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2015-06-05

Hanna reacts to Park Central plans

There are plans to turn a former nightclub into office space, and Appleton's mayor says it's great to bring more jobs to the downtown. Batra Hospitality Group bought the Park Central building, in the 300 block of W. College Avenue,…

posted 2015-06-05 13:05 by WHBY

2 emergency landings made at Austin Straubel

Two planes had to make emergency landings, within an hour, at Austin Straubel International Airport near Green Bay. Airport director Tom Miller says cargo plane lost an engine, around 7 a.m., about 40 miles south of the airport. He says…

posted 2015-06-05 13:04 by WHBY

Grand opening set for skate park

Appleton's new skate park opened last November, and it's been a busy place this spring. The community is holding a grand opening tomorrow, at Telulah Park. Parks and recreation department director Dean Gazza says he's impressed with how things are…

posted 2015-06-05 13:03 by WHBY

Free fishing weekend returns

The annual free fishing weekend starts tomorrow, and the DNR is also offering a number of other free activities. Agency spokesman Ed Culhane says they're waiving state park vehicle fees and trail fees. That includes ATV and UTV trails. He…

posted 2015-06-05 13:02 by WHBY

Little Chute hosting Cheese Festival

A festival celebrating one of Wisconsin's favorite foods, kicks off this afternoon, at Little Chute's Doyle Park. It's the 27th year of the Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival. Village administrator James Fenlon says it starts at five this afternoon, with $1…

posted 2015-06-05 13:02 by WHBY

Dems to pick new state chair at convention

Members of the state's Democratic party will be in Milwaukee this weekend for an annual convention. Marquette University political science professor Charles Franklin says their biggest task will be electing a new chair. Mike Tate is leaving the job. Franklin…

posted 2015-06-05 13:00 by WHBY

Dems holding state convention this weekend

Members of the state's Democratic party will be in Milwaukee this weekend, for an annual convention. Marquette University political science professor Charles Franklin says their biggest task will be electing a new chair. Mike Tate is leaving the job. Franklin…

posted 2015-06-05 13:00 by WHBY

Park Central to become office building

A former nightclub in downtown Appleton will be home to offices soon. Batra Hospitality Group closed a deal with the owners of the former Park Central building. Owner Jay Batra says he's going to remodel it. He says he's talking with…

posted 2015-06-05 05:05 by WHBY

G.B. chief talks about reasons for retiring

The outgoing leader of Green Bay's police department says his age, and troubles with the city council, are the main reasons he's retiring. Chief Tom Molitor announced yesterday that he's leaving, at the end of July. He says he doesn't…

posted 2015-06-05 05:04 by WHBY

Allinger reflects on school year

It's the last day of school in the Appleton district today. Superintendent Lee Allinger says as he looks back on the year, he's proud of the impact that the upgrades, at several schools, have had. He says that includes the…

posted 2015-06-05 05:03 by WHBY

Today is final day for Seton middle school

Students will walk the hallways of a school in Menasha for the final time today. Seton middle school will be replaced by St. Mary middle school when kids come back this fall. Principal Sandy Ehlers says they've had great years…

posted 2015-06-05 05:02 by WHBY

Walker announces Bucks funding deal

Governor Walker laid out a plan yesterday, to pay for a $500 million arena for the Milwaukee Bucks. He says $250 million would come from the team's current owners, and former owner, Herb Kohl. The remaining $250 million would come…

posted 2015-06-05 05:01 by WHBY

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