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Maintenance part of Appleton referendum

Voters in the Appleton school district will decide a referendum next Tuesday. The first question seeks $25 million for maintenance projects and technology upgrades. Don Hieptas is the district's chief financial officer, and he says some of the money will…

posted 2014-02-14 05:05 by WHBY

Strong sturgeon season closes

The sturgeon spearing season came to a close yesterday on Lake Winnebago. DNR sturgeon expert Ryan Koenigs says they registered just over 1,500 fish on the big lake, over six days. He says 95 of them were over 100 pounds,…

posted 2014-02-14 05:04 by WHBY

Menominee leader criticizes mascot law

The Menominee Indian tribe has a new leader, and she let lawmakers know that the state's tribes aren't happy with a new law on race-based school mascots. Chair Laurie Boivin gave the annual State of the Tribes speech at the…

posted 2014-02-14 05:03 by WHBY

LU gets $2.1 mil federal grant

A large federal grant is expected to help Lawrence University retain students, and boost graduation rates. Music professor Steven Jordheim will be the director of the five-year, $2.1 million initiative. He says they're going to start a summer bridge program,…

posted 2014-02-14 05:02 by WHBY

Road crews hope to work around T-Rats

A road construction project next to Fox Cities Stadium could impact traffic for some Timber Rattlers game this summer, but Grand Chute officials say they'll try to minimize delays. Public works director Tom Marquardt says crews will be resurfacing Casaloma…

posted 2014-02-14 05:01 by WHBY


Badgers Prevail in Border Battle

The 21st ranked Wisconsin Badgers defeated Minnesota 78-70 Thursday night at the Kohl Center. Wisconsin shot 49% from the field and were 30-36 from the free throw line. Four Badgers scored in double digits, Ben Brust lead the way with…

posted 2014-02-13 22:32:43 by WHBY

Hanna hopes Comcast will keep TWC centers

More than 800 people work for Time Warner Cable in Appleton, and the city's mayor is keeping an eye on a proposed $45 billion sale to Comcast. Mayor Tim Hanna says Time Warner has large call and service centers in…

posted 2014-02-13 13:05 by WHBY

State trailing in signup for health care

Wisconsin continues to lag behind in the number of people signing up for health insurance, through the federal exchanges. Robert Kraig of Citizen Action of Wisconsin says they need more young people to buy a policy. He says the state…

posted 2014-02-13 13:04 by WHBY

Dems want to repeal gay marriage ban

A group of Democratic lawmakers introduced a constitutional amendment this morning to repeal the state's ban on gay marriage. Fair Wisconsin executive director Katie Belanger knows the proposal probably won't get through the Republican-controlled Legislature this year. But she says…

posted 2014-02-13 13:03 by WHBY

Appleton not ready for order to run water

Some communities around northeast Wisconsin are telling people to continually run their water to avoid frozen water mains, but Appleton isn't ready to take that step yet. Public works director Paula Vandehey says they're assessing the situation on a daily…

posted 2014-02-13 13:02 by WHBY

Neenah students learn about kindness

Neenah high school students are learning about the impact that kindness, and acceptance, can have on others. The school brought in a national presenter today from the Rachel's Challenge program. Jonathan Oliver spoke to students about the legacy of Rachel…

posted 2014-02-13 13:01 by WHBY

New nursing home planned for King

The state department of veterans affairs wants to build a new 200-bed facility at the veterans home in King. Kathy Marschman is the assistant deputy secretary of the agency. She says they plan to move people from Stordock Hall, to…

posted 2014-02-13 05:05 by WHBY

I don't know what Jesus actually looks like, but I imagine him to look just like Robert Powell did in…
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CLICK HERE to watch the video. It says it all. I'll be talking about the story of a homeless man,…
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