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Board updates airport project list

There are long-range plans in place for the Appleton Airport. The Outagamie County board approved an update to the airport's list of potential projects last night. It runs through 2020, and the overall price tag is $140 million. Federal and…

posted 2014-06-25 13:02 by WHBY

Crops taking big hit from rain

A report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture says 21 percent of the state's corn crop is in fair or poor condition. An ag agent for Outagamie County says the situation is very serious in the area, because of recent…

posted 2014-06-25 13:01 by WHBY

G.B. holds annual 'Kids Day'

It's the annual Kids Day in Green Bay, and there are over 20 free events. Kids 17 and under need wristbands to participate, and the activities include free rides at Bay Beach, and fishing from the City Deck. Admission is…

posted 2014-06-25 13:00 by WHBY

County signs off on deal for expo site

Plans for an expo center in downtown Appleton got a big boost last night. The county board agreed to sell the proposed site to the city of Appleton, for about $2.1 million. The vote was 29-6. County board chair Helen…

posted 2014-06-25 05:05 by WHBY

Bike lane debate back in Appleton

The next wave of proposed bike lane projects in Appleton drew a crowd last night. The municipal services committee talked about removing on-street parking along parts of Capitol Drive, N. Oneida Street, and Prospect Avenue. Ald. Greg Dannecker says there…

posted 2014-06-25 05:04 by WHBY

Housing authority selling 2 renovated homes

The Appleton Housing Authority is selling two houses that it bought last winter, and renovated. Homebuyer program manager Kent Gross says they got the foreclosed houses from a bank, using grant money. For the past several months, workers have been…

posted 2014-06-25 05:03 by WHBY

Thilmany responds to pollution report

Thilmany paper mill officials are reacting to a report that claims the mill releases more pollution than any other industrial facility in the state. The group Wisconsin Environment based its findings on figures that were provided to the EPA. Spokeswoman…

posted 2014-06-25 05:02 by WHBY

State handing out dairy grants

The state's agriculture agency is trying to support family farmers and dairy processors, through a grant program. Secretary Ben Brancel says seven businesses around Wisconsin will share $200,000. He says they can use the money to improve their food safety…

posted 2014-06-25 05:01 by WHBY

Brewers Fall to Nationals in 16 Inning Marathon

Ryan Zimmerman's two-run home run in the 16th inning lifted the Washington Nationals to a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.  Zimmerman hit a 2-0 pitch off Mike Fiers (0-1) over the wall in left field to…

posted 2014-06-25 00:47:09 by WHBY


Ribble calling for new rules for Congress

Congress couldn't adjourn for the year until it passes a budget, and other spending bills, under a proposal from a northeast Wisconsin lawmaker. Congressman Reid Ribble says federal lawmakers haven't finished that work before leaving, since 1974, and he thinks…

posted 2014-06-24 13:05 by WHBY

Pedal pubs not an issue in L.C., Menasha yet

Neenah is joining Appleton in banning alcohol on pedal pubs, but some other communities are taking a wait-and-see approach. Menasha and Little Chute leaders say they haven't heard from anyone interested in starting a business with the 14- to 16-person…

posted 2014-06-24 13:04 by WHBY

Three communities considering shared court

Village leaders in Kimberly, Combined Locks, and Little Chute are talking about consolidating their municipal courts. Kimberly administrator Adam Hammatt says they're looking at ways to save money, with tightening revenue limits from the state. He says the proposal is…

posted 2014-06-24 13:03 by WHBY

Yes, it's a rare SATURDAY blog posting here from me. I'm up early on a Saturday in late November, and…
posted by Philcast 15 hours ago
Friday, Dec. 12th PhilCast show. LIVE from the Outer Edge Stage in Appleton. 303 Oneida St. No reservations. No tickets…
posted by Philcast 1 day ago
Ahhhh, one week from favorite holiday of the year! But what's this? Wisconsin has turned up on a national…
posted by Philcast 2 days ago