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2014-10-21

Singing program helps with memory issues

A program for people with Alzheimer's disease and dementia uses singing to help bring back memories. Valley VNA in Neenah is offering fall sessions of its "Lyrics and Laughter" series, to the public. The organization's Renee Neumeyer says up to…

posted 2014-10-21 13:01 by WHBY

BadgerCare referendum in Outagamie Co.

There's going to be a referendum on the ballot, in Outagamie County, on federal Medicaid funding. Gov. Walker turned down the money, to expand the BadgerCare program. He decided to shift tens of thousands of people, to the federal health…

posted 2014-10-21 13:01 by WHBY

Council OKs tearing down bank

Demolition can start soon on a historic bank building in downtown Menasha, as part of a major redevelopment project. The city council voted 6-1 last night to let developers, including John Bergstrom, tear down the former First National Bank. The…

posted 2014-10-21 05:05 by WHBY

Werner Electric eyes G.C. property

A local company wants to build a new headquarters and distribution center in Grand Chute. Werner Electric's plan calls for a 250,000 square-foot facility, near the corner of Prospect Avenue and Casaloma Drive. It could cost as much as $25…

posted 2014-10-21 05:04 by WHBY

Burke looks at budget options

Public school funding would be off limits, if cuts have to be made in the next state budget. That's the stance of the Democratic candidate for governor, Mary Burke. Burke was in Appleton yesterday afternoon for a campaign stop. She…

posted 2014-10-21 05:03 by WHBY

N.L. school referendum on ballot

There's a referendum on the November 4 ballot in the New London school district. Voters will decide whether they want to spend an additional $500,000 a year for the next four years, mainly for roofing projects and security upgrades. District…

posted 2014-10-21 05:02 by WHBY

Goals in place for substance abuse group

A group that's trying to fight drug abuse in the Fox Cities is already working on several goals that members put together yesterday. Fox Valley Substance Abuse Coalition coordinator Jesse Heffernan says they're hoping to improve the initial response to…

posted 2014-10-21 05:01 by WHBY

September home sales flat

Home sales were pretty flat last month, compared to a year earlier. The Wisconsin Realtors Association is reporting that closings were down 0.2 percent in September. The median price climbed by about three percent, to almost $149,000. Industry economist David…

posted 2014-10-21 05:00 by WHBY

2014-10-20

Early voting off to a good start

In-person absentee voting starts today across the state. Appleton's clerk says people started coming in this morning, to cast a ballot. Clerk Dawn Collins says it's going very smoothly so far. She says there hasn't been any confusion, over the…

posted 2014-10-20 13:05 by WHBY

Menasha Packaging expanding

A Neenah-based company is looking to expand in the southeast part of the state. Menasha Packaging is investing about $5 million to expand production capacity at its Hartford plant. The move is expected to create more than 70 new jobs…

posted 2014-10-20 13:04 by WHBY

Alta Resources holding job fair

A Neenah company is holding a job fair tomorrow to fill about 300 openings. Alta Resources announced in August that it would hire more than 600 people. The fair runs from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., at the Holiday Inn…

posted 2014-10-20 13:03 by WHBY

PAC president gets vote for Tony Awards

The leader of the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton will now get a vote for the Tony Awards. President Maria Van Laanen went through an application process, and she's one of less than 900 voters. She says it's…

posted 2014-10-20 13:02 by WHBY

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