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Paper facility catches fire in Vinland

Firefighters had to use a backhoe to sift through shredded paper to put out a fire at a plant, along Highway 41, between Neenah and Oshkosh. Town of Vinland assistant fire chief Jack Cowling says they were called to Fox…

posted 2014-07-18 13:04 by WHBY

Fire damages FdL hotel

A fire damaged a hotel along Highway 41 in Fond du Lac this morning. Housekeeping crews at the Comfort Inn spotted the fire on the first floor, by the entrance to the pool area. Tina Fugate was working, and she…

posted 2014-07-18 13:03 by WHBY

Legion holds state conference in Appleton

Veterans are getting together in downtown Appleton for the annual American Legion state conference. About 900 members are in town. Raymond Gass is the president of Appleton's Post 38, and he's also the convention president. He says they're talking about…

posted 2014-07-18 13:02 by WHBY

Kimberly's Paperfest set for this weekend

Kimberly's Sunset Park is hosting Paperfest this weekend. Jim Boots is one of the organizers, and he says there are a number of activities for families, including a kids tent. Boots says they're bringing in a zip line this year,…

posted 2014-07-18 13:01 by WHBY

Sidewalk chalk focus of 'Art on the Town'

Kids will be drawing with chalk, on sidewalks in Houdini Plaza today, as part of this month's Art on the Town event in downtown Appleton. Anne Wiegman of Appleton Downtown Inc. says they'll be able to draw, until 5 p.m.,…

posted 2014-07-18 13:00 by WHBY

Major road project in Milwaukee this weekend

There are going to be traffic delays, and detours, at a major interchange in Milwaukee over the weekend. Crews will be working on the Zoo interchange, between I-94 and Highway 45. I-94 will be shut down in both directions, between…

posted 2014-07-18 12:59 by WHBY

Walker wants to drop Common Core

Governor Walker is taking a stance against the federal Common Core education standards. He's urging state lawmakers to repeal them next year. The governor issued a statement yesterday, saying the standards should be replaced by ones that are set by…

posted 2014-07-18 05:05 by WHBY

Berry elementary principal to return

An Appleton elementary school principal will return, in the fall, in the wake of a criminal case. Rick Waters was the leader at Berry elementary last year, when Calumet County prosecutors filed a misdemeanor charge of failing to report child…

posted 2014-07-18 05:04 by WHBY

Hit & run suspect vehicle sent to Crime Lab

Analysts at the State Crime Lab in Wausau will take a look at the vehicle that investigators believe was involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash in Waupaca County. The sheriff's department says investigators delivered the vehicle yesterday. They also talked…

posted 2014-07-18 05:03 by WHBY

Proposed Kaukauna Kwik Trip progresses

Plans for a new gas station in Kaukauna took another step forward. The local chapter of the VFW was opposed to the Kwik Trip project, because of the potential impact on the nearby Veterans Memorial Park. Mayor Gene Rosin says…

posted 2014-07-18 05:02 by WHBY

New grocery store opening in downtown Appleton

A new grocery store is going to open in downtown Appleton. Green Gecko Grocer and Deli will have a second location, at Richmond Terrace. Bob Wall is one of the owners, and he says they'll have much more room, compared…

posted 2014-07-18 05:01 by WHBY

Project SEARCH expanding to G.B.

A program that helps young people with disabilities is expanding to more parts of the state, including Green Bay. St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton was one of the first in Wisconsin to participate in Project SEARCH. Now, ASPIRO will connect…

posted 2014-07-18 05:00 by WHBY

Happy Turkey Day Weekend!
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So there it is.... The Christmas tree the city put up in Reading, PA that residents think is so ugly…
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Yes, it's a rare SATURDAY blog posting here from me. I'm up early on a Saturday in late November, and…
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