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2014-08-22

Labor Day travel expected to rise

We're just one week away from the Labor Day weekend, and AAA expects travel numbers will exceed pre-recession levels for the holiday, for the first time. Spokesman Nick Jarmusz says people are ready to spend money on a vacation. Over…

posted 2014-08-22 05:02 by WHBY

Some companies still breaking deeds law

A scam that targets property owners is still going on, even though a new state law put some protections in place. State consumer protection administrator Sandy Chalmers says some companies try to sell property deeds through the mail, for $89.…

posted 2014-08-22 05:01 by WHBY

2014-08-21

GAB expects quick recount

Low voter turnout could lead to a quick recount in the Republican primary, in the 6th Congressional district. The final canvass of vote totals shows state Sen. Glenn Grothman of West Bend, leading Sen. Joe Leibham of Sheboygan by 219…

posted 2014-08-21 13:05 by WHBY

Work on library more than site negotiations

There's more going on with the plans for a new Appleton Public Library than the upcoming negotiations with the property owners for the proposed site. Library director Colleen Rortvedt says a consultant will show off the concept designs to members…

posted 2014-08-21 13:04 by WHBY

Open house set for new Greenville school

The Hortonville school district is showing off its newest school tonight. Voters approved a referendum in April of last year, and it included money to build the facility. nna Cochrane is the North Greenville elementary school's principal. She says the…

posted 2014-08-21 13:03 by WHBY

Union Square apartments moving forward

A developer is going to turn an industrial site on Appleton's northside into apartments. The city council signed off on a re-zoning request for the former Eagle Supply and Plastics property on E. Winnebago Avenue. Appleton community development director Karen…

posted 2014-08-21 13:02 by WHBY

Houdini Plaza wins architecture award

A group is giving the city of Appleton an award for Houdini Plaza. Mayor Tim Hanna says the recognition is from the American Association of Landscape Architects. He says people are using the plaza, just as city officials intended. He…

posted 2014-08-21 13:01 by WHBY

Dump truck driver in fair condition

The driver a dump truck is in fair condition after yesterday's crash on Highway 41 in Kaukauna. The man was flown to Theda Clark Medical Center by helicopter, and the southbound lanes were closed for several hours. Kaukauna Police say…

posted 2014-08-21 13:00 by WHBY

Wheel tax vote delayed

The talk about creating a wheel tax in Appleton will continue. Ald. Kathy Plank delayed a vote on the $20 a year fee last night, by sending the proposal back to the finance committee. She's the chair of the panel,…

posted 2014-08-21 05:05 by WHBY

City to open talks over library site

Negotiations can start between the city of Appleton and the property owners of the site of the proposed new Appleton Public Library. The city council agreed to let that happen, on a 10-3 vote last night. Fox Banquets and Trinity…

posted 2014-08-21 05:04 by WHBY

Kaukauna crash shuts down Hwy. 41 for hours

A crash on Highway 41 closed the southbound lanes of the highway, ear Kaukauna, for several hours yesterday afternoon. Kaukauna police Sgt. Donald Krueger says a small dump truck slammed into the back of a Goodwill truck shortly after noon,…

posted 2014-08-21 05:03 by WHBY

Bernard Schaber part of 'Women in Senate' push

Senate Democrats hope Wisconsin becomes the third state to have a majority of women in the ruling party of a state legislative body. Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber of Appleton is trying to join five other women in the Senate. She…

posted 2014-08-21 05:02 by WHBY

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