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2016-03-10

City considering S. Oneida St. amenities

New street signs, banners, and benches could be coming to a portion of Appleton's South Oneida Street. A city committee is recommending those changes, when the the road is rebuilt in 2017 and 2018. Public works director Paula Vandehey says…

posted 2016-03-10 13:04 by WHBY

Appleton approves beekeeping permit

After Appleton leaders agreed last year to let people have honeybee hives in the city, the first homeowner will be able to get a permit. The city's health department initially denied the request, because some neighbors of the north-side homeowner…

posted 2016-03-10 13:03 by WHBY

Film shows needs of 21st century students

Neenah school leaders hosted a screening of a film that focuses on changing the way schools teach children. Superintendent Mary Pfeifer says "Most Likely to Succeed" shows how a San Diego school evolved, and now teaches students "soft skills." They…

posted 2016-03-10 13:02 by WHBY

DOT holding Hwy. 10-441 meeting today

The DOT is showing off the plans for this year's construction season on Highway 10-441 this evening. Spokesman Mark Kantola says they'll have three top priorities, including completing the new bridge over Little Lake Butte des Morts. He says they'll…

posted 2016-03-10 05:05 by WHBY

New Hwy. JJ design option on table

There may be a solution to the design issues for a stretch of Highway JJ in Appleton. Public works director Paula Vandehey says the plan wouldn't limit access to two gas stations, and future development, across the street from Appleton…

posted 2016-03-10 05:04 by WHBY

Walker opens door to presidential endorsement

Wisconsin's presidential primary is getting closer, and Governor Walker says it's possible he'll endorse one of the Republican candidates. Walker dropped out of the race last September. He told reporters in Appleton yesterday that he hears from some of his former…

posted 2016-03-10 05:03 by WHBY

Reach Counseling turns 40

An organization that's based in Neenah is celebrating its anniversary, and rebranding itself. Reach Counseling works with trauma victims at four locations in the area. Executive director Lyn Beyer says they also focus on prevention, outreach, and sex offender treatment.…

posted 2016-03-10 05:02 by WHBY

2016-03-09

Lee convicted of downtown Appleton murder

A jury convicted a 30-year-old man of murder for a shooting in downtown Appleton. Chong Lee was on trial for the December 2013 death of 25-year-old Joshua Richards of Green Bay. Richards was involved in an argument, in an entry…

posted 2016-03-09 21:30 by WHBY

Jurors hearing closing arguments in trial

Jurors are expected to start deciding the fate of an Appleton murder suspect this afternoon. Attorneys are making their closing arguments in the trial of Chong Lee, and then the case will go to the jury. The 30-year-old Neenah man…

posted 2016-03-09 13:30 by WHBY

Walker backs vets IDs for voting

Governor Walker wants to change the state's voter ID law, so veterans can use their veterans ID. He says he'd like that to be in place for the April 5. Walker says the Senate still has to take up the…

posted 2016-03-09 13:05 by WHBY

State trails national average for new jobs

A report from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics shows Wisconsin is lagging behind the national average in job creation. The state added more than 29,000 private-sector jobs between September 2014 and September 2015. That was a 1.2 two-percent increase,…

posted 2016-03-09 13:04 by WHBY

Tourism leader excited for Titletown District

A tourism official in the Green Bay area is excited to see that work will start soon on the Titletown District, next to Lambeau Field. Ashwaubenon's village board took the final step last night to approve the first phase of…

posted 2016-03-09 13:03 by WHBY

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