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2014-10-23

Another poll shows close governor's race

A poll by St. Norbert College on the race for governor gives Governor Walker a one-point lead over Democratic challenger Mary Burke. That's among likely voters, and the school's survey center director says that means the election is a "toss…

posted 2014-10-23 05:05 by WHBY

Prof reacts to Petri's stance on Grothman

The Republican in the race for the state's sixth congressional district won't get the incumbent's support, but a political expert says it may not hurt him too badly. Retiring Congressman Tom Petri of Fond du Lac says he won't support…

posted 2014-10-23 05:04 by WHBY

Klein, Stuck battle for open Assembly seat

Voters in parts of Appleton and Menasha will pick a new representative in the Assembly on November 4. Republican Chris Klein of Menasha will take on Democrat Amanda Stuck of Appleton for an open seat, in the 57th district. Stuck…

posted 2014-10-23 05:03 by WHBY

Kimberly program teaches hands-on skills

A Kimberly high school program is helping students prepare for careers in areas where employers say there's a skills gap. The school started its Architecture and Construction Academy last year, and now it's adding an apprenticeship program. Technology education teacher…

posted 2014-10-23 05:02 by WHBY

Appleton alderman's cousin in World Series

An Appleton city council member is paying attention to this year's World Series to watch his cousin. Ald. Jeff Jirschele's cousin, Mike, is the third base coach for the Kansas City Royals. Mike spent the last 11 years managing the…

posted 2014-10-23 05:01 by WHBY

2014-10-22

Three teens killed in Shawano Co. crash

Students and staff at Shawano and Bonduel high schools are grieving the loss of three students, in a car accident yesterday. The Shawano County sheriff's department says 18-year-old Tyler Welch of Shawano, 17-year-old Cody Borsche of Shawano, and 15-year-old Paige…

posted 2014-10-22 13:05 by WHBY

ThedaCare building new cancer center

A local health care organization is building a $44 million cancer center on the northeast side of Appleton. ThedaCare officials announced today that the facility will be on Capitol Drive, near the Encircle Health clinic. Stacy Milam is ThedaCare's Oncology…

posted 2014-10-22 13:04 by WHBY

LU almost halfway to reaching match

About a month after Lawrence University announced the largest donation in school history, the school is nearing the halfway point in its effort to match it. Before the $25 million anonymous gift became public, President Mark Burstein says they started…

posted 2014-10-22 13:03 by WHBY

Group takes steps to replace day care

A new group is one step closer to becoming a non-profit, and replacing a special needs day care that closed abruptly. Organizers of A Special Place officially formed a board of directors last night, and they elected Lisa Schneider as…

posted 2014-10-22 13:02 by WHBY

G.C. creating state's first town TIF district

Grand Chute plans to be the first town in the state to create a TIF district, to help spur development. Lawmakers approved a bill earlier this year, giving towns the ability to use that tool. Cities and villages have been…

posted 2014-10-22 13:01 by WHBY

Authorities end standoff with arrest

The Winnebago County SWAT team arrested a man, following a standoff in Larsen. The standoff lasted for several hours, before deputies arrested a man who barricaded himself inside a home, around 12:30 p.m. Authorities closed Highway T, between Highway II…

posted 2014-10-22 13:00 by WHBY

Petri won't endorse Grothman

The Republican running for the state's sixth congressional district seat will not be getting an endorsement from the retiring GOP incumbent. Congressman Tom Petri of Fond du Lac says state Senator Glenn Grothman mentioned that he would be insulted, if…

posted 2014-10-22 12:58 by WHBY

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