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2014-08-12

Feds: No spot for border kids in Fox Cities

Outagamie County will not house a temporary shelter for children who illegally cross the Mexican border, without an adult. County Executive Tom Nelson says federal officials recently asked if there was a vacant 100,000 square foot building. The facility would…

posted 2014-08-12 05:03 by WHBY

Appleton schools prepared for more refugees

More refugees from war-torn areas are planning to settle in the Fox Cities next year, and an Appleton school district official says they'll be ready. English Language Learners program coordinator Bill Curtis says seven of the refugees moved into the…

posted 2014-08-12 05:02 by WHBY

'Menopause The Musical' at PAC

A musical that's touring the nation opens tonight in downtown Appleton. Tara Brzozowski is a spokeswoman for the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, and she says it's the third time that Menopause The Musical is in town. Brzozowski says the…

posted 2014-08-12 05:01 by WHBY

2014-08-11

Woman dies after Appleton moped crash

Appleton police say a 52-year-old woman died yesterday, after a weekend moped accident. Sgt. Dave Lund says the Appleton woman was on North Meade Street, near the intersection of East Summer Street, around 10:30 a.m. Saturday. He says she bumped…

posted 2014-08-11 13:05 by WHBY

Fox Cities spared some recession wage cuts

A national report shows many of the jobs created as the economy came out of the recession, pay significantly less than those that were lost. But a local economic development official says the Fox Cities were spared much of the…

posted 2014-08-11 13:04 by WHBY

Alta holding job fair for 600 positions

A company is adding 600 jobs, in Neenah, and there's a job fair tomorrow, to help fill the positions. Alta Resources is adding the workers, mainly to handle sales calls, for health insurance. About 500 of them are temporary positions.…

posted 2014-08-11 13:03 by WHBY

Hortonville schools save $77K on energy bill

The Hortonville school district managed to cut energy bills by 10 percent last school year, despite the frigid winter. Tim Diestler is the district's building and grounds director. He says they installed energy-efficient light bulbs, and they did a better…

posted 2014-08-11 13:02 by WHBY

Out of state money fueling campaigns

Candidates for the Assembly and Senate are getting about seven percent of their donations, from out-of-state groups. Mike McCabe of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign says those contributors are trying to influence politics, throughout the country. The latest campaign finance report…

posted 2014-08-11 13:01 by WHBY

Mile of Music called a success

The second year of the Mile of Music festival endedyesterday, and co-founder Dave Willems says it was another success. He says they likely hit the 30,000 mark for attendance. That's double last year's crowds. He says the 600 shows by…

posted 2014-08-11 05:05 by WHBY

Businesses see big impact from Mile

The larger crowds for this year's Mile of Music helped bring more money into downtown Appleton businesses. Appleton Downtown Inc. executive director Jennifer Stephany says the event likely topped the predicted $1 million economic impact. She says people who traveled…

posted 2014-08-11 05:04 by WHBY

Voter turnout could be light in Neenah

There are a couple of big races on the primary ballot for voters in Neenah tomorrow, but city's clerk doesn't think many people will bother to cast a ballot. Clerk Patty Sturn says judging by demand for absentee ballots, she…

posted 2014-08-11 05:03 by WHBY

Panel looks to toughen texting & driving ban

A state panel is trying to find ways to improve the state's ban on texting and driving. Democratic Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber of Appleton is a member of the distracted driving task force. She says police officers told the group…

posted 2014-08-11 05:02 by WHBY

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