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State Baseball begins today

The WIAA Spring Baseball State Tournament opens this morning at Fox Cities Stadium. Kimberly (19-7) is back in the Division 1 field for the first time since 2010.  They will take on Hartford (7-15) in the final quarterfinal today about…

posted 2014-06-17 06:04:41 by WHBY

Walker, Burke spar over gay marriage

The two main candidates for governor are sparring over the same-sex marriage debate. Democrat Mary Burke says she supports it, and she's calling on Governor Walker to make his stance clear. Walker was outspoken in his support of a gay…

posted 2014-06-17 05:05 by WHBY

Possible expo center land deal for $2 mil

The proposed deal for the site of the Fox Cities Exhibition Center is for $2 million. Appleton made that offer...for the parking lot on Lawrence Street, across from the Radisson Paper Valley hotel. It's owned by Outagamie County, and the…

posted 2014-06-17 05:04 by WHBY

Police from Sandy Hook speak in Appleton

They were in the middle of one of the worst mass school shootings in the U.S., and two Connecticut State Police officers were in Appleton yesterday to talk about the lessons they learned. Sgt. James Thomas and Lt. Jay Paul…

posted 2014-06-17 05:03 by WHBY

Palliative care focus of forum

Some local health care leaders sat down yesterday to talk about a growing medical field, to help people with chronic illnesses. Palliative care focuses on removing suffering, and improving the quality of a patient's life. Ann Patek is a director…

posted 2014-06-17 05:02 by WHBY


Brewers knock off the Diamondbacks

The Brewers were victorious in the series opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-3 at Chase Field on Monday night.  Aramis Ramirez batted three for four with double and 2 RBI and Scooter Gennet hit his 4th home run of the…

posted 2014-06-16 23:57:47 by WHBY

Outagamie Co. refunding marriage license fee

Same-sex couples who applied for a marriage license in Outagamie County last week, have two options, since a judge put the weddings on hold. County Executive Tom Nelson says they can get a refund, of the $100 application fee. He…

posted 2014-06-16 13:05 by WHBY

Seizure drug not available yet

An early supporter of a law that legalizes a marijuana by-product to treat seizures says he understood there would be a delay in its availability. Family members are raising concerns that the law requires a series of drug trials, and…

posted 2014-06-16 13:04 by WHBY

Bugs 'terrible' in northwoods

It's a bad year for mosquitoes, and other biting insects, in the northwoods. Diane Paneitz of Hogan's General Store in Manitowish Waters says she can't remember another year when they've been this bad. She says even with bug spray, you…

posted 2014-06-16 13:03 by WHBY

Felon arrested after hit & run, chase

Police officers chased a suspect in a hit-and-run accident yesterday morning, and they learned the man was wanted on a felony warrant. Town of Menasha officer Jason Weber says the man took off, after a minor crash in a parking…

posted 2014-06-16 13:01 by WHBY

Appleton now has 'bike ambassadors'

New "bike ambassadors" will be riding around Appleton. Sgt. Dave Lund says the police department trained 10 volunteers to practice proper etiquette. He says they'll have bright yellow shirts, and proper equipment, like helmets. Lund says they're going to do…

posted 2014-06-16 13:00 by WHBY

Kimberly State Champs, Xavier to state (WIAA Round-up)

The WIAA State Softball tournament wrapped up over the weekend at Goodman Diamond in Madison.  For the 7th time in school history, Kimberly picked up a state title with a 6-5, 15-inning win over Westosha Central Saturday night.  It's the…

posted 2014-06-16 06:15:30 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 7 hours ago
Friday, Dec. 12th PhilCast show. LIVE from the Outer Edge Stage in Appleton. 303 Oneida St. No reservations. No tickets…
posted by Philcast 1 day 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 2 days ago