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Green Bay, WI, United States

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Past articles by Erinn:

Appleton community Thanksgiving meal returns welcomes guests back to eat in-person after one-year break

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) — Thursday afternoon, hundreds of community members gathered at the Grand Meridian to celebrate Thanksgiving together. “Ahh the turkey, I love turkey and corn,” Jonathan Schwartzkopf from Neenah said when asked about his favorite part of the event. He also loves the company. “You get to socialize with everybody and get to […] → Read More

Fox Valley students gifted books to read over the holiday weekend

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) — Wednesday morning, students at Badger Elementary School lined up to pick out a book to take home over Thanksgiving break. “I picked out Bad Kitty vs. Uncle Murray,” 3rd Grader Vincent Zinser told Local 5 as he looked over his choice. Principal Anne Marie Werley-Gonzalez was happy to oversee the event […] → Read More

Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay looking for bell ringers

HOWARD, Wis. (WFRV) — After some of the biggest shopping days of the year: Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday, a day where consumers are encouraged to give back. Nicole Hanley, Marketing Coordinator for the Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay, says she’s hoping that while people are out and […] → Read More

‘We need the support:’ Algoma artisan shop owner asks everyone to consider shopping local

ALGOMA, Wis. (WFRV) — In 2020, the cancellation of art fairs and craft shows lead area artisans to come together under one roof: The Honeycomb in Algoma. “It’s just always best to have different avenues where artisans can sell their products,” Kimberly Iwen, owner of The Honeycomb and Queen Bee Handmade Soap explained. “All these […] → Read More

‘Healthy School Meals for All Act’ introduced in hopes of providing two free meals a day to all Wisconsin students

PULASKI, Wis. (WFRV) — Before spaghetti was served for lunch at Pulaski’s Glenbrook Elementary School, legislators and other local officials came together in the school’s cafeteria to introduce an act that could help ensure students continue to have enough to eat. Caitlin Harrison, Director of Food Service for the Pulaski Community School District told Local […] → Read More

Northeast Wisconsin’s meat processors anticipate busy gun deer season

HOWARD, Wis. (WFRV) – Gun deer season doesn’t even start until Nov. 20, but meat processors say they’re already busy processing hunters’ orders. “Brought in some venison, I was in Michigan hunting,” Greg Plamann said. “I was fortunate enough to get a deer and have them process the deer here. I’ve never had this […] → Read More

Packers launch sixth-ever stock sale

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) — Tuesday morning, Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy officially kicked off the franchises’ sixth-ever stock sale. “We take pride in having the best fan experience in all of professional sports,” he said in a press conference at Lambeau Field, “and these investments are crucial to that.” 300,000 total shares were […] → Read More

Life at (& beyond) Fort McCoy: Local 5’s conversations with two refugees from Afghanistan

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) — According to Siddiq, an Afghan refugee, the days at Fort McCoy can be long. “We are just sleeping and eating and doing nothing,” he said on a phone call with Local 5. “Our families, they need our support back in Afghanistan.” Time stretches out in front of Siddiq as he […] → Read More

‘They are an officer:’ Area first responders participate in K9 first aid training

HOWARD, Wis. (WFRV) – First responders from 13 agencies came together in Howard at NWTC’s Universal Driving Facility Friday, for a lesson in emergency first aid. “They already know how to do it on humans, and so we’re just teaching them how to do it on animals, particularly focusing on the K9’s,” Lyn Schuh, Operational […] → Read More

Children of Aurora BayCare employees among first in Green Bay to receive COVID-19 vaccines

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – On Friday morning, a group of Green Bay kids between the ages of 5 and 11 arrived at Aurora BayCare Medical Center to receive their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine. The kids receiving the shots on Friday morning are the children of Aurora BayCare employees. “I’m very proud, very […] → Read More

De Pere veteran recognized for service with two new bathrooms

DE PERE, Wis. (WFRV) – Crews from Tundraland worked hard Thursday afternoon, revamping the bathrooms in Mark Kralovec’s De Pere home. The construction is the latest Baths for the Brave project. Baths for the Brave program provides bathroom upgrades like showers and bathtubs to deserving veterans. “I served six years in the United States Navy,” […] → Read More

‘It’s kind of big-time:’ Sturgeon Bay’s downtown serves as movie set, local man’s classic car to be featured in film

STURGEON BAY, Wis. (WFRV) — In a portion of downtown Sturgeon Bay, business as usual paused Tuesday. “Roads have been closed, and if they don’t have to frequent 3rd Avenue businesses today, to just kind of stay away from the area,” Carly Sarkis, Marketing & Events Director for Destination Sturgeon Bay told Local 5. She […] → Read More

Apartment hunting underway for incoming refugees in the Green Bay area

ALLOUEZ, Wis. (WFRV) — When you’re a refugee, finding an apartment comes with its challenges. “They don’t have the typical rental history,” Kory Krauss, Financial Health Services Manager for Catholic Charities of The Diocese of Green Bay explained, “they don’t have a credit report, they don’t have local work history.” The folks with Catholic Charities […] → Read More

Finding Time: Survey looks to examine Door County’s childcare shortage

DOOR COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) – The Door Community Child Development Center opened last year, after Sturgeon Bay’s previous daycare center closed. “I myself have five kids. I knew immediately there was a need,” Bridgett Starr, President of the Board of the organization said of the decision to open the new center. She and her sister, […] → Read More

NEW Community Shelter expecting increase in clients as temperatures drop

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The NEW Community Shelter has 98 total beds available. “Our numbers are high in-shelter,” Terri Refsguard, CEO of the NEW Community Shelter said. “We’re probably in the high 70’s, so we have some movement in the rooms, some extra space, but not a lot.” With temperatures dropping, the in-shelter population […] → Read More

Gov. Evers makes stop at Oneida Behavioral Health Center to check in on substance abuse pilot program

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) — Tuesday morning, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers and State Health Department Secretary-Designee Karen Timberlake made a stop at the Oneida Behavioral Health Center to check in on a pilot program aimed at addressing substance abuse issues. “The pandemic’s been difficult for everybody,” Governor Evers said, “and it certainly has made substance […] → Read More

Harbor House officials in Appleton say they’re serving more victims of domestic violence than ever before

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) — Harbor House Manager of Community Education and Prevention Tracy Plamann says her organization has been busy since June 2020. “We saw a huge increase,” she said, “we went, I think within a seven or ten-day span from 24 people to 69.” The end of coronavirus lockdowns leads to the first big […] → Read More

Natural gas prices may cause increase in heating bills this winter

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Experts say this year’s natural gas prices will have homeowners looking for ways to save on their heating bills. “The daily average price for natural gas has more than doubled this year,” Matt Cullen, a spokesperson for WPS said, “and prices are at their highest level in 10 years. This […] → Read More

Green Bay teacher named ‘Man of Excellence’ by Wisconsin Leadership Community Choice Awards

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) — E-Ben Grisby said he wasn’t expecting to win the 2021 Wisconsin Leadership Community Choice Awards Man of Excellence distinction. “It surprised me,” he said. “I was humbled.” The Man of Excellence Award, presented by Madison365, is awarded to a man of color who has made significant contributions to his community. […] → Read More

Trucking industry faces staffing challenges as supply chain issues continue

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) – Supply chain issues have become prominent across many industries. “Since the pandemic, we’ve had a lot of pent-up demand, and now that things are easing with that, people are out buying, spending more on products,” Gaylen Haas, Instructor of Supply Chain Solutions at Fox Valley Technical College explained. There’s been a […] → Read More