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2014-01-24

Group explains plans for Appleton refugees

The group that's spearheading the effort to help about 75 refugees settle in Appleton presented its plans last night. Myriam Mwizerwa is the executive director of World Relief Fox Valley in Oshkosh, and she spoke at a diversity forum, at…

posted 2014-01-24 05:03 by WHBY

Wells retiring from UW-Oshkosh

UW-Oshkosh will lose its longtime leader this summer. Chancellor Richard Wells announced yesterday that he's going to retire, after 14 years on the job. He says the campus and community worked together to transform the school, even during the recession.…

posted 2014-01-24 05:02 by WHBY

Hortonville hopes lower fees spark development

Village leaders in Hortonville hope slashing building permit fees will lead developers to start building new homes there. The neighboring town of Greenville has been going through a housing boom for the past several years. Hortonville Administrator Patrick Vaile says…

posted 2014-01-24 05:01 by WHBY

2014-01-23

FVTC reacts to Walker's $35 mil plan

Technical colleges could get some extra money from the state to help eliminate waiting lists for certain programs. During his State of the State speech last night, Governor Walker proposed giving $35 million to the technical college system. Some of…

posted 2014-01-23 13:04 by WHBY

Propane shortage impacting Appleton company

Much of the nation is dealing with a severe propane shortage right now and a local company says prices are skyrocketing as the supply dwindles. Abby Garrow of Garrow Oil and Propane in Appleton says their prices climbed by over…

posted 2014-01-23 13:04 by WHBY

'Fracking' factor in lower gas prices

An industry analyst says a process that's known as "fracking" is a major factor in the predicted decline in gas prices this year. Erin Roth of the Wisconsin Petroleum Council says oil production will be up in the U.S., and…

posted 2014-01-23 13:02 by WHBY

Appleton dog debate rolls on

The issue of allowing dogs in Appleton parks sparked more debate last night. The city's parks and recreation committee talked about the proposal for more than an hour, before deciding to delay the potential start date to May of 2015.…

posted 2014-01-23 13:01 by WHBY

Walker lays out plan for tax cuts

Governor Walker is touting the state's $900 million budget surplus, and calling for more tax cuts. He made the argument, during his State of the State speech, last night, saying a surplus should go back to the people that earned…

posted 2014-01-23 05:05 by WHBY

Bernard Schaber reacts to speech

A Democratic state lawmaker is weighing in on the governor's speech. Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber of Appleton says the proposed tax cuts aren't a "prudent budgeting decision." She says the governor's plan would add $100 million to the structural deficit…

posted 2014-01-23 05:04 by WHBY

Latest Kimberly mill site plans unveiled

Kimberly officials hope to start putting in streets and sewer lines, on the former New Page mill site, by the end of the year. The public got a chance last night to see more detailed drawings of the proposed residential,…

posted 2014-01-23 05:03 by WHBY

Walmart shows off downtown G.B. plans

The latest plans for a Walmart in downtown Green Bay were on display last night. The retailer hosted an open house at the Neville Public Museum, and several hundred people showed up. Walmart spokeswoman Lisa Nelson says they made some…

posted 2014-01-23 05:02 by WHBY

United Way meets fundraising goal

An improving economy, and awareness of community needs, helped the United Way Fox Cities set a fundraising record. Spokeswoman Nanci Micke says the group exceeded its $7.7 million goal for the 2013 campaign. She says they'll be able to invest…

posted 2014-01-23 05:01 by WHBY

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