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Bicycle exhibit opens at History Museum

The history of the bicycle is on display in downtown Appleton, starting today. The "Shifting Gears" exhibit opens at the History Museum at the Castle. Chief curator Nick Hoffman says it focuses on two biking booms in Wisconsin. He says…

posted 2015-11-04 05:02 by WHBY


Greenville voters overwhelmingly say 'No'

Voters in Greenville shot down a proposal to expand the town hall, and build a new fire station. A $10.5 million referendum question failed, 71 to 29 percent. Town administrator Dave Tebo says it looks like town officials will have…

posted 2015-11-03 21:45 by WHBY

Former Mayor Johnson passes away

A well-known former mayor of Appleton died over the weekend in Colorado. Dorothy Johnson led the city for three terms, from 1980 to 1992. She was the first woman to become the mayor of Appleton, and she's still the only…

posted 2015-11-03 13:30 by WHBY

Kaukauna talks about room tax hike

Kaukauna leaders sat down last night to go over a proposal to raise the hotel room tax for an expo center in downtown Appleton. Mayor Gene Rosin says Appleton Mayor Tim Hanna and community development director Karen Harkness were there…

posted 2015-11-03 13:05 by WHBY

Kaukauna man hurt in cycle crash

A crash in northern Outagamie County this morning left a motorcycle driver with possible life-threatening injuries. The sheriff's department says a 54-year-old Kaukauna man hit the back of a semi in the town of Oneida. Authorities say the semi driver…

posted 2015-11-03 13:04 by WHBY

Menasha weighs in on Racine St. bridge

If Menasha's city council gets its way, the new Racine Street bridge would have roundabouts on both sides. Members recommended last night that the DOT go with that option. The agency is studying about a dozen alternatives. Menasha public works…

posted 2015-11-03 13:03 by WHBY

Murphy revives raw milk bill

The Legislature will again consider whether farmers should be allowed to sell raw, unpasteurized, milk, from their farms. Republican Rep. Dave Murphy of Greenville is proposing the change. Similar bills failed, in recent sessions. Murphy says he doesn't think the…

posted 2015-11-03 13:03 by WHBY

State officials hope for milder flu season

Six Wisconsin children died from the flu last season, and state health officials are hoping for a milder season this year. Tom Haupt is an epidemiologist at the state health department. He says many of last year's child flu deaths…

posted 2015-11-03 13:01 by WHBY

Alzheimer's, dementia focus of meeting

The state is trying to improve the lives of people with Alzheimer's disease and dementia, along with their caregivers. Department of Health Services Secretary Kitty Rhoades was in Appleton this morning for a meeting with stakeholders, at Riverview Gardens. She…

posted 2015-11-03 13:00 by WHBY

Options on table for Foremost site

The plans for a riverfront development in Appleton range from senior housing, to apartments for students at Lawrence University. Those are the two options for the former Foremost Dairy site that the Appleton Redevelopment Authority will go over, in depth,…

posted 2015-11-03 05:05 by WHBY

Concerns delay vote on GAB bill

Some Republicans in the Senate are holding out on a bill that would eliminate the nonpartisan board that oversees elections and ethics rules. They canceled a floor vote that was scheduled for today on that proposal, and another to change…

posted 2015-11-03 05:04 by WHBY

Assembly to vote on food stamp bills

There could be some new rules for the state's food stamp program. The Assembly is taking up some bills today, including one that would require photos of the FoodShare recipient on the card. Another would keep close tabs on people…

posted 2015-11-03 05:03 by WHBY

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