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2014-03-28

Appleton to use drug dogs in middle schools

Police dogs could start searching for drugs in Appleton's middle schools next school year. Ben Vogel is the district's assistant superintendent of student services. He says the dogs already perform random checks in the high schools. He says they know…

posted 2014-03-28 05:01 by WHBY

2014-03-27

Wisconsin Crushes Baylor, headed to the Elite 8!

The #2 seed Wisconsin Badgers put on a basketball clinic Thursday night as they whipped the #6 seed Baylor Bears 69-52 in Anaheim. With the win, the Badgers are now one win away from a final four apperance. Baylor lead…

posted 2014-03-27 21:38:05 by WHBY

Appleton mayor happy with PCB settlement

Appleton's mayor says he's relieved that the fight over paying for the PCB cleanup of the Fox River, may be done. Under a $54 million settlement, Appleton has to pay $5.2 million of those costs. Mayor Tim Hanna says the…

posted 2014-03-27 13:05 by WHBY

Library hosting open house on site search

People will get a chance today to weigh in on the potential sites for a new or expanded Appleton Public Library. The city's consultants, from Engberg Anderson, will be on hand to answer questions. They're studying three possible locations, including…

posted 2014-03-27 13:04 by WHBY

Walker calls on Senate to pass voter ID bill

Governor Walker says there doesn't have to be a special session on voter ID. He's calling on the Senate to vote next Tuesday on a bill that the Assembly already passed. He believes the proposal "pretty specifically addresses" the concerns…

posted 2014-03-27 13:03 by WHBY

Fenlon seeks re-election to school board

A longtime Appleton school board member is seeking another term. Board president Sharon Fenlon is one of four candidates in the running for three seats, next Tuesday. Voters approved a referendum last month, and Fenlon says it will be important…

posted 2014-03-27 13:02 by WHBY

Endowment started for N.L. museum

The New London Public Museum hopes to benefit from a new endowment fund. An anonymous $50,000 donation led the Friends of the New London Public Museum to start a fundraising effort. Group president Brenda Hansen says they won't be able…

posted 2014-03-27 13:01 by WHBY

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

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