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2014-02-18

Appleton school referendum passes

Appleton school district voters passed two referendum questions yesterday. Fifty-eight percent supported $25 million in maintenance projects and technology upgrades. Fifty-three percent wanted to let the district spend an additional $5 million a year on ongoing maintenance and technology needs.…

posted 2014-02-18 22:30 by WHBY

Reported 'kill list' at Hortonville high

Reports of a "kill list" surfaced at Hortonville high school yesterday, and officials believe they found the students who are responsible. District administrator Heidi Schmidt says they started investigating with police, after some students told staff members about the list.…

posted 2014-02-18 22:29 by WHBY

Bucks beat the Magic

Milwaukee get a victory over the Orlando Magic 104-100 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Tuesday night.  Caron Butler played big off the bench with 21 points including seven three-pointers to lead the Bucks.  Nate Wolters add 15 points…

posted 2014-02-18 21:48:48 by WHBY

Guard soldiers criticized for picture

A social media posting by a Wisconsin National Guard member is drawing outrage and threats. The solider posted a picture using the website Instagram, and it shows a group of Guard members posing around an empty casket at a training…

posted 2014-02-18 13:05 by WHBY

PAC's Stockton to retire, Van Laanen taking over

There's going to be a new leader of the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. President Susan Stockton is going to retire, at the end of the current season. The PAC's board of directors announced today that executive vice president Maria…

posted 2014-02-18 13:04 by WHBY

Long streak of below-freezing temps over

It's been about a month since the temperature topped the freezing mark in Appleton and Green Bay. Meteorologist Scott Berschbeck works for the National Weather Service in Green Bay. He says today snaps a 29-day streak in Appleton that dates…

posted 2014-02-18 13:03 by WHBY

Hwy. 41 ramps closing for Hwy. 47 overpass work

Orange construction barrels will be popping up at a busy Highway 41 interchange, next week. DOT project manager Matt Haefs says crews will be raising the Highway 47 overpass, to bring Highway 41 in line with Interstate standards. He says…

posted 2014-02-18 13:02 by WHBY

Work set for 2 Hwy. 41 overpasses near Oshkosh

Construction starts next month on two overpasses along Highway 41, between Neenah and Oshkosh. DOT project manager Tom Buchholz says they'll start tearing down the bridges for Highway GG and Y, during the week of March 3. He says they'll…

posted 2014-02-18 13:01 by WHBY

Farmers enjoying record milk prices

Farmers are getting record high prices for their milk this month, and a local dairy expert says several factors are involved. Zen Miller is the dairy and livestock agent at the UW-Extension's Outagamie County office. He says supply is down…

posted 2014-02-18 13:00 by WHBY

State may offer loans for propane bills

People dealing with high propane prices could get some relief from the state soon. A group of Republican lawmakers wants to create a loan program to help customers pay their bills. People who make under 200 percent of the average…

posted 2014-02-18 12:59 by WHBY

Ellis expects to get votes for tax cuts

Republicans in the Senate may be close to a deal on Governor Walker's proposal to cut property and income taxes by a half-billion dollars. Senate President Mike Ellis of Neenah says he expects they'll vote two weeks from today. There…

posted 2014-02-18 05:05 by WHBY

Low turnout predicted for today's primary

Only 10 percent of voters might head to the polls today in Appleton. That's the prediction of city clerk Char Peterson. It's the spring primary election for local government offices, and there isn't much on the ballot locally. The biggest…

posted 2014-02-18 05:04 by WHBY

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