News – January 23, 2019

(Beaver Dam) State Representative Mark Born says judging by last night’s State of the State address, it is clear that there are plenty of opportunities to work with Governor Evers this session. The Beaver Dam Republican, who sits on the powerful Joint Finance Committee, says it is also important to recognize the bold reforms put in place over the past eight years by Republicans that put the state in the position it is in today. Born notes that in the previous legislative session, nearly 91-percent of the bills passed the legislature with a bipartisan vote.

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam tavern is appealing a 15-day suspension of its liquor license. The city council on Monday approved the action against Johnny’s Lounge for a closing time fight last June. Yesterday, authorities served the suspension notice to the business while at the same time attorneys for the Madison Street bar also filed their appeal. The suspension cannot be enforced until after the appeals process is complete. The appeal alleges that the city failed to follow proper procedure under state statute in pursuing the suspension. The city adopted a demerit point ordinance in 2009 to better manage drinking establishments that break the law.

(Campbellsport) A Fond du Lac businessman has been identified as the victim of a fatal accident on Lake Winnebago Monday night. Fifty-five-year-old Peter Zacherl and his son 23-year-old Daniel Zacherl both went through the ice on their ATVs. They were taken to St. Agnes Hospital where Peter Zacherl died. Daniel and a passenger on his ATV, 22-year-old Sabrina Butler of Campbellsport, were treated and released. Peter Zacherl owned and was a funeral director at Zachaerl Funeral Home in Fond du Lac. Daniel is an apprentice funeral director.

(Fox Lake) A Fox Lake man was sentenced yesterday (Tuesday) to 135 days in jail with work release privileges for leading Dodge and Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase. In March, Sheriff’s deputies began chasing Ryan Brown near Waupun at one point reaching speeds of 112 mile an hour. The pursuit crossed through both Dodge and Fond du Lac Counties. In addition to jail, the 32-year-old was placed on probation for three years.

(Fond du Lac) More than 200-thousand people have viewed a Facebook video of a Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s deputy hurrying to get out of the way of an oncoming vehicle as it slid out of control on a snowy highway. The incident was caught on Deputy Jason Fabry’s dash cam as he was walking back onto the highway after assisting another driver that had slid off the road. The video went viral with more than 2,800 shares and was featured on national morning shows. The Sheriff’s Departments cautions drivers to slow down during snow events.

(Lake Mills) A winning lottery ticket was sold in Lake Mills for Monday’s Badger 5 drawing. Wisconsin Lottery officials say the lucky ticket was sold at the Kwik Trip on Tyranena Park Road. The award totals $61-thousand dollars and marks the game’s second jackpot price in five days. As the winning retailer, the store will receive a $1,220 incentive based on two percent of the prize amount. The winner has 180 days from the drawing date to claim their prize in person at the Lottery’s Madison office. The winning numbers are three, ten, 17, 24 and 29.