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Pilot battles dicey conditions to make safe landing at Fond du Lac County Airport | By Bob Nelson

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    July 20, 2017 – Fond du Lac County, WI – Two Washington state men landed their small plane safely at the Fond du Lac County Airport after battling strong head winds from a thunderstorm and a quickly depleting fuel supply. Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Captain Ryan

Fatal accident in neighboring Fond du Lac County | By Bob Nelson

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  July 16, 2017 – Fond du Lac, WI – Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s have released the names of two women involved in a fatal accident in the Town of Oakfield early Saturday morning. Samantha Feucht, 27, of St. Cloud was heading north in the southbound lanes of

3 Fondy hometown heroes recognized for saving woman’s life

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July 11, 2017 – Fond du Lac County, WI – Three Fond du Lac County highway workers are being praised for stopping to help during a two-vehicle accident on Highway 45 last Friday afternoon. Highway Commissioner Tom Janke says Jim Guell, Steve Reilly and Dan Hornburg were on their

Dept of Agriculture warns of Medicare card scam

July 10, 2017 – Washington County, WI – Scammers are using the transition period for the replacement of old Medicare cards with a newer version to benefit themselves.

Boy injured in bicycling accident in neighboring Fond du Lac County | By Bob Nelson

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July 10, 2017 – Fond du Lac, WI – Flight for Life flew a nine-year-old boy to Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee  after he crashed his dirt bike at the ATV park in Fond du Lac on Saturday afternoon.   Officials with the Fond du Lac Fire Department said the

Washington County judge to Jackson man: “selfish, immature, irresponsible”| By Bob Nelson

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June 29, 2017 – Washington County, WI – A Washington County judge this week called a 22-year-old Jackson man “selfish, immature and irresponsible” then sentenced him to five years in prison for causing a traffic accident that killed a woman and injured others. Dylan Hodgson tried to pass two vehicles

Former Mayville Police Chief makes initial court appearance | By Bob Nelson

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June 28, 2017 – Mayville, WI – Former Mayville Police Chief Chris MacNeill made his initial court appearance in Dodge County Court this week on charges of misconduct in office and obstructing an officer. He allegedly altered documents in 2011 to help the son of a Mayville police officer get

Cause of blimp crash during U.S. Open released | By Bob Nelson

June 27, 2017 – Erin, WI – Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board have determined what caused an advertising blimp to crash at the U.S. Open near Hartford on June 15. According to the NTSB report the outer fabric of the blimp caught fire near some burners. The blimp

Campbellsport man charged with tax fraud | By Bob Nelson

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June 27, 2017 – A federal court trial is scheduled in August for the 69-year-old Campbellsport man charged with tax fraud. Robert Spoerl, owner of J & R Tax Service in Kewaskum, is charged in a 28-count indictment. Federal prosecutors say from 2011 to 2015 he filed more than 100

Elkhart Lake drowning victim identified | By Bob Nelson

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June 26, 2017 – Elkhart Lake, WI – Elkhart Lake Police say the man whose body was discovered floating in Elkhart Lake on Saturday was a 45-year-old Sheboygan man. Authorities said Dustin Knaus accidentally fell into the lake and drowned. A 911 call to the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Communication Center

Fondy MPTC campus sees great success with boot camps | By Bob Nelson

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June 26, 2017 – Fond du lac, WI – Moraine Park Technical College (MPTC), Fond du lac campus, has had great success with its CNC (Computerized Numeric Control) and Welding Boot Camps over the past eight years. Dean of Economic and Workforce Development Jo Ann Hall says at the conclusion

Fond du Lac County Breakfast on the Farm is Sunday | By Bob Nelson

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  June 23, 3017 – Fond du Lac, WI – The 29th Annual Fond du Lac County Breakfast on the Farm will be held Sunday at the Daane Dairy Farm located on Hemp Road near Waupun. Melissa Worthington of the Fond du Lac Area Association of Commerce advises buying

National Weather Service confirms EF-0 tornado this week in neighboring Fond du Lac, Co. | By Bob Nelson

June 14, 2017 – Fond du Lac Co., WI – After meeting with National Weather Service officials and the Osceola  Management Director Tuesday afternoon, Fond du Lac County Communications and Emergency Management Director Bobbi Hicken said it was determined an EF-0 tornado hit the Town of Osceola Monday night.

Neighboring Fond du Lac County hit hard by storms | By Bob Nelson

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June 12, 2017 – Fond du Lac, WI – Fond du Lac County Emergency Management officials will have a better idea on Tuesday regarding how much damage was caused by the high winds that accompanied thunderstorms Monday night. Emergency Management Director Bobbi Hicken says the Brandon-Fairwater was particularly hard

Campbellsport Police Chief has submitted his resignation. By Bob Nelson

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      May 1, 2017 – Campbellsport, WI – Campbellsport Police Chief Jay Zautner has submitted his resignation.   It takes effect about the middle of this month.   Zautner is a long-time member of the department, but has been police chief the past three years.   Village

Fatal accident in neighboring Fond du Lac County. By Bob Nelson

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April 5, 2017 – Campbellsport, WI – An 87-year-old Campbellsport woman was killed and a 90-year-old Campbellsport man critically injured when their vehicle went off the road and struck a tree in the Village of Campbellsport Tuesday morning. Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Captain Ryan Waldschmidt said the woman

House fire in neighboring Fond du Lac. By Bob Nelson

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      April 1, 2017 – Fond du Lac, WI – Fire damaged a home at 386 Ledgeview Ave. in Fond du Lac on Saturday morning. Fond du Lac Fire Chief Peter O’Leary said the call came in before 5 a.m. about a report of smoke in the

E-reader catches fire at elementary school in neighboring Fond du Lac County. By Bob Nelson

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March 15, 2017 – Fond du Lac, WI – Fond du Lac’s Fire Chief Pete O’Leary is cautioning residents after an E-reader spontaneously combusted at the Roberts Elementary School Tuesday afternoon. Chief O’Leary said there was no warning when the Acer E-reader began smoking and started on fire. There

Campbellsport man wins $71,000 in Badger 5. By Bob Nelson

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  March 2, 2017 – Campbellsport, WI – A Campbellsport man came forward to claim the $71,000 jackpot from the Sunday, Feb. 26 Badger 5 drawing. He purchased his ticket at Dins Garage & Mini Mart in Campbellsport. The winner’s ticket matched the winning numbers of 1, 10, 12,

Icy roads blamed for increase in accidents in neighboring Fond du Lac County. By Bob Nelson

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Feb. 25, 2017 – Fond du Lac, WI – Icy roads caused a number of accidents in the area Friday afternoon and night. In the City of Fond du Lac 10 vehicles were involved in one accident on the West Johnson Street Bridge. The West Johnson Street Railroad overpass,

Dog dies in house fire in neighboring Dodge County. By Bob Nelson

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Feb. 19, 2017 – Town of Trenton, WI – Fire destroyed a home in Dodge County’s Town of Trenton Friday night. Waupun Fire Chief B.J. DeMaa said the family of three living in the home safely escaped, but a dog died in the fire. The Red Cross is assisting
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