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2016-02-02

'Newsies' opens at PAC tonight

The musical about a strike by young newspaper sellers will be at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center for the next several days. Newsies opens tonight in downtown Appleton. PAC spokeswoman Trisha Witt says it tells the story of how the…

posted 2016-02-02 05:02 by WHBY

Middle school students focus on IT

There's a new after-school program in Appleton aimed at middle school students who are interested in technology. Fox Valley Technical College, the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley, and the school district are involved in what's called "Megabites."…

posted 2016-02-02 05:01 by WHBY

State offers ID for seniors that won't expire

Seniors can now get a state ID card that doesn't expire. Corey Kleist of the DMV says their market is people 65 and older, who don't drive. He says it's their standard ID card, and it's valid for voting purposes.…

posted 2016-02-02 05:00 by WHBY

2016-02-01

School leaders following storm projections

School district leaders are following the latest projections for tomorrow's snowstorm, to see how the weather could impact the school day tomorrow. Appleton superintendent Lee Allinger says they could decide sometime this afternoon, or evening, on whether to close for…

posted 2016-02-01 13:05 by WHBY

Prof: GOP likely to retain Ribble's seat

Republicans may have an advantage, in this fall's race for the open eighth congressional district seat. Republican Congressman Reid Ribble announced over the weekend that he will not run for a fourth term. Lawrence University political science professor Arnold Shober…

posted 2016-02-01 13:04 by WHBY

New G.B. police chief sworn in

Green Bay's new police chief is officially on the job. Andrew Smith was sworn in this morning, during a ceremony at city hall. He says he's already spent some time in the community, watching officers make traffic stops and interact…

posted 2016-02-01 13:03 by WHBY

Icy road leads to deadly Shawano crash

A woman was killed in an accident on the east side of Shawano this morning. Police say that she lost control of her car because of icy conditions, and hit a semi. She was on Highway 55, near Beauprey Road,…

posted 2016-02-01 13:02 by WHBY

Online school relies on open enrollment

Parents who want their children to go to school outside of their home district, can start the open enrollment process today. The Wisconsin Connections Academy is an online school, through the Appleton district. Dean of students Jeff LeMahieu says they…

posted 2016-02-01 13:01 by WHBY

City charged 17% in fees for ramp credit cards

The city of Appleton is letting people pay with credit cards at more of the downtown parking ramps, and that's coming with a cost. Public works director Paula Vandehey says last year, the city lost about 17 percent of its…

posted 2016-02-01 13:00 by WHBY

Ribble's decision sets up open race

There will be a new member of Congress representing much of northeast Wisconsin next year. Republican Congressman Reid Ribble made a surprising announcement over the weekend that he's not going to run again, for his eighth district seat. The lawmaker…

posted 2016-02-01 05:05 by WHBY

Group seeks more wellness programs at work

Forty-two percent of Fox Cities businesses don't have a wellness program to encourage employees to make healthy choices. That's the finding of a survey by The Weight of the Fox Valley. Carri LaPlant worked with local chambers of commerce on…

posted 2016-02-01 05:04 by WHBY

Firm develops plan for Appleton's Scheig Center

The city of Appleton took over the Scheig Center and the gardens in Memorial Park a couple of years ago, and a consultant is recommending a series of improvements. John Kneer of the Rettler Corporation says the city should shift…

posted 2016-02-01 05:03 by WHBY

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