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2015-04-08

Nelson first to run unopposed in about 20 years

For the first time in about 20 years, the race for Outagamie County executive was unopposed, in yesterday's election. County Executive Tom Nelson will serve a second, four-year term. He was a member of the Democratic leadership, during his time…

posted 2015-04-08 13:04 by WHBY

Two Hilbert school referendum questions pass

Voters in the Hilbert school district approved two referendum questions in yesterday's election, and one of them is a project that school officials have been trying to get passed, for years. Tony Sweere is the school district's administrator. He says…

posted 2015-04-08 13:03 by WHBY

Bucks unveil arena, development plans

The Milwaukee Bucks have plans for a $1 billion sports and entertainment district in downtown Milwaukee. They include a $500 million arena, and $500 million in additional development. Team President Peter Feigin says the project would have a big impact…

posted 2015-04-08 13:02 by WHBY

Port director hoping for big season

Officials with the Port of Green Bay expect more than 200 ships will pass through the port this shipping season. The port opened yesterday. Director Dean Haen hopes they break last year's total of 2.3 million tons of materials. He…

posted 2015-04-08 13:01 by WHBY

Boys & Girls Club holding Menasha meeting

The new Boys and Girls Club location in Menasha will open soon, and officials from the group will talk to the public about the facility this evening. The meeting runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Menasha Public…

posted 2015-04-08 13:00 by WHBY

Schmitt wins re-election bid

Voters in Green Bay elected the city's mayor to a fourth term. Mayor Jim Schmitt has been the city's leader for the past 12 years, and he defeated Ald. Tom De Wane yesterday, 57 to 43 percent. Schmitt says he's…

posted 2015-04-08 05:05 by WHBY

-- Local election results

Outagamie County Town of Black Creek chair Dan Knutzen (I) 58%** Michael Garvey 42% Town of Buchanan chair Mark McAndrews (I) 59%** Greg Sprangers  41% Town of Buchanan board Supervisor 1 Karen Lawrence (I) 57%** Brian Starszak   43% Supervisor 3…

posted 2015-04-08 05:04 by WHBY

Streckenbach wins race handily

Brown County's top elected official won a second term yesterday. Troy Streckenbach easily defeated challenger Tim Nowak, 72 to 28 percent. Streckenbach says he's grateful for the support he received, and he looks forward to continuing his efforts to grow…

posted 2015-04-08 05:03 by WHBY

2 large towns, village pick leaders

There's going to be a new chair in the town of Greenville. Challenger Jack Anderson defeated five-term incumbent Chair Randy Leiker, 54 to 46 percent. Anderson is a project manager for Bemis. In the town of Menasha, Chair Dale Youngquist…

posted 2015-04-08 05:02 by WHBY

Voters elect more local leaders

Voters in several other communities in the Fox Valley area elected top officials. A member of the town board will become the new leader in Freedom. Steven Lowney won yesterday's race against former chair Charles Kramer, 54 to 46 percent.…

posted 2015-04-08 05:01 by WHBY

NWTC referendum passes

Voters in the counties that are served by Northeast Wisconsin Technical College approved a $66.5 million referendum yesterday. The money will be used for a number of renovation and expansion projects. The referendum passed by a 59-41 percent margin. NWTC…

posted 2015-04-08 05:00 by WHBY

Man arrested for child porn

A man living in an Appleton halfway house is back in jail on child pornography charges. Outagamie County prosecutors are charging 27-year-old Trevor Hein with 20 counts of possessing child pornography, after a probation officer searched his apartment last month.…

posted 2015-04-08 04:59 by WHBY

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