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2015-11-04

G.C. endorses room tax hike

The community that generates the largest share of the room tax in the Fox Cities is supporting an increase, to 10 percent. Three percent of that would pay for an expo center in downtown Appleton. Grand Chute's town board unanimously…

posted 2015-11-04 13:05 by WHBY

Program sends message to high school students

Students from 35 high schools in northeast Wisconsin will be in downtown Appleton today and tomorrow to hear first-hand how drinking, or texting, and driving can impact lives. Doctors, nurses, police officers, firefighters and paramedics are taking part in ThedaCare's…

posted 2015-11-04 13:04 by WHBY

Wis. hunter bags mule deer

A hunter in northwest Wisconsin bagged a very rare buck, last week. DNR big game section chief Bob Nack says the bow hunter shot a mule deer...near Amery. He says the man called the DNR, after realizing that it wasn't…

posted 2015-11-04 13:03 by WHBY

FVTC highlights apprenticeship programs

An educator at Fox Valley Technical College says they're facing challenges finding interested young people for their adult apprenticeship programs. Associate Dean Mike Cattelino says that's one of the things they talked about with local companies this morning. He says…

posted 2015-11-04 13:02 by WHBY

Assembly approves Freedom TIF

The town of Freedom could create a TIF district, to expand its industrial park, under a bill the Assembly passed yesterday. Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke says the project doesn't quite meet the requirements for a town to create a…

posted 2015-11-04 13:01 by WHBY

Outagamie Co. budget in place

Outagamie County's budget is ready for next year. The county board approved the plan, on a nearly unanimous vote. The budget lowers the tax rate by three cents, to $4.92 per thousand dollars of value. The tax levy will climb…

posted 2015-11-04 05:05 by WHBY

Lawmakers to vote on highway bonds

A vote today by the Legislature's budget committee could determine whether there's a delay for the Highway 10-441 expansion, and the Highway 15 Hortonville bypass. The Joint Finance Committee will vote on borrowing $350 million to pay for major road…

posted 2015-11-04 05:04 by WHBY

Speed limit rising to 70 on more roads

Stretches of two highways in the Green Bay area are among nine in the state that will now have a 70 mile-an-hour speed limit. The DOT announced yesterday the first non-Interstate roads to get the higher limit. They include Highway…

posted 2015-11-04 05:03 by WHBY

Bicycle exhibit opens at History Museum

The history of the bicycle is on display in downtown Appleton, starting today. The "Shifting Gears" exhibit opens at the History Museum at the Castle. Chief curator Nick Hoffman says it focuses on two biking booms in Wisconsin. He says…

posted 2015-11-04 05:02 by WHBY

2015-11-03

Greenville voters overwhelmingly say 'No'

Voters in Greenville shot down a proposal to expand the town hall, and build a new fire station. A $10.5 million referendum question failed, 71 to 29 percent. Town administrator Dave Tebo says it looks like town officials will have…

posted 2015-11-03 21:45 by WHBY

Former Mayor Johnson passes away

A well-known former mayor of Appleton died over the weekend in Colorado. Dorothy Johnson led the city for three terms, from 1980 to 1992. She was the first woman to become the mayor of Appleton, and she's still the only…

posted 2015-11-03 13:30 by WHBY

Kaukauna talks about room tax hike

Kaukauna leaders sat down last night to go over a proposal to raise the hotel room tax for an expo center in downtown Appleton. Mayor Gene Rosin says Appleton Mayor Tim Hanna and community development director Karen Harkness were there…

posted 2015-11-03 13:05 by WHBY

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