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2015-07-04

Appleton recruiting poll workers

The city of Appleton is looking for poll workers to help with elections. Clerk Dawn Collins says they hope to add more people to the group that's available to staff each polling location. She says for a typical election, they…

posted 2015-07-04 05:02 by WHBY

2015-07-03

State budget takes step forward

The state budget is now heading to the Assembly and Senate. The Legislature's budget committee took its final votes on the two year plan last night. One of the packages was the deal to fund road projects. Republican Rep. John Nygren…

posted 2015-07-03 05:05 by WHBY

Obama pushes OT change in La Crosse

President Obama brought his proposal to make more workers eligible for overtime to Wisconsin. He visited UW-La Crosse yesterday afternoon, to call for changes to federal labor rules. Right now, companies can call employees "managers" if they make just over…

posted 2015-07-03 05:04 by WHBY

2015-07-02

Walker officially running for president

Governor Walker is now officially a candidate, for president. The Republican filed the necessary paperwork with the federal government, this morning. Walker is planning to hold a big kickoff event, on July 13th, in Waukesha. Professor Charlie Jacobs teaches political…

posted 2015-07-02 13:05 by WHBY

No quick answer on road construction delays

We may not know for a while, whether cuts to the state's transportation budget will delay the Highway 10-441 renovation project. The Legislature's budget committee is expected to cut $800 million, from Governor Walker's proposed $1.3 billion, in borrowing, for…

posted 2015-07-02 13:04 by WHBY

Sargento expanding plant in Kiel

More jobs will be coming to a cheesemaker's plant in Kiel. Sargento Foods is starting work on an 80,000 square foot expansion project at its production facility. The company currently has about 540 workers. There will be enough room to…

posted 2015-07-02 13:03 by WHBY

VT shuttle in Neenah to start

Valley Transit will move forward with a special route for Neenah's industrial park. Appleton's city council agreed to a six-month pilot program last night. The shuttle will take workers to Neenah Foundry, Plexus, and the Menasha Corporation. Neenah Mayor Dean…

posted 2015-07-02 13:02 by WHBY

No bus strikes in VT history

Bus drivers in the Milwaukee area are spending their second straight day on strike. That's not something riders in the Fox Cities have had to deal with, under Valley Transit. Spokeswoman Nikki Voelzke says they've never had a strike locally.…

posted 2015-07-02 13:01 by WHBY

Jaycees preparing for fireworks display

The sky above Appleton's northside will light up with fireworks tomorrow night, for the Appleton Jaycees annual 4th of July celebration. The non-profit always holds the event on July 3rd. Rebecca Schruender is a co-chair. She says things get started,…

posted 2015-07-02 13:00 by WHBY

Grants to help Mile of Music festival

Organizers of the Mile of Music festival in Appleton will use two grants, to help promote this year's event. The Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau is providing $50,000, and another nearly $40,000 is coming from the state tourism department.…

posted 2015-07-02 06:00 by WHBY

Hwy. CE project larger than some expected

The construction zone on Highway CE in Outagamie County will be growing, as the summer progresses. Crews started building a roundabout at Eisenhower Drive on Monday. Another project is underway, to the east. Buchanan town administrator Joel Gregozeski says they're…

posted 2015-07-02 05:05 by WHBY

Council defies state law, turns down tower

Appleton could face a court challenge over a cell phone tower project, after a decision by the city council last night. Members voted 7-to-5 to deny the permit for a 100-foot tower in the 1600 block of W. Wisconsin Avenue.…

posted 2015-07-02 05:04 by WHBY

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