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2014-11-10

Appleton library cost comparable with others

The proposed new library in Appleton could cost $37 million, and that's in line with other recent, similar-sized projects. Library director Colleen Rortvedt says the final price tag of other libraries varies, depending on the circumstances. She says someone might…

posted 2014-11-10 05:05 by WHBY

Design work to start for S. Oneida Street

Construction isn't supposed to start for a few years, but work on the designs for a rebuilt S. Oneida Street in Appleton will get underway soon. The city hired a consultant, and the public will be involved. Assistant city engineer…

posted 2014-11-10 05:04 by WHBY

Steineke, Jacque run for majority leader

Two Republicans from northeast Wisconsin are trying to become the majority leader in the Assembly. Majority Republicans in the Assembly are meeting today to pick their leaders for the next two years. Reps. Jim Steineke of Vandenbroek and Andre Jacque…

posted 2014-11-10 05:03 by WHBY

Lawmakers to tackle Common Core

The Common Core education standards will be one of the issues Majority Republicans in the Legislature expect to take up in the next two-year session. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says it's something that the Republican base wants lawmakers to…

posted 2014-11-10 05:02 by WHBY

2014-11-07

Brown Co. DARE officer resigns

A DARE officer in Brown County left his job last month, after the sheriff's department launched a criminal investigation. Officials say Deputy Kevin Vanden Heuvel was suspended on October 6, pending an investigation. They say he resigned two days later.…

posted 2014-11-07 13:05 by WHBY

Tests find no additional signs of Asian Carp

The DNR didn't find any more traces of Asian carp DNA in the Lower Fox River. Bob Wakeman is an aquatic invasive species coordinator for the agency. He says they were following up on a positive test, last month. He…

posted 2014-11-07 13:04 by WHBY

We Energies may be next with fixed fee hike

We Energies might be the next utility that will be able to raise the fixed fee that customers have to pay every month. The state's Public Service Commission agreed to let WPS hike that charge from $10.49 a month to…

posted 2014-11-07 13:03 by WHBY

Hit & run suspect arrested on probation hold

Winnebago County sheriff's deputies say a 25-year-old suspect in a hit-and-run accident is in custody on a probation hold. Brandon Kuehl of Oshkosh was arrested, Wednesday night, at a home on Clay Road in the town of Nekimi. Investigators believe…

posted 2014-11-07 13:02 by WHBY

Outagamie Co. budget in place

Outagamie County's budget for next year, is officially on the books. County Executive Tom Nelson signed it this week, after the county board approved it, on Monday. Nelson says they were able to maintain services and staffing levels. The budget…

posted 2014-11-07 13:01 by WHBY

Salvation Army bell ringing underway

You may hear a familiar holiday season sound, around the area, starting today. Salvation Army Fox Cities spokesman Robb Waugus says the non-profit is beginning its annual red kettle campaign. The group hopes to bring in$1.2 million this year. Waugus…

posted 2014-11-07 13:00 by WHBY

Appleton district hosting Charter School Fair

People will be able to learn more about Appleton's charter schools tomorrow. The school district is hosting its annual Charter School Fair, on the second floor of City Center Plaza, in the downtown. Asst. superintendent Judy Baseman says teachers and…

posted 2014-11-07 12:59 by WHBY

Walker dismisses advisory questions

Governor Walker is taking much stock in the results of two advisory referendum questions from Tuesday's election. They were on ballots in some parts of the state, including in Appleton. A majority of voters want the state to accept federal…

posted 2014-11-07 05:05 by WHBY

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