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2014-10-20

Appleton, Lawrence names linked to Boston

Members of two wealthy families from Boston are the namesakes of the city of Appleton, and Lawrence University. Historian Mike Rosenberg presented the history behind the founding of the community, at the Appleton Public Library recently. He says Amos Adams…

posted 2014-10-20 05:03 by WHBY

Wholesale butter, cheese prices drop

Butter and cheese prices plunged last week on the wholesale market, but don't expect to pay less at the grocery store anytime soon. The wholesale prices had been at record highs for several weeks. Brandon Scholz of the Wisconsin Grocers…

posted 2014-10-20 05:02 by WHBY

2014-10-17

Candidates prepare for second debate

The final debate between the candidates for governor is coming up tonight. Governor Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke met for their first debate last Friday. Walker says he hopes this debate focuses on more economic issues. He says yesterday's…

posted 2014-10-17 13:05 by WHBY

Walker: Burke would bring back bargaining

Governor Walker told city officials this morning that he thinks his Democratic challenger, Mary Burke, would restore collective bargaining rights to public union workers, if she's elected. Walker and the Republican-controlled Legislature stripped most of those rights in the collective…

posted 2014-10-17 13:04 by WHBY

Appleton Airport project progressing

Work is progressing on a ramp expansion project at the Appleton Airport. Crews started expanding the south aviation ramp last month and airport director Abe Weber says they should be done, next month. He says the extra space will help…

posted 2014-10-17 13:03 by WHBY

Report focuses on LGBT domestic abuse

An advocate for the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender community in the Fox Valley says more needs to be done across the country to help victims of domestic violence. A national report showed 76 percent of the victims in domestic…

posted 2014-10-17 13:02 by WHBY

Wolf hunting zone in NE Wis. closing

It only took wolf hunters and trappers two days to trigger the closing of a hunting zone in far northeast Wisconsin. The season opened on Wednesday, and 12 wolves have already been registered in zone two. The quota is 15,…

posted 2014-10-17 13:01 by WHBY

Neenah farmers market moving indoors

Tomorrow will be the last farmers market of the year in Neenah's Shattuck Park, but it will move indoors, for a month, starting next Saturday. Future Neenah events coordinator Pamela Barnes says they extended the market this year, because last…

posted 2014-10-17 13:00 by WHBY

Buchanan holding referendum on road work

Town of Buchanan leaders hope to catch up on road maintenance projects, through a referendum. Voters will decide on November 4, if they want to exceed the state-imposed spending limits by $350,000 a year. Town administrator Joel Gregozeski says there…

posted 2014-10-17 12:59 by WHBY

'Bras Across the Fox' raising money for research

Bridges in Appleton, Oshkosh, and Green Bay have bras stretching across them, for a fundraiser for breast cancer research. Two radio stations, 95.9 KISS FM and KZ Radio, organized "Bras Across the Fox" to also raise awareness. Mary Love of…

posted 2014-10-17 12:58 by WHBY

Aldermen want library referendum

There's a push by two Appleton aldermen to hold a referendum on the proposed downtown library. Alds. Jeff Jirschele and Curt Konetzke are asking the city council to put a question on the ballot next April. The city is currently…

posted 2014-10-17 05:05 by WHBY

Ribble wants Ebola travel ban, Congress to act

A northeast Wisconsin congressman is calling for stronger action to deal with the Ebola outbreak. Congressman Reid Ribble sent House Speaker John Boehner a letter yesterday, calling for an emergency session to address the problem. The Sherwood Republican wants to…

posted 2014-10-17 05:04 by WHBY

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