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Sen. Cowles doubts new hybrid fee will pass

A northeast Wisconsin senator says the state transportation secretary's plan to increase his budget by $750 million is going to be a tough sell. Secretary Mark Gottlieb says the agency needs to money to keep up with road maintenance and…

posted 2014-11-17 13:05 by WHBY

Home sales up significantly in October

October was a good month for home sales in Wisconsin. Home sales typically start to drop in October, as the winter approaches, but a report from the Wisconsin Realtors Association shows that they were up by 9.6 percent last month,…

posted 2014-11-17 13:04 by WHBY

Names released in Fond du Lac Co. crash

A rollover crash that killed two Fond du Lac teens may have happened more than 12 hours before the accident was discovered in a farm field, Sunday morning. Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Captain Rick Olig says Brandon Mans and…

posted 2014-11-17 13:03 by WHBY

Appleton could open skating rinks early

The cold weather could lead to early ice skating at Appleton parks. Dean Gazza of the city's parks department says recent cold temperatures are freezing the ground and they're looking at the long-range forecast to determine whether it makes sense…

posted 2014-11-17 13:02 by WHBY

Steineke promises to work with Dems

A Republican lawmaker from Vandenbroek will be the Assembly's majority leader next session and he's promising to work across the aisle. Rep. Jim Steineke says he'll have an open door policy with Democrats, so he can hear their ideas, and…

posted 2014-11-17 13:01 by WHBY

Group offers help with federal exchanges

The open enrollment period for the federal heath insurance exchanges started last Saturday, and there's help available, if people are looking for a policy. Trish Sarvela is the development director for the Partnership Community Health Center. She says it's a…

posted 2014-11-17 05:05 by WHBY

Appleton to update downtown plan

There will be an updated vision for downtown Appleton next year. The city will help pay for a new downtown plan. Mayor Tim Hanna says stakeholders will talk about what they want the central part of the city to look…

posted 2014-11-17 05:04 by WHBY

U.S. senators reflect on change in majority

The two U.S. senators from Wisconsin are going to be switching places, in the majority, next year. Republicans are taking over, and GOP Sen. Ron Johnson of Oshkosh says he's interested in finding common ground with Democrats, on a number…

posted 2014-11-17 05:03 by WHBY

UW-GB leader to focus on partnerships

Campus leaders at UW-Green Bay are coming up with a plan to help students and faculty create a stronger bond with the community. Chancellor Gary Miller says it focuses on creating new partnerships with non-profits and businesses. He says it…

posted 2014-11-17 05:02 by WHBY


FdL Co. crash claims lives of 2 19-yr-olds

Two 19-year-olds were killed in a rollover accident in Fond du Lac County, Sunday morning. Sheriff's deputies say a Fond du Lac man lost control of his car, on a curve, around 7:15 a.m. They say the car rolled over,…

posted 2014-11-16 16:00 by WHBY


Packers to debut self-serve beer stands

Lambeau Field will become the first NFL stadium to have self-serve beer stands. The Green Bay Packers announced that the new Draftserv machines will debut at Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Fans can pour their own beer, after they…

posted 2014-11-14 14:30 by WHBY

UW-GB installs new chancellor

UW-Green Bay's new chancellor started the job in August, but the university held his official installation ceremony, this afternoon. Chancellor Gary Miller came to the school, from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. He was also the chancellor there. Miller says…

posted 2014-11-14 14:29 by WHBY

So there it is.... The Christmas tree the city put up in Reading, PA that residents think is so ugly…
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Yes, it's a rare SATURDAY blog posting here from me. I'm up early on a Saturday in late November, and…
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Friday, Dec. 12th PhilCast show. LIVE from the Outer Edge Stage in Appleton. 303 Oneida St. No reservations. No tickets…
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