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2014-03-27

Clifford the Big Red Dog coming to Appleton

Clifford the Big Red Dog is coming to the Building for Kids children's museum in downtown Appleton for a party, next Thursday. Bobbie Schmidt is the museum's executive director. She says tickets for the event are on sale through tomorrow,…

posted 2014-03-27 13:00 by WHBY

Walker's lead similar in latest MU poll

Governor Walker slightly increased his lead over Democratic challenger Mary Burke, in a poll released yesterday by the Marquette University law school. Poll administrator Charles Franklin says Walker leads Burke, 48 percent to 41 percent. The January poll had Walker…

posted 2014-03-27 05:05 by WHBY

Saputo closing N.L. cheese plant

A Canadian cheese company is going to shut down four plants, including one in New London. The announcement by Saputo also affects a facility in Maryland, and two in Canada. About 180 people work at the four plants, and some…

posted 2014-03-27 05:04 by WHBY

Scherck counts on experience in Neenah

Voters in Neenah will have to pick between two longtime officeholders in next Tuesday's race for mayor. Rep. Dean Kaufert is taking on three-term incumbent Mayor George Scherck. Scherck says he has the leadership to change the challenges that the…

posted 2014-03-27 05:03 by WHBY

Calumet Co. ranked among healthiest in state

Calumet County ranks sixth in the state on a list of the healthiest counties. The UW-Madison Population Health Institute released its latest study yesterday afternoon. Mark Morrison is the deputy director of the county's department of health and human services.…

posted 2014-03-27 05:02 by WHBY

Chief hopes for lower crash rate on Hwy. JJ

The speed limit will drop along a segment of Highway JJ in Outagamie County, and Grand Chute's police chief hopes that will reduce the accident rate. The Outagamie County board is reducing the limit from 45 to 35 miles an…

posted 2014-03-27 05:01 by WHBY

Fire damages home on Appleton's northside

A house caught fire yesterday on Appleton's northside. Fire department Investigator Brian Noel says smoke and flames were coming from the home in the 800 block of E. Byrd Street, near Meade Street. He says they got to the scene…

posted 2014-03-27 05:00 by WHBY

2014-03-26

Brown Co. GOP denounces candidate's comments

The Brown County Republican Party is distancing itself from a Brown County board candidate, after he made some inflammatory remarks about a Democratic senator. Jason Wisneski is a Republican candidate for Brown County supervisor in District 1, and a profile…

posted 2014-03-26 13:05 by WHBY

Auto shop heavily damaged by fire

The inside of an auto shop and its roof suffered substantial damage when a fire broke out last night, on Appleton's eastside. Firefighter Dave Reigels says they were called to the Northside Automotive Service Center in the 1800 block of…

posted 2014-03-26 13:04 by WHBY

Speed limit dropping on Hwy. JJ

Drivers on a stretch of Highway JJ in Outagamie County will soon have to slow down. After years of debate, the county board agreed to reduce the speed limit, from 45 miles an hour to 35 between Highway 47 and…

posted 2014-03-26 13:03 by WHBY

Deep frost leading to road dips

The deep frost this winter is forcing drivers to slow down on some roads. Winnebago County highway commissioner Ernie Winters says they're seeing more dips than normal this spring. He says as the ground thaws, voids can form between culverts…

posted 2014-03-26 13:02 by WHBY

O'Connor wants seat on Appleton school board

A retired principal wants to join the Appleton school board. Barry O'Connor is one of four candidates in the running for three seats. He was the leader at Appleton North high school, and he says he wants to use his…

posted 2014-03-26 13:01 by WHBY

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