Author Archives: Jeff Bollier

About Jeff Bollier

Jeff Bollier is an award-winning public affairs reporter for the Oshkosh Northwestern who covers everything from city hall to business. As Streetwise, Jeff delivers updates on the comings and goings of Oshkosh's retail and business world. Jeff is an avid Instagram and Twitter user and a member of the Northwestern Bacon Team.

Council borrows $10.4m to pay off old pension liability

The Oshkosh Common Council resolved a costly bit of old business Tuesday when it approved borrowing $10.4 million to pay off an unfunded pension liability. City Manager Mark Rohloff said the liability is probably four decades old and dates back … Continue reading

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Oshkosh broker to help ring NYSE’s closing bell Wednesday

Carl M. Hennig Investments owner Tom Harenburg will briefly appear on CNBC when he joins a company that will ring the New York Stock Exchange’s closing bell at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Harenburg has been a broker and investment manager in … Continue reading

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Walleyes Pub license renewed, but owner faces back taxes, short deadline

The owner of Walleyes Pub has 20 days to pay back taxes, get the Sixth Avenue building inspected and resume operations if he wants to claim the liquor license the Oshkosh Common Council renewed for him on Tuesday. Walleyes, 522 … Continue reading

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Noodles and Co. is coming to Oshkosh

Rejoice, Oshkosh Noodles and Co. lovers! Your dreams are about to come true. Oshkosh Inspection Services Director John Zarate confirmed Monday that building plans have been reviewed and approved for an out-lot development that will house Noodles and Co. in … Continue reading

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Middle Village pocket park, community garden plans move forward

The Oshkosh Plan Commission unanimously supported requests to develop a small park and a community garden on two sites in the Middle Village neighborhood. Both sites, on the southeast corner of Ida Avenue and Franklin Street and the northeast corner … Continue reading

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Four more liquor licenses up for nonrenewal hearings

For a long time, Oshkosh was thirsty for liquor licenses. The Oshkosh Common Council last had an available license in 2009, which it awarded to Gardina‚Äôs Wine Bar and Cafe. But for the first time since then, it has had … Continue reading

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Home sales decline in April, expected to rebound in May

Existing home sales in Winnebago County decreased 20 percent in April after holding steady for the first quarter of 2014. Home sales dropped from 185 in April 2013 to 148 in April 2014 after a soft first quarter results that … Continue reading

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Marcus Corp. takes over Heidel House

If you thought Marcus Corp. only ran movie theaters, think again. The corporation’s hotels and resorts division assumed management responsibilities for Green Lake’s Heidel House on Wednesday and announced the news via press release Thursday. The 190-room resort won some … Continue reading

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Rift in Hmong center’s leadership puts Memorial Day festival in jeopardy

A rift in the Oshkosh Hmong community over who is in charge of the Hmong Service Center has cost the center its ability to hold its lucrative Memorial Day weekend soccer tournament and cultural festival. The Oshkosh Common Council voted … Continue reading

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Kenny Loggins + AirVenture = Danger Zone!

Every line of “Top Gun” dialogue has returned to our brain today since the Experimental Aircraft Association announced today that Mr. Danger Zone himself Kenny Loggins will keep the fire of Monday evening AirVenture kickoff concerts alive this year. Loggins’ … Continue reading

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