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City to pick size of smaller recycling carts

The city of Appleton is going to buy some smaller recycling carts, and leaders could consider a couple of different options. The municipal services committee voted unanimously last night to get quotes for 48- and 65-gallon sizes. Ald. Chris Croatt…

posted 2014-01-22 05:03 by WHBY

Appleton wants decorative lighting plan

Appleton city staffers are going to put together a map of possible streets that could eventually have decorative lighting. College and Wisconsin avenues are two spots that already have the lights, and Ald. Joe Martin wants to put them on…

posted 2014-01-22 05:02 by WHBY

Meeting tonight for Kimberly mill site plans

The latest plans for the site of the former Kimberly paper mill will be on display tonight. Developer Randy Stadtmueller is hosting an open house on the project that he's calling The Cedars. He says they'll have the designs for…

posted 2014-01-22 05:01 by WHBY


G.B. police investigate suspicious deaths

Green Bay police say the deaths of a nine-year-old boy and 33-year-old woman are suspicious. They were found dead around 9:30 a.m., at an apartment building in the 500 block of S. Fisk Street. Lt. Jeff Brester wouldn't reveal how…

posted 2014-01-21 18:00 by WHBY

Special ed voucher proposal returns

A spokeswoman for a state disability organization is reacting to a proposal to expand private school vouchers to special education students. A group of Republicans introduced a bill this week, several months after it was removed from the state budget,…

posted 2014-01-21 13:05 by WHBY

Hospitals working to cut health care costs

A local organization is helping to lower the cost of health care. A report from the Wisconsin Hospital Association shows that hospitals across the state lowered costs by $46 million by improving quality. ThedaCare quality director Dan Collins says they…

posted 2014-01-21 13:04 by WHBY

Federal budget helps Wittman Airport, not EAA

A budget passed by Congress earlier this month, includes money to pay for air traffic controllers at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, but not for the facility's biggest event. EAA spokesman Dick Knapinski says the money covers the day-to-day operations.…

posted 2014-01-21 13:03 by WHBY

G.B. police look into 'suspicious death'

Green Bay police are investigating what they're calling a "suspicious death" on the city's westside. Officers were called to the 500 block of S. Fisk Street, just after 9:30 a.m. They're not releasing any details, but they say it's an…

posted 2014-01-21 13:02 by WHBY

Pantry hands out more food in 2013

A local pantry had a big increase in the amount of food that it handed out last year. The totals for the St. Joseph Food Program in Menasha were up 16 percent, to more than 3.2 million pounds. Karen Ziemke…

posted 2014-01-21 13:01 by WHBY

Weather can cause problems for railroad tracks

The state's railroad commissioner says whenever there's extreme weather, it can have an affect on the railroad track system. A train derailed in southeast Wisconsin over the weekend, because of a broken track, and investigators are trying to figure out…

posted 2014-01-21 13:00 by WHBY

Community gathers for MLK Day

Several hundred people got together in Appleton last night to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. Sabrina Robins won the annual Unity in Diversity Award, during the event at the Lawrence University Memorial Chapel. She looked…

posted 2014-01-21 05:05 by WHBY

Ribble surveying people on top issues

The public can weigh in on what Congress should focus on during 2014. Congressman Reid Ribble is asking people in his district to take a survey, to tell him what they think his priorities should be. The Sherwood Republican says…

posted 2014-01-21 05:04 by WHBY

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