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2015-05-25

Ribble wants long-term road funding solution

A congressman from northeast Wisconsin says is calling out his colleagues for not dealing with longer term funding issues for road projects. Congress approved a short-term funding bill last week, but Congressman Reid Ribble opposed it. He says it didn't…

posted 2015-05-25 05:59 by WHBY

District preparing for summer school

The school year will wrap up next week in Appleton, and over 7,000 students are expected to participate in at least one course over the summer. Asst. superintendent Judy Baseman says they have a number of offerings, at the various…

posted 2015-05-25 05:58 by WHBY

2015-05-24

Brewers offense struggles in finale; lose series to Braves

The Brewers managed just one run on three hits as they dropped the series finale to the Atlanta Braves 2-1 Sunday afternoon at Turner Field.  Milwaukee's loss denied an opportunity to split the series with Atlanta.  The Brewers (16-29) finished…

posted 2015-05-24 15:17:10 by WHBY

2015-05-22

Brewers blast Braves

Milwaukee cranked out twelve hits on their way to an 11-0 win over the Atlanta Braves Friday night at Turner Field.  The Brewers pitching staff was equally impressive limiting the Braves to just three hits for the game as Milwaukee…

posted 2015-05-22 21:26:25 by WHBY

Changes to budget will help clinic survive

One of the leaders of a local health clinic says a move by the Legislature's budget committee will allow their operation to continue. The Joint Finance Committee tweaked a proposal in Governor Walker's budget last last night. It would have…

posted 2015-05-22 13:05 by WHBY

DOT removes hanging flag from Frigo bridge

Crews took down an American flag from the arch of the Leo Frigo bridge in Green Bay this morning. DOT spokesman Kim Rudat says it was a traffic hazard. He says it was poorly attached, and if it had fallen…

posted 2015-05-22 13:04 by WHBY

Zareczny arrested for probation violation

About two months after he was released from prison for a 26-year-old sexual assault case, a convicted sex offender is back behind bars. Fifty-eight-year-old Roman Zareczny was arrested by Appleton police, around 11:45 p.m., for a probation violation. There aren't…

posted 2015-05-22 13:03 by WHBY

DOT puts projects on hold for weekend

Road construction projects are on hold for the Memorial Day weekend, but a DOT spokesman says drivers will still have to be careful in work zones. Kim Rudat says they're pulling back the orange barrels, as much as possible. He…

posted 2015-05-22 13:02 by WHBY

Students raise money for shooting victims

About 500 students from Horace Mann middle school in Neenah participated in a 5-K walk today, to raise money for the families of the Trestle Trail shooting victims. Principal Michael Tauscher says the kids collected about $8,000 dollars. 31-year-old Adam…

posted 2015-05-22 13:02 by WHBY

Plan would allow bees, chickens in city

Appleton leaders will consider proposals to allow beehives throughout the city, and chickens in limited areas. Alds. Verad Meltzer and Polly Dalton are behind the ideas. Dalton says she wants to let anyone have up to five beehives, but they…

posted 2015-05-22 05:05 by WHBY

Local leader reacts to possible bike tax

A local cycling enthusiast says he's not opposed to the idea of creating a tax on new bikes to help pay for recreational trails. A leader of the state's Joint Finance Committee mentioned the idea yesterday. Fox Cities Greenways president…

posted 2015-05-22 05:04 by WHBY

Houdini Plaza turning 30

The 30th anniversary of Houdini Plaza in downtown Appleton is coming up. Jennifer Stephany of Appleton Downtown Incorporated says the park rose to another level, after a renovation project, two years ago. She says it's a much more active space, whether…

posted 2015-05-22 05:03 by WHBY

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