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2015-11-02

State climbs 1 spot in tax rankings

Wisconsin moved up one spot, to 11th, in the latest rankings of the highest taxed states in the country. Dale Knapp of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance says that's despite the tax burden declining slightly, from 11.4 percent to 11.3 percent.…

posted 2015-11-02 13:02 by WHBY

Portion of Hwy. 10-441 to close overnight

Late-night drivers will have to deal with a major road closure this week, on a portion of Highway 10-441. DOT spokesman Mark Kantola says the highway will be shut down, overnight, between Appleton Road and Midway Road, tonight, through Thursday.…

posted 2015-11-02 13:01 by WHBY

Greenville referendum set for tomorrow

Voters will head to the polls in Greenville tomorrow for a special referendum on the town's facilities. Town leaders are asking for $10.5 million to replace the fire station, and expand the town hall. Supervisor Andy Peters says the fire…

posted 2015-11-02 05:05 by WHBY

Kaukauna among 1st to take up room tax

Kaukauna will be one of the first communities to take up the proposal to boost the hotel room tax to 10 percent. The bulk of the increase would pay for an expo center in downtown Appleton, and Appleton's city council…

posted 2015-11-02 05:04 by WHBY

GOP exploring school referendum rules

Some Republican lawmakers are looking at potential ways to limit the ability of school districts to hold a referendum. They haven't formally introduced any of the ideas, as a bill, yet. Dan Rossmiller is with the Wisconsin Association of School…

posted 2015-11-02 05:03 by WHBY

Festival of Trees expands in 2nd year

Decorated trees and wreaths are on display in downtown Appleton, and they're up for bid. The Trout Museum of Art is holding its second annual Festival of Trees, and museum director Pam Williams-Lime says the proceeds will benefit local non-profits.…

posted 2015-11-02 05:02 by WHBY

2015-10-30

Pagel: Media complicated Halbach murder case

Ten years ago tomorrow, Teresa Halbach went missing, after going to the Avery salvage yard to take pictures of a van that was for sale. The following death investigation and trial drew media attention from across the state, and at…

posted 2015-10-30 13:05 by WHBY

Brown Co. considering changing airport's name

Brown County's leader is pushing an initiative to incorporate Green Bay into the Austin Straubel International Airport's name. County Executive Troy Streckenbach says adding the city's name will give the airport greater identity, allow it to reach a wider audience,…

posted 2015-10-30 13:04 by WHBY

Appleton council preparing for 'Budget Saturday'

Appleton's city council will be busy tomorrow, going over the city budget. It's budget Saturday, and finance committee chair Kathy Plank says they'll be talking about a number of issues in next year's spending plan, but the Erb Park pool…

posted 2015-10-30 13:03 by WHBY

Tommorrow last day for outdoor farm market

Tomorrow marks the last day of the summer farm market in downtown Appleton, but there will be plenty of selection for shoppers who come to College Avenue. Jennifer Stephany of Appleton Downtown Incorporated says their vendors are ready to wrap…

posted 2015-10-30 13:02 by WHBY

AAA warns of Halloween dangers

Halloween falls on a Saturday this year, and that creates more danger for kids while they're trick-or-treating. Nick Jarmusz of AAA Wisconsin says Saturday is the most dangerous day for the holiday to fall on, because adult parties that serve…

posted 2015-10-30 13:01 by WHBY

Former sheriff reflects on Halbach case

A missing person case that led to one of the most closely watched murder cases in northeast Wisconsin began 10 years ago, tomorrow. Teresa Halbach went missing on Halloween of 2005, after she went to the Avery salvage yard to…

posted 2015-10-30 05:05 by WHBY

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