Large disturbance investigation
GREEN BAY – The Green Bay Police Department said a large disturbance at 3 a.m. Sunday, June 13, at Taqueria Michoacan, 1207 E Mason St., is still under investigation, and officers are working with the business to prevent further issues.
Anyone with information or video not already located on social media is asked to call Green Bay Police at (920) 448-3208 and reference report 22-230333.
Or submit a tip online at 432stop.com or utilize the P3 Tips app.
Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Green Bay Area Crime Stoppers at (920) 432-STOP (7867).
Live-burn fire training
ASHWAUBENON – Together with De Pere Fire Rescue, Ashwaubenon Public Safety conducted live-burn fire training sessions this week at an old warehouse located at 834 Morris Ave. in the Village of Ashwaubenon.
The blighted steel warehouse and gravel parking lot is planned to be replaced by a four-story, 89-room Hampton Inn hotel.
A site plan for the project was approved by the Village Board earlier this year.
Pedestrian fatality on Harbor Winds Drive
SUAMICO – A 9-year-old girl died Tuesday, June 14, after being struck by her mother’s SUV in the Village of Suamico.
Brown County Sheriff’s officials said the accident happened around 7:40 a.m. on Harbor Winds Drive at Bay Mist Court.
Lt. Scott Vande Voort said the investigation revealed that the girl was running alongside her mother’s SUV when she fell and was struck.
Sadly, the child died at the scene as a result of the injuries sustained.
Investigators said the mother is cooperating with authorities and neither drugs or alcohol are believed to be factors.
County resource handbook now available
BROWN COUNTY – The Brown County Community Resource handbook, which provides descriptions and contact information for more than 400 agencies and organizations, has been updated and the 2022 version can be viewed through the county’s website.
The book was developed by Brown County Extension FoodWise as part of a food security initiative.
A paper handbook can be purchased for $4.
Mistaken for real guns
GREEN BAY – The Green Bay Police Department is stressing the danger of residents carrying what can look like realistic guns after a recent situation.
The department said several gel/splatter guns were recently turned over to officers after responding to a suspicious situation – noting some of these guns are very realistic-looking and can be mistaken for a real gun.
Officers also cautioned that while these guns may be gel or splatter guns, they can still cause injury or damage.
Sip ‘n Safari returns to zoo
SUAMICO – The NEW Zoological Society is hosting its second Sip ‘n Safari event Tuesday, June 21, at the NEW Zoo and Adventure Park.
The adult-only, rain-or-shine event includes a tour of the zoo with samples of wines, ciders, seltzers, cheeses and fruit along the way.
New this year includes live performances by Homegrown and Acoustic Mayhem.
Online-only tickets are available at newzoosociety.org/store/Sip-n-Safari-Event-Ticket-p354820774.
Temporary road closure
GREEN BAY – The City of Green Bay announced the temporary closure of south Taylor Street from Ninth Street to Seventh Street through Friday, Aug. 26, for bridge replacement.
Access to residences and businesses will be maintained throughout construction.
All closures, detours and work are weather-dependent and subject to change.
Back-ups are anticipated and motorists are advised to find alternate routes.
Juneteenth celebrations planned
GREEN BAY – Area leaders, government officials and community members will gather this weekend to commemorate Juneteenth, a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.
The 2nd annual Juneteenth parade, complete with floats, marching bands, cars and dancers, is planned for Saturday, June 18, from 10-11 a.m. at Pine and Quincy Streets.
Free festivities will follow at Whitney Park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The parade/event is sponsored by the City of Green Bay, the Green Bay Police Department, the Green Bay Fire Department, the African American Community Parent Network (AACPN) and the Brown County Sheriff’s Office.
The 3rd annual Juneteenth Celebrations, sponsored by We All Rise African American Resource Center, will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Joanne’s Park, 215 S. Baird St.
More information on the event is available on Facebook.
Two Bay Port students earn perfect ACT score
HOWARD-SUAMICO – Two Bay Port High School students have joined the ranks of a select few – earning the highest possible ACT composite score of 36.
Less than 0.5% of test-takers earn a perfect ACT score each year.
Bay Port High School juniors William Schlueter and Cara Wreen each received a perfect score.
Aside from his academic success, Schlueter, the son of Dr. Ellen Neuhaus and Dr.
Thomas Schlueter, is also a member of the Bay Port soccer and tennis teams, as well as the chess club and chemistry club.
He also serves as a teacher’s aide in chemistry.
Wreen is the daughter of Dr. Hye-Kyung Kim and Dr. Michael Wreen.
She performed viola at Carnegie Hall in February 2022 as a member of the High School Performance Honors Series.
Wreen also serves as one of two student representatives to the Howard-Suamico School District Board of Education.
Silver Knight Award nominations
DE PERE – Nominations are being sought for the 2022 De Pere Community Silver Knight Award now through the close of business on Aug. 14.
Each year, the award is given to an individual nominated by De Pere service clubs, civic organizations or members of the community.
Recipients are selected by a vote of past winners.
Nominees must have been a resident of one of the De Pere School districts for at least five consecutive years and live in the De Pere community at the time of nomination.
For more details visit deperesilverknight.org.
NDA blood drive
GREEN BAY – Notre Dame Academy (NDA), in partnership with the American Red Cross, will host a community blood drive from 8:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, on campus, located at 610 Maryhill Drive.
Organizers said donors of all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, B negative and A negative.
For more information or to make an appointment to donate, email [email protected] or go to the Red
Law Firm of Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry hire Sommers
GREEN BAY – Attorney Christina D. Sommers has joined the legal team at the Law Firm of Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry, S.C.
Sommers specializes in personal and commercial litigation matters, with an emphasis on cases involving medical negligence, personal injury and construction disputes.
She earned her Juris Doctorate from George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., and holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Rice University in Houston.
“Christina brings a solid educational foundation, significant litigation experience and enthusiasm for her clients and their individual litigation needs,” Attorney and shareholder Robert Charles said.
Nonprofit groups needed for gameday
GREEN BAY – PMI Entertainment Group, which provides gameday services for the Green Bay Packers, said nonprofit volunteer groups are needed for post-game cleaning, recycling, seat rental and ticket scanning at Lambeau Field for the 2022 season.
Depending on group size and assignment, organizations can earn $300-$1,000 for helping with the various tasks available.
Church groups, college and high school athletic teams and organizations, booster clubs and volunteer fire departments are all examples of eligible groups.
Interested nonprofits should call (920) 405-1175 or e-mail [email protected]
Oneida One Stops awards grants
ONEIDA RESERVATION – Oneida One Stops, in partnership with U.S. Oil and Exxon Mobil, awarded $500 grants to six local schools as part of the Education Alliance program.
Funds were presented to Oneida High School, Oneida Middle School, Oneida Elementary School, MacArthur Elementary School (Green Bay), Pulaski High School and Pioneer Elementary School (Ashwaubenon).
The schools were nominated by Oneida Retail for the grants, which are intended to help each school maintain/create science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs.
Each school was selected by Exxon Mobil.
Summer Playground Program
GREEN BAY – The Summer Playground Program, which offers organized activities at a variety of parks throughout the City of Green Bay, is up and running.
The supervised playground program has “parkees” onsite from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday from now until Aug. 19 (closed on Monday, July 4).
The program, which includes activities, special events, games, sports and lunch provided by the Green Bay Public Schools’ summer lunch program, is geared toward children ages 6-18.
More information on the program and specific parks offering it can be found at greenbaywi.gov.
Charity cornhole tournament
GREEN BAY – To help celebrate their fourth anniversary, On the Mark Dyslexia Clinic is hosting a cornhole tournament starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 18, at Astor Park in Green Bay.
Entry fee to the tournament is $40 per team, with 25% of proceeds going to event winners and 75% to the clinic.
Online registration is available at onthemarkdyslexiaclinic.com.
The event will also have a basket raffle.
Tickets are $2 for one, $5 for three, $10 for seven and $20 for 15.
Winners do not need to be present to win.
Salvation Army pantry help
GREEN BAY – The Salvation Army is looking to the community for help in restocking its pantry with dry goods so it can continue to provide well-rounded pantry bags to its clients.
Some needed items include rice, dry beans, hamburger helper, dry potatoes, jello, pancake mix and syrup.
Those interested in donating can:
Drop off donations at 626 Union Court.
Shop the organization’s online Walmart Registry for Good and have pantry donations shipped directly to the Salvation Army.
Purchase a Meijer Simply Give card when checking out at Meijer in Howard.
Contact the Salvation Army for any questions.
Local officer’s volunteer efforts recognized
GREEN BAY – Green Bay Police Officer Shelley Kastern recently received the Community Service Award from the Rotary Club of Green Bay.
Kastern, an 18-year veteran of the department assigned to the near west side, was recognized for her volunteer efforts with Special Olympics.