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Valley Transit offering 25ยข rides

People can get on a bus for 25 cents, to get to downtown Appleton tonight and tomorrow. Valley Transit is running its special Octoberfest weekend deal. Spokeswoman Nikki Voelzke says they had about 17,000 riders a year ago, and that…

posted 2015-09-25 17:01 by WHBY

Tundra Lodge adding outdoor waterpark

A hotel with an indoor waterpark in Green Bay is going to build another waterpark outside. Tundra Lodge announced its plans today. Director of sales Scott Dettmann says it will be a Las Vegas-style facility, with flexibility. He says they'll…

posted 2015-09-25 17:00 by WHBY

Bellin starts women's half marathon

There's a new race in Green Bay, and it's the first female-focused half-marathon in northeast Wisconsin. The Bellin Women's Half Marathon starts at 8 a.m. tomorrow. Race director Linda Maxwell says they capped the event at 1,500, and they sold…

posted 2015-09-25 16:59 by WHBY

Paddlers to tour Appleton locks

Organizers are anticipating a big turnout for a paddle on the Fox River tomorrow morning. Jeff Mazanec of North East Wisconsin Paddlers says they're going to launch at Lutz Park in Appleton, and head to Sunset Park in Kimberly. He…

posted 2015-09-25 16:58 by WHBY

Volunteers building learning trail at park

Volunteers will build an educational trail at a park in Menasha tomorrow. The Born Learning Trail is a United Way Fox Cities program and the Menasha Corporation Foundation is sponsoring a new one at Smith Park. Pierce Smith says signs…

posted 2015-09-25 16:57 by WHBY

Big crowd expected for Octoberfest

Octoberfest returns to downtown Appleton tomorrow morning. About 100,000 people are expected along College Avenue to check out the food, music, and beer. Organizer Joy Sams says it's also a big fundraiser for community groups. She says some of them…

posted 2015-09-25 05:05 by WHBY

Police prepared for Octoberfest

Appleton police will be out-and-about in the downtown for Octoberfest tomorrow. Sgt. Dave Lund says they bring in extra officers for the event. He says over the years, they've developed a pretty good plan for the event. Lund says officers…

posted 2015-09-25 05:04 by WHBY

Improvements made to asylum cemetery

The names of those buried at the Outagamie County Insane Asylum cemetery are now on display, as part of a two-year project. For years, the cemetery wasn't marked, and a group came forward to make improvements. The individual graves are…

posted 2015-09-25 05:03 by WHBY

Fox Cities lawmakers push state job changes

Changes could be coming to the way the state government hires workers. A pair of Republican lawmakers from northeast Wisconsin also want to make it easier to fire people. Assistant Majority Leader Jim Steineke of Vandenbroek and Sen. Roger Roth…

posted 2015-09-25 05:02 by WHBY

Assembly cuts off Planned Parenthood grant

Majority Republicans in the Assembly took a step yesterday to deny federal funding from Planned Parenthood. They voted 60-35 to block the group from receiving money from the federal government, through what's known as a Title X grant. Democratic Rep.…

posted 2015-09-25 05:01 by WHBY


Ribble on hand to see Pope Francis

Pope Francis became the first top leader of the Catholic church to speak to Congress, and a lawmaker from northeast Wisconsin was there to see it this morning. Republican Congressman Reid Ribble of Sherwood says the Pope gave a little…

posted 2015-09-24 13:05 by WHBY

Kits will help in response to active shooters

The Brown County sheriff's department has a new tool to help in the response to active shooters, and other major incidents. Capt. Dan Sandberg says they have four emergency kits that can be used to coordinate police, fire, and emergency…

posted 2015-09-24 13:04 by WHBY

Let the PhilCast Countdown to Christmas begin! From now until my final show before the big day all bump music…
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Wishing you and yours as happy a Thanksgiving as that turkey is having in the picture. Associate producer "Z-Bart" will…
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It's that time again.... The Tuesday PhilCast will be a celebration of all things that are my favorite holiday of…
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