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We Energies may be next with fixed fee hike

We Energies might be the next utility that will be able to raise the fixed fee that customers have to pay every month. The state's Public Service Commission agreed to let WPS hike that charge from $10.49 a month to…

posted 2014-11-07 13:03 by WHBY

Hit & run suspect arrested on probation hold

Winnebago County sheriff's deputies say a 25-year-old suspect in a hit-and-run accident is in custody on a probation hold. Brandon Kuehl of Oshkosh was arrested, Wednesday night, at a home on Clay Road in the town of Nekimi. Investigators believe…

posted 2014-11-07 13:02 by WHBY

Outagamie Co. budget in place

Outagamie County's budget for next year, is officially on the books. County Executive Tom Nelson signed it this week, after the county board approved it, on Monday. Nelson says they were able to maintain services and staffing levels. The budget…

posted 2014-11-07 13:01 by WHBY

Salvation Army bell ringing underway

You may hear a familiar holiday season sound, around the area, starting today. Salvation Army Fox Cities spokesman Robb Waugus says the non-profit is beginning its annual red kettle campaign. The group hopes to bring in$1.2 million this year. Waugus…

posted 2014-11-07 13:00 by WHBY

Appleton district hosting Charter School Fair

People will be able to learn more about Appleton's charter schools tomorrow. The school district is hosting its annual Charter School Fair, on the second floor of City Center Plaza, in the downtown. Asst. superintendent Judy Baseman says teachers and…

posted 2014-11-07 12:59 by WHBY

Walker dismisses advisory questions

Governor Walker is taking much stock in the results of two advisory referendum questions from Tuesday's election. They were on ballots in some parts of the state, including in Appleton. A majority of voters want the state to accept federal…

posted 2014-11-07 05:05 by WHBY

Appleton native created Caring Bridge site

A website that helps update people when a loved one is having health problems, has local ties. Appleton native Sona Mehring created Caring Bridge. She came to her hometown last night to speak at the Thompson Community Center. Mehring says…

posted 2014-11-07 05:04 by WHBY

USPS expands 7-day holiday package delivery

The U.S. Postal service will start delivering packages seven days a week, in the Appleton and Green Bay areas, leading up to the holidays. Spokesman Sean Hargadon says officials predict a 12 to 14 percent increase in shipments, compared to…

posted 2014-11-07 05:03 by WHBY

Wis. native gets Medal of Honor 151 yrs later

President Obama awarded a southeast Wisconsin native the Medal of Honor, over 150 years after he was killed in the Civil War. Obama said Alonzo Cushing of Delafield may have died at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, but his…

posted 2014-11-07 05:02 by WHBY

'Cat in the Hat' art piece coming down soon

The "Cat in the Hat" papier-mache piece of art that overlooks downtown Appleton, from the roof of the Trout Museum, will be taken down next week. It's been there since late July, for a Dr. Suess exhibit. Museum Pamela Williams-Lime…

posted 2014-11-07 05:01 by WHBY


Walker highlighting technical colleges

Governor Walker is traveling around the state today to celebrate his re-election, and highlight technical colleges. He visited Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay this morning. The governor says he'll make higher education a priority when he puts together…

posted 2014-11-06 13:05 by WHBY

Police done searching property in Wilde case

Green Bay police say they finished their search of a property in Portage County, in their investigation into a 16-year-old missing person case. Nineteen-year-old UW-Green Bay student Amber Wilde was pregnant when she disappeared, in September of 1998. Detectives started…

posted 2014-11-06 13:04 by WHBY

Happy Turkey Day Weekend!
posted by Philcast 2 days ago
So there it is.... The Christmas tree the city put up in Reading, PA that residents think is so ugly…
posted by Philcast 3 days ago
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 5 days ago