Newcomers Garb, Holdorf file for Appleton council

Several candidates filed paperwork Monday for Appleton council, including two newcomers. Sarah Garb, an attorney in Appleton filed in District 5. She was appointed by Mayor Tim Hanna in September to the Appleton Redevelopment Authority. That seat is held by … Continue reading

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With Clemons out, newcomers explore runs for Appleton council

Though candidates have until Wednesday to file paperwork, several council races came into focus Friday. The biggest news came when Alderman Jim Clemons filed paperwork this week signaling he would not seek re-election on April 2. First elected in 1992, … Continue reading

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Appleton offers ‘Tree for a Tree’ program

Ready to tear down the tree and start 2013? In exchange for your old tree, city officials will give you a coupon for seedlings through Appleton’s annual program. Residents can drop off Christmas trees to the Glendale Avenue yard waste … Continue reading

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Ridership up 3.2% at Valley Transit

Through October, ridership on Valley Transit buses was up 3.2 percent, the organization reported this week. “It’s a seven-year high as far as ridership in both the month, and year to date,” said Nikki Voelzke, community relations specialist for Valley … Continue reading

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Riverfront development gets financing for $8 million phase

A second phase of riverfront development locked in a final piece of financing Wednesday to move forward with a $8 million apartment complex. The RiverHeath project will break ground on a 36-unit building this spring, said Mark Geall, the developer … Continue reading

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Appleton will pick up bulk garbage more often in 2013

Garbage crews will double the number of times they’ll visit Appleton homes in 2013 to pick up bulk, overflow garbage. The schedule has been to pick up free overflow garbage about once a month, but now large items will be … Continue reading

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Appleton panel reaffirms ending SWAT sharing

Despite objections from Appleton Mayor Tim Hanna and Grand Chute Town Chairman Dave Schowalter, a safety panel Thursday reaffirmed an earlier vote to end an agreement to share SWAT team resources. Appleton’s Safety and Licensing Committee voted to sever the year-long pact with … Continue reading

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Resident files for Appleton Council

Kyle Lobner, 29, announced Wednesday he plans to run for a seat on the Common Council this spring to represent the city’s northeast side. Lobner is the managing editor of Brew Crew Ball, a website that gathers news about the … Continue reading

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