Thursday, November 01, 2018

Eye on Oshkosh - Festival of Gratitude and Solutions Recovery, taped 11-...

On the most recent episode of Eye on Oshkosh, host Cheryl Hentz talks with Rev. Tom Willadsen, about the annual Festival of Gratitude – something he has been involved with spearheading for several years. This year’s event will be held at The Grand Opera House in Oshkosh, making it the 9th
year The Grand has hosted it. In past years the event has been interfaith but this year will also feature non-faith groups. Willadsen says they’ve realized that not everyone belongs to a faith, and yet, are part of our community and have things to be grateful for, as well. This year’s event will also be in Braille and signed for those who are hearing-impaired.  The event will be held on Monday, Nov. 19th beginning at 7pm and is free and open to all members of the community. A freewill offering will be taken to help cover costs.
In the second segment, Hentz talks with folks from Solutions Recovery, Inc., about their organization and how they help people in recovery or are members of a 12-step program. Joining her in the conversation are Operations Director Trevor Fenrich, Club Manager Ellie Edwards, and Board Member Jenna Washuleski. The discussion centered around what the organization does, who it’s open to, how it is supported and how people can get involved. They also talked about things on their wish list, if someone wants to help with something other than a financial contribution.

The show can be seen here or by following this link: 

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Journey Together Service Dog, Inc. and its unique prison dog program

In this episode of Eye on Oshkosh, host Cheryl Hentz spends the hour chatting with Pam Schubert, board member; Jenny Dubie, vice-president; and Brenda Cirricione, president of Journey Together Service Dog, Inc. The organization is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization in Oshkosh, WI, whose mission is to "provide highly trained service dogs to people diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Dogs are placed at no charge with qualified Wisconsin residents."
Journey Together has developed a unique prison dog program with the Oshkosh Correctional Institution, whereby dogs in training reside at the Oshkosh Correctional Institution. According to their website "Inmates apply to become dog handlers. Those accepted into the program volunteer their time to provide care and training of the dogs. Community volunteers also play key roles in the program. Some go into the prison to instruct training classes for the Inmates. Others take dogs on trips in public so that the dogs can gain the experience essential for them to be service dogs for individuals that have been diagnosed with PTSD."
The prison dog program was discussed in-depth during the show. The women also explained the differences between service dogs, therapy dogs, and emotional support animals. As an added bonus, the women brought three dogs - Patton, Midnight, and Yates - who are currently in training, and they demonstrated the kinds of things they can do for the people they are eventually matched with.
This organization provides a tremendous service to people suffering from PTSD, as well as to the inmates who are dedicated to working with and training these dogs. You can learn more about Journey Together at And you can see the show in its entirety here or by following this link:

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Eye on Oshkosh on the Radio visits with folks from the local library and museum

An Episode of Eye on Oshkosh on the Radio was recorded on Monday, Oct. 8 featuring guests from the Oshkosh Public Library and the Oshkosh Public Museum. You’ll want to check out this hour-long radio program to get all the latest information of what’s going on at both the library and museum, including their holiday programming, some of which is getting underway now, in advance of Halloween. 
The program will run for two weeks beginning on Wednesday Oct. 10, 2018. Eye on Oshkosh on the Radio airs on Wednesdays at 5 pm and Saturdays at 8 pm. Tune in to WOCT, 101.9 FM directly on your “dial,” or listen to it on the TuneIn Radio app on your Smart Phone.

Monday, October 08, 2018

Eye On Oshkosh - Oshkosh Area Humane Society - taped 10-4-18

In this edition of Eye on Oshkosh, host Cheryl Hentz talks with Joni Geiger and Cheryl Rosenthal from the Oshkosh Area Humane Society about a variety of shelter subjects and animal protection and welfare in general. Among the topics discussed were how the most recent annual Walk for
the Animals went and how much money was raised for the shelter’s medical fund; the need for a new van for transporting animals and how you can help with that need; a new low-cost spay/neuter program for cats; the church’s Pet Food Pantry; a new adoption venue the shelter tried; and other general ways to keep your pets safe, especially if they go missing. The show can be seen here or by
clicking on this link:

Friday, October 05, 2018

Wisconsin State Patrol Law of the Month for October 2018

Headlights help motorists see what’s ahead - and allow other travelers to see you

Fall is a time of year when hours of daylight grow shorter and weather conditions like fog can create challenges for motorists. The Wisconsin State Patrol’s October Law of the Month covers laws and safety tips on proper vehicle lighting.
“Keeping all lights on your vehicle clean and functioning properly allows drivers to see what’s ahead and will help ensure that other travelers can see you,” Wisconsin State Patrol Captain Ryan Chaffee of the Northeast Region/Fond du Lac Post said. “It’s also a good idea to clean the outside and inside of your vehicle’s windows to help enhance vision and reduce glare.”
  • State law requires drivers to use headlights during hours of darkness - defined as the period from one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise - and all other times when there is insufficient natural light to clearly see a person or vehicle 500 feet away (equivalent to about one-and-a-half football fields). Driving with defective vehicle lights can result in a warning from law enforcement requiring vehicle owners to complete needed repairs within a specified time frame. State law (347.06) provides for a citation of $163 and assessment of three demerit points for operating a motor vehicle without required lamps lighted.
  •  State law (347.12) requires drivers to dim their headlights whenever approaching or following within 500 feet of another vehicle.
  • In 2016, state law was revised to require headlight use any time that weather conditions (such as fog, rain or snow) make it difficult to discern objects 500 feet away.
 “Many modern vehicles have an automatic headlight setting that functions well in most driving scenarios,” Captain Chaffee said. “But, when in doubt, it’s a good idea to simply click on your vehicle’s low beam headlights.”

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Space Day coming to EAA Aviation Museum

Event also features 17-year-old with goal of flying on Mars mission
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (September 25, 2018) — From full-size replicas of Mercury and Gemini space capsules to hands-on fun activities showing the physics of space flight, the EAA Aviation Museum will be “Mission Control” for its annual Space Day on Saturday, October 6. All Space Day activities are included with regular museum admission.
The Space Discovery for Kids experiences will be available from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. It includes a new virtual reality space experience, the popular “Houston, We Have an Omelet” space capsule-building activity, construction of straw and fizzy rockets, space-themed flight simulators, and a full-size replica of a Mercury project space capsule. Aviore, the Stan Lee Foundation-donated superhero for the EAA Young Eagles program, will also be present throughout the day.
Along with the hands-on activities, two guests from two generations who share a passion for space flight will be the scheduled speakers:
3 p.m. — Alyssa Carson, a 17-year-old with a goal of flying on a manned mission to Mars, will share her already-formidable experiences with NASA. She began five years ago by being the first person visit all 14 NASA visitor centers as part of a NASA Passport program. Since then, she has participated in numerous NASA programs, including national programs discussing future flights to Mars. Carson also already has her own NASA call sign, “Blueberry.”
5 p.m. — This year’s keynote presenter is Al Worden, command module pilot for the Apollo 15 mission in 1971 that included David Scott and James Irwin. Worden is the holder of two unique Guinness World Records: The first person to perform a “deep space” walk outside the low Earth orbit, and a record as the “Most Isolated Human” that occurred when he was piloting the Apollo 15 command capsule some 2,235 miles from his fellow astronauts on the moon and more than 250,000 miles away from any other human.
As part of the special Space Day activities on October 6, lunch will be available for purchase at the museum from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
About EAA Aviation Museum
The EAA Aviation Museum is located just off Interstate 41 at the Highway 44 exit in Oshkosh. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EAA members receive free museum admission year-round. For more information, call the EAA Aviation Museum at (920) 426-6108 or visit

Oshkosh Avenue closure anticipated to start October 1, 2018

The City of Oshkosh will be closing Oshkosh Avenue at Fox Street and Punhoqua Street for sanitary sewer construction within these intersections. The closure is anticipated to last about four weeks.

The Oshkosh Common Council approved the closure of Oshkosh Avenue on September 25. This closure is required for PTS Contractors, Inc. to complete the work required within the intersections of Fox Street and Oshkosh Avenue, and Punhoqua Street and Oshkosh Avenue in a safe manner for both the Contractor’s employees and the travelling public. This work includes an excavation in excess of twenty feet (20’) in depth.

The closure is scheduled to start Monday, October 1, and will be closed for approximately four weeks. Access will be maintained for the residents and businesses on Oshkosh Avenue and in surrounding neighborhoods. Signs have been posted in the area advising of the street closing.

The posted detour will be:
Eastbound: Koeller Street south to Witzel Avenue, east to Sawyer Street, north back to Oshkosh Avenue.
Westbound: Sawyer Street south to Witzel Avenue, west to Koeller Street, north back to Oshkosh Avenue.

Motorists are urged to plan alternate routes and expect delays due to the closure. As always, please be cautious when approaching any construction zone.

For more information and for the weekly lane closure update, visit the City’s website at or contact the Public Works Department at (920) 236-5065.