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Panel OKs water plant contract

The Appleton water treatment plant is in line for an upgrade this year, and the work could start soon. The city's finance committee endorsed a nearly $4.9 million contract for the project. Alderwoman Kathy Plank says they're going to use…

posted 2014-01-09 05:03 by WHBY

New L.C. charter focuses on flexibility

Starting next fall, students will be able to work at their pace, and go to class on their schedule, at a new charter school in Little Chute. Flex Academy coordinator Kent Swanson says all students will be evaluated, and their…

posted 2014-01-09 05:02 by WHBY

LU buys former North Shore Bank branch

Lawrence University gained about 50 parking spaces and a two-story office building, after buying a property in downtown Appleton. School officials say they're not sure yet how they'll use the former North Shore Bank building in the 300 block of…

posted 2014-01-09 05:01 by WHBY


Wisconsin Sets School Record, 16-0 Start to season!

The 4th Ranked Wisconsin Badgers used a 20-0 run in the first half to take a 25 point lead into halftime and they went on for an easy 95-70 win over 23rd ranked Illinois Wednesday night at the Kohl Center.…

posted 2014-01-08 23:00:40 by WHBY

G.B. officer cleared in shooting

Green Bay police are done with their investigation into a deadly shooting. Chief Tom Molitor says 63-year-old Darold VandenHeuval was reaching for a gun last month, when two officers approached him in the underground parking lot of his estranged wife's…

posted 2014-01-08 16:45 by WHBY

Lamers: No bus issues as schools reopen

The cold weather this morning didn't slow buses going to many Fox Cities schools. Lamers Bus Lines manager Paul Mennen says they pick up students in the Appleton, Menasha, and Kimberly school districts, and they didn't have any problems. He…

posted 2014-01-08 13:05 by WHBY

Two teachers unions may merge

There's a proposal to combine the two largest unions for teachers and other educators. The Wisconsin Education Association Council and AFT-Wisconsin might merge, under the name Wisconsin Together. AFT-Wisconsin President Kim Kohlhaas says they've been talking about it for years,…

posted 2014-01-08 13:04 by WHBY

Study looks at Midway Rd. issues

With traffic increasing on Midway Road in Appleton and Menasha, the two communities could work together to make some safety improvements. Appleton traffic engineer Eric Lom studied the stretch, between S. Oneida Street and Plank Road. He says there are…

posted 2014-01-08 13:03 by WHBY

Lack of demand delays area code addition

Plans for another area code in the 920 territory won't be coming for a while. Public Service Commission spokesman Nathan Conrad says that's because of the slow demand, for new numbers. Several years ago, the agency announced plans to add…

posted 2014-01-08 13:02 by WHBY

ThedaCare renovates behavioral health unit

Patients and staff are getting used to the renovations at ThedaCare's Behavioral Health inpatient unit. Business manager Collette Hartfiel says they still have 19 beds, but they tripled the number of private rooms, to nine. She says they now have…

posted 2014-01-08 13:01 by WHBY

Elderly man killed in Manitowoc fire

A house fire in Manitowoc claimed the life of a 90-year-old man, and investigators will look to see whether the bitter cold may have been a factor. Interim Chief Gregg Kadow says they'll try to figure out if he was…

posted 2014-01-08 12:59 by WHBY

Worst of cold snap over

The high today is above zero for the first time this week, and by the weekend, we could be watching some of the snow melt. Ashley Wolf is a meteorologist at the National Weather Service's Green Bay office. She says…

posted 2014-01-08 05:05 by WHBY

Sometimes it pays to screw up. Today on the PhilCast I have a couple of related stories regarding household chores…
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One of the stories I'll be talking about on the Tuesday show is one that compares what we consider today's…
posted by Philcast 1 day ago
There they are, at least two of the three chairs that broke on Easter Sunday. I'll tell the story of…
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