News – February 11, 2020

(Campbellsport) One person was arrested following a stabbing in Campbellsport. The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the 100 block of Killdeer Avenue yesterday (Monday) following reports of an altercation between a male subject and his girlfriend. Deputies arrived to find a 40-year-old Campbellsport man with non-life threating stab wounds. He was transported to St. Agnes Hospital for medical treatment. A 36-year-old Campbellsport woman is in the Fond du Lac County Jail.

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam School Board last (Monday) night approved the findings of an audit of district finances during the previous school year. Auditors with Baker Tilly says the district received a clean bill of health, securing an “unmodified opinion” which is the highest form of assurance an entity can receive. The General Fund totals just over $40-million. The goal was to increase the General Fund balance by $58-thousand; the district exceeded that goal by increasing the fund by $251-thousand dollars. The district has $4.7-million dollars in reserves, which at ten-percent of the General Fund is in the recommended range.

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam High School’s robotics teams will be competing internationally this spring. The Robohackerz is a club with nine students who build and program robots to compete against handmade robots from other schools. The Robohackerz are one of two teams from Wisconsin, and one of eight from the United States, to be invited to compete in Japan this May. The “First Lego League Central Europe Research and Robotics Competition” will feature clubs from 60 countries representing every continent except Antarctica.

(Madison) Moving forward, to address problems in the Wisconsin National Guard. Governor Tony Evers has approved a corrective action plan to improve the Guard’s handling of sexual assault, sexual harassment and retaliation allegations. In December, Guard commander General Donald Dunbar, resigned after federal investigators found the Wisconsin Guard failed to follow federal law when handling sexual assault and harassment claims. Brigadier General Laurie Farris of the New Hampshire National Guard will oversee the plan’s development and implementation, which is to be completed no later than August 31.

(Madison) The Wisconsin State Assembly is on the floor this afternoon. Speaker Robin Vos said the day’s agenda includes bills from the Republican “Tougher on Crime” package, legislation to combat drunk driving and bills to increase penalties on crimes against the elderly.

(Wautoma) A fisheries biologist with the state’s Department of Natural Resources says the fishing shack count for the Lake Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing season is way down this year. David Barts works out of the Wautoma office. He says they usually have over 5000 shacks on Lake Winnebago and the Upriver Lakes and this season just a little over 3000 in total. Poor ice and water clarity conditions kept some off the ice over the opening weekend. The season is expected to run all 16 days on Lake Winnebago and possibly just as long on the Upriver Lakes.

(Dodge County) All snowmobile trails in all zones in Dodge County are open. The Wild Goose State Trail is also open to snowmobile, ATV/UTV traffic. Because it is a multi-use trail, operators are reminded to be watchful for pedestrian, bicycle and equine users. Also, there is no ATV/UTV operation allowed on the Wild Goose in Fond du Lac County. Dodge County’s northern boundary is State Highway 49 near Waupun.

(Lake Mills) A Lake Mills man won $350,000 from the Wisconsin Lottery. Jim Yandre secured the top prize in the January 29th SuperCash! drawing. Lotto officials say Yandre has been playing the same meaningful SuperCash! numbers for the past 30 years, including his late wife and kid’s birthdays. Before retiring, Yandre was a firefighter in the town of Lake Mills. Yandre says he is excited to share some of his winnings with his children. The winning ticket was purchased at Lake Mills Market LLC. The store will receive a $7,000 incentive for selling the winning ticket.