ALLOUEZ - Even long-standing traditions evolve over the years.
Thursday, Heritage Hill State Historical Park looked at how Fourth of July celebrations have changed.
The Allouez park hosted an Independence Day event in 1900s fashion. Uncle Sam was even on hand to greet visitors and tell them more about the holiday's history. Jordan Ollhoff, who portrayed the fictional figure, says new technology has helped to change how people celebrate, despite the similarities.
"People do still remember what it stands for, but how it's portrayed at times it's more about the music, the bands," Olhoff said. "It's definitely changed over time, but it's always a good day for everyone to commemorate."
Visitors at the event also sat down to a picnic and enjoyed some old-fashioned games.
Firefighters are battling a house fire in Kewaunee County.
Wind, snow, cold and ice played a role as firefighters battled a fire in downtown Ripon Wednesday morning.
Outagamie County's second largest employer is expanding, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
The State Building Commission has approved $5 million to help build the Wisconsin Maritime Center of Excellence in Marinette.
Fond du Lac police have released more information about the weapons they found in the apartment of a man who was at the center of a five-hour standoff on Monday.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is announcing a public meeting has been scheduled to provide road closure and design information for the Velp Avenue interchange area.