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2014-11-14

Tony Award-winner 'Once' coming to PAC

The touring production of a Tony Award-winning musical will make its first stop at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in January. Once is based on a 2007 independent film from Ireland. It focuses on an Irish musician who becomes…

posted 2014-11-14 05:01 by WHBY

2014-11-13

Oshkosh Corp. building plant in Mexico

The leader of the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce says he's not disappointed Oshkosh Corporation is building a $100 million manufacturing plant in Mexico. The company plans to have 1,000 workers at the facility. Chamber president John Casper says the company…

posted 2014-11-13 13:05 by WHBY

Hanna: Tough library choices loom

Five million dollars for a proposed Appleton library made it into next year's budget, and Mayor Tim Hanna says the hard choices are still to come. He's earmarking a total of $30 million, over the next three years, for the…

posted 2014-11-13 13:04 by WHBY

Phones behind the wheel still a big problem

Texting and driving remains a big problem, despite the state's ban on it. A national study shows 75 percent of people with a cell phone admit to sending a text while they're behind the wheel. Appleton police Sgt. Dave Lund…

posted 2014-11-13 13:03 by WHBY

Appleton skate park opening

It might be a bit cold, but skateboarders will get their first chance to check out Appleton's new skate park this afternoon. Parks and recreation director Dean Gazza says they're holding a "soft opening" for the facility at Telulah Park.…

posted 2014-11-13 13:02 by WHBY

Harrison creating parks plan

Harrison's population is growing, and officials are assessing the need for more parks. Administrator Travis Parish says they're working on a five-year plan, and that could include a regional park. That idea has been talked about for a while, but…

posted 2014-11-13 13:01 by WHBY

Budget includes funding for library

Some funding for a new library in Appleton will be part of next year's city budget. The city council voted 10-4 on the entire budget last night. Much of the debate focused on the proposed $37 million dollar library. The…

posted 2014-11-13 05:05 by WHBY

Contracts set for Family Care expansion

The state's program that helps keep the elderly and disabled in their homes, instead of more expensive nursing homes, is going to be available soon in seven more northeast Wisconsin counties. The Legislature's budget committee agreed to contracts with two…

posted 2014-11-13 05:04 by WHBY

Snowmobile trails closed up north, despite snow

Don't go up to the northwoods this weekend for a long snowmobile ride, because the trails will be closed. Vilas County parks and recreation administrator Dale Mayo says their contracts with private landowners prevent them from opening until December 12.…

posted 2014-11-13 05:03 by WHBY

Group fighting WPS fixed fee hike

A state panel is expected to make a final decision soon on a proposal from Wisconsin Public Service to increase its fixed monthly fees, and a group is protesting that plan. Elizabeth Ward is a member of the Alliance for…

posted 2014-11-13 05:02 by WHBY

2014-11-12

2 arrested after Oshkosh meth lab bust

Oshkosh police have two people in custody for running a meth lab out of their home. Officer Joe Nichols says investigators had an eye on the house in the 800 block of Franklin Street. They arrested them, in their car,…

posted 2014-11-12 13:05 by WHBY

Library expected to be focus of budget debate

The proposed downtown library will likely be the hot topic tonight, when Appleton's city council takes up next year's budget. Mayor Tim Hanna included $5 million for the project, in next year's capital plan. He also expects to spend $12.5…

posted 2014-11-12 13:04 by WHBY

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