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2015-02-19

Neenah Paper expansion plans progress

A proposed project in the Appleton flats took a step forward last night. Neenah Paper wants to build a stand-alone plant to produce specialty filter papers, to the north of its existing mill. The city council unanimously approved a special…

posted 2015-02-19 05:03 by WHBY

Health insurance signup climbs 58%

There was a 58 percent increase in the number of Wisconsinites signing up for health insurance, through the federal exchanges this year. The U.S. Health and Human Services department is reporting that almost 206,000 people in the state bought a…

posted 2015-02-19 05:02 by WHBY

Deal reached in G.B. school records request

A Democratic lawmaker from Green Bay says he's pleased with a compromise over an open records request. School Choice Wisconsin initially asked the Green Bay school district for student information, including names, addresses, telephone numbers and grade levels. District say…

posted 2015-02-19 05:01 by WHBY

2015-02-18

Oil prices could plummet

Gas prices are rising, but some analysts think crude oil prices could fall dramatically. A report from Bloomberg says they might even dip as low as $10 a barrel. Erin Roth of the Wisconsin Petroleum Council says he wouldn't be…

posted 2015-02-18 13:05 by WHBY

FVTC showing off high-tech equipment

Students at Fox Valley Technical College are using some high-tech equipment, to train for their future careers. Dean Lodes is the school's learning innovations and technology manager. He says nursing and other medical students are using a 3D digital simulator,…

posted 2015-02-18 13:04 by WHBY

State's 2 biggest cities using only Pierce trucks

Firefighters in the state's two largest cities are now only driving fire trucks from an Appleton-area company. Pierce Manufacturing recently finished the transition in Milwaukee by delivering two new pumper trucks. Chad Trinkner is Pierce's senior director of business development.…

posted 2015-02-18 13:03 by WHBY

Stroebel excited for likely return to Capitol

A Republican is on the verge of being back at the Capitol, and this time it will be in the Senate. Duey Stroebel of Cedarburg will be unopposed in the April 7 election, after he topped two other GOP candidates…

posted 2015-02-18 13:02 by WHBY

Groundhog-bitten mayor loses election

It's been a rough month for Sun Prairie's mayor. February started on a bad note for Mayor Jonathan Freund, when Jimmy the Groundhog bit him on the ear. Yesterday, he learned he's going to lose his job. Freund came in…

posted 2015-02-18 13:01 by WHBY

FVHA continuing feral cat program

The Fox Valley Humane Association will continue a program that's spayed or neutered about 2,500 feral cats, over the last two years. Executive director Deb Lewis says they're trapping cats in the Fox Valley and Shawano County, treating them, and…

posted 2015-02-18 13:00 by WHBY

Former police officer admits to burglary spree

A former Waupun police lieutenant, with 22 years of experience, pleaded no contest to a series of burglaries in seven counties. Brad Young was arrested in 2013, and he's accused of about 60 break-ins. As part of a deal with…

posted 2015-02-18 12:59 by WHBY

Race for G.B. mayor set

Green Bay voters will pick between the incumbent, and the city council president, in April's race for mayor. Three-term Mayor Jim Schmitt led yesterday's three-way primary, at 51 percent. Ald. Tom De Wane advanced, with 37 percent. David Vanderleest finished…

posted 2015-02-18 05:05 by WHBY

Anderson, Leiker advance in Greenville

The race for Greenville's town chair will feature a longtime incumbent against a project manager in the private sector. Challenger Jack Anderson had the highest total during yesterday's primary, at 44 percent. Incumbent chair Randy Leiker got 42 percent of…

posted 2015-02-18 05:04 by WHBY

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