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2014-01-31

Biking leader impressed by local trails

The head of a bicycling organization checked out some of the trails and bike lanes in the Fox Cities yesterday. Dave Cieslewicz of the Wisconsin Bicycle Federation says the facilities are impressive, but communities need to connect more trails. He…

posted 2014-01-31 05:01 by WHBY

2014-01-30

Golden Eagles rebound against the Friars

The Marquette Golden Eagles defeated the Providence Friars 61-50 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Thursday night.  Davante Gardner led the way for the Golden Eagles with 14 points along and Jamil Wilson also added 11 points.  Marquette improved…

posted 2014-01-30 20:23:12 by WHBY

Obama wants to expand job training

President Obama made a stop in Wisconsin this morning to talk about jobs and the economy. He toured a General Electric manufacturing plant in Waukesha. He says the middle class is still taking it on the chin, even though the…

posted 2014-01-30 13:05 by WHBY

Homeless count climbs in Fox Cities

The homeless count in the Fox Cities is on the rise. Chris Lashock of the Emergency Shelter of the Fox Valley worked with about 70 volunteers overnight, to look for people on the streets. He says they did find one…

posted 2014-01-30 13:04 by WHBY

Grand Kakalin project making progress

The developer working on the Grand Kakalin project gave a progress update last night and Kaukauna's mayor says it appears to be on schedule. Developer Randy Stadtmueller wants to build a gas station and hotel on the former Gustman car…

posted 2014-01-30 13:04 by WHBY

Rural schools recognized for programs

The state is highlighting Clintonville middle school and five other rural schools, for starting a program that strengthens the community. Fifth grade teacher Justin Zoellick says he started the Wise Guys program last year, as a way to help boys…

posted 2014-01-30 13:02 by WHBY

Credit card scam spreading

Nine dollars and 84 cents is a small amount, but the Better Business Bureau says it's a big scam. Susan Bach runs the Appleton office, and she says thieves of credit card numbers are testing the waters to see if…

posted 2014-01-30 13:01 by WHBY

Latest school accountability bill dropped

The latest school accountability bill didn't go anywhere this week, but Governor Walker says he wants to see a similar proposal on his desk later this year. The failed bill called for closing failing public schools, or allowing them to…

posted 2014-01-30 05:05 by WHBY

School administrators checking calendars

The rough winter is forcing school administrators in the Fox Cities to pay close attention to their calendars. Some are scheduling make-up days, while others are still OK. Appleton assistant superintendent Judy Baseman says they schedule 180 days, and they've…

posted 2014-01-30 05:04 by WHBY

Ribble backs deal on Farm Bill

The deal over the federal farm bill is a pretty good one for Wisconsin. That's the feeling of Congressman Reid Ribble. The Sherwood Republican says the changes should benefit the dairy industry. The House of Representatives approved the bill yesterday,…

posted 2014-01-30 05:03 by WHBY

FVHA picked for national contest

The Fox Valley Humane Association will be doing its best to find homes for more animals this summer, as part of a national contest. Executive director Liz Dietz says the facility is one of 50 in the country that were…

posted 2014-01-30 05:02 by WHBY

BBB warns of one-ring cell phone scam

Scammers are targeting curious cell phone users. The Better Business Bureau is warning people about one-ring calls from strange numbers. Susan Bach runs the group's Appleton office. She says if they call back, after the hang-up, they could have large…

posted 2014-01-30 05:01 by WHBY

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