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2014-11-28

Seasonal workers find improved claims website

People filing initial unemployment claims, a year ago, had to wait for a long time, before their claims were processed, but a state agency hopes the problems are fixed. John Dipko is a spokesman for the Department of Workforce Development.…

posted 2014-11-28 13:01 by WHBY

Gift cards most popular holiday request

Black Friday is underway, but the gift that most people want, over anything else, is a gift card. Betty Hurd is a retail expert at Madison College, and she says a national survey shows 62 percent would prefer them. She…

posted 2014-11-28 05:05 by WHBY

Christmas tree lots ready to go

With Thanksgiving over, Christmas trees are available around the Fox Cities. Sue Schroeder is the co-owner of Schroeder's Forevergreens in Neenah. She says they're opening their lot today, along with most others around the state. Schroeder says they expect people…

posted 2014-11-28 05:04 by WHBY

Reid Golf Course exceeds expectations

The changes at Reid Municipal Golf Course in Appleton didn't drive away golfers during the past season. Parks director Dean Gazza says they actually had a three percent increase in the number of rounds, compared to 2012. That was the…

posted 2014-11-28 05:03 by WHBY

Grocery stores want to fill, sell 'growlers'

Breweries and brew pubs across the state sell and fill half-gallon bottles, called growlers, and grocery stores want to be able to do the same thing. Brandon Scholz of the Wisconsin Grocers Association says as the state's craft beer industry…

posted 2014-11-28 05:02 by WHBY

2014-11-26

Supreme Court throws out robbery conviction

The state Supreme Court is siding with a Menasha robbery suspect, and throwing out his conviction. 53-year-old Myron Dillard was sentenced to 25 years in prison, after he reached a deal with prosecutors, but the high court will let him…

posted 2014-11-26 13:05 by WHBY

Ribble: Jordan a key ally against Islamic State

A congressman from northeast Wisconsin says he left a meeting with Jordan's king, feeling good about a key ally in the Middle East, in the war on terror. Congressman Reid Ribble recently returned from a trip to Afghanistan, Jordan, and…

posted 2014-11-26 13:04 by WHBY

Church offering Thanksgiving meal again

A church is stepping up again this year to offer a free Thanksgiving Day dinner in the Fox Cities. Christ the Rock will serve people at Monarch Gardens, in Grand Chute, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow. Pastor Joel…

posted 2014-11-26 13:03 by WHBY

Analyst predicts 'hot' holiday toys

Some old favorites are making a return on the list of this year's hot holiday toys. Retail consultant Doug Johnson says they include Barbie dolls, furbies, Cabbage Patch Kids, and Tickle Me Elmo. But, Johnson says a trend toward electronic…

posted 2014-11-26 13:02 by WHBY

Schraa to join budget committee

A lawmaker from Oshkosh will sit on the Legislature's powerful budget committee next session. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos named Rep. Michael Schraa, and five other Republicans, to the Joint Finance Committee. Rep. John Nygren of Marinette will return as a…

posted 2014-11-26 13:01 by WHBY

Procedure helps with acid reflux

Some suffers of acid reflux are able to turn to an emerging type of surgery to help deal with the problem. The LINX system is made up of a small band of titanium beads, and it helps strengthen muscles at…

posted 2014-11-26 13:00 by WHBY

Christmas Parade kicks off holiday season

Tens of thousands of people braved a chilly night to watch Appleton's Christmas Parade. Djuanna Hugdahl of Appleton Downtown Incorporated was one of the organizers. She says the McMahon Group won the award in the Best Commercial category, with a…

posted 2014-11-26 05:05 by WHBY

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