Friday, April 19, 2024

Eye On Oshkosh - Healthy Aging - taped 4-18-2024

On the most recent episode of Eye on Oshkosh, host Cheryl Hentz talks with women from the Winnebago County Health Department and the Winnebago County’s Aging & Disability Resource Center about healthy ways to age. This is great information for anyone – whether you’re 62 or older, or have parents, other relatives or friends who are in that same age bracket. Someone might be perfectly healthy and want to do whatever they can to stay that way. Or they might be feeling stiff and sore and not able to move as well as they once did. The county has exercise programs to help anyone at any ability. If someone is still in their home and wants to stay there, the county can come out – free of charge – and assess your home to make sure there aren’t trip hazards or other issues that could be problematic for someone as they’re aging. There are a lot of offerings – again, free of charge – for people who have dementia and who want to have an outlet for them and their caregiver, or other family member.

The women also discussed a new smart phone app for people in Winnebago County called Nymbl. It offers wonderful information and easy-to-do exercise to keep your body and mind active and to help prevent falls from occurring. Go to your app store and download it for free. It’s also free to register and use.

There are so many services that the county and the ADRC offer that many people have no idea about. The ADRC also publishes an absolutely wonderful Resource Directory each year of any and all services that a person 50 or older might need or want.

Here are two websites for more information:;

Watch the show here or by following this link:

Friday, April 05, 2024

Suicide awareness and prevention topic of Eye on Oshkosh

On the latest edition of Eye on Oshkosh, host Cheryl Hentz discusses suicide awareness and prevention with Community for Hope executive director Sarah Danahy. They also talk about a new endeavor they’re partnering with others on in the community called Project Safeguard. Project Safeguard focuses on a safe storage program where people can store their firearms at local gun shops, for free, if they feel they might be in danger of committing suicide, or some other crime, by use of a firearm.  

Other things discussed on the show include recent suicide statistics, signs to watch for in ourselves or loved ones that may indicate possible suicidal thoughts or signs of serious depression, how to help someone we think may be in danger, how Community for Hope can help and the different services they provide.

You can watch this episode of Eye on Oshkosh here or by going to this link:

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Eye on Oshkosh - Oshkosh City Manager Mark Rohloff discusses City Issues...

On this episode of Eye on Oshkosh, host Cheryl Hentz spends the hour chatting with Oshkosh City Manager Mark Rohloff. Much of the discussion is on large, multi-family developments, TIFs and TIDs. They also discuss the recently-approved vehicle registration fee (commonly called a "wheel tax" by some); soon-to-be increases in water bills; applications for COVID money and how much money is left to disperse; the upcoming State of the City event; ways in which the City tries to be transparent and informative with the residents; how the City ensures city services meet all residents' needs; and more. Check it out here:

Friday, March 08, 2024

Eye On Oshkosh - Oshkosh Common Council Candidates Jacob Floam and Tom A...

On this edition of Eye on Oshkosh host Cheryl Hentz and citizen guest co-host Roxanne Rolph talk with two of the remaining candidates for Oshkosh Common Council. They’ll get their opinions on what the City is doing right and wrong; how they’d fix what’s wrong; their position on affordable housing and how we can develop more housing that people with an income of $50,000 to $75,000 or even less than $50,000 can afford; ever-rising utility costs and more fees/taxes Oshkosh residents are expected to pay for road repairs when those doing the most damage get off scot-free, etc.  

You can watch the show here, or by going to this link:

Friday, February 23, 2024

Open House for public at new Lakeshore Park Four Seasons Building

 OSHKOSH, Wis., February 23, 2024 – The public and media are invited to come and see the new Lakeshore Park Four Seasons Building on Tuesday, March 5 at an Open House from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The Four Seasons Building is a new facility located on the east side of Lakeshore Park at the north end of Punhoqua Street in Oshkosh, on the shores of Lake Butte des Morts and the Fox River, with access to the Oshkosh Riverwalk and Lakeshore Park. Its modern structure has high ceilings and glass walls to take advantage of the stunning views from this location. It is available year-round and is equipped with air conditioning and heat. The building has both interior restrooms and exterior restrooms, and a wraparound deck area.

The facility is available to rent and the space is well-suited for weddings, graduations, anniversaries, corporate functions, and other events. The large open assembly room accommodates up to 96 people seated. The rental includes the use of tables and chairs. Adjacent to the assembly room is a kitchenette that has a full-size refrigerator with freezer, counter space with electrical outlets, a handwashing sink, and a pass-through serving window.

To rent the facility, please call the Oshkosh Parks Department at (920) 236-5080 or stop by the Parks Department at 805 Witzel Avenue, M-F from 8:00 am to noon, and 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm. The Lakeshore Park Four Seasons Building is available daily from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. The rental fee must be paid in full when making a reservation. Dates will not be held until full payment is received. The rental fees are as follows:
City of Oshkosh Residents Non-Residents
Weekdays: $ 236.25 $ 288.75
*Weekends: $ 288.75 $ 341.25
Holidays: $ 288.75 $ 341.25
*Weekends include Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays

Friday, February 16, 2024

Eye on Oshkosh - Winnebago Cty Br. 1 Judicial Race candidates Michael D. Rust and Eric Heywood answer questions

On the latest edition of Eye on Oshkosh, host Cheryl Hentz talks with two candidates vying for a judicial spot in Winnebago County Circuit Court Branch 1 this spring. Michael D. Rust and Eric Heywood, both current Court Commissioners in Winnebago County, spend the hour discussing their background and position on different issues facing them, if elected to the bench this April 2024.

Besides their qualifications and experience, the candidates field questions about justice and fairness in our court system and what they’ll do to ensure it; how they’ll manage a very heavy caseload; what they most and least like about their job as Court Commissioner; what reforms they feel are necessary to our justice system; courthouse security, order and decorum; and how they stay abreast of changes within the legal and court system; among other topics.

A third candidate, LaKeisha Haase, is also vying for this seat. There is a primary election on February 20, 2024, and one or both of the candidates appearing on this show will go on to the general election on April 2.  

You can see the show here or by following this link:

For more information about this election or how to register to vote, vote early, or get an absentee ballot contact your local city, town, or county clerk or visit

Friday, February 02, 2024

Eye on Oshkosh - Oshkosh Common Council Candidates Ulrich and Larson - taped 2-1...

On the most recent edition of Eye on Oshkosh, host Cheryl Hentz talks with Kristopher Ulrich and Kris Larson, two of the five candidates running for Oshkosh Common Council in the upcoming April 2024 election. 

The two candidates talk about why they're running for Council, and share their thoughts on development in the city and affordable housing, landlord-tenant issues, proposed vehicle registration fees, what they feel is working well in the city and what isn't, etc. They also discuss what experience they've had serving on other boards, commissions, or groups and how that experience will lend itself to their service on the Council, if elected. 

There are three Council seats available this Spring, so three of the five candidates running will be elected to serve a two-year term. 

You can see this show in its entirety here or by following this link: 

Anyone needing to register to vote or who needs more information about early voting, absentee voting, their precinct or voting place, etc. should contact either the City Clerk for Oshkosh, the Winnebago County Clerk, or visit