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Appleton teachers officially back

All 1,600 teachers and staff members for the Appleton school district are officially returning to work today. Superintendent Lee Allinger says they're meeting at West high school this morning. He says they'll spend the next four days preparing for students…

posted 2014-08-25 05:04 by WHBY

Butter prices rising, farmers impacted

Wholesale butter prices hit a record high last week, and that's good news for farmers. That's according to Kevin Jarek, the UW-Extension ag agent for Outagamie County. He says the demand for butter is a sign that are people are…

posted 2014-08-25 05:03 by WHBY

State gets low marks from Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society says the state doesn't meet the group's recommendations in nine of its 12 categories for preventing and treating the disease. Sara Sahli is with the non-profit's Cancer Action Network, and she says the state isn't spending…

posted 2014-08-25 05:02 by WHBY

Sheriff reacts to deputy's double-murder

The sheriff in Dane County says he was stunned that a former deputy is accused of killing two people in Fitchburg. Thirty-nine-year-old Andrew Steele retired from the department, after he learned in June that he had ALS. Police believe he…

posted 2014-08-25 05:01 by WHBY


Packers beat the Raiders

The Packers looked good at Lambeau Field Friday night in game three of the 2014  pre-season.  Aaron Rogers tossed two touchdown passes and Eddie Lacey ran for a first quarter score in the Packers  31-21 win over Oakland. The game…

posted 2014-08-22 22:50:32 by WHBY

Brewers blunders help Bucs beat Crew

A couple of errors led to five unearned runs for the Pittsburgh Pirates in an 8 to 3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park Friday night.  The Brewers took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning when…

posted 2014-08-22 22:49:18 by WHBY

Leibham won't seek recount, concedes

The Republican primary for the 6th Congressional district seat is officially over. State Sen. Joe Leibham of Sheboygan announced this afternoon that he won't seek a recount, in the race against Sen. Glenn Grothman of Campbellsport. Grothman won the race…

posted 2014-08-22 14:45 by WHBY

W.V. murder suspect caught in Appleton

The suspect in a murder in West Virginia was arrested earlier this week in Appleton. Twenty-three-year-old Desean Farley is accused of shooting a man outside of an apartment complex in Beckley, West Virginia, and U.S. Marshals found him in Appleton.…

posted 2014-08-22 13:05 by WHBY

Sen. Johnson calls for action against ISIS

A U.S. Senator from northeast Wisconsin says the beheading of a journalist by terrorists, highlights the need to deal with the the group known as Islamic State. Sen. Ron Johnson describes ISIS as evil barbarians who will not be contained.…

posted 2014-08-22 13:04 by WHBY

DOT warns of Packers traffic delays

If you're planning on taking Highway 41 to tonight's Packers game, get ready for significant delays. DOT spokesman Mark Kantola says that will especially be the case, approaching the Highway 172 interchange. There's a lot of road construction in that…

posted 2014-08-22 13:03:43 by WHBY

FVHA makes late push in adoption drive

The days are dwindling, before the deadline for the Fox Valley Humane Association to reach its goal in a national contest. Executive director Deb Lewis says they're trying to find homes for 720 animals by the end of the month…

posted 2014-08-22 13:02 by WHBY

Appleton leading national bike contest

Appleton is currently in the lead, in this year's National Bike Challenge. More than 1,000 people in the city are tracking their mileage, in the contest that started on May 1. It runs through the end of next month. Rob…

posted 2014-08-22 13:01 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 12 hours ago
Friday, Dec. 12th PhilCast show. LIVE from the Outer Edge Stage in Appleton. 303 Oneida St. No reservations. No tickets…
posted by Philcast 1 day ago
Ahhhh, one week from today...my favorite holiday of the year! But what's this? Wisconsin has turned up on a national…
posted by Philcast 2 days ago