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2016-05-12

County leaders look at building options

Members of the Outagamie County board are going over the possible designs for a major expansion and renovation project. The county could spend up to $37 million to improve its downtown campus. Supervisor Dean Culbertson is the chair of a…

posted 2016-05-12 13:05 by WHBY

Developer interested in Appleton flats site

A developer is interested in a site in the Appleton flats. It's the former Metso facility, across from Trolley Square, on Olde Oneida Street. Community development director Karen Harkness says they're working together to have the city apply for a…

posted 2016-05-12 13:04 by WHBY

Appleton sets summer school classes

The Appleton school district's plans for summer school are set. Asst. superintendent Judy Baseman says they'll have programs at every elementary school. They include traditional literacy and math classes, and more creative ones like Math Wizard, and an arts and…

posted 2016-05-12 13:03 by WHBY

State warns about return of ticks

A public health expert says warmer temperatures are bringing out ticks. Epidemiologist Zip Johnson is with the state health department. She says they can carry a variety of diseases that could have long-term effects on a person's health. That includes…

posted 2016-05-12 13:02 by WHBY

Wednesday night concert series back

Musicians will return to the courtyard at the Radisson Paper Valley hotel, in downtown Appleton, on Wednesday nights. Mile of Music organizers put together the Concerts in the Courtyard series again this year. Kurt Kempen of Willems Marketing says they're…

posted 2016-05-12 13:01 by WHBY

UW-GB faculty takes 'no confidence' vote

UW-Green Bay faculty members overwhelmingly approved a vote of "no confidence" in top officials for the UW System. They're the latest campus to take the stance against System President Ray Cross and the Board of Regents. Professor Patricia Terry is…

posted 2016-05-12 05:05 by WHBY

Ripon company plans major expansion

A company that's been in Ripon for over 100 years is going to expand. Alliance Laundry Systems is planning a $62.5 million project. Vice President Todd Kaull says they need more manufacturing space, and a sales and marketing complex. The…

posted 2016-05-12 05:04 by WHBY

Fox Crossing board meets for 1st time

The temporary board for the new village of Fox Crossing got together for the first time earlier this week. Voters agreed last month to incorporate the west side of the town of Menasha. Village manager Jeff Sturgill says they're going…

posted 2016-05-12 05:03 by WHBY

Waupaca's mayor running for state Senate

The mayor of Waupaca wants to join the state Senate. Mayor Brian Smith plans to take on Republican Sen. Luther Olsen of Ripon in the 14th district. Smith is running as a Democrat, but he considers himself more of an…

posted 2016-05-12 05:02 by WHBY

'Grown-ups' taking over children's museum

There won't be any kids to be found tonight during a special event at a children's museum in downtown Appleton. It's "Adult Night at the Museum" at the Building for Kids. Spokeswoman Katy Compton says people will have a chance…

posted 2016-05-12 05:01 by WHBY

2016-05-11

Roth open to looking at cell tower law

There's a controversial plan to put a cell tower in Appleton, and a state lawmaker says he's open to taking another look at a law that would allow it. Verizon Wireless is proposing a tower, just east of the intersection…

posted 2016-05-11 13:05 by WHBY

City wants to study Calumet St. traffic

Appleton officials hope to study a busy corridor on the city's southeast side to improve traffic flow, and reduce the number of accidents. Two intersections along Calumet Street are at the top of the city's list of spots with high…

posted 2016-05-11 13:04 by WHBY

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