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Wednesday, Sep, 18 2013

     Jacole Vande Hey of Appleton lost her mother to breast cancer in August, 2005.    Jacole considered
her mom, Mary Pat, her best friend, her hero, her angel.    To keep her mother's memory alinve, Jacole
has planned a breast cancer awareness campaign and fundraiser set for October 6th at the Marq
in DePere.
      In a voice filled with emotion, Jacole shares her story about the mother-daughter relationship and
the awareness campaign on Assignment Fox Cities.  You'll find the story on our website, whby.com,
under Audio Vault.  Give it a listen.
      

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Ray Waiter

Sunday, Sep, 1 2013

     About a year ago, Outagamie county launched a veterans' court program, offering veterans a
chance to avoid prosecution for violating certain laws.   Recently, the court graduated its first
candiddate, Alexander Feest.   This Assignment Fox Cities is set for broadcast on WHBY
Tuesday September 3rd, at 6:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m., and 5:45 p.m. 
     Feest will tell his story and how the veterans' court program benefitted him.    Presiding
Judge Greg Gill Jr. details how the system works and how it holds veterans accountable.
     Judge Gill considers Alexander Feest a role model for other veterans going
through the program.    It's an inspiring story and worth a listen.

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Assignment Fox Cities

Tuesday, Aug, 13 2013

   The Assignment Fox Cities on Outagamie county's veterans' court program is
now posted on our website:  whby.com.   You'll find it under Audio Vault.
    Hear the story of the program's first graduate, what the program offers veterans
who use it, and a judge's thoughts on how the program benefits those who
commit to the program.
    By-the-way, each veteran has a mentor during his/her year-long journey
in the program and additional mentors are needed.




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Assignment Fox Cities

Monday, Aug, 12 2013

     The Outagamie County veterans' court program graduated its first candidate on Friday, August 9th.
Alexander Feest fulfilled his year-long contract in the judicial system, meeting benchmarks set
by the court when he entered the program.
      Under provisions of the veterans' court program, members of the military who are arrested for 
breaking laws get a chance to opt for the program.   When their year-long journey in veterans' court
is successfully-completed, the charge is dismissed.
      Two Outagamie county judges preside over the court.  They are John Des Jardins and
Greg Gill Jr.    Judge Gill says Feest is a role model for others to emulate.
      The veterans' court, how the system works, and its first graduate are the subject of an Assignment
Fox Cities, appearing soon on the WHBY website.

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Ray Waiter

Friday, Aug, 9 2013

     As a reporter you are trained to leave your emotions at home when you set-out
to cover a story.  It makes professional sense.   I did that Wednesday morning as I
left to cover havoc wreaked by a powerful storm.  Later we learned the storm packed
winds of 90 to 100 miles an hour and spawned several lower-grade tornadoes.
     One of the stories kept on coming back to me.   It was about a mother of two
young children whose second-floor apartment in Kaukauna lost a roof, leaving
them exposed to the elements of torrential rain and high winds.
     She recalled laying on top of her daughters, protecting them, as debris was
swirling around before she fled to a lower level, seeking safety from the storm.   At
one point in the interview, the mother told me she lost everything.  In her words,
"I didn't have much, but I lost everything."
     My emotions were in check, but a sense of compassion came over me as I
drove away to another location and another story.


    


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