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2015-07-29

Final EAA attendance numbers in

The attendance totals from this year's EAA AirVenture might be the highest in a decade. Spokesman Dick Knapinski says they crunched the numbers, and about 550,000 people went to the event. He says they set a record, with attendees from 80…

posted 2015-07-29 05:04 by WHBY

Tourism group reacts to Bucks vote

A group that promotes tourism in Milwaukee is excited to see that the financing deal for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena is moving forward. The Assembly approved the proposal yesterday on a 52-34 vote. Visit Milwaukee spokeswoman Kristin Settle says…

posted 2015-07-29 05:03 by WHBY

N-M Fire Rescue seeks new pumper truck

A plan to replace a Neenah-Menasha fire truck about two years early is getting some support. A joint committee agreed to buy a pumper truck from Pierce Manufacturing for $407,000. The current reserve truck is 24 years old, and it…

posted 2015-07-29 05:02 by WHBY

Appleton schools look to balance sponsorships

With sponsorships becoming a more popular revenue stream for school districts, Appleton's school board wants to make sure things don't go too far. Members reviewed the district's policy earlier this week. Chief financial officer Don Hietpas says it's something they'll…

posted 2015-07-29 05:01 by WHBY

2015-07-28

Assembly approves Bucks arena financing

State lawmakers are going along with the plans for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena. The Assembly signed off on the $500 million financing deal, on a 52-to-34 vote, this afternoon. The Senate approved it, earlier this month, and Governor Walker…

posted 2015-07-28 13:05 by WHBY

Man attacked in downtown Menasha

Menasha police say three men jumped a 21-year-old man, and robbed him, in the city's downtown this morning. Officer Aaron Zemlock says the victim was walking in the area of Racine and Broad streets, around 4:30 a.m. He says the…

posted 2015-07-28 13:04 by WHBY

Big town of Menasha pavilion project to start

The town of Menasha is going to replace a pavilion at Wittmann Park with a much larger one. The town board agreed to spend almost $410,000 on the project. Parks director Michael Kaeding says it will have a kitchen area,…

posted 2015-07-28 13:03 by WHBY

Appleton police help injured hawk

Members of the Appleton police department helped a red-tailed hawk yesterday afternoon. Sgt. Dave Lund says a couple of community service officers went to the area around South Oneida and Foster streets. He says they used a net to catch…

posted 2015-07-28 13:01 by WHBY

Children's Hospital in Neenah has new leader

There's a new leader, of the Neenah branch of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Debbie Franckowiak will be the hospital's new executive director. Nancy Korom is the chief nursing officer and vice president of Children's Hospital. She says Frankowiak took over…

posted 2015-07-28 13:00 by WHBY

HHS major driver of expansion plans

Projections for population growth in Outagamie County, and an aging population, are reasons behind the recommendation to expand the county's downtown campus. The health and human services department estimates that it will have to add almost 140 employees in the…

posted 2015-07-28 05:05 by WHBY

Assembly taking vote on Bucks arena

Lawmakers in the Assembly will debate a bill to fund a $500 million arena for the Milwaukee Bucks today, and two from the Fox Cities are on different sides. Democratic Rep. Amanda Stuck of Appleton says she can't support using…

posted 2015-07-28 05:04 by WHBY

Packers paying for new Appleton police dog

The "Green and Gold" will help Appleton's men in blue. The police department will add a third K-9 unit through a grant from the Green Bay Packers. Appleton Sgt. Dave Lund says they'll be able to use the dog at…

posted 2015-07-28 05:03 by WHBY

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