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2014-05-09

Students to build own Habitat house

Students from seven local high schools are going to work together this summer to build a house for Habitat for Humanity. John Weyenberg is the executive director of the Greater Fox Cities Area chapter, and he says they wanted to…

posted 2014-05-09 13:05 by WHBY

Senor Tequila's has new owner

There's a new owner of the former Senor Tequila's and two connected restaurants in downtown Appleton. The bar and restaurants shut down nearly two years ago, when the city revoked the liquor license for a series of violations. Frank Schadt…

posted 2014-05-09 13:04 by WHBY

Refugees adapting to Fox Cities

The refugees from Myanmaar, Congo, and Iraq continue to arrive in the Fox Cities, and they all should be here, by August. Myriam Mwizerwa is the executive director of World Relief Fox Valley in Oshkosh. She says 75 to 100…

posted 2014-05-09 13:03 by WHBY

Suicide awareness group joins state coalition

A Kaukauna-based group is working with a statewide coalition to get rid of the stigma that's associated with mental illness. Barb Bigalke is the executive director of the Center for Suicide Awareness. She says the Wisconsin Initiative for Stigma Elimination,…

posted 2014-05-09 13:02 by WHBY

DPI leader hopeful for rural schools

The head of the state department of public instruction sees some hopeful signs, in separate reports that Republicans and Democrats released this week, on rural schools. Superintendent of schools Tony Evers says lawmakers from both sides of the aisle recognize…

posted 2014-05-09 13:01 by WHBY

Walmart submits new plans for G.B. store

The debate over a Walmart in downtown Green Bay will start heating up again. The retailer formally submitted its latest plans for the Supercenter, in the Broadway district, yesterday. Ald. Tom De Wane is the council president, and he likes…

posted 2014-05-09 05:05 by WHBY

G.B. leaders hope to host NFL Draft

Green Bay officals are looking into hosting the NFL Draft in the future, if the league decides to move the event around the country. The draft has been at Radio City Music Hall, in New York, for years. Brad Toll…

posted 2014-05-09 05:04 by WHBY

Appleton finally hits 70 degrees

Yesterday marked the first day in nearly seven months, that the temperature reached 70 degrees in Appleton. Meteorologist Scott Berschback is with the National Weather Service's Green Bay office. He says the last time it took until May 8th to…

posted 2014-05-09 05:03 by WHBY

Appleton reopens Memorial Park gardens

The Memorial Park gardens are open again, in Appleton. The city took them over, after the Gardens of the Fox Cities left the facility in January. Parks director Dean Gazza says crews are busy trying to get flowers and plants…

posted 2014-05-09 05:02 by WHBY

Poverty rate down in Fox Valley, state

The poverty rate in the Fox Valley is lower than the state average. UW-Madison researchers say the statewide rate of about 10 percent, in 2012, was the lowest since 2009. Professor Timothy Smeeding is the director of the Institute for…

posted 2014-05-09 05:00 by WHBY

2014-05-08

No Joke! Packers Select Ha Ha with 1st Round Pick

The Green Bay Packers addressed an immediate need in the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday night when they selected Alabama Safety Ha Ha Clinton Dix with the 21st pick in the 1st Round. Packers GM Ted Thompson…

posted 2014-05-08 23:21:40 by WHBY

Hanna pleased with PAC fundraising progress

Fundraising for an endowment for the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is nearing its goal and Appleton's mayor says that's great news. PAC officials started the public portion of the $25 million campaign in 2012, with $17 million dollars. Their…

posted 2014-05-08 13:05 by WHBY

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