March 21, 1979, Neenah-Menasha Daily Northwestern
After all those years, I'm a bit surprised it took almost 130 years to convert from wooden gates to steel ones, but the old adage must have applied- if it ain't broke, don't fix it. And kudos to the city of Menasha for having the most important lock on the river. (There I go being irreverent again.) But seriously, the lock has been closed since 2015 due to the invasive round goby and hopes are there for it to be reopened in 2018.