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2015-10-09

Erb Pool attendance around 20K

While Appleton leaders consider the future of Erb Pool, this summer's attendance was nearly 20,000. That total for open and lap swimming is about 3,000 more than the year before, but below the 10-year average of around 22,500. The season…

posted 2015-10-09 05:04 by WHBY

Red Cross closing Appleton office, others

The Red Cross is closing nine of its 19 offices across the state, and several of them are in northeast Wisconsin. Steve Hansen is the director of the non-profit's northeast Wisconsin chapter. He says their Green Bay and Oshkosh offices…

posted 2015-10-09 05:03 by WHBY

Conference focuses on drug addiction

Keeping a positive message is one of the main strategies of a group that's fighting drug addiction. The Fox Valley Substance Abuse Coalition held a conference yesterday at Liberty Hall in Kimberly. Jesse Heffernan is a member of the organization.…

posted 2015-10-09 05:02 by WHBY

'Beauty and the Beast' returning to PAC

The Broadway version of a popular Disney movie is coming to the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in a couple of months. Beauty and the Beast will be in Appleton from December 18-20, for five performances. Spokeswoman Trisha Witt says they…

posted 2015-10-09 05:01 by WHBY

2015-10-08

City to also consider pool for Erb Park

After hearing a lot of feedback over the last few days about his proposal for Appleton's Erb Pool, Mayor Tim Hanna says the city will also consider other options. He wants to replace the aging pool with a splash pad.…

posted 2015-10-08 13:05 by WHBY

Trial ordered in Oshkosh murder

An Oshkosh man accused of murdering his live-in girlfriend will face a trial. A Winnebago County court commissioner bound 30-year-old Samson Gomoll over for trial, during a preliminary hearing this morning. Gomoll is charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the…

posted 2015-10-08 13:04 by WHBY

Young talent program wins international award

A program that works to bring college students to the Fox Cities is getting international attention. The Fox Cities Regional Partnership created the Talent Upload program in the fall. Companies pay to bring I.T. and engineering students to the area…

posted 2015-10-08 13:03 by WHBY

Merkes responds to alderman's resignation

Menasha's mayor says city council meetings can get heated, but he doesn't feel that the city government is dysfunctional. Mayor Don Merkes is responding to the resignation of Alderman Mark Langdon. He stepped down from the council yesterday, saying that…

posted 2015-10-08 13:02 by WHBY

Ellis weighs in on GOP proposal for GAB

GOP lawmakers have a plan to replace the Government Accountability Board, and one of the Republican architects of the agency questions the wisdom of that proposal. It calls for creating separate elections and ethics boards, and each would be primarily…

posted 2015-10-08 13:01 by WHBY

Agency warns about cyber security, social media

Posting on social media could put a person at risk for being stalked or robbed. The state consumer protection department is raising that concern. Spokesman Jared Albracht says people should to turn off their location settings, on their phones and…

posted 2015-10-08 13:00 by WHBY

Hanna unveils 2016 budget

It's now "budget season" for Appleton leaders. Mayor Tim Hanna unveiled his nearly $158 million plan for next year, last night. Overall spending would rise by 2.2 percent. The tax levy would be almost $39 million, and that's up 1.4…

posted 2015-10-08 05:05 by WHBY

Appleton won't cut mayor's salary

The months-long debate over the salary for Appleton's mayor is over. The city council stepped back from a proposal to cut the pay by about $10,000. Members voted 13-2 to offer an annual 1-1/2 percent raise, throughout the next four-year…

posted 2015-10-08 05:04 by WHBY

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