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2015-11-18

Cancer center celebrates opening

A new center to treat cancer patients is up-and-running, on the northeast side of Appleton. Fox Valley Hematology and Oncology opened about six weeks ago. Dr. Jack Swanson took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday afternoon. He says they…

posted 2015-11-18 05:01 by WHBY

2015-11-17

Literacy program boasts gains

A literacy program in Green Bay is trying to raise money, to stay in operation. Two years ago, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, the YWCA, and Literacy Green Bay joined forces to create the Children First family literacy program. Literacy Green…

posted 2015-11-17 15:05 by WHBY

DOT studying Hwy. 47 north of Appleton

People will get a chance to weigh in tonight, with their thoughts on the future of Highway 47, north of Appleton. The DOT is planning to do a corridor preservation study, on the stretch from Highway JJ to Highway 54…

posted 2015-11-17 15:04 by WHBY

Neenah makes bicycle friendly list

A national group is taking notice of what Neenah leaders are doing, to make accommodations for bicyclists. The League of American Bicyclists gave the city an honorable mention, on its list of bicycle friendly communities. It's the first time that…

posted 2015-11-17 15:03 by WHBY

Some in Calumet Co. getting recycling carts

A number of communities in Calumet County are upgrading their recycling system with automated pickup carts. The Eastshore Recycling Commission is making the switch, and the carts are starting to arrive at homes this week. The 13 communities include Chilton,…

posted 2015-11-17 15:02 by WHBY

Monarch butterfly population sliding

The owner of a local butterfly business is on board with federal efforts to boost the population of monarchs. Over the last two decades, the population has dropped from more than one billion, to 34 million. Jack Voight of Butterfly…

posted 2015-11-17 15:01 by WHBY

Walker wants state ban on Syrian refugees

Governor Walker says the state will not allow any Syrian refugees to settle here. He made the announcement yesterday afternoon, after Republican leaders in the Assembly signed a letter to the federal government. They're also asking that none of the…

posted 2015-11-17 05:05 by WHBY

Group: Fears of Syrian refugees unfounded

A group that helps refugees from around the world find new homes in the Fox Cities is reacting to fears that Islamic State members could infiltrate groups of Syrian refugees heading to the U.S. World Relief Fox Valley executive director…

posted 2015-11-17 05:04 by WHBY

Campaign finance, GAB bills head to Walker

Changes to the state's campaign finance laws, and the board that oversees ethics and elections, are in the hands of Governor Walker. The Assembly yesterday backed a number of changes that Senate Republicans made to the proposals last week. Speaker…

posted 2015-11-17 05:03 by WHBY

More communities take up room tax hike

Two Fox Cities communities took up the proposed 10 percent hotel room tax, and more will consider it tonight. Three percent of the tax would be used to pay for an expo center in downtown Appleton. The city of Menasha…

posted 2015-11-17 05:02 by WHBY

2nd Oshkosh escapee captured

Over a month after he walked away from a minimum security facility in Oshkosh, an inmate is back behind bars. Police say 21-year-old Leland Larock was arrested in Shawano County. He was at the Winnebago Correctional Center when he escaped,…

posted 2015-11-17 05:01 by WHBY

'The Grinch' opens at PAC tonight

A musical that's based on a book and a classic animated TV special will be in downtown Appleton this week. Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas opens tonight at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. Spokeswoman Trisha Witt says it's…

posted 2015-11-17 05:00 by WHBY

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