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2015-09-02

Farmland values dip in 2nd quarter

The value of farmland in Wisconsin slipped by two percent during the second quarter. That comes after several years of land prices going in the opposite direction. The latest figures are from a survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.…

posted 2015-09-02 13:00 by WHBY

Kimberly to install surveillance cameras

Kimberly officials plan to put security cameras around the village's streets department building, and possibly inside the municipal complex, next year. Administrator Adam Hammatt says manhole covers, and other items, regularly go missing, at the streets department. He says people…

posted 2015-09-02 12:59 by WHBY

School programs target drugs, alcohol

Appleton schools warn students at different grade levels about the dangers of drugs and alcohol, and there are also programs to help them fight an addiction. Cindy Czarnik-Neimeyer of Catalpa Health helps coordinate the district's efforts. She says they have small…

posted 2015-09-02 05:05 by WHBY

UW-Osh weighs in on marijuana survey

An administrator at UW-Oshkosh says it's not surprising to see that a national study found that rates for smoking marijuana are slightly higher than cigarettes. Vice chancellor for student affairs Petra Roter says they've seen a sharp drop in cigarette…

posted 2015-09-02 05:04 by WHBY

Report looks at school voucher costs

A report shows the state will likely spend a little over $1 billion on private school vouchers, over a six-year period. That covers the statewide, Milwaukee, and Racine programs. The Racine and statewide vouchers were created in 2011. In the…

posted 2015-09-02 05:03 by WHBY

Prof reacts to Pope's abortion announcement

Pope Francis will likely have to deal with some backlash for letting priests absolve women, if they've had an abortion. That's the feeling of St. Norbert College religious studies professor Paul Wadell. The Pope announced yesterday that he's calling for…

posted 2015-09-02 05:02 by WHBY

UW-GB roots traced to 2-yr school

Today marks the 50th anniversary of UW-Green Bay, and the university was born out of a smaller two-year school on the city's eastside. University spokesman Christopher Sampson says they had a "feeder" campus to UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee. He says the…

posted 2015-09-02 05:01 by WHBY

2015-09-01

Group: Schools need to boost anti-drug efforts

A survey shows 50 percent of Wisconsin middle and high school students continue to use risky substances, if they've at least tried them once. That's leading the advocacy group Rise Together to call on schools to do more, with prevention…

posted 2015-09-01 13:05 by WHBY

Brown Co. United Way focusing on poverty

A Brown County non-profit started changing they way it helps people, with the poverty rate on the rise. In 2007, a report from the Bay Area Community Council found that 10 percent in the county were living in poverty. That…

posted 2015-09-01 13:04 by WHBY

Weight of the Fox Valley working on diet program

An anti-obesity group wants to help people make healthier eating choices, but finding a way to actually do it, isn't isn't easy. Karen Ziemke of the Saint Joseph Food Program is a member of the Weight of the Fox Valley's…

posted 2015-09-01 13:03 by WHBY

Tourism industry turns attention to fall

Students are heading back to school, and that means fall isn't that far behind. State Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett says the fall colors and a variety of fall festivals are big reasons why it's the second busiest season of the…

posted 2015-09-01 13:02 by WHBY

Some bird hunting seasons get started

The first of the fall hunting seasons got underway today. The DNR has early seasons for Canada geese and teal, along with the regular mourning dove hunt. Kent Van Horn is a migratory bird ecologist. He says they target the…

posted 2015-09-01 13:01 by WHBY

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