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Cheese makers applaud FDA reversal

The head of a group that represents the state's cheese producers is reacting to the FDA's reversal on using wooden boards to age cheese. The agency ruled earlier this week that the boards were unsanitary, because they couldn't be properly…

posted 2014-06-12 15:02 by WHBY

Appleton alderman calls for assessment review

An Appleton alderman is asking the city's public works and finance departments to take another look at how the city pays for street and utility projects. A group of property owners along John Street started a campaign, over the city's…

posted 2014-06-12 15:00 by WHBY

Local farm markets getting started

While Appleton has the largest farmers market in the Fox Cities, a number of communities have their own ones. Menasha's gets started today, and markets in Kaukauna and Neenah will start soon. Pamela Barnes of Future Neenah organizes their downtown…

posted 2014-06-12 15:00 by WHBY

More counties allowing same-sex marriages

The number of counties that are issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples continues to grow. Winnebago joined in yesterday and Waupaca will this morning. The clerks in both counties say they based their decision on the state's move to process…

posted 2014-06-12 05:05 by WHBY

Schmitt to push options for Walmart site

There could be another twist today in the debate over a Walmart in downtown Green Bay. The city council is expected to vote on the latest plans for a Supercenter next week, and Mayor Jim Schmitt wants to lay out…

posted 2014-06-12 05:04 by WHBY

Mom of murder victim meets organ recipient

An event highlighting organ donation brought together the mother of an Appleton murder victim and the man who received her son's heart. Twenty-five-year-old Joshua Richards of Green Bay was shot, inside Luna Lounge, last December. Jackie Pische was at Theda…

posted 2014-06-12 05:03 by WHBY

Article puts Neenah in national spotlight

The decision by Neenah police to get a former military vehicle generated some national attention earlier this week. The New York Times published an article on Monday, focusing on the debate over whether police departments are becoming more militarized. Neenah…

posted 2014-06-12 05:02 by WHBY

Group of soccer fans picks spot for Cup

Soccer fans will be following the World Cup for the next month, and there's a local group that focuses on the U.S. team. Paul Stinson is the president of the Fox Valley chapter of a national organization called the American…

posted 2014-06-12 05:01 by WHBY


Peralta and Lucroy lead the Brewers past the Mets

Wily Peralta limited the New York Mets to 1 run in six plus innings and Jonathan Lucroy added 3 hits to now improve his batting average to .341 on the season. The Brewers knocked off the Mets 3-1 Wednesday night…

posted 2014-06-11 22:02:58 by WHBY

Same-sex couples marry in Winnebago Co.

Same-sex couples in Winnebago County are now able to get a marriage license. County Clerk Sue Ertmer started to issue them over the noon hour. She says they didn't think it was fair to have other parts of the state…

posted 2014-06-11 15:05 by WHBY

State processing same-sex marriage licenses

The state Office of Vital Records is now processing the marriage licenses of gay couples. County clerks send their completed licenses to the office, and they've been coming in throughout the week. The office was holding off to hear from…

posted 2014-06-11 15:04 by WHBY

Judge sets hearing on gay marriage

There will be a hearing on same-sex marriage on Friday. Judge Barbara Crabb will listen to arguments about the next step she should take, after she threw out the constitutional ban on gay marriage. The hearing will be at 1…

posted 2014-06-11 15:03 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 favorite holiday of the year! But what's this? Wisconsin has turned up on a national…
posted by Philcast 3 days ago