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2014-10-24

'Make a Difference Day' set for tomorrow

The 24th annual Make a Difference Day is tomorrow. The executive director of the Volunteer Center of East Central Wisconsin says it's a day set aside each year, nationally, to encourage volunteerism. Julia Drobeck says the day begins at 9…

posted 2014-10-24 13:00 by WHBY

Candidates for Senate seat debate

Improving the state's economy, and creating jobs, were topics in a debate between the candidates for a state Senate seat. Democratic Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber of Appleton and former Republican Rep. Roger Roth of Appleton are on the ballot in…

posted 2014-10-24 05:05 by WHBY

Walmart shooting case to continue

A judge ruled that the woman accused of shooting a co-worker, at a Walmart in Neenah last year, is competent to stand trial. Forty-eight-year-old Justine Boyd was in Winnebago County court yesterday, and she waived her right to a preliminary…

posted 2014-10-24 05:04 by WHBY

Appleton a finalist for 'People's Choice' award

There's another accolade for Appleton. College Avenue is a finalist for the American Planning Association's "People's Choice" award, for the Greatest Place in America. There are 10 candidates, and some of the others are Chicago's Lincoln Square and the Sundance…

posted 2014-10-24 05:03 by WHBY

Steffen, Plaunt run in 4th Assembly district

There's a race for an open seat in the Assembly, in a district that covers some of the suburbs of Green Bay. Republican David Steffen of Howard and Chris Plautz of Ashwaubenon will be on the November 4 ballot, in…

posted 2014-10-24 05:02 by WHBY

Refugees share stories of settling in Appleton

An organization helped bring about 130 refugees to the Fox Valley over the last year, and some of them talked about their experiences last night. Mohammed Sabu Rustami took part in the latest "Walk a Mile in Their Shoes" diversity…

posted 2014-10-24 05:01 by WHBY

Expera moving into former Eagle mill

A local company is giving the Eagle mill renovation project in Kaukauna a major boost, by locating its headquarters in the historic building. Expera Specialty Solution's Thilmany mill is next door to the former mill, and CEO Russ Wanke says…

posted 2014-10-24 05:00 by WHBY

2014-10-23

6th Congressional candidates debate

Two candidates for Congress met in a debate this morning in Oshkosh. Democrat Mark Harris and Republican Glenn Grothman are looking to replace outgoing Republican Congressman Tom Petri of Fond du Lac, in the 6th district. Grothman is a state…

posted 2014-10-23 13:05 by WHBY

Appleton ranks high on another national list

Appleton is the ninth-best city in the country, to live, when you consider the average family income, and cost of living. That's the finding of a national economist, in an article from Vox.com. Appleton Mayor Tim Hanna says it's a…

posted 2014-10-23 13:04 by WHBY

G.B. medical school could have 3-yr grads

The new Medical College of Wisconsin campus in Green Bay is going to help students graduate in three years, instead of the traditional four. Dr. Matthew Hunsacker is the dean, and he says they're going to be one of the…

posted 2014-10-23 13:03 by WHBY

Combined Locks administrator leaving

Combined Locks is looking for a new administrator. Sean Hutchison is taking a city manager position in Texas, after working in Combined Locks for seven years. Village President John Neumeier says the news wasn't a surprise, because Hutchison had been…

posted 2014-10-23 13:02 by WHBY

Ripon might combine middle, high schools

There's a referendum in the Ripon school district to combine the middle and high schools, in the same building. The $29.1 million project would include a large addition to the high school and some renovations. Sup. Mary Whitrock says they…

posted 2014-10-23 13:01 by WHBY

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