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Endowments lead to 2 new LU profs

Lawrence University is adding two more professors, thanks to a couple of major donations. President Mark Burstein says an anonymous donor is creating the director of opera studies position. Tom Hurvis and his wife, Julie, are establishing the Jill Beck…

posted 2014-04-04 13:01 by WHBY

Appleton deputy city attorney retiring

Today is the last day on the job for Appleton's deputy city attorney. Ellen Totzke is retiring, after spending the last 14 years with the city. She says the lawsuits over the water plant, and the PCBs in the Fox…

posted 2014-04-04 13:00 by WHBY

FVTC hosts ag competition

About 1,000 high school students from 70 schools are participating in an annual competition, at Fox Valley Technical College today. It's the career development event for the Future Farmers of America. Agriculture department chair Randy Tenpas says the number of…

posted 2014-04-04 12:59 by WHBY

Airport needs Walker's support for customs

Outagamie County officials are hoping for a quick response from Governor Walker on the push to give the Appleton Airport "international" status. The federal government requires the governor's support before it would agree to open a customs office at the…

posted 2014-04-04 05:05 by WHBY

Burke touts technical colleges

The main challenger to Governor Walker in this fall's election was in Green Bay yesterday afternoon to visit Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Democrat Mary Burke pointed out that the governor cut funding for technical colleges in his first budget. She…

posted 2014-04-04 05:04 by WHBY

Assembly GOP asks Kramer to resign

Assembly Republicans sent a letter to a fellow lawmaker yesterday, asking him to resign because of sexual assault allegations. Waukesha County prosecutors filed charges against Rep. Bill Kramer last week, after a woman claimed he repeatedly groped her following a…

posted 2014-04-04 05:03 by WHBY

Hiller might get in GOP race against Petri

A longtime congressman from Fond du Lac may face more than one opponent in the Republican primary, in August. One of Governor Walker's top campaign aides, John Hiller, is considering challenging GOP Congressman Tom Petri in the sixth district. Hiller…

posted 2014-04-04 05:02 by WHBY

Parents will get guide on teen driving

In hopes of reducing teen crash rates, the state is now offering a guide for parents. Alison Lebwohl of the DMV says they're handing out the Parent's Supervised Driving Program when teens get their learner's permit. Lebwohl says teens need…

posted 2014-04-04 05:01 by WHBY

T-Rats open new season on chilly night

Another minor league baseball season kicked off last night in the Appleton area. The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers held their Opening Day, on a chilly evening that didn't include the predicted rain or snow. Team president Rob Zerjav says they're hoping…

posted 2014-04-04 05:00 by WHBY


Truck explosion in Howard claims 1 life

A truck exploded in Howard this afternoon, leaving one man dead, and a second critically hurt. The Brown County sheriff's department says the truck was from Ace Manufacturing, and the compressed natural gas fuel system exploded when the load shifted.…

posted 2014-04-03 18:05 by WHBY

Grothman to challenge Petri

A longtime Republican congressman from Fond du Lac will face a major opponent in the GOP primary this year. State Sen. Glenn Grothman of West Bend announced today that he's going to challenge Congressman Tom Petri. Grothman says he's not…

posted 2014-04-03 13:05 by WHBY

Walker signs tax exemption for plane repairs

Governor Walker signed a bill at the Appleton Airport today, creating a tax exemption for repairs and renovations, of private airplanes. Walker says the change will help companies like Gulfstream, in the Appleton area. He says some potential customers likely…

posted 2014-04-03 13:04 by WHBY

Sometimes it pays to screw up. Today on the PhilCast I have a couple of related stories regarding household chores…
posted by Philcast 1 day ago
One of the stories I'll be talking about on the Tuesday show is one that compares what we consider today's…
posted by Philcast 2 days ago
There they are, at least two of the three chairs that broke on Easter Sunday. I'll tell the story of…
posted by Philcast 3 days ago