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2014-06-05

Weight of the Fox Valley holds official kickoff

After a year of planning, a three-county initiative to fight obesity is moving forward. A few hundred people gathered in Neenah this morning, to launch the Weight of the Fox Valley. Project manager Keren Rosenberg says they're focusing on changing…

posted 2014-06-05 13:05 by WHBY

CVB breaks down convention, sports impact

A study on the economic impact of tourism in the Fox Cities shows people spent an average of $126 a night when they were in the area, for meetings or conventions. That figure is $108 per night, for sporting events.…

posted 2014-06-05 13:04 by WHBY

Contract set for Pierce Park pavilion work

Work is expected to start on the pavilion at Appleton's Pierce Park later in the summer. The city council signed off on a contract for the major renovation project last night. Parks and recreation director Dean Gazza says they're going…

posted 2014-06-05 13:03 by WHBY

1st yr of Project SEARCH complete

A new program that connects students with disabilities, with companies, is celebrating the end of its first year. Seven Project SEARCH interns were working at St. Elizabeth Hospital. The students are from the Appleton district. Organizer Bob Woodford says the…

posted 2014-06-05 13:02 by WHBY

Appleton summer concerts kicking off

The Thursday night concerts in downtown Appleton are back. The summer concert series starts tonight, at Houdini Plaza. Jennifer Stephany of Appleton Downtown, Inc. says they're going to hold one concert at month, at Jones Park. Organizers used that park,…

posted 2014-06-05 13:01 by WHBY

Packers Family Night no longer a scrimmage

The Green Bay Packers announced, Thursday that this year’s Family Night would be held Saturday, August 2nd at Lambeau Field.  As in past years, tickets are $10 per person.  This years practice will be different than years past as the…

posted 2014-06-05 08:56:49 by WHBY

Rattlers with 5 All-Stars

The Midwest League announced the rosters for the 2014 All-Star Game and Five Wisconsin Timber Rattlers will be playing for the West Team. Catcher Clint Coulter was selected as the starting Designated Hitter.  Coulter leads the league with 11 home…

posted 2014-06-05 07:14:03 by WHBY

WIAA Playoff Results: Wednesday, June 4th

Division 2 Baseball Regionals Semifinals -   FVL over Little Chute 5-0 -   Freedom over Wrightstown 12-2 -   Notre Dame over Seymour 10-0 -   Waupaca over Omro 10-0 Division 3 Baseball Regionals Semifinals -  St. Mary’s Central over Laconia 4-3 - …

posted 2014-06-05 06:07:18 by WHBY

Ribble checks out Green Bay VA clinic

Green Bay's VA clinic doesn't have the long delays for patients, that others are seeing across the country, but there's still room for improvement. That's the feeling of Congressman Reid Ribble. The Sherwood Republican says depending on the specialty, some…

posted 2014-06-05 05:05 by WHBY

Burke talks education in G.B.

The main Democratic candidate for governor touted her education plans, during a stop in Green Bay yesterday afternoon. Mary Burke visited Preble high school to talk with freshmen, during their annual citizenship showcase. She says the work in public schools…

posted 2014-06-05 05:04 by WHBY

Walker reacts to entrepreneurship ranking

Governor Walker is hoping the state's venture capital fund will help improve Wisconsin's ranking for entrepreneurs. The Kaufman Foundation says the state was 45th in the nation last year, for new business start-ups. Walker says lawmakers put $25 million into…

posted 2014-06-05 05:03 by WHBY

Chamber hands out business awards

Fourteen local companies were singled out for their success by the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce yesterday. The group held its annual awards luncheon at the Radisson Paper Valley hotel in downtown Appleton. Frank's Pizza Palace (wholesale/retail) and Advanced Physcial…

posted 2014-06-05 05:02 by WHBY

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