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2015-06-08

Menasha B&G Club opening

Today is the first day that kids can go to a new Boys and Girls Club in Menasha. Club CEO Greg Lemke-Rochon says eventually, they expect to have up to 1,200 members there. He says on a given day, about…

posted 2015-06-08 05:03 by WHBY

Kaukauna 4-K wraparound program popular

The Kaukauna school district offers a half-day 4-K program, and starting in September, officials will start a new initiative to help parents. Superintendent Mark Duerwaechter says the 4-K wraparound program offers half-day day care, in addition to the 4-K instruction.…

posted 2015-06-08 05:02 by WHBY

Street Music Week back in Appleton

For the third straight year, musicians will gather in downtown Appleton this week to help the hungry. It's Street Music Week, and performers will set up along College Avenue and collect donations for local pantries. Organizer Audrey Hendrickson of Heid…

posted 2015-06-08 05:01 by WHBY

2015-06-06

Fire destroys former FdL convent

A former convent in Fond du Lac was destroyed by fire last night. Fire Chief Peter O'Leary says flames were coming from the back of the former Convent of the Holy Nativity, around 7:30 p.m., and part of the roof…

posted 2015-06-06 08:00 by WHBY

Oneida man killed in Oconto Co. crash

A 62-year-old Oneida man was killed in an accident in Oconto County yesterday afternoon. The sheriff's department says the driver of a dump truck pulled out in front of the man's pickup truck, at the corner of Highways 32 and…

posted 2015-06-06 07:59 by WHBY

Brantner pleads not guilty in Beck murder

A man charged in a cold case murder in Fond du Lac is pleading not guilty. Sixty-one-year-old Dennis Brantner was in Fond du Lac County court yesterday, for an arraignment on a charge of first-degree murder. The Kenosha man is…

posted 2015-06-06 07:58 by WHBY

Prof: Dems excited for Feingold's return

The return of a popular figure among state Democrats is lifting the spirits of the party faithful. That's according to Marquette University political science professor Charles Franklin, as the party holds its annual convention this weekend. He says Democrats see…

posted 2015-06-06 07:57 by WHBY

2015-06-05

Hanna reacts to Park Central plans

There are plans to turn a former nightclub into office space, and Appleton's mayor says it's great to bring more jobs to the downtown. Batra Hospitality Group bought the Park Central building, in the 300 block of W. College Avenue,…

posted 2015-06-05 13:05 by WHBY

2 emergency landings made at Austin Straubel

Two planes had to make emergency landings, within an hour, at Austin Straubel International Airport near Green Bay. Airport director Tom Miller says cargo plane lost an engine, around 7 a.m., about 40 miles south of the airport. He says…

posted 2015-06-05 13:04 by WHBY

Grand opening set for skate park

Appleton's new skate park opened last November, and it's been a busy place this spring. The community is holding a grand opening tomorrow, at Telulah Park. Parks and recreation department director Dean Gazza says he's impressed with how things are…

posted 2015-06-05 13:03 by WHBY

Free fishing weekend returns

The annual free fishing weekend starts tomorrow, and the DNR is also offering a number of other free activities. Agency spokesman Ed Culhane says they're waiving state park vehicle fees and trail fees. That includes ATV and UTV trails. He…

posted 2015-06-05 13:02 by WHBY

Little Chute hosting Cheese Festival

A festival celebrating one of Wisconsin's favorite foods, kicks off this afternoon, at Little Chute's Doyle Park. It's the 27th year of the Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival. Village administrator James Fenlon says it starts at five this afternoon, with $1…

posted 2015-06-05 13:02 by WHBY

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