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2014-04-04

Walker supporting Appleton customs office

Appleton Airport officials are moving forward with a federal application to open a customs office. Governor Walker signed a letter of support for the move, yesterday. Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson gave the governor the letter Thursday, and asked him…

posted 2014-04-04 17:25:46 by WHBY

Prof: Petri likely to prevail in GOP primary

A political science professor doubts a longtime Republican congressman from Fond du Lac will have much difficulty defeating one, or two primary challengers, in this year's election. State Sen. Glenn Grothman of West Bend announced yesterday that he's challenging Congressman…

posted 2014-04-04 13:05 by WHBY

Sobieski man killed in truck explosion

A 59-year-old Sobieski man was the victim of yesterday afternoon's truck explosion in Howard. Gerald Throw, Sr. was pronounced dead at the scene. The Brown County sheriff's department says Throw was driving on Pamperin Road, when the truck's load shifted.…

posted 2014-04-04 13:04 by WHBY

Weekend parking proposed in Appleton bike lanes

People could park in some of Appleton's bike lanes on weekends and holidays, under a proposal from a city council member. Ald. Cathy Spears says people are losing on-street parking, as more bike lanes are created. She says there should…

posted 2014-04-04 13:03 by WHBY

2-day benefit set for Walmart shooting victim

There's a two-day benefit this weekend to help the victim of last summer's shooting at the Walmart in Neenah. Sharon Goffard was working as a cashier when she was shot, and she had to undergo a number of surgeries. The…

posted 2014-04-04 13:02 by WHBY

Endowments lead to 2 new LU profs

Lawrence University is adding two more professors, thanks to a couple of major donations. President Mark Burstein says an anonymous donor is creating the director of opera studies position. Tom Hurvis and his wife, Julie, are establishing the Jill Beck…

posted 2014-04-04 13:01 by WHBY

Appleton deputy city attorney retiring

Today is the last day on the job for Appleton's deputy city attorney. Ellen Totzke is retiring, after spending the last 14 years with the city. She says the lawsuits over the water plant, and the PCBs in the Fox…

posted 2014-04-04 13:00 by WHBY

FVTC hosts ag competition

About 1,000 high school students from 70 schools are participating in an annual competition, at Fox Valley Technical College today. It's the career development event for the Future Farmers of America. Agriculture department chair Randy Tenpas says the number of…

posted 2014-04-04 12:59 by WHBY

Airport needs Walker's support for customs

Outagamie County officials are hoping for a quick response from Governor Walker on the push to give the Appleton Airport "international" status. The federal government requires the governor's support before it would agree to open a customs office at the…

posted 2014-04-04 05:05 by WHBY

Burke touts technical colleges

The main challenger to Governor Walker in this fall's election was in Green Bay yesterday afternoon to visit Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Democrat Mary Burke pointed out that the governor cut funding for technical colleges in his first budget. She…

posted 2014-04-04 05:04 by WHBY

Assembly GOP asks Kramer to resign

Assembly Republicans sent a letter to a fellow lawmaker yesterday, asking him to resign because of sexual assault allegations. Waukesha County prosecutors filed charges against Rep. Bill Kramer last week, after a woman claimed he repeatedly groped her following a…

posted 2014-04-04 05:03 by WHBY

Hiller might get in GOP race against Petri

A longtime congressman from Fond du Lac may face more than one opponent in the Republican primary, in August. One of Governor Walker's top campaign aides, John Hiller, is considering challenging GOP Congressman Tom Petri in the sixth district. Hiller…

posted 2014-04-04 05:02 by WHBY

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