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2015-11-06

Group wanted state to wait on road funding

The leader of an environmental group believes state lawmakers should have waited before deciding to borrow more money for major road projects. Steve Hiniker of 1,000 Friends of Wisconsin says the DOT should have held off on starting new projects,…

posted 2015-11-06 13:01 by WHBY

Appleton Indoor Farm Market opens tomorrow

Vendors will line the first level of the City Center in downtown Appleton tomorrow for the start of the indoor farm market. Director Djuanna Hugdahl says they'll have about 50 vendors, offering things like meat, cheese, seafood, and canned goods.…

posted 2015-11-06 13:00 by WHBY

Man faces nearly 30 child sex charges

An Appleton man arrested for trying to have sex with an underage girl, in August, is now in much more trouble with the law. Fifty-three-year-old Mark Kemps faces nearly 30 felony charges, after investigators searched his laptop. Special prosecutor Alex…

posted 2015-11-06 05:05 by WHBY

Student housing for Foremost site dropped

A proposal to build student housing along the Fox River in Appleton fell through. The plan was one of two that the Appleton Redevelopment Authority was going to consider for the former Foremost Dairy site. Ald. Jeff Jirschele says the…

posted 2015-11-06 05:04 by WHBY

Salvation Army kicking off bell ringing

The familiar sound of the Salvation Army bells is returning to the Fox Cities today. Spokesman Robb Waugus says only about one-third of the bell-ringing shifts for their 35 locations are filled, through Thanksgiving. He says they're working with local…

posted 2015-11-06 05:03 by WHBY

Community Blood Center revamps logo

A local non-profit is updating its look in an attempt to bring new donors through the door. The Community Blood Center is celebrating its 60th anniversary, and spokeswoman Lisa Koeppen says it's a good time to change the organization's logo.…

posted 2015-11-06 05:02 by WHBY

Turkey prices up for Thanksgiving

Expect to pay more for your Thanksgiving dinner turkey this year, thanks to the outbreak of the bird flu last spring. UW-Madison poultry expert Ron Kean says prices will probably be up 10 to 15 percent, to around $1.15 to…

posted 2015-11-06 05:01 by WHBY

2015-11-05

Hilbert official happy bypass to remain on track

A Hortonville leader says she's pleased with the decision made by the Legislature's budget committee yesterday, to borrow $350 million to keep six major road projects on track. One of them is the Highway 15 Hortonville bypass. Village President Traci…

posted 2015-11-05 13:05 by WHBY

'Talent Upload' returns to Fox Cities

Nearly 90 students from a dozen Midwest universities are coming to the Fox Cities tonight, for a three day visit to see what kind of jobs are available here. It's part of the Fox Cities Regional Partnership's "Talent Upload" program…

posted 2015-11-05 13:04 by WHBY

Wis. gets mixed report card

A report shows Wisconsin's economic growth is lagging behind neighboring states, but it's improving, slowly. The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance issues an annual report card for the state, and researcher Dale Knapp says the education level of the workforce continues to…

posted 2015-11-05 13:03 by WHBY

Conference focused on improving self esteem

High school girls from several Fox Cities schools learned about ways to improve their self worth today at an empowerment conference in Kimberly. Mary Linden is the founder of Operation Cinderella. It's a non-profit that provides low income girls with…

posted 2015-11-05 13:02 by WHBY

Transgender bathroom bill put on hold

The fate of a bill that would ban transgender students from using the bathroom or locker room of the gender they identify with, faces an uncertain future. An Assembly committee was scheduled to hold a hearing on the proposal today,…

posted 2015-11-05 13:01 by WHBY

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