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2014-12-22

Pacon expands, adds jobs

A Grand Chute-based company is growing. Pacon announced a $30 million expansion and nearly 60 new jobs. The company makes construction paper and other arts and crafts products. Pacon CEO Jim Schmitz says it will also provide new opportunities for…

posted 2014-12-22 13:02 by WHBY

Legislature could change rules for judges

Two proposals from Republican lawmakers could force several judges from the bench, and change leadership on the state's high court. One bill would impose a 75-year-old age limit for all judges. The other allows justices on the high court to…

posted 2014-12-22 13:01 by WHBY

Home sales dipped in November

The housing market took a step back last month, after a strong October. Wisconsin Realtors Association president Mike Theo says in October, home sales were up nearly 10 percent from the previous year, and it looked like the state may…

posted 2014-12-22 13:00 by WHBY

Influenza hitting Fox Cities hard, early

A lot of people in the Fox Cities are coming down with the flu, just in time for the holidays. Appleton public health officer Kurt Eggebrecht says doctor's offices have been very busy lately, and a lot of influenza test…

posted 2014-12-22 05:05 by WHBY

Downtown businesses seeing lots of shoppers

Shoppers are running out of time to pick up any last minute Christmas presents and downtown Appleton businesses say people are keeping them in mind this year. Jennifer Stephany of Appleton Downtown Incorporated says the holiday rush started on Small…

posted 2014-12-22 05:04 by WHBY

Wisconsin ranks high for volunteering

Wisconsin ranks high on a group's list of volunteering rates. Wendy Spencer is CEO of the Corporation for National Community Service. She says about a quarter of all Americans do some form of volunteer work, and Wisconsin ranked fifth in…

posted 2014-12-22 05:03 by WHBY

Combined Locks looking for new administrator

Combined Locks officials hope to have a new administrator in place by the end of February. Earlier this month, former administrator Sean Hutchison left, for a similar job in Texas. Combined Locks village president John Neumeier says the village board…

posted 2014-12-22 05:02 by WHBY

2014-12-19

Crews finish ricin cleanup

Crews finished their work decontaminating an Oshkosh house from a deadly poison this afternoon. They've been working on cleaning the house since Wednesday morning. Winnebago County public health director Doug Gieryn says they had to do some additional cleaning in…

posted 2014-12-19 13:05 by WHBY

Hwy. 47-55 reopens

Officials in Keshena say Highway 47-55 is open again. An ice jam caused flooding this week, and officials closed the road Tuesday. Ben Warrington is the emergency management coordinator for the Menominee Indian Tribe. He says they replaced sandbags with…

posted 2014-12-19 13:04 by WHBY

FVTC BizSquad finishes first semester

Business students at Fox Valley Technical College helped a couple of non-profits improve their marketing and fundraising operations through a new program. Associate information technology dean Doug Waterman says the BizSquad worked closely with ARC of the Fox Cities this…

posted 2014-12-19 13:03 by WHBY

Sunday delivery working well for USPS

Tomorrow is the last day for people to send first-class mail, and have it delivered by Christmas, and the U.S. Postal Service says adding Sunday delivery is helping to get everything delivered on time. Sean Hargadon is a spokesman for…

posted 2014-12-19 13:02 by WHBY

'Holiday Fun Fest' coming to downtown Appleton

People looking to get into the holiday spirit can go to Houdini Plaza tomorrow, to get a glimpse of Santa, and a couple of reindeer. Jennifer Stephany of Appleton Downtown Incorporated says they're holding a "Holiday Fun Fest" along College…

posted 2014-12-19 13:01 by WHBY

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