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The Green Bay officer narrowly missed him in a hit-and-run

GREEN BAY – A Green Bay police officer was conducting a traffic stop Tuesday, April 26, when his police motorcycle was pulled over by another motorist.

The officer was standing by the motorcycle and tapping data into the motorcycle-mounted mobile data terminal when the accident occurred, he sustained only minor injuries.

The vehicle fled the scene after the accident, but was found again a short time later.

The driver of the vehicle was reported for hit and run, careless driving and driving without a valid driver’s license.

Green Bay Police are urging motorists to stay focused while driving, especially when motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians are back on the road.

Denver service resumes at GRB

BROWN COUNTY — Frontier Airlines’ seasonal nonstop service between Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB) and Denver International Airport (DEN) has officially resumed.

“It’s not surprising that travelers love the service,” said Airport Director Marty Piette. “Besides being non-stop, Frontier is a travel-friendly airline with competitive fares and the ability to customize trips to suit different needs and budgets.”

Piette said the service, which operates on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, will run until mid-autumn or later, depending on traveler demand.

WIS 57/County K improvements begin May 2nd

BROWN COUNTY — Construction on the $2 million WIS 57/County K intersection project in the city of Scott is scheduled to begin Monday, May 2.

WIS 57 will remain open during the construction period.

During the construction work, which is expected to be completed in August, there will be numerous turning maneuvers and local road closures.

The aim of the project is to prevent further ricochets at the intersection and to reduce the number and type of collision points from 42 to 12.

For more information about the project, see: wisconsindot.gov/Pages/projects/by-region/ne/54kscott/default.aspx.

Working together to support pollinators

BROWN COUNTY – The cities of De Pere and Green Bay are offering their residents the opportunity to volunteer for No Mow May 2022, an initiative that encourages people to stop mowing or mow less frequently for the month of May to conserve preseason resources to support bees and other pollinators.

“The City of De Pere is constantly looking for ways to promote sustainability and environmental responsibility,” said De Pere Mayor James Boyd. “With this optional No Mow May initiative, we continue that mission and join a growing number of communities who are finding new ways to support and help our pollinators.”

Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich said he is pleased that the city is participating this year.

“This initiative is a natural outcome of our efforts as a city to support pollinators by re-evaluating our lawn care practices and focusing on native plantings on city properties,” Genrich said.

Participants are asked to register with their respective city and place their displayed “No Mow May” yard sign in their front yard for the duration of the program.

Memorial service on May 1st

ONEIDA — As of Sunday, a year has passed since the shooting incident at the Radisson Hotel & Casino complex claimed two lives.

In remembrance, the Oneida Nation will hold a Memorial Healing Service with Oneida Spiritual Leader Art Skenandore on May 1 at 8:00 am in front of the Radisson on the lawn by the Memorial Bench.

“An anniversary like this can be difficult for many people as they reflect on what happened and remember those lost or injured that day,” said Steve Ninham, general manager of Radisson Hotel & Casino. “There was many heartbroken and traumatized as a result of what happened and we know many in our community will feel the pain again on this anniversary.”

Community Foundation launches Good Grows Here website

GREEN BAY – The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation announced the launch of an updated website – ggbcf.org – based on its brand promise, “Good Grows Here.”

“The Community Foundation is a place to find opportunities for all of us to work together for the common good,” said President and CEO Dennis Buehler. “When we work together, we create momentum and will to achieve what cannot be achieved alone.”

Moody joins Curative Connections

GREEN BAY – Curative Connections, a local organization that provides services to people with disabilities, brain injuries, mental health issues and older adults, announced the recent hiring of Kari Moody as Director of Donor Engagement and Marketing.

Moody was previously the director of alumni relations at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay for almost 10 years.

“I appreciate the opportunity to make a positive impact on a special organization and the clients that Curative Connections serves,” she said.

In her role, Moody will oversee donor relations, fundraising and marketing initiatives.

Drug take-back initiative

BROWN COUNTY — The Justice Department and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are hosting a prescription drug redemption day at three local village halls on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Drop-off locations include Allouez Village Hall at 1900 Libal St., Bellevue Village Hall at 3100 Eaton Rd., and Suamico Village Hall at 12781 Velp Ave.

Pharmaceutical waste that needs to come from a household rather than a business includes prescription (controlled and uncontrolled) and over-the-counter medicines, ointments, patches, inhalers, non-aerosol sprays, creams, bottles and pet medicines.

Vape pens or other e-cigarette devices with the batteries removed are also accepted.

Prohibited items include: illegal drugs, needles/sharps, acids, aerosol cans, biohazardous materials (anything containing bodily fluids or blood), personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreen), household hazardous waste (paints, pesticides, oil , gas) and mercury thermometers.

This is an anonymous initiative and ID is NOT required.

“Rock Star for a Year”

ASHWAUBENON – The Green Bay Rockers plan to crown one lucky fan as the shining star of the show.

When the gates open at 5:35 am on Tuesday, May 31st, Capital Credit Union Park’s opening day, the first 1,000 fans to walk through the gates will receive a commemorative Rockers vinyl record courtesy by Pepsi. One of these fans will receive a gold record that entitles them to the following $2,000 in VIP perks:

• All-season ticket to the Bud Light Party Patio.

• Custom Rockers Home Shirt with name and number on back.

• $100 Capital Credit Union Park gift card to use on merchandise.

• The ability to throw a first pitch before the game.

• A hand-signed 2022 team stick

• VIP access pass to watch batting practice at home before all home games Monday through Friday.

• Road Ticket Pass to follow the team to all away games.

“This promotion is designed to highlight the fun energy that’s being brought to every Rockers game this summer,” said Vice President and General Manager John Fanta. “One lucky fan will take that energy to a whole new level with this VIP experience.”

Campsite map published

BROWN COUNTY — The Brown County Parks Department has released the map for the long-awaited Reforestation Camp Campground.

Staff said the campground is scheduled to open this summer.

More information will be posted on the department’s Facebook page as the opening approaches.

Community COVID-19 testing site is closing

BROWN COUNTY — The county announced it would close its COVID-19 community testing site on Saturday, April 30.

“At this time, we are confident that the existing COVID-19 testing resources provided by our health and community partners will be sufficient to meet the testing needs of Brown County residents,” said Anna Nick, Public Health Officer of Brown County.

Nick said Brown County Public Health (BCPH) will continue to monitor local COVID-19 activity levels in the county and if levels change and existing testing capacity is exceeded, BCPH will reassess the need to reopen another community testing site.

Visit browncountywi.gov/community/covid-19/covid-19-testing/ or call (920) 448-6400 (press option 3) to find a local testing site.

The Optimist Club donates books to Ashwaubenon schools

ASHWAUBENON — The Ashwaubenon Optimist Club delivered books to a handful of Ashwaubenon elementary school classes on April 22 to support literacy needs.

“We are so grateful to the Optimist Club for their generous donation,” said Sheryl Stathas, district literacy coordinator. “Teachers and students had a lot of fun shopping for titles to add to their classroom libraries.”

Photo exhibition of the historical association

DE PERE – The De Pere Historical Society presents its first photographic exhibition of 2022 at West De Pere High, 655 Grant St.

The slide show will take place on Wednesday, May 4, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The show, presented by Joe Seroogy and McKim Boyd on behalf of the De Pere Historical Society, is themed “Bowling in De Pere”.

A donation of $2 per person is appreciated.

There will also be a live streaming option for viewers unable to attend in person, via a link on the company’s Facebook page.

The De Pere Historical Society has one of the largest collections of vintage photographs in the state and hosts quarterly photo shows.

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