WASHINGTON - Plans for the S.S. Badger to continue running have once again been slowed.
A Coast Guard authorization bill was passed in the U.S. House Wednesday, but a provision regarding the ship was taken out.
The S.S. Badger transports passengers and cars between Manitowoc and Ludington, Michigan.
It's permit to continue dumping ash into Lake Michigan expires this month.
U.S. Rep. Tom Petri (R-6th District) worked to get the provision in the House bill. It would have allowed the ship to continue operating as is.
The bill was passed by a voice vote. Petri wasn't there for it.
The Badger's operators are also waiting on a permit application to give them more time to find a cleaner way to operate.
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.