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2016-04-07

Brown Co. leader opposes overtime change

A proposed federal rule change could lead higher overtime costs for governments and private employers. Brown County executive Troy Streckenbach is speaking out against the plan from the Obama administration. Workers would have to make at least $50,000 a year…

posted 2016-04-07 05:02 by WHBY

2016-04-06

Primary turnout in state highest in 44 yrs

Just over 2.1 million people voted in yesterday's election, and that led to the highest voter turnout for a presidential primary, since 1972. Government Accountability Board elections division director Mike Haas says 47 percent of the state's eligible voters cast…

posted 2016-04-06 13:05 by WHBY

Menasha's Merkes reacts to victory

Menasha's leader says he'll keep focusing on the things that are making the city a better place. Mayor Don Merkes won his third, four-year term in yesterday's election. It was a close race against challenger Chris Klein, and it took…

posted 2016-04-06 13:04 by WHBY

Longtime board member Austin loses seat

A longtime member of the Outagamie County board came up short in his bid for re-election. Fifty-five years ago, Supervisor Norm Austin was first elected to the board. At 97 years old, the town of Oneida man is believed to…

posted 2016-04-06 13:03 by WHBY

Kimberly official reacts to Pick 'n Save closure

The Kimberly Pick 'n Save is closing at the end of the year, but village officials feel they can attract another grocery store, in the future. Village President Chuck Kuen says they learned about the impending closure about three weeks…

posted 2016-04-06 13:02 by WHBY

WHBY welcomes Josh Dukelow to host new morning show

Woodward Radio Group is adding a new show to AM 1150 WHBY’s lineup.  Starting May 2, Fresh Take will debut at 9 a.m. with host Josh Dukelow.  Fresh Take will focus on issues in the Fox Cities and give listeners…

posted 2016-04-06 09:03:42 by WHBY

Appleton's Hanna wins 6th term

Tim Hanna has been Appleton's mayor for the past 20 years, and he earned a sixth four-year term in yesterday's election. He defeated challenger Josh Dukelow 64-to-36 percent. Hanna says he's looking forward to seeing the expo center become a…

posted 2016-04-06 05:05 by WHBY

-- Local election results

Democratic presidential primary Bernie Sanders ** Hillary Clinton Republican presidential primary Ted Cruz ** Donald Trump John Kasich State Supreme Court Rebecca Bradley (I) ** JoAnne Kloppenburg Appleton mayor Tim Hanna (I)  64% ** Josh Dukelow   36% Menasha mayor Don…

posted 2016-04-06 05:04 by WHBY

Merkes wins in Menasha

Voters in Menasha decided to keep their mayor in office. Mayor Don Merkes will stay in office for another four years. He won a third term, over former alderman Chris Klein, 53-to-47 percent. Merkes picked up about 300 more votes…

posted 2016-04-06 05:03 by WHBY

Rosin re-elected in Kaukauna

Kaukauna's mayor is staying for another term. Incumbent Mayor Gene Rosin won his re-election bid, 53-to-47 percent, over Marty DeCoster. Rosin says he's very humbled that people stood behind him. He says there are some exciting projects that he's working…

posted 2016-04-06 05:02 by WHBY

Bradley staying on high court

The new member of the state Supreme Court will be sticking around for a while. Voters elected Justice Rebecca Bradley to a 10-year term, over state appeals court Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg. Bradley's writings for the Marquette University newspaper, over 20…

posted 2016-04-06 05:01 by WHBY

Part of the town of Menasha will be a village

Voters on the west side of the town of Menasha voted overwhelmingly to incorporate into the village of Fox Crossing. They approved a referendum to make the change by an 86-to-14 percent margin. Town Chair Dale Youngquist says once Fox…

posted 2016-04-06 05:00 by WHBY

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