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2016-02-15

Low turnout expected for primary

Only about 10 percent of voters are expected to hit the polls, across the state, for tomorrow's primary. Government Accountability Board executive director Kevin Kennedy says that's disappointing, especially because important local races are on the ballot.  The only statewide…

posted 2016-02-15 05:04 by WHBY

Lasee running for Congress

A Republican lawmaker is the first official candidate for a congressional seat that covers much of northeast Wisconsin. State Sen. Frank Lasee of Ledgeview threw his hat in the ring for the eighth district seat yesterday. Lasee says he wants…

posted 2016-02-15 05:03 by WHBY

Sturgeon season off to slow start

The sturgeon spearing season on Lake Winnebago will probably last all 16 days. That's the feeling of DNR fisheries biologist Ryan Koenigs, after only 63 fish were registered on opening weekend. He says unless water clarity improves dramatically, spearers will…

posted 2016-02-15 05:02 by WHBY

Couple escapes from Appleton fire

Two people were taken to a hospital after a fire on Appleton's west side. Firefighters went to a home in the 1200 block of W. Spring Street, a little before 4 a.m. last Saturday. A neighbor smelled smoke and called…

posted 2016-02-15 05:01 by WHBY

Special road tax idea on hold

The idea of letting voters decide whether to raise the sales tax by a half-percent in their county, to pay for local road projects, is apparently dead, for at least the rest of the year. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos supports…

posted 2016-02-15 05:00 by WHBY

2016-02-12

Sturgeon season kicks off Saturday

Sturgeon spearers will be out on Lake Winnebago and the upriver lakes tomorrow. DNR sturgeon expert Ryan Koenigs says the weather shouldn't impact people too much. He says many spearers have heated shacks. People will also be hanging out at bars…

posted 2016-02-12 13:05 by WHBY

4 people in custody for robbery of home

Appleton police arrested four people for a robbery at a home on the city's north side, in what was a drug deal gone bad. They say a 23-year-old man, and a 20-year-old woman were beaten and robbed of drugs and…

posted 2016-02-12 13:04 by WHBY

Kaukauna library move starts Saturday

Today is the last day that the Kaukauna Public Library will be in its longtime home. Director Tony Wieczorek says they're closing for two weeks, starting tomorrow, to move to the former Eagle Mill. He says they're getting help from…

posted 2016-02-12 13:03 by WHBY

Chisel preparing for Grammy Awards

An Appleton native is on his way to California, for the Grammy Awards on Monday night. Singer songwriter Cory Chisel is nominated for the co-writing the song "The Traveling Kind." Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris sang it. The co-founder of…

posted 2016-02-12 13:02 by WHBY

Appleton fire chief died on duty, 115 yrs ago

Appleton's first fire chief died while fighting a fire, 115 years ago tomorrow. Chief Elmer Anderson brought a crew to Kimberly to fight a fire at the paper mill on February 13, 1901. Firefighter Brad Brautigam is the department's historian.…

posted 2016-02-12 13:01 by WHBY

Taylor running for Menasha mayor

Three candidates will square off in next Tuesday's primary election, for Menasha mayor. Incumbent Mayor Don Merkes is running for a third term. Business owner and former alderman Chris Klein, city council president James Taylor are also in the race.…

posted 2016-02-12 13:00 by WHBY

Parade of Homes starts this weekend

The Home Builders Association of the Fox Cities is holding its annual Winter Parade of Homes starting this weekend. Spokeswoman Megan Schlimm says more than 30 homes are on display, and people can get ideas for what they want in…

posted 2016-02-12 12:59 by WHBY

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