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2014-12-03

Stakeholders gather for New North Summit

An annual event brought together business stakeholders from around northeast Wisconsin yesterday. The New North Summit was in Sheboygan. Mickey Noone of First Business Bank says a survey shows companies are optimistic about next year, but there is work to…

posted 2014-12-03 05:03 by WHBY

Utility work starts before major road project

The DOT is planning a large project at the Highway 10-441 interchange with Appleton Road next year, and crews are expected to start some of the utility work today. Agency spokesman Mark Kantola says AT&T will be moving some utilities,…

posted 2014-12-03 05:02 by WHBY

SNC priest writes hymn for Pope's visit

Pope Francis will visit the U.S. for the first time next year, and one of the hymns that will be played was written by a priest at St. Norbert College. Father Andrew Cifarni worked with composer Normand Gouin of Holy…

posted 2014-12-03 05:01 by WHBY

Providers closer to offering health insurance

Seven Wisconsin health care providers are making progress in their effort to offer patients a larger insurance coverage network. They formed a partnership in August, and officials announced yesterday that its name will be Abouthealth. CEO Greg Devine says he…

posted 2014-12-03 05:00 by WHBY

2014-12-02

Suspect in Berlin murders bound over for trial

The 33-year-old Berlin man accused of killing his estranged wife, and her boyfriend, will stand trial. Nicholas Tuinstra was in Green Lake County court this morning for a preliminary hearing. A judge ruled there was probable cause to support two…

posted 2014-12-02 13:06 by WHBY

Survey: Economy improving for businesses

Companies in northeast Wisconsin are doing better this year, and they're optimistic about next year. An annual survey by First Business Bank found that profitability rose significantly in 2014. Fifty-four percent reported that they're going to make money this year,…

posted 2014-12-02 13:05 by WHBY

T-Rats sticking with Brewers thru 2020

The connection between the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, and the Milwaukee Brewers, will continue for at least another six years. The teams announced today that they're extending their affiliation agreement, through 2020. Rob Zerjav is the president of the Timber Rattlers,…

posted 2014-12-02 13:04 by WHBY

GOP to address mental health issues

Improving access to mental health care will be a priority for the Assembly, again next year. Incoming Majority Leader Jim Steineke says they made several improvements last session, but more work is needed. The Vandenbroek Republican says they formed a…

posted 2014-12-02 13:03 by WHBY

Kaukauna pedestrian hurt in accident

A 63-year-old Kaukauna man has life-threatening injuries, after he was hit by a car yesterday afternoon. Kaukauna police were called to the corner of Crooks Avenue and E. 3rd Street, around 3:15 p.m. The man was taken to Theda Clark…

posted 2014-12-02 13:02 by WHBY

Group adds live chat to help gamblers

If people are having trouble with gambling, there's now an online option to get help. The Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling already has a 24-hour hotline, and the group is complementing that with a live chat feature on its website.…

posted 2014-12-02 13:01 by WHBY

DOT talking about Hwy. 45 project

The DOT wants to resurface a portion of Highway 45, south of New London, and make a number of improvements. The agency is holding a meeting this afternoon, to talk about the plans. Mark Steidl is the project manager for…

posted 2014-12-02 13:00 by WHBY

Man charged with homicide by driving drunk

A Neenah man is in custody on a $100,000 bond, for a deadly crash in Kaukauna. Forty-five-year-old Lonzo Dixon is charged with homicide by driving drunk, in the death of 44-year-old Heidi Jetty of Winneconne. Court records say Dixon hit…

posted 2014-12-02 05:05 by WHBY

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