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2016-02-16

Race set for Menasha mayor

The ballot is set for the April 5th election for Menasha mayor. Business owner Chris Klein and two-term incumbent Mayor Don Merkes were the top two voter-getters. Forty-four percent backed Merkes, and 30 percent supported Klein. City council president James…

posted 2016-02-16 22:35 by WHBY

Local election results

Menasha Mayor Don Merkes (I)  44% ** Chris Klein  30% ** James Taylor  26% Neenah school board (Top six advance) Lauri Asbury  18% ** Jean Maurice Boyer (I)  17% ** Jeff Spoehr (I)  15% ** Christopher Kunz (I)  15% **…

posted 2016-02-16 21:57 by WHBY

Clerk: Voters aware of photo ID rule

The voter ID law is in place for today's primary, and through the morning there weren't any big issues with it in Appleton. City Clerk Kami Compton visited the polling locations. She says it seems that people are very aware…

posted 2016-02-16 13:05 by WHBY

Crews searched for person in house fire

There were initial concerns that someone might be inside a burning house on the north side of Appleton last night. But Battalion Chief Darrel Baker says while crews were searching the second floor, they found out that the homeowner was…

posted 2016-02-16 13:04 by WHBY

Grothman weighs in on 1st yr in Congress

A freshman Congressman from eastern Wisconsin says there are differences between serving in the federal government and at the state level. Congressman Glenn Grothman of Campbellsport started representing the sixth district, just over a year ago. He spent more than…

posted 2016-02-16 13:03 by WHBY

Coalition has long-term care suggestions

The state is going to make changes to the long-term care system, and more than 60 organizations worked together to develop ideas. The Department of Health Services is putting plans in place. They could impact the Family Care and IRIS…

posted 2016-02-16 13:02 by WHBY

UW System reacts to audit recommendations

An audit of the UW System offered suggestions on how the schools could improve online security. The non-partisan audit bureau also looked at the policies for reserves, and investment management. System spokesman Alex Hummel says they're already working on ways…

posted 2016-02-16 13:01 by WHBY

Police investigate break-ins at G.B. mosque

Since the decision by the Ariens Company on unscheduled breaks was announced, a Green Bay mosque has been broken into three times. That's according to Jaylani Hussein of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. He says a masked man came back…

posted 2016-02-16 05:05 by WHBY

Turnout not expected to be big in Menasha

The Government Accountability Board is only predicting a 10 percent statewide turnout for today's primary election, and Menasha's clerk isn't expecting much better. That's even with a primary for mayor on the city's ballot. Clerk Debbie Galeazzi says she hasn't…

posted 2016-02-16 05:04 by WHBY

Senate candidates split on high court process

There's a debate on what should happen with the open spot on the U.S. Supreme Court, and the two U.S. Senate candidates from Wisconsin are on opposite sides. Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Oshkosh says the Senate should hold off,…

posted 2016-02-16 05:03 by WHBY

Feingold lays out plans for businesses

The Democrat in this year's race for one of Wisconsin's U.S. Senate seats is talking about ways to encourage business growth. Former Senator Russ Feingold was in Combined Locks yesterday to tour the Appleton Coated mill. He says there are…

posted 2016-02-16 05:02 by WHBY

Gas prices up in Appleton area

Gas prices jumped by six or seven cents yesterday, and an expert says that's not surprising. AAA Wisconsin spokesman Nick Jarmusz says they typically start to climb late in February, once people start driving more again. Jarmusz says right now,…

posted 2016-02-16 05:01 by WHBY

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