It almost seems like if all the people involved in making a new pedestrian, bicycle and fishing bridge connecting the Little Chute and Kaukauna trail networks happen were to link hands, they, too, could stretch 1,133 feet across the Fox River. Work started almost three weeks ago but a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday (Aug. 18) officially […]
When the Village of Little Chute and City of Kaukauna proposed an 1,100-foot pedestrian and bicycle bridge connecting the two communities across the Fox River, even with money coming from Outagamie County and both municipalities, the $2.5 million project was going to require more than $1 million from grants and donations. That challenge got a […]
The Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region has received an estate gift of more than $100 million, the largest single gift in its 32-year history and among the largest ever in Wisconsin. The gift, arranged by former media executive David L. Nelson and his wife, Rita, has established the David L. and Rita E. Nelson […]
“The Friendly City” has lived up to its nickname, producing a large group of volunteers to help their neighbors for a Habitat for Humanity Rock the Block campaign. The all-out volunteer blitz to clean up and fix up the Fassbender Park neighborhood of Kaukauna launched Monday and continues through Saturday. This is the final year of […]
Rock the Block will roll into Kaukauna this spring, taking its volunteer-powered home repair juggernaut into the Fassbender Park neighborhood. The Kaukauna event is scheduled for May 1-6. Fassbender is a small, triangular park on Crooks Avenue (Hwy 55) just south of the Fox River and adjacent to the former F&M Bank headquarters. The area to […]
Linda Dums, For USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin (Published in The Post-Crescent on Oct. 8, 2016) For the last 16 years, Kaukauna students in third, fourth and fifth grades have been experiencing cultural arts, thanks to the Walsh Family Fund. And even though Marian Walsh died last fall, her husband Joe is continuing the mission they began. […]
The Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region celebrated Earth Day on April 22 by announcing two grants from its Environmental Sustainability Partnership grant program totaling nearly $50,000 to improve water quality in the lower Fox River and build an amphitheater at Waupaca’s Eco Park. The Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance received $23,900 to develop a database […]
My coworker Rosie Sprangers and I recently attended an emotional presentation of iPads to eight amazing students from the Kaukauna Area School District. Why was it so special? The students have cognitive or developmental disabilities, and iPads help them communicate more effectively at school and home.