News – August 27, 2019

(Juneau) A Dodge County Jail work release inmate who failed to return to the jail from a pre-approved work shift has been apprehended. Michael Gleesing had an active warrant issued for his arrest. The 38-year-old was serving a 270-day sentence for Theft Intent to Defraud/ False Representation.  Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt credit’s the public’s help in locating Glessing.

 

(Town of Trenton) A North Fond du Lac man charged with running from Dodge County deputies at 130-miles-per-hour while drunk was sentenced yesterday (Monday) to 20 days in jail with work release privileges. Mackenzie Rea Trosper entered a no contest plea to a misdemeanor count of second offense OWI and a felony Fleeing charge was dismissed. The incident occurred in December on Highway 151 in the Town of Trenton. The 30-year-old’s blood alcohol level was point-one-five (.151).

 

(Town of Trenton) A rural Beaver Dam man was killed in a farm accident Friday afternoon. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office says the incident occurred around 2:30pm at N9334 County Highway A. Upon arrival, deputies learned that a farm tractor had rolled onto John Ganske, who was operating the loader controls from the ground. The Medical Examiner pronounced the 80-year-old dead at the scene.

 

(Mayville) The city of Mayville signed off on an EMS agreement with the village of Kekoskee last (Monday) night. Early this month, the common council agreed to offer a one-year contract totaling $15,000 with a 90-day autorenewal. As part of the agreement, Mayville would be responsible for providing the EMS equipment and their communications services; they would also be able to discuss any possible rate changes on a yearly basis. The contract still needs approval from Kekoskee before it goes into effect.

 

(Madison) State tax collections were 75-and-half million dollars higher for the fiscal year than what the Legislative Fiscal Bureau had projected in May. But the Department of Revenue noted in an announcement yesterday (Monday) that the tax collection numbers have not been audited yet. That will be done in time for the state’s annual fiscal report released in October. Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says that yesterday’s announcement proves that Wisconsin’s economy is strong and that the state government is well-prepared for the future. The Juneau Republican adds that the state is one of the best places in the country to start a business, raise a family, or retire.

 

(Madison) The state department of justice is warning people against taking part in vigilante online stings for suspected pedophiles. Internet Crimes Against Children director Matthew Joy says these stings often focus on naming and shaming people, rather than gathering useful information for police. Joy says it limits what law enforcement and prosecutors can do with respect to that information and successful prosecution. He adds that it can also be dangerous for people taking part. He urges people who suspect someone of attempting to harm children online to contact the local authorities and let the professionals handle it.

 

(Madison) Monday’s announcement of Congressman Sean Duffy’s upcoming resignation has led to speculation of who could fill his seat.  On the Republican side, State Senator Tom Tiffany and operative Luke Hilgerman have released statements saying they are considering a run.  On the Democratic side, State Senator Janet Bewley says she is not ruling out a run.  No special election has been set yet.

 

(Waupun) The ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new all-abilities playground at the Rock River Intermediate School in Waupun was postponed yesterday afternoon because of rain. It will be held at the school this afternoon at 3:30 pm. The public is welcome to attend. The ceremony will feature remarks from school district officials and those who sparked the community-supported project. An all-abilities playground is a space that provides inclusive play opportunities for children of all ages and abilities.