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Outdoor Farm Market kicking off

The downtown Saturday farm market, along College Avenue, in Appleton kicks off tomorrow. More than 100 vendors will be selling their produce and other products, from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The outdoor market runs every Saturday through the end…

posted 2015-06-19 13:01 by WHBY

Boomers retiring later

A large segment of baby boomers are turning 65 this year. Nino Amato is the president of the Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups. He says more of them plan to work longer, until they're 70 or 75. He says boomers…

posted 2015-06-19 13:00 by WHBY

Group recruiting women to trucking industry

Women only account for 12 to 15 percent of the workforce in the trucking industry, and a Wisconsin-based group is trying to change that. Ellen Voie founded Women in Trucking about eight years ago. She's working to show women that…

posted 2015-06-19 12:59 by WHBY

Next library site debate could take time

The director of the Appleton Public Library says it's too soon to start looking at other possible sites for a proposed library. Colleen Rortvedt says they first need to figure out why the site along a bluff, overlooking the Fox…

posted 2015-06-19 05:05 by WHBY

Cuts could delay several local road projects

Several local road projects could be delayed, if the Legislature approves deep cuts to Governor Walker's transportation budget. Walker wants to borrow $1.3 billion, but Republicans leaders in the Legislature are talking about cutting that amount by about $800 million.…

posted 2015-06-19 05:04 by WHBY

Suspect robs FNB Fox Valley branch

Police are investigating a bank robbery on Appleton's northside. Sgt. Dave Lund says the suspect rode a bicycle to the FNB Fox Valley branch, in the 800 block of W. Northland Avenue. The call came in around 2:30 p.m. yesterday.…

posted 2015-06-19 05:03 by WHBY

Appleton part of PBS Juneteenth documentary

Appleton's past struggles with racial inequality are profiled in a national PBS Juneteenth documentary. The city is featured in a five-minute segment, in the nearly half-hour program. It talks about city rules from the 1920s through the 1960s that banned…

posted 2015-06-19 05:02 by WHBY

Soccer tourney to provide economic boost

Over 200 soccer teams are converging on the Fox Cities area for a tournament, and that's going to have a big impact on the local economy. The U.S. Youth Soccer Region II championships start tomorrow, and run through next Wednesday.…

posted 2015-06-19 05:01 by WHBY


Study looked at 12 potential library sites

A consultant initially considered a dozen locations for a new library, before a site along a bluff rose to the top. After the city council voted 8-6 last night, not to buy the bluff site, it's anticipated that the Appleton…

posted 2015-06-18 13:05 by WHBY

Child pornography a growing problem

Child porn cases are keeping local law enforcement agencies busy, and yesterday was a good example of how big of a problem the crime is becoming. State justice department officials arrested 26-year-old Nicholas Wolfgram of Black Creek, on 10 preliminary…

posted 2015-06-18 13:04 by WHBY

Walker takes step toward presidential run

Governor Walker formed a new fundraising committee today, to test the waters for a presidential campaign. Lawrence University political science professor Arnold Shober says it's one more step on the governor's path, to officially entering the race for the Republican…

posted 2015-06-18 13:03 by WHBY

Special needs group seeks overnight child services

A special needs day care that opened earlier this year in Little Chute is looking to take care of children overnight. A Very Special Place already offers that service for adults. Executive director Lorraine Yarbrough says they need the village…

posted 2015-06-18 13:02 by WHBY

The Appleton West football team outscored Oshkosh West 37-30 in a dramatic win last Friday. I spoke with West head…
posted by Alex Solsma 7 hours ago
Today on the PhilCast I'll have a story that links our very own Lawrence University with the purple-haired Kelly Osbourne.…
posted by Philcast 8 hours ago
The Packers had their final open training camp practice on Tuesday. Notes from Tuesday's practice: Receiver Jared Abbrederis was back…
posted by Alex Solsma 9 hours ago