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2014-08-07

Mile of Music opens today

The four-day Mile of Music Festival kicked off at noon today, in downtown Appleton, and through the weekend, about 200 acts will perform 600 shows, in about 60 venues. Organizer Nathan Litt says more than 90 percent of the shows…

posted 2014-08-07 13:05 by WHBY

Appleton fire department preparing for new truck

Appleton's city council approved spending $920,000 last night, on a new 100-foot ladder truck for the fire department. The current ladder truck is damaged, and Fire Chief Len Vander Wyst recommended buying a new one. He says they'll work with…

posted 2014-08-07 13:04 by WHBY

Appleton changing sewer assessment policy

Homeowners in Appleton won't have to pay quite as much, when the city replaces the sewer main and laterals on their street. The city council approved a plan last night, that changes what Appleton charges for those kinds of assessments.…

posted 2014-08-07 13:03 by WHBY

Leibham running for congress

A 12-year state Senator wants to make the move to the federal government. Senator Joe Leibham of Sheboygan is facing fellow state Senator Glen Grothman of West Bend and Representative Duey Strobel of Saukville in a Republican primary next Tuesday,…

posted 2014-08-07 13:02 by WHBY

Ground broken on Appleton skate park

Construction is underway for Appleton's new skate park.  Officials held a ground breaking ceremony for the Telulah Park facility this morning.  The Friends of Appleton Skate Park started working toward building a new skate park about five years ago. Group…

posted 2014-08-07 13:01 by WHBY

Tornadoes caused widespread outages

Utility crews were scrambling last year at this time to restore power to tens of thousands of people in Outagamie County, after six tornadoes swept through the area. Brian Manthey of We Energies says nearly 70,000 customers were in the…

posted 2014-08-07 05:05 by WHBY

Talks over library site delayed

It will be at least two more weeks before Appleton leaders could open talks with the property owners for the proposed site of a new library. Ald. Jeff Jirschele delayed a decision on whether to negotiate with Fox Banquets and…

posted 2014-08-07 05:04 by WHBY

Appleton to create mural policy

The city of Appleton won't enforce its rule against murals, while staffers put together a possible policy for them. The city council agreed not to fine building owners, after a mural at Wilmar Chocolates raised some attention. The owners hired…

posted 2014-08-07 05:03 by WHBY

Travel writers coming to Mile of Music

A handful of travel writers from across the country are coming to Appleton this weekend for the Mile of Music festival. More than 200 singers and bands are in town for the second annual event in the downtown. Mary Hirvela…

posted 2014-08-07 05:02 by WHBY

Lehman in race for Assembly's 55th district

A member of Neenah's school board is in the running for a seat in the Assembly. John Lehman is one of five Republicans in the 55th district race, and the primary is next Tuesday. Lehman says he spent more than…

posted 2014-08-07 05:01 by WHBY

FVL makes list of best Christian high schools

A local school made a list of the 50 best Christian high schools in the country. The Best Schools.org included Fox Valley Lutheran in the ranking. The group says it considers schools that offer a well-rounded education, while keeping faith…

posted 2014-08-07 05:00 by WHBY

2014-08-06

6 tornadoes hit Outagamie Co. 1 year ago

A storm that spawned six tornadoes started sweeping through parts of Outagamie County, one year ago, tonight, and forecasters say it was a very unusual weather system. The tornadoes left paths of damage from New London through the Heart of…

posted 2014-08-06 13:05 by WHBY

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