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The city of Oshkosh is named for Menominee Chief Oshkosh, whose name meant "claw." In the 1800s, the growth of Oshkosh was due mostly to the growth of its lumber industry thanks to its navigable waterways that provided access to distribution markets and pineries in the northern region. The city is best known for the OshKosh B'Gosh children's clothing company.
Local Newspapers: Oshkosh Northwestern Courier
Local Sports Teams: N/A
Local Colleges: State UniversityUniversity of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Zip Codes associated with oshkosh, wisconsin: 54901, 54902, 54904
Towns/Cities near oshkosh, wisconsin : Omro, Black Wolf, Winnebago, Pickett
The floor of the High Noon Saloon last Thursday was soaked in beer. Not because patrons had recklessly discarded Wisconsin's most cherished elixir, but rather because it had flown out of their bottles and glasses as they danced.Fox World Travel Celebrates 55 Years of Success
In five and a half decades Fox World Travel has grown from one travel agency location founded by Harold H. Juedes in 1960, to an award-winning, full-service travel agency with 11 locations throughout Wisconsin. The company owes its longevity to innovative strategies, staying abreast in technological advances, and their travel experts who are constantly striving to live up to the company motto, "Find-a-Way."WI natives Dead Horses to showcase poignant, youthful folkgrass at High Noon Saloon
A mere 87 miles from Madison, nestled in the land of world-famous overalls, American folk band Dead Horses is part of Oshkosh's growing community of artists. The performance, which begins at 8 p.m., will also feature Canadian indie rock band Current Swell and The Sharrows.Congressman Glenn Grothman Wants Us to Spy on Food Stamp Users
During a town hall in Oshkosh, Wis. on Friday, Grothman warned constituents to keep an eye on food stamp users in grocery stores because he suspects a ton of them aren't actually poor.Oshkosh opt out of school directory
The Oshkosh Public School District says nearly half of parents with children in elementary school have opted out of sharing their students' information. This comes after the district received an open records request from School Choice of Wisconsin.Merrill FD welcomes new firefighter
On Wednesday, Feb. 25, the Merrill Fire Department will proudly welcome a new member to the department during a badge pinning ceremony and open house being held at 6 p.m. in the department training room of the fire station, 110 Pier St., Door #3. The public is invited.First ever public jetpack company zooms onto Australian Stock Exchange
A New Zealand man has made millions of childhood dreams come true, after taking a massive leap in the world of personalised jetpacks. Glenn Martin started working on the Martin Jetpack, which he calls "the world's first practical jetpack," 34 years ago in his back shed in Dunedin, New Zealand.Oshkosh City Hall
Is Oshkosh turning around from a wage loss of up to $100 million a year? The region was hit hard by 2,000 lost jobs at Oshkosh Defense the last two years. The Oshkosh Defense layoffs were a wake up call.Oshkosh Corp. introduces new military ambulance
Oshkosh Corp. has introduced a new armored, all-terrain military ambulance aimed at improving urgent medical care in combat zones. The vehicle, displayed Monday at a military equipment trade show in the United Arab Emirates, is an off-road-capable, protected, tactical ambulance, according to the company, which built thousands of all-terrain military trucks used in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.A Green Bay Police Department dispatcher in 2009.
Cell calls often don't send location to 911 Dispatchers estimate as many as half of cellphone calls don't give accurate an location. Check out this story on greenbaypressgazette.com: http://gbpg.net/1EJmIza It took rescuers from four departments more than two hours to find a man whose boat had capsized on Lake Winnebago last fall.Sturgeon spearing season wraps up with 6th highest harvest on record
DNR Winnebago System Sturgeon Biologist Ryan Koenigs says Saturday was by far the nicest weather of the season in comparison with the very cold temperatures most of the last week. An additional 136 sturgeon were harvested on the final day of spearing, bringing the season total to 2,158 fish harvested .Hundreds Take the Polar Plunge in Oshkosh
Twenty-five teams jumped into the icy waters of Lake Winnebago at Menominee Park. The teams were made up of friends, family members, co-workers and more as people came out to the "toss your boss," or "plunge your principal" extravaganza.Business is booming for Lenten Friday fish fries
Restaurants across Northeast Wisconsin are gearing up for their busiest stretch of Friday nights. Places like The Roxy Supper Club in Oshkosh serve nearly 400 people each Friday during lent.Whitewater moves into first-place tie in WIAC
The Warhawks moved into a tie with 5th ranked UW-Stevens Point, for first place in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Stevens Point had the night off.Kyle Smith walks into federal court in Green Bay, Nov. 24, 2014.
Statements a man suspected of possessing ricin made before being read his Miranda rights will be allowed at trial, a federal judge ruled. Kyle Smith, 21, faces two counts: knowingly developing and possessing ricin for use as a weapon, and having ricin not in its naturally occurring form and not for a reasonable purpose.MDI buys dip molder Galow
Molded Devices Inc. has acquired another dip molder and coater - Galow Plastics of Oshkosh, Wis. and added five Arburg injection molding presses in its Tempe, Ariz., facility.Snowshoe races top late February running roster
All over Wisconsin, winter runners zip to snowshoe races and cold-weather dashes during the third week of February. The deep freeze in the region seems to hamper such hearty souls not at all.
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