Saturday, July 04, 2015

Summer fun in and around Oshkosh

The latest episode of Eye on Oshkosh is now online. Check it out to learn how you can help support a local non-profit called the Hope Kariwa Foundation - an organization which helps children in Tanzania, Africa. Also during the show, Oshkosh Recreation Department director Al Wenig tells of the many and varied activities for children, older youth and teens, adults and senior citizens that are a part of this summer's recreation program. The show can be seen by following this link: https://youtu.be/SQ9yCio9z6I.

Special event for Independence Day

 

WInnebago County is having a special ceremony at the Winnebago County Courthouse (corner of Jackson and Algoma) on Saturday, July 4th.

 

At 8:00 AM, Sheriff Matz will read the Declaration of Independence from the steps of the Courthouse.

 

This is  a reenactment of what was done 239 years ago to let the people know about the formation of the United States.

 

Parent are encouraged to bring their children. This could be a very “teachable moment”.

Friday, June 19, 2015

The Better Business Bureau can help resolve consumer disputes

The latest episode of Eye on Oshkosh is taped and now uploaded to You Tube. Click here to view the discussion between host Cheryl Hentz and Susan Bach from the Wisconsin Better Business Bureau about how they can help in consumer disputes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9W2cEcnZ8S8 .

Friday, June 12, 2015

Reward offered in Bald Eagle shooting

http://www.humanesociety.org/news/press_releases/2015/06/wi-bald-eagle-poaching-061215.html

     
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Reward Offered in Bald Eagle Shooting
 
ST. CROIX CO., Wisc. (June 12, 2015) —The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the conviction of the person or persons who shot and killed an American bald eagle in St. Croix County. 
 
According to a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources press release, a dead eagle was discovered atop a pile of brush in a pool of blood about 60 yards off the road in the Town of Forest near the intersection of 290th Street and Highway 64 on March 17. The Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Madison confirmed the eagle was killed by a bullet. The bald eagle is a protected wild animal in Wisconsin and is also federally protected under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. Under this act it is illegal to pursue, shoot, shoot at, poison, wound, kill, capture, trap, collect or disturb an eagle.
 
Melissa Tedrowe, Wisconsin state director for The HSUS, said: “This killing was not only a senseless act, but a serious crime. We’re grateful to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for its tireless work to protect bald eagles in our state and we hope that our reward will encourage anyone with information to come forward.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Warden Kruse at 715-531-7667, or call or text the DNR Hotline 1-800-TIP-WDNR or 1-800-847-9367. Tipsters can remain anonymous.
 
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Media Contact: Naseem Amini, 240-778-5545, namini@humanesociety.org
Subscribe to Wayne Pacelle’s blog, A Humane Nation. Follow The HSUS Media Relations department on Twitter for the latest animal welfare news.
 
The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest animal protection organization, rated most effective by our peers. For 60 years, we have celebrated the protection of all animals and confronted all forms of cruelty. We are the nation’s largest provider of hands-on services for animals, caring for more than 100,000 animals each year, and we prevent cruelty to millions more through our advocacy campaigns. Read more about our 60 years of transformational change for animals and people, and visit us online at humanesociety.org.
 
Since 1993 the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust, alone or in partnership with other conservation groups, has participated in the protection of more than 1.8 million acres of wildlife habitat in 39 states, and nine foreign countries, including 1,004 acres in Wisconsin. On all properties owned by the Trust or protected by the Trust's conservation easement, both here and abroad, we prohibit recreational and commercial hunting and trapping and restrict logging and development. The Trust's commitment to these principles will never change as we continue to assist caring landowners to make their property permanent, safe homes for wildlife. Join our online community atwildlifelandtrust.org.
 
The Humane Society of the United States
2100 L Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.  20037
Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty

Friday, June 05, 2015

Eye on Oshkosh discusses racial literacy

The most recent episode of Eye on Oshkosh focuses on racial literacy and why it's so important in today's society, whether you're an individual living in a small community, an organization looking to expand the diversity in its workforce, or a community which is open to using every avenue available to it to grow its economy and leverage everything it can for its economic development. Watch the episode here: http://youtu.be/d4t1lY1OTAM .

Friday, May 22, 2015

OSHKOSH AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT CONDUCTS FIRST PARENT INFORMATIONAL MEETING ON THE “LEARNING WITHOUT LIMITS” 1 TO 1 INITIATIVE


The Oshkosh Area School District will be inviting parents of students who will be in grades 9 through 12 for the 15-16 school year to participate in a parent information night. The focus of this evening will be to provide parents with updated information and answer questions about the district “Learning without Limits” initiative. This initiative, approved by voters in April 2014, will provide students in grades 9-12 with inexpensive, yet powerful, Chromebooks. These devices will provide students with access to important information and give them the ability to participate in 21st century learning activities.
The meeting will be held in the Alberta Kimball Auditorium and start at 6pm on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Dr. David Gundlach, Deputy Superintendent and some of the district technology integration coaches will be presenting on the following items:

Learning without Limits Presentation
• Welcome by Oshkosh West and North Principals
• Alignment with community and board focus
• Why this project is so important for student success
• How the district has prepared for this
• Parent/Student Handbook overview
• FAQ's

For those parents who cannot attend this meeting a second opportunity will be provided in August and announced in the near future.

The Oshkosh Area Humane Society visits Eye on Oshkosh

The latest episode of Eye on Oshkosh is now online. Check it out as host Cheryl Hentz talks with Joni Geiger and Cheryl Rosenthal from the Oshkosh Area Humane Society to discuss animal welfare issues and a new program they've recently started called "Live to Play." The entire hour-long show can be seen here: http://youtu.be/IvqXj9bGf8E