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Door Co. tourism official not worried about EAB

Door County is known for its scenery, and tourism officials believe the impact of the emerald ash borer will be minimal. John Jarosh of the Door County Visitors Bureau says the types of trees are diverse around the county, and…

posted 2014-06-11 15:00 by WHBY

Door Co. parks weigh in on EAB

The director of the Door County parks department says they're only concerned about the impact the emerald ash borer will have in one of their parks. Eric Aleson says they already studied the types of trees they have, in the…

posted 2014-06-11 14:59 by WHBY

FVTC honoring GED grads

High schools around the Fox Cities held their graduation ceremonies over the last couple of weeks, and Fox Valley Technical College is recognizing about 525 students tonight for earning their GED. Colette Busse is the associate dean of general studies.…

posted 2014-06-11 14:58 by WHBY

Expo center land deal takes step forward

A possible deal for the proposed site of the Fox Cities Exhibition Center cleared a hurdle last night. The Outagamie County property and airport committee endorsed an offer from the city to buy a county-owned parking lot, on Lawrence Street.…

posted 2014-06-11 05:05 by WHBY

Assembly races taking shape

Two local Assembly races will be uncontested this fall, and a Republican primary lost two candidates, following a Government Accountability Board review of nomination papers. The GAB approved five Republican candidates who will try to take outgoing Rep. Dean Kaufert's…

posted 2014-06-11 05:04 by WHBY

GAB dumps challenge to Lasee's ballot spot

The Government Accountability Board ruled that a lawmaker from northeast Wisconsin will stay on the ballot, in the 1st District Senate race this fall. Democrats challenged Sen. Frank Lasee's nomination papers, arguing that the Republican lives in Racine, and not…

posted 2014-06-11 05:03 by WHBY

State property tax levies up about 1.3%

A study found that state property tax levies are up about 1.3 percent this year, and a taxpayer watchdog group says that's about normal for recent years. Todd Berry of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance says levies for schools and local…

posted 2014-06-11 05:02 by WHBY

Survey: Businesses optimistic about jobs

Fox Cities businesses are likely sharing in the optimism felt by many in the business community in Wisconsin. That's what Larry Burkhardt of the Fox Cities Regional Partnership is taking, from a statewide survey by Manpower. It found that 64…

posted 2014-06-11 05:01 by WHBY

Grant will help Outagamie Co. add K-9

A new drug dog will likely join the Outagamie County sheriff's department this fall. Capt. Mike Jobe says the dogs usually can serve for seven-to-nine years, and it's time to replace one of their current K-9s. He says a $16,000…

posted 2014-06-11 05:00 by WHBY

EAB found near Fish Creek, in Door Co.

The emerald ash borer is showing up in another county in northeast Wisconsin. DNR officials say they've found the bug in Door County, just south of Fish Creek. The county will become the 22nd in the state to be under…

posted 2014-06-11 04:59 by WHBY


Long Ball Continues to Hurt Estrada. Mets beat up Brewers 6-2

Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Marco Estrada gave up two more home runs Tuesday night in New York as the Mets beat the Brewers 6-2. David Murphy hit a two run home run to give the Mets a 2-0 lead in…

posted 2014-06-10 21:41:34 by WHBY

Court issues, then removes gay marriage order

The court battle over same-sex marriages in Wisconsin took another twist today. A federal appeals court issued an order on Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen's attempt to block gay marriages during his appeal. The court said it couldn't take up…

posted 2014-06-10 13:05 by WHBY

Happy Turkey Day Weekend!
posted by Philcast 1 day ago
So there it is.... The Christmas tree the city put up in Reading, PA that residents think is so ugly…
posted by Philcast 2 days ago
Yes, it's a rare SATURDAY blog posting here from me. I'm up early on a Saturday in late November, and…
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