News – August 27, 2022

(Oak Grove) A weeklong jury trial was scheduled yesterday (Friday) for a Horicon man facing Vehicular Homicide charges. Daniel Bryfczynski is facing four felony charges including Injury by Use of a Vehicle with a Controlled Substance along with Operating with a Restricted Controlled Substance Causing Injury, Second Offense. The trial is slated to begin on April 10th. (Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam man was sentenced to 180 days in jail with work release privileges this week for burglarizing a residential property. Raul Contreras entered a guilty plea to a felony count of Burglary. The 31-year-old was also placed on probation for three years. (Green Bay) Two mayors are apparently off the hook for not coming in to talk with the Republican elections investigation. On Friday, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said he’d rescind a standing subpoena against Madison mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway and Green Bay mayor Eric Genrich after they refused to come and answer questions behind closed doors for Mike Gableman. Gableman himself was fired earlier this month after backing Vos’s primary opponent, leading to the closure of the Office of Special Counsel. – WRN (Watertown) A Watertown business was a recent recipient of grant funds from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin is a competitive grant program designed to strengthen the state’s agriculture and food industries by helping farms and businesses more efficiently process, market, and distribute locally grown food products. Crimson Kitchen and Gardens received $10,000 to expand its food product sales and make canned food available year round to create new jobs. (Watertown) Watertown Regional Medical Center will have two new OBGYN’s starting in September. Dr. Kaci Axelson and Dr. Melissa Nehls will be providing a broad-spectrum of obstetrics and gynecology care at the Center for Women’s Health. Scheduling has not yet opened up for these new providers, but a list has been created for anyone who wants to see Dr. Axelson or Dr. Nehls once they start on September 1st. To get your name on the list, or if you are in need of immediate care and want to schedule with a current provider, call 920-262-4825. (Watertown) Watertown Regional Medical Center will have two new OBGYN’s starting in September. Dr. Kaci Axelson and Dr. Melissa Nehls will be providing a broad-spectrum of obstetrics and gynecology care at the Center for Women’s Health. Manager at the Center for Women’s Health Hillary Bielefeldt says they are excited to bring both Axelson and Nehls to Watertown. She says a recent survey showed them the importance of offering more options for OBGYN’s at their facility. (Waupun) New wayfinding signs in Waupun highlight one of the city’s most notable features. Mayor Rohn Bishop wanted the signage as well as the welcome to Waupun signs to make it known that they are the city of sculptures. Before his push, the signs were to incorporate a new crop logo. Bishop says that is not right for the city known for the famous “End of the Trail” statue and six other outdoor sculptures donated by Clerance Shaler. (Wisconsin) Officials with U-W Health say hundreds of nurses likely won’t get their demands met by going on strike. Ninety-nine-percent of U-W Health nurses voted earlier this week to go on strike for three days in mid-September to get their union recognized. The nurses say they’ve dealt with understaffing, exhaustion, and burnout for years — made worse by the coronavirus pandemic. They say if U-W Health recognizes the union, nurses will have a greater say in hospital policies. But a U-W Health spokesperson says the hospital is disappointed by news of the strike, and that a strike will only harm patients. – WRN