Loudenbeck campaign: Secretary of State campaign launch fundraiser

Campaign Launch Party for Amy Loudenbeck for Secretary of State Special Guest: Congressman Bryan Steil Monday, December 13th 5:30 to 7pm The Butterfly Club 5246 E. County Road X Beloit, WI Featuring Mike and Hector’s Famous Appetizer Buffet and cash bar Suggested contribution: $46 per person, all contributions gratefully accepted Personal contributions up to $20,000 per person. Conduit accepted, No PAC or corporate checks. Payable to: VOTE AMY WI PO Box 527 Madison WI 53701 Please RSVP to danielle@voteamywi.com or 608-352-8524

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Kenosha Kingfish: Gov. Evers announces Kingfish as recipient of minor league sports grant

Kenosha, WIS. – Governor Evers announced today that the Kenosha Kingfish are one of 17 recipients of a grant made available to minor league sports teams throughout Wisconsin as part of the Minor League Sports Grant that was announced last summer.  The grants are funded by the American Rescue Plan and will go a long way in helping the organization recover from the negative impacts of the pandemic. “The Kingfish have long played a big role in bringing our community together,” said team President Steve Malliet.“ We would like to thank Governor Evers for recognizing the important role that the

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La Crosse Loggers: Gov. Evers announces Loggers as recipient of minor league sports grant

LA CROSSE, WIS. – Governor Evers announced today that the La Crosse Loggers are one of 17 recipients of a grant made available to minor league sports teams throughout Wisconsin as part of the Minor League Sports Grant that was announced last summer.  The grants are funded by the American Rescue Plan of 2021. Revenues in 2020, relative to what was received by the Loggers in 2019, were down almost 70%.  While the 2021 season showed a trend towards a return to normalcy, the negative economic effects of the 2020 pandemic also carried over into a second season.   “We are

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Marquette University: Alumni couple launches $10 million giving challenge to transform and integrate student health, wellness and recreation services

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell announced today that an anonymous alumni couple has launched a $10 million giving challenge to transform and integrate the university’s student health, wellness and recreation services. The major gift propels Marquette toward realizing a vision and long-stated priority to improve campus health and wellness by physically bringing together three key student-centric areas: fitness and recreation, medical services, and mental health services. “Thanks to the leadership of our generous donors, we have an urgent opportunity to significantly enhance the student experience and shape a culture of wellness at Marquette,” President Lovell said. “We

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U.S. Rep. Kind: Joins colleagues in calling on administration to end government purchases of PFAS-made products

La Crosse, WI – Today, Rep. Ron Kind announced that he joined 62 of his colleagues in sending a letter to Chair Brenda Mallory of the Council on Environmental Quality urging U.S. agencies to avoid purchasing products containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). These harmful forever chemicals have been linked to serious health and environmental risks.     As the Administration intends to release an updated executive order soon on sustainable government procurement, Rep. Kind and his colleagues wrote, “Our understanding is that the Council on Environmental Quality is finalizing an Executive Order (EO) to guide sustainable procurement by the federal government. It is important to human health and the

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Rep. Shankland: Amherst-initiated roadside responder safety bill becomes law

On December 6, Governor Tony Evers signed Assembly Bill 297 into law at the Amherst Fire District, where it all began with one idea – protecting first responders from reckless drivers. The event was a reminder of the power of one person’s voice, and how together, we can make a lasting impact in our communities and state. Over three years ago, Assistant Chief Brian Swan lit the spark for this effort. When a driver ran into a fire truck in nearby Waupaca, he knew it was time to take action, and he brought me and Sen. Testin to the station

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Dept. of Justice: Vilas County woman sentenced for stealing $400,000 from elderly victim

MADISON, Wis. – Attorney General Josh Kaul today announced that Kassie A. Wujkowski, 29, of Arbor Vitae, was sentenced to 18 months initial confinement followed by 18.5 years of extended supervision and ordered to pay $302,960.54 in restitution in relation to the theft of over $400,000 from a 70-year-old individual Wujkowski provided in-home care for. Wujkowski pled guilty to two counts of theft greater than $10,000 on November 30, 2021. “Elder fraud and exploitation is a growing problem, with an estimated $77.8 million lost annually in Wisconsin. It is also a vastly underreported crime,” said Attorney General Kaul. “Anyone in

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Skylight Music Theatre: Fundraiser starring Tony Award winner Stephanie J. Block raises record amount

Milwaukee, Wis. (December 7, 2021) —  Skylight Music Theatre held its annual Skylight Night fundraiser on Saturday, November 6, 2021 with entertainment by Broadway star and Tony Award winner Stephanie J. Block. The gala evening raised more than $65,000 to support Skylight Music Theatre, the highest amount since 2009. Founded in 1959, Skylight is Milwaukee’s professional Equity music theatre company and the largest employer of Wisconsin actors in the state. The gala evening was held at the Woman’s Club of Wisconsin and featured the concert, gourmet dinner and live auction with items ranging from Bucks tickets to a Colorado condo vacation

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Wisconsin Historical Society: Announces the listing of Baraboo Chicago & North Western Depot and Division Offices on the State Register of Historic Places

Baraboo, WI. – The Wisconsin Historical Society announces the listing of the Baraboo Chicago & North Western Depot and Division Offices in Baraboo, Sauk County, on the State Register of Historic Places.   The Baraboo Chicago & North Western Depot and Division Office is the only surviving building representing railroad transportation in Baraboo. The Chicago & North Western Railway was one of the leading employers in Baraboo into the 1920s. From its opening in 1902 until 1933, the Baraboo Depot was the center of railroad activities along a 219-mile section of the line that stretched from northern Illinois nearly to

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Dept. of Justice: Chippewa County OID records from October 8, 2021

Recently, the Chippewa County District Attorney issued his decision regarding the death of Lance Stelzer, which occurred on October 8, 2021 in the Township of Goetz. The district attorney determined there will be no criminal charges for involved law enforcement. The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation investigative file can be viewed on the DOJ website. Digital photo, video, and audio records can be viewed here.

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Loudenbeck campaign: Secretary of State campaign launch fundraiser

Campaign Launch Party for Amy Loudenbeck for Secretary of State Special Guest: Congressman Bryan Steil Monday, December 13th 5:30 to 7pm The Butterfly Club 5246 E. County Road X Beloit, WI Featuring Mike and Hector’s Famous Appetizer Buffet and cash bar Suggested contribution: $46 per person, all contributions gratefully accepted Personal contributions

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Marquette University: Alumni couple launches $10 million giving challenge to transform and integrate student health, wellness and recreation services

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell announced today that an anonymous alumni couple has launched a $10 million giving challenge to transform and integrate the university’s student health, wellness and recreation services. The major gift propels Marquette toward realizing a vision and long-stated priority to improve campus health

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U.S. Rep. Kind: Joins colleagues in calling on administration to end government purchases of PFAS-made products

La Crosse, WI – Today, Rep. Ron Kind announced that he joined 62 of his colleagues in sending a letter to Chair Brenda Mallory of the Council on Environmental Quality urging U.S. agencies to avoid purchasing products containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). These harmful forever chemicals have been linked to serious health and environmental risks.    

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Wisconsin Historical Society: Announces the listing of Baraboo Chicago & North Western Depot and Division Offices on the State Register of Historic Places

Baraboo, WI. – The Wisconsin Historical Society announces the listing of the Baraboo Chicago & North Western Depot and Division Offices in Baraboo, Sauk County, on the State Register of Historic Places.   The Baraboo Chicago & North Western Depot and Division Office is the only surviving building representing railroad

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Dept. of Justice: Chippewa County OID records from October 8, 2021

Recently, the Chippewa County District Attorney issued his decision regarding the death of Lance Stelzer, which occurred on October 8, 2021 in the Township of Goetz. The district attorney determined there will be no criminal charges for involved law enforcement. The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation

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