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2015-11-12

L.C. moving ahead with municipal garage plans

Little Chute's village board agreed to sell its municipal services building earlier this year, and now members are narrowing the locations, for a new one. Trilliant Food and Nutrition bought the facility, to make room for a major expansion project.…

posted 2015-11-12 13:03 by WHBY

New law lets towns partner on TIF districts

One of the bills that Governor Walker signed into law yesterday could help town governments work with neighboring communities, on development projects. Rep. Andre Jacque of De Pere worked on the proposal. It will let towns partner with villages and…

posted 2015-11-12 13:02 by WHBY

Lawmaker wants to provide free tampons

A lawmaker from Madison says she wants to make sure feminine hygiene products are available for free, in women's restrooms that are in public schools and government buildings. Democratic Rep. Melissa Sargent wants to know why toilet paper, paper towels,…

posted 2015-11-12 13:01 by WHBY

More money for Erb Pool in city budget

There will be a new pool in Appleton's Erb Park, and now there's enough money to keep a 50-meter pool for competitions. The city council added $10.5 million in next year's budget for the project. That funding would also cover…

posted 2015-11-12 05:05 by WHBY

Final numbers in place for Appleton's budget

The city of Appleton's budget for next year is in place. The more than $165 million plan includes a tax levy of almost $39 million. That's up 1.4 percent. Besides the Erb Pool issue, the city council only made two…

posted 2015-11-12 05:04 by WHBY

Grocers group reacts to Kroger deal

Several local grocery stores will be changing hands, and the head of a group says the new owner has a strong reputation. Cincinnati-based Kroger is going to buy Roundy's, the parent company of Copps and Pick 'n Save. The deal…

posted 2015-11-12 05:03 by WHBY

Panel taking up drunk driving bill

A proposal to revoke a repeat drunk driver's license for at least a decade will go before some state lawmakers today. An Assembly committee is holding a public hearing at the Capitol. Democratic Rep. Eric Genrich of Green Bay authored…

posted 2015-11-12 05:02 by WHBY

Menasha teen named 'Youth of the Year'

A teen member of the Boys and Girls Club of the Fox Valley is this year's "Youth of the Year." Seventeen-year-old Messiah Morning is a senior at Menasha high school. He started going to the Boys and Girls Club in…

posted 2015-11-12 05:01 by WHBY

2015-11-11

Kroger buying Copps, Pick 'n Save stores

A grocery store chain is buying Pick 'n Save and Copps. Kroger announced the deal to purchase the Milwaukee-based Roundy's for about $800 million. Brandon Scholz of the Wisconsin Grocers Association says both companies have a good reputation. Kroger is…

posted 2015-11-11 13:05 by WHBY

Outagamie Co. observes Veterans Day

Outagamie County's annual Veterans Day observance, recognized the contribution of servicemen and women, in the first Gulf War. That conflict started 25 years ago. Ann Taylor is an Appleton East high school graduate, and she was called to active duty,…

posted 2015-11-11 13:04 by WHBY

Veterans Village proposed in G.C.

A veterans group is working on developing a Veterans Village in Grand Chute. The property is owned by the Outagamie County Housing Authority, and the project includes three existing apartment buildings. The site is near Fox Valley Technical College. The…

posted 2015-11-11 13:03 by WHBY

AAA: Include spare tires in new vehicles

More new vehicles aren't coming with a spare tire, and that's not sitting well with one group. AAA Wisconsin says about one-third of them have tire inflator kits instead. Spokesman Nick Jarmusz says it appears like manufacturers are doing it,…

posted 2015-11-11 13:02 by WHBY

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