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2016-02-04

WHBY to host 1st debate for mayor on PhilCast

There's a race for mayor in Appleton this spring, and the two candidates will hold their first debate on News Talk 1150 WHBY. Incumbent Mayor Tim Hanna and challenger Josh Dukelow will meet on The PhilCast, on February 23. The…

posted 2016-02-04 16:30 by WHBY

Suamico waiting for water tests

Suamico leaders are waiting for the results of ongoing tests, while people in the community continue to boil their water. The village issued a boil water advisory overnight, after a water main problem. Public works director Dan Drewery says they…

posted 2016-02-04 13:05 by WHBY

Partnership identifies top local health issues

Mental health, obesity, and substance abuse are three of the top health issues in the region. That's the finding of a study by five health departments, and four health care providers in a three-county area. Doug Gieryn is the public…

posted 2016-02-04 13:04 by WHBY

Feingold talking to students about their debt

One of the candidates in this fall's race for U.S. Senate, visited Lawrence University in Appleton this morning. Democrat Russ Feingold was talking with students about the amount of debt they'll have to deal with, after graduation. He says it's…

posted 2016-02-04 13:03 by WHBY

St. Elizabeth Hospital opens cancer center

There's a new cancer center at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. The facility opened on Monday. St. Elizabeth president Monica Hilt says the 12,000 square foot facility has 25 private patient rooms. She says they also have a community space,…

posted 2016-02-04 13:02 by WHBY

Brown Co. groups updating LIFE Study

People in Brown County are receiving a quality of life survey, as part of an effort to update a five-year-old study. They were sent to about 900 leaders and 1,500 homes. The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation is involved with…

posted 2016-02-04 13:01 by WHBY

Design work to start on Erb Park, pool

The design work will get underway right away on Appleton's Erb Park and pool. The city council agreed to hire MSA Professional Services last night. The city will pay the firm $840,000. Ald. Chris Croatt says the parks and recreation…

posted 2016-02-04 05:05 by WHBY

Proposal calls for naming park after Kort

Appleton leaders will consider naming a future park after a local author. Ellen Kort passed away last April. She was the state's first poet laureate, from 2000 to 2004. Four city council members introduced a proposal last night, to name…

posted 2016-02-04 05:04 by WHBY

Salvation Army reaches fundraising goal

It took a little longer than expected, but the Salvation Army Fox Cities reached its year-end fundraising goal of $1.2 million. The non-profit reached out to the community, shortly after the red kettle campaign ended, asking for $80,000 to meet…

posted 2016-02-04 05:03 by WHBY

Hansen, groups speak out on water bill

A proposal that would make it easier for out-of-state companies to buy a local water utility is drawing criticism from some environmental groups, and at least one Democratic lawmaker. Sen. Dave Hansen of Green Bay says the bill would drop…

posted 2016-02-04 05:02 by WHBY

Roth won't run in 8th congressional district

A Republican lawmaker from Appleton says he won't get in the race for the eighth congressional district seat. Sen. Roger Roth issued a statement last night, saying that now is not the right time. He says his first responsibility is…

posted 2016-02-04 05:01 by WHBY

SNC, LU rank high for student dining

A list of the colleges in the country with the best food for students includes St. Norbert College and Lawrence University. The website Niche ranks St. Norbert the best in the state, and 29th nationally. Lawrence is second in Wisconsin,…

posted 2016-02-04 05:00 by WHBY

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