GREEN BAY - It's an anticipated unveiling that has become a tradition leading up to the Packers season. This year's slogan on the green and gold fence across from Lambeau Field is "In coach McCarthy we trust."
But the fence will have some competition for the first time in its 26 year history.
Christopher Handler has become known as "The Packer Fence Painter" painting the fence at 1177 Shadow Lane (facing Lombardi Avenue), for the past eight seasons. However, the owner, 70-year-old Fred Harrsch, decided to take over the painting this year.
"Things happen and Fred said he wanted it to be more community and so all his friends got together and said let's do something to make it community," said Bruce Kiel of De Pere, who was one of a few dozen people who helped Harrsch paint the fence.
Handler got trademarks on his title, and outfit, partnered with a homeowner a few doors down and built a second fence at 1219 Shadow Lane.
"I made that fence that Fred painted today a world renowned piece of art," said Handler.
"It's a free country," said Harrsch. "You can paint the side of your house if you like. I don't care."
The slogan for the new fence is set to be unveiled Sept. 11, the day before the Packers kick off the regular season against the Philadelphia Eagles.
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.