WGWI has received a News Release from Mayor Judith “Judy” Magee of Clintonville stating she has returned to office after being on leave for medical issues. See the release below.
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Packer Travel Advisory
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region is reminding motorists heading to Lambeau Field on Sunday, November 30 for the Green Bay Packer/New England Patriots game that US 41 and adjacent roadways from Oneida Street north to Suamico in Brown County are under construction.
The US 41/WIS 172 interchange could experience significant backups on both north and south US 41 and east and west WIS 172. Closures, orange barrels, narrow lanes WILL affect game day travel. Due to construction, Ashland Avenue through De Pere and Ashwaubenon will also experience increased traffic congestion as additional motorists use this as an alternate route. Additionally, fans leaving the game following its conclusion could encounter increased recreational traffic heading south after a weekend in the northern part of the state.
WisDOT strongly recommends motorists allow themselves additional time to reach their destinations and check WisDOT’s 511 website (www.511wi.gov) or call 511. Additionally, motorists are advised to remain alert and plan on exercising patience as they drive through the Green Bay area.
Here is a list of the major roads in northeast Wisconsin most Packers fans will be traveling as they head for the game and the road conditions they should anticipate:
US 41 and WIS 172 Interchange
Motorists should expect heavy congestion and potential long delays at this interchange Sunday afternoon before the game and again following the game. Motorists should strongly consider avoiding this interchange area and utilize alternate routes if possible.
All construction on US 41 will cease on Packer game day, although barrier walls and orange barrels will be present in various locations.
· Brown County
o Drivers will encounter 11-foot travel lanes and reduced shoulders in multiple locations along a 10-mile segment of highway. The speed limit is reduced to 55 mph from just south of Grant Street to Lineville Road. Temporary barrier wall at various locations will cause traffic to slow.
· Winnebago County
o Drivers will encounter reduced speed limits on US 41 near the US 10/WIS 441 interchange, as well as reduced lane width on northbound US 41 and reduced shoulder width on northbound and southbound US 41.
· Brown County
o The speed limit is reduced to 55 mph on I-43 between Atkinson Drive and US 41.
Please note – if you are involved in a crash:
The WisDOT’s Division of State Patrol advises you to immediately call 911 if you are involved in a crash. If there are no injuries and the vehicles can be moved, report the other vehicle plate numbers as you may then be advised to move off the main portion of the roadway to a crash investigation site or to a ramp out of traffic. This will assist first responders in reaching you while helping to clear traffic delays during the critical travel times before and following the game.
Additionally, if your vehicle becomes disabled in the US 41 work zone between De Pere and Suamico, notify authorities immediately and WisDOT will send a Freeway Service Team vehicle to your location. Motorists can then contact their motor club or towing preference after WisDOT has relocated your vehicle to a more accessible and safe location.
Travelers should allow extra time and can check online for real-time traffic information, including travel times, lane closures and incidents, at Wisconsin 511 online (www.511wi.gov) or by calling 511 on a phone.
Hi everyone, Scott Walker here.
My family and I have so much to be thankful for this year – Our health and happiness, and the strength and support we get from so many great people across the state. I am so very thankful for the opportunity to serve as your Governor for a second term.
Tonette and I would like to wish all of you and your families an abundance of blessings this coming year. May your home be filled with love, and your table set with turkey and stuffing – and of course, delicious Wisconsin cranberries!
I hope you have a wonderful day with family and friends, making great memories. To all of you, from all of us, Happy Thanksgiving.
Boys JV Score:
JV Boys Pictures Courtesy of Timothy Zilch
Girls JV Score:
JV Girls Pictures
Girls Varsity Score:
Marion: #2 Paige Polzin, #5 Amber Gilliam, #14 Hannah Greene-Gretzinger, #25 Kayla Brei and #44 Cassidy Detert
Iola-Scandinavia: #2 Kaylin Ellioff, #3 Kylie Johnson, #4 Brooke Phillips, #11 Jane Oligney and #20 Leighten Fischer
Varsity Girls Pictures
Boys Varsity Score:
Marion: #2 Jared Sawall, #5 Tyler Carper, #10 Adam Schley, #20 Chris Buss and #32 Dylan Malueg
Iola-Scandinavia: #32 Braiden Garbe, #3 Kal Fischer, #21 Evan Fuhs, #22 Kristian Welch and #2 Caleb Loken
Varsity Boys Pictures
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Bureau of Aeronautics encourages children, ages seven to 17, to showcase their artistic talent by participating in its annual statewide poster contest. This year’s theme is “World Air Games.”
The top three entries in three different age divisions will advance to the national competition, with the potential to be entered in the international aviation art contest. In addition, statewide winners will receive the following prizes:
· First place: $100 art supply gift certificate or an airplane ride for two
·Second place: $75 art supply gift certificate
·Third place: $50 art supply gift certificate
All artwork must be original and cannot be computer generated. For complete contest rules and the appropriate entry form, visit the WisDOT website (http://dot.wi.gov/travel/air/art.htm). Entries must be postmarked by January 23, 2015 and mailed to:
WisDOT – Bureau of Aeronautics
P.O. Box 7914
Madison, WI 53707-7914
Madison – Governor Scott Walker and Wisconsin’s tourism industry are working to keep thousands of residents a little warmer this winter with The Big Bundle Up campaign. For the fourth year, under the state-wide charity initiative, people are encouraged to donate new and gently used gloves, hats, scarves, coats, and other winter gear for those in need. Over the last three years, Wisconsin residents, travelers and businesses contributed more than 32,000 winter items donated to charities all across the state.
“From the kindness of organizations who have stepped up to serve as collection sites, to the generosity of individuals and businesses that donate, this program has been a real success,” said Governor Scott Walker. “We can’t thank the tourism industry members enough for their participation and the people of Wisconsin for choosing to donate to this great cause.”
More than 70 sites including Travel Wisconsin Welcome Centers, tourist information centers, businesses and offices are serving as drop-off sites today through Jan. 2, 2015. A complete list of locations is available here or by going to http://www.travelwisconsin.com/experience-fun/seasonal/winter/the-big-bundle-up.
In addition to individual donations at visitor centers, private businesses have also contributed to the campaign. The last two years, Wisconsin Knitwear, a Milwaukee-based company, generously provided 1,500 knit hats that were donated to The United Way of Greater Milwaukee. This year, Wisconsin Knitwear has again agreed to donate 1,200 hats to help those in need.
“The Big Bundle Up embodies what the state of Wisconsin is all about. It’s an award-winning campaign in which the entire tourism industry works together for a common cause – to bring warmth to everyone,” said Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett.
The public can also drop off donations at the Wisconsin Executive Residence, which is open for holiday open house tours. Tours of the residence, which is beautifully decorated for the holidays, are free and open to the public. Please visit the Executive Residence website for the open house tour schedule and more information at http://wisconsinexecutiveresidence.com.
The Big Bundle Up campaign received a “Best in Show” award and an “Award of Excellence” and at the 2013 Public Relations Society of America’s Paragon Awards in Milwaukee.
The mission of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism is to market the state as the Midwest’s premier travel destination for fun by executing industry-leading marketing programs and establishing strategic partnerships. The Department plays a significant role in generating greater economic impact and jobs for Wisconsin. The portal for traveler information can be found at www.TravelWisconsin.com.
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