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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 ...

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?

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.

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."

Vernon Verkuilen | Obituaries  Leader-Telegram

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

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 ...

High school: Tuesday's girls results  Appleton Post Crescent

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

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.

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.

Yvonne Verkuilen | Obituaries  Leader-Telegram

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

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.

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.

High school: Saturday's sports results  Appleton Post Crescent

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

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.

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.

Appleton area students to plan walkout

APPLETON (WLUK) -- Three Appleton area students are planning walkouts in remembrance of the 17 students that were gunned down in Florida weeks ago.

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.

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.

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 ...

Appleton school dress code draws debate  Appleton Post Crescent

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

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Teacher accused of sexual assault on daughter’s friend shows up at graduation, Wisc. cops say  The Fresno Bee

A Wisconsin teacher, accused of sexually assaulting his daughter's 16-year-old friend, asked just one question as he was released on bond: Could he attend his ...

Inaugural MLK diversity award to be presented Thursday in Appleton  Appleton Post Crescent

Inaugural Martin Luther King "I Have a Dream" Diversity Award will be presented Thursday at Appleton West High School.

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.

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.

Monday's prep track results  Appleton Post Crescent


'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.

Fox Cities students named AP Scholars  Appleton Post Crescent

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

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 ...

Area students earn AP Scholar honors  Appleton Post Crescent

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

Appleton educators, community members recognized  Appleton Post Crescent

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

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:

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Memorial Day events in the Fox Valley  Appleton Post Crescent

Local Memorial Day events are planned to honor fallen soldiers.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Fox Cities students hit the national stage  Appleton Post Crescent

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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, ...

Wave of bomb threats hits schools nationwide  Appleton Post Crescent

A wave of threats directed at schools across the nation Monday forced authorities to lock down buildings or evacuate students.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Your guide to the Appleton Christmas Parade  Appleton Post Crescent

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

Brad Smith is tech world's ambassador  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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

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

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

Menasha shooting victim led simple life with friends and family  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Adam Bentdahl preferred to listen rather than talk about himself. He lived a simple life, enjoyed watching campy horror movies with his sister and making people ...

Witnesses: Wis. gunman on bridge long time beforehand  USA TODAY

MENASHA, Wis. — Police said Wednesday that preliminary autopsy results indicate the victims of the deadly shooting on the Trestle Trail bridge here Sunday ...

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