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2014-08-08

Same-sex marriage supporters launch campaign

Same-sex marriage supporters kicked off a campaign yesterday to build support for marriage equality in Wisconsin. They held events across the state, and Fair Wisconsin president Katie Belanger was in Appleton. She says local groups will hold events from time…

posted 2014-08-08 05:04 by WHBY

Neenah-Menasha wants new fire truck

Neenah-Menasha Fire Rescue's chief is asking for a new ladder truck. Chief Al Auxier says the current truck broke down four times this year, and now they have the chance to buy a 2013 model and save $175,000. He says…

posted 2014-08-08 05:03 by WHBY

Gillespie running for Assembly seat

Five Republicans are running for the open Assembly seat in the 55th district and one of them is a former advocate for small businesses. Steven Gillespie says one of his priorities would be to do away with the Common Core…

posted 2014-08-08 05:02 by WHBY

Tall ship docked in downtown Green Bay

A weekend attraction sailed into downtown Green Bay, yesterday afternoon. "The Peacemaker" is docked at the City Deck through Sunday, and people can get onboard to tour the 140-foot tall ship. Jeff Mirkes of Downtown Green Bay Incorporated thinks it…

posted 2014-08-08 05:01 by WHBY

2014-08-07

Bemis Co. has new CEO

The Bemis Company has a new president and CEO. The Neenah-based corporation's board voted Thrusday to make 55-year-old Bill Austen its new leader. He'll take over for 60-year-old Henry Theisen. While he was in charge, the company increased it's revenue…

posted 2014-08-07 18:51:55 by WHBY

Victory gives Peralta best record in baseball

Milwaukee's 3-1 victory over the Giants today gives Wily Peralta his 14th win for the season, the best in baseball.  Peralta pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up only seven hits, one walk, one run and striking out nine in his…

posted 2014-08-07 17:01:15 by WHBY

Three face charges for Menasha overdoses

Three people face first-degree reckless homicide charges for supplying the heroin in two town of Menasha overdose deaths. Prosecutors filed a charge against 25-year-old Adam Bishop of Neenah, for the death of a 21-year-old woman, last September. 27-year-old Amanda Hanstad…

posted 2014-08-07 16:30 by WHBY

Mile of Music opens today

The four-day Mile of Music Festival kicked off at noon today, in downtown Appleton, and through the weekend, about 200 acts will perform 600 shows, in about 60 venues. Organizer Nathan Litt says more than 90 percent of the shows…

posted 2014-08-07 13:05 by WHBY

Appleton fire department preparing for new truck

Appleton's city council approved spending $920,000 last night, on a new 100-foot ladder truck for the fire department. The current ladder truck is damaged, and Fire Chief Len Vander Wyst recommended buying a new one. He says they'll work with…

posted 2014-08-07 13:04 by WHBY

Appleton changing sewer assessment policy

Homeowners in Appleton won't have to pay quite as much, when the city replaces the sewer main and laterals on their street. The city council approved a plan last night, that changes what Appleton charges for those kinds of assessments.…

posted 2014-08-07 13:03 by WHBY

Leibham running for congress

A 12-year state Senator wants to make the move to the federal government. Senator Joe Leibham of Sheboygan is facing fellow state Senator Glen Grothman of West Bend and Representative Duey Strobel of Saukville in a Republican primary next Tuesday,…

posted 2014-08-07 13:02 by WHBY

Ground broken on Appleton skate park

Construction is underway for Appleton's new skate park.  Officials held a ground breaking ceremony for the Telulah Park facility this morning.  The Friends of Appleton Skate Park started working toward building a new skate park about five years ago. Group…

posted 2014-08-07 13:01 by WHBY

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