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2014-11-11

Steineke picked as Assembly majority leader

A Fox Valley lawmaker is second-in-command in the Assembly. Republicans picked Rep. Jim Steineke of Vandenbroek as their next majority leader. Steineke will be starting his third, two-year term in January. He moved up quickly to become the assistant majority…

posted 2014-11-11 05:02 by WHBY

Agropur investing $55 mil in Weyauwega plant

A company is going to spend $55 million on an expansion project in Weyauwega. Agropur Dairy Cooperative plans to create about 22 jobs at the facility. Weyauwega Mayor Mike Kempf says the demand for feta cheese is the driving force…

posted 2014-11-11 05:01 by WHBY

2014-11-10

Steineke new Assembly majority leader

A state lawmaker from the Fox Cities area is moving up, in the Assembly. Rep. Jim Steineke of Vandenbroek was elected by his fellow Republicans, to serve as majority leader. That's the number two job in the Assembly, behind the…

posted 2014-11-10 13:15 by WHBY

De Pere post office renamed for fallen soldier

The U.S. Postal Service renamed its De Pere office today, to honor a fallen soldier from northeast Wisconsin. Corporal Justin Ross was killed during a mission in Afghanistan, in March of 2011. Following his death, Ross' parents and Congressman Reid…

posted 2014-11-10 13:05 by WHBY

Fundraising underway for cancer center

ThedaCare is planning a $44 million cancer center, on the Appleton northeast side, and there's a push to raise $7 million for the project. Michael Frohna is the executive director of ThedaCare's foundations. He says their capital campaign already has…

posted 2014-11-10 13:04 by WHBY

Gun law impacts domestic abuse suspects

If someone is under a restraining order, for domestic violence, a new state law requires them to turn in their guns. They have to hand them over, to their sheriff's department, or a third party. Harbor House executive director Beth…

posted 2014-11-10 13:03 by WHBY

Salvation Army signing up families for holiday help

Over the next three days, the Salvation Army Fox Cities will hold its annual signup, for help over the Christmas season. Spokesman Robb Waugus says they anticipate up to 2,000 people will sign up for assistance, and that's about the…

posted 2014-11-10 13:02 by WHBY

Report ranks charitable giving in Wis.

A state report on giving shows the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region ranks second in the state, for grants that were awarded. Spokeswoman Tammy Williams says they handed out $12 million, in 2012, and that only trails the…

posted 2014-11-10 13:01 by WHBY

Appleton library cost comparable with others

The proposed new library in Appleton could cost $37 million, and that's in line with other recent, similar-sized projects. Library director Colleen Rortvedt says the final price tag of other libraries varies, depending on the circumstances. She says someone might…

posted 2014-11-10 05:05 by WHBY

Design work to start for S. Oneida Street

Construction isn't supposed to start for a few years, but work on the designs for a rebuilt S. Oneida Street in Appleton will get underway soon. The city hired a consultant, and the public will be involved. Assistant city engineer…

posted 2014-11-10 05:04 by WHBY

Steineke, Jacque run for majority leader

Two Republicans from northeast Wisconsin are trying to become the majority leader in the Assembly. Majority Republicans in the Assembly are meeting today to pick their leaders for the next two years. Reps. Jim Steineke of Vandenbroek and Andre Jacque…

posted 2014-11-10 05:03 by WHBY

Lawmakers to tackle Common Core

The Common Core education standards will be one of the issues Majority Republicans in the Legislature expect to take up in the next two-year session. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says it's something that the Republican base wants lawmakers to…

posted 2014-11-10 05:02 by WHBY

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