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GRACE, Notre Dame, SNC start partnership

There's a new collaboration between three Catholic education providers in the Green Bay area. St. Norbert College, the Green Bay Catholic Education System, and Notre Dame Academy announced some joint initiatives this morning. They include a CatholicLink system to connect…

posted 2015-06-08 13:01 by WHBY

Lanning looking to bring Dems back

There's a new top official for the state's Democratic Party, and she hopes to turn things around in the coming years. Republicans took control of the governor's office and majorities in the Legislature in recent elections. Martha Lanning of Plymouth…

posted 2015-06-08 13:00 by WHBY

State still tops in cheese production

Dairy farmers continue to have some bragging rights. Wisconsin lost its crown of "top milk producer" to California about 20 years ago. But state Ag Secretary Ben Brancel says the state is still No. 1 for cheese. He says 25…

posted 2015-06-08 12:59 by WHBY

Two major road projects starting

Construction is scheduled to start today on two major road projects in Appleton. Crews will re-pave Badger Avenue just west of downtown. Public works director Paula Vandehey says they have to shut down the entire street, between College and Wisconsin…

posted 2015-06-08 05:05 by WHBY

Credit cards with microchips will be the norm

The vast majority of credit cards in the U.S. will soon be much more secure. The major credit card companies are telling banks and credit unions to replace the traditional magnetic strip cards with cards that include a small microchip,…

posted 2015-06-08 05:04 by WHBY

Menasha B&G Club opening

Today is the first day that kids can go to a new Boys and Girls Club in Menasha. Club CEO Greg Lemke-Rochon says eventually, they expect to have up to 1,200 members there. He says on a given day, about…

posted 2015-06-08 05:03 by WHBY

Kaukauna 4-K wraparound program popular

The Kaukauna school district offers a half-day 4-K program, and starting in September, officials will start a new initiative to help parents. Superintendent Mark Duerwaechter says the 4-K wraparound program offers half-day day care, in addition to the 4-K instruction.…

posted 2015-06-08 05:02 by WHBY

Street Music Week back in Appleton

For the third straight year, musicians will gather in downtown Appleton this week to help the hungry. It's Street Music Week, and performers will set up along College Avenue and collect donations for local pantries. Organizer Audrey Hendrickson of Heid…

posted 2015-06-08 05:01 by WHBY


Fire destroys former FdL convent

A former convent in Fond du Lac was destroyed by fire last night. Fire Chief Peter O'Leary says flames were coming from the back of the former Convent of the Holy Nativity, around 7:30 p.m., and part of the roof…

posted 2015-06-06 08:00 by WHBY

Oneida man killed in Oconto Co. crash

A 62-year-old Oneida man was killed in an accident in Oconto County yesterday afternoon. The sheriff's department says the driver of a dump truck pulled out in front of the man's pickup truck, at the corner of Highways 32 and…

posted 2015-06-06 07:59 by WHBY

Brantner pleads not guilty in Beck murder

A man charged in a cold case murder in Fond du Lac is pleading not guilty. Sixty-one-year-old Dennis Brantner was in Fond du Lac County court yesterday, for an arraignment on a charge of first-degree murder. The Kenosha man is…

posted 2015-06-06 07:58 by WHBY

Prof: Dems excited for Feingold's return

The return of a popular figure among state Democrats is lifting the spirits of the party faithful. That's according to Marquette University political science professor Charles Franklin, as the party holds its annual convention this weekend. He says Democrats see…

posted 2015-06-06 07:57 by WHBY

Finally, the end is here for the pre-season. As you know, I am not a fan. Thursday: A one-hour PhilCast…
posted by Philcast 2 days ago
The Appleton West football team outscored Oshkosh West 37-30 in a dramatic win last Friday. I spoke with West head…
posted by Alex Solsma 3 days ago
Today on the PhilCast I'll have a story that links our very own Lawrence University with the purple-haired Kelly Osbourne.…
posted by Philcast 3 days ago