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2015-03-27

Bubolz holding maple syrup event

The Bubolz Nature Preserve is holding its annual Maple Syrup Saturday event tomorrow. Randy Tuma is the executive director, and he says they're starting at 9:30 a.m. with a pancake breakfast. He says people will be able to tour their…

posted 2015-03-27 12:59 by WHBY

Downtown Appleton has new brand

There's a new brand for downtown Appleton. Jennifer Stephany of Appleton Downtown Inc. helped unveil the "One Great Place!" slogan last night. She says it highlights the downtown as a destination. Stephany says a group of stakeholders worked on the…

posted 2015-03-27 05:05 by WHBY

GOP lawmaker reacts to SeniorCare plans

Seniors will be able to continue using the state's prescription drug program, as they do now, after Republicans stood up against a proposal from Governor Walker. The governor's budget would have required seniors to use Medicare Part D, before SeniorCare.…

posted 2015-03-27 05:04 by WHBY

Kimberly looking for growth along Hwy. CE

More development could be coming along a stretch of Highway CE, in Kimberly. Village administrator Adam Hammatt says they want to make some more infrastructure improvements, in the area west of the Railroad Street intersection. He says the village created…

posted 2015-03-27 05:03 by WHBY

KI Convention Center work progressing

The renovated and expanded KI Convention Center should be open by September, and officials got to see the progress yesterday. Brad Toll is the head of the Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau. He says the $24 million project…

posted 2015-03-27 05:02 by WHBY

Fund set up in memory of G.C. firefighter

A new fund at the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region is meant to keep the memory of a former Grand Chute firefighter alive. Twenty-nine-year-old Jesse Pickett was killed in a car accident in 2013. His family recently started…

posted 2015-03-27 05:01 by WHBY

2015-03-26

Funeral arrangements set for Casper

The funeral arrangements are in place for a state trooper. The service for 21-year-old Trooper Trevor Casper will be on Sunday, at 5 p.m., at Kiel high school. Visitation will be from noon until 4:45 p.m., at the school. Casper…

posted 2015-03-26 17:00 by WHBY

Hanna: Appleton a leader on body cameras

Appleton police want to get body cameras for every officer on the street, and Mayor Tim Hanna says that would make the city a leader in the state. The department has a tentative five-year deal with the company Taser, to…

posted 2015-03-26 13:05 by WHBY

Proposed SeniorCare change 'dead'

A leading Republican says there isn't enough support for Governor Walker's proposed changes to SeniorCare. The governor wants seniors to sign up for federal Medicare Part D benefits first. Rep. John Nygren is a co-chair of the Legislature's budget committee.…

posted 2015-03-26 13:04 by WHBY

Population up in 3 Fox Valley counties

Almost half of the counties in the state saw a decline in their population last year, but that wasn't the case for three of the four in the Fox Valley region. Outagamie County had a 1 percent increase, and that…

posted 2015-03-26 13:03 by WHBY

DNR considering northern Wis. walleye limits

The DNR wants to put permanent walleye bag limits in place, for some northern Wisconsin lakes. Each year, the agency gauges the impact of Native American spearfishing in the ceded territory, covering most of the northern third of the state.…

posted 2015-03-26 13:02 by WHBY

Group raising disability awareness

A group is in Appleton's Houdini Plaza today, to make sure people know that those with a developmental disability, have a lot to offer the community. SOAR program coordinator Mitch Cornils says they're holding a positive picket. He says participants…

posted 2015-03-26 13:01 by WHBY

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