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DNR holding free weekend

It's free this weekend to fish, and use state parks, forests, and trails. DNR spokesman Ed Culhane says they hope people will have fun and come back. Culhane says they've had a free fishing weekend for a number of years,…

posted 2014-06-06 13:01 by WHBY

Appleton pools open

The city pools opened today in Appleton. Pools supervisor Kabel Helmbrecht says they're hoping for a busy summer at Meade and Erb pools, after the long winter. Helmbrecht says they'll have a number of events throughout the summer. Pool passes…

posted 2014-06-06 13:00 by WHBY

Little Chute holding annual Cheese Festival

Little Chute is celebrating cheese this weekend. Joe Harlow is one of the organizers of the Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival, at Doyle Park. He says they're also having a parade on Main Street tomorrow. Harlow says they'll have cheese carvings,…

posted 2014-06-06 12:59 by WHBY

Brewers make three day one selections

The first day of the MLB First-Year-Player Draft was conducted Thursday night.  The Brewers had three selections on day one, all three picks in the top 50. The Brewers made their first selection at #12 in the first round.  The…

posted 2014-06-06 07:33:36 by WHBY

WIAA Playoff Results: Wednesday, June 5th

Division 1 Baseball Regional Finals - Appleton North over Neenah 3-2 - West De Pere over App West 6-3 - Kimberly over Green Bay Preble 3-2 - Hortonville over App. East 1-0 Division 1 Softball Sectional Finals - Kimberly over…

posted 2014-06-06 06:11:42 by WHBY

EAA recognizing D-Day 70th anniversary

70 years ago today, U.S. forces stormed the beaches of France as part of the D-Day invasion, and the EAA is commemorating the event. Spokesman Dick Knapinski says they're holding a ceremony to honor the soldiers, at 11 a.m. He…

posted 2014-06-06 05:05 by WHBY

Group calls obesity initiative 'long-term' effort

The Weight of the Fox Valley officially kicked off yesterday, and the group will start several projects in the coming months, to help fight the area's obesity problem. The effort is focused on Winnebago, Outagamie, and Calumet counties. Project manager…

posted 2014-06-06 05:04 by WHBY

2 Xavier schools shutting down today

The doors of two Catholic elementary schools will close for good, later today. The St. Francis Xavier system is shutting down St. Bernadette, and Catholic Central, in a consolidation of four elementaries, to two. Deacon Ray DuBois says it's going…

posted 2014-06-06 05:03 by WHBY

Last day for Appleton schools

School will soon be out for summer, in Appleton. Today is the final day for the school district, and it's only a half-day. Superintendent Lee Allinger says everybody can relate to that last day. He says students are excited about…

posted 2014-06-06 05:02 by WHBY


Crew Ends Target Field Losing Streak

Carlos Gomez, Khris Davis and Jonathan Lucroy all hit home runs for the Milwaukee Brewers as they ended a four game losing streak at Target Field Thursday Night, beating the Twins 8-5.  The Brewers answered an Oswaldo Arcia grand slam…

posted 2014-06-05 23:08:05 by WHBY

Weight of the Fox Valley holds official kickoff

After a year of planning, a three-county initiative to fight obesity is moving forward. A few hundred people gathered in Neenah this morning, to launch the Weight of the Fox Valley. Project manager Keren Rosenberg says they're focusing on changing…

posted 2014-06-05 13:05 by WHBY

CVB breaks down convention, sports impact

A study on the economic impact of tourism in the Fox Cities shows people spent an average of $126 a night when they were in the area, for meetings or conventions. That figure is $108 per night, for sporting events.…

posted 2014-06-05 13:04 by WHBY

So there it is.... The Christmas tree the city put up in Reading, PA that residents think is so ugly…
posted by Philcast 8 hours ago
Yes, it's a rare SATURDAY blog posting here from me. I'm up early on a Saturday in late November, and…
posted by Philcast 2 days ago
Friday, Dec. 12th PhilCast show. LIVE from the Outer Edge Stage in Appleton. 303 Oneida St. No reservations. No tickets…
posted by Philcast 3 days ago