Michele McCormack, WFRVNews

Michele McCormack


Greenfield, WI, United States

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Recent articles by Michele:

Gridiron Gala fills Lambeau Field atrium with the sounds of the Civic Symphony of Green Bay

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The Civic Symphony of Green Bay hosted its first-ever concert in the atrium of Lambeau Field Saturday. Some concertgoers took part in dance lessons from Green Bay Ballroom earlier in the afternoon. It looks like those lessons paid off. A dance floor was brought in and was filled throughout the […] → Read More

Sassu Pet Therapy will bring healing at the upcoming Waukesha Christmas Parade

Sassu was the first dog of the non-profit named after her → Read More

The Dish on Wisconsin Supper Clubs: The Waters in New London

NEW LONDON, WI (WFRV) – Whether you dock your boat in the back, or roll in from the front, it’s not just soup and salad with supper but a super salad bar that awaits at “The Waters” supper club. The salad bar on Saturdays extends along half of the dining room and is constantly tended […] → Read More

Green Bay volunteer marks 25 years as an advocate for abused and neglected children

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Lou Shea speaks for the children who cannot speak for themselves. Someone to ensure the child is heard in court and kept safe at home. She’s been doing this for 25 years. “You know some of these kids have been through horrific things,” Shea revealed. “Things that you or I, […] → Read More

The Dish on Wisconsin Supper Clubs: Moxie’s in Casco beckons with polka and broasted chicken

CASCO, WI (WFRV) – If you venture to Moxie’s Supper Club, be sure to bring your appetite, your sense of humor, and your dancing shoes. This Wisconsin Supper Club in Kewaunee County is known for bringing good old-fashioned polka to generations of families who gather here for weekly supper and special occasions alike. “We’re a […] → Read More

Green Bay Packers announce next round of public practices

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The Green Bay Packers announced Friday the schedule for next week’s practices that are open to the public. The public practices of the training camp on Aug. 1, 2, and 4 will begin at 10:30 a.m. The opening week of training camp has been well attended. This is the first time fans […] → Read More

‘Return to normalcy’: Packers release 2022 financials

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The Green Bay Packers have released their annual financials and President and CEO Mark Murphy said the storyline is clear. “This year is a return to normalcy. I think for all of us it was nice.” The operating profit this year was $77.7 million, which was a turnaround from the […] → Read More

The Dish on Wisconsin Supper Clubs: Krabbe’s Kountry Klub in Seymour

SEYMOUR, WI (WFRV) – Even on a Monday night, the parking lot at Krabbe’s Kountry Klub in Seymour is packed. If you rushed to get there, the welcome signs say it all; time to slow down. Owner Steve Krabbe is behind the bar where they offer all forms of Old Fashioned. His wife Cheri keeps […] → Read More

Wisconsin volunteers escort families of the fallen to the Law Enforcement Memorial Week candlelight vigil

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Hundreds of survivors of fallen law enforcement officers gathered in Washington D.C. Friday night for the annual candlelight vigil. Volunteers with the Northeast Wisconsin chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors or C.O.P.S. served as escorts for the families. Local 5 News had the chance to speak briefly with one of […] → Read More

Green Bay charity is on alert for possible resettlement of families displaced by Ukraine War

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The executive director of Catholic Charities tells Local 5 News that the organization is on alert should families impacted by the war in Ukraine seek housing in the United States. “What we know is that if they will be coming to America, they’ll be looking for sponsorship,” Karmen Lemke said […] → Read More

The Dish on Wisconsin Supper Clubs: Club Chalet offers more than 40 ice cream drinks

TOWN OF SCOTT, WI (WFRV) – Almost immediately after Local 5 News aired a story about a social media group called “Wisconsin Supper Club Enthusiasts” viewers said they were hungry for more. So, we decided to sink our teeth into the legends of Club Chalet in the Town of Scott. The supper club has stood […] → Read More

80-year-old volunteer gets bells ringing again at Zion Lutheran Church in Appleton

APPLETON, WI (WFRV) – When the bells ring at Zion Lutheran Church in Appleton you can thank retired electrical engineer Gary Neumann. He’s 80 years young and for years now has quietly been going about fixing anything that needs it. “They needed help,” he tells Local 5 News. “I like rebuilding old things.” If it […] → Read More

Green Bay woman develops a revolutionary app with the help of Greater Green Bay Chamber’s Urban Hub

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Financial Adviser Nicole Tilot is being celebrated for a software company she developed that transfers medical records for insurance underwriting electronically instead of on paper. “It makes it a lot faster and easier to get insurance coverage and makes the process a lot less time-consuming and stressful,” Tilot told Local […] → Read More

Badger Box food program feeds the hungry with all Wisconsin made products, launches in Keshena

KESHENA, Wis. (WFRV) – The St. Michael Church Food Pantry started handing out free “Badger Boxes” Tuesday to Menominee County and Reservation residents. All the food inside was made, grown, or harvested in Wisconsin. Pantry coordinator Pat Gwidt was beaming as she looked over all the fresh produce, dairy, and even yogurt-covered cherries. “Look at […] → Read More

Green Bay Youth Rugby takes home several awards

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The Green Bay Youth Rugby Program, which includes Youth Flag (K-8), Middle School Tackle for boys and girls (6-8), and High School Tackle for boys and girls, was named Program of the Year by Wisconsin Youth Rugby. The award was announced at The Rugby Summit in Oshkosh which is an […] → Read More

Help Heroes of Ukraine ships off 40,000 lbs. of donations from Green Bay

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Nearly 40,000 lb. of donations for the people of Ukraine left St. Matthew Orthodox Church in Green Bay Monday. The Help Heroes of Ukraine donation drive says it is the largest shipment in the four rounds of supplies they’ve been sending since the Russian invasion started. They have everything from […] → Read More

Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon brings “For Wisconsin” Pop up shop to Green Bay

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Spring elections don’t traditionally engage voters. But Eau Claire native and musician Justin Vernon is hoping to change that. Vernon’s “For Wisconsin” group has set up a community center at 333 North Broadway in downtown Green Bay. For the next five days, the center will offer free activities, food, and […] → Read More

Expansion of Wisconsin 15 from Greenville to Hortonville starts on April Fool’s Day

GREENVILLE, Wis. (WFRV) – It’s no joke. The orange barrels are out and the highly anticipated expansion of portions of Wisconsin 15 in the Fox Valley begins April 1st, weather permitting. They hope to complete the transition to a four-lane, divided highway between Greenville and Hortonville by the fall of next year. The increase in […] → Read More

Local 5’s Tom Zalaski honored as Local Broadcast Legend

(WFRV) – The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation has announced the 2022 Local Broadcast Legends honorees, and one of them you know quite well. Local 5’s Tom Zalaski is a 2022 Local Broadcast Legend and will be honored this summer. Below is a statement written by Local 5’s Michele McCormack that was submitted before the Wisconsin […] → Read More

Positively Wisconsin: Mavis Mier is an MVP in hunger relief at Paul’s Pantry

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Mavis Mier, 88, has been a fixture at Paul’s Pantry for 38 years. You can often find her smiling face in the produce aisle. “I just like everything to look nice,” she tells Local 5 News. She says it doesn’t seem like she’s been volunteering for nearly four decades. “It’s […] → Read More