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Tuesday, May, 20 2014

     Before the end of  the year, YMCA of the Fox Cities will begin serving health and
fitness-minded residents in and around Waupaca.   After more than a year of study,
the YMCA has agreed to assume operations of Health and Fitness Headquarters,
owned by Waupaca Attorney Rick Johnson.
     The transition should take place sometime after Labor Day.
     Right now, HFH has about 3,500 members and serves those clients at two sites in
the city of Waupaca.   When the transition is finalized, the members become members
of the YMCA with a chance to upgrade the membership.   With the upgrade, members
would be allowed to use YMCA facilities throughout the state.
     YMCA of the Fox Cities President Bill Breider says they have no out-of-pocket expenses
up-front, thanks to a generous subsidy by Attorney Johnson.
     You can hear the entire story posted on our website, whby.com, under Audio Vault
and Assignment Fox Cities.



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Assignment Fox Cities

Monday, May, 12 2014

     It wasn't too long ago we had to rely on county sirens to warn us of impending
danger in the event of a storm.  Advances in technology have expanded the offerings,
to include cell phones, NOAA weather radio and EmTel.
     Outagamie county Interim Emergency Management Director Christina Muller
details the value of each in Assignment Fox Cities.   You'll find it on our websie,
whby.com, under Audio Vault.
     Some of the material may be familiar, some is new, but it certainly is worth
a refresher course on what to do if danger is imminent.

  

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Assignment Fox Cities

Monday, May, 5 2014

     About eight years ago, Outagamie county implemented a death review committee. 
Although the title sounds ominous, it's not.  Goal of the committee is to study trends
of young people dying and develop strategies to prevent that from happening.
     Outagamie County Public Health Manager Mary Dorn, a member of the committee,
says it's part of a statewide initiative.   The committee's documented records become
part of a national registry.
     There are 20 to 30 members on a team, meet monthly, sometimes to conduct
reviews and sometimes not.  Committee members have varied professional
backgrounds, work as a team, and follow a specific protocol.
     Give the program a listen.  You'll find it on our website, whby.com, under Audio Vault
and Assignment Fox Cities.


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Sunday, Apr, 20 2014

     The fight against use and abuse of heroin in the Fox Valley continues unabated,
with some officials calling it "an uphill battle." and law enforcement agencies
making the fight a top priority.
     Also engaged in the battle are two former heroin addicts, Doug Darby of
Green Bay and Anthony Alvarado of Appleton, both of whom are now sober.
Darby and Alvarado conduct a program entitled Rise Together, with their
primary audience our younger generation.   Their campaign is to get to them
before they get started.
     Hear their stories in a five-part series entitled "Heroin, Hell and Healing."
You'll find it on our website, whby.com, under Audio Vault and Assignment
Fox Cities.
     The series is an eye-opener.

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Assignment Fox Cities

Monday, Apr, 14 2014

April is considered tornado awareness month, a month set aside to remind
us that these powerful storms are capable of ravaging entire communities.  As
in the past, the National Weather Service will conduct a drill to prepare us for
the season that lies ahead.  This year, that drill is on April 24th.
     Our Assignment Fox Cities on April 18th details the work of the NWS.  Chief
Meteorologist  Jeff Last talks about Doppler Radar, enhancements made to
the system, how the agency predicts what may be bearing down on a community,
what is considered tornado alley, and much more.
     We may have heard the information before, but as we are in the midst of
tornado awareness month, it bears repeating for our safety.
     You can catch the programs on WHBY Friday, April 18th,  at 6:45 a.m.,
12:45 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.  You'll find Mr. Last very knowledgeable and committed
to his craft.

     
    

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