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2015-02-09

Sturgeon season opens Saturday

A DNR official says spearers should find good conditions when they cut holes in the ice of Lake Winnebago, and the upriver lakes, for the start of the spearfishing season. It opens Saturday morning. DNR sturgeon biologist Ryan Koenigs says…

posted 2015-02-09 05:05 by WHBY

Hanna weighs in on state budget

Communities around the state wouldn't face cuts in the money they receive from the state, under Governor Walker's proposed budget. Appleton Mayor Tim Hanna says that's better than what municipalities have seen in the past when they faced cuts to…

posted 2015-02-09 05:04 by WHBY

E-filing expected to rise again

The state is hoping that the number of e-filers will continue to climb this year. The department of revenue is projecting that 85 percent will file electronically. Spokeswoman Stephanie Marquis says they're taking some more time, before they hand out…

posted 2015-02-09 05:03 by WHBY

Assembly leader backs drug testing

The Republican leader in the Assembly is defending Governor Walker's drug testing plan. Under the budget proposal, certain people would have to pass a drug test when they apply for programs like food stamps and unemployment. Democrats are threatening legal…

posted 2015-02-09 05:03 by WHBY

2015-02-06

Allinger reacts to proposed budget

The leader of the Appleton school district says without additional funding for public schools in the state budget, it would be a difficult next two years. Superintendent Lee Allinger is reacting to Governor Walker's proposed budget that includes flat funding…

posted 2015-02-06 13:05 by WHBY

UW System could push letter-writing effort

In hopes of convincing lawmakers to change the proposed a $300 million cut to the UW System, some campuses are planning to launch letter-writing campaigns. UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank reached out to alumni yesterday through a mass email. She urged…

posted 2015-02-06 13:04 by WHBY

Life of landfill extended by 1 year

Efforts to boost recycling in the region are helping extend the life of Outagamie County's landfill. County Executive Tom Nelson says they reached a benchmark recently. He says when the landfill opened in 2012, it was supposed to be open…

posted 2015-02-06 13:03 by WHBY

Evidence links man to stabbing near UW-Osh

The 19-year-old Oshkosh man, accused in a string of robberies near the UW-Oshkosh campus, could face new charges. Police are asking prosecutors to charge Jake Sizemore with two charges of attempted murder, and one count of armed robbery, for an…

posted 2015-02-06 13:02 by WHBY

Oshkosh convent holding open house

People can get a rare glimpse inside of a convent in Oshkosh, on Sunday. Sister Dorothy Dirkx of the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother says they don't usually open their doors to the public. Dirkx says they're holding the open…

posted 2015-02-06 13:01 by WHBY

Light Up The Fox holding closing ceremony

A group that celebrates the history of the Fox River is holding a closing ceremony tonight, for its light display along the river, near downtown Appleton. Barb Sauer of Light Up The Fox says the Water Street light displays went…

posted 2015-02-06 13:00 by WHBY

Hand washing rates top national average

A survey shows 96 percent of women in Wisconsin say they wash their hands, after they use a public bathroom. The figure is 86 percent for men. The Bradley Corporation of Milwaukee conducted the poll. The company's Jon Dommissee says…

posted 2015-02-06 12:59 by WHBY

Study details parking needs for library

A study on parking in downtown Appleton recommends that the city work with the YMCA to provide spots for a proposed library. The preferred site for the library is near the Fox River, and the Soldiers Square ramp. The YMCA…

posted 2015-02-06 05:05 by WHBY

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