GREEN BAY - The Zippin Pippin roller coaster at Bay Beach hit a milestone Sunday: Its millionth rider.
Ashley Jolley from Oswego, Illinois says she normally "isn't much of a winner" when it comes to contests. But the young woman who was in town for a family reunion had a change of luck as she mounted the roller coaster's platform just after noon on Sunday.
Jolley was surprised by Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt as her tickets were taken. Workers threw confetti, and presented Jolley with a gift basket full of Zippin Pippin memorabilia, a plaque, and a certificate.
Jolley then boarded the ride with the Mayor in the front seat for the fun-filled ride.
The Zippin Pippin had faced controversy during its planning and building phases. It cost more than $4 million to build. It debuted in 2011, and has since exceeded the predicted average ridership of 200 thousand riders a year.
After almost 80 years, a piece of naval history is on its way home. A model of the Japanese luxury liner Hikawa Maru is being packed up in Manitowoc and returned to Japan.
Visitors to Green Bay's Neville Public Museum will soon see hours slashed. The county-owned attraction is cutting access starting the first of the year.
An 11-foot-long model of the Japanese passenger liner Hikawa Maru is being sent back to Japan after 34 years at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc.
Area volunteers are making a difference in the community this holiday season. At this time of the year, many people are looking for ways to help their neighbors. The Salvation Army is one of the many places where you can do just that.
For the second year in a row, St. Norbert College could house overflow of homeless people from the St. John the Evangelist shelter in Green Bay.
A memorial fund has been created for a Grand Chute firefighter killed in a weekend car crash.