Bart Starr, 1960s Green Bay quarterback, dies at 85

Sports 05/26/19, 11:01

Bart Starr, the gentlemanly quarterback and catalyst of Vince Lombardi's powerhouse Green Bay Packers teams of the 1960s whose sneak won the famed "Ice Bowl" in 1967, has died. He was 85.The Packers announced Sunday that Starr had died, citing his family. He had been in failing health since suffering ...

Josh Jones not in attendance at Packers’ OTAs

Football 05/21/19, 18:11

The Packers would love nothing better than to put an offseason of turmoil behind them.Not so fast: Safety Josh Jones reportedly wants a trade.With just about everyone on the 90-man roster present on Tuesday for the second day of the team's voluntary organized team activities, Jones was not in attendance.Green ...

Bucks have Milwaukee dreaming of first title since ’71

Basketball 05/13/19, 14:23

The Milwaukee Bucks' championship run has the city buzzing with anticipation that the team has a chance to win its first title since 1971. The team's long string of losing seasons made them an afterthought in a state where the Green Bay Packers are the fan favorites. But now the Bucks ...

Cole Madison finds his way back to football with Packers

Sports 05/03/19, 01:54

When the Green Bay Packers used a fifth-round draft pick on Cole Madison last year, there was optimism that the former Washington State standout would be able to fill an opening at right guard.Madison didn't report for training camp. He put football on hold to focus on his life."I love ...

President Trump cheers economy, criticizes Democrats at Wis. rally

Politics 04/27/19, 23:19

President Donald Trump cheered a strong economy and criticized his Democratic presidential opponents Saturday night as he rallied supporters with familiar themes. Trump pointed to the economy's 3.2% growth in the first quarter before drawing even more applause by citing gains in employment and reductions in family poverty in Wisconsin. The ...

Packers use draft to improve versatility on defense

Football 04/27/19, 21:05

Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst insisted he went into the NFL draft prepared to go for the best available player with each of Green Bay's eight picks.He thinks that plan worked out well for its biggest need: Defense."I feel really good right now" about the defense, said Gutekunst on Saturday ...

Update: Trump cheers economy, criticizes 2020 rivals

2022 Campaign 04/27/19, 20:51

The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 8:50 p.m. President Donald Trump is cheering the thriving U.S. economy and criticizing his Democratic presidential opponents as he rallies supporters at an arena in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Randal Thom, Lakefield Minn., adjusts a flag while waiting in line before President Donald J. Trump's ...

Green Bay picks OL Elgton Jenkins of Mississippi St

Football 04/26/19, 19:31

After spending their first-round selections on defense, the Green Bay Packers went to new coach Matt LaFleur's side of the ball to start Day 2 of the NFL draft.They did not pick a weapon for quarterback Aaron Rodgers.Instead, the Packers used their second-round pick (No. 44 overall) on offensive lineman ...

Packers take Michigan’s Rashan Gary at No. 12

Football 04/25/19, 21:20

Rashan Gary was already living a dream when he was starring at Michigan.The pioneering rush specialist will get a chance to take that to a new level in Green Bay. The Packers chose Gary with the 12th overall pick Thursday night, sticking with their recent tradition of focusing on defense ...

White House: Trump admin officials will skip press dinner

Politics 04/23/19, 12:39

The White House says Trump administration officials will not be attending this year's annual White House Correspondents' Associated Dinner, following the president's decision to boycott the event. President Donald Trump announced earlier this month that he would be skipping the dinner for the third year in a row, telling reporters it ...

Free-agent pickups ease pressure on Packers at draft

Football 04/22/19, 15:03

Having signed four potential starters in free agency, the Green Bay Packers enter this week's draft looking to add the missing ingredients to a team that has missed the playoffs the last two seasons."With some of the things that we've done, I think where our team sits today, I'm not ...

Trump to hold April 27 rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin

2022 Campaign 04/16/19, 12:26

President Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Wisconsin on the night of the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington. Trump's re-election campaign announced Tuesday that the rally will be held April 27 at Green Bay's Resch Center. Trump eked out a narrow victory in the state in ...

Foxconn buys building across street from Wisconsin Capitol

Tech 04/12/19, 15:38

Foxconn Technology Group announced Friday it was buying a six-story office building across the street from Wisconsin's state Capitol to house an off-campus research center it will run as part of a partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The purchase is the latest in a string of buildings Foxconn has acquired ...

Deteriorating Sept. 11 memorial removed in Wisconsin

U.S. 04/04/19, 12:47

A memorial to the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is being torn down in Wisconsin after a failed fundraising effort to repair it.The memorial was donated to Green Bay in 2005 and featured a piece of steel from the World Trade Center in New York.The Green Bay Press-Gazette ...

McCarthy: Firing ‘couldn’t have been handled any worse’

Football 04/03/19, 14:35

Former Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says he was "stunned" at the timing of his firing last December and that his dismissal "couldn't have been handled any worse."McCarthy told ESPN in a story posted Wednesday he knew it might be time for him to go if the Packers missed ...

Honoring rivalries: Packers at Bears to open 2019 schedule

Sports 03/25/19, 14:52

As part of the celebration of its 100th season, the NFL will have the Packers play at the Bears in the Thursday night kickoff game Sept. 5.Traditionally, the Super Bowl champion is the home team for the prime-time opener, but the league wants to salute historic rivalries in 2019. No ...

Rare display: Packers introduce 4 free agents

Football 03/14/19, 17:54

From 2010 through 2016, former Packers general manager Ted Thompson signed two unrestricted free agents.On Thursday, the Packers announced the signing of four such players.Second-year GM Brian Gutekunst wasn't shopping from the bargain bin, either, in trying to improve a team coming off its first back-to-back losing seasons in a ...

Packers to sign Za’Darius Smith as part of free agent spree

Sports 03/12/19, 13:59

After missing the playoffs in back-to-back years, the Green Bay Packers are spending big in free agency to try to get back the postseason.The Packers agreed to $183 million worth of contracts Tuesday with edge rusher Za'Darius Smith, linebacker Preston Smith, safety Adrian Amos and offensive lineman Billy Turner. The ...

Ohio cheese wins US Championship Cheese Contest

U.S. 03/08/19, 07:34

A cheese from Ohio has captured the top spot at the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest in Wisconsin.The baby Swiss made by Guggisberg Cheese in Millersburg, Ohio, barely edged out a Gouda made by Marieke Penterman in Thorp, who won the contest in 2013. Penterman was also the second runner-up with ...

Longtime Green Bay Packers fullback John Kuhn retires

Football 03/06/19, 16:31

Former Green Bay Packers fullback John Kuhn has announced his retirement.Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst made the announcement Wednesday.Kuhn played nine seasons with the Packers (2007-15) and won the Super Bowl in the 2010 season. Kuhn was a part of Packers teams that won five division titles, finished with at ...

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