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DNR: Gun deer hunt off to a good start

Hunters registered nearly 116,000 deer by noon yesterday and a DNR official says that's significantly ahead of last year's pace. Kevin Wallenfang is the agency's big game manager. He says opening weekend hunters took about 15,000 more deer than during…

posted 2015-11-24 05:03 by WHBY

October home sales strong

The housing market had another strong month, in October. Wisconsin Realtors Association economist David Clark says the number of sales was up 2.4 percent and the median prices were up 4.7 percent compared to October of last year. The median…

posted 2015-11-24 05:02 by WHBY

Appleton road project completed

Appleton public works crews rolled back the construction barrels on a main street out of the flats yesterday. Public works director Paula Vandehey says Jackman Street near Prospect Avenue is open again, after it closed about six months ago. She…

posted 2015-11-24 05:01 by WHBY

Appleton North theater group wins awards

An Appleton North high school theater cast took home a number of honors last weekend, at a state competition. Junior Maddy Cuff is a member of the cast that performed "Alice in Wonderland" at UW-Whitewater. She says their performance had…

posted 2015-11-24 05:00 by WHBY


Analysts predict good shopping season in Wis.

The holiday shopping season will kick into high gear on Black Friday, and Wisconsin store owners are expecting to see a lot of black, this Christmas. Madison-based retail consultant Doug Johnson says stores in Wisconsin will likely do better than…

posted 2015-11-23 13:05 by WHBY

Hunters encouraged to donate venison

Deer hunters across the state are filling their freezers with fresh venison, and local pantries hope some of them will keep them in mind, if they have more meat than they care to keep. Craig Robbins of Paul's Pantry in…

posted 2015-11-23 13:04 by WHBY

AAA predicts busy holiday for travelers

Nearly 47 million Americans will be traveling during the Thanksgiving holiday, and nearly one million of them will be from Wisconsin. Nick Jarmusz is a spokesman with AAA Wisconsin. He says gas prices are averaging just over two dollars across…

posted 2015-11-23 13:03 by WHBY

Lobner pushing for school bus light rule

An Appleton alderman says a common practice by school bus drivers isn't allowed in the city right now. Kyle Lobner says state law bans bus drivers from using their flashing lights to stop traffic, unless local governments pass rules to…

posted 2015-11-23 13:02 by WHBY

CVB holding scarve and mitten drive

The Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau is teaming up with the state tourism department to provide hats, mittens and scarves for adults and children in need. The tourism agency started the "Big Bundle Up" five years ago, and have…

posted 2015-11-23 13:01 by WHBY

Former deer stations tryng to keep hunters coming

A former deer registration station is still seeing quite a few hunters come in, but not at the same levels as the past. The DNR moved from an in-person registration system to an online and phone based system this year.…

posted 2015-11-23 05:05 by WHBY

Appleton schools creating career based goal

The Appleton school district is creating a career based learning goal, to make sure students are prepared for life after graduation. Career based learning dean Rita Obrien says that future could include a four-year college, a two-year school, or entering…

posted 2015-11-23 05:04 by WHBY

AAA: Few cancelling European travel plans

Recent terrorist attacks in Paris, and other ISIS related raids, don't seem to be impacting U.S. travel to Europe. Nick Jarmusz of AAA Wisconsin says he hasn't heard about any mass cancellations yet, but many travel agencies are making accommodations…

posted 2015-11-23 05:03 by WHBY

Let the PhilCast Countdown to Christmas begin! From now until my final show before the big day all bump music…
posted by Philcast 8 hours ago
Wishing you and yours as happy a Thanksgiving as that turkey is having in the picture. Associate producer "Z-Bart" will…
posted by Philcast 5 days ago
It's that time again.... The Tuesday PhilCast will be a celebration of all things that are my favorite holiday of…
posted by Philcast 6 days ago