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Merkes eyes upgrades for Water Street

A corridor along the Fox River in Menasha could be improved in the coming years. Mayor Don Merkes presented ideas for Water Street, at a city council workshop yesterday afternoon. He says they include a riverfront trail between the Trestle…

posted 2016-06-07 05:03 by WHBY

Woman charged with murder, arson

Nearly a year after a man was killed in a house fire in Hobart, prosecutors are charging a woman with felony murder and arson. Forty-seven-year-old Roni Coonen Anderson of Oneida was in Brown County court yesterday. Eighty-nine-year-old Harold Ambrosius was…

posted 2016-06-07 05:02 by WHBY

Good Samaritan gets Go Fund Me page

There's a page on a fundraising website for a Good Samaritan from the recent attack on an Appleton police officer. Twenty-three-year-old Andrew Maltbey of Appleton stopped to help Officer Stephanie Wiener, and police say he was shot in the upper…

posted 2016-06-07 05:01 by WHBY

Street Music Week back in downtown

There will be plenty of musicians playing music along College Avenue, over the noon hour, this week. Audrey Hendrickson of Heid Music is an organizer of Street Music Week. She says performers get a donation bucket, and find a place…

posted 2016-06-07 05:00 by WHBY

Special election today in Fox Crossing

Fox Crossing is holding a special election today, for the leadership of the new village. Voters will weigh in on the president's position, and six board seats. Administrator Jeff Sturgill says the offices are unopposed, except for a couple. Two…

posted 2016-06-07 04:59 by WHBY


ThedaCare hasn't picked possible site yet

The head of ThedaCare says while they're looking at possible sites for a large regional hospital, they haven't made a decision yet. CEO Dean Gruner was a guest on "Fresh Take with Josh Dukelow" on WHBY this morning. He says…

posted 2016-06-06 13:05 by WHBY

Officials ask company to sell its Menasha plant

State and local officials are asking a company to sell the plant that it's closing, in Menasha. Graphics Packaging announced last month that the facility will shut down, by the end of the year. The move will impact about 230…

posted 2016-06-06 13:04 by WHBY

Crews still restoring power in some spots

About 300 customers in the Fox Valley region are still without power from yesterday's storm. We Energies spokeswoman Amy Jahns says they plan to have everyone back on, by the end of the day. He says they've already restored power…

posted 2016-06-06 13:03 by WHBY

Mental health initiative receives grant

An effort to improve mental health care in a three-county area is getting a boost. The Medical College of Wisconsin is providing a $200,000 grant to the N.E.W. Mental Health Connection. Executive director Beth Clay says they'll use the money,…

posted 2016-06-06 13:02 by WHBY

Neenah-Menasha Fire Rescue has new leader

The new leader of Neenah-Menasha Fire Rescue started his job today. Chief Kevin Kloehn was the head of the Harrison fire department. He says his new position is quite a bit different, than his former one. Harrison is a volunteer…

posted 2016-06-06 13:01 by WHBY

John St. project entering next phase

Road crews are moving onto the second phase of the John Street reconstruction project. They finished a section of the road between Walden Avenue and JD's Drive-In, last week. Project manager Jason Brown says now that school is outl they…

posted 2016-06-06 05:04 by WHBY

Habitat starting one-week build, in Fox Cities

It won't take long for a group to build a house on Appleton's south side. Greater Fox Cities Habitat for Humanity chapter director John Weyenberg says they're partnering with the Home Builders Association of the Fox Cities to build the…

posted 2016-06-06 05:03 by WHBY

In honor of the start of Summerfest I have some musical stories to start the Wednesday PhilCast, including some Beach…
posted by Philcast 15 hours ago
There's a dress controversy brewing at Wimbledon. Nike taking heat for and making changes to a dress it has provided…
posted by Philcast 1 day ago
Please do let me know your pick.... What do you think the best TV sports event theme music is? VOTE…
posted by Philcast 2 days ago