CAMP DOUGLAS - It was a much-awaited homecoming Thursday afternoon for a group of Wisconsin National Guard members.
Family and friends cheered as the 150 members of the 229th Engineer Company landed at Volk Field.
The men and women served nine months in Afghanistan where they expanded operating bases, improved roads and more.
For some, the homecoming meant meeting new family members for the first time.
"It's the greatest feeling in the world I didn't get to take leave for her birth so this is, literally, the first time I've ever gotten to see her. It's amazing," said Nathan Allen, 229th Engineer Company.
The company is based out of Prairie du Chien.
The unit previously deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 and Operation Desert Storm in 1990.
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.