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2014-07-15

Butter prices rising

The price of butter could climb, because inventory is down, and exports are up. Brandon Scholz is with the Wisconsin Grocers Association. He says right now people are paying between $4.10 and $4.25 for butter, on average. He thinks prices…

posted 2014-07-15 13:01 by WHBY

MLB All-Star game is tonight, Four Brewers on the roster (SPORTS)

The 85th Major League Baseball All-Star Game takes the field tonight in Minneapolis.  Sixty-eight of the game’s best will battle it out for the American and National Leagues with Home Field Advantage in the World Series going to the winning…

posted 2014-07-15 08:06:07 by WHBY

Man charged with attempted abduction

A 45-year-old Appleton man is facing a charge of attempted kidnapping, on accusations that he grabbed a bartender last Thursday night, on the city's westside. Court records say Dennis Mitchell was a "regular customer" at the Eager Beaver bar on…

posted 2014-07-15 05:05 by WHBY

Plea deal in Howard murder

A Brown County murder trial was cancelled yesterday, after the defendant reached a plea deal. A 44-year-old Howard woman was supposed to stand trial for the shooting death of her boyfriend. Tricia Phillips reached a deal with prosecutors, and a…

posted 2014-07-15 05:04 by WHBY

Kaukauna muni services project planned in 2015

Several years after first studying the idea, Kaukauna leaders could start work on an expanded municipal services building. The board of public works saw some updated plans last night. Department director John Sundelius says the first phase would be a…

posted 2014-07-15 05:03 by WHBY

Cowles reacts to tax credit revival

A state agency partially reinstated the historic preservation tax credit yesterday, and a lawmaker from Allouez is pleased by the cautious approach. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation put it on hold last month, after $35 million in credits were awarded,…

posted 2014-07-15 05:02 by WHBY

Private sports complex might compliment effort

Private owners plan to build indoor facilities for basketball and volleyball, southeast of Appleton. The Lake Park Sportzone would have three full-size hardwood courts for basketball, and six for volleyball. Investors plan to target local youth teams and tournaments. A…

posted 2014-07-15 05:01 by WHBY

Lock extra obstacle for Park to Park Paddle

Hundreds of paddlers will face a new obstacle on Saturday, when they participate in the annual Park to Park Paddle. They'll travel from Shattuck Park in Neenah to Appleton's Lutz Park, but they'll have to portage around the Menasha Lock,…

posted 2014-07-15 05:00 by WHBY

2014-07-14

West opening office in Ashwaubenon

A customer service company that's based in Nebraska, will open an office in Ashwaubenon late this month. The West Corporation already has about 1,100 in two Appleton offices. Divisional human resources director Katie Johnson says the Ashwaubenon facility will eventually…

posted 2014-07-14 13:05 by WHBY

WEDC partially lifts historic tax credit moratorium

The state will start handing out tax credits, to projects that involve certain historic buildings. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation put the program on hold three weeks ago, when the total number of approved credits topped $35 million. The state…

posted 2014-07-14 13:04 by WHBY

Rosin reacts to VFW's Kwik Trip concerns

Kaukauna's mayor says the city is taking the concerns about a proposed gas station development very seriously. The local VFW opposes the current plans for a Kwik Trip, next to Veterans Memorial Park and the Ring of Honor. Mayor Gene…

posted 2014-07-14 13:03 by WHBY

Local programs help smokers kick habit

Three cities in the southern part of the state will benefit from a $12 million grant to get doctors more directly involved, in helping people quit smoking. Doctors in Milwaukee, Madison, and Janesville will be able to automatically offer free…

posted 2014-07-14 13:02 by WHBY

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