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2016-07-01

Appleton fireworks set for Sunday

Tens of thousands of people will get together on Appleton's north side on Sunday night, for the city's fireworks. The Appleton Jaycees are putting on the event again at Memorial Park. President Trent Woelfel says the fireworks will start at…

posted 2016-07-01 13:00 by WHBY

Concealed carry renewals going out

The state's concealed carry law is almost five years old, and the first people to get a permit will receive renewal notices starting next week. The licenses are good for five years. Justice department officials announced today that the agency…

posted 2016-07-01 12:59 by WHBY

3 men caught in online child sex sting

Authorities in Brown County arrested three people, in an online child sex sting. Sheriff's deputies say detectives posed as a child, under 16, over the past two weeks, and the suspects tried to set up a meeting. A 49-year-old North…

posted 2016-07-01 12:58 by WHBY

Businesses replace stolen flowers

Two greenhouses are replacing the flowers that were stolen from planters, in Appleton's City Park. Parks director Dean Gazza says someone took more than 75 plants, between May and June. He says Memorial Florist and Greenhouses of Appleton, and Honeymoon…

posted 2016-07-01 05:05 by WHBY

Hanna: City may need more land for businesses

With two major projects in the works in one of Appleton's business parks, Mayor Tim Hanna wonders if the city will have to start looking for more land soon. A company might build its headquarters in the Southpoint Commerce Park,…

posted 2016-07-01 05:04 by WHBY

LU hires diversity specialist

After some students raised concerns about racial issues over the past year, Lawrence University is bringing someone on board to specialize in that area. Kimberly Barrett will be the school's first vice president for diversity and inclusion. She comes from…

posted 2016-07-01 05:03 by WHBY

Retired colonel reacts to end of trans ban

The Department of Defense lifted its ban on transgender people yesterday, and a former Wisconsin National Guard officer says it's a good move. Retired Col. Sheri Swokowski didn't come out as transgender, until after she left the military. She says…

posted 2016-07-01 05:02 by WHBY

Symphony hosting free family concert

Families will get a chance to hear the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra play for free tonight. Members are putting on a Brats, Beer & Beethoven concert, at Fox Cities Stadium. Orchestra board president Jeff Amstutz says they want kids to…

posted 2016-07-01 05:01 by WHBY

2016-06-30

Brewers 1, Dodgers 8

The Brewers (35-43) lost the final game of their three game series versus the LA Dodgers (44-37) on Thursday, 8-1.  Zach Davies (5-4) gave up six runs in  4 1/3 innings off of eight hits (three homeruns) and two walks,…

posted 2016-06-30 16:36:11 by WHBY

Hanna talks about possible bluff project

Appleton's leader says it's exciting that developers are working on a possible project, on what's known as the "bluff site" in the downtown. Mayor Tim Hanna says the developers have purchase agreements in place with Trinity Lutheran Church and Fox…

posted 2016-06-30 14:44:27 by WHBY

Work on downtown plan progressing

Stakeholders in downtown Appleton are continuing to work on a long-range vision for that part of the city. Consultants held a series of workshops several weeks ago, and a special panel went over the various ideas this morning. Members also…

posted 2016-06-30 13:04 by WHBY

G.C. official talks about NBA-DL possibility

Grand Chute officials say talks with the Bucks should start ramping up, now that the town is a finalist, for a future NBA Developmental League team. Town Chair Dave Schowalter says the success of the Timber Rattlers shows that the…

posted 2016-06-30 13:02 by WHBY

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