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2014-12-04

Bid for Paper Valley hotel is $17.6 mil

The auction for a downtown Appleton hotel drew a top bid of over $17.5 million. Bidding for the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel started at $7.5 million, and by the time the auction closed, the highest bid was $17.6 million. The…

posted 2014-12-04 05:05 by WHBY

Group to open special needs day care soon

Parents of some special needs students in the Fox Valley are thrilled that a day care that they've relied upon, will return soon. When Haven of Hope in Little Chute abruptly closed in August, a group of parents worked to…

posted 2014-12-04 05:04 by WHBY

Ribble pushes for college savings change

A lawmaker from Sherwood says he wants to make sure college savings accounts don't keep low-income families from getting the federal help they need. Republican Congressman Reid Ribble says right now, having as little as $2,000 in a 529 college…

posted 2014-12-04 05:03 by WHBY

Council delays vote on expo center site

Appleton's city council will wait two weeks, before taking up a land deal for the site of the proposed Fox Cities Exhibition Center. Members voted unanimously to put the issue on hold. Outagamie County agreed several months ago to sell…

posted 2014-12-04 05:02 by WHBY

Play teaches Freedom students about bullying

Students at Freedom middle school learned a lesson in bullying yesterday, from a traveling children's theater group. Haley Sisler is a member of CLIMB Theatre. She says they put on a play, showing how bullying impacts kids now, and later…

posted 2014-12-04 05:01 by WHBY

Kimberly high A.D. talks concussions

The athletic director at a Fox Cities high school is talking about sports concussions, following the suicide of an Ohio State football player. Kosta Karageorge attributed much of his emotional distress to numerous concussions that he suffered over several years.…

posted 2014-12-04 05:00 by WHBY

2014-12-03

Appleton takes up two expo center items

Appleton officials are taking action on some projects related to a proposed downtown expo center. The city's redevelopment authority signed off on a plan this morning, to create an advisory committee for the facility. Community development director Karen Harkness says…

posted 2014-12-03 13:05 by WHBY

Special needs daycare to reopen soon

Volunteers hope to re-open a special needs day care in Little Chute, within a week. Lorraine Yarborough is the executive director of A Very Special Place. She says they're hoping to have all their paperwork approved this week so they…

posted 2014-12-03 13:04 by WHBY

Hunting group not concerned about poor season

Hunters killed the fewest number of deer, in this year's gun hunting season, in 32 years, but the leader of a hunters group says that's not too concerning. Whitetails Unlimited president Jeff Schinkton says the harsh winter killed a lot…

posted 2014-12-03 13:03 by WHBY

Gas prices could keep falling

The price at the pump keeps falling, as crude oil prices continue their downward slide. The statewide average for a gallon of gas is $2.77, down about 25 cents in the past month. Wisconsin Petroleum Council Executive Director Erin Roth…

posted 2014-12-03 13:02 by WHBY

Christmas Vacation returning to theaters

Clark Griswold is returning to the big screen for a week, as part of the the 25th anniversary celebration of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Marcus Theaters spokeswoman Mari Randa says the movie will be at both the Marcus Cinemas in…

posted 2014-12-03 13:01 by WHBY

Deer hunting total lowest in 32 years

Hunters didn't have much luck during this year's gun deer hunting season. In fact, they registered the fewest deer since 1982. DNR big game specialist Kevin Wallenfang says hunters killed over 191,000 deer this year, and that's about a 15-1/2…

posted 2014-12-03 05:05 by WHBY

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