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2014-10-21

September home sales flat

Home sales were pretty flat last month, compared to a year earlier. The Wisconsin Realtors Association is reporting that closings were down 0.2 percent in September. The median price climbed by about three percent, to almost $149,000. Industry economist David…

posted 2014-10-21 05:00 by WHBY

2014-10-20

Early voting off to a good start

In-person absentee voting starts today across the state. Appleton's clerk says people started coming in this morning, to cast a ballot. Clerk Dawn Collins says it's going very smoothly so far. She says there hasn't been any confusion, over the…

posted 2014-10-20 13:05 by WHBY

Menasha Packaging expanding

A Neenah-based company is looking to expand in the southeast part of the state. Menasha Packaging is investing about $5 million to expand production capacity at its Hartford plant. The move is expected to create more than 70 new jobs…

posted 2014-10-20 13:04 by WHBY

Alta Resources holding job fair

A Neenah company is holding a job fair tomorrow to fill about 300 openings. Alta Resources announced in August that it would hire more than 600 people. The fair runs from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., at the Holiday Inn…

posted 2014-10-20 13:03 by WHBY

PAC president gets vote for Tony Awards

The leader of the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton will now get a vote for the Tony Awards. President Maria Van Laanen went through an application process, and she's one of less than 900 voters. She says it's…

posted 2014-10-20 13:02 by WHBY

DOT focusing on teen driver safety

The state's DOT is reminding young drivers to minimize distractions behind the wheel. It's Teen Driver Safety Week. David Pabst is the director of the bureau of transportation safety. He says cell phones are the biggest distraction for teen drivers,…

posted 2014-10-20 13:01 by WHBY

Town of Holland voting on new town hall

There's a proposal to build a new town hall in the town of Holland, in Brown County, and voters will decide the fate of the project in a referendum. The question is on the November 4 ballot, and it asks…

posted 2014-10-20 13:00 by WHBY

Substance abuse coalition setting goals

A new community-based organization that's fighting drug abuse is holding a kickoff event this morning, in Appleton. The Fox Valley Substance Abuse Coalition is trying to attack the problem in several ways. Organizer Jesse Heffernan says they want to improve…

posted 2014-10-20 05:05 by WHBY

Candidates meet again in 5th Assembly

There's a rematch for an Assembly seat that represents parts of Outagamie and Brown counties. Republican Rep. Jim Steineke of Vandenbroek will meet Democrat Jeff McCabe of Kaukauna, in the 5th district, on November 4. Steineke is the assistant majority…

posted 2014-10-20 05:04 by WHBY

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

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