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Crossbows generate some controversy

When the archery deer season opens in the state on Saturday, all hunters will be able to use a crossbow. It's a new law that some "traditional" bow-and-arrow hunters don't like. Wisconsin Wildlife Federation executive director George Meyer thinks it's…

posted 2014-09-10 13:00 by WHBY

Haven of Hope parents close to solution

Parents of special needs children could have a new place to bring their kids in the near future. They were left scrambling, late last month, when Haven of Hope in Little Chute closed abruptly. Lisa Schneider is one of the…

posted 2014-09-10 05:05 by WHBY

Walker, Burke react to budget deficit

The main candidates for governor are squaring off over the projected structural deficit in the next state budget. The non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau is predicting the state will face a nearly $1.8 billion shortfall. Governor Walker says Democrats left him…

posted 2014-09-10 05:04 by WHBY

Recycling figures up in Appleton

Appleton's blue recycling carts are leading to an increase in recycling. A report shows recycling totals jumped 19 percent over the first half of the year. The weight of the city's garbage went down nearly 10 percent. Public works director…

posted 2014-09-10 05:03 by WHBY

Neenah focuses on more valuable project

Neenah is turning to a different developer to build in the downtown, across the street from the former Glatfelter mill site. Community development director Chris Haese says Horizon Development was proposing a four-story building, with housing. He says someone else…

posted 2014-09-10 05:02 by WHBY

Petri honored during final meeting

A longtime congressman from Fond du Lac presided over his final committee meeting in Washington D.C. yesterday. Republican Congressman Tom Petri served in the 6th district for 36 years, and he's the chair of the highways and transit subcommittee. Democratic…

posted 2014-09-10 05:01 by WHBY


Brewers Slide Continues in 6-3 loss to Miami

The Milwaukee Brewers' woes continued Tuesday night as the Miami Marlins beat the Crew 6-3.  With the score tied at 3 in the top of the ninth, former Brewer Casey McGehee belted a two out two run homer.  Then the…

posted 2014-09-09 21:44:20 by WHBY

Prof: Budget deficit could impact election

Yesterday's announcement that the state could have a nearly $1.8 billion structural deficit in the next budget could play a role in the race for governor. The projection came from the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau. St. Norbert College political science…

posted 2014-09-09 16:05 by WHBY

Man from viral video arrest pays fines

Several weeks after a Green Bay officer was cleared of any wrongdoing in an arrest that went viral, the man who was taken into custody paid fines for two tickets. Joshua Wenzel paid $880 dollars on municipal charges of disorderly…

posted 2014-09-09 16:04 by WHBY

LU ranked as top liberal arts school in Wis.

Lawrence University is getting some high marks in an annual ranking of colleges. Dean of Admissions Ken Anselment is reacting to the list, by U.S. News and World Report. He says they were ranked as the best liberal arts school…

posted 2014-09-09 16:03 by WHBY

Harrison to negotiate fire services with Sherwood

The villages of Sherwood and Harrison are going back to the table, to work out some issues for their fire services agreement. Harrison officials sent Sherwood a notice late last month, that it wouldn't extend its agreement to cover fire…

posted 2014-09-09 16:02 by WHBY

TIF to help Union Square development

A financing deal for a proposed development on Appleton's northside is progressing. The city is offering up to $200,000 in funding to the Union Square project, through tax-incremental financing. The community and economic development committee unanimously approved the agreement. The…

posted 2014-09-09 16:01 by WHBY

Yes, it's a rare SATURDAY blog posting here from me. I'm up early on a Saturday in late November, and…
posted by Philcast 13 hours ago
Friday, Dec. 12th PhilCast show. LIVE from the Outer Edge Stage in Appleton. 303 Oneida St. No reservations. No tickets…
posted by Philcast 1 day ago
Ahhhh, one week from today...my favorite holiday of the year! But what's this? Wisconsin has turned up on a national…
posted by Philcast 2 days ago