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2014-06-25

County signs off on deal for expo site

Plans for an expo center in downtown Appleton got a big boost last night. The county board agreed to sell the proposed site to the city of Appleton, for about $2.1 million. The vote was 29-6. County board chair Helen…

posted 2014-06-25 05:05 by WHBY

Bike lane debate back in Appleton

The next wave of proposed bike lane projects in Appleton drew a crowd last night. The municipal services committee talked about removing on-street parking along parts of Capitol Drive, N. Oneida Street, and Prospect Avenue. Ald. Greg Dannecker says there…

posted 2014-06-25 05:04 by WHBY

Housing authority selling 2 renovated homes

The Appleton Housing Authority is selling two houses that it bought last winter, and renovated. Homebuyer program manager Kent Gross says they got the foreclosed houses from a bank, using grant money. For the past several months, workers have been…

posted 2014-06-25 05:03 by WHBY

Thilmany responds to pollution report

Thilmany paper mill officials are reacting to a report that claims the mill releases more pollution than any other industrial facility in the state. The group Wisconsin Environment based its findings on figures that were provided to the EPA. Spokeswoman…

posted 2014-06-25 05:02 by WHBY

State handing out dairy grants

The state's agriculture agency is trying to support family farmers and dairy processors, through a grant program. Secretary Ben Brancel says seven businesses around Wisconsin will share $200,000. He says they can use the money to improve their food safety…

posted 2014-06-25 05:01 by WHBY

Brewers Fall to Nationals in 16 Inning Marathon

Ryan Zimmerman's two-run home run in the 16th inning lifted the Washington Nationals to a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.  Zimmerman hit a 2-0 pitch off Mike Fiers (0-1) over the wall in left field to…

posted 2014-06-25 00:47:09 by WHBY

2014-06-24

Ribble calling for new rules for Congress

Congress couldn't adjourn for the year until it passes a budget, and other spending bills, under a proposal from a northeast Wisconsin lawmaker. Congressman Reid Ribble says federal lawmakers haven't finished that work before leaving, since 1974, and he thinks…

posted 2014-06-24 13:05 by WHBY

Pedal pubs not an issue in L.C., Menasha yet

Neenah is joining Appleton in banning alcohol on pedal pubs, but some other communities are taking a wait-and-see approach. Menasha and Little Chute leaders say they haven't heard from anyone interested in starting a business with the 14- to 16-person…

posted 2014-06-24 13:04 by WHBY

Three communities considering shared court

Village leaders in Kimberly, Combined Locks, and Little Chute are talking about consolidating their municipal courts. Kimberly administrator Adam Hammatt says they're looking at ways to save money, with tightening revenue limits from the state. He says the proposal is…

posted 2014-06-24 13:03 by WHBY

Appleton makes list of affordable college towns

A study ranks Appleton 37th on a list of the 50 "great affordable college towns" in the country. Mayor Tim Hanna says the finding by Great Value Colleges is a tribute to how well the city works together with Lawrence…

posted 2014-06-24 13:02 by WHBY

Troopers expect County USA traffic impacts

Drivers on Highway 41 in the Oshkosh area can expect some backups through the weekend because of Country USA. The music festival starts this afternoon. Sgt. Jeffrey Nelson of the State Patrol says campers will be heading in today, and…

posted 2014-06-24 13:01 by WHBY

Watchdog reacts to power company deal

A proposed merger between the two largest power companies in eastern Wisconsin will get a lot of scrutiny from a watchdog group. Kira Loehr is the acting executive director of the Citizens Utility Board. She says the proposal from the…

posted 2014-06-24 05:05 by WHBY

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