for their generous donation,” said District Literacy Coordinator Sheryl Stathas. “Teachers and students had fun buying titles they want to add to their classroom libraries.”

Historical Society Photo Exhibition

DE PERE – The De Pere Historical Society will present its first photo exhibition of 2022 at West De Pere High, 655 Grant St.

The slideshow will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4.

The show, presented by Joe Seroogy and McKim Boyd on behalf of the De Pere Historical Society, features the theme “Bowling in De Pere”.

A donation of $2 per person is appreciated.

There will also be a live stream option for viewers who cannot attend in person via a link on the company’s Facebook page.

The De Pere Historical Society has one of the largest collections of vintage photos in the state and holds photo exhibits quarterly.

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