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2015-02-05

Roundabout near Richmond school stays

A roundabout near Appleton's Richmond elementary school is staying in the city's plans to rebuild John Street. Around 75 parents and students showed up at last night's city council meeting, in hopes that the council would reconsider the decision. They…

posted 2015-02-05 05:03 by WHBY

City won't explore reimburing assessments

Appleton created a wheel tax to eliminate some special assessments, and the city won't look into possibly reimbursing property owners, if they received an assessment in recent years. The city council voted 11-3 last night, against exploring options to help…

posted 2015-02-05 05:02 by WHBY

Measles cases closing in on state

Appleton's public health department is keeping a close eye on the measles outbreak, as cases creep closer to Wisconsin. There are confirmed cases of the highly infectious disease in Minnesota, Michigan, and Illinois. Appleton public health officer Kurt Eggebrecht says…

posted 2015-02-05 05:01 by WHBY

2015-02-04

Xavier system reacts to voucher proposal

The leader of the Catholic schools in Appleton is reacting to Governor Walker's plans to eliminate the statewide enrollment cap on the voucher program for private schools. Deacon Ray DuBois is the president of the St. Francis Xavier system. He…

posted 2015-02-04 13:05 by WHBY

Transportation group critical of budget borrowing

Governor Walker wants to borrow more money for road construction projects, and that's drawing concerns, from a road builders group. The governor is asking for $1.3 billion in bonding. Craig Thompson of the Transportation Development Association says the percentage of…

posted 2015-02-04 13:04 by WHBY

Feds finally paying debt for Fox River locks

An overdue payment from the federal government will help a local agency finish a multi-year project to improve boating on the Fox River. The Army Corps of Engineers is paying the final $2 million from an agreement that shifted control…

posted 2015-02-04 13:03 by WHBY

Wrightstown working on new development

The village of Wrightstown is hoping to bring a development, to a site that's close to Highway 41. Village administrator Steve Johnson says it's an attractive spot, but it might not be very well known. He says the site is…

posted 2015-02-04 13:02 by WHBY

Therapy animals tricky for business owners

The leader of a local group that provides therapy dogs, says she understands why businesses can be skeptical when someone comes in with what they claim to be a "service animal." A woman was asked to leave a Beaver Dam…

posted 2015-02-04 13:01 by WHBY

Walker unveils proposed budget

Governor Walker plans to slightly lower property taxes, and hold the line on spending for public education over the next two years. He unveiled his proposed budget last night. It would reduce property taxes on the owner of a median-valued…

posted 2015-02-04 05:05 by WHBY

Stuck reacts to governor's budget

A lawmaker from Appleton doesn't think Governor Walker's budget serves Wisconsin families. Democratic Rep. Amanda Stuck says he should be investing more in public education and the UW System. She's also questioning his proposed expansion of the school voucher program.…

posted 2015-02-04 05:04 by WHBY

United Way meets campaign goal

The community stepped up to help the United Way Fox Cities reach a big fundraising goal. Executive director Peter Kelly says the non-profit met last year's goal of $8.1 million. That's up significantly from the 2013 goal of $7.7 million.…

posted 2015-02-04 05:03 by WHBY

Group works to get kids more active

A Green Bay group is one of six across the country to get a grant to help kids live healthier lives. Live 54218 encourages children to eat healthy, and get regular physical activity. Jen Van Den Elzen is the group's…

posted 2015-02-04 05:02 by WHBY

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