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Appleton students create dresses out of paper for a unique fashion show

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- A first of it's kind fashion show in the Fox Valley is a collaboration between students at Appleton West High School and The Salon ...

Hussey steps down as Appleton West boys basketball coach after 12 seasons  Appleton Post Crescent

Appleton West coach Brennan Hussey compiled 154 wins over 12 seasons as coach of Terrors before stepping down at the end of this season.

High school: Thursday's girls results  Appleton Post Crescent

APPLETON NORTH 3, APPLETON WEST 0. APPLETON - Appleton North swept past Appleton West 25-13, 25-16 and 25-15 at West. The Lightning was led by ...

In the wake of ICE raids across Wisconsin, schools work to support wary, scared families  Appleton Post Crescent

The undocumented population is invisible and anonymous. How are schools supporting families and student in need?

Vernon Verkuilen | Obituaries  Leader-Telegram

Vernon Roger “Vern” Verkuilen, 83, of Bloomer, WI, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, April 14, 2019.

High school: Tuesday's girls results  Appleton Post Crescent

Volleyball, tennis, swimming, golf and cross country teams were among those in action.

Appleton tows 45 vehicles during snow emergency  WBAY

A snow emergency in Appleton has led to 45 vehicles being towed Wednesday morning and many more given tickets.

Ex-Appleton student: I was handcuffed, made to wear ankle bracelet for truancy violations  Appleton Post Crescent

Cedrick Taylor said when he was a student at Appleton North High School he was sent to shelter care for not completing community *service* hours.

When he was depressed, a friend reached out. Now he wants to help end teen suicide.  Appleton Post Crescent

For Isaiah Donaldson, the decline happened slowly. As a freshman in high school, his friends drifted away and stopped talking to him. Some days he'd just go ...

High school: Saturday's sports results  Appleton Post Crescent

Swimming, hockey, basketball and wrestling teams were all in action.

Appleton students focus on community during MLK holiday  WBAY

This was the first year students in the Appleton Area School District had a holiday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. They spent it focusing on how they could live ...

Yvonne Verkuilen | Obituaries  Leader-Telegram

Yvonne Susan “Eve” Verkuilen, 83, of Bloomer passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, April 5, 2019.

Suicide rates decline in summer and rise when school starts. Parents, teachers can help.  Appleton Post Crescent

State data shows student suicide rates rise after summer vacation. Parents, schools can help back-to-school from being "back to stress."

Firefighter jumps from truck to propose to girlfriend during Appleton Christmas parade  Appleton Post Crescent

APPLETON - When Samantha Cucci accepted the marriage proposal from Bryce Sternhagen, lights flashed, sirens sounded and bystanders cheered.

Coaching carousel: Big changes at Fox Valley high schools  Appleton Post Crescent

Tom Belling, Pat Schwanke, Brent Engen and Matt Koepsell move on from coaching positions.

2018 Post-Crescent Academic All-Stars: Meet our 15 honorees  Appleton Post Crescent

The Post-Crescent is honored to present the 31st class of Academic All-Stars. Leaders at Fox Valley high schools nominated students for consideration. A panel ...

Gridiron Challenge organizers stress safety in football  Appleton Post Crescent

Wisconsin Gridiron Kickoff Challenge will feature 50 youth football teams from throughout the state, with safety the main focus of the event.

Teacher accused of sexually assaulting teen appears in court  WBAY

Charges were filed Wednesday against Jason Lavigne, 45, according to a criminal complaint obtained by Action 2 News.

Celebrity Sportscaster: Ned the Dead

Green Bay television legend Ned the Dead takes his talents to the sports desk as the final guest on Celebrity Sportscaster Week.

Students build housing for needy families

In the 300 block of River Drive in Appleton, a three bedroom 1380 square foot ranch-style home is going up in this neighborhood. It's the first one to be built in ...

High school community comes together in honor of New London basketball player's passing  Appleton Post Crescent

The high school basketball community celebrates Grant Madsen, a New London basketball player killed in a car crash last week.

Former Appleton West, University of Wisconsin star Brian Butch will coach Wisconsin Herd  Appleton Post Crescent

Former Appleton West and University of Wisconsin basketball standout Brian Butch will be a coaching associate with the Wisconsin Herd.

Appleton school dress code draws debate  Appleton Post Crescent

Appleton West students want certain provisions of the school dress code relaxed.

Appleton will host 50-team Gridiron Kickoff Challenge  Appleton Post Crescent

Wisconsin Gridiron Kickoff Challenge will be held Aug. 18 at various Appleton venues, featuring 50 youth football teams.

Wisconsin fumbles fixes for teen suicide. It's time to hear students' pleas.  Appleton Post Crescent

Editor's note: The following story is part of the "Kids in Crisis" series by the USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin, which examines youth mental health and suicide.

Appleton Flag Day Parade: Here's what you need to know for the Saturday festivities  Appleton Post Crescent

APPLETON - It's time for another Appleton summer tradition. The 69th annual Appleton Flag Day parade will take over the downtown Saturday and, if all goes as ...

Green Bay Booyah fall in home opener

The Green Bay Booyah fell in their home opener 12-6 to the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters.

Jason Berken announces multi-million dollar expansion of Impact Sports Academy

Life after professional baseball has been good for De Pere's Jason Berken. “This just seemed like a logical step for me to be able to come home,” Berken said.

Teacher in sex assault case arrested for attending graduation ceremony

APPLETON (WLUK) -- A teacher at Little Chute High School who is accused of giving alcohol to a 16-year-old girl and sexually assaulting her has been arrested ...

Appleton schools focus on character  Appleton Post Crescent

The school district held its annual all-staff gathering on Tuesday at Appleton West High School.

Appleton native Danny Jansen reunites with the all-star big-leaguer his family hosted with Timber Rattlers  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

On Monday, Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen reunited with long-tenured Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones, and the two have a shared history in ...

Teacher’s aide gets jail, probation for sex assaults  Appleton Post Crescent

Laura Ernst will serve one year in jail and five years of probation.

'Enough is enough:' Fox Cities students make voices heard on National School Walkout Day  Appleton Post Crescent

Fox Cities high school students joined their peers nationwide in briefly leaving school to honor the victims of the Parkland, Florida school shooting.

New Microsoft president from Appleton  Appleton Post Crescent

Wisconsin native Brad Smith was named president and chief legal officer of the Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft on Friday.

Lakeland Freshman Laurent Wins National Title, Sets Sights on 2020 Olympics

In the first year of the Lakeland University women's wrestling program, Denmark High School graduate Jayden Laurent capped off a 27-0 season with a national ...

School clothes closets help Fox Cities students in need  Appleton Post Crescent

Nearly every Fox Cities high school has a closet where students can find warm clothes, toiletries and food.

NBA Could Come Calling After Cohen’s Special Senior Season with Green Bay

Sandy Cohen III is leading the Green Bay Phoenix in every major statistical category during his first and only full season with GB.

WIAA state track meet: Live results from Day 1 in La Crosse  Green Bay Press Gazette

LA CROSSE — The state track and field meet kicks off Friday at Veterans Memorial Stadium and the USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin team has all the results ...

Teacher appears in court for Marinette County assault case  WBAY

MARINETTE COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - A Little Chute High School teacher accused in two sexual assault cases appeared in Marinette County Court Monday.

Ex-Appleton teacher's aide convicted for having sex with student  WTAQ

CHILTON, WI (WTAQ) - A former Appleton West High School teacher's aide has agreed to a plea deal for having a sexual relationship with a special education ...

'I didn't know that there was help': Sex trafficking survivor speaks at Appleton gathering  Appleton Post Crescent

A crowd of supporters and advocates gathered for a Hands Around the Courthouse event Wednesday in Appleton.

He’s played around the world; now, former Appleton basketball star is coaching the Wisconsin Herd  WITI FOX 6 Milwaukee

OSHKOSH -- Brian Butch is a big man who had big moments on the basketball floor while in high school, college and during his professional playing days. Now ...

Complaint: Little Chute superintendent knew of allegations against teacher  WBAY

On Monday, Jason La Vigne was charged in Outagamie County with Repeated Sexual Assault of Same Child.

Fox Cities students named AP Scholars  Appleton Post Crescent

Students who took AP tests during the 2013-14 have been recognized for their achievement.

Appleton educators, community members recognized  Appleton Post Crescent

At the district's annual gathering, staff and community members get awards.

Area students earn AP Scholar honors  Appleton Post Crescent

Hundreds of Fox Cities high school students were named AP Scholars by the College Board.

Sports Beat for Sunday, March 11  Appleton Post Crescent

Baseball. Appleton West Baseball Club will hold a youth camp for ages 4-8 on April 21 from 9 a.m. to noon at Carter Woods Park. Hitting, base running and ...

GB Women’s Basketball Falls in Opener to Northwestern

GREEN BAY, Wis. ( — The Green Bay women's basketball team opened the 2018-19 campaign at home on Tuesday night at the Kress ...

Appleton's James Duquette, convicted of 1980s killings, still in Massachusetts prison  Appleton Post Crescent

James Duquette was convicted of the murders of Appleton's Anne Preimesberger and Tara Kassens of Mequon. He remains in a Massachusetts prison.

2018 Post-Crescent Academic All-Star nominees shine in, out of classroom  Appleton Post Crescent

The students were nominated based on academic achievement, participation in extracurricular activities, community *service*, leadership & character.

Here Are The Best 100 High Schools in Wisconsin For 2017

Top 100 Wisconsin High Schools 2017 - Wauwatosa, WI - The rankings were released this week. Find out how your child's school performed here:

Monday's prep track results  Appleton Post Crescent


Robinson-to-Zeratsky passing combination gives Appleton North offense another dimension  Appleton Post Crescent

APPLETON - The Carter Robinson-to-Adam Zeratsky combination has developed into a real threat for the Appleton North football team.

Memorial Day events in the Fox Valley  Appleton Post Crescent

Local Memorial Day events are planned to honor fallen soldiers.

Protests Planned for President Trump's Visit to Wisconsin

Citizen Action of Wisconsin is planning protests around the state in reaction to President Donald Trump's visit to Wisconsin on Thursday to take part in the ...

New law requires personal finance education at Wisconsin schools  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A new law requires public school boards in Wisconsin to adopt academic standards for financial literacy and incorporate instruction in personal finance into the ...

The Buzz: San Rocco's opens in Appleton, serving pizza, wings and subs  Appleton Post Crescent

San Rocco's opened this week in the former Badger Treats building at 1025 N. Badger Ave. in Appleton. The building was tailor-made for the new business ...

Photo mix-up won't tarnish Bradley's legacy  Appleton Post Crescent

The Marines say it misidentified the former Appleton resident in iconic Iwo Jima flag-raising photo.

Your guide to Memorial Day remembrances  Appleton Post Crescent

How is your city marking Memorial Day? Check here for local events.

Red Smith banquet honors athletes, volunteers  Appleton Post Crescent

Standout prep athletes from the Fox Valley and adult volunteers were honored Tuesday during the 51st annual Red Smith Sports Award Banquet at the ...

WIAA track and field: Denmark's Kralovetz takes first in 1,600  Green Bay Press Gazette

Denmark senior Leah Kralovetz dominated the Division 2 field in the 1600 meter run on Friday.

Fox Cities students hit the national stage  Appleton Post Crescent

Hundreds of Fox Cities students went to national competitions for nonathletic activities.

WIAA state track and field notebook: Ashwaubenon's Wagner has big finish  Green Bay Press Gazette

LA CROSSE – Sage Wagner saved her best for last. The Ashwaubenon senior not only set her personal record in the 1,600-meter run Friday at the WIAA ...

The Verdict Is In: 16 Teams Advance to State High School Mock Trial Semifinals | The Verdict Is In: 16 Teams Advance to State High School Mock Trial Semifinals  WisBar

Students from 16 Wisconsin high schools advance to the State Bar of Wisconsin's 33rd Annual High School Mock Trial semifinal event on Saturday, March 12, ...

Wisconsin Herd's inaugural coaching staff includes ex-Badgers star Brian Butch

The Wisconsin Herd named Steve Payne, Justin Wetzel and Jamaal Benjamin as Assistant Coaches for the team's inaugural 2017-18 season. Appleton West ...

Meet the 2017 Post-Crescent Academic All-Star nominees  Appleton Post Crescent

Meet the nominees for The Post-Crescent's 30th class of Academic All-Stars.

Appleton celebrates, pays respect on Memorial Day  Appleton Post Crescent

Appleton residents gathered for a parade and ceremony dedicated to fallen soldiers.

Former Appleton Boychoir executive charged with theft  Appleton Post Crescent

The former executive director of the Appleton Boychoir stole nearly $17,000 from the organization, police say, and leaders of the nonprofit arts group believe the ...

WIAA state track and field: Sheboygan South's Kovacic, Plymouth's Huhn take 3rds  The Sheboygan Press

LA CROSSE – Sheboygan South's Brock Kovacic and Plymouth's Cece Huhn both took home bronze medals Friday at the WIAA state track and field meet.

Packers, Microsoft bring touch of Silicon Valley to Titletown District  Green Bay Press Gazette

The Green Bay Packers and Microsoft partnership to drive entrepreneurship and innovation in Northeastern Wisconsin.

WIAA state track and field: Fond du Lac's Andrew Stone wins Division 1 discus title  Fond du Lac Reporter

LA CROSSE - One-hundred ninety-three feet, 3 inches. That was the number to beat for Fond du Lac senior Andrew Stone. Verona's Luke Sullivan set that state ...

Things to do list  Appleton Post Crescent

ATTRACTIONS. Barlow Planetarium: 1478 Midway Road, Menasha. At the UW-Fox Valley campus, the planetarium allows visitors to travel billions of miles ...

WIAA state track: Rosholt's Rzentkowski races to 3,200 championship in Division 3  Stevens Point Journal

WIAA state track: Rosholt senior Adam Rzentkowski races to 3200-meter championship in Division 3.

Brad Smith is tech world's ambassador  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Brad Smith, a Wisconsin native, is president and chief legal officer for Microsoft Corp.

Army National Combine participants

Here is a look at the list of prospects expected to participate in the 2016 U.S. Army National Combine in San Antonio on Friday, Jan. 8.

WIAA state track and field: Berlin senior takes third in Division 2 shot put  The Oshkosh Northwestern

Berlin senior Bradon Gulch takes third place in Division 2 shot put and Oshkosh North sophomore Jack Scherer finishes fourth in 3200-meter run.

O.C. Boldt not the retiring type  Appleton Post Crescent

Oscar C. Boldt still plays active role in 125-year-old construction company.

Your guide to the Appleton Christmas Parade  Appleton Post Crescent

From when to camp out to where to park, we've got you covered.

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