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Local schools singled out by state

Two Calumet County schools are being singled out for grades in the classroom. Hilbert middle school made the Department of Public Instruction's high-achieving list. District administrator Tony Sweere says it has a lot to do with teachers making sure that…

posted 2016-02-11 05:03 by WHBY

Kloppenburg running for state's high court

There's a race for a spot on the state Supreme Court this spring, and voters will narrow the list of candidates from two to three. The primary is next Tuesday. Justice Rebecca Bradley, state appeals court Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg, and…

posted 2016-02-11 05:02 by WHBY

Gardens, ADI, city propose CARE Teams

Riverview Gardens provides jobs to the homeless, and people struggling to get by, and that program could grow in a new location. The group wants to partner with Appleton Downtown Inc. and the city, to have workers clean the downtown.…

posted 2016-02-11 05:01 by WHBY


Flatoff ordered to stand trial

The suspect in a Neenah standoff waived his right to a preliminary hearing, in Winnebago County court, this afternoon, and a judge ordered a trial in the case. 46 year-old Brian Flatoff faces 16 charges, for the December 5th standoff…

posted 2016-02-10 14:00:05 by WHBY

Appleton may study train 'quiet zones'

Appleton leaders could hire a consultant to figure out the scope of the work, and cost, to upgrade railroad crossings, so train engineers wouldn't always have to blow their whistles. City spokesman Chad Doran says they'd have to establish quiet…

posted 2016-02-10 13:04 by WHBY

Voter registration bill impacts absentee voters

A bill that would let people register to vote, online, would also change the deadline, for returning absentee ballots. Those ballots currently need to be postmarked by election day, and arrive at a municipal clerk's office, by 4 p.m. on…

posted 2016-02-10 13:03 by WHBY

Zika leading some travelers to change plans

Some people are reconsidering their travel plans, because of the Zika virus. The fast spread of the mosquito-borne disease has been in the news a lot over the past month. Nick Jarmusz of AAA Wisconsin says they're hearing questions, about…

posted 2016-02-10 13:02 by WHBY

Appleton schools tweaking vaccination process

The Appleton school district is making a small change to its vaccination reporting process, to meet federal rules. Assistant superintendent Val Dreier says it's now up to district staff to make sure parents are providing the required information. She says…

posted 2016-02-10 13:01 by WHBY

Police still investigating 4 robberies

One robbery suspect in the Fox Cities is behind bars, and police are focusing on four other holdups in Appleton and Grand Chute. Forty-one-year-old Justin Posey of Kaukauna called police on Monday to turn himself in, and they say he…

posted 2016-02-10 05:05 by WHBY

Panel divided on Hwy. JJ options

A panel can't reach a consensus on the options for Highway JJ, next to Appleton North high school. The city's municipal services committee was split, 2-2, on a design that had a better crosswalk for pedestrians, but cuts off more…

posted 2016-02-10 05:04 by WHBY

Meth use rising in Brown Co.

More people are using meth in Brown County. A report from the county's drug task force shows heroin and opiate prescription drug abuse is still the biggest threat in the area. But Lt. Dave Poteat says meth is cheaper, and…

posted 2016-02-10 05:03 by WHBY

Donald on primary ballot for high court

Voters will narrow the list of candidates for the state Supreme Court from three to two, next Tuesday. State appeals court Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg, Milwaukee County Judge Joe Donald, and Justice Rebecca Bradley will be on the primary ballot. Donald…

posted 2016-02-10 05:02 by WHBY

Woodward Radio Blood Drive Friday at Bergstrom on Victory Lane in Appleton. 9-5 I'll be there from 11-1. Donate to…
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