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Lawmakers differ on voucher expansion

Governor Walker says he wants to eliminate the cap on the private school voucher program, if he's elected to a second term, two local lawmakers are talking about the idea. Democratic Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber of Appleton says taxpayer money…

posted 2014-09-04 05:02 by WHBY

Hortonville showing off muni center

About 18 months after voters agreed to build a new municipal building in Hortonville, they'll get a chance to check out the finished product today and tomorrow. The village is holding a dedication ceremony this morning, and offering tours. Village…

posted 2014-09-04 05:01 by WHBY

New leads bring public plea in Wick murder

Authorities in Brown County say they have some new leads in a two-year-old murder case, and they're asking people to help solve it. A friend found 43-year-old Thomas Wick's body in the basement of Wick's home, in Howard, in February…

posted 2014-09-04 05:00 by WHBY


G.B. police seek arson suspect

Police have pictures from surveillance video of a Green Bay arson suspect. Investigators say the male was trying to get into locked vehicles in the 300 block of S. Chestnut Street, early last Saturday morning. They say he then started…

posted 2014-09-03 14:00 by WHBY

Local Goodwill stores not impacted by breach

Local Goodwill stores were not impacted by a data breach earlier this summer. In July, the non-profit announced that some customer credit card information was compromised, and it could impact stores across the country. Goodwill of North Central Wisconsin officials…

posted 2014-09-03 13:59 by WHBY

Pulaski schools addressing bus crash

Counselors were available at Pulaski high school today, after members of the volleyball team were involved in deadly accident. A 27-year-old Marathon man drove his car into the back of their bus, while they were heading home from a match…

posted 2014-09-03 13:05 by WHBY

Wheel tax debate back at city council

The fate of a proposed wheel tax in Appleton could be decided tonight. The city council is taking up the idea of charging $20 a year for each vehicle that weighs up to four tons. Ald. Joe Martin introduced the…

posted 2014-09-03 13:04 by WHBY

Little Chute preparing for final Kermis

A 33-year Little Chute tradition is coming to an end, later this month. Tammy Frassetto is an organizer for the Kermis festival. She says the event was created to celebrate the village's Dutch heritage. But she says it's no longer…

posted 2014-09-03 13:03 by WHBY

Financial aid available for Flex Option

Students in the UW-System's Flexible Option program will get the chance to apply for federal financial aid. Administrators created the degree program, giving adults an opportunity to earn credits, using their real-life experiences. System President Ray Cross says it's the…

posted 2014-09-03 13:02 by WHBY

Poll: Voters want disclousure for outside groups

The latest Marquette University Law School poll shows just over three-quarters of Wisconsin voters want third-party groups to list their donors. Jay Heck is the head of the government watchdog group Common Cause. He says most people already know special…

posted 2014-09-03 13:01 by WHBY

Brewers director of amateur scouting, Bruce Seid, passes away at 53

The Milwaukee Brewers announced Wednesday that director of amateur scouting, Bruce Seid, passed away unexpctedly at the age of 53.  Seid was visiting his family in Las Vegas. From the press release by the team Wednesday morning: “We are stunned…

posted 2014-09-03 08:35:08 by WHBY

Appleton easing into Chromebooks at high schools

Appleton high school students will have to wait a little while to get their Chromebooks. Voters approved a referendum, in February, to provide a computer for every student. District instructional technology director Dale Hanson says they'll take a couple of…

posted 2014-09-03 05:04 by WHBY

Yes, it's a rare SATURDAY blog posting here from me. I'm up early on a Saturday in late November, and…
posted by Philcast 1 day ago
Friday, Dec. 12th PhilCast show. LIVE from the Outer Edge Stage in Appleton. 303 Oneida St. No reservations. No tickets…
posted by Philcast 2 days ago
Ahhhh, one week from favorite holiday of the year! But what's this? Wisconsin has turned up on a national…
posted by Philcast 3 days ago