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2014-10-29

Genrich, Wimberger meet in Assembly race

A first-term lawmaker from Green Bay is facing a challenge for a seat in the Assembly. Democratic Rep. Eric Genrich and Republican Eric Wimberger of Green Bay are on next Tuesday's ballot in the 90th district. Genrich is running for…

posted 2014-10-29 13:01 by WHBY

DOT to reveal Racine Street bridge options

The Racine Street bridge in Menasha could get a makeover, or it could be replaced, in the coming years. The DOT is studying the options, and officials will show them off today. Project manager Bill Bertrand says the bridge was…

posted 2014-10-29 13:00 by WHBY

Film on history, paranormal to debut at PAC

An Appleton filmmaker is holding the premiere of his documentary on history, and the paranormal, in the downtown tonight. Michael Brown is the executive producer of Haunted State: Whispers from History Past. He says they filmed in four locations around…

posted 2014-10-29 12:59 by WHBY

Hotel sale wouldn't impact expo center

The Radisson Paper Valley Hotel is up for sale, but local officials say that shouldn't hurt the chances for an expo center in downtown Appleton. That project is expected to be connected to the Paper Valley. Jay Schumerth is the…

posted 2014-10-29 05:05 by WHBY

Obama campaigns for Burke

President Obama weighed in on the state's race for governor yesterday, at a rally with Democratic challenger Mary Burke. The two were at a Milwaukee high school. Burke faces Governor Walker next Tuesday. Obama says Burke understands that everyone should…

posted 2014-10-29 05:04 by WHBY

2 DAs run for attorney general

Voters across the state will pick the next attorney general next Tuesday. Democrat Susan Happ is taking on Republican Brad Schimel, and they both say heroin would be one of their top priorities. Schimel is the Waukesha County district attorney.…

posted 2014-10-29 05:03 by WHBY

Hortonville piping company expanding

A pipe manufacturer in Hortonville plans to add about 100 jobs over the next two years. Piping Systems is more than doubling the size of its facility in the village's industrial park, after landing a contract with a private contractor.…

posted 2014-10-29 05:02 by WHBY

Groups settle into early learning center

Five local organizations that focus on teaching young children are now operating under one roof. They range from a day care, to the Appleton school district's Birth to Five initiative. Jon Stellmacher is the president of the Community Early Learning…

posted 2014-10-29 05:01 by WHBY

2014-10-28

Observer expects tight local Senate race

The race for a state Senate seat that covers much of the Fox Cities could go "either way." That's the feeling of a statewide political observer, Wispolitics.com editor J.R. Ross. Former Republican Rep. Roger Roth of Appleton is squaring off…

posted 2014-10-28 13:05 by WHBY

Lawrence student group votes early

In-person absentee voting runs through Friday and some Lawrence University students are taking advantage of the opportunity today. A group of students met in front of the Lawrence Memorial Chapel around noon, and they later went to the Appleton city…

posted 2014-10-28 13:04 by WHBY

Walker says Obama visit could help him

Governor Walker says he's not impressed with some of the big names his Democratic challenger is bringing to the state. Last week, former President Bill Clinton held a rally in Milwaukee for Mary Burke, and today President Obama will be…

posted 2014-10-28 13:03 by WHBY

State group on board with student drug tests

The leader of a statewide group says random drug testing for student athletes, and participants in extra-curricular activities, can be effective in combating drug abuse. John Bales is the executive director of the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators. He…

posted 2014-10-28 13:02 by WHBY

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