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Bellin-ThedaCare pilot tops in nation

A pilot program from two local health care providers could serve as a national model for how hospitals treat Medicare and Medicaid patients. Nearly three years ago, ThedaCare and Belin Health formed Bellin-ThedaCare Healthcare Partners. They're participating in a competition,…

posted 2014-09-17 05:03 by WHBY

Voter ID will create more work for clerks

The state's Government Accountability Board says local clerks have more on their plate, leading up to the November 4 election. Director Kevin Kennedy says nearly 12,000 absentee ballots were already sent to voters, before a federal appeals court reinstated the…

posted 2014-09-17 05:02 by WHBY

FVTC opens Student Success Center

Fox Valley Technical College has a new area where students can study. Officials gathered yesterday on the Grand Chute campus to dedicate the Student Success Center. Patti Jorgensen is a vice president at the school. She says hopefully the two-story…

posted 2014-09-17 05:01 by WHBY


Hospitals prepared for relatively rare virus

Hospitals in the Fox Valley are preparing for a virus that's sent hundreds of kids to the hospital, across the country. Doctors found 9 suspected cases of enterovirus-68, in the Madison area. It impacts the respiratory and digestive systems, and…

posted 2014-09-16 13:05 by WHBY

Schools, districts get report cards

Administrators and teachers across the state are looking at their school report cards today. The department of public instruction released them for every school, and every district. The Appleton school district's score was 72.9, and that's on the high end…

posted 2014-09-16 13:04 by WHBY

Rodgers films commercial in downtown Appleton

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was in downtown Appleton this morning to film a TV commercial. Crews closed one block of Division Street, along the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, north of College Avenue. Rodgers was filming next to…

posted 2014-09-16 13:03 by WHBY

Explosives found at recycling center

The bomb squad went to the Tri-County Recycling Facility yesterday afternoon to deal with a package of explosives. Police officer Ed Slinde of Fox Valley Metro says the package was about the size of a candy bar, and it had…

posted 2014-09-16 13:02 by WHBY

UW-Osh opens new building

All of UW-Oshkosh's child care and adult learning programs are now under one roof. The university bought and remodeled the former Lincoln elementary school, and re-named it, Lincoln Hall. Karen Heikel is the university's dean of lifelong learning, and community…

posted 2014-09-16 13:01 by WHBY

Riverview Gardens become more sustainable

An Appleton non-profit is close to being able to cover all of its costs, without relying on annual fundraising. Riverview Gardens started 2-1/2 years ago, on the former Riverview Country Club property off of Oneida Street. Resource management director Kelly…

posted 2014-09-16 05:59 by WHBY

Man kills estranged wife in murder-suicide

Brown County investigators say a man shot and killed his estranged wife, just east of Green Bay, before he took his own life. Fifty-five-year-old Linda Budzban of Eaton, and 58-year-old Richard Phillips of the Luxemburg area, were found dead Saturday…

posted 2014-09-16 05:05 by WHBY

Schreiber Foods officially opens in G.B.

Schreiber Foods held a ribbon cutting yesterday afternoon for its new corporate headquarters in downtown Green Bay. Downtown Green Bay Incorporated executive director Jeff Mirkes says the company could provide a big boost to the area. He says Schreiber's more…

posted 2014-09-16 05:04 by WHBY

6th Congressional candidates debate

The candidates in the 6th congressional district race staked out some of their priorities, during a debate in Fond du Lac yesterday. Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris is running as a Democrat. He says Congress needs to focus on real…

posted 2014-09-16 05:03 by WHBY

Happy Turkey Day Weekend!
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So there it is.... The Christmas tree the city put up in Reading, PA that residents think is so ugly…
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Yes, it's a rare SATURDAY blog posting here from me. I'm up early on a Saturday in late November, and…
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