Mayor renames local bar


Oshkosh Mayor Paul Esslinger had hoped to open the Chief Oshkosh Saloon for business today. Instead, he’ll re-open the former Screwballs as the Old Oshkosh Saloon after a week of renovations to the downtown establishment. The name change to the tavern at 216 N. Main St. came about after Esslinger was contacted by the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, which Chief Oshkosh led from 1827 to his death in 1858.