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Neenah high raising money in honor of student

High school students in Neenah will remember a former classmate during this Homecoming week. District spokesman Jim Strick says Alisha Haase was killed in a car accident, three days before the school year started. He says they're going to raise…

posted 2014-09-29 05:02 by WHBY

'Crowdfunding' law finds 1st taker

The state's "crowdfunding" system took effect in June, and the first company to use it signed on last week. Madison's MobCraft beer is now asking for investors to contribute up to $10,000. Rep. David Craig pushed for the law that…

posted 2014-09-29 05:01 by WHBY


Police prepared for Octoberfest

Around 100,000 people are expected to crowd into downtown Appleton tomorrow for Octoberfest. The police department expects to stick to the same plan that officers have used over the years. Sgt. Dave Lund says given the number of people at…

posted 2014-09-26 15:05 by WHBY

Valley Transit offers 25-cent rides

Valley Transit is offering 25-cent rides again this year, for Octoberfest and License to Cruise. Spokeswoman Nikki Voeltzke says they typically have between 12,000 and almost 16,000 riders on Friday and Saturday. She says they had about 15,300 last year.…

posted 2014-09-26 15:04 by WHBY

License to Cruise featuring Mustangs

This year's License to Cruise is highlighting the Ford Mustang, on the 50th anniversary of the debut of the sports car. Organizer Susan Vanden Heuvel says about 60 Mustangs will be on display with models from nearly every year. She…

posted 2014-09-26 15:04 by WHBY

Appleton man arrested for burglaries

Police say a 38-year-old man was going into unlocked homes on Appleton's northside, and stealing gift cards. Interim Chief Jim Lewis told the city's safety and licensing committee yesterday that they arrested him yesterday afternoon. He says Eric Christie of…

posted 2014-09-26 15:03 by WHBY

2 new businesses open at airport

Two new businesses are moving into the Appleton Airport, with the goal of adding more conveniences for passengers. Tailwaggers Doggy Daycare is sponsoring a new Pet Relief Area, just south of the baggage and rental car exit. Co-owner Kristin Schlosser…

posted 2014-09-26 15:02 by WHBY

Van Hollen: Drug drop-off 1 way to battle heroin

Police departments around the state are urging people to turn in their unused prescription drugs tomorrow. It's a national drug Take-Back Day, and Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says it's important, in the fight against heroin. He says prescription drugs…

posted 2014-09-26 15:01 by WHBY

Lanes on Kampo bridge narrowing

Starting tomorrow, drivers will notice that there's a tighter fit on the Roland Kampo bridge over Little Lake Butte des Morts. Work on the Highway 10-441 expansion is moving to the next phase -- building a second bridge over the…

posted 2014-09-26 05:05 by WHBY

Octoberfest back in downtown Appleton

The expected warm weather could help draw a huge crowd to Octoberfest tomorrow, in downtown Appleton. Organizer Susan Vanden Heuvel says they'll have over 100 non-profit food vendors, and five stages with live music. She says people can check out…

posted 2014-09-26 05:04 by WHBY

Medical College exploring G.B. pharmacy school

There could be a pharmacy school in the Green Bay area, in the coming years. The Medical College of Wisconsin is going to study if there's a need for a three-year program. Dr. John Raymond is the president and CEO.…

posted 2014-09-26 05:03 by WHBY

Enterovirus 68 confirmed in state

A child in Door County is the state's first confirmed case of a virus that's spreading around the country, and putting some kids in hospitals. State epidemiologist Tom Haupt says they've suspected for weeks that there have been cases of…

posted 2014-09-26 05:02 by WHBY

Yes, it's a rare SATURDAY blog posting here from me. I'm up early on a Saturday in late November, and…
posted by Philcast 1 day ago
Friday, Dec. 12th PhilCast show. LIVE from the Outer Edge Stage in Appleton. 303 Oneida St. No reservations. No tickets…
posted by Philcast 2 days ago
Ahhhh, one week from favorite holiday of the year! But what's this? Wisconsin has turned up on a national…
posted by Philcast 3 days ago