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2015-05-20

Appleton schools react to budget changes

An administrator for the Appleton school district says their budget will be in better shape, because of changes in the state budget. The Joint Finance Committee restored Governor Walker's proposed cut of $150 per student, in the first year of…

posted 2015-05-20 13:05 by WHBY

GOP changes Walker voucher expansion plan

A top Republican in the Assembly says changes to the private school voucher program would allow it to grow, while ensuring that public school districts don't take too much of a financial hit. Rep. Jim Steineke of Vandenbroek is the…

posted 2015-05-20 13:04 by WHBY

Budget would require citizenship test

High school students would have to pass the U.S. citizenship test, if they want to graduate, under a new provision in the budget. The Joint Finance Committee added that requirement, early this morning. Republican Rep. James Edming of Glen Flora…

posted 2015-05-20 13:03 by WHBY

Walker agrees to raise speed limit to 70 mph

Drivers in Wisconsin will likely see a 70 mile-an-hour speed limit on interstates, and some highways, in the coming months. Governor Walker signed a bill today to make the change. The law lets the DOT raise the limit on stretches…

posted 2015-05-20 13:02 by WHBY

Local governments watch PCB legal fight

While a federal judge reviews the costs of the PCB cleanup of the Fox River, and figures out how much individual paper companies have to pay, local governments are following the rulings. The cities of Appleton and Menasha are among…

posted 2015-05-20 13:01 by WHBY

Appleton library releases survey results

A survey of users of the Appleton Public Library found a slight decrease in the number of people checking out materials, and browsing items. It was the library's first survey in three years, and over 700 people responded. Spokeswoman Tina…

posted 2015-05-20 13:00 by WHBY

Agency offers tips for vetting charities

The state's consumer protection agency has some tips for vetting charitable groups, in the wake of a federal case against four organizations. Prosecutors accuse them of fraudulently collecting more than $187 million that donors thought would be used to help…

posted 2015-05-20 12:59 by WHBY

Paper Valley to be sold

There's a deal to sell a major hotel in downtown Appleton. Mayor Tim Hanna announced yesterday that Inner Circle Investments will buy the Radisson Paper Valley hotel, from an investment group. Hanna says the company's managing partner, Joe Gillespie, owns…

posted 2015-05-20 05:05 by WHBY

Chamber reacts to hotel deal

The head of the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce is reacting to the Paper Valley sale. Executive director Shannon Full says they need the hotel to be successful for economic development reasons. She says the hotel has significant economic impact…

posted 2015-05-20 05:04 by WHBY

Historical Chilton film debuts online

A silent film showing off Chilton in 1938 is now available online. The Calumet County Historical Society worked with the Kiwanis Club to post it, through the historical society's website. Society president Terry Friedrichs says the club brought filmmakers to…

posted 2015-05-20 05:02 by WHBY

2015-05-19

Brewers dominate Tigers, win 8-1

Milwaukee scored six runs in the third inning with the help of back to back to back homeruns from Braun, Lind, and Ramirez to beat Detroit 8-1.  Jimmy Nelson (2-4) was awarded with win after pitching eight innings giving up…

posted 2015-05-19 20:55:35 by WHBY

Fire damages building at salvage lot

Crews battled a fire in a building at a Howard salvage lot yesterday afternoon. They were called to Bay Auto Parts, near the intersection of Velp Avenue and Melody Drive, around 4:15 p.m. Matt Dirden says he was using a…

posted 2015-05-19 19:50 by WHBY

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