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2016-04-28

Improvements suggested for Wisconsin Ave.

There's talk about ways to bring more life to Wisconsin Avenue in Appleton.  Mayor Tim Hanna took part in a discussion, at The Refuge this morning, for Young Professionals Week. He says they have to fight the perception that the…

posted 2016-04-28 13:01 by WHBY

Habitat has big plans for 'Rock The Block'

Habitat for Humanity's "Rock the Block" program is growing. The Fox Cities chapter held its first event to fix-up several homes, in a neighborhood that's west of downtown Appleton. Executive director John Weyenberg says it went very well and they…

posted 2016-04-28 05:04 by WHBY

Menasha man gets 14 yrs for child porn

A man convicted of having child pornography will be behind bars for 14 years. Investigators say 53-year-old Derek Rose of Menasha had pictures of young, local girls at his Tayco Street home when they searched it last November. Their parents…

posted 2016-04-28 05:03 by WHBY

Appleton studying quiet zones for train whistles

A firm is reviewing railroad crossings through Appleton, to find out what improvements are necessary to get trains to stop blowing their whistles. The city hired SRF Consulting to study one line, between Perkins Street and Ballard Road. Associate engineer…

posted 2016-04-28 05:02 by WHBY

Hanna cooks chili to raise money

Appleton Mayor Tim Hanna likes to cook, and he made a batch of chili for a group last night. He sometimes agrees to let non-profits auction off a dinner that he has to make. The leader of Willow Heart Respite…

posted 2016-04-28 05:01 by WHBY

2016-04-27

Justice Prosser to retire in July

A state Supreme Court justice from Appleton will step down from the high court this summer. Justice David Prosser announced this afternoon that he's retiring on July 31. The 73-year-old served on the Supreme Court for 18 years. Former Governor…

posted 2016-04-27 16:30 by WHBY

Habitat preparing for Neenah 'Rock the Block'

Volunteers from Habitat for Humanity are preparing to complete 34 projects next week, for a Rock the Block event, in Neenah. Executive director John Weyenberg says they're focusing on an area west of the Neenah's downtown, around Monroe Street. He…

posted 2016-04-27 13:05 by WHBY

ATW hosts grand opening for customs office

The new customs office at Appleton International Airport opened last December, but people got together this morning to hold an official grand opening. Airport Director Abe Weber says they're on track to meet their goal of handling 75 to 100…

posted 2016-04-27 13:04 by WHBY

Wis. home prices remain affordable

Home prices are steadily rising in Wisconsin, but they remain affordable, compared to other states. That's the assessment of economist Dave Clark of the Wisconsin Realtors Association. Last month's median statewide price was $155,000. That's a four-percent increase over the…

posted 2016-04-27 13:03 by WHBY

Neenah couple wins financial challenge

A non-profit that helps people with their finances is highlighting a couple from Neenah. Chris and Kay Hillmann won this year's Financial Makeover Challenge from FISC. The group's Becky Smith was their counselor, and she says they were having a…

posted 2016-04-27 13:02 by WHBY

Dad, 2 kids dead in Wis. Rapids murder-suicide

Police in central Wisconsin say a man shot his two children, before turning the gun on himself. Officers went to a house in Wisconsin Rapids around 2:15 a.m. today. They say the man had a three-year-old daughter, and his son…

posted 2016-04-27 13:01 by WHBY

We Energies launches web stream of falcons

A power company is waiting for falcon eggs to hatch, and people can follow the progress online. We Energies set up nesting boxes at five power plants this year. Spokeswoman Cathy Schulze says the mother and father peregrine falcons are…

posted 2016-04-27 13:00 by WHBY

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