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2015-02-16

Menominee members keep marching

Several members of the Menominee tribe are about halfway through their walk to Madison, in hopes of convincing Governor Walker to change his mind on their Kenosha casino project. They left last Friday from Keshena. The group took off from…

posted 2015-02-16 13:03 by WHBY

Appleton 4K doing well in 2nd year

Appleton's 4-year-old kindergarten program is running well, so far. That's the feeling of Suzette Preston, the 4K program director for the school district. Preston says about 88-percent of eligible students are in the 4K program this year. She says that's…

posted 2015-02-16 13:02 by WHBY

Shiocton holding school referendum

A referendum is on the ballot tomorrow in the Shiocton school district. School board president Brad Ritchie says they're asking for more money to avoid significant budget cuts, over the next three years. He says they would still look for…

posted 2015-02-16 13:01 by WHBY

Police hosting forum on drugs

There's a community forum on drugs tonight in the town of Menasha. Police officer Jason Weber says they continue to see three popular drugs on the street around the Fox Cities. He says they're marijuana, prescription drugs, and heroin. He…

posted 2015-02-16 13:00 by WHBY

Vos: UW System cuts could hurt small schools

Governor Walker may get some push back from his own party, on his proposed $300 million cut for the UW System. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says bigger campuses may be better positioned to deal with less funding, but other campuses…

posted 2015-02-16 12:59 by WHBY

Pets rescued from Neenah fire

Crews from Neenah-Menasha Fire Rescue made quick work of a house fire this morning. Shift commander Kevin Kloehn says there was smoke coming through the front door when they got to the house in the 100 block of Andrew Avenue,…

posted 2015-02-16 12:58 by WHBY

Primary race looms for G.B. mayor

There's a primary tomorrow for Green Bay mayor. City council president Tom De Wane and David Vanderleest are challenging three-term incumbent Mayor Jim Schmitt. De Wane supported the proposed Walmart Supercenter, in the downtown. He says it would've created hundreds…

posted 2015-02-16 05:05 by WHBY

Strong opener for sturgeon season

Sturgeon spearers had to deal with cold and windy conditions over the weekend, but that didn't impact their totals much. The season got off to a strong start on Lake Winnebago on Saturday, with the fifth-highest total in the last…

posted 2015-02-16 05:04 by WHBY

Nelson reacts to possible recycling cut

Outagamie County's leader is reacting to a cut in local recycling funding in Governor Walker's proposed budget. The plan calls for reducing the state's support for community recycling programs from $19 million to $15 million. County Executive Tom Nelson says…

posted 2015-02-16 05:03 by WHBY

Hundreds protest proposed UW System cuts

Protesters turned out in freezing temperatures to speak out about Governor Walker's proposed budget cut to the UW System. One speaker at yesterday's rally on the UW-Madison campus warned that tuition would skyrocket, and students would have less say, if…

posted 2015-02-16 05:02 by WHBY

2015-02-13

Appleton schools watch measels cases

Appleton school administrators have been keeping a close eye on the spread of the measles, and they've been reaching out to parents. There are now two suspected cases in central Wisconsin. Asst. superintendent Val Dreier says they know which students…

posted 2015-02-13 15:05 by WHBY

Sturgeon spearing provides economic boost

Businesses around Lake Winnebago, and the upriver lakes, are hoping to cash in during this year's sturgeon spearing season. The 16-day season opens tomorrow morning. DNR sturgeon expert Ryan Koenigs says it typically only runs for nine days, because spearers…

posted 2015-02-13 15:04 by WHBY

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