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2016-01-20

Democratic lawmaker reacts to speech

An Appleton Democrat is weighing in on Governor Walker's speech. Rep. Amanda Stuck charges that some of the statistics about job creation were "cherry picked." She says there was no mention of the large amount of mass layoffs last year.…

posted 2016-01-20 05:04 by WHBY

Heroin dealer gets 5 yrs in prison

An Appleton man will spend five years in prison for selling a particularly strong batch of heroin. Twenty-two-year-old DeWayne Farris received his sentence in Outagamie County court yesterday, one month after he entered no contest pleas to two counts of…

posted 2016-01-20 05:03 by WHBY

District: Students benefiting from referendum

All of the referendum projects for the Appleton school district are now finished, and an official is talking about the impact that they're having. Chief Financial Officer Don Hietpas says the science renovations at East high school, and the middle…

posted 2016-01-20 05:02 by WHBY

Longtime bakery employee turns 82

An Appleton bakery helped a longtime employee celebrate her birthday yesterday. Eighty-two-year-old Marion Helein has worked at Simple Simon Bakery for 30 years, and she still works there on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. Her primary role is to serve customers,…

posted 2016-01-20 05:01 by WHBY

2016-01-19

Prof previews State of the State speech

Don't expect to hear any controversial new proposals during tonight's State of the State speech. That's the feeling of Lawrence University political science professor Arnold Shober. He says Governor Walker doesn't want to make too many waves, during an important…

posted 2016-01-19 13:05 by WHBY

Appleton referendum projects complete

The Appleton school district recently finished the final project that was part of a referendum that voters approved, almost two years ago. District Chief Financial Officer Don Hietpas says they completed the last window replacement, to improve energy efficiency. He…

posted 2016-01-19 13:04 by WHBY

Menasha unveils city promotional video

The city of Menasha is trying to draw attention to its waterfront access. Mayor Don Merkes says they created a promotional video that's posted on the city's website. It highlights Lake Winnebago, the Fox River, and Little Lake Butte des…

posted 2016-01-19 13:03 by WHBY

State e-file program launches

People can start filing their state taxes online today, and officials expect 80 to 85 percent will e-file this year. Revenue department spokeswoman Stephanie Marquis says the state has a free, e-file program on the agency's website. She says it automatically…

posted 2016-01-19 13:02 by WHBY

Opening date set for cancer center

ThedaCare has an opening date for its Regional Cancer Center on Appleton's northeast side. The health care provider will officially start seeing patients on Monday, Feb. 1. ThedaCare is planning several special events in the days leading up to that.…

posted 2016-01-19 13:01 by WHBY

Kimberly considers larger recycling carts

Some people in Kimberly could get larger recycling carts, in the future. The village board talked about letting people upgrade from the current 65-gallon carts to 95-gallon ones, to encourage more recycling...and possibly reduce the village's costs, to dump garbage,…

posted 2016-01-19 13:00 by WHBY

Ariens defends ending unscheduled breaks

The Ariens Company is going to enforce its policy against unscheduled breaks, and that's raising some issues with Muslim workers. CEO Dan Ariens says they're sticking with the decision, after nearly all of the 53 employees left work early last…

posted 2016-01-19 05:05 by WHBY

MLK Day draws packed house to LU

Hundreds of people packed Lawrence University's Memorial Chapel last night to celebrate Martin Luther King Day. Tony Awefeso received the annual Community Leader Award. He helped found African Heritage, Inc., and he's the president of B.A.B.E.S., a child abuse prevention…

posted 2016-01-19 05:04 by WHBY

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