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2016-02-05

Hanna to start search for expo center agent

The mayor of Appleton wants to start construction on the downtown expo center as soon as possible, and he's looking for someone to handle the project for the city. Mayor Tim Hanna says he's going to ask for proposals from…

posted 2016-02-05 05:05 by WHBY

Local schools joining voucher program

More schools will be accepting voucher students next year. The state's department of public instruction says 135 private schools registered to accept taxpayer-funded voucher students, and 31 of them are new to the program. Three are in the area, including…

posted 2016-02-05 05:04 by WHBY

Water murky as sturgeon season approaches

Thousands of sturgeon spearers will be on Lake Winnebago and the upriver lakes one week from tomorrow, but it could be more difficult to land one of the fish. DNR fisheries biologist Ryan Koenigs says water clarity will be an…

posted 2016-02-05 05:03 by WHBY

Walker signs fluorescent pink hunting bill

Starting next fall, hunters can wear fluorescent pink in the woods. Governor Walker signed a bill yesterday to add pink to blaze orange, as the base colors for hunting gear. Rep. David Steffen supported the proposal. The Howard Republican says…

posted 2016-02-05 05:02 by WHBY

'Motown The Musical' coming to PAC

The story of the rise of Motown Records will hit the stage at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in a couple of months. Motown The Musical will be in downtown Appleton from April 5-10. Tickets will go on sale at…

posted 2016-02-05 05:01 by WHBY

2016-02-04

WHBY to host 1st debate for mayor on PhilCast

There's a race for mayor in Appleton this spring, and the two candidates will hold their first debate on News Talk 1150 WHBY. Incumbent Mayor Tim Hanna and challenger Josh Dukelow will meet on The PhilCast, on February 23. The…

posted 2016-02-04 16:30 by WHBY

Suamico waiting for water tests

Suamico leaders are waiting for the results of ongoing tests, while people in the community continue to boil their water. The village issued a boil water advisory overnight, after a water main problem. Public works director Dan Drewery says they…

posted 2016-02-04 13:05 by WHBY

Partnership identifies top local health issues

Mental health, obesity, and substance abuse are three of the top health issues in the region. That's the finding of a study by five health departments, and four health care providers in a three-county area. Doug Gieryn is the public…

posted 2016-02-04 13:04 by WHBY

Feingold talking to students about their debt

One of the candidates in this fall's race for U.S. Senate, visited Lawrence University in Appleton this morning. Democrat Russ Feingold was talking with students about the amount of debt they'll have to deal with, after graduation. He says it's…

posted 2016-02-04 13:03 by WHBY

St. Elizabeth Hospital opens cancer center

There's a new cancer center at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. The facility opened on Monday. St. Elizabeth president Monica Hilt says the 12,000 square foot facility has 25 private patient rooms. She says they also have a community space,…

posted 2016-02-04 13:02 by WHBY

Brown Co. groups updating LIFE Study

People in Brown County are receiving a quality of life survey, as part of an effort to update a five-year-old study. They were sent to about 900 leaders and 1,500 homes. The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation is involved with…

posted 2016-02-04 13:01 by WHBY

Design work to start on Erb Park, pool

The design work will get underway right away on Appleton's Erb Park and pool. The city council agreed to hire MSA Professional Services last night. The city will pay the firm $840,000. Ald. Chris Croatt says the parks and recreation…

posted 2016-02-04 05:05 by WHBY

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