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2014-01-28

St. Elizabeth fundraiser meets $6 mil goal

A fundraising drive for St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton is over. The hospital's foundation launched the $6 million campaign about three years ago to help cover the costs of the renovation and expansion project. Tonya Dedering of Affinity Health's foundations…

posted 2014-01-28 13:00 by WHBY

Poll shows larger Walker lead over Burke

A poll released yesterday by the Marquette University law school shows a close race for governor this fall, but the margin is wider than last October. In the earlier poll, Governor Walker led Democratic challenger Mary Burke, 47 to 45…

posted 2014-01-28 05:05 by WHBY

Weather could impact spring power cut-offs

This winter's frigid temperatures will lead to considerably higher heating bills, and a local utility is reminding people to work out a payment plan, if they start to fall behind. Wisconsin Public Service spokesman Kerry Spees says bills will likely…

posted 2014-01-28 05:04 by WHBY

District holds tech panel on referendum

There's a referendum on next month's ballot in the Appleton school district, and a panel talked about the possibilities for improved technology, last night. Some of the $25 million in the proposal would provide a laptop or tablet-type device for…

posted 2014-01-28 05:03 by WHBY

Appleton sets open enrollment parameters

Appleton schools will have a limited number of spots available, through the state's open enrollment program. Assistant superintendent Val Dreier says their special education programs are closed, and they don't have any room at four elementary schools. She says they…

posted 2014-01-28 05:02 by WHBY

2014-01-27

Clippers top the Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks lose big to the Los Angeles Clippers 114-86 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Monday night.  Ersan Ilyasova paced the Bucks with 16 points along with eight rebounds and Khris Middleton also added 14 points.  Milwaukee…

posted 2014-01-27 21:27:10 by WHBY

Appleton in Top 5 for sub-zero days

This winter is on pace to be among the coldest on record, in Appleton and Green Bay. National Weather Service Meteorologist Jeff Last says today is the 24th day when the low was below zero, in Appleton, and Green Bay…

posted 2014-01-27 13:05 by WHBY

Walker pledges help with propane shortage

Governor Walker says he's taking steps to help companies and families dealing with the propane shortage. The governor declared a state of emergency over the weekend, because of tight supplies and skyrocketing prices. He announced today that the state will…

posted 2014-01-27 13:04 by WHBY

WPS expecting record natural gas use

Customers of a western Wisconsin utility were asked to turn their thermostats to 60-degrees last weekend, to deal with a natural gas shortage caused by a pipeline problem. But a Green Bay-based utility isn't having any problems. Wisconsin Public Service…

posted 2014-01-27 13:03 by WHBY

Group starting suicide text line, aimed at teens

Outagamie and Calumet counties will be the first in the state to have a new suicide prevention program. A text line will be available by the end of next month, or early March. While anyone can use it, Barb Bigalke…

posted 2014-01-27 13:02 by WHBY

Library circulation numbers down slightly

The Appleton Public Library's circulation numbers declined slightly last year. At the same time, e-books and online audio books jumped in popularity. People checked out nearly 1.4 million items, and that's down five percent from 2012. E-book use was up…

posted 2014-01-27 13:01 by WHBY

State trooper's injuries not life-threatening

A state trooper's injuries from an accident late yesterday morning are not life-threatening. The State Patrol says 36-year-old Justin Hansen was pinned between the back of his squad car, and another car, while he was investigating a crash on Highway…

posted 2014-01-27 13:00 by WHBY

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