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2015-03-06

SOAR Fox Cities has new name, logo

A group that helps people with developmental disabilities, and their families, is going through the final stages of a re-branding process. ARC Fox Cities changed its name to SOAR last summer, and the non-profit unveiled its new logo last night.…

posted 2015-03-06 05:04 by WHBY

Tribes make annual address to lawmakers

The debate over the right-to-work bill was temporarily put on hold yesterday, so lawmakers could hear the annual State of the Tribes address. Mole Lake Sokoagon Chair Chris McGeshik made the speech. He says life remains tough on many of…

posted 2015-03-06 05:03 by WHBY

'Jersey Boys' returning to PAC

An award-winning Broadway musical will be back in Appleton for the first time in four years. Jersey Boys is coming to the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center from May 5-10, for eight shows. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m.…

posted 2015-03-06 05:02 by WHBY

2015-03-05

Assembly debating right-to-work

The Assembly is taking up the right-to-work bill, and the debate is expected to stretch into tomorrow morning. The proposal would eliminate the requirement that workers join a union, in order to get certain jobs. Republican Speaker Robin Vos accused…

posted 2015-03-05 13:05 by WHBY

State budget hearing planned in Brillion

Lawmakers will hold one of the four statewide hearings on the proposed budget, in Brillion. The Legislature's Joint Finance Committee announced that the first public hearing will be at Brillion high school, on March 18. It will run from 10…

posted 2015-03-05 13:04 by WHBY

CVB leader reacts to expo center vote

The leader of a local tourism group says she was pleasantly surprised by the margin of last night's vote on the proposed expo center. The Appleton city council approved a land deal with Outagamie County, 10-to-4. The city would buy…

posted 2015-03-05 13:03 by WHBY

Foundation donates $2 mil to cancer center

One of ThedaCare's foundations is donating $2 million toward the health care provider's new regional cancer center in Appleton. The Theda Clark Medical Center Foundation announced the gift this morning. ThedaCare's Family of Foundations is trying to raise $7 million…

posted 2015-03-05 13:02 by WHBY

More marijuana coming from other states

Some of the marijuana being sold on the streets of the Fox Cities, likely came from states where the drug is now legal. Lt. Brad Dunlap is with the Lake Winnebago Area MEG Unit. He says a drug ring that…

posted 2015-03-05 13:01 by WHBY

Neenah upgrades city website

The city of Neenah launched a redesigned website this week. Mayor Dean Kaufert says there are a number of upgrades, including more social media connections. He says it's also easier to search for information, and less intimidating to people, they…

posted 2015-03-05 13:00 by WHBY

LU announces graduation honorees

Lawrence University plans to honor two civil rights activists during this spring's graduation ceremony. The school will issue honorary degrees to Appleton native James Zwerg, and Congressman John Lewis from Georgia, on June 14. Zwerg was one of the Freedom…

posted 2015-03-05 12:59 by WHBY

New life for expo center project

Plans for an expo center in downtown Appleton are back on. The city council agreed to buy the land for the proposed site on a 10-4 vote last night. The city would pay Outagamie County just over $2 million for…

posted 2015-03-05 05:05 by WHBY

Hanna weighs in on expo center vote

Appleton's mayor says there's a lot of work to do on the proposed expo center, but they're "in the game." Mayor Tim Hanna is reacting to last night's vote. He says they can't do the project without support from neighboring…

posted 2015-03-05 05:04 by WHBY

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