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2015-04-22

Literary community remembers Kort

Local writers and book enthusiasts are remembering a well-known Appleton poet. Ellen Kort passed away yesterday, at 79. She was Wisconsin's first poet laureate, and one of the founders of the Fox Cities Book Festival. Festival president Jeff Kuepper says…

posted 2015-04-22 05:05 by WHBY

Senate wants to end wait on handguns

The Senate passed a bill yesterday to repeal the state's two-day waiting period to buy a handgun. The state put that period in place, in the mid-1970s, so gun sellers could perform a background check. Sen. Van Wanggaard says those…

posted 2015-04-22 05:04 by WHBY

Incorporation not a big topic at town meeting

The proposal to incorporate part of the town of Menasha didn't generate much attention at the annual town meeting. Towns around Wisconsin held their yearly open meeting last night. Chair Dale Youngquist says just one person asked a question about…

posted 2015-04-22 05:03 by WHBY

Appleton school has Earth Day plans

Some Appleton students are celebrating Earth Day today by cleaning up an Outagamie County park. The Appleton Public Montessori school is inside Plamann Park, and principal Dom Ferrito says the kids will pick up litter in the park, and around…

posted 2015-04-22 05:02 by WHBY

3 members join Appleton council

Three new faces took their spots on the Appleton city council last night. Ald. Margaret Mann, William Siebers, and Ed Baranowski recited the oath of office, during a special meeting. Siebers will represent the 1st district. He spent 20 years…

posted 2015-04-22 05:01 by WHBY

Fitzgerald confident about arena deal

It appears that a funding deal might come together very soon for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says officials are getting closer to finding a way to pay for the $500 million facility. The Juneau…

posted 2015-04-22 05:00 by WHBY

2015-04-21

Brewers fall to Reds, have worst record in majors

Brewers lost 16-10 but it was a historic night in Milwaukee with three Grand Slams (ties record), two for the Reds and one for the Crew. Milwaukee now as the worst record in the majors, 2-12 after giving up the…

posted 2015-04-21 22:48:45 by WHBY

Schmitt sworn in for fourth term

Green Bay's mayor took the oath of office over the noon hour today, to kickoff his fourth term. Incumbent Mayor Jim Schmitt defeated Alderman Tom De Wane, in the election, earlier this month. For the past several years, Schmitt has…

posted 2015-04-21 15:05 by WHBY

United Way announces new grants

The Untied Way Fox Cities announced more than a half-million dollars in new grants for five programs. The non-profit held its annual report to the community this morning, at the Radisson Paper Valley hotel in downtown Appleton. President Peter Kelly…

posted 2015-04-21 15:03 by WHBY

Study showed poverty rate rose

A study found while more people had jobs from 2012 to 2013, the poverty rate in Wisconsin was up. The Institute for Research on Poverty at UW-Madison says the rate climbed from 10.2 percent to 10.9 percent. Julia Isaacs was…

posted 2015-04-21 15:02 by WHBY

Shawano Co. busts 2 in Internet sex sting

Shawano County authorities arrested two men over the weekend, during a sting on Internet sex crimes. Sheriff's Capt. Tom Tuma says they both tried to set up separate meetings with an investigator, posing as a 15-year-old girl. A 52-year-old Townsend…

posted 2015-04-21 15:01 by WHBY

DOT holding meeting on De Pere project

A stretch of De Pere's 8th Street will be under construction in a couple of years, and the DOT will show off the latest plans, tonight. Project manager Andy Fulcer says they'll be working on the street, from Ashland Avenue,…

posted 2015-04-21 15:00 by WHBY

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