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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

Dicey ice conditions on south end of Lake Winnebago in Fond du Lac Co. By Bob Nelson

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Feb. 13, 2017 – Fond du Lac, WI – High winds and warmer temperatures have made the ice on the southern part of Lake Winnebago unsafe. Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Captain Ryan Waldschmidt said they got a call Sunday night from a man who believed his pickup was

Water clarity update as sturgeon spearing starts Saturday on Lake Winnebago By Bob Nelson

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Feb. 10, 2017 – Fond du Lac, WI – Shanty towns are popping up on Lake Winnebago and the Upriver lakes as sturgeon spearers prepare for the start of the season Saturday. DNR Sturgeon Biologist Ryan Koenigs said a short season means conditions are good, but others argue for

Names released in fatal accident in neighboring Sheboygan County By Bob Nelson

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Feb. 5, 2017 – Town of Lyndon, WI – Sheboygan County Sheriff’s officials have released the names of those involved in a fatal one-vehicle rollover accident in the Town of Lyndon on Saturday afternoon. Ryan Moyer, 31, of Adell was driving the vehicle on Blueberry Lane and Pheasant Valley

Morning fire destroys barn in neighboring Fond du Lac County. Kewaskum FD responds along with 6 other departments.

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Jan. 30, 2017 – Seven fire departments responded to a barn fire in Eden on Monday morning. Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s officials said the barn at W2331 Maple Lane was a complete loss.   Brian Neitzel was the owner of the 38 foot x 210 foot free-stall barn

Firefighters in neighboring Fond du Lac County called to garage fire – it was fully engulfed upon arrival

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Jan. 8, 2017 – Fond du Lac, WI – Firefighters battled brutally cold temperatures as a fire destroyed a detached garage and two vehicles early Sunday morning in Fond du Lac . Firefighters got the call to 132 East Cotton Street just before 2 a.m.  When crews arrived the

MPTC saluted for being a military-friendly school

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Dec. 31, 2016 – West Bend, WI – For the seventh consecutive year, Moraine Park Technical College is pleased to have made Victory Media’s list of Military Friendly Schools for its commitment in serving veterans as students. Institutions earning the 2017 Military Friendly School designation were evaluated using both

Two people injured in separate snowmobiling accidents in neighboring Fond du Lac County

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Dec. 18, 2016 – Fond du Lac, WI – Two people were hurt in separate snowmobile accidents in Fond du Lac County early Sunday morning. Fond du Lac County Sheriffs said Bradford Doemel, 53,  of Ripon was ejected from his snowmobile when he approached State Highway 44-49 south of

7 departments respond to shed fire in Town of Lamartine

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Nov. 17, 2016 – Lamartine, WI – Fire departments battled a barn fire at W8454 County Highway TC in the Town of Lamartine Thursday afternoon. Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s officials said the fire was reported at 1:30 p.m. Two sheds were destroyed. There were no injuries reported and

Brownsville man killed in FDL County motorcycle accident

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Nov. 4, 2016 – Fond du Lac, WI – A 40-year-old Brownsville man was killed in a motorcycle crash on Fond du Lac County Highway D south of Hawes Court in the Town of Fond du Lac Thursday night. Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Mike Nolan said the
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