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2014-03-28

State: 1 million jobs will open by 2020

The state projects that 690,000 baby boomers will retire by 2020, and that accounts for many of the 1 million jobs that will open by that time. Jeffrey Sachse is the regional economist for northeast Wisconsin, for the department of…

posted 2014-03-28 13:05 by WHBY

Pantry can handle demand from FoodShare cut

Two Democratic lawmakers are asking Governor Walker to step in, because more than 250,000 people could lose their FoodShare benefits. The farm bill that Congress passed last year changed the eligibility requirements for the program. The lawmakers want Walker to…

posted 2014-03-28 13:04 by WHBY

Coupon clipping remains popular

The economy is recovering, but grocery shoppers are still doing what they can to save a few bucks. Wisconsin Grocers Association President Brandon Scholz says coupon clipping is a lingering impact of the recession. But Scholz some store owners are…

posted 2014-03-28 13:03 by WHBY

Monday is last day for many snowmobile trails

There's still plenty of snow on the ground in northern Wisconsin, but the snowmobile trails in some areas are going to close at the end of the day Monday. Landowners along trails agree to let snowmobilers cross their property, through…

posted 2014-03-28 13:02 by WHBY

DeVantier seeks school board seat

A candidate for the Appleton school board is hoping to bring a parent's perspective to the board. John DeVantier says his youngest child will be in the class of 2031, and he would be the only board member with kids…

posted 2014-03-28 13:01 by WHBY

Library holds open house on sites

The potential sites for the Appleton Public Library drew a steady stream of people to an open house yesterday. A consulting firm is studying the possibilities, including the current site. The Appleton Post-Crescent block, and the area around Trinity Church,…

posted 2014-03-28 05:05 by WHBY

Outagamie Co. population climbs

Outagamie County's population grew by two-percent between 2010 and 2013, and that's tied for sixth among the state's fastest growing counties. The numbers come from the U.S. Census Bureau. Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson says the county has been consistently…

posted 2014-03-28 05:04 by WHBY

Potts pleads no contest to lesser murder charge

A 30-year-old suspect in a Grand Chute murder changed his plea late in his trial. Michael Potts of Milwaukee entered a no contest plea to a lesser charge of first-degree reckless homicide for the 2008 death of Artheddius "Pierre" Peeler.…

posted 2014-03-28 05:03 by WHBY

Kaufert takes on Scherck in Neenah

There's a big race in Neenah for mayor, and one of the candidates is a veteran state lawmaker. Rep. Dean Kaufert wants to lead the city, and he's taking on three-term incumbent Mayor George Scherck in next Tuesday's election. Kaufert…

posted 2014-03-28 05:02 by WHBY

Appleton to use drug dogs in middle schools

Police dogs could start searching for drugs in Appleton's middle schools next school year. Ben Vogel is the district's assistant superintendent of student services. He says the dogs already perform random checks in the high schools. He says they know…

posted 2014-03-28 05:01 by WHBY

2014-03-27

Wisconsin Crushes Baylor, headed to the Elite 8!

The #2 seed Wisconsin Badgers put on a basketball clinic Thursday night as they whipped the #6 seed Baylor Bears 69-52 in Anaheim. With the win, the Badgers are now one win away from a final four apperance. Baylor lead…

posted 2014-03-27 21:38:05 by WHBY

Appleton mayor happy with PCB settlement

Appleton's mayor says he's relieved that the fight over paying for the PCB cleanup of the Fox River, may be done. Under a $54 million settlement, Appleton has to pay $5.2 million of those costs. Mayor Tim Hanna says the…

posted 2014-03-27 13:05 by WHBY

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