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2014-02-27

Gardner, Marquette edge Georgetown

The Marquette Golden Eagles held off the Georgetown Hoyas in the final minute to win 75-73 on Thursday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.  With ten seconds remaining, Georgetown's D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera failed to send the game into overtime with…

posted 2014-02-27 23:40:14 by WHBY

Menasha considering steam plant sale

Menasha leaders will consider a proposal to sell the city's shuttered steam plant. There's a special meeting tonight to talk about an offer for the facility that closed its doors several years ago. Community development director Greg Keil is recommending…

posted 2014-02-27 13:05 by WHBY

Hortonville grocery store might move, expand

Hortonville officials are working with the owners of a grocery store in the village to expand, at a new location. Village administrator Patrick Vaile says Gilbert's Super Valu would move to the east side, along Highway 15, near the high…

posted 2014-02-27 13:04 by WHBY

CVB: New airport name will help market area

A tourism agency is on board with the upcoming name change for the Outagamie County Regional Airport. Pam Seidl is the executive director of the Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau. She says the name Appleton Airport aligns with their…

posted 2014-02-27 13:03 by WHBY

Dems push for more renewable energy

There's a proposal to increase the production of renewable energy in the state by 20-30. A group of Democrats introduced a benchmark for Wisconsin utilities of producing 30 percent of their power, using renewable sources. A Chilton-based company that builds…

posted 2014-02-27 13:02 by WHBY

Goodwill wins state financial literacy award

Governor Walker's office is recognizing a local non-profit for helping its employees learn how to manage their money. Goodwill of North Central Wisconsin is receiving the governor's award for financial literacy in a workplace. Christine Hackbarth-Horn is Goodwill's vice president…

posted 2014-02-27 13:01 by WHBY

Group to buy Monte Alverno Center

A religious retreat center on the eastside of Appleton could officially have new owners soon. The Capuchin Province of St. Joseph ended its sponsorship of the Monte Alverno Center at the start of the new year, and now, there's a…

posted 2014-02-27 05:05 by WHBY

Walker pledges lower property taxes

Governor Walker says property taxpayers won't see higher bills, through 2018, if he's elected to a second term. The governor isn't giving specifics on how he'll fulfill that promise, but he says it will involve a mixture of spending restraints…

posted 2014-02-27 05:04 by WHBY

Food pantry to help refugees

About 75 refugees from Iraq, the Congo, and Myanmar are arriving in the Fox Cities, and a Menasha-based food pantry is helping them. St. Joseph Food Program executive director Monica Claire says the organization is stocking up on special items,…

posted 2014-02-27 05:03 by WHBY

Outagamie Co. might get 2nd drug K-9

There's one drug dog on the force for the Outagamie County sheriff's department, and that number might double soon. Sheriff Brad Gehring launched a fundraising drive yesterday to support their K-9 program. Deputy Jim Stordock is the handler for Tiga,…

posted 2014-02-27 05:02 by WHBY

State lawmakers raise $3.5 mil in 2013

Republicans in the Legislature have a big, early advantage in campaign contributions. A report from the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign shows the GOP candidates, and the party's Assembly and Senate campaign committees, brought in twice as much money as Democrats last…

posted 2014-02-27 05:01 by WHBY

2014-02-26

Overcharges reported American TV sale

Shoppers at American's going out of business sale need to pay attention to what they're being charged at the checkout. That warning is from the state's consumer protection agency. Administrator Sandy Chalmers says inspectors went to all seven of the…

posted 2014-02-26 13:05 by WHBY

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