(Reeseville) Area fire officials are highlighting volunteer shortages during National Fire Prevention Week. Jim Bublitz with the Reeseville Fire Service Corporation says they are always in need of volunteers. He says there is an 80-hour training course as well as written and state exams a person needs to pass in order to become a certified firefighter. Bublitz encouraging people to attend the Reeseville Fire Department’s pancake breakfast this Sunday raising money new extrication equipment.
(Waupun) The Waupun Fire Department is hosting an open house tonight as part of National Fire Prevention Week. The event features fire extinguisher training, side-by-side burn demonstrations, the survive alive house, fire truck displays and a meet-n-greet with Sparky the fire dog. The open house runs 5pm to 8pm at the Waupun Safety Building. Fire Chief BJ DeMaa says his department will be hosting weeklong activities teaching people the importance of planning an escape route in the event of a fire.
(Waushara County) Fire destroyed a tavern in Tustin in Waushara County overnight. The Pony Creek Pub is located on the northwest corner of Lake Poygan. Fire crews were dispatched about 10:20pm last night. The building was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. Nine neighboring fire departments battled the blaze. Poy Sippi Fire officials say no one was injured and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
(Beaver Dam) Beaver Dam Police Sergeant Jeremiah Johnson is encouraging residents to have safeguards in place while out drinking. His comments come just days after the Dodge County Medical Examiner determined that acute ethanal intoxication played a factor in the death of 48-year-old George Stodola. The Beaver Dam man’s body was recovered from the Beaver Dam river in June. Johnson says drinking and driving is not the only danger from excessive public drinking. He says if a person is too drunk to walk, they need to reach out to someone to get them home safely.
(Plymouth) The body of a missing Greenbush man was found in the Mullet River in Plymouth Saturday morning. Plymouth Police say a group of kayakers came across the body of Kevan McClintock who had been missing since early Thursday morning when he jumped into the river after his dog. Police working with the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Dive team were able to recover his body just outside of the initial search area. He was identified at the scene. The 63-year-old apparently could not swim. A friend located his dog.
(Poynette) Officials in Columbia County say a September shooting was not random. Keith Wolf was shot and killed in the basement of his home in the Town of Leeds September 27th. The 35-year-old was down there investigating a noise while his wife and kids hid upstairs. Sheriff Roger Brandner says that Wolf was targeted in the attack. Anyone with information about Wolf in the days before his death is being asked to call the sheriff’s department.
(Beaver Dam) Beaver Dam residents can place leaves at the curbside for pick-up starting tomorrow. Leaves — along with lawn grass rakings resulting from leaf gathering, garden vines and stalks – should be placed in the terrace areas of the street edge in loose piles for collection by DPW crews. Yard waste cannot be placed in the street or gutter, or in any containers and cannot be mixed with other forms of waste like brush or shrubbery cuttings. Leaf collection will continue through late November.