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2015-05-20

Appleton library releases survey results

A survey of users of the Appleton Public Library found a slight decrease in the number of people checking out materials, and browsing items. It was the library's first survey in three years, and over 700 people responded. Spokeswoman Tina…

posted 2015-05-20 13:00 by WHBY

Agency offers tips for vetting charities

The state's consumer protection agency has some tips for vetting charitable groups, in the wake of a federal case against four organizations. Prosecutors accuse them of fraudulently collecting more than $187 million that donors thought would be used to help…

posted 2015-05-20 12:59 by WHBY

Paper Valley to be sold

There's a deal to sell a major hotel in downtown Appleton. Mayor Tim Hanna announced yesterday that Inner Circle Investments will buy the Radisson Paper Valley hotel, from an investment group. Hanna says the company's managing partner, Joe Gillespie, owns…

posted 2015-05-20 05:05 by WHBY

Chamber reacts to hotel deal

The head of the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce is reacting to the Paper Valley sale. Executive director Shannon Full says they need the hotel to be successful for economic development reasons. She says the hotel has significant economic impact…

posted 2015-05-20 05:04 by WHBY

Historical Chilton film debuts online

A silent film showing off Chilton in 1938 is now available online. The Calumet County Historical Society worked with the Kiwanis Club to post it, through the historical society's website. Society president Terry Friedrichs says the club brought filmmakers to…

posted 2015-05-20 05:02 by WHBY

2015-05-19

Brewers dominate Tigers, win 8-1

Milwaukee scored six runs in the third inning with the help of back to back to back homeruns from Braun, Lind, and Ramirez to beat Detroit 8-1.  Jimmy Nelson (2-4) was awarded with win after pitching eight innings giving up…

posted 2015-05-19 20:55:35 by WHBY

Fire damages building at salvage lot

Crews battled a fire in a building at a Howard salvage lot yesterday afternoon. They were called to Bay Auto Parts, near the intersection of Velp Avenue and Melody Drive, around 4:15 p.m. Matt Dirden says he was using a…

posted 2015-05-19 19:50 by WHBY

Deal in place to sell Paper Valley hotel

Appleton Mayor Tim Hanna says there's an agreement to sell the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel and the future owners have a history of running downtown convention centers. Hanna says Inner Circle Investments is buying the hotel, and the city has…

posted 2015-05-19 16:01:02 by WHBY

Crash at Hwys. 55 & JJ turns deadly

An accident north of Kaukauna claimed a person's life this morning. The Outagamie County sheriff's department says deputies were called to the corner of Highways 55 and JJ, in the town of Vandenbroek, around 9 a.m. Staff Sergeant John Hoffmann…

posted 2015-05-19 13:05 by WHBY

Erin Stoffel: Grateful for support, 'pain is deep'

A Neenah mother says she's grateful for the outpouring of support, in the wake of the Trestle Trail shooting. In her first statement since the May 3rd random shooting, 32-year-old Erin Stoffel says she misses her husband and daughter, and…

posted 2015-05-19 13:04 by WHBY

Work to start right away on Menasha project

Construction work could get underway this week, on an office tower in downtown Menasha. John Hogerty is one of the developers of One Menasha Center. He says they want to finish the eight-story, $12 million dollar, by April of next…

posted 2015-05-19 13:03 by WHBY

Neenah police not affected by ban

The leader of the Neenah police department says President Obama's ban on military equipment won't affect them. It covers tracked armored vehicles, bayonets, grenade launchers, and large-caliber weapons. Chief Kevin Wilkinson says they don't have anything like that. He says…

posted 2015-05-19 13:02 by WHBY

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