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Latest local ACT scores are in

The latest ACT scores are out, and about three-quarters of the districts in the Fox Cities did better than the state average. The statewide average was 22.1, and that's above the national average of 21. Appleton's score was 23.3. Chief…

posted 2014-08-20 13:02 by WHBY

Local abuse shelter reaches out to students

While a statewide group is launching an effort to help young victims of domestic violence, a local shelter has been reaching out to teens for years. Beth Schnorr of Harbor House says they work with school districts to talk to…

posted 2014-08-20 13:00 by WHBY

Preble adds 18 minutes to school day

Students at Green Bay Preble high school will be in classrooms for about 20 extra minutes a day, to make up for a late start to the year. A fire earlier this month caused smoke damage throughout the building, and…

posted 2014-08-20 05:05 by WHBY

Appleton's wheel tax debate coming tonight

Appleton's city council will take up a proposed wheel tax tonight, and members have been fielding calls and emails about the idea. Ald. Curt Konetzke says he hasn't heard as much from people, since the finance committee recommended the $20…

posted 2014-08-20 05:04 by WHBY

Former Gustman lot project moves forward

Work on a gas station, on the former Gustman car lot in Kaukauna, could start within a week. The city council approved the sale of the land for the Kwik Trip, last night. Members also signed off on some utility…

posted 2014-08-20 05:03 by WHBY

Walker reacts to tweets targeting son

Governor Walker says he's proud of the way his son acted, after receiving threatening tweets earlier this summer. Court records say a 31-year-old Milwaukee man sent the tweets to Matt Walker's Twitter account, because he doesn't like the governor. During…

posted 2014-08-20 05:02 by WHBY

Deputies: Woman says man tried to assault her

An 18-year-old woman says a man tried to sexually assault her, near Clintonville, after he offered her a ride in his pickup truck. The Waupaca County sheriff's department says she was walking along Highway O on Monday night, when a…

posted 2014-08-20 05:01 by WHBY

Costs climbing for custard stand owners

Rising butter prices are impacting custard stands around the state. Michael Schraa is the owner of Leon's Frozen Custard in Oshkosh. He says that's one of the factors in the growing cost for the mix they use to make custard.…

posted 2014-08-20 05:00 by WHBY


Schmitt expects to run for re-election

Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt is looking to run for re-election next year. He says he's taking the necessary steps to put together a campaign. Schmitt says he'll make a formal announcement sometime in November. Schmitt says there's more work…

posted 2014-08-19 05:05 by WHBY

Neenah, Menasha approve new fire truck

Neenah-Menasha Fire Rescue will be able to replace its ladder truck. The city councils in both cities voted unanimously to buy a demo truck from Pierce Manufacturing. It's going to cost $785,000. The current truck has broken down four times…

posted 2014-08-19 05:04 by WHBY

Study: Part of town of Menasha would be viable

If the west side of the town of Menasha incorporates, a consultant thinks the remaining parts of the town would be sustainable. William Forrest of Forrest and Associates presented his study to an incorporation work group last night. He says…

posted 2014-08-19 05:03 by WHBY

Type of helmets doesn't impact concussions

A study shows the concussion risk for high school football players doesn't change, depending on the brand or age of their helmet. UW Health worked with 34 schools, and followed nearly 2,100 players over two years. Sports medicine researcher Tim…

posted 2014-08-19 05:02 by WHBY

So there it is.... The Christmas tree the city put up in Reading, PA that residents think is so ugly…
posted by Philcast 2 hours ago
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 2 days ago
Friday, Dec. 12th PhilCast show. LIVE from the Outer Edge Stage in Appleton. 303 Oneida St. No reservations. No tickets…
posted by Philcast 3 days ago