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2014-07-21

Mielkes donate $2.5 mil to LU

Lawrence University students who are interested in becoming elementary school teachers are getting a boost from a $2.5 million donation. The Mielke Family Foundation is providing the money. Lawrence president Mark Burstein says prospective teachers will participate in an apprenticeship…

posted 2014-07-21 15:04 by WHBY

Home sales rebound in June

The housing market bounced back last month. The Wisconsin Realtors Association is reporting that sales were up 4-1/2 percent across the state, compared to June of last year. It was the first time this year that the monthly numbers topped…

posted 2014-07-21 15:03 by WHBY

Vehicle sales hold steady

Vehicle sales were nearly flat in the Fox Valley, during the first half of the year. Scott Quimby of Reg Trac, Inc. says they rose one percent, but car sales were down almost two percent. He says sales of trucks…

posted 2014-07-21 15:02 by WHBY

Health care reforms worry small businesses

Most small employers in Wisconsin don't have much good to say about the health care reform law. That's the feeling of Bill Smith, the state director of the Federation of Independent Business. He says they're bracing for higher costs. Smith…

posted 2014-07-21 15:00 by WHBY

Bucks nab Marshall (SPORTS)

The Milwaukee Bucks were able to pick up some help in the backcourt over the weekend. Friday, the Los Angeles Lakers waived guard Kendall Marshall.  Sunday, Milwaukee landed the landed the oint guard on their roster. Marshall appeared in 56-games…

posted 2014-07-21 09:36:44 by WHBY

Brewers host Reds, lead in Central gone (SPORTS)

#452400148 / gettyimages.com A big series in the National League Central opens Monday night in Milwaukee as the first place Milwaukee Brewers (54-45) host the fourth place Cincinnati Reds (51-47). The Brewers had a 6 ½ game lead in the…

posted 2014-07-21 08:16:10 by WHBY

Police: Man robbed at knifepoint

Appleton police say a woman robbed a man at knifepoint over the weekend, after he offered her a ride. They say the man was in the area of N. Ballard Road and Evergreen Drive, on the city's northeast side, on…

posted 2014-07-21 05:05 by WHBY

LU leader marks 1 year on campus

The first full year is in the books for Lawrence University's new president. Mark Burstein took over at the beginning of July, last year. He says he's impressed with the Appleton area, and how welcoming the community has been. Burstein…

posted 2014-07-21 05:04 by WHBY

Appleton was 1st in Wis. to have bike lanes

Appleton was the first community in Wisconsin to have a dedicated bike lane on a city street. Nick Hoffman of the History Museum at the Castle says cities talked about them in the late 1890s, and the city put one…

posted 2014-07-21 05:03 by WHBY

FVTC to get state grant funding soon

Some state funding will be coming to Fox Valley Technical College, and officials expect to learn this week how much will be on the way. The department of workforce development is trying to train more workers for high-demand jobs, through…

posted 2014-07-21 05:02 by WHBY

Group calls for long-term highway funding fix

A group that represents road builders is urging Congress to set aside politics, and figure out a way to pay for federal construction projects. The Highway Trust Fund is running out of money, and the House approved a short-term fix…

posted 2014-07-21 05:01 by WHBY

2014-07-20

Brewers Can't Hold Lead; Nats Walk-Off to Win Series

Jayson Werth's RBI double scored Anthony Rendon all the way from first base, as Washington (53-43) walked off winners 5-4 over Milwaukee (54-45) Sunday at Nationals Park.  The Brewers grabbed an early 3-1 lead heading to the bottom of the…

posted 2014-07-20 16:20:58 by WHBY

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