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2015-03-17

National cheese contest in Wisconsin

The Dairy State is home to this year's U.S. Championship Cheese Contest, and it starts today. John Umhoefer is the head of the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, and he says the competition is in downtown Milwaukee. Organizers hold the contest…

posted 2015-03-17 13:00 by WHBY

Larger Neenah clinic planned

ThedaCare is outgrowing four of its current facilities in Neenah, and the health care provider plans to start a project soon that will house them all. Jeff Mitchell is the vice president of ThedaCare Physicians. He says the family practice…

posted 2015-03-17 05:05 by WHBY

Menasha Corp. finds temporary home

An office building in downtown Menasha will have a temporary tenant soon. Menasha Corporation is moving to a vacant three-story building, in the 100 block of Main Street. Community development director Greg Keil says workers will be there for 16…

posted 2015-03-17 05:04 by WHBY

Spring allergy season arrives

The spring allergy season could be a mild one. Dr. Steve Kagen is making that prediction, because of the below-normal snowfall over the winter. He says they found the first samples of pollen from cottonwood and cedar trees over the…

posted 2015-03-17 05:03 by WHBY

Neenah may allow mason beehives in city

People in Neenah could soon raise a certain kind of bee in their backyard. The city council is talking about a proposal, tomorrow night, to allow mason beehives. The bees are docile, and rarely sting. Mayor Dean Kaufert says they're…

posted 2015-03-17 05:02 by WHBY

LFB: Walker's budget would raise taxes, fees

A report shows Governor Walker's proposed budget would raise taxes and fees by $48 million over two years. The nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau analyzed the governor's plan. Dale Knapp is a researcher for the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. He says that's…

posted 2015-03-17 05:01 by WHBY

2015-03-16

Chemical leak at SCA Tissue prompts evacuation

About 20 homes were evacuated this morning in Menasha, because of a chemical leak at the SCA Tissue plant. Crews from Neenah-Menasha Fire Rescue were called just after 8 a.m., and they cleared the surrounding neighborhood. Officials say a chlorine-based…

posted 2015-03-16 13:05 by WHBY

Budget could force UW-Osh to cut 80 jobs

UW-Oshkosh's chancellor says the school would lose dozens of employees, if Governor Walker's proposed budget cut goes through. The governor would eliminate $300 million in funding for the UW System, in his plan for the next two years. Chancellor Andrew…

posted 2015-03-16 13:04 by WHBY

Menasha schools could face budget deficit

Staffing levels in the Menasha school district are expected to remain pretty flat for the next school year. Sup. Chris VanderHeyden says their enrollment numbers should be stable, and they're expecting to cut half of one full-time position. He says…

posted 2015-03-16 13:03 by WHBY

DNR: Wildfire danger high in many areas

A week of mild and windy weather is boosting the chances for wildfires across much of Wisconsin. DNR is reporting that the fire danger is high, in Winnebago and Calumet counties. It's in the moderate range, in Outagamie and Brown…

posted 2015-03-16 13:02 by WHBY

Tourism industry gathers in La Crosse

About 1,000 people are catching up on the latest trends in the tourism industry, at an annual conference early this week. The Governor's Conference on Tourism is in La Crosse this year. Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett says local tourism officials,…

posted 2015-03-16 13:01 by WHBY

Crashes at Neenah roundabout drop

There were a lot of crashes at a roundabout in Neenah after it first opened, four years ago, but there were half as many last year. Neenah police say there were 42 reported accidents at the intersection of Winneconne Avenue…

posted 2015-03-16 05:05 by WHBY

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