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2015-03-06

Stoneyard holding Charlie Knuth benefit

Organizers hope to raise thousands of dollars tonight, during a benefit for a Darboy boy, with a rare skin disease. Marty Pingel is helping organize the Charlie Knuth benefit at the Stoneyard, on Eisenhower Drive. He says much of the…

posted 2015-03-06 13:00 by WHBY

Chisel holding songwriting workshops

Songwriters, and beginners, will get a chance to learn from a Nashville musician in Appleton this weekend. Mile of Music co-founder Cory Chisel is hosting workshops, tomorrow and Sunday, at Riverview Gardens. It's part of his "Songs by the River"…

posted 2015-03-06 12:59 by WHBY

Local schools competing at state mock trial

Four teams from high schools in the Appleton and Green Bay areas will participate in the state mock trial competition tomorrow in Madison. Appleton Xavier is returning again, for what coach Alex Wolf says is about the 15th straight year.…

posted 2015-03-06 12:58 by WHBY

Assembly passes right-to-work bill

A marathon session in the Assembly over the right-to-work bill is over. Majority Republicans sent the proposal to Governor Walker's desk, on a 62-35 vote. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says union members will still be part of a union, once…

posted 2015-03-06 09:45 by WHBY

Former treatment site becomes parkland

The city of Appleton tore down its former water treatment plant, in the flats, several years ago, and now it's officially considered park land. Ald. Patti Coenen helped push for the designation. The site is to the west of the…

posted 2015-03-06 05:05 by WHBY

SOAR Fox Cities has new name, logo

A group that helps people with developmental disabilities, and their families, is going through the final stages of a re-branding process. ARC Fox Cities changed its name to SOAR last summer, and the non-profit unveiled its new logo last night.…

posted 2015-03-06 05:04 by WHBY

Tribes make annual address to lawmakers

The debate over the right-to-work bill was temporarily put on hold yesterday, so lawmakers could hear the annual State of the Tribes address. Mole Lake Sokoagon Chair Chris McGeshik made the speech. He says life remains tough on many of…

posted 2015-03-06 05:03 by WHBY

'Jersey Boys' returning to PAC

An award-winning Broadway musical will be back in Appleton for the first time in four years. Jersey Boys is coming to the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center from May 5-10, for eight shows. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m.…

posted 2015-03-06 05:02 by WHBY

2015-03-05

Assembly debating right-to-work

The Assembly is taking up the right-to-work bill, and the debate is expected to stretch into tomorrow morning. The proposal would eliminate the requirement that workers join a union, in order to get certain jobs. Republican Speaker Robin Vos accused…

posted 2015-03-05 13:05 by WHBY

State budget hearing planned in Brillion

Lawmakers will hold one of the four statewide hearings on the proposed budget, in Brillion. The Legislature's Joint Finance Committee announced that the first public hearing will be at Brillion high school, on March 18. It will run from 10…

posted 2015-03-05 13:04 by WHBY

CVB leader reacts to expo center vote

The leader of a local tourism group says she was pleasantly surprised by the margin of last night's vote on the proposed expo center. The Appleton city council approved a land deal with Outagamie County, 10-to-4. The city would buy…

posted 2015-03-05 13:03 by WHBY

Foundation donates $2 mil to cancer center

One of ThedaCare's foundations is donating $2 million toward the health care provider's new regional cancer center in Appleton. The Theda Clark Medical Center Foundation announced the gift this morning. ThedaCare's Family of Foundations is trying to raise $7 million…

posted 2015-03-05 13:02 by WHBY

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