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Appleton couple wins financial challenge

An Appleton couple took home the top prize in this year's Fox Cities Financial Makeover Challenge. FISC and Goodwill worked together to pick four participants, and they worked to improve their fiscal situations over a four-month period. Chris and Jillian…

posted 2015-04-23 05:01 by WHBY


Man stabbed on Appleton's northside

Appleton police arrested a 27-year-old man for a stabbing on the city's northside early this morning. Officers were called to a duplex in the 1000 block of E. Windfield Court, just after 1 p.m. Sgt. Dave Lund says a 27-year-old…

posted 2015-04-22 13:05 by WHBY

Counties could lose recycling money in budget

Outagamie County's leader is speaking out about Governor Walker's proposal to cut recycling funding, to local communities. County Executive Tom Nelson says right now, the state returns less than half of the $1.7 million that the county collects, through landfill's…

posted 2015-04-22 13:04 by WHBY

DNR issues layoff notices

The state is issuing layoff notices to 57 DNR workers, because of cuts in Governor Walker's proposed budget. The governor wants to eliminate 66 positions, including 18 in the Bureau of Scientific Services. DNR spokesman Bill Cosh says all 27…

posted 2015-04-22 13:03 by WHBY

Church replacing annual Pig Rassle

A church picnic in Outagamie County won't feature a Pig Rassle anymore. St. Patrick Catholic Church in Stephensville is replacing the mud wrestling with a human foosball tournament that will also be played in mud. Last year's Pig Rassle drew…

posted 2015-04-22 13:02 by WHBY

Boys and Girls Club gets food growing machine

Kids at the Boys and Girls Club in downtown Appleton got an Earth Day present today, to help them learn how to grow their own food. Goodwill set up a hydroponic system, at the facility. Alex Tyink helped to build…

posted 2015-04-22 13:01 by WHBY

PAC unveils next education series

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center will bring 15 shows and productions to Appleton, during the next school year, for the annual education series. Amy Gosz is the director of programming and community engagement. She says they pick the performances…

posted 2015-04-22 13:00 by WHBY

'Haunted' author meets with fans in Kaukauna

Fans of the paranormal got to sit down last night, with an author who explores Wisconsin's haunted sites. Chad Lewis held the forum at the Kaukauna public library, as part of the Fox Cities Book Festival. He says it's great…

posted 2015-04-22 12:59 by WHBY

Literary community remembers Kort

Local writers and book enthusiasts are remembering a well-known Appleton poet. Ellen Kort passed away yesterday, at 79. She was Wisconsin's first poet laureate, and one of the founders of the Fox Cities Book Festival. Festival president Jeff Kuepper says…

posted 2015-04-22 05:05 by WHBY

Senate wants to end wait on handguns

The Senate passed a bill yesterday to repeal the state's two-day waiting period to buy a handgun. The state put that period in place, in the mid-1970s, so gun sellers could perform a background check. Sen. Van Wanggaard says those…

posted 2015-04-22 05:04 by WHBY

Incorporation not a big topic at town meeting

The proposal to incorporate part of the town of Menasha didn't generate much attention at the annual town meeting. Towns around Wisconsin held their yearly open meeting last night. Chair Dale Youngquist says just one person asked a question about…

posted 2015-04-22 05:03 by WHBY

Appleton school has Earth Day plans

Some Appleton students are celebrating Earth Day today by cleaning up an Outagamie County park. The Appleton Public Montessori school is inside Plamann Park, and principal Dom Ferrito says the kids will pick up litter in the park, and around…

posted 2015-04-22 05:02 by WHBY

Finally, the end is here for the pre-season. As you know, I am not a fan. Thursday: A one-hour PhilCast…
posted by Philcast 3 hours ago
The Appleton West football team outscored Oshkosh West 37-30 in a dramatic win last Friday. I spoke with West head…
posted by Alex Solsma 1 day ago
Today on the PhilCast I'll have a story that links our very own Lawrence University with the purple-haired Kelly Osbourne.…
posted by Philcast 1 day ago