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2015-08-18

Nearly $18 mil left over from Lambeau tax

The latest figures show the half-cent sales tax for Lambeau Field is going to generate almost $18 million in extra revenue. A state lawmaker is introducing his proposal to divide that money. Rep. David Steffen of Howard says the municipalities…

posted 2015-08-18 13:05 by WHBY

Recruiting teachers tougher for rural districts

The shrinking number of applications for teaching jobs in the state is hitting rural school districts particularly hard. That's according to Jon Bales of the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators. He says they've always faced a geographical challenge with some…

posted 2015-08-18 13:04 by WHBY

Menasha in talks over Germania Hall lot

Menasha leaders are looking at different options to replace parking spaces in the downtown. The city council got an update on negotiations with the Germania Hall owners last night. The city is considering buying the southern part of the parking…

posted 2015-08-18 13:03 by WHBY

Oshkosh Community Foundation leader leaving

The leader of the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation is leaving this fall. CEO Diane Abraham announced that her last day will be October 9th. Foundation officials say she's resigning, to pursue other opportunities. Under Abraham's leadership, the foundation increased its…

posted 2015-08-18 13:02 by WHBY

ThedaStar crew practices water escape

Crew members from ThedaStar are brushing up on the procedure to get out of the helicopter, if it crashes in water. Flight paramedic Jeff Roehrig was among the group at the Neenah-Menasha YMCA today. He says they were strapped into…

posted 2015-08-18 13:01 by WHBY

Foodshare photo ID bill gets hearinig

Lawmakers are talking about a proposal to add a photo ID to cards for the state's food stamp program. Rep. Jesse Kremer is pushing the proposal, to fight against fraud. The Kewauksum Republican says it would be more difficult for…

posted 2015-08-18 13:00 by WHBY

Districts seeing fewer teacher applicants

Fewer college students are going into teaching, and that's leading to a less competitive market when schools add new educators. Appleton school district human resources director Mark Huenink says they've seen a significant drop in teacher applications over the past…

posted 2015-08-18 05:05 by WHBY

Hotel Northland project could start soon

Reconstruction work on a historic hotel in downtown Green Bay could begin in the next few weeks. Brigette Breitenbach is a spokeswoman for the developers. They want to convert the Hotel Northland into an upscale property. She says they hope…

posted 2015-08-18 05:04 by WHBY

Walker, protesters spar at Iowa State Fair

Governor Walker is no stranger to dealing with protesters, and he faced about 50 of them yesterday during a campaign speech at the Iowa State Fair. A group took a bus from Wisconsin to Des Moines, for Walker's speech. The…

posted 2015-08-18 05:03 by WHBY

Exhibit to feature well-known glass artist

The Bergstom Mahler Museum in Neenah is preparing for a major exhibit this fall. Spokeswoman Jennifer Stevenson says they're excited to show the work of Lino Tagliapietra. She says he's one of the biggest artists in the glass art world.…

posted 2015-08-18 05:02 by WHBY

Kaukauna gets 2 fire calls in same area

Two calls kept firefighters in Kaukauna busy yesterday afternoon. Asst. Fire Chief Don Grindheim says the first one came in around 2 a.m., at an apartment in the 500 block of Hendricks Avenue. He says the pilot light of a…

posted 2015-08-18 05:01 by WHBY

2015-08-17

Ramp closed at Hwy. 10-441 & Racine St.

Crews for the Highway 10-441 expansion project shut down another ramp, at the Racine Street exit. That leaves only one exit ramp open, at that interchange. The DOT closed the ramp from Racine Street to the eastbound lanes of the…

posted 2015-08-17 13:05 by WHBY

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