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New Hortonville library sees more visitors

Hortonville's new library was a much more popular place over the summer than the former location. Village administrator Patrick Vaile says they served six-to-seven times as many people, once they moved to the municipal services center. The new library opened…

posted 2014-09-08 05:01 by WHBY

Woman killed in ATV crash

A woman died after an ATV accident in Oconto County, on Saturday. The sheriff's department says the 36-year-old wasn't wearing a helmet, and she was pronounced dead at an Antigo hospital. Rescue crews went to Nature Trail Road, in the…

posted 2014-09-08 05:00 by WHBY

Shots fired on Appleton's northside

Police believe at least one shooter targeted an apartment on Appleton's northside, on Saturday. Officers went to a complex in the 3100 block of N. Lawe Street, around 2 p.m. They found a bullet hole in the door of one…

posted 2014-09-08 04:59 by WHBY

Man rescued after treading water in lake

A man was rescued on Lake Winnebago on Saturday night, after he treaded water for about six hours. The Coast Guard says he tried to call his wife at work, when his boat capsized, in the afternoon. She called the…

posted 2014-09-08 04:58 by WHBY


Group helping those who lost BadgerCare

A local group is reaching out to people who lost their BadgerCare coverage, now that they have extra time to buy health insurance. A federal agency announced yesterday that the 38,000 people who have yet to purchase insurance now have…

posted 2014-09-05 13:05 by WHBY

Report shows positive signs on Wis. economy

Wisconsin gets some good marks for the economy in a report card released today by a taxpayers watchdog group. Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance researcher Dale Knapp says personal income growth topped the national average and the state also outpaced the nation…

posted 2014-09-05 13:04 by WHBY

Cancer center planned in Appleton

A health care provider that specializes in cancer treatment is going to open a new center, on the northeast side of Appleton. Fox Valley Hematology and Oncology expects to break ground on the project next month. It could open in…

posted 2014-09-05 13:03 by WHBY

Seafood Fest will include city fireworks

The annual Seafood Fest in Menasha will have an added attraction this year. The city of Menasha will hold its fireworks show, around 8:30 p.m. tomorrow. The city cancelled its fireworks, on two straight nights, over the Fourth of July…

posted 2014-09-05 13:02 by WHBY

Urn includes seed to grow tree with ashes

A new urn that's available through a Green Bay company uses a person's ashes to help grow a tree. Ben Malcore of Simply Cremations says the biodegradable urn includes a seed and peat moss. He says the Bios Urn is…

posted 2014-09-05 13:01 by WHBY

Some vehicles exempt from wheel tax

Many vehicle owners in Appleton will have to pay a wheel tax, starting next year, but it won't apply to certain vehicles. Philip Thomas of the DOT says motorcycles, mopeds, and vehicles that weigh more than four tons are exempt…

posted 2014-09-05 05:04 by WHBY

Oshkosh starting aviation business park

The Oshkosh area is creating a new space for aviation-related businesses to build. Officials from the city and Winnebago County broke ground on an aviation business park, on W. Ripple Avenue near Wittman Regional Airport. Oshkosh Area Chamber of Commerce…

posted 2014-09-05 05:03 by WHBY

Group starts voter registration site

Some young technology entrepreneurs have a new website to help people register to vote while they're on the go. Michael Fenchel is a co-founder of Vote (Mostly) Online. He says they're targeting young people with smartphones. He says people can…

posted 2014-09-05 05:02 by WHBY

Happy Turkey Day Weekend!
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So there it is.... The Christmas tree the city put up in Reading, PA that residents think is so ugly…
posted by Philcast 1 day ago
Yes, it's a rare SATURDAY blog posting here from me. I'm up early on a Saturday in late November, and…
posted by Philcast 3 days ago