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Kaufert: Ellis will be missed in Madison

The Senate is losing a lot of knowledge about the state budget, with Republican Senator Mike Ellis not running for re-election. That's the feeling of outgoing Republican Rep. Dean Kaufert of Neenah. He says Ellis knew the budgeting process better…

posted 2014-04-14 05:04 by WHBY

State getting more online sales taxes

A report suggests the state's collection of online sales taxes is improving. Wisconsin lost an estimated $140 million in sales taxes in 2012 that were not collected from online purchases. Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance researcher Dale Knapp believes the loss may…

posted 2014-04-14 05:03 by WHBY

Students research fallen WWII soldier

Some students in a history class at UW-Madison researched the lives of some fallen World War II soldiers from Wisconsin, including one from Neenah. They're buried in a military cemetery in France, where volunteers called "godfathers" each tend to one…

posted 2014-04-14 05:02 by WHBY


Brewers Win Streak Now at 9!

Kyle Lohse pitched 8 and 2/3 innings to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to their 9th straight win on Sunday as the Brewers swept the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1. The Brewers are now 10-2 on the season and Lohse improves his record…

posted 2014-04-13 18:32:44 by WHBY


Bullpen Dominant as Crew wins Eighth Straight

Carlos Gomez lead off the game with a home run gave the Brewers an early lead.  Johnathon Lucroy's RBI single in the eighth proved to be the winning run as the Brewers beat the Pirates 3-2.  Starter Yovanni Gallardo gave…

posted 2014-04-12 21:16:21 by WHBY


Consultant picks Fox River site for library

A consultant is recommending that the city build a new Appleton Public Library, on the site of Trinity Church and Fox Banquets. The library board will consider the nearly $40 million proposal, next Tuesday. Engberg Anderson studied three potential locations,…

posted 2014-04-11 17:15 by WHBY

Petri decides not to run for re-election

A longtime congressman from Fond du Lac won't seek another term. Congressman Tom Petri is scheduled to announce on Monday afternoon that he will not run for re-election. Petri has represented the state's 6th congressional district for more than 30…

posted 2014-04-11 15:30 by WHBY

Potential GOP candidates surface

Several names are popping up as potential Republican candidates for the 19th Senate district. They include former Reps. Roger Roth of Grand Chute and Steve Wieckert of Appleton. Current Rep. Dave Murphy of Greenville says he'll make a decision, on…

posted 2014-04-11 14:46 by WHBY

Police: Man pointed gun at officers

Appleton police say a 22-year-old man pointed a gun at two officers, before he was shot. Chief Pete Helein read a prepared statement on the officer-involved shooting, at a press conference this afternoon. He says the Appleton man was hit…

posted 2014-04-11 14:45 by WHBY

Ellis will not run for re-election

Two days after a secretly recorded video surfaced, a Republican lawmaker from Neenah is deciding not to run for re-election. Sen. Mike Ellis was going to face Democratic Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber of Appleton this fall. He says the video…

posted 2014-04-11 13:05 by WHBY

Bernard Schaber reacts to Ellis' decision

The Democrat in the race Senator Mike Ellis' seat is reacting to today's developments. Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber says she's going to continue to focus on her campaign. She says she doesn't know what the Republicans are planning in their…

posted 2014-04-11 13:04 by WHBY

Prof weighs in on 'wide open' Senate race

A Lawrence University professor says the race for Sen. Mike Ellis' seat is now wide open. Professor Arnold Shober says depending on what the GOP does, it actually may have fallen in the lap of Democratic Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber.…

posted 2014-04-11 13:02 by WHBY

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