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2014-10-23

Appleton ranks high on another national list

Appleton is the ninth-best city in the country, to live, when you consider the average family income, and cost of living. That's the finding of a national economist, in an article from Vox.com. Appleton Mayor Tim Hanna says it's a…

posted 2014-10-23 13:04 by WHBY

G.B. medical school could have 3-yr grads

The new Medical College of Wisconsin campus in Green Bay is going to help students graduate in three years, instead of the traditional four. Dr. Matthew Hunsacker is the dean, and he says they're going to be one of the…

posted 2014-10-23 13:03 by WHBY

Combined Locks administrator leaving

Combined Locks is looking for a new administrator. Sean Hutchison is taking a city manager position in Texas, after working in Combined Locks for seven years. Village President John Neumeier says the news wasn't a surprise, because Hutchison had been…

posted 2014-10-23 13:02 by WHBY

Ripon might combine middle, high schools

There's a referendum in the Ripon school district to combine the middle and high schools, in the same building. The $29.1 million project would include a large addition to the high school and some renovations. Sup. Mary Whitrock says they…

posted 2014-10-23 13:01 by WHBY

Another poll shows close governor's race

A poll by St. Norbert College on the race for governor gives Governor Walker a one-point lead over Democratic challenger Mary Burke. That's among likely voters, and the school's survey center director says that means the election is a "toss…

posted 2014-10-23 05:05 by WHBY

Prof reacts to Petri's stance on Grothman

The Republican in the race for the state's sixth congressional district won't get the incumbent's support, but a political expert says it may not hurt him too badly. Retiring Congressman Tom Petri of Fond du Lac says he won't support…

posted 2014-10-23 05:04 by WHBY

Klein, Stuck battle for open Assembly seat

Voters in parts of Appleton and Menasha will pick a new representative in the Assembly on November 4. Republican Chris Klein of Menasha will take on Democrat Amanda Stuck of Appleton for an open seat, in the 57th district. Stuck…

posted 2014-10-23 05:03 by WHBY

Kimberly program teaches hands-on skills

A Kimberly high school program is helping students prepare for careers in areas where employers say there's a skills gap. The school started its Architecture and Construction Academy last year, and now it's adding an apprenticeship program. Technology education teacher…

posted 2014-10-23 05:02 by WHBY

Appleton alderman's cousin in World Series

An Appleton city council member is paying attention to this year's World Series to watch his cousin. Ald. Jeff Jirschele's cousin, Mike, is the third base coach for the Kansas City Royals. Mike spent the last 11 years managing the…

posted 2014-10-23 05:01 by WHBY

2014-10-22

Three teens killed in Shawano Co. crash

Students and staff at Shawano and Bonduel high schools are grieving the loss of three students, in a car accident yesterday. The Shawano County sheriff's department says 18-year-old Tyler Welch of Shawano, 17-year-old Cody Borsche of Shawano, and 15-year-old Paige…

posted 2014-10-22 13:05 by WHBY

ThedaCare building new cancer center

A local health care organization is building a $44 million cancer center on the northeast side of Appleton. ThedaCare officials announced today that the facility will be on Capitol Drive, near the Encircle Health clinic. Stacy Milam is ThedaCare's Oncology…

posted 2014-10-22 13:04 by WHBY

LU almost halfway to reaching match

About a month after Lawrence University announced the largest donation in school history, the school is nearing the halfway point in its effort to match it. Before the $25 million anonymous gift became public, President Mark Burstein says they started…

posted 2014-10-22 13:03 by WHBY

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