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2014-12-22

Downtown businesses seeing lots of shoppers

Shoppers are running out of time to pick up any last minute Christmas presents and downtown Appleton businesses say people are keeping them in mind this year. Jennifer Stephany of Appleton Downtown Incorporated says the holiday rush started on Small…

posted 2014-12-22 05:04 by WHBY

Wisconsin ranks high for volunteering

Wisconsin ranks high on a group's list of volunteering rates. Wendy Spencer is CEO of the Corporation for National Community Service. She says about a quarter of all Americans do some form of volunteer work, and Wisconsin ranked fifth in…

posted 2014-12-22 05:03 by WHBY

Combined Locks looking for new administrator

Combined Locks officials hope to have a new administrator in place by the end of February. Earlier this month, former administrator Sean Hutchison left, for a similar job in Texas. Combined Locks village president John Neumeier says the village board…

posted 2014-12-22 05:02 by WHBY

2014-12-19

Crews finish ricin cleanup

Crews finished their work decontaminating an Oshkosh house from a deadly poison this afternoon. They've been working on cleaning the house since Wednesday morning. Winnebago County public health director Doug Gieryn says they had to do some additional cleaning in…

posted 2014-12-19 13:05 by WHBY

Hwy. 47-55 reopens

Officials in Keshena say Highway 47-55 is open again. An ice jam caused flooding this week, and officials closed the road Tuesday. Ben Warrington is the emergency management coordinator for the Menominee Indian Tribe. He says they replaced sandbags with…

posted 2014-12-19 13:04 by WHBY

FVTC BizSquad finishes first semester

Business students at Fox Valley Technical College helped a couple of non-profits improve their marketing and fundraising operations through a new program. Associate information technology dean Doug Waterman says the BizSquad worked closely with ARC of the Fox Cities this…

posted 2014-12-19 13:03 by WHBY

Sunday delivery working well for USPS

Tomorrow is the last day for people to send first-class mail, and have it delivered by Christmas, and the U.S. Postal Service says adding Sunday delivery is helping to get everything delivered on time. Sean Hargadon is a spokesman for…

posted 2014-12-19 13:02 by WHBY

'Holiday Fun Fest' coming to downtown Appleton

People looking to get into the holiday spirit can go to Houdini Plaza tomorrow, to get a glimpse of Santa, and a couple of reindeer. Jennifer Stephany of Appleton Downtown Incorporated says they're holding a "Holiday Fun Fest" along College…

posted 2014-12-19 13:01 by WHBY

Light up the Fox starts tomorrow

A non-profit group that highlights the history of the Fox River is holding its second annual Light up the Fox event Saturday evening. The ceremony begins at 6 p.m. at the Atlas Coffee Mill and continues with a walking tour…

posted 2014-12-19 13:00 by WHBY

Ricin testing taking longer than planned

Hazmat crews from the National Guard and EPA are still in Oshkosh this morning, to make sure a house contaminated with Ricin, is safe to live in. Winnebago County public health officer Doug Gieryn says there are traces of the…

posted 2014-12-19 05:05 by WHBY

Report: Wisconsin tax burden rising

State taxes are down, but payments to the government rose in the Badger State this year. A report from the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance shows that taxes ate 31.1 percent of personal income this year, that's up from 30.4 percent last…

posted 2014-12-19 05:04 by WHBY

G.B. mayor running for fourth term

Green Bay's mayor wants another term in office. Mayor Jim Schmitt announced yesterday, that he's running for a fourth four-year term. Schmitt has served as the city's mayor for the past 12 years, and over that time he's worked to…

posted 2014-12-19 05:03 by WHBY

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