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2015-05-15

Prof reacts to Feingold announcement

An anticipated rematch between U.S. Senate candidates from Wisconsin could be among the most closely watched races in the country next year. That's the feeling of Lawrence University political science professor Arnold Shober. Democrat Russ Feingold announced yesterday that he's…

posted 2015-05-15 05:02 by WHBY

Most voucher applicants go to private school

Nearly three-quarters of the new applicants to the private school voucher program are already going to a private school. The state's department of public instruction released the numbers yesterday. Dan Rossmiller of the Wisconsin Association of School Boards says if…

posted 2015-05-15 05:01 by WHBY

Rally brings food trucks to Pierce Park

Appleton's Pierce Park became an outdoor food court of sorts yesterday afternoon. The owners of about a half-dozen trucks set up shop, for the first food truck rally in the Fox Cities. Fred Westerfield of Inferno Subs says it's a…

posted 2015-05-15 05:00 by WHBY

2015-05-14

Long-term care changes coming out of budget

Republican members of the Legislature's budget committee say they'll reject Governor Walker's proposed changes to long-term care programs. The governor wanted to make Family Care a statewide program, and eliminate IRIS. Jennifer Burgess is the CEO of Empowerment Living Services…

posted 2015-05-14 13:05 by WHBY

Doctors deciding if Stoffel can go to funeral

Doctors are going to make a decision this afternoon on whether a Neenah woman can go to the funeral for her husband and daughter. Thirty-two-year-old Erin Stoffel was hit by three bullets, during the Trestle Trail shooting, on May 3.…

posted 2015-05-14 13:04 by WHBY

Feingold officially in U.S. Senate race

There will likely be a rematch for one of Wisconsin's seats in the U.S. Senate. Democrat Russ Feingold made it official this morning that he's trying to return to his former job. He would face Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of…

posted 2015-05-14 13:03 by WHBY

Xavier leads state in voucher applications

Just over 120 students applied for a voucher to go to one of Appleton's Catholic schools next year. That's the most applications of any school, or school system, in the statewide private school voucher program. The St. Francis Xavier system…

posted 2015-05-14 13:02 by WHBY

Salvation Army honoring volunteers

It's the 150th anniversary of the Salvation Army, on a national level, and the local chapter is celebrating by honoring its volunteers tonight. Salvation Army Fox Cities spokesman Robb Waugus says nearly 300 people spent at least 20 hours helping…

posted 2015-05-14 13:01 by WHBY

Woolen Mills Lofts project receives tax credits

Tax credits are helping developers with their financing  for a project in the Appleton flats. Deputy community development director Monica Klaeser says the state is providing $617,000 for the Woolen Mills Lofts. The plans call for 60 apartments in the…

posted 2015-05-14 13:00 by WHBY

Doctors hope Erin Stoffel can go to funeral

The funeral for two of the victims of the Trestle Trail shooting is tonight, and doctors hope their wife and mother can be there. Thirty-two-year-old Erin Stoffel of Neenah is recovering from three gunshot wounds at Theda Clark Medical Center.…

posted 2015-05-14 05:05 by WHBY

70 mph limit could be in place this summer

Drivers might see a 70 mile-an-hour speed limit on interstates, and some state highways, this summer. The proposal is now in the hands of Governor Walker, after the Assembly signed off on the idea yesterday. Rep. Paul Tittl says the…

posted 2015-05-14 05:04 by WHBY

Harrison looking at other downtown-type projects

A downtown-style development could be coming to Harrison in the future, and right now, leaders are looking for the best way to move forward. An official from Hobart met with the village and town boards this week, to explain Hobart's…

posted 2015-05-14 05:03 by WHBY

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