Grand Chute, Wisconsin
Grand Chute is a town in Outagamie County, United States. The unincorporated community of Apple Creek is located in the town and the ghost towns of Grand Chute and Lawesburg are located in the town. With a population of 20,919, Grand Chute was the largest town by population in the state of Wisconsin as of the 2010 census, it was the birthplace of U. S. Senator Joseph McCarthy; the Town of Grand Chute was formed on April 3, 1849 inside what was Brown County, Wisconsin. By state legislative act, Grand Chute was split off of the Town of Kaukaulan; the Town of Grand Chute's boundary at its establishment comprised a much larger area than it has today, formed by what today are the towns of Dale, Greenville and present-day Grand Chute. By 1850, due to a large influx of new settlers, the towns of Hortonia and Ellington had all been split away from Grand Chute to form new towns. Outagamie County was set up by law in February 1851 and had its county government formally organized on April 1, 1851. At that time, the Town of Grand Chute was established as the seat of county government affairs.
Grand Chute's population in 1984 was estimated to be 10,874. In March of that year, residents overwhelmingly approved using town funds to attempt incorporation into a village. After town hearings in late 1984, Grand Chute petitioned to the State of Wisconsin; the Wisconsin Department of Development denied the town's request to incorporate on March 25, 1985. At the time of the denial, the DOD's findings were that some government services would be better provided by the City of Appleton, that the proposed village was not compact or homogenous. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 25.0 square miles, of which 24.9 square miles is land and 0.1 square mile is water. Grand Chute is the largest town in Wisconsin, both in terms of valuation, it is part of the Fox Cities metroplex that includes Oshkosh, Neenah and Appleton. As of the census of 2000, there were 18,392 people, 7,586 households, 4,688 families residing in the town; the population estimate in 2008 was about 27,000.
The population density was 739.1 people per square mile. There were 7,965 housing units at an average density of 320.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 94.28% White, 0.77% African American, 0.40% Native American, 1.52% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 1.87% from other races, 1.08% from two or more races. 3.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 7,586 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.2% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.00. In the town, the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 11.2% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 99.2 males.
For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males. The median income for a household in the town was $50,772, the median income for a family was $61,780. Males had a median income of $42,084 versus $27,346 for females; the per capita income for the town was $25,189. 5.3% of the population and 2.7% of families were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under the age of 18 and 7.5% of those ages 65 and older. As of the census of 2010, there were 20,919 people, 9,378 households, 5,390 families residing in the town; the population density was 836.8 people per square mile. There were 9,932 housing units at an average density of 397.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 89.3% White, 1.4% African American, 0.4% Native American, 4.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.5% from other races, 1.6% from two or more races. 4.9% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 9,378 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.9% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 42.5% were non-families.
32.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.84. In the town, the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.8 years. For every 100 females there were 94.6 males. The median income for a household in the town was $52,813, the median income for a family was $69,224. Males had a median income of $50,483 versus $37,073 for females; the per capita income for the town was $32,557. 8.9% of the population and 3.4% of families were below the poverty line. 9.3% of those under the age of 18 and 5.6% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. The town is served by a network of bus lines serving the Fox Valley. There are several taxi operators in the town. Valley Transit operates routes that operate from as early as 5:45 AM until as late as 10:40 PM Monday through Saturday.
Frequencies are every hour and every half-hour on certain routes during peak morning and afternoon times on weekdays. There is no service o
The Milwaukee Brewers are an American professional baseball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Brewers compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the National League Central division; the team is named for the city's association with the brewing industry. Since 2001, the Brewers have played their home games at Miller Park, which has a seating capacity of 41,900; the team was founded in 1969 as the Seattle Pilots, an expansion team of the American League, in Seattle, Washington. The Pilots played their home games at Sick's Stadium. After only one season, the team relocated to Milwaukee, becoming known as the Brewers and playing their home games at Milwaukee County Stadium. In 1998, the Brewers joined the National League, they are the only franchise to play in four divisions since the advent of divisional play in Major League Baseball in 1969. They are one of two current MLB franchises to switch leagues in their history, the other one being the Houston Astros; the team's only World Series appearance came in 1982.
After winning the ALCS against the California Angels, the Brewers faced off against the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series, losing 4–3. In 2011, the Brewers defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks to win the NLDS 3–2, but lost in the NLCS to the eventual World Series champion Cardinals 4–2. Originating as an expansion team in 1969, in Seattle, Washington, as the Seattle Pilots, the club played for one season in the American League West Division before being acquired in bankruptcy court by Bud Selig, who moved the team to Milwaukee, they would continue to play in the West Division for two more years. Before the beginning of the 1972 season the Brewers agreed to switch over to the American League East to make room for the Texas Rangers who had relocated from Washington. Beginning in 1994, due to divisional re-alignment, the Brewers moved to the newly created American League Central division. In all, the Brewers were part of the American League from their creation in 1969 through the 1997 season, after which they moved to the National League Central Division.
Milwaukee had been a National League city when its team was the Milwaukee Braves. In 1981, Milwaukee won the American League East Division in the second half of the strike-shortened season. In the playoffs, they lost the divisional series to three games to two. In 1982, Milwaukee won the American League East Division and the American League Pennant, earning their only World Series appearance to date as the Brewers. In the Series, they lost to the St. Louis Cardinals four games to three. In 1998, the Brewers changed leagues, they were put in the recently created NL Central. In 2008, for the first time in the 26 years since their World Series appearance, the Brewers advanced to postseason play by winning the National League wild card, they were eliminated in the National League Division Series by the eventual World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies. On September 23, 2011, the Milwaukee Brewers clinched their first division title in 29 years, they won the National League Division Series in five games over the Arizona Diamondbacks, but lost the National League Championship Series to the eventual World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals in six games.
In 2018, the Brewers clinched a spot in the post-season for the first time since 2011 with a 2–1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on September 26, 2018. On September 29, they tied with the Cubs for first place in the National League Central, with a record of 95–67; this tie was broken on October 1st, when the Brewers defeated the Cubs 3–1 in the NL Central tiebreaker to improve to 96–67 and win the division by one game. They went on to defeat the Colorado Rockies 3–0 to win the NLDS, but in the following NLCS, they lost out to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 7 games; the first Brewers uniforms were "hand-me-downs" from the Seattle Pilots. Because the move to Milwaukee received final approval less than a week before the start of the season, there was no time to order new uniforms. Selig had planned to change the Brewers' colors to navy blue and red in honor of the minor league American Association's Milwaukee Brewers, but was forced to remove the Seattle markings from the Pilots' blue-and-gold uniforms and sew "BREWERS" on the front.
However, the outline of the Pilots' logo remained visible. The uniforms had unique striping on the sleeves left over from the Pilots days; the cap was an updated version of the Milwaukee Braves cap in yellow. It was decided to keep blue and gold as the team colors, they have remained so since; the Brewers got their own flannel design in 1971. This design was the same as the one used in 1970, but with blue and yellow piping on the sleeves and collar. In 1972, the Brewers entered the double-knit era with uniforms based upon their flannels: all white with "BREWERS" on the front and blue and yellow trim on the sleeves, neck and down the side of the pants; this is the uniform that Hank Aaron wore with the club in his final seasons and that Robin Yount wore in his first. During this period, the logo of the club was the Beer Barrel Man, used by the previous minor league Brewers since at least the 1940s; the Brewers mascot, Bernie Brewer was introduced in 1973. The Brewers unveiled new uniforms for the 1978 season.
The uniforms waistband. The road uniforms continued to be powder blue, but for the first time the city name, "MILWAUKEE", graced the chest in an upward slant. In addition, this season saw the introduction of the logo, to de
Dow Diamond is a Minor League baseball stadium located in Midland, Michigan. It is the home of the Single-A Great Lakes Loons of the Midwest League; the Loons are affiliated with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The stadium is located near Buttles and State streets in Midland; the Dow Chemical Company, whose world headquarters are in Midland, donated the land for the stadium and purchased the naming rights to the facility in 2006. The stadium name is a reference to both Dow's logo and that "diamond" is a slang term for a baseball field. Ground was broken for the ballpark on April 11, 2006; the park opened April 13, 2007 and on June 8, 2007 it was announced that Dow Diamond would host the 2008 Midwest League All Star Game, held on June 17, 2008. The venue hosted the 2017 Midwest League All Star Game; the seating bowl can accommodate 3,100 persons, with an additional 100 on the Party Deck. The park features 12 luxury suites containing a total of 300 seats, a Green Room for waiting performers and 3 dressing rooms.
The Dow Diamond indoors is a year-round facility that can be rented for most any event and the facility's catering company can provide anything from hors d'œuvres for two dozen to a formal dinner for 200 or a reception for 2,000. Outdoors, the Diamond can provide seating for 3,500 with the stage behind home plate. For exhibitions or trade shows within the infield/outfield, 50,000 ft² of Event Deck portable flooring and/or 10,000 ft² of DD2 covering for stage areas & road builds is available. Great Lakes Loons Midwest League website
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers are a minor league baseball team of the Midwest League, the Class A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. The team is located in Appleton, are named for the timber rattlesnake, which oddly enough is not indigenous to the area; the team plays its home games at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium, which opened in 1995 and seats 5,170 fans. The Timber Rattlers have won nine league championships, most in 2012. World Series-winning Managers Earl Weaver and Jack McKeon were Managers at Appleton. Baseball Hall of Fame members Pat Gillick, Earl Weaver, Goose Gossage played for Appleton. Five future Cy Young Award winners and three Most Valuable Player recipients were on Appleton/Wisconsin rosters; the 1978 Appleton Foxes were recognized as one of the 100 greatest minor league teams of all time. The team began play as the Appleton Foxes in the Three-I League in 1958, five years after Appleton's previous minor league franchise, the Papermakers, folded along with the rest of the Wisconsin State League.
The Papermakers had played in the Wisconsin–Illinois League before starting the franchise again decades in the Wisconsin State League. The Foxes joined the Midwest League in 1962 after the Three-I League disbanded, continue play in the MWL today; the Foxes played at Appleton's Goodland Field and League Park before moving to their current home at Fox Cities Stadium, a larger, more modern ballpark on Appleton's northwest side. With the move, the Foxes took the new name of Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in an effort to attract fans outside the immediate Appleton/Fox Cities area; the franchise set its all-time attendance record of 253,240 in 2009, the first year of their affiliation with the Milwaukee Brewers. The Timber Rattlers are a non-stock club governed by Appleton Baseball Club, Inc., community-owned. Appleton Baseball Club has a 12-person board of directors, it has 168 active shareholders and 347 shares as of September 2008. Dinda, J. "Appleton, Wisconsin in the Midwest League." Midwest League Guide.
2003. Retrieved on September 19, 2008. "Appleton Baseball Hall of Fame inductees." The Post Crescent. March 25, 2006. Retrieved on September 18, 2008. Official Timber Rattlers website Fox Cities Stadium Photos: http://digitalballparks.com/Midwest/FoxCities.html Goodland Field Photos: http://www.digitalballparks.com/Midwest/Goodland.html
Fox Cities Exhibition Center
The Fox Cities Exhibition Center is a multi-purpose convention center located in the city of Appleton, Wisconsin in the United States. The city of Appleton is operated by the connected Paper Valley Hotel. On September 29, 2016, ground was broken on the Fox Cities Exhibition Center, it was inaugurated on January 11, 2018, for an estimated cost of $31.9 million dollars. Funding for the construction of the center is being provided by a 3% hotel-room tax being charged throughout the Fox Cities region, it was designed by Zimmerman Architectural Studios and Miron Construction served as the general contractor. The center is used for conventions, trade shows, community events; the Fox Cities Expedition Center is located 0.2 miles away from Appleton's city center. It is located next door to the Outagamie County Justice Center and Jones Park, being remodeled to match the convention center and is expected to reopen in 2019; the Fox Cities Exhibition Center features 30,000 square feet of flexible meeting/convention space across three separate halls which are separated by movable walls which allows the space to be tuned into one large hall.
There is a large 17,000 square feet outdoor plaza space. The center is connected to the nearby Red Lion Paper Valley Hotel via a skyway, which contains an additional 40,000 square feet of ballroom and meeting space; the center features a 82-foot -tall spire lit by light-emitting diodes commemorating 1882 when the first hydroelectric power plant in the world was put into operation on the Fox River in Appleton. The LEDs will be able to be programmed to display different shows for events throughout the year. Official website with project renderings Oxblue.com Project time-lapse images
Appleton International Airport
Appleton International Airport Outagamie County Regional Airport, is an airport located in Outagamie County, United States, just west of Appleton in the town of Greenville. It is included in the Federal Aviation Administration National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2019–2023, in which it is categorized as a non-hub primary commercial service facility, it is the third busiest of eight commercial airports in Wisconsin in terms of passengers served. In 2016 the airport contributed $676 million to the Northeastern Wisconsin economy. In May 2018, Appleton International Airport was the fourth fastest growing airport in the US, it is the main base of owned regional airline Air Wisconsin and was the original home of Midwest Airlines. Midwest Airlines grew out of Kimberly-Clark subsidiary K-C Aviation, sold in 1998 to Gulfstream Aerospace, which retains a major facility at the airport, focusing on maintenance and interior completions; the airport attracts people heading back and forth between the EAA's AirVenture, Air Academy and other programs in nearby Oshkosh.
Starting in 2017, the airport began to offer camping for AirVenture. Appleton International is used for people heading to events at Lambeau Field in nearby Green Bay, most popularly Green Bay Packers games; the airport opened with the 5,200-foot runway 12/30 around 1965. In the 1920's, Appleton's airport was George A. Whiting Field, three miles south of town; when Northwest was awarded Contract Airmail Route No. 9 in 1926, Whiting Field became one of the original six airports in the airline's route network. Passenger service on Northwest was short lived. By 1936 the municipal airport had opened northeast of town on the south side of US 41, southeast of the intersection. At its closing, it had a 3,750-foot paved runway. Construction of the current facility began in 1963. Over the last few years, the airport has seen a period of mass growth. In May 2018 a report by Bloomberg News revealed that Appleton International Airport was the fourth fastest growing airport in the US with a 26.8% increase in passengers compared to 2 years prior.
This expansion is the result of the introduction of American Airlines and an increase in flights from Air Wisconsin flying under the United Express brand. New routes like Denver and Punta Gorda, an upgrade in the size of aircraft being utilized by airlines and cheaper airfare have contributed towards the large growth. In 2018 the airport handled just over 692,000 passengers the largest in it's history. Through the years, the airport has been served by North Central Airlines, Air Wisconsin, Midwest Express, Republic Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Britt Airways, United Express, Skyway Airlines, Northwest Airlink, Delta Connection, Chicago Express Airlines, Frontier Express, Allegiant Air, Delta Air Lines, American Eagle. In addition, for a brief period in the mid 1980s, Pan American provided service under a unique code sharing operation with Republic; the Outagamie County Board rejected a proposal in 1983 to change the name to "Fox Cities Metro Airport," and three more name change efforts failed between 2003 and 2011.
In February 2014, the county board voted to rename the airport "Appleton International Airport." The new name was implemented in 2015 on August 21, during the golden anniversary celebration of the airport. The airport covers 1,638 acres at an elevation of 918 feet above sea level, it has 2 concrete runways: Runway 3/21: 8,002 x 150 ft, Surface: Concrete, ILS/DME equipped, with approved GPS and VOR/DME approaches. Runway 12/30: 6,501 x 150 ft, Surface: Concrete, ILS/DME equipped, with approved GPS approaches. For the twelve-month period ending December 31, 2017, the airport had 32,163 aircraft operations, an average of 88 per day: 61% general aviation, 25% air taxi, 14% commercial airline and less than 1% military. In March 2019, there were 71 aircraft based at this airport: 50 single-engine, 17 multi-engine and 4 jet; the airport is an international port of entry capable of processing planes of 20 or fewer people as well as cargo planes and their cargo. CAVU Flight Academy is the flight school of the airport.
The airport added a new ground level seven-gate concourse in 2000 and renovated the existing passenger terminal, designed by architect Paul W. Powers; the architectural theme was representative of the river flowing through the historic paper manufacturing region. The terminal was built in 1974, with expansions in 1983, 1990, 1998; the terminal underwent its most extensive renovation and expansion to date in 2001. The new 30,000-square-foot gate area included more spacious seating areas with natural lighting, in floor heating, new passenger paging system, five aircraft boarding bridges, it was designed by Mead & Hunt, Inc.. The terminal has 6 gates with jetbridges. Gates 1 and 2 are used due to their close proximity to the main terminal building and the resulting difficulty maneuvering aircraft in those tight spaces; the layout can best be explained by looking at the Terminal map The global headquarters for Air Wisconsin is located on the second floor of the terminal. Since October 2009 the airport has been completing a number of renovation projects under a PFC plan.
Parts of the project completed include rehabilitating runway 12/30 and taxiway B as well as expanding taxiway N and installin
United States dollar
The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States and its territories per the United States Constitution since 1792. In practice, the dollar is divided into 100 smaller cent units, but is divided into 1000 mills for accounting; the circulating paper money consists of Federal Reserve Notes that are denominated in United States dollars. Since the suspension in 1971 of convertibility of paper U. S. currency into any precious metal, the U. S. dollar is, de facto, fiat money. As it is the most used in international transactions, the U. S. dollar is the world's primary reserve currency. Several countries use it as their official currency, in many others it is the de facto currency. Besides the United States, it is used as the sole currency in two British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean: the British Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands. A few countries use the Federal Reserve Notes for paper money, while still minting their own coins, or accept U. S. dollar coins. As of June 27, 2018, there are $1.67 trillion in circulation, of which $1.62 trillion is in Federal Reserve notes.
Article I, Section 8 of the U. S. Constitution provides that the Congress has the power "To coin money". Laws implementing this power are codified at 31 U. S. C. § 5112. Section 5112 prescribes the forms; these coins are both designated in Section 5112 as "legal tender" in payment of debts. The Sacagawea dollar is one example of the copper alloy dollar; the pure silver dollar is known as the American Silver Eagle. Section 5112 provides for the minting and issuance of other coins, which have values ranging from one cent to 100 dollars; these other coins are more described in Coins of the United States dollar. The Constitution provides that "a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time"; that provision of the Constitution is made specific by Section 331 of Title 31 of the United States Code. The sums of money reported in the "Statements" are being expressed in U. S. dollars. The U. S. dollar may therefore be described as the unit of account of the United States.
The word "dollar" is one of the words in the first paragraph of Section 9 of Article I of the Constitution. There, "dollars" is a reference to the Spanish milled dollar, a coin that had a monetary value of 8 Spanish units of currency, or reales. In 1792 the U. S. Congress passed a Coinage Act. Section 9 of that act authorized the production of various coins, including "DOLLARS OR UNITS—each to be of the value of a Spanish milled dollar as the same is now current, to contain three hundred and seventy-one grains and four sixteenth parts of a grain of pure, or four hundred and sixteen grains of standard silver". Section 20 of the act provided, "That the money of account of the United States shall be expressed in dollars, or units... and that all accounts in the public offices and all proceedings in the courts of the United States shall be kept and had in conformity to this regulation". In other words, this act designated the United States dollar as the unit of currency of the United States. Unlike the Spanish milled dollar, the U.
S. dollar is based upon a decimal system of values. In addition to the dollar the coinage act established monetary units of mill or one-thousandth of a dollar, cent or one-hundredth of a dollar, dime or one-tenth of a dollar, eagle or ten dollars, with prescribed weights and composition of gold, silver, or copper for each, it was proposed in the mid-1800s that one hundred dollars be known as a union, but no union coins were struck and only patterns for the $50 half union exist. However, only cents are in everyday use as divisions of the dollar. XX9 per gallon, e.g. $3.599, more written as $3.599⁄10. When issued in circulating form, denominations equal to or less than a dollar are emitted as U. S. coins while denominations equal to or greater than a dollar are emitted as Federal Reserve notes. Both one-dollar coins and notes are produced today, although the note form is more common. In the past, "paper money" was issued in denominations less than a dollar and gold coins were issued for circulation up to the value of $20.
The term eagle was used in the Coinage Act of 1792 for the denomination of ten dollars, subsequently was used in naming gold coins. Paper currency less than one dollar in denomination, known as "fractional currency", was sometimes pejoratively referred to as "shinplasters". In 1854, James Guthrie Secretary of the Treasury, proposed creating $100, $50 and $25 gold coins, which were referred to as a "Union", "Half Union", "Quarter Union", thus implying a denomination of 1 Union = $100. Today, USD notes are made from cotton fiber paper, unlike most common paper, made of wood fiber. U. S. coins are produced by the United States Mint. U. S. dollar banknotes are printed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and, since 1914, have been issued by t