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Outagamie County Town of Black Creek chair Dan Knutzen (I) 58%** Michael Garvey 42% Town of Buchanan chair Mark McAndrews (I) 59%** Greg Sprangers  41% Town of Buchanan board Supervisor 1 Karen Lawrence (I) 57%** Brian Starszak   43% Supervisor 3…

posted 2015-04-08 05:04 by WHBY

Streckenbach wins race handily

Brown County's top elected official won a second term yesterday. Troy Streckenbach easily defeated challenger Tim Nowak, 72 to 28 percent. Streckenbach says he's grateful for the support he received, and he looks forward to continuing his efforts to grow…

posted 2015-04-08 05:03 by WHBY

2 large towns, village pick leaders

There's going to be a new chair in the town of Greenville. Challenger Jack Anderson defeated five-term incumbent Chair Randy Leiker, 54 to 46 percent. Anderson is a project manager for Bemis. In the town of Menasha, Chair Dale Youngquist…

posted 2015-04-08 05:02 by WHBY

Voters elect more local leaders

Voters in several other communities in the Fox Valley area elected top officials. A member of the town board will become the new leader in Freedom. Steven Lowney won yesterday's race against former chair Charles Kramer, 54 to 46 percent.…

posted 2015-04-08 05:01 by WHBY

NWTC referendum passes

Voters in the counties that are served by Northeast Wisconsin Technical College approved a $66.5 million referendum yesterday. The money will be used for a number of renovation and expansion projects. The referendum passed by a 59-41 percent margin. NWTC…

posted 2015-04-08 05:00 by WHBY

Man arrested for child porn

A man living in an Appleton halfway house is back in jail on child pornography charges. Outagamie County prosecutors are charging 27-year-old Trevor Hein with 20 counts of possessing child pornography, after a probation officer searched his apartment last month.…

posted 2015-04-08 04:59 by WHBY


House fire claims life of 64-yr-old man

The Winnebago County Sheriff's department is investigating a fatal house fire south of Oshkosh. Neighbors called in the blaze in the 4200 block of Highway 45, just after 10:30 p.m. yesterday. Capt. David Mack of the sheriff's department says the…

posted 2015-04-07 13:05 by WHBY

UW-Osh athletic dept. cuts to save $100K

UW-Oshkosh's athletic director says cutting two programs, and a pair of coaches, will save the school money, as the school faces a possible $7.5 million budget cut. The school announced last night that it's cutting the men's tennis and soccer…

posted 2015-04-07 13:04 by WHBY

Quiet day at the polls, so far

Half of Appleton's city council is on the ballot today, but the city's clerk says the polls were relatively quiet this morning. Clerk Dawn Collins says she's only anticipating a 20 percent turnout. She says people should be able to…

posted 2015-04-07 13:03 by WHBY

FVTC shows off mobile transportation lab

Students at Little Chute high school got to check out some new equipment from Fox Valley Technical College's transportation program today. Dan Poeschel is the associate dean of the transportation center. He says the mobile lab brings diesel, gas, and…

posted 2015-04-07 13:02 by WHBY

Bill would ban headphones whille driving

A state lawmaker says people using headphones or ear buds while driving is a growing problem, and he wants to ban them. Republican Rep. John Spiros of Marshfield says not being able to hear what's happening around you, can lead…

posted 2015-04-07 13:01 by WHBY

Only 20 percent expected to cast a ballot

Voting probably won't take too long today, in most communities. The Government Accountability Board is predicting a 20 percent turnout. Spokesman Reid Magney says the statewide race for Supreme Court justices, and a constitutional amendment for choosing the high court's…

posted 2015-04-07 05:04 by WHBY

The Appleton West football team outscored Oshkosh West 37-30 in a dramatic win last Friday. I spoke with West head…
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Today on the PhilCast I'll have a story that links our very own Lawrence University with the purple-haired Kelly Osbourne.…
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The Packers had their final open training camp practice on Tuesday. Notes from Tuesday's practice: Receiver Jared Abbrederis was back…
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