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2015-11-23

Analysts predict good shopping season in Wis.

The holiday shopping season will kick into high gear on Black Friday, and Wisconsin store owners are expecting to see a lot of black, this Christmas. Madison-based retail consultant Doug Johnson says stores in Wisconsin will likely do better than…

posted 2015-11-23 13:05 by WHBY

Hunters encouraged to donate venison

Deer hunters across the state are filling their freezers with fresh venison, and local pantries hope some of them will keep them in mind, if they have more meat than they care to keep. Craig Robbins of Paul's Pantry in…

posted 2015-11-23 13:04 by WHBY

AAA predicts busy holiday for travelers

Nearly 47 million Americans will be traveling during the Thanksgiving holiday, and nearly one million of them will be from Wisconsin. Nick Jarmusz is a spokesman with AAA Wisconsin. He says gas prices are averaging just over two dollars across…

posted 2015-11-23 13:03 by WHBY

Lobner pushing for school bus light rule

An Appleton alderman says a common practice by school bus drivers isn't allowed in the city right now. Kyle Lobner says state law bans bus drivers from using their flashing lights to stop traffic, unless local governments pass rules to…

posted 2015-11-23 13:02 by WHBY

CVB holding scarve and mitten drive

The Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau is teaming up with the state tourism department to provide hats, mittens and scarves for adults and children in need. The tourism agency started the "Big Bundle Up" five years ago, and have…

posted 2015-11-23 13:01 by WHBY

Former deer stations tryng to keep hunters coming

A former deer registration station is still seeing quite a few hunters come in, but not at the same levels as the past. The DNR moved from an in-person registration system to an online and phone based system this year.…

posted 2015-11-23 05:05 by WHBY

Appleton schools creating career based goal

The Appleton school district is creating a career based learning goal, to make sure students are prepared for life after graduation. Career based learning dean Rita Obrien says that future could include a four-year college, a two-year school, or entering…

posted 2015-11-23 05:04 by WHBY

AAA: Few cancelling European travel plans

Recent terrorist attacks in Paris, and other ISIS related raids, don't seem to be impacting U.S. travel to Europe. Nick Jarmusz of AAA Wisconsin says he hasn't heard about any mass cancellations yet, but many travel agencies are making accommodations…

posted 2015-11-23 05:03 by WHBY

Lawmaker reflects on urban schools study

A local lawmaker says the Green Bay school district is doing a lot of things that could help other urban schools across the state. Rep. John Macco is a member of the Assembly's urban school's task force, that wrapped up…

posted 2015-11-23 05:02 by WHBY

2015-11-20

DNR predicting good year for hunters

DNR officials are banking on a comeback year for deer hunters this year. The gun deer season opens at dawn tomorrow morning, and D-N-R big game manager Kevin Wallenfang says all signs point to a good luck for hunters. Wallenfang…

posted 2015-11-20 13:05 by WHBY

Johnson not concerned about poll numbers

A U.S. Senator from Wisconsin says he's not overly concerned about a poll showing that more than 36-percent of people in the state don't know enough about him, to have a positive or negative opinion of him. Republican Senator Ron…

posted 2015-11-20 13:04 by WHBY

Kimberly latest to approve room tax increase

The seventh of 10 communities in the Fox Cities room tax district approved raising the tax to 10 percent, last night. The money would pay for building an expo center in downtown Appleton and to improve local athletic facilities. Kimberly…

posted 2015-11-20 13:03 by WHBY

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