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2015-02-19

Huntley elementary getting new playground

The Appleton school district is teaming up with the city, on a playground project, on the northeast side. The city council unanimously approved a neighborhood improvement grant, for the equipment, at Huntley elementary school. Principal Kendra Vandertie says the district…

posted 2015-02-19 13:02 by WHBY

Economist: Mortgage rates to rise in 2015

Mortgage interest rates will probably go up this year. That's the feeling of economist Dave Clark of the Wisconsin Realtors Association. He says as the economy continues its slow growth, there's pressure to raise mortgage rates. Clark says he doesn't…

posted 2015-02-19 13:01 by WHBY

Menominee tribe rallies at Capitol

Today is the last day for Governor Walker to change his mind on a proposed Menominee casino in Kenosha, and there are no signs that will happen. Several hundred Menominee tribal members rallied in at Capitol yesterday, protesting Governor Walker's…

posted 2015-02-19 05:05 by WHBY

3 call for council vote on expo center

Three members of the Appleton city council want their colleagues to take a stance on whether the proposed expo center project should move forward. Ald. Kyle Lobner says otherwise, city staff and consultants shouldn't be spending time on the proposal.…

posted 2015-02-19 05:04 by WHBY

Neenah Paper expansion plans progress

A proposed project in the Appleton flats took a step forward last night. Neenah Paper wants to build a stand-alone plant to produce specialty filter papers, to the north of its existing mill. The city council unanimously approved a special…

posted 2015-02-19 05:03 by WHBY

Health insurance signup climbs 58%

There was a 58 percent increase in the number of Wisconsinites signing up for health insurance, through the federal exchanges this year. The U.S. Health and Human Services department is reporting that almost 206,000 people in the state bought a…

posted 2015-02-19 05:02 by WHBY

Deal reached in G.B. school records request

A Democratic lawmaker from Green Bay says he's pleased with a compromise over an open records request. School Choice Wisconsin initially asked the Green Bay school district for student information, including names, addresses, telephone numbers and grade levels. District say…

posted 2015-02-19 05:01 by WHBY

2015-02-18

Oil prices could plummet

Gas prices are rising, but some analysts think crude oil prices could fall dramatically. A report from Bloomberg says they might even dip as low as $10 a barrel. Erin Roth of the Wisconsin Petroleum Council says he wouldn't be…

posted 2015-02-18 13:05 by WHBY

FVTC showing off high-tech equipment

Students at Fox Valley Technical College are using some high-tech equipment, to train for their future careers. Dean Lodes is the school's learning innovations and technology manager. He says nursing and other medical students are using a 3D digital simulator,…

posted 2015-02-18 13:04 by WHBY

State's 2 biggest cities using only Pierce trucks

Firefighters in the state's two largest cities are now only driving fire trucks from an Appleton-area company. Pierce Manufacturing recently finished the transition in Milwaukee by delivering two new pumper trucks. Chad Trinkner is Pierce's senior director of business development.…

posted 2015-02-18 13:03 by WHBY

Stroebel excited for likely return to Capitol

A Republican is on the verge of being back at the Capitol, and this time it will be in the Senate. Duey Stroebel of Cedarburg will be unopposed in the April 7 election, after he topped two other GOP candidates…

posted 2015-02-18 13:02 by WHBY

Groundhog-bitten mayor loses election

It's been a rough month for Sun Prairie's mayor. February started on a bad note for Mayor Jonathan Freund, when Jimmy the Groundhog bit him on the ear. Yesterday, he learned he's going to lose his job. Freund came in…

posted 2015-02-18 13:01 by WHBY

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