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PAC releases annual report

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is coming off of another positive year. President Maria Van Laanen released the annual report, for the downtown Appleton venue, today. Over 200,000 people went to the PAC during the last season. Van Laanen…

posted 2014-12-10 13:04 by WHBY

St. Elizabeth hospital to show off new tower

An Appleton hospital is showing off its $95 million addition, Saturday, during an open house.  The five story building a St. Elizabeth hospital officials opens January 10th. It will house several departments, including the ICU, orthopedics, and cancer and neurological…

posted 2014-12-10 13:03 by WHBY

Harrison could pursue park on its own

Harrison officials say they may proceed on their own, to create a new park, on the village's west side. Administrator Travis Parish says town and village officials would prefer working on a joint park with Appleton, but the city hasn't…

posted 2014-12-10 13:02 by WHBY

Richmond principal doesn't want roundabout

The principal of an Appleton elementary school wants traffic lights installed at a three-way intersection, near the school, instead of a roundabout. Jack Knaak is the principal at Richmond elementary. He feels traffic lights, with a walk light, are safer…

posted 2014-12-10 13:01 by WHBY

New roundabout proposed for John Street

Work on John Street in Appleton is expected to start next year, and the project could include a new roundabout. Traffic engineer Eric Lom is recommending one at the intersection with E. South River Street. He says research shows that…

posted 2014-12-10 05:05 by WHBY

Appleton man helped make 'Rudolph' film

An Appleton man played a key role in a Christmas classic that's now 50 years old. The stop-motion animated film Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer debuted in 1964, and 91-year-old Maury Laws was the musical director. He worked on the songs,…

posted 2014-12-10 05:04 by WHBY

City leaders to pick design for new water tower

There are plans to build a new water tower on Appleton's northeast side, and city officials will have to pick the design in the coming months. Consultant Steve Kluesner of Strand Associates presented three different options to the utilities committee…

posted 2014-12-10 05:03 by WHBY

Habitat seeks help refilling ravine

A project for Habitat for Humanity in Appleton hit a snag, and the non-profit is hoping the city will help. Executive director John Weyenberg says they bought a home across the street from Arbutus Park, on the site of a…

posted 2014-12-10 05:02 by WHBY

Frac sand issue could return to Capitol

A state lawmaker says he's open to revisiting a proposal to create statewide standards for regulating frac sand mining. Sen. Tom Tiffany worked on a bill during the last session, but the Hazelhurt Republican faced pushback from members of his…

posted 2014-12-10 05:01 by WHBY


Wis. child care among most expensive

A report shows Wisconsin is one of the most expensive states for day care, for a four-year-old. The average cost, in Brown County, is $170 per week, or about $8,800 a year. Jamie Tramte Brassfield is the early childhood manager…

posted 2014-12-09 15:06 by WHBY

Cerebral Palsy group expanding to Fox Cities

An organization that serves people with disabilities will expand into the Fox Cities. Cerebral Palsy Inc. is going to open an adult day care, for up to 20 people, in Kimberly. Executive director Jon Syndergaard says they're anxious to bring…

posted 2014-12-09 15:05 by WHBY

Business group calls for right-to-work

A state business group wants lawmakers to put a right-to-work law in place. Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce president Kurt Bauer says it's needed, to make sure the state is competitive with 24 others that have one. Some Republican lawmakers want…

posted 2014-12-09 15:04 by WHBY

Do you see it? Here is the portrait of Bill Clinton that the painter says includes his personal dig, a…
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