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2015-02-13

Appleton schools watch measels cases

Appleton school administrators have been keeping a close eye on the spread of the measles, and they've been reaching out to parents. There are now two suspected cases in central Wisconsin. Asst. superintendent Val Dreier says they know which students…

posted 2015-02-13 15:05 by WHBY

Sturgeon spearing provides economic boost

Businesses around Lake Winnebago, and the upriver lakes, are hoping to cash in during this year's sturgeon spearing season. The 16-day season opens tomorrow morning. DNR sturgeon expert Ryan Koenigs says it typically only runs for nine days, because spearers…

posted 2015-02-13 15:04 by WHBY

Menominee members marching to Madison

A group of about a dozen members of the Menominee tribe started a march to Madison today, from Keshena. They're hoping to change Governor Walker's mind about the tribe's proposed $800 million casino and hotel in Kenosha. A couple hundred…

posted 2015-02-13 15:03 by WHBY

Health insurance signup deadline looms

The clock is ticking for people to get health insurance through the federal exchanges. The deadline is Sunday. If people don't sign up, they'll be fined around $400 through their income taxes, next year. The federal health and human services…

posted 2015-02-13 15:02 by WHBY

Abuse advocate raises issues over '50 Shades'

The head of a local domestic abuse shelter says she's concerned about the fascination with 50 Shades of Grey. Harbor House executive director Beth Schnorr says the book and movie glorify sexual violence. She says sometimes situations can seem consensual,…

posted 2015-02-13 15:01 by WHBY

Local Kiwanis help ISIS victim's family

A local chapter of the Kiwanis Club is helping the family of the relief worker killed while she was being held hostage by Islamic State terrorists. The death of Kayla Mueller was confirmed earlier this week. She was involved with…

posted 2015-02-13 15:00 by WHBY

Winter Parade of Homes gets underway

The Valley Home Builders Association is holding its winter Parade of Homes over the next two weekends. Executive vice president Christine Shaefer says it starts tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. She says people will be able to see the latest…

posted 2015-02-13 14:59 by WHBY

Sturgeon spearers prepare for opener

You'll hear plenty of chainsaws on Lake Winnebago today, as sturgeon spearers cut their holes in the ice for tomorrow's opening day of the spearing season. DNR sturgeon biologist Ryan Koenigs says water quality is pretty good over most of…

posted 2015-02-13 05:05 by WHBY

Group to focus on inclusiveness in area

A group will be making presentations across the Fox Cities next week to fight bullying, and promote an inclusive atmosphere. The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles will be here from Monday through Saturday, as part of the "It Gets…

posted 2015-02-13 05:04 by WHBY

Walker responds to teacher's criticism

Governor Walker says criticism over his story about a teacher of the year being laid off is an attempt to distract people the positive impact of his collective bargaining law. Walker has mentioned Megan Sampson, a winner of an outstanding…

posted 2015-02-13 05:03 by WHBY

Big Brothers Big Sisters gets new office

A non-profit that pairs mentors with children is settling into a new location on Appleton's northeast side. Big Brothers Big Sisters moved its office to the 3300 block of N. Ballard Road. Executive director Greg Woller says it will give…

posted 2015-02-13 05:02 by WHBY

R3new joins DNR's Green Tier program

A local electronics recycling company is joining a program that honors businesses that go above and beyond the state's environmental regulations. The DNR added R3new, in the town of Menasha, to the Green Tier program. R3new operations manager Ernie Valeski…

posted 2015-02-13 05:01 by WHBY

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