(Markesan) The Markesan Police Department which has been spearheading an effort to raise funds for new playground equipment at Hein Park recently gave an update on that effort. About $10,000 or 25 percent of the goal has been donated toward the equipment so far. Police Chief Will Pflum says it is exciting to think that they have already raised a quarter of the money needed to make the project a reality in the spring. Donations can be sent to the City of Markesan Hein Park Playground Fund, P.O. Box 352, Markesan, WI. 53946 or you can reach out to the city hall by calling 920-398-3031. He says it is the department’s goal to have the new playground area landscaped and a large portion of the new playground equipment in by next June.