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2015-11-20

Chamber hands out annual awards

Several local businessmen and women were honored last night by the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce, for their contributions to the community. Lisa Cruz of Red Shoes PR took home the Athena Award, given to a woman who greatly improves…

posted 2015-11-20 05:02 by WHBY

Cost of Thanksgiving meal down slightly

Putting on a traditional Thanksgiving dinner will cost slightly less than it did last year. The Wisconsin Farm Bureau released its annual Thanksgiving dinner report. It compiles the price of 12 items usually served at Thanksgiving dinner. Spokesman Casey Langan…

posted 2015-11-20 05:01 by WHBY

2015-11-19

Room tax proposal passes half-way point

Little Chute became the sixth community in the Fox Cities room tax district to approve raising the tax, to pay for a downtown Appleton expo center, and improve athletic facilities. The village board unanimously agreed to the proposal. Village administrator…

posted 2015-11-19 13:05 by WHBY

Gas prices approaching $2 mark

Gas prices in parts of the state are dipping below the $2 mark, and that trend could continue, across Wisconsin. AAA Wisconsin spokesman Nick Jarmusz says prices vary greatly across the state, with the average around $2.20 a gallon. He…

posted 2015-11-19 13:04 by WHBY

Grand Chute approves budget

Grand Chute taxpayers will pay slightly more for the town's portion of the property tax bill this year. The town board approved next year's budget earlier this week and administrator Jim March says taxes are going up slightly. He says…

posted 2015-11-19 13:03 by WHBY

Appleton city council has open seat

Appleton's city council is looking for a new alderperson in District 8. Current alderwoman Polly Dalton announced last night that she's stepping down. She says she's focusing more on her farm and is moving to Amherst. Dalton says she's enjoyed…

posted 2015-11-19 13:02 by WHBY

Most local farms done in the fields before snow

The season's first significant snow storm is approaching Wisconsin and an agriculture official says it won't negatively impact most farmers. Zen Miller works for the UW-Extension's Outagamie County office. He says mild and mostly dry fall weather allowed farmers to…

posted 2015-11-19 13:01 by WHBY

Woman leaves Xavier $2.5 mil

The St. Francis Xavier school system is getting a major donation. Deacon Ray DuBois says Elva Dorn left $2.5 million in her will to the schools. She passed away last year, at 107 years old. He says that's the most…

posted 2015-11-19 05:05 by WHBY

Menominee tribe sues feds over hemp

About a month after federal agents destroyed its industrial hemp crop, Menominee Nation officials are suing the federal government. Tribal Chair Gary Besaw says they were following a provision in the 2014 farm bill that allows tribes to grow industrial…

posted 2015-11-19 05:04 by WHBY

Riverfront senior housing plan advances

The former Foremost Dairy site along the Fox River in Appleton could become a place for seniors to live. The Appleton Redevelopment Authority approved the plans from the Alexander Company for a 100-unit facility. The project would include independent and…

posted 2015-11-19 05:03 by WHBY

Marigold Mile officially saved

The Marigold Mile in Appleton isn't going anywhere. The city council made it official last night, by approving the design plans for most of the S. Oneida Street project. Volunteers have been planting flowers along the road for about 30…

posted 2015-11-19 05:02 by WHBY

G.B. woman testifies on Capitol Hill

A woman from Green Bay was on Capitol Hill yesterday, representing hundreds of parents who are waiting for their adopted children. Kevin and Nicole Craig were awarded custody of an orphan, just over two years ago, by a court in…

posted 2015-11-19 05:01 by WHBY

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