Latest Oshkosh News

Johnson withdraws plan to swap Columbus Day for Juneteenth

Jul. 4, 2020 1:16 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson has withdrawn his proposal to eliminate the Columbus Day holdiay amid intense criticism from conservative commentators. The Wisconsin State Journal reported that the Oshkosh Republican had proposed an amendment eliminating Columbus Day to a bipartisan bill...

In this Wednesday, June, 17, 2020 photo, The Zipper was removed from a storage shed last week at Rainbow Valley Rides so many of its lights could be replaced with more energy-efficient LED light in Almond, Wis. A lack of business has allowed the company to do projects that might have waited until winter. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Quiet summer for Wisconsin amusement ride operators

Jun. 27, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

ALMOND, Wis. (AP) — The Tilt-A-Whirl hasn’t spun since last fall. The Zero Gravity ride is idle, along with the bumper cars, a giant slide and Pharaoh’s Fury, an Egyptian-themed ship on a massive pendulum. The Bumble Bee Bop remains packed away, too. It normally allows children to fantasize...

UW regents consider student fees, room-and-board increases

Jun. 1, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System students would have to pay more in fees and for room-and-board this coming academic year under a plan regents are considering. The regents are scheduled to vote Thursday on a 2020-21 operating budget that calls for increasing student fees an average of...

Prosecutors clear Oshkosh officer in school shooting

May. 11, 2020 3:15 PM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors on Monday cleared an Oshkosh school liaison officer who shot a student during a fight last year of any criminal wrongdoing. Winnebago County Assistant District Attorney Anthony S. Prekop said a state Department of Justice investigation determined that Officer Michael...