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2014-08-08

Appleton's police chief retiring

Appleton's police chief is retiring. Pete Helein made the announcement this afternoon, saying his last day on the job will be September 5. He says a health condition prompted his decision. Appleton Mayor Tim Hanna says Helein is a great…

posted 2014-08-08 16:37:54 by WHBY

Authorities investigating G.B. high school fire

Green Bay fire officials say they know the early morning fire at Prebble High School started in the gym, but they're still trying to find what caused it.  Battalion Chief Rob Goplin says firefighters saw smoke coming from the gym…

posted 2014-08-08 13:05 by WHBY

Mile of Music bus a big draw

The Mile of Music festival is in its second day and the performances will be rolling along through the weekend. Valley Transit spokeswoman Nikki Voelzke says bands will be playing on a special bus, making its rounds in downtown Appleton,…

posted 2014-08-08 13:04 by WHBY

Bemis CEO optimistic for future

The new leader of the Bemis Company says he's optimistic for the company's future. The Bemis board of directors promoted 55-year-old Bill Austen yesterday, from the chief operating officer position, to the CEO. He says for the past four years,…

posted 2014-08-08 13:03 by WHBY

Saukville lawmaker running for Congress

A state representative from Saukville, is among the three Republican candidates in the race for the state's six congressional district seat. Representative Duey Stroebel also runs a real estate business. He says that experience would help him get spending under…

posted 2014-08-08 13:02 by WHBY

'Smokey Bear' turning 70

Smokey Bear turns 70 tomorrow, and most people recognize his "Only you can prevent wildfires." slogan.  An ad council survey says 97-percent of adults are able to recall that message without prompting. John Lubbers is the forest team leader for…

posted 2014-08-08 13:01 by WHBY

Stephensville 'Pig Rassle' this weekend

People will be chasing pigs, in mud, on Sunday, for the annual annual Pig Rassle in Stephensville. It's one of the events, during the Stephensville Round Up, at St. Patrick Parish. Glen Van Handel says they pack the stands that…

posted 2014-08-08 13:00 by WHBY

Mile of Music offers surprises

About 60 traditional venues are hosting concerts during the Mile of Music festival that started yesterday, and runs through Sunday, but some shows will be in more unique settings. Nathan Litt is an organizer for the downtown Appleton event. He…

posted 2014-08-08 05:05 by WHBY

Same-sex marriage supporters launch campaign

Same-sex marriage supporters kicked off a campaign yesterday to build support for marriage equality in Wisconsin. They held events across the state, and Fair Wisconsin president Katie Belanger was in Appleton. She says local groups will hold events from time…

posted 2014-08-08 05:04 by WHBY

Neenah-Menasha wants new fire truck

Neenah-Menasha Fire Rescue's chief is asking for a new ladder truck. Chief Al Auxier says the current truck broke down four times this year, and now they have the chance to buy a 2013 model and save $175,000. He says…

posted 2014-08-08 05:03 by WHBY

Gillespie running for Assembly seat

Five Republicans are running for the open Assembly seat in the 55th district and one of them is a former advocate for small businesses. Steven Gillespie says one of his priorities would be to do away with the Common Core…

posted 2014-08-08 05:02 by WHBY

Tall ship docked in downtown Green Bay

A weekend attraction sailed into downtown Green Bay, yesterday afternoon. "The Peacemaker" is docked at the City Deck through Sunday, and people can get onboard to tour the 140-foot tall ship. Jeff Mirkes of Downtown Green Bay Incorporated thinks it…

posted 2014-08-08 05:01 by WHBY

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