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Alta adding 600 jobs in Neenah

A Neenah-based company will add about 600 jobs in the community. Alta Resources provides customer service, and other support, to various companies. Around 500 of them will be seasonal positions, and 100 will be permanent ones. Neenah Mayor Dean Kaufert…

posted 2014-07-29 05:05 by WHBY

EAA's Pelton excited for Thunderbirds

The EAA's AirVenture has never featured the Air Force's Thunderbirds before, but they'll perform full shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. EAA chair Jack Pelton says he's excited to see the fighter jets, but it wasn't easy to work out…

posted 2014-07-29 05:04 by WHBY

Viaene challenging Gehring for sheriff

A former Outagamie County sheriff's deputy is running for the department's top job. Ron Viaene is challenging longtime Sheriff Brad Gehring in next month's Republican primary. Viaene spent 20 years with the department. He says his outside business experience, running…

posted 2014-07-29 05:03 by WHBY

Walker: Review state aid to outsourcers

Outsourcing jobs is an issue in the race for governor, and Governor Walker is backing a proposal that would impact companies that receive tax dollars. Democratic Rep. Peter Barca is pushing for the state to require them to notify the…

posted 2014-07-29 05:02 by WHBY

Numbers up for Outagamie Co. Fair

The final figures aren't in yet, but organizers of the Outagamie County Fair say everything was up over last year. Pat Krohlow says the weather was a big factor, because it didn't rain during the six-day event. He says they…

posted 2014-07-29 05:01 by WHBY


Brewers struggle on offense again

The Brewers failed to take the early series lead after the Tampa Bay Ray defeated Milwaukee 2-1 at Tropicana Field on Monday night.  Mark Reynolds provided the only offense with his 18th home run of the season.  Pitcher Kyle Lohse…

posted 2014-07-28 20:54:51 by WHBY

Shooting suspect on FBI's Most Wanted List

The FBI is putting the suspect in a town of Menasha shooting on its Most Wanted List. Police are looking for Ger Chang of Sheboygan for a 2011 shooting at a crowded nightclub. Town officer Jason Weber says they asked…

posted 2014-07-28 13:05 by WHBY

Watchdogs raise issues with Walker's calendar

Governor Walker is holding back more information on his monthly calendar, and that's drawing the attention of two state watchdog groups. Pointing to security concerns, the governor's office removed details about where the governor stayed when he was out of…

posted 2014-07-28 13:04 by WHBY

Happ wants to tackle heroin in state

A Democratic candidate for state attorney general says she wants to tackle the heroin problem across Wisconsin. Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ is one of three candidates in the August 12th Democratic primary. She says she's prosecuting dealers because…

posted 2014-07-28 13:03 by WHBY

Foreclosures dropping in 2014

The number of foreclosures in the state fell by double-digits, during the first half of the year. Dave Clark is an economist for the Wisconsin Realtors Association. He says levels have consistently gone down, in the rural and urban counties.…

posted 2014-07-28 13:02 by WHBY

Festival Foods CEO wins state award

The head of a De Pere-based independent grocery chain is receiving an honor from a state group. Festival Foods president Mark Skogen won this year's "Grocer of the Year" award, from the Wisconsin Grocers Association. Festival spokesman Nick Arlt says…

posted 2014-07-28 13:01 by WHBY

Brewers travel to Tampa Bay (SPORTS)

#452100996 / After wrapping up their home stand with a 5-2 record last week, the Milwaukee Brewers (59-47) visit the Tampa Bay Rays (51-54) for the first of a three-game series Monday night.  Tampa has been one of the…

posted 2014-07-28 12:38:07 by WHBY

So there it is.... The Christmas tree the city put up in Reading, PA that residents think is so ugly…
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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 2 days ago
Friday, Dec. 12th PhilCast show. LIVE from the Outer Edge Stage in Appleton. 303 Oneida St. No reservations. No tickets…
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