News – October 11, 2019

(Hustisford) For about a year, somebody has been stealing road signs in Hustisford in Dodge County. It may seem like a harmless prank, but Town chairman David Margelofsky tells WKOW-TV the costs add up. He says Hustisford already struggles to maintain their roads without having to spend dollars on budgeted items for someone short sightedness. Some of the signs take include curb signs, no parking, road signs, bump and rough road signs. The town has had to spend several thousand dollars to replace the stolen signs.

(Fox Lake) Fox Lake is investing $80-thousand dollars to open the aging city pool once again next summer. The city has $30-thousand dollars built into each of the next two budgets to pay for a new heater and resurfacing. The remaining money came from a variety of fundraisers and donations from the Waupun Memorial Hospital and Agnesian Healthcare. Mayor Tom Bednarek says with the amount of growth the city has seen in recent years, a pool will go a long way in helping attract and retain young families. Bednarek says a pool is an asset in a small community, just like a police station, a fire department or a school. The work is expected to be completed by the first week of June.

(Juneau) Juneau Mayor Dan Wegener says an increase in wages for crossing guards to $15-per hour is well-deserved. The common council this week approved the increase that was first proposed to go up around 25-cents to $13.50-per hour. Wegener says there was consensus on the Public Safety Committee that for everything that crossing guards do to protect our youth they definitely deserve more money.  The pay raise is effective January 1.

(Juneau) A Reeseville woman incarcerated at Taycheedah Correctional Institution was placed on probation for three years yesterday (Thursday) for bringing an illegal substance into the Dodge County Jail. Katie Gamboeck had a year-and-a-half prison sentenced imposed and stayed which would have added to the time she is already serving for felony Bail Jumping. The 38-year-old brought heroin to a court appearance for the Treatment Alternatives and Diversion Program. Gamboeck was subsequently terminated from the program and was taken to jail. While in the same jail pod, another woman observed Gamboeck slide a piece of paper that contained heroin under the cell door.

(Ashippun) The case against an Oconomowoc man accused of assaulting several minors at his home in Ashippun has been suspended. Matthew Courtois was found not competent to stand trial on two felony counts of Repeated Sexual Assault of a Child. In August, a possible sexual assault was reported to the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office. Courtois is accused of assaulting three prepubescent children between January and August of this year. Courtois has been referred to an outpatient program.