Appleton’s exhibition center land deal hits a snag

Appleton leaders had hoped to finalize a land purchase this summer from Outagamie County for a new exhibition center downtown, but the deal hit another snag Tuesday. Outagamie County’s property committee emerged from closed session Tuesday afternoon and voted unanimously … Continue reading

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Appleton moving toward ban on ‘pedal pubs’

Gov. Scott Walker is on board with allowing pedal pubs statewide, but Appleton’s council says the boozy contraptions have no place on College Avenue. The 12-person “bier bikes” were discussed at length this week, and a resolution to ban the … Continue reading

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Appleton hires Saucerman as city’s new finance director

The city promoted its deputy finance director Wednesday to lead the department after a nationwide search. Tony Saucerman was appointed by Mayor Tim Hanna and confirmed unanimously by the council. He has served as the interim director since longtime director … Continue reading

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Appleton police lieutenant up for chief’s job in Marshfield

An Appleton police lieutenant is a finalist for chief of the Marshfield Police Department. Lt. Jeff Miller, who has worked in Appleton since 1999, was named a finalist along with three others. “There were a lot of very good applicants, … Continue reading

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Appleton to reopen, maintain gardens at Memorial Park

Appleton parks officials said this week they’ll reopen and operate the arboretum and botanical garden in Memorial Park that was previously managed by the Gardens of the Fox Cities. That group notified the city in January that after nearly 20 … Continue reading

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Appleton parking changes proposed for bike lanes, downtown

Three changes to the city’s parking policies were proposed Wednesday night at Appleton’s council meeting. Alderwomen Cathy Spears proposed allowing parking on streets with new bike lanes on weekends around holidays. The weekend would be considered 4 p.m. Friday to … Continue reading

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Appleton approves bike lanes on Fremont Street

After more than a month of debate, Appleton’s council voted Wednesday to install bike lanes on a portion of Fremont Street. Aldermen voted 10-5 in favor of the lanes that drew criticism from neighbors concerned about safety and lost parking. … Continue reading

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Meeting with drug paraphernalia presentation postponed

A meeting scheduled for Thursday that was to include a presentation about the sale of drug paraphernalia in Appleton stores has been postponed. The city’s Safety and Licensing Committee was set to meet at 5 p.m. at City Hall, but … Continue reading

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Sidewalk poetry winners announced in Appleton

Mayor Tim Hanna announced the winning poems last week that will be stamped into new concrete sidewalk squares in Appleton. A full list of the six winners is available on the city’s website at Appleton.org. Winning poets are: Cathryn Cofell, … Continue reading

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Fox River House late night bands get OK from council

Appleton’s council approved a compromise plan Wednesday to allow night time music at the Fox River House tavern. The decision was complicated in recent weeks since the tavern at 211 S. Walnut St., is owned by Alderwoman Patti Coenen. The … Continue reading

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