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2014-09-17

LU gets record $25 mil gift

A $25 million donation to Lawrence University will provide scholarships to future students. President Mark Burstein says 45 to 50 students will get some financial help every year, based on their needs. He says it's the largest gift in university…

posted 2014-09-17 13:05 by WHBY

Race for governor remains dead heat

A Marquette University law school poll shows the race for governor remains a statistical dead heat. The poll released this afternoon showed some slight shifts from previous ones. Governor Walker and challenger Mary Burke were tied at 46 percent among…

posted 2014-09-17 13:04 by WHBY

Recycling worker killed in accident

A worker for a company that collects recycling died this morning, in an accident in Freedom. Capt. Mike Jobe of the Outagamie County sheriff's department says someone noticed the worker was pinned in an automated collection truck. He says it…

posted 2014-09-17 13:03 by WHBY

Voter ID opponents petition full appeals court

Two groups want a full federal appeals court to take another look at last week's decision on the state's voter ID law. A three-judge panel reinstated the photo ID requirement, in time for the November election. The ACLU and the…

posted 2014-09-17 13:02 by WHBY

GAB defends ballot after GOP files lawsuit

The state Republican Party is filing a lawsuit against the Government Accountability Board claiming that changes to the design of ballots, favor Democrats. GAB director Kevin Kennedy says the model ballot that they provide to clerks isn't perfect, but it's…

posted 2014-09-17 13:00 by WHBY

Work starts on new G.C. fire station

Construction is underway on a new fire station in Grand Chute. The facility in the 3900 block of W. Spencer Street will replace Station No. 2. The current station is on W. Highview Drive, north of College Avenue. Division Chief…

posted 2014-09-17 12:59 by WHBY

Buchanan roundabout projects progressing

It won't be long now, before a pair of roundabouts will be built at busy spots, in the town of Buchanan. The roundabouts are going in at Highway CE and Eisenhower Drive, and Eisenhower and Van Roy Road. Town administrator…

posted 2014-09-17 12:59 by WHBY

Library donations could reach $7 mil

The private contribution to a new Appleton Public Library could be $7 million. A consultant studied the potential for community donations for the proposed $40 million project. Karen Rose of Library Solutions says they talked with nearly 30 potential donors.…

posted 2014-09-17 05:05 by WHBY

Concept plans for library endorsed

A panel is on board with the concept plans for the proposed Appleton Public Library. Members of the library board unanimously approved them last night. Library director Colleen Rortvedt says after talking with about 800 people over the last month,…

posted 2014-09-17 05:04 by WHBY

Bellin-ThedaCare pilot tops in nation

A pilot program from two local health care providers could serve as a national model for how hospitals treat Medicare and Medicaid patients. Nearly three years ago, ThedaCare and Belin Health formed Bellin-ThedaCare Healthcare Partners. They're participating in a competition,…

posted 2014-09-17 05:03 by WHBY

Voter ID will create more work for clerks

The state's Government Accountability Board says local clerks have more on their plate, leading up to the November 4 election. Director Kevin Kennedy says nearly 12,000 absentee ballots were already sent to voters, before a federal appeals court reinstated the…

posted 2014-09-17 05:02 by WHBY

FVTC opens Student Success Center

Fox Valley Technical College has a new area where students can study. Officials gathered yesterday on the Grand Chute campus to dedicate the Student Success Center. Patti Jorgensen is a vice president at the school. She says hopefully the two-story…

posted 2014-09-17 05:01 by WHBY

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