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2015-12-03

LU raises $27 mil to top matching grant

Less than 15 months after announcing an unprecedented $25 million matching grant for student scholarships, Lawrence University already raised nearly $27 million. School President Mark Burstein says the support has been tremendous. Some university leaders thought it might take five years…

posted 2015-12-03 13:05 by WHBY

Wis. hospitals have $26 billion annual impact

A report from the UW-Extension shows Wisconsin hospitals have an annual economic impact of about $26 billion. Brian Potter is a senior vice president at the Wisconsin Hospital Association. He says a lot of people don't realize how much money…

posted 2015-12-03 13:04 by WHBY

Riverview Gardens trying to attract employers

Riverview Gardens hosted officials from 30 local businesses this morning, to show them how participants in the non-profit's job training program can help their company. Kelly Nutty helps run that program. She says they relied heavily on testimonials from the…

posted 2015-12-03 13:03 by WHBY

City blocks buses from using flashing red lights

School bus drivers in Appleton won't be using flashing red lights at bus stops in the city. After the police department raised safety concerns, the city council voted 10-4 to defeat a proposal to allow drivers to turn on those…

posted 2015-12-03 13:02 by WHBY

L.C. finalizes 2016 budget

Work on the 2016 budget is done in Little Chute. The village board unanimously approved the plan last night. The tax levy will climb by 3.4 percent, to a little more than $4.5 million. Village administrator James Fenlon says they had…

posted 2015-12-03 13:01 by WHBY

Local govt's practice for active shooters

Local emergency management officials say they prepare for mass shootings like the one in southern California yesterday. Gunmen opened fire in a health services building. Justin Steinbrink of the Brown County emergency management department says they regularly hold active shooter…

posted 2015-12-03 05:05 by WHBY

1 died during blastomycosis outbreak

The state is confirming that someone died from the blastomycosis outbreak on the Little Wolf River. State health department officials say there was a death from the fungal disease that might have affected nearly 90 people. They're not releasing any…

posted 2015-12-03 05:04 by WHBY

New North leader talks growth potential

The best chance for the region's economy to grow is through the businesses that are already here. That's the feeling of New North executive director Jerry Murphy. The group focuses on 18 counties in northeast Wisconsin, and business leaders came…

posted 2015-12-03 05:03 by WHBY

Walker admits state can't block Syrian refugees

Governor Walker says he's still concerned about the process that's being used to vet refugees entering the U.S. He joined a number of Republicans in recent weeks, calling on the federal government to keep Syrian refugees in Wisconsin. Walker says…

posted 2015-12-03 05:02 by WHBY

U.S. sets new record for breweries

The U.S. set a record for the number of active breweries this year, and the leader of a Wisconsin brewing organization says it's not really a surprise. The Brewers Association says there are now 4,144 in the country, and that…

posted 2015-12-03 05:01 by WHBY

2015-12-02

Walker talks jobs, economy at summit

Governor Walker talked about jobs, and how to fill the positions employers are looking for at the annual New North Summit in Oshkosh this morning. Walker says the unemployment rate is down statewide, and it's even lower in the 18…

posted 2015-12-02 13:05 by WHBY

Meijer, G.C. finalize project plans

The plans for a retailer to build its first store in northeast Wisconsin are now in place. Meijer is going to open in Grand Chute, along I-41, off of Richmond Street. The town board approved a development agreement last night.…

posted 2015-12-02 13:04 by WHBY

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