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Open race for Hortonville village leader

There's a race for the village president of Hortonville. Village board members Traci Martens and Al Habeck are trying to succeed outgoing president Andrew Gitter. He didn't seek another term. Habeck says they need to spark development, before the village…

posted 2015-04-01 13:01 by WHBY

Officer brought mental health training to city

A retiring Appleton police officer brought specialized mental health training to the department. Sgt. John Wallschlaeger started looking into Crisis Intervention Training 12 years ago. Now, almost half of the city's police force knows how to recognize when someone might…

posted 2015-04-01 05:05 by WHBY

Maintenance work starts on Hwy. 41

Drivers on Highway 41 in the Fox Cities will be dealing with lane closures through early August. DOT spokesman Kim Rudat says they're going to work between the Breezewood Lane exit in Neenah, and Highway 15 in Grand Chute. He…

posted 2015-04-01 05:04 by WHBY

Race for town of Menasha chair on ballot

There's a race for the chair of the town of Menasha. Incumbent Dale Youngquist will face Guy Hegg on next Tuesday's ballot. The idea of incorporating the town, into a village, is a hot topic. Youngquist believes that's best, to…

posted 2015-04-01 05:03 by WHBY

UW-GB also offering buyouts

More UW System workers are getting buyout offers because of possible budget cuts. UW-Green Bay was the latest to release a plan yesterday afternoon. UW-Oshkosh made its announcement earlier in the day. UW-GB Chancellor Gary Miller says they're not releasing…

posted 2015-04-01 05:02 by WHBY


Lambeau Field sales tax ends in fall

The half-cent sales tax that helped pay for the Lambeau Field renovations will go away this fall. The Stadium District board announced today that there's enough money in reserves to pay for the maintenance and operating costs of the stadium…

posted 2015-03-31 14:00 by WHBY

Marinette Co. murder victim laid to rest

The Wausaukee man killed by a bank robbery suspect last Tuesday was laid to rest today. A funeral service for 59-year-old Thomas Christ was held earlier this afternoon. Marinette County authorities say Steven Snyder killed Christ, while he was switching…

posted 2015-03-31 13:30 by WHBY

UW-Osh offering early retirement

UW-Oshkosh officials hope an early retirement option will help the school deal with Governor Walker's proposed funding cuts. Chancellor Andrew Leavitt says employees are eligible, if they're at least 60 years old, and they've been with the UW System for…

posted 2015-03-31 13:05 by WHBY

Walker: Religious freedom law unnecessary

Governor Walker isn't in a hurry to pass a religious liberty law, similar to the controversial bill that Indiana's governor signed last week. The bill allows business owners to refuse service to potential customers, if it would violate their religious…

posted 2015-03-31 13:04 by WHBY

3 departments team up for police academy

For the first time, three local police departments are joining forces to hold a public police academy. Menasha, Neenah, and town of Menasha police are putting together a one-day training session. They'll use Fox Valley Technical College's Public Safety Training…

posted 2015-03-31 13:03 by WHBY

LU already sets record for applications

Lawrence University is in the midst of another record year for applications. With a month to go before the deadline, the Appleton school is closing in on the 3,000 mark. The current total is up eight percent from last year.…

posted 2015-03-31 13:02 by WHBY

Pulaski holding technology referendum

Voters in the Pulaski school district will decide next Tuesday whether to put more technology directly into the hands of students. Sup. Milt Thompson says they want to provide an iPad for every student, between fourth and 12th grades. He…

posted 2015-03-31 13:01 by WHBY

Finally, the end is here for the pre-season. As you know, I am not a fan. Thursday: A one-hour PhilCast…
posted by Philcast 2 days ago
The Appleton West football team outscored Oshkosh West 37-30 in a dramatic win last Friday. I spoke with West head…
posted by Alex Solsma 3 days ago
Today on the PhilCast I'll have a story that links our very own Lawrence University with the purple-haired Kelly Osbourne.…
posted by Philcast 3 days ago