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2014-10-20

Alta Resources holding job fair

A Neenah company is holding a job fair tomorrow to fill about 300 openings. Alta Resources announced in August that it would hire more than 600 people. The fair runs from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., at the Holiday Inn…

posted 2014-10-20 13:03 by WHBY

PAC president gets vote for Tony Awards

The leader of the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton will now get a vote for the Tony Awards. President Maria Van Laanen went through an application process, and she's one of less than 900 voters. She says it's…

posted 2014-10-20 13:02 by WHBY

DOT focusing on teen driver safety

The state's DOT is reminding young drivers to minimize distractions behind the wheel. It's Teen Driver Safety Week. David Pabst is the director of the bureau of transportation safety. He says cell phones are the biggest distraction for teen drivers,…

posted 2014-10-20 13:01 by WHBY

Town of Holland voting on new town hall

There's a proposal to build a new town hall in the town of Holland, in Brown County, and voters will decide the fate of the project in a referendum. The question is on the November 4 ballot, and it asks…

posted 2014-10-20 13:00 by WHBY

Substance abuse coalition setting goals

A new community-based organization that's fighting drug abuse is holding a kickoff event this morning, in Appleton. The Fox Valley Substance Abuse Coalition is trying to attack the problem in several ways. Organizer Jesse Heffernan says they want to improve…

posted 2014-10-20 05:05 by WHBY

Candidates meet again in 5th Assembly

There's a rematch for an Assembly seat that represents parts of Outagamie and Brown counties. Republican Rep. Jim Steineke of Vandenbroek will meet Democrat Jeff McCabe of Kaukauna, in the 5th district, on November 4. Steineke is the assistant majority…

posted 2014-10-20 05:04 by WHBY

Appleton, Lawrence names linked to Boston

Members of two wealthy families from Boston are the namesakes of the city of Appleton, and Lawrence University. Historian Mike Rosenberg presented the history behind the founding of the community, at the Appleton Public Library recently. He says Amos Adams…

posted 2014-10-20 05:03 by WHBY

Wholesale butter, cheese prices drop

Butter and cheese prices plunged last week on the wholesale market, but don't expect to pay less at the grocery store anytime soon. The wholesale prices had been at record highs for several weeks. Brandon Scholz of the Wisconsin Grocers…

posted 2014-10-20 05:02 by WHBY

2014-10-17

Candidates prepare for second debate

The final debate between the candidates for governor is coming up tonight. Governor Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke met for their first debate last Friday. Walker says he hopes this debate focuses on more economic issues. He says yesterday's…

posted 2014-10-17 13:05 by WHBY

Walker: Burke would bring back bargaining

Governor Walker told city officials this morning that he thinks his Democratic challenger, Mary Burke, would restore collective bargaining rights to public union workers, if she's elected. Walker and the Republican-controlled Legislature stripped most of those rights in the collective…

posted 2014-10-17 13:04 by WHBY

Appleton Airport project progressing

Work is progressing on a ramp expansion project at the Appleton Airport. Crews started expanding the south aviation ramp last month and airport director Abe Weber says they should be done, next month. He says the extra space will help…

posted 2014-10-17 13:03 by WHBY

Report focuses on LGBT domestic abuse

An advocate for the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender community in the Fox Valley says more needs to be done across the country to help victims of domestic violence. A national report showed 76 percent of the victims in domestic…

posted 2014-10-17 13:02 by WHBY

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