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2014-04-22

Harris, Leibham running for Congress

Two more candidates are in the race for the sixth district congressional seat. Longtime Republican Congressman Tom Petri is retiring, and that's leaving a wide-open race. Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris announced today that he'll run for the seat, as…

posted 2014-04-22 13:04 by WHBY

Steam plant deal nearly done

The transfer of Menasha's shuttered steam plant is moving forward. The city council unanimously approved a deal last night, with Aeries Energy. Mayor Don Merkes says they hope to officially close on the agreement sometime next week. He says the…

posted 2014-04-22 13:03 by WHBY

United Way reports growth in 3 programs

Three programs run through the United Way Fox Cities are growing. President Peter Kelly presented the non-profit's annual report to the community, this morning. He says they help people get to work, by providing funding for Valley Transit's Connector service…

posted 2014-04-22 13:02 by WHBY

Outagamie Co., G.C. in energy challenge

Workers for Outagamie County and Grand Chute are starting a competition to save energy and money. County Executive Tom Nelson helped kick off the "Cool Choices" challenge on Earth Day. He says each day, participants will be asked to take…

posted 2014-04-22 13:01 by WHBY

Expansion will help Brown Co. waiting list

Governor Walker announced yesterday that Family Care is expanding to seven counties in northeast Wisconsin, and a local human services director says that's great news. About 400 people are waiting for in-home help in Brown County, and county director Jeremy…

posted 2014-04-22 05:05 by WHBY

Roth running for Ellis' Senate seat

A Republican from Grand Chute is officially in the race for a state Senate seat. Former Rep. Roger Roth was in the Assembly for four years, but he gave up his seat when he made an unsuccessful run for Congress…

posted 2014-04-22 05:04 by WHBY

Gov. backs Kleefisch if he doesn't finish 2nd term

Gov. Walker isn't commenting on whether he'll run for president in 2016, but he says the state will be in good hands if he wins re-election, but can't finish his term. He says he's worked very closely with Lt. Gov.…

posted 2014-04-22 05:03 by WHBY

Steinhafels buys former American TV store

There's a new owner of the former American TV and Appliance store in Grand Chute. The furniture store Steinhafels will be moving into the Fox Cities market. The company is based in southeast Wisconsin, with 17 locations in the Milwaukee…

posted 2014-04-22 05:02 by WHBY

Environmental leader reflects on Earth Day

It's Earth Day, and a state environmental leader says the annual event has had a "lasting impact." Steve Hiniker of 1,000 Friends of Wisconsin says after the day was created in 1970, there were strong bi-partisan efforts to protect the…

posted 2014-04-22 05:01 by WHBY

2014-04-21

Brewers fend off Padres

The Milwaukee Brewers returned home to Miller Park and defeated the San Diego Padres in their series opener 4-3 on Monday night.  The Brewers offense struck first with a three-run third inning that was capped off by a solo home…

posted 2014-04-21 22:34:52 by WHBY

Walker announces Family Care expansion

A program that helps seniors and people with disabilities, stay in their homes, is expanding. Gov. Walker was in Green Bay this morning, to announce that Family Care will soon be offered in Brown, Shawano, Oconto, and four other northeast…

posted 2014-04-21 13:05 by WHBY

Dem Hulsey gets in race for governor

Another Democrat is now in the race for governor. Democratic Rep. Brett Hulsey of Madison has been in the Assembly for four years, and he spent 14 years on the Dane County board. Former Trek Bicycle executive Mary Burke is…

posted 2014-04-21 13:04 by WHBY

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