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Former Appleton alderman passes away

A former Appleton city council member died earlier this week. Ray Kaufman spent 18 years as an alderman, over two stints, between 1972 and 1993. He was the council president in 1990. Kaufman represented an area north of Wisconsin Avenue,…

posted 2014-09-18 13:00 by WHBY

ARA might own expo center

A proposed expo center in downtown Appleton could be owned publicly, by an arm of the city of Appleton. The latest plans for the Fox Cities Exhibition Center would involve the Appleton Redevelopment Authority. A special board would oversee the…

posted 2014-09-18 05:05 by WHBY

Card wish comes true for Greenville boy

Several mail trucks arrived outside of a Greenville apartment yesterday with letters and packages for a four-year-old boy. Beckett Roerdink has a rare form of cancer, and his wish to get a lot of birthday cards went viral. His mother,…

posted 2014-09-18 05:04 by WHBY

Walker reacts to latest poll

Governor Walker believes that conservative-leaning voters are paying more attention to the November election. That's one of the things he's taking from the latest Marquette poll. Walker says they're catching on that it has been a close race. He says…

posted 2014-09-18 05:03 by WHBY

LU trying to reduce operating costs

A record gift to Lawrence University will provide scholarships to future students but a campus-wide initiative could help all students save money. President Mark Burstein says they're trying to reduce their operating costs by $3.5 million, or five percent. He…

posted 2014-09-18 05:02 by WHBY

Appleton changing operations at Reid

The city of Appleton is making a change in the management at Reid Golf Course. The city council voted 10-3 last night to end its partnership with longtime operator Stacey Gassner. Under Gassner's contract, he kept the revenues from carts,…

posted 2014-09-18 05:01 by WHBY


LU gets record $25 mil gift

A $25 million donation to Lawrence University will provide scholarships to future students. President Mark Burstein says 45 to 50 students will get some financial help every year, based on their needs. He says it's the largest gift in university…

posted 2014-09-17 13:05 by WHBY

Race for governor remains dead heat

A Marquette University law school poll shows the race for governor remains a statistical dead heat. The poll released this afternoon showed some slight shifts from previous ones. Governor Walker and challenger Mary Burke were tied at 46 percent among…

posted 2014-09-17 13:04 by WHBY

Recycling worker killed in accident

A worker for a company that collects recycling died this morning, in an accident in Freedom. Capt. Mike Jobe of the Outagamie County sheriff's department says someone noticed the worker was pinned in an automated collection truck. He says it…

posted 2014-09-17 13:03 by WHBY

Voter ID opponents petition full appeals court

Two groups want a full federal appeals court to take another look at last week's decision on the state's voter ID law. A three-judge panel reinstated the photo ID requirement, in time for the November election. The ACLU and the…

posted 2014-09-17 13:02 by WHBY

GAB defends ballot after GOP files lawsuit

The state Republican Party is filing a lawsuit against the Government Accountability Board claiming that changes to the design of ballots, favor Democrats. GAB director Kevin Kennedy says the model ballot that they provide to clerks isn't perfect, but it's…

posted 2014-09-17 13:00 by WHBY

Work starts on new G.C. fire station

Construction is underway on a new fire station in Grand Chute. The facility in the 3900 block of W. Spencer Street will replace Station No. 2. The current station is on W. Highview Drive, north of College Avenue. Division Chief…

posted 2014-09-17 12:59 by WHBY

Friday, Dec. 12th PhilCast show. LIVE from the Outer Edge Stage in Appleton. 303 Oneida St. No reservations. No tickets…
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Ahhhh, one week from favorite holiday of the year! But what's this? Wisconsin has turned up on a national…
posted by Philcast 1 day ago
All he wanted was some fast food at a drive-thru in Florida... Sure it was closing time. Sure he was…
posted by Philcast 2 days ago