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2016-04-07

Goat milking farm planned for Calumet Co.

A company wants to open a large goat dairy farm east of Lake Winnebago, in Calumet County. The 35-acre site would be in Brothertown. Town chair Chuck Schneider says Drumlin Dairy is planning to eventually have 9,000 goats on the…

posted 2016-04-07 13:04 by WHBY

Procedure replaces some open-heart surgeries

Doctors at ThedaCare's hospital in Appleton are the first in the area to help certain heart patients avoid having open heart surgery. Dr. Cherian Verghese says they can fix a damaged aortic valve by implanting a replacement valve. He says…

posted 2016-04-07 13:03 by WHBY

Clinic for Appleton city workers progresses

There's progress in the city of Appleton's plans to open an on-site health clinic for city workers. Human resources director Sandy Behnke says the city council signed off on a three-year contract last night to have ThedaCare run the facility.…

posted 2016-04-07 13:02 by WHBY

Man killed in Fond du Lac Co. crash

A 35-year-old man died this morning, in an accident on Highway 23, just east of Fond du Lac. Lt. Jim Borgen is with the Fond du Lac County sheriff's department. He says there was a crash between two cars, a…

posted 2016-04-07 13:01 by WHBY

Nelson making announcement on Congress

The eighth congressional district seat is open for this fall's election, and a local official says he'll make an announcement about the race this morning. Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson has been mentioned as a possible candidate for the seat,…

posted 2016-04-07 05:05 by WHBY

Appleton considers downtown traffic changes

There's a proposal to make changes to several streets in downtown Appleton. Consultants for the city are working on a mobility study, and they're calling for Appleton Street to become a two-way road. Traffic engineer Eric Lom says they would…

posted 2016-04-07 05:04 by WHBY

Site will be named Ellen Kort Peace Park

There are long-range plans to develop the site of the former water treatment plant in Appleton into a park, and now it has a name. The city council unanimously approved a proposal to call it Ellen Kort Peace Park, after…

posted 2016-04-07 05:03 by WHBY

Brown Co. leader opposes overtime change

A proposed federal rule change could lead higher overtime costs for governments and private employers. Brown County executive Troy Streckenbach is speaking out against the plan from the Obama administration. Workers would have to make at least $50,000 a year…

posted 2016-04-07 05:02 by WHBY

2016-04-06

Primary turnout in state highest in 44 yrs

Just over 2.1 million people voted in yesterday's election, and that led to the highest voter turnout for a presidential primary, since 1972. Government Accountability Board elections division director Mike Haas says 47 percent of the state's eligible voters cast…

posted 2016-04-06 13:05 by WHBY

Menasha's Merkes reacts to victory

Menasha's leader says he'll keep focusing on the things that are making the city a better place. Mayor Don Merkes won his third, four-year term in yesterday's election. It was a close race against challenger Chris Klein, and it took…

posted 2016-04-06 13:04 by WHBY

Longtime board member Austin loses seat

A longtime member of the Outagamie County board came up short in his bid for re-election. Fifty-five years ago, Supervisor Norm Austin was first elected to the board. At 97 years old, the town of Oneida man is believed to…

posted 2016-04-06 13:03 by WHBY

Kimberly official reacts to Pick 'n Save closure

The Kimberly Pick 'n Save is closing at the end of the year, but village officials feel they can attract another grocery store, in the future. Village President Chuck Kuen says they learned about the impending closure about three weeks…

posted 2016-04-06 13:02 by WHBY

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