Packer Travel Advisory



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 ( 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.

US 41

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 ( or by calling 511 on a phone.

Gov. Scott Walker Wishing Wisconsin a Happy Thanksgiving


Hi everyone, Scott Walker here.

Happy Thanksgiving.

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.

Marion Girls and Boys Basketball VS Iola-Scandinavia

Boys JV Score:

Marion:   12

IS:           82

JV Boys Pictures Courtesy of Timothy Zilch


Girls JV Score:

Marion:  10

     IS:         53     

JV Girls Pictures


Girls Varsity Score:

Marion:     13

IS:            44


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:     25

IS:             71


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

Kids can keep busy over Thanksgiving break with Aviation Art Contest

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 ( Entries must be postmarked by January 23, 2015 and mailed to:

Karen Broitzman
WisDOT – Bureau of Aeronautics
P.O. Box 7914
Madison, WI 53707-7914

Governor Scott Walker Joins Tourism Industry in Support of Wisconsin’s “Big Bundle Up” Campaign

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

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


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

Special Clintonville Council Meeting 11-24-14:

Special Clintonville Council Meeting 11-24-14

No budget action was taken. The council was informed of an update that the previous amount of the Undesignated  Fund balance was $1,700,000. Due to an error by the city’s auditors the Undesignated  Fund balance is $488,000 less than it was previously thought to be.


Handout #1:  Letter from Finance Committee Chairman Mark Doornink stating his recommendations to council.  NO ACTION TAKEN.

Hand Out #1

Handout #2:  A rundown of the Fund Balance and explanation of the less Fund Balance money. 

Hand Out #2

An Appointment was made for Veterans Memorial Committee   Rhonda Havlik was voted in with no objections.

(other handouts presented)

HO03 HO04




Wisconsin opening weekend nine-day gun deer hunt report

MADISON – Excitement was high throughout the state Saturday and Sunday, and 90,281 deer were registered in Wisconsin during the opening weekend of the nine-day deer season. This number is based on preliminary call-in numbers collected from registration stations by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff.

Hunters saw a variety of conditions on Saturday, ranging from what many described as “ideal,” with snow cover and comfortable temperatures, to fog and rain. Many hunters who headed into the woods Sunday experienced fog and precipitation across a large portion of the state, and many wildlife managers and wardens in the field described Sunday as being very quiet.

Of 90,281 deer registered over the weekend, nearly 1,500 were registered by those who were selected to participate in the pilot program for an electronic registration system that will be available to all hunters in 2015. As expected, the statewide deer kill is down most significantly in the far northern counties.

“As we communicated throughout the past year, many factors influence deer numbers in the north that include severe winters, comparatively more large predators than in years past, land ownership patterns, and habitat issues to name a few,” said DNR big game ecologist Kevin Wallenfang. “We are attempting to increase deer numbers in the north, so many counties have a buck-only season framework this year which is intended to allow herd growth.”    

A breakdown of opening weekend registrations by DNR region and county is available at, keyword “deer.”

Enthusiasm for hunting remains high

The department’s license sales office reported 589,830 gun deer licenses sold by midnight, Nov. 21, prior to the start of the season Saturday. Deer license and tag sales will continue through the hunting seasons.

Approximately 22,000 new hunters have purchased licenses to deer hunt for the first time, or for the first time in 10 years. Female deer hunters have continued to increase in number, and accounted for 35 percent of resident First Time Gun Deer licenses and 36 percent of resident First Time Junior Gun Deer licenses.

“It is exciting to see all the female hunters so far this year,” said DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp. “We’re also seeing a large number of younger hunters and first-time hunters overall – traditions are being passed down and it is great to see such strong participation.”

In the days leading up to the nine-day season opener, the DNR call center set a record for calls handled, and provided excellent customer service to a number of hunters. On Friday, Nov. 21, the call center fielded 4,734 customer contacts, and From Nov. 1 through opening day, over 33,000 total calls were received. Hunters throughout Wisconsin have done an excellent job of learning new rules and regulations.

Hunters are encouraged to call toll free 1-888-WDNR-INFo (888-936-7463) with any questions. The line is staffed 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days per week.

Injury report

There were no hunting-related incidents recorded during the first two days of this year’s nine-day gun deer hunt. This year marks the second time in the last ten years 10 years that there were no hunting incidents investigated during opening weekend of the deer gun season.

Chief Conservation Warden Todd Schaller credits the good news to safety-conscience hunters and dedicated hunter safety instructors. “Wisconsin is dedicated to providing hunters a safe and enjoyable gun-deer season which starts with education,” Schaller said. “There are thousands of hunter safety instructors who give their expertise to others of all ages who participate in this tradition and hunters who follow the safety points taught (TABK) – and another safe opening weekend reflects this key educational aspect.”

For more information regarding hunter education and tips for safe hunting in Wisconsin, search keywords “safety tips.”

Stories from the field


Fleming with her first deer, an eight-point buck.
WDNR Photo

Darby Fleming, age 10, from Mt. Horeb, was on her first ever deer hunt with her dad, Brendan, when she harvested this nice 8-pt in Lafayette County. After pulling the trigger she said to dad, “I don’t think I shot it.” Dad assured her she had made a great shot.



Miller with his largest deer in twenty years of hunting.
WDNR Photo

Kyle Miller from Omro shot this 18-pt buck on Sunday morning south of Mount Horeb. He’s been hunting for 20 years and the largest deer he’d harvested previously was an 8-pt. He was happy and in spite of the steady cold rain at Barneveld where he registered his trophy, the buck attracted dozens of hunters, most of whom when they saw it gave a soft whistle and a Wow!



Gruse with her buck.
WDNR Photo

This buck was harvested in Marinette County by 12-year old Meghan Gruse from Oshkosh. She was out hunting with her grandpa, and when she called her dad to tell him, he could barely understand what she was saying because she was so excited!

Road conditions in Northeast Wisconsin expected to change rapidly today

(Green Bay)  The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region in Green Bay is asking drivers to use extra caution today, especially during the evening commute, as the first significant winter storm is predicted to bring several inches of snow to Northeast Wisconsin. The heavy snow and wind will present various driving challenges to motorists tonight through Tuesday morning. These challenges include:


  • Significant snow fall, with locally heavy (6+ inch) amounts in Northeast Wisconsin.
  • Slushy pavement and slippery conditions in some locations
  • High winds creating poor visibility and icy conditions
  • Drifting of snow, especially during the evening hours


The Wisconsin State Patrol recommends motorists keep an eye on the changing weather conditions and check road condition updates. Other important considerations the State Patrol recommends:


  • Minimize unnecessary travel
  • Leave early; allow extra time for travel.
  • Slow down and drive for conditions. Posted speed limits are for dry pavement.
  • Slow down well before approaching stoplights or intersections.
  • Be sure to keep plenty of space between you and the car in front of you. Sudden stops and sharp turns will likely cause your car to lose control.
  • Motorists are advised to be extra cautious on bridges and interchange ramps. 


The Wisconsin Department of Transportation reminds commuters and travelers that road conditions may change quickly. If you must travel, motorists should be prepared for the unexpected. Check winter road conditions before leaving home by:


  • Visiting
  • Following the region’s 511 Twitter feed @511wi_Northeast 
  • Or calling 5-1-1  



Clintonville Fire Call: 11-24-14

Clintonville Fire Department was paged at 8:00am Monday morning  in front of E9545 County D  for a power pole that started on fire and snapped wires were hanging down. No injuries were reported.