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Challenge boosts FVHA adoptions

The chance of winning a $100,000 grant helped motivate officials at the Fox Valley Humane Association to dramatically increase its adoption rate this summer. Interim executive director Deb Lewis says it doubled in June, and nearly tripled in July. She…

posted 2014-08-12 15:00 by WHBY

Cleanup at Preble will run into school year

Workers won't be able to finish cleaning up the damage at Green Bay Preble high school before the start of the upcoming school year. A fire broke out last Friday morning, and Principal Natasha Rowell says they're considering their options…

posted 2014-08-12 05:05 by WHBY

Preble fire caused by spontaneous combustion

The cause of last week's fire at Green Bay Preble high school was spontaneous combustion. Lt. Nick Craig of the Green Bay fire department says district workers were re-surfacing the gym floor, and they cleaned up a chemical using cotton…

posted 2014-08-12 05:04 by WHBY

Feds: No spot for border kids in Fox Cities

Outagamie County will not house a temporary shelter for children who illegally cross the Mexican border, without an adult. County Executive Tom Nelson says federal officials recently asked if there was a vacant 100,000 square foot building. The facility would…

posted 2014-08-12 05:03 by WHBY

Appleton schools prepared for more refugees

More refugees from war-torn areas are planning to settle in the Fox Cities next year, and an Appleton school district official says they'll be ready. English Language Learners program coordinator Bill Curtis says seven of the refugees moved into the…

posted 2014-08-12 05:02 by WHBY

'Menopause The Musical' at PAC

A musical that's touring the nation opens tonight in downtown Appleton. Tara Brzozowski is a spokeswoman for the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, and she says it's the third time that Menopause The Musical is in town. Brzozowski says the…

posted 2014-08-12 05:01 by WHBY


Woman dies after Appleton moped crash

Appleton police say a 52-year-old woman died yesterday, after a weekend moped accident. Sgt. Dave Lund says the Appleton woman was on North Meade Street, near the intersection of East Summer Street, around 10:30 a.m. Saturday. He says she bumped…

posted 2014-08-11 13:05 by WHBY

Fox Cities spared some recession wage cuts

A national report shows many of the jobs created as the economy came out of the recession, pay significantly less than those that were lost. But a local economic development official says the Fox Cities were spared much of the…

posted 2014-08-11 13:04 by WHBY

Alta holding job fair for 600 positions

A company is adding 600 jobs, in Neenah, and there's a job fair tomorrow, to help fill the positions. Alta Resources is adding the workers, mainly to handle sales calls, for health insurance. About 500 of them are temporary positions.…

posted 2014-08-11 13:03 by WHBY

Hortonville schools save $77K on energy bill

The Hortonville school district managed to cut energy bills by 10 percent last school year, despite the frigid winter. Tim Diestler is the district's building and grounds director. He says they installed energy-efficient light bulbs, and they did a better…

posted 2014-08-11 13:02 by WHBY

Out of state money fueling campaigns

Candidates for the Assembly and Senate are getting about seven percent of their donations, from out-of-state groups. Mike McCabe of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign says those contributors are trying to influence politics, throughout the country. The latest campaign finance report…

posted 2014-08-11 13:01 by WHBY

Mile of Music called a success

The second year of the Mile of Music festival endedyesterday, and co-founder Dave Willems says it was another success. He says they likely hit the 30,000 mark for attendance. That's double last year's crowds. He says the 600 shows by…

posted 2014-08-11 05:05 by WHBY

Yes, it's a rare SATURDAY blog posting here from me. I'm up early on a Saturday in late November, and…
posted by Philcast 7 hours ago
Friday, Dec. 12th PhilCast show. LIVE from the Outer Edge Stage in Appleton. 303 Oneida St. No reservations. No tickets…
posted by Philcast 1 day ago
Ahhhh, one week from today...my favorite holiday of the year! But what's this? Wisconsin has turned up on a national…
posted by Philcast 2 days ago