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Bill could help development in Oshkosh

A bill signed by Governor Walker yesterday could help a stalled redevelopment area in Oshkosh. Walker signed the bill that lets local governments adjust TIF districts that lost value during the recession, to help attract projects. Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce…

posted 2014-04-03 05:03 by WHBY

Kaukauna bar losing license for 30 days

A bar in Kaukauna will lose its liquor license for 30 days. Kaukauna's city council agreed to suspend the license of the Hardware Store, after police reported a series of problems. Police actually wanted to take away the license permanently,…

posted 2014-04-03 05:02 by WHBY


Bucks fall in Miami

The Milwaukee Bucks were no match for the Miami Heat as they fell at American Airlines Arena 96-77 on Wednesday night.  The Heat never trailed in the game as they were led by LeBron James and Chris Bosh with 17…

posted 2014-04-02 21:19:05 by WHBY

Walker urges caution on Kramer expulsion

Assembly Republicans are meeting this week to talk about expelling former Majority Leader Bill Kramer, and Governor Walker says there's a lot to consider. Walker says Kramer shouldn't be in office, after sexual assault charges were filed last week against…

posted 2014-04-02 16:05 by WHBY

Scherck retiring after election loss

Neenah's outgoing mayor says he's officially retiring, following yesterday's loss to Dean Kaufert. George Scherck was a school teacher, city council member, and coach, before he became mayor 12 years ago. Scherck says he and his wife will continue living…

posted 2014-04-02 16:04 by WHBY

AARP pleased with 'Silver Alert' bill

Police could issue statewide alerts for missing people with dementia or other cognitive disabilities, under a bill passed by the Legislature this year. The Senate approved a proposal yesterday, to create the Silver Alert system. It's similar to the Amber…

posted 2014-04-02 16:03 by WHBY

Watchdog reacts to campaign donation ruling

A government watchdog is reacting to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to remove some limits on campaign donations to federal candidates. Jay Heck of Common Cause says people can still only give up to $2,400 to a single candidate, but…

posted 2014-04-02 16:02 by WHBY

Chilton principal honored by state

The leader of Chilton middle school is one of this year's "principals of the year." The state department of public instruction announced yesterday that Rich Appel won the honor at the middle school level. Appel says he actually found out…

posted 2014-04-02 16:01 by WHBY

Kaufert tops Scherck in Neenah

A 24-year state lawmaker from Neenah will be the city's new mayor. Dean Kaufert defeated 12-year incumbent Mayor George Scherck 58-to-42 percent in yesterday's election. Kaufert says he knocked on more than 5,200 doors to talk with voters. He says…

posted 2014-04-02 05:05 by WHBY

Spring election results

Outagamie County Appleton city council District 2 Gypsy Vered Meltzer  60% ** Barney Lemanski   40% District 4 Joe Martin    56% ** Jeff Lutz     44% District 10 Christine Williams   62% ** Michael Smith    38% Appleton school board Sharon Fenlon (I)   27%…

posted 2014-04-02 05:04 by WHBY

Menasha world language question defeated

The world language program will go away at Menasha elementary schools. Fifty-three percent of voters in the district said "No" to a referendum, asking for $360,000 a year to continue the courses. Superintendent Chris VanderHeiden says it's disappointing. He says…

posted 2014-04-02 05:03 by WHBY

Voters approve G.B. school referendum

Voters supported a referendum yesterday in the Green Bay school district. The school board was asking for $20 million for projects at several schools, and 70 percent of voters said "Yes." The district will replace the heating and cooling systems…

posted 2014-04-02 05:02 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