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2015-06-02

Official: Districts won't hire unqualified teachers

School districts won't be lining up to hire teachers, if they don't feel that they're qualified, even if the state changes the standards for getting a teaching license. That's the feeling of Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators executive director…

posted 2015-06-02 05:04 by WHBY

Winnebago Waterways group continuing work

Nearly two years ago, a group surveyed people about what issues they'd like to see improved around the Lake Winnebago System. Even though progress has been slow, the work of Winnebago Waterways continues. Member Erin Gerred says they still meet…

posted 2015-06-02 05:03 by WHBY

FVHA looking for homes for chinchillas

About 40 chinchillas are up for adoption at the Fox Valley Humane Association. They came from the home of a hoarder, in southeast Wisconsin, where police found over 300 of the animals. Executive director Deb Lewis says they're partners with…

posted 2015-06-02 05:02 by WHBY

'Dirty Dancing' opening at PAC

A popular movie from the 1980's is now a touring Broadway musical, and Dirty Dancing opens tonight in Appleton. The show will be at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center for eight performances, through Sunday night. Spokeswoman Trisha Witt says it's…

posted 2015-06-02 05:01 by WHBY

2015-06-01

Brewers shutout Cardinals, 1-0

Milwaukee earns a win during Jonathon Lucroy's first game back with the team after fracturing his toe six weeks ago, beating St. Louis 1-0.  Mike Fiers (2-5) went six innings without giving up a run, allowing only four hits and…

posted 2015-06-01 22:22:38 by WHBY

Weight of the Fox Valley kicks off challenge

The Weight of the Fox Valley group kicked off its summer fitness program, this morning, near the Trestle Trail. Organizer Emily Dieringer says she expects up to 5,000 people will participate in the Passport to Active Living challenge. She says…

posted 2015-06-01 13:05 by WHBY

Walker touches on budget, abortion, Bucks

Governor Walker says he intends to keep his campaign promise to not raise the gas tax, or vehicle registration fees, to pay for transportation projects. Walker says he still believes a deal can be reached this week with the Legislature's…

posted 2015-06-01 13:04 by WHBY

Rachael Ray highlights Appleton Farm Market

A national talk show host's website is highlighting Appleton's Downtown Farm Market. A writer for Rachael Ray's site posted an interview with market director Djuanna Hugdahl last Friday. Hugdahl says they focused on their indoor market, and what's available during…

posted 2015-06-01 13:03 by WHBY

Teens more optimistic about summer jobs

Just over 60 percent of teens around the country say they're optimistic about their summer job prospects. Jonas Prising is the CEO of the Milwaukee-based Manpower Group. He says that's encouraging, since only 20 percent said they were actually able…

posted 2015-06-01 13:02 by WHBY

Focus on Energy reaches goals

A state program that promotes energy efficiency and renewable energy exceeded its four-year goals. An independent report shows that between 2011 and 2014, nearly 300,000 homeowners and businesses completed energy-saving projects through the Focus on Energy program. Spokeswoman Sarah Platt…

posted 2015-06-01 13:01 by WHBY

Dental programs help Appleton students

The Appleton school district has a couple of programs to provide dental care to students. Assistant superintendent Val Dreier says the Tri-County Dental Clinic tours the elementary schools to do checkups. She says they have a smaller one, for the…

posted 2015-06-01 13:00 by WHBY

Community honors Trestle Trail victims

People joined hands on the Trestle Trail in Menasha last night to remember the victims of a random shooting. Alison Mayer of Affinity Health helped organize the "Hands Over the Fox" event. She says people were hugging and sharing tears,…

posted 2015-06-01 05:05 by WHBY

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