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2015-01-07

FVHA sets adoption record

A record number of animals found new homes last year, through the Fox Valley Humane Association. Executive director Deb Lewis says they had 3,560, and that's up 79 percent from 2013. She says their involvement with the Rachel Ray Challenge…

posted 2015-01-07 05:03 by WHBY

Salvation Army just short of goal

The Salvation Army Fox Cities fell just short of its $1.2 million year-end fundraising goal, but officials are hoping to raise the remaining money quickly. Spokesman Robb Waugus says they're looking for about $30,000, and they'll keep their books open,…

posted 2015-01-07 05:02 by WHBY

5 races set for Appleton city council

The field is set for the spring election, for spots on Appleton's city council. Five races will be on the ballot, and one of them will be for an open seat. Ald. Peter Stueck didn't run again, in the 9th…

posted 2015-01-07 05:01 by WHBY

2015-01-06

Work to start on new Menasha trail

Menasha is going to build a trail along a channel of the Fox River, on the site of a former paper mill. The city council signed off on contracts for the Gilbert Shoreline Park and trail last night. Mayor Don…

posted 2015-01-06 15:05 by WHBY

Frigid temps sticking around for now

Sub-zero temperatures and wind chills are expected to hang around for a little longer than first anticipated. Meteorologist Tom Helman is with the National Weather Service office in Green Bay. He says right now, we're in a normal weather pattern.…

posted 2015-01-06 15:04 by WHBY

State still working on propane complaints

Propane prices are less than half of what they were during last winter's shortage, but the state is still dealing with complaints from unhappy customers. Officials from the state's consumer protection agency say they received 411 complaints against 37 propane…

posted 2015-01-06 15:03 by WHBY

Apartments in flats head to council

Appleton's city council will get a second crack at a proposal to turn a former industrial building, in the flats, into apartments. The plan commission agreed to re-zone the property, on a 5-1 vote yesterday. The former A.C. Compressor facility…

posted 2015-01-06 15:02 by WHBY

Traffic study set for Grand Kakalin project

Construction is underway on the Grand Kakalin redevelopment project in Kaukauna, and city leaders want to study how traffic in that area could be affected. Mayor Gene Rosin says they're looking at different options, for the streets that run along…

posted 2015-01-06 15:01 by WHBY

Hospitals taking flu precautions

This year's flu season is worse than normal, and officials from local hospitals are asking people to limit their visits to patients. St. Elizabeth Hospital patient care vice president Heather Schimmers says they're trying to limit the spread of the…

posted 2015-01-06 05:05 by WHBY

Senate leader weighs in on right-to-work

Governor Walker has repeatedly said that lawmakers would create a distraction, if they take up a right-to-work bill, but a Republican leader says he hasn't personally heard that. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says Walker has never told him that…

posted 2015-01-06 05:04 by WHBY

Rohrkaste among those sworn in

Members of the state Senate and Assembly took the oath of office yesterday, and a freshman lawmaker from Neenah was among them. Republican Rep. Mike Rohrkaste says he's ready to start the job, and get to know the people in…

posted 2015-01-06 05:03 by WHBY

Thomas has strong ties to Appleton police

The new police chief in Appleton is coming full circle. Chief Todd Thomas is a native of the city, and he's going to lead the department where his uncle was an officer, almost 70 years ago. Thomas was sworn in…

posted 2015-01-06 05:02 by WHBY

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