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2015-08-20

Appleton creates composting rules

Composters in Appleton now have some specific standards to follow. The city council approved a policy last night without any debate. Public works director Paula Vandehey says they get calls from time to time from people asking what rules they…

posted 2015-08-20 13:02 by WHBY

C.L. TIF expansion moving forward

Combined Locks can extend a TIF district to help cover the costs of a roundabout. A joint review board went along with the proposal for the project at Highways CE and HH. Outagamie County was the lone opponent in last…

posted 2015-08-20 13:01 by WHBY

Packers to unveil development plans

The Green Bay Packers will reveal their vision for land that's west of Lambeau Field today, and some of the details are leaking early. The team is holding a press conference late this morning. The plans call for a high-end…

posted 2015-08-20 05:05 by WHBY

Hanna updates council on expo center

Appleton's city council met with the mayor last night to learn about the progress on a couple of agreements that are needed for a downtown expo center to move forward. The closed-door briefing lasted more than an hour. Mayor Tim…

posted 2015-08-20 05:04 by WHBY

Proposal limits city hives to mason bees

People in Appleton hoping to produce honey in their backyard would be out of luck, under a proposed change to beekeeping rules. Ald. Cathy Spears wants to switch the kind of bees that would be allowed, outside of homes, from…

posted 2015-08-20 05:03 by WHBY

Mile of Music sponsor ups singing prizes

After almost doubling the number of participants in its "Singing in the Shower" promotion, the largest sponsor of the Mile of Music festival wants to double the impact. Over 400 people sang for Tundraland Home Improvements. President Brian Gottlieb says…

posted 2015-08-20 05:02 by WHBY

2015-08-19

2 killed in fiery Hwy. 47 crash

Two people are dead, after an SUV hit a semi on Highway 47. First responders went to the crash, just north of Black Creek, around 11:30 a.m. Lt. Terry Hammen of the Outagamie County sheriff's department says the SUV crossed…

posted 2015-08-19 13:15 by WHBY

Menominee chair sees pot as revenue source

Members of the Menominee Indian tribe are voting on whether to legalize marijuana, and their leader says it would be a way to generate revenue. Tribal chair Gary Besaw says last year, the U.S. Department of Justice cleared the way…

posted 2015-08-19 13:05 by WHBY

Appleton police look for missing man

Appleton police are looking for help in a missing person case. Twenty-two-year-old John Lee of Appleton disappeared on June 21. Sgt. Dave Lund says officers were called to a trespassing complaint at Lee's house, in the 1200 block of E.…

posted 2015-08-19 13:04 by WHBY

Buchanan considering part-time firefighters

Buchanan's town board is considering adding paid part-time firefighters, to deal with thin daytime staffing levels. Town administrator Joel Gregozeski says they might also work with the village of Harrison. He says right now, both departments rely on volunteer firefighters,…

posted 2015-08-19 13:03 by WHBY

Bill requires veterinarians to report abuse

A proposal would expand the reporting rules for veterinarians in cases of animal injuries. Sen. Fred Risser says right now, they only have to talk with police or a humane officer when they suspect an animal is being used in…

posted 2015-08-19 13:02 by WHBY

Brown Co. Fair kicks off

The Brown County Fair is underway. The fairgrounds in De Pere opened this morning, and the event runs through Sunday. Fair Association president Steve Corrigan says they're bringing back the All-American Lumberjack Show for performances that start tomorrow, and continue…

posted 2015-08-19 13:01 by WHBY

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