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City opens Born Learning Trail at Pierce Park

A new trail in Appleton's Pierce Park focuses on helping young kids learn. The Born Learning Trail opened this morning. Parks director Dean Gazza says it uses shapes, letters, and simple games to improve language and literacy. He says it…

posted 2014-08-06 12:59 by WHBY

Neighbors host National Night Out parties

Neighbors around Appleton got together last night for the annual National Night Out event. Sgt. Dave Lund says police officers and firefighters visited parties that were hosted by neighborhood watch groups. He says they're a good way for neighbors to…

posted 2014-08-06 05:04 by WHBY

Menasha reschedules fireworks

Menasha leaders postponed the city's fireworks over the Fourth of July, and they're going to hold the show next month, during Seafood Fest. Mayor Don Merkes says the city council decided to move the fireworks to Saturday, September 6, at…

posted 2014-08-06 05:03 by WHBY

Schroeder running for 55th Assembly seat

A loan administrator is in the race for a spot in the Assembly. Jay Schroeder of the town of Menasha is one of five Republicans in next Tuesday's primary, for the 55th district seat. He's a frequent candidate for public…

posted 2014-08-06 05:02 by WHBY

Winnebago Co. Fair kicks off

People who can't make it to the State Fair still have a chance to see some farm animal competitions and craft exhibits. The Winnebago County Fair opened last night, and it runs through Sunday. Fair treasurer Karen Pulfer says judging…

posted 2014-08-06 05:01 by WHBY


Boy flown to hospital after Greenville crash

Three people were hurt this morning in a crash in the town of Greenville. Rescue crews were called to the corner of Julius Drive and Spring Road, just before 10 a.m. Deputy Chief Eric Kitowski of the Greenville fire department…

posted 2014-08-05 13:05 by WHBY

AirVenture sees attendance boost

More people went to EAA AirVenture this year. Officials say the attendance was over 500,000, and that's up about 5.5 percent, from a year ago. People from 69 countries were there. Spokesman Dick Knapinski says the Air Force Thunderbirds brought…

posted 2014-08-05 13:04 by WHBY

Menasha reverses course on Donnelley site

The city of Menasha is moving ahead with a plan to buy the former R.R. Donnelley plant along the Fox River, in the city's downtown. Community development director Greg Keil says the city council voted against the plan a couple…

posted 2014-08-05 13:03 by WHBY

Standards now in place for 'gluten-free' label

The Food and Drug Administration is now enforcing standards for products that have a "gluten-free" label and a local dietician says that's good news. Angelica Gronke of ThedaCare says even with the new standards, gluten-free foods still have a small…

posted 2014-08-05 13:02 by WHBY

Traffic deaths on record low pace

Halfway through the year, the state is on pace to have the fewest deaths on Wisconsin roads in one year. David Pabst of the State Patrol says through last month, 252 people died in traffic crashes. That's 31 fewer, than…

posted 2014-08-05 13:01 by WHBY

Sidewalk chalk highlights Mile of Music artists

The start of the Mile of Music is just two days away, and some high school students are using chalk to highlight all of the performers. They're drawing musical notes, along the sidewalks of College Avenue, with the names of…

posted 2014-08-05 13:00 by WHBY

Public checks out Appleton police museum

The Appleton police gave the public a unique opportunity this morning to look back at the department's history. Sgt. Dave Lund says they had items from their museum's collection on display, in a downstairs meeting room at the police station,…

posted 2014-08-05 12:59 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 13 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