News – September 11, 2019

(Wisconsin) U.S. and Wisconsin State flags are being flown at half-staff today in honor of the State Day of Service and Remembrance and out of respect for the nearly 3,000 lives lost on September 11th, 2001. Governor Tony Evers issued an executive order Monday. Members of the governor’s administration and staff will be participating in service events throughout the day.

(Juneau) There will be a silent parade tonight in Juneau in honor of those who lost their lives in the September 11th attacks. The parade will begin on South Western Avenue and makes its way through the city before ending at the Juneau Fire Department on Cross Street where refreshments will be served.  Street lights along the route will be turned off at 8pm. Emergency vehicles will display their lights but they will not use their sirens. Citizens are encouraged to line the streets with candles; small American flags will be given out.

(Juneau) Officials in Juneau had hoped to be in their new city hall by now but have yet to close on the property because of a zoning issue. Farmers and Merchants Bank is selling their old building at 405 Jewel Street to the city for $175-thousand dollars. Closing was supposed to be in June. Juneau City Attorney Mark Sweet told the city council last (Tuesday) night that restrictive covenants on the parcels were recently discovered that limit the use of the property to residential; it should be zoned commercial. Sweet recommends extending the closing date while the matter is being worked out.

(Juneau) The Juneau Common Council last (Tuesday) night approved assessments for property owners along Downie Drive and Leonard Avenue. Residents made three attempts to halt the inclusion of sidewalks in the $487-thousand-dollar project. Sidewalks are the only component of the reconstruction where individual homeowners must pay the entire cost. The property owners say the sidewalks would be seldom-used being on a dead end and a cul-de-sac. The sidewalk portion totals $77-thousand dollars, which is roughly 16-percent of the total project. Costs per homeowner range from $3000 to $8000.

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam woman is accused of embezzling $23-thousand dollars from Coyote Gas and Liquor. Jennifer Singsheim reportedly told investigators that she developed an addiction to scratch-off lottery tickets after winning $500 several years ago. In July, the 44-year-old manager of the Beaver Dam gas station allegedly failed to make several nightly deposits. She already paid back $5000. If convicted, Singsheim is facing up to ten years in prison.

(Fond du Lac) Authorities in Fond du Lac have arrested an Appleton man who fled from deputies and the State Patrol last Friday night. The 21-year-old had been stopped by a sheriff’s deputy, but while the deputy was checking on the man’s ID, he took off. The pursuit was eventually terminated on I-41 northbound at State Highway 26. On Monday, the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the Appleton Police Department arrested the suspected driver. He is being held in the Fond du Lac County Jail on multiple charges.

(Beaver Dam) A stop sign is being installed Wednesday on North Spring Street at Woodland Drive in Beaver Dam. The stop sign is part of an intergovernmental agreement between the city and the Town of Beaver Dam related to the Elser’s Woods subdivision. A new apartment complex is being developed nearby in the city, leading to increased traffic on Woodland Drive, which will connect to Highway 33 via Commercial Drive within the next two years. The stop signs will be temporary with the city responsible for installing traffic lights or a roundabout at North Spring and Woodland by the end of the 2021 construction season.

(Madison) Senator Tammy Baldwin is once again trying to ensure that every Packers fan in Wisconsin has a chance to watch the Green and Gold. Baldwin says her ‘Go Pack Go’ Act would require that Wisconsin residents always have access to watching the Packers on cable or satellite TV, even if they live in TV markets that normally host the Vikings or the Lions. Baldwin says some 400-thousand residents will have to watch the Vikings play when scheduling conflicts come up later this season.