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2015-10-28

Assembly approves civil service bill

 A bill approved by the Assembly last night makes it easier to hire and fire state workers. The changes to the civil service program would do away with an applicant test, centralize hiring decisions within the Department of Administration, and…

posted 2015-10-28 05:03 by WHBY

'Switchblade' bill passes Assembly

Carrying a switchblade would no longer be illegal under a bill passed yesterday, by the Assembly. The proposal would legalize knives that open by pressing a button, spring, or other device in the handle. It bans local governments from making…

posted 2015-10-28 05:02 by WHBY

2015-10-27

City to take quick action on Erb Pool

The chair of Appleton's parks and recreation committee says a decision will be coming very soon, on the future of a pool at Erb Park. Four designs to replace the pool were unveiled yesterday, and Alderman Joe Martin says the…

posted 2015-10-27 13:05 by WHBY

Kaukauna reviewing policy after stray dog dies

Kaukauna's police chief says the officer who found a stray dog, that strangled itself, should not have used a restraining belt on the animal. Chief John Manion says the dog was trying to bite the officer, so he grabbed what…

posted 2015-10-27 13:04 by WHBY

FVTC trying to ease trucker shortage

The state. and nation. are facing a shortage of truck drivers. and Fox Valley Technical College officials are trying to help get more people into that career. Rob Behnke is the chair of the school's truck driving program. He says…

posted 2015-10-27 13:03 by WHBY

Appleton school using indoor growing system

An Appleton elementary school is the first in the Fox Cities to have an indoor growing system installed in a classroom. Jefferson elementary unveiled it's growing station last night. Principal Lori Leschisin says the hydroponics based system shows students how…

posted 2015-10-27 13:02 by WHBY

Trick-or-treat to highlight park improvements

Ghouls and goblins will out in force at a park on the town of Menasha's east side this evening, for a special Halloween event. Parks director Michael Kading says they'll have 15 trick-or-treat stations set up around Fritsch park, and…

posted 2015-10-27 13:01 by WHBY

Appleton presents more Erb Park pool options

There are now four options on the table for a new aquatics facility in Appleton's Erb Park. City officials unveiled the plans yesterday. Parks and recreation director Dean Gazza says the first two options include a zero depth pool, 25-meter…

posted 2015-10-27 05:05 by WHBY

Appleton school board approves budget

Nearly 90 students in the Appleton school district received private school vouchers from the state, and it's having an impact on the district's budget. The plan approved by the school board last night increased  the tax rate by 13 cents.…

posted 2015-10-27 05:04 by WHBY

Humane officer: Dog accidentally strangled

Fox Valley Humane Association officials say a dog that was found strangled, in a ditch, near the organization's Greenville facility was not intentionally abused. Association executive director Deb Lewis says an investigation found that a Kaukauna police officer tried to…

posted 2015-10-27 05:03 by WHBY

Prices rising for health insurance policies

If you get your health insurance through the federal exchanges, you'll likely pay more for your policy, next year. Citizen Action of Wisconsin studied the numbers released by the federal government, this week. Robert Kraig is the group's executive director.…

posted 2015-10-27 05:02 by WHBY

Group to convert armory to indoor farm

A building in the 400 block of South Jackson Street in Green Bay could become an indoor farm, in the future. NeighborWorks plans to convert the former military armory into a food growing operation. Executive director Noel Halvorsen says the…

posted 2015-10-27 05:01 by WHBY

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