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2014-11-14

Appleton schools to hold open houses

Most of the referendum-related projects in Appleton schools are done, and people will get a chance to check out the improvements next week. The district is holding open houses next Wednesday. Superintendent Lee Allinger says they'll bring people into classrooms,…

posted 2014-11-14 13:01 by WHBY

Brown Co. exec vetoes part of budget

The Brown County executive is vetoing a portion of the budget that the county board passed. County Executive Troy Streckenbach says he cut nearly $74,000 for the jail meal services contract to freeze the tax levy. He feels the county…

posted 2014-11-14 13:00 by WHBY

Secura offers matching grant for homeless

Secura Insurance is holding a fundraising drive for an Appleton non-profit that helps the homeless. The company is offering to match up to $15,000 in donations to Homeless Connections. The former Emergency Shelter of the Fox Valley changed its name…

posted 2014-11-14 12:59 by WHBY

Allegiant expands holiday flights to Orlando

Allegiant Air is offering more flights to Orlando, from the Appleton Airport, for the holiday season. Right now, the airline flies from Appleton to Orlando on Monday and Friday mornings. Between December 19 and January 5, Allegiant will also offer…

posted 2014-11-14 12:58 by WHBY

Festival of Trees underway in Appleton

A series of events at the Fox Cities Building for the Arts will kick off the holiday season. The Festival of Trees starts today. Pamela Williams-Lime is the president of the Trout Museum of Art. She says local artists and…

posted 2014-11-14 12:57 by WHBY

Incorporation proposal may be on ballot

The town of Menasha might hold an advisory referendum next April, on whether to incorporate the western part of the town into a village. Town chair Dale Youngquist says they're asking the town's attorney to draw up a possible question,…

posted 2014-11-14 05:05 by WHBY

Neenah working on downtown parking study

Neenah officials are trying to come up with some solutions to parking problems in the downtown area. Mayor Dean Kaufert says several businesses have concerns about a perceived lack of parking spots, and the two-hour parking restrictions. He says about…

posted 2014-11-14 05:04 by WHBY

Kaukauna's budget would add detective

The proposed budget for Kaukauna is in the hands of the city council. Members are expected to vote on it next Tuesday. Mayor Gene Rosin says he wants to create the police department's first "detective" position. He says it's in…

posted 2014-11-14 05:03 by WHBY

Lambeau gate features large Lombardi Trophy

A 50-foot-tall replica of the Lombardi Trophy is the centerpiece of a new entrance to the Lambeau Field Atrium. Packers President Mark Murphy officially opened the American Family Insurance gate yesterday afternoon. He says the entrance gives fans direct access…

posted 2014-11-14 05:02 by WHBY

Tony Award-winner 'Once' coming to PAC

The touring production of a Tony Award-winning musical will make its first stop at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in January. Once is based on a 2007 independent film from Ireland. It focuses on an Irish musician who becomes…

posted 2014-11-14 05:01 by WHBY

2014-11-13

Oshkosh Corp. building plant in Mexico

The leader of the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce says he's not disappointed Oshkosh Corporation is building a $100 million manufacturing plant in Mexico. The company plans to have 1,000 workers at the facility. Chamber president John Casper says the company…

posted 2014-11-13 13:05 by WHBY

Hanna: Tough library choices loom

Five million dollars for a proposed Appleton library made it into next year's budget, and Mayor Tim Hanna says the hard choices are still to come. He's earmarking a total of $30 million, over the next three years, for the…

posted 2014-11-13 13:04 by WHBY

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