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2014-01-24

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

Baldwin pushes for clean energy jobs

A Democratic lawmaker from Wisconsin is hoping to invest in job training for clean energy jobs. U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin of Madison was in Green Bay yesterday afternoon, and she says her proposal includes $100 million for grants and training…

posted 2014-01-23 05:00 by WHBY

2014-01-22

Badgers Struggle Defensively Again, Fall to Minnesota

The Minnesota Golden Gophers shot a sizzling 59% Wednesday night as they cruised past the 9th Ranked Wisconsin Badgers 81-68 in Minneapolis. It is the third straight loss for Wisconsin who once again struggled on the defensive end. Four Gophers…

posted 2014-01-22 22:12:52 by WHBY

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