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GAB defends ballot after GOP files lawsuit

The state Republican Party is filing a lawsuit against the Government Accountability Board claiming that changes to the design of ballots, favor Democrats. GAB director Kevin Kennedy says the model ballot that they provide to clerks isn't perfect, but it's…

posted 2014-09-17 13:00 by WHBY

Work starts on new G.C. fire station

Construction is underway on a new fire station in Grand Chute. The facility in the 3900 block of W. Spencer Street will replace Station No. 2. The current station is on W. Highview Drive, north of College Avenue. Division Chief…

posted 2014-09-17 12:59 by WHBY

Buchanan roundabout projects progressing

It won't be long now, before a pair of roundabouts will be built at busy spots, in the town of Buchanan. The roundabouts are going in at Highway CE and Eisenhower Drive, and Eisenhower and Van Roy Road. Town administrator…

posted 2014-09-17 12:59 by WHBY

Library donations could reach $7 mil

The private contribution to a new Appleton Public Library could be $7 million. A consultant studied the potential for community donations for the proposed $40 million project. Karen Rose of Library Solutions says they talked with nearly 30 potential donors.…

posted 2014-09-17 05:05 by WHBY

Concept plans for library endorsed

A panel is on board with the concept plans for the proposed Appleton Public Library. Members of the library board unanimously approved them last night. Library director Colleen Rortvedt says after talking with about 800 people over the last month,…

posted 2014-09-17 05:04 by WHBY

Bellin-ThedaCare pilot tops in nation

A pilot program from two local health care providers could serve as a national model for how hospitals treat Medicare and Medicaid patients. Nearly three years ago, ThedaCare and Belin Health formed Bellin-ThedaCare Healthcare Partners. They're participating in a competition,…

posted 2014-09-17 05:03 by WHBY

Voter ID will create more work for clerks

The state's Government Accountability Board says local clerks have more on their plate, leading up to the November 4 election. Director Kevin Kennedy says nearly 12,000 absentee ballots were already sent to voters, before a federal appeals court reinstated the…

posted 2014-09-17 05:02 by WHBY

FVTC opens Student Success Center

Fox Valley Technical College has a new area where students can study. Officials gathered yesterday on the Grand Chute campus to dedicate the Student Success Center. Patti Jorgensen is a vice president at the school. She says hopefully the two-story…

posted 2014-09-17 05:01 by WHBY


Hospitals prepared for relatively rare virus

Hospitals in the Fox Valley are preparing for a virus that's sent hundreds of kids to the hospital, across the country. Doctors found 9 suspected cases of enterovirus-68, in the Madison area. It impacts the respiratory and digestive systems, and…

posted 2014-09-16 13:05 by WHBY

Schools, districts get report cards

Administrators and teachers across the state are looking at their school report cards today. The department of public instruction released them for every school, and every district. The Appleton school district's score was 72.9, and that's on the high end…

posted 2014-09-16 13:04 by WHBY

Rodgers films commercial in downtown Appleton

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was in downtown Appleton this morning to film a TV commercial. Crews closed one block of Division Street, along the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, north of College Avenue. Rodgers was filming next to…

posted 2014-09-16 13:03 by WHBY

Explosives found at recycling center

The bomb squad went to the Tri-County Recycling Facility yesterday afternoon to deal with a package of explosives. Police officer Ed Slinde of Fox Valley Metro says the package was about the size of a candy bar, and it had…

posted 2014-09-16 13:02 by WHBY

Happy Turkey Day Weekend!
posted by Philcast 1 day ago
So there it is.... The Christmas tree the city put up in Reading, PA that residents think is so ugly…
posted by Philcast 2 days ago
Yes, it's a rare SATURDAY blog posting here from me. I'm up early on a Saturday in late November, and…
posted by Philcast 4 days ago