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2016-04-20

Nooyen's the new Outagamie Co. board chair

A supervisor from Grand Chute is the new chair of the Outagamie County board. Members picked Supervisor Jeff Nooyen for the position yesterday. Nooyen has been on the county board for four years, and Grand Chute's town board for 10.…

posted 2016-04-20 13:00 by WHBY

Watchdog wants more access to photo ID

The leader of a government watchdog group doesn't think state leaders are doing enough, to help people get a photo ID for voting. Jay Heck of Common Cause says for more than a year, he's been calling on the DOT…

posted 2016-04-20 12:59 by WHBY

Community honors volunteers

Several hundred people got together last night to honor people who give their time in the community. Drew and Diane MacDonald won the Volunteer of the Year Award at the Celebrating Our Volunteers dinner. They created the Old Glory Honor…

posted 2016-04-20 05:05 by WHBY

Report: Air quality better, grades worse

Air quality is improving, but Outagamie and Brown counties received mixed grades in a report from the American Lung Association. Spokeswoman Dona Wininsky says both counties received failing grades for smog. Outagamie County earned a "B" for the number of…

posted 2016-04-20 05:04 by WHBY

Tusler running for Assembly in 3rd district

The head of the Outagamie County Republican Party is running for an Assembly seat. Attorney Ron Tusler announced that he'll try to succeed longtime Republican Rep. Al Ott of Forest Junction. Ott announced last month that he's going to retire…

posted 2016-04-20 05:03 by WHBY

2016-04-19

Fire destroys building in Harrison

A new building in the village of Harrison is a total loss, after a fire started late this morning. Deputy fire chief Don Jungen says they were called to Amy Avenue, off of Highway KK, and east of State Park…

posted 2016-04-19 15:05 by WHBY

Walker signs bills targeting child abuse

Governor Walker signed six bills today, targeting child abusers. The governor signed two of them, at the Brown County sheriff's department. The first one allows prosecutors to charge someone with the repeated abuse of a child, over a time range.…

posted 2016-04-19 15:04 by WHBY

AAA: Gas prices should stay low this summer

Gas prices have slowly been climbing, but a national group doesn't see any major spikes coming. AAA spokesman Nick Jarmusz says the statewide average is $2.10 a gallon right now. That's about 11 cents more than a month ago. Jarmusz…

posted 2016-04-19 15:03 by WHBY

State grant idea came from UW-Fox

UW-Fox Valley was the first in the state to create an emergency grant program for students dealing with a financial crisis. Dean Martin Rudd says a law signed by Governor Walker last month, providing grants on a statewide level, was…

posted 2016-04-19 15:03 by WHBY

Kaukauna hosting Multicultural Fair

People will have a chance to learn about different cultures at Kaukauna high school today. Students are helping put together the school's first Multicultural Fair. Teacher Amy Xiong is the advisor for the Diversity Club, and she hopes people from…

posted 2016-04-19 15:02 by WHBY

Demand grows for free tax help

The demand for a program that provides help for tax filers continues to grow. Goodwill Industries runs the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, for low-to-moderate income people. Seniors, the disabled, and non-English speakers can also access it. Spokesman Dan Flannery…

posted 2016-04-19 15:01 by WHBY

Author calls for change in drug prevention

An author is telling the story of his son's drug addiction, and what can be done to prevent other children from using. David Sheff's book was this year's choice for the Fox Cities Reads program. He says the "just say…

posted 2016-04-19 05:05 by WHBY

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