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2014-08-11

Alta holding job fair for 600 positions

A company is adding 600 jobs, in Neenah, and there's a job fair tomorrow, to help fill the positions. Alta Resources is adding the workers, mainly to handle sales calls, for health insurance. About 500 of them are temporary positions.…

posted 2014-08-11 13:03 by WHBY

Hortonville schools save $77K on energy bill

The Hortonville school district managed to cut energy bills by 10 percent last school year, despite the frigid winter. Tim Diestler is the district's building and grounds director. He says they installed energy-efficient light bulbs, and they did a better…

posted 2014-08-11 13:02 by WHBY

Out of state money fueling campaigns

Candidates for the Assembly and Senate are getting about seven percent of their donations, from out-of-state groups. Mike McCabe of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign says those contributors are trying to influence politics, throughout the country. The latest campaign finance report…

posted 2014-08-11 13:01 by WHBY

Mile of Music called a success

The second year of the Mile of Music festival endedyesterday, and co-founder Dave Willems says it was another success. He says they likely hit the 30,000 mark for attendance. That's double last year's crowds. He says the 600 shows by…

posted 2014-08-11 05:05 by WHBY

Businesses see big impact from Mile

The larger crowds for this year's Mile of Music helped bring more money into downtown Appleton businesses. Appleton Downtown Inc. executive director Jennifer Stephany says the event likely topped the predicted $1 million economic impact. She says people who traveled…

posted 2014-08-11 05:04 by WHBY

Voter turnout could be light in Neenah

There are a couple of big races on the primary ballot for voters in Neenah tomorrow, but city's clerk doesn't think many people will bother to cast a ballot. Clerk Patty Sturn says judging by demand for absentee ballots, she…

posted 2014-08-11 05:03 by WHBY

Panel looks to toughen texting & driving ban

A state panel is trying to find ways to improve the state's ban on texting and driving. Democratic Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber of Appleton is a member of the distracted driving task force. She says police officers told the group…

posted 2014-08-11 05:02 by WHBY

2014-08-09

One hurt in Kaukauna house fire

Kaukauna fire fighters battled a house fire this morning on the city's south side. The house is near the intersection of east Ninth Street and Cleveland Avenue. Fire crews responded to the fire around 5:30 a.m. and the flames were…

posted 2014-08-09 07:14:29 by WHBY

2014-08-08

Appleton's police chief retiring

Appleton's police chief is retiring. Pete Helein made the announcement this afternoon, saying his last day on the job will be September 5. He says a health condition prompted his decision. Appleton Mayor Tim Hanna says Helein is a great…

posted 2014-08-08 16:37:54 by WHBY

Authorities investigating G.B. high school fire

Green Bay fire officials say they know the early morning fire at Prebble High School started in the gym, but they're still trying to find what caused it.  Battalion Chief Rob Goplin says firefighters saw smoke coming from the gym…

posted 2014-08-08 13:05 by WHBY

Mile of Music bus a big draw

The Mile of Music festival is in its second day and the performances will be rolling along through the weekend. Valley Transit spokeswoman Nikki Voelzke says bands will be playing on a special bus, making its rounds in downtown Appleton,…

posted 2014-08-08 13:04 by WHBY

Bemis CEO optimistic for future

The new leader of the Bemis Company says he's optimistic for the company's future. The Bemis board of directors promoted 55-year-old Bill Austen yesterday, from the chief operating officer position, to the CEO. He says for the past four years,…

posted 2014-08-08 13:03 by WHBY

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