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2014-08-05

AirVenture sees attendance boost

More people went to EAA AirVenture this year. Officials say the attendance was over 500,000, and that's up about 5.5 percent, from a year ago. People from 69 countries were there. Spokesman Dick Knapinski says the Air Force Thunderbirds brought…

posted 2014-08-05 13:04 by WHBY

Menasha reverses course on Donnelley site

The city of Menasha is moving ahead with a plan to buy the former R.R. Donnelley plant along the Fox River, in the city's downtown. Community development director Greg Keil says the city council voted against the plan a couple…

posted 2014-08-05 13:03 by WHBY

Standards now in place for 'gluten-free' label

The Food and Drug Administration is now enforcing standards for products that have a "gluten-free" label and a local dietician says that's good news. Angelica Gronke of ThedaCare says even with the new standards, gluten-free foods still have a small…

posted 2014-08-05 13:02 by WHBY

Traffic deaths on record low pace

Halfway through the year, the state is on pace to have the fewest deaths on Wisconsin roads in one year. David Pabst of the State Patrol says through last month, 252 people died in traffic crashes. That's 31 fewer, than…

posted 2014-08-05 13:01 by WHBY

Sidewalk chalk highlights Mile of Music artists

The start of the Mile of Music is just two days away, and some high school students are using chalk to highlight all of the performers. They're drawing musical notes, along the sidewalks of College Avenue, with the names of…

posted 2014-08-05 13:00 by WHBY

Public checks out Appleton police museum

The Appleton police gave the public a unique opportunity this morning to look back at the department's history. Sgt. Dave Lund says they had items from their museum's collection on display, in a downstairs meeting room at the police station,…

posted 2014-08-05 12:59 by WHBY

Steffen running for 4th Assembly seat

A member of the Howard and Brown County boards is running for the Assembly. David Steffen is one of three Republican candidates in next Tuesday's primary election, in the fourth district. Steffen says he's focused on cutting spending, during his…

posted 2014-08-05 12:58 by WHBY

Fans react to Favre developments

Green Bay Packers fans are reacting to yesterday's news that the team will retire Brett Favre's number, and that he'll be inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame next year. Sara Perrizo of Brett Favre's Steakhouse in Green Bay says…

posted 2014-08-05 05:05 by WHBY

Crime down in Outagamie County

Outagamie County's crime rate dropped 26 percent over a five-year period, and a county board member credits proactive policing efforts, and treatment programs in the jail. Supervisor Jim Duncan chairs the public safety committee. He says the county investigated more…

posted 2014-08-05 05:04 by WHBY

Group issues state's 'report card'

A non-partisan group is taking its annual look at how the state stacks up against the rest of the country, in a number of areas. Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance president Todd Berry says their "report card" shows personal income totals still…

posted 2014-08-05 05:03 by WHBY

Pheifer in 55th Assembly race

Five Republicans are in the race for the 55th Assembly district, including a leader in a bridge-building company. The primary is one week from today. Ryan Pheifer of the town of Clayton says his experience at Pheifer Brothers Construction sets…

posted 2014-08-05 05:02 by WHBY

Menasha picking new city logo

Menasha officials hope to get some help picking a new logo for the city. Mayor Don Merkes says they set up an online survey, and people can vote on three options. He says all of them include waves, with sails…

posted 2014-08-05 05:01 by WHBY

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