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Future Neenah raising money for trestle bridges

Now that Menasha and Neenah are taking the first step toward possibly building two trestle bridges, a non-profit is going to start a fundraising drive to help pay for them. Future Neenah hopes to bring in at least $1 million.…

posted 2015-03-18 13:04 by WHBY

Ribble wants to review regulations

A lawmaker from northeast Wisconsin wants to eliminate some of the federal government's regulations for businesses. Congressman Reid Ribble says there are 169,000 pages of rules, and they're confusing and costly. He says that's especially the case for small business…

posted 2015-03-18 13:03 by WHBY

Renovations planned for Kaukauna building

There are plans to renovate a highly-visible building in downtown Kaukauna. Mayor Gene Rosin says it's the former Vogt Hardware store, at the corner of Crooks Avenue and 2nd Street. He says from the design work that he's seen, people…

posted 2015-03-18 13:02 by WHBY

Walker aide resigns after tweets

Posts on social media about Iowa are costing an advisor to Governor Walker her job. Liz Mair spent one day as a social media advisor to the governor's potential presidential campaign. The chair of Iowa's Republican party called Mair's posts…

posted 2015-03-18 13:01 by WHBY

Trestle bridges take step forward

Neenah and Menasha are moving ahead with the idea of building two trestle bridges to create a trail loop around the southern part of Little Lake Butte des Morts. The city councils voted last night to apply for a state…

posted 2015-03-18 05:05 by WHBY

Panel holding state budget hearing in Brillion

Hundreds of people will likely show up at Brillion high school today, for the first of four budget hearings on the proposed state budget. Rep. Michael Schraa sits on the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee. The Oshkosh Republican says he expects…

posted 2015-03-18 05:04 by WHBY

Appleton looking to future of Memorial Park

Appleton is exploring possibilities for the future of Memorial Park, on the city's northside. Parks and recreation director Dean Gazza says a consultant will put together some ideas in the coming weeks. People got a chance to share their thoughts,…

posted 2015-03-18 05:03 by WHBY

G.C. board signs off on Costco store

Grand Chute's town board is backing plans for Costco to build a store, west of the Fox River Mall. The wholesale retailer wants to open near the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and McCarthy Road. Town Chair Dave Schowalter says the…

posted 2015-03-18 05:02 by WHBY

Assembly wants to boost speed limit to 70

The Assembly wants to increase the speed limit to 70 on some highways. Rep. Paul Tittl is the bill's main sponsor. The Manitowoc Republican says the DOT would pick the freeways that would have the higher limit. Republican Rep. John…

posted 2015-03-18 05:01 by WHBY

Senate passes ban on microbeads

Wisconsin is a step closer to banning plastic microbeads from soap, toothpaste, and other personal care products. Sen. Rob Cowles of Allouez authored the bill. The Senate approved it yesterday. The Republican says scientists discovered that the particles are flowing…

posted 2015-03-18 05:00 by WHBY


Trial ordered in Fremont murder

A 43-year-old woman will stand trial for a murder in Fremont. A Waupaca County judge ruled there is probable cause to order a trial against Alison Roe, for the stabbing death of 43-year-old Chris Dake. Dake was stabbed to death,…

posted 2015-03-17 13:05 by WHBY

Businesses prepare for Hwy. 441 project

The DOT will start rebuilding the Highway 441 interchange with Appleton Road next month, and business leaders met with the agency this morning, to talk about the impacts. DOT spokesman Mark Kantola says the interchange, and a segment of Appleton…

posted 2015-03-17 13:04 by WHBY

Finally, the end is here for the pre-season. As you know, I am not a fan. Thursday: A one-hour PhilCast…
posted by Philcast 1 day ago
The Appleton West football team outscored Oshkosh West 37-30 in a dramatic win last Friday. I spoke with West head…
posted by Alex Solsma 2 days ago
Today on the PhilCast I'll have a story that links our very own Lawrence University with the purple-haired Kelly Osbourne.…
posted by Philcast 2 days ago