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2015-07-02

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

Cowles wanted Bucks arena out of budget

The Milwaukee Bucks arena project will not be in the state budget, and that's good news for a Green Bay-area lawmaker. Sen. Rob Cowles says he couldn't support the $500 million financing plan, if state taxpayers had to chip in.…

posted 2015-07-02 05:03 by WHBY

Fatal crashes up from 5-yr average

About 250 people lost their lives in traffic accidents around Wisconsin, during the first six months of the year. That's about six percent more than the five-year average, and the most in three years. Trooper Nate Henriksen of the State…

posted 2015-07-02 05:02 by WHBY

2015-07-01

Leaders detail tentative budget deal

There's a deal on the state budget, but things are still up in the air. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos laid out some details of the agreement this morning. They say they believe there are enough…

posted 2015-07-01 13:05 by WHBY

CE project creating delays, impacting businesses

Drivers are running into backups, because of a roundabout project, on a high-traffic road, to the east of Appleton. Crews are building a roundabout, at Highway CE and Eisenhower Drive, and Highway CE is down to one lane, in each…

posted 2015-07-01 13:04 by WHBY

Council members look back at smoking ban

Appleton's smoking ban is 10 years old today, and it was a very controversial issue a decade ago. Ald. Ed Baranowski was on the city council at that time. He says there was a lot of discussion, among bar owners,…

posted 2015-07-01 13:03 by WHBY

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