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2015-09-16

Streckenbach wants another Fox River bridge

The top official in Brown County wants to build another bridge over the Fox River, in the southern part of the county. County Executive Troy Streckenbach will announce his plans on Friday morning. His office says it could be a…

posted 2015-09-16 05:02 by WHBY

Appleton West grad a top Microsoft exec

An Appleton West high school graduate is the new president and chief legal officer of the Microsoft Corporation, and he's remembered his roots over the years. Retired Appleton teacher Tom Fanning has kept in close contact with Brad Smith. He…

posted 2015-09-16 05:01 by WHBY

Library's teen program tops in state

Students returned to school just over two weeks ago, and the figures from the summer programs are in at the Appleton Public Library. Over 1,200 teens took part, and that's up 27 percent from last year. Assistant director Tasha Saecker…

posted 2015-09-16 05:00 by WHBY

2015-09-15

Long ball beats Brewers in extra innings

The Milwaukee Brewers may not be in the playoff hunt, but they are having an impact on the teams that are.  After forcing extra innings in two games against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the previous series, they once again played…

posted 2015-09-15 22:49:50 by WHBY

G.B., Appleton among top places for doctors

A national list puts the Green Bay and Appleton metro areas, as some of the best places in the country for doctors and surgeons to live. Green Bay was ranked 10th, and Appleton 35th, by the firm GoodCall. Dr. Greg…

posted 2015-09-15 13:05 by WHBY

Appleton schools change health insurance

Appleton teachers and school staff will have a new health insurance provider. The school board agreed to switch from UnitedHealthcare to Network Health, starting in January. District chief financial officer Don Hietpas says they'll save between $1.1 million, and $3…

posted 2015-09-15 13:04 by WHBY

Lawmakers want to reform program for disabled

Those enrolled in a medical assistance plan for people with disabilities, would have to pay a minimum premium, under a new proposal at the Capitol. Republican Rep. John Macco of Ledgeview says the bill would set the lowest premium level.…

posted 2015-09-15 13:03 by WHBY

Ribble tours farms in Brown Co.

Several farms in Brown County are taking part in efforts to reduce phosphorus runoff, and a congressman got a chance to see what's happening. Republican Congressman Reid Ribble toured four farms this morning. He says he's impressed that neighbors are…

posted 2015-09-15 13:02 by WHBY

Wrightstown bridge opening tomorrow

After a year-and-a half of construction, the new Highway 96 bridge in Wrightstown will open, by 7 a.m. tomorrow. The DOT says construction in that area will continue, into next year. Crews will be working on several roads near the…

posted 2015-09-15 13:01 by WHBY

Schraa supports eliminating state treasurer

State lawmakers are trying to eliminate the state treasurer's office, again. During a hearing on the proposed constitutional amendment this morning, Republican Rep. Michael Schraa of Oshkosh said the position is no longer necessary. Schraa says seven previous attempts to…

posted 2015-09-15 13:00 by WHBY

Bill sends some 17 yr olds to juvenile court

Some 17 year olds would be tried in juvenile court, under a proposal from a Republican lawmaker. Sen. Jerry Petrowski of Marathon wants to keep non-violent, first-time offenders, out of the adult court system. Right now, all 17 year olds…

posted 2015-09-15 05:05 by WHBY

UW System holding forums at UW-Green Bay

UW-Green Bay is hosting two meetings with leaders from the UW System today, so they can hear ideas on how the universities can better serve the state. System spokesman Alex Hummel says they're working on a new strategic plan. He…

posted 2015-09-15 05:04 by WHBY

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