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2016-02-04

Proposal calls for naming park after Kort

Appleton leaders will consider naming a future park after a local author. Ellen Kort passed away last April. She was the state's first poet laureate, from 2000 to 2004. Four city council members introduced a proposal last night, to name…

posted 2016-02-04 05:04 by WHBY

Salvation Army reaches fundraising goal

It took a little longer than expected, but the Salvation Army Fox Cities reached its year-end fundraising goal of $1.2 million. The non-profit reached out to the community, shortly after the red kettle campaign ended, asking for $80,000 to meet…

posted 2016-02-04 05:03 by WHBY

Hansen, groups speak out on water bill

A proposal that would make it easier for out-of-state companies to buy a local water utility is drawing criticism from some environmental groups, and at least one Democratic lawmaker. Sen. Dave Hansen of Green Bay says the bill would drop…

posted 2016-02-04 05:02 by WHBY

Roth won't run in 8th congressional district

A Republican lawmaker from Appleton says he won't get in the race for the eighth congressional district seat. Sen. Roger Roth issued a statement last night, saying that now is not the right time. He says his first responsibility is…

posted 2016-02-04 05:01 by WHBY

SNC, LU rank high for student dining

A list of the colleges in the country with the best food for students includes St. Norbert College and Lawrence University. The website Niche ranks St. Norbert the best in the state, and 29th nationally. Lawrence is second in Wisconsin,…

posted 2016-02-04 05:00 by WHBY

2016-02-03

Appleton crews continue snow cleanup

Appleton plow crews are hard at work today, cleaning up after yesterday's snowstorm. City spokesman Chad Doran says they finished their main plowing this morning. He says they're now salting streets, and doing some additional plowing, because of the light…

posted 2016-02-03 13:05 by WHBY

Nelson hopes to hear State Patrol decision soon

It shouldn't be long now, before Outagamie County officials know whether the State Patrol will build a joint facility with the sheriff's department, along the I-41 corridor. County Executive Tom Nelson proposed the move last year, in hopes that the…

posted 2016-02-03 13:04 by WHBY

On-street route set for Loop the Lake Trail

The on-street route is in place for the Loop the Lake Trestle Trail in Neenah and Menasha. Bicyclists and pedestrians will have to use roads to cross Doty Island. Starting on the south end, in Neenah, the route will follow…

posted 2016-02-03 13:03 by WHBY

Forum on depression, suicide in Appleton tonight

Three mental health professionals and a young suicide survivor will be on hand tonight for a forum on mental illness in Appleton. Police will also be there to talk about how officers are trained to deal with mental health calls.…

posted 2016-02-03 13:02 by WHBY

Start of future wolf hunts may be delayed

There's a push to delay the start of the state's wolf hunt, if the animal is ever removed from the federal endangered species list. Lawmakers held a hearing at the Capitol on a proposal to move it from mid-October to…

posted 2016-02-03 13:01 by WHBY

Storm cuts into winter snow deficit

Yesterday's snowstorm cut into the Fox Valley's snow debt this winter, but we're still running below normal. Storm Team Five Chief Meteorologist Luke Sampe says coming into yesterday, the area only had about 20 inches this season. During a normal…

posted 2016-02-03 05:05 by WHBY

Shoppers prepared for bigger storm

While the storm didn't live up to some of the earlier projections, many people were getting ready for a lot of snow. Rich Mueller is an assistant manager at Ace Hardware of Appleton, on Northland Avenue. He says their snowblowers…

posted 2016-02-03 05:04 by WHBY

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