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2016-06-07

UW System leader seeks more aid

The head of the UW System will ask for more state money for financial aid. President Ray Cross wants the Board of Regents to provide about $19 million more.in the next two year budget. That would be a 33 percent…

posted 2016-06-07 13:03:00 by WHBY

Design set for Appleton's Erb Park

The final design is in place for Appleton's Erb Park and pool. Carter Arndt is an architect with MSA Professional Services. He says the park is going to be reinvigorated for the next generation. Arndt presented the design. at last…

posted 2016-06-07 13:02:00 by WHBY

Johnson launches TV ad

Republican Senator Ron Johnson's first TV ad of his re-election campaign highlights his background in manufacturing. The Oshkosh Republican appears on the floor of Pacur, a company he helped build. He says "career politicians manufacture hogwash" and he manufactures plastic.…

posted 2016-06-07 13:01:00 by WHBY

Staff to look at letting dogs in parks

If Appleton would allow dogs in parks, city staffers are going to put together spots where they shouldn't go. The issue is back, two years after the city council agreed to keep the ban in place, on an 11-4 vote.…

posted 2016-06-07 05:05 by WHBY

Kaukauna opens new city hall

Kaukauna officially opened its new municipal services building yesterday. Mayor Gene Rosin says departments started moving in last week. He says the building came in under budget, with a $9 million price tag. City officials initially planned to spend about $12…

posted 2016-06-07 05:04 by WHBY

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

2016-06-06

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

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