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Rain forces Mile of Music to scramble

Rain canceled or postponed some outdoors acts scheduled this afternoon at the Mile of Music festival in Appleton. Co-founder Dave Willems says 34 venues had outdoor music scheduled between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. He says some of the shows…

posted 2015-08-07 13:04 by WHBY

City crews keep downtown clean during Mile 3

Each night, after the Mile of Music crowds disperse, Appleton crews go to work cleaning up the College Avenue area. Public works director Paula Vandehey says they'll send a couple of employees out with leaf blowers, blowing trash from the…

posted 2015-08-07 13:03 by WHBY

None standout in 10-way debate

None of the candidates in last night's Republican debate did anything to really help, or hurt, their campaign. That's the feeling of St. Norbert College political science professor Charlie Jacobs. He says with a stage full of 10 candidates, it's…

posted 2015-08-07 13:02 by WHBY

Brown Co. United Way announcing goal

A local non-profit found a way to announce its annual fundraising goal in front of an audience of tens of thousands of people. Brown County United Way spokeswoman Taylor Boerboom says they're unveiling this year's campaign during the Packers Family…

posted 2015-08-07 13:01 by WHBY

Stephensville picnic dropping 'pig rassle'

An organizer of a Stephensville church picnic says they're doing away with a 44-year-old tradition this weekend. The round up at St. Patrick parish is dumping its pig rassle competition after animal rights groups protested the event last year. Glen…

posted 2015-08-07 13:00 by WHBY

Seymour celebrating Burger Fest

The hamburger turns 130 years old this year, and Seymour is celebrating the sandwich this weekend. Burger Fest organizer Bill Collar says Charlie Nagreen invented the hamburger at the Seymour Fair in 1885, and the city is proud of its…

posted 2015-08-07 12:59 by WHBY

Bars cashing in on Mile of Music

Live music and beer seem to go hand-in-hand in Wisconsin, and the bars in downtown Appleton will be busy all weekend. A lot of people were there last night for the opening night of Mile of Music, and General Beer…

posted 2015-08-07 05:05 by WHBY

Alderman showing accessibility issues downtown

An Appleton alderman is teaming with other city officials to look into how handicapped accessible the downtown is. Alderman Joe Martin organized wheelchair tour of the area yesterday. A group of city and business leaders wheeled through the downtown, crossing…

posted 2015-08-07 05:04 by WHBY

Appleton police make heroin arrest

The heroin problem in the Fox Cities is keeping police busy. Appleton Sgt. Dave Lund says officers arrested a man for dealing the drug Wednesday afternoon, while staking out a rental house in the 200 block of East Harris Street.…

posted 2015-08-07 05:03 by WHBY

State officials update emergency plans

The state's emergency management department and National Guard have an updated plan to respond to natural disasters, terror attacks, and other emergencies. Pat O'Connor of the emergency management department's response and recovery division says it lays out how officials on…

posted 2015-08-07 05:02 by WHBY

Ribble wants to help farmers fight runoff

Farmers could get some help in the fight to keep phosphorous from running off their fields, under a bill supported by a northeast Wisconsin lawmaker. Congressman Reid Ribble is pushing a plan that would make $30 million in grants available…

posted 2015-08-07 05:01 by WHBY


Brewers win again, 10-1 over Padres

The Brewers beat the Padres Thursday afternoon, 10-1, winning  three out of four games in the series.  Matt Garza (6-12) pitched a great game, going seven innings with only one run off of two hits (one homerun) and two walks…

posted 2015-08-06 16:05:54 by WHBY

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