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Sidewalk chalk focus of 'Art on the Town'

Kids will be drawing with chalk, on sidewalks in Houdini Plaza today, as part of this month's Art on the Town event in downtown Appleton. Anne Wiegman of Appleton Downtown Inc. says they'll be able to draw, until 5 p.m.,…

posted 2014-07-18 13:00 by WHBY

Major road project in Milwaukee this weekend

There are going to be traffic delays, and detours, at a major interchange in Milwaukee over the weekend. Crews will be working on the Zoo interchange, between I-94 and Highway 45. I-94 will be shut down in both directions, between…

posted 2014-07-18 12:59 by WHBY

Walker wants to drop Common Core

Governor Walker is taking a stance against the federal Common Core education standards. He's urging state lawmakers to repeal them next year. The governor issued a statement yesterday, saying the standards should be replaced by ones that are set by…

posted 2014-07-18 05:05 by WHBY

Berry elementary principal to return

An Appleton elementary school principal will return, in the fall, in the wake of a criminal case. Rick Waters was the leader at Berry elementary last year, when Calumet County prosecutors filed a misdemeanor charge of failing to report child…

posted 2014-07-18 05:04 by WHBY

Hit & run suspect vehicle sent to Crime Lab

Analysts at the State Crime Lab in Wausau will take a look at the vehicle that investigators believe was involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash in Waupaca County. The sheriff's department says investigators delivered the vehicle yesterday. They also talked…

posted 2014-07-18 05:03 by WHBY

Proposed Kaukauna Kwik Trip progresses

Plans for a new gas station in Kaukauna took another step forward. The local chapter of the VFW was opposed to the Kwik Trip project, because of the potential impact on the nearby Veterans Memorial Park. Mayor Gene Rosin says…

posted 2014-07-18 05:02 by WHBY

New grocery store opening in downtown Appleton

A new grocery store is going to open in downtown Appleton. Green Gecko Grocer and Deli will have a second location, at Richmond Terrace. Bob Wall is one of the owners, and he says they'll have much more room, compared…

posted 2014-07-18 05:01 by WHBY

Project SEARCH expanding to G.B.

A program that helps young people with disabilities is expanding to more parts of the state, including Green Bay. St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton was one of the first in Wisconsin to participate in Project SEARCH. Now, ASPIRO will connect…

posted 2014-07-18 05:00 by WHBY

LU starting community music project

Lawrence University is trying to expose more people in the community to classical music, through a new program. Assistant music professor Michael Mizrahi is involved with a New York City-based group called Decoda. He says they're going to hold a…

posted 2014-07-18 04:59 by WHBY

Town of Menasha hosts 'safety night'

Police officers, firefighters, and first responders had a chance to talk with families yesterday in the town of Menasha. Town officials hosted the annual Summer Safety Night at the municipal complex. Police officer Jason Weber says it's a way to…

posted 2014-07-18 04:58 by WHBY


Sheriff's dept. quiet about heroin case

The Brown County sheriff's department is remaining tight-lipped about a large heroin case. Authorities say they can't comment, because of a court order. About 10 people were in court yesterday afternoon, on various drug-related charges. The bust is being called…

posted 2014-07-17 13:05 by WHBY

New Packers Pro Shop opens

Packers fans lined up at Lambeau Field this morning to be among the first to check out the new Packers Pro Shop. The store opened today. Kate Hogan is the team's director of retail operations, and she says they have…

posted 2014-07-17 13:04 by WHBY

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…
posted by Philcast 3 days ago
Ahhhh, one week from favorite holiday of the year! But what's this? Wisconsin has turned up on a national…
posted by Philcast 4 days ago