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Secura Insurance gets new leader

A company that's headquartered in Appleton has a new leader. Dave Gross officially became the president and CEO of Secura Insurance today. Former CEO John Bykowski announced last September that he was going to retire, at the end of June.…

posted 2014-07-01 15:03 by WHBY

Consumer Protection warns of phone scam

Robocalls from people offering lower credit card interest rates are popping up all over the state, and Wisconsin's consumer protection department is warning people about them. Administrator Sandy Chalmers says the calls typically start with a woman calling herself Rachel,…

posted 2014-07-01 15:02 by WHBY

Future Neenah highlighting restaurants

Future Neenah is kicking off a summer event aimed at encouraging people to eat at local restaurants. The first "Savory Summer Nights" event is tonight, at the Ground Round. Executive director Amy Barker says they started the program because restaurants…

posted 2014-07-01 15:01 by WHBY

Victim improves after crash near Country USA

The 23-year-old Wautoma man is improving, after he was hit by a pickup truck near the Country USA grounds last week. He was flown to UW Hospital in Madison, with life-threatening injuries. Oshkosh police say he's no longer in serious…

posted 2014-07-01 15:00 by WHBY

Bucks officially hire Kidd (Sports)

The reports from the last 24-hours have officially come true.  The Milwaukee Bucks have announced the hiring of Jason Kidd as their new Head Coach. In a statement released by the team Tuesday Morning, General Manager John Hammond said the…

posted 2014-07-01 08:57:31 by WHBY

Appleton to explore 'wheel tax'

One of the proposals that will be on the table, during Appleton's debate over special assessments, is a $20 "wheel tax." Ald. Joe Martin says he'll introduce the idea at tomorrow's city council meeting. Drivers who keep their cars in…

posted 2014-07-01 05:04 by WHBY

Van Laanen becomes PAC president today

A new leader is officially in place at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. Executive vice president Maria Van Laanen is taking over for retiring president Susan Stockton today. Van Laanen says they've been working together on the transition, since…

posted 2014-07-01 05:03 by WHBY

State tax collections down

Tax collections were down by 0.4 percent over the last 11 months in Wisconsin, but a local lawmaker isn't too concerned. Republican Sen. Mike Ellis of Neenah says if the trend continues, the state budget would have a $30 million…

posted 2014-07-01 05:02 by WHBY

Recent grads still rely on parents for help

A study by a UW-Madison dean found that half of all recent college grads still need some financial help from their parents. The report shows many of them have a full-time job, and a local financial counselor says those results…

posted 2014-07-01 05:01 by WHBY

Potts gets 25 yrs in prison for 2008 G.C. murder

A 31-year-old man is going to prison for 25 years for a 2008 Grand Chute murder. Michael Potts of Milwaukee pleaded no contest to a charge of first-degree reckless homicide charge in March, during his second trial. He was convicted…

posted 2014-07-01 05:00 by WHBY


U.S. Attorney: Miron overcharged school districts

A local construction company is accused of overcharging school districts for building projects. The FBI investigated Miron Construction, and the U.S. Attorneys office revealed allegations yesterday that the company was intentionally inflating the wages of employees. Miron paid the federal…

posted 2014-06-30 19:45 by WHBY

Appleton cancels World Cup watch party

The city of Appleton is cancelling tomorrow's World Cup soccer watch party, at Houdini Plaza. City officials say they're concerned about the potential for rain, and severe weather, in the afternoon. The game between the U.S. and Belgium is scheduled…

posted 2014-06-30 14:44 by WHBY

Yes, it's a rare SATURDAY blog posting here from me. I'm up early on a Saturday in late November, and…
posted by Philcast 1 day ago
Friday, Dec. 12th PhilCast show. LIVE from the Outer Edge Stage in Appleton. 303 Oneida St. No reservations. No tickets…
posted by Philcast 2 days ago
Ahhhh, one week from today...my favorite holiday of the year! But what's this? Wisconsin has turned up on a national…
posted by Philcast 3 days ago