November 21, 2015

Names Of Driver Killed In Thursday’s Waupun Car Accident Released


11/21/15 – The names of those involved in Thursday’s two-vehicle accident near Waupun have been released.  Preliminary investigations show that a 53-year-old Jo Anne Eiche was killed after she failed to yield the right-of-way while turning from Highway 49 onto Highway Z and was struck by an eastbound vehicle driven by 48-year-old Sheri Hansen of Waupun.  Hansen was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  There were no passengers in either car.

Applications Accepted For Mayville Council Vacancy


11/21/15 – People interested in filling the vacant council seat in Mayville need to act fast.  An aldermanic application along with a letter of interest must be submitted to the city clerk’s office by noon on Monday.  The District Two opening was created earlier this month when Ken Neumann moved out of his ward.  Candidates will be interviewed at Monday’s Personnel of the Whole meeting.  The selected candidate will likely be sworn in at the December 14 council meeting and will serve until the regular election in April.  Applications can be found on the City of Mayville’s website or at city hall.

City Of Fox Lake Property Identifies Second Property Needing Improvements


11/21/15 – The City of Fox Lake has identified another property that is need of repairs.  At this week’s meeting, the Committee of the Whole discussed the condition of 102 North Depot Street.  Mayor Tom Bednarek says the city has received a number of complaints about garbage piling up in the back yard and the lawn not being maintained throughout the summer.  Bednarek says a new roof was just put on the property, but he feels a lot more work needs to be done.  Before the council takes action, Bednarek says the city inspector will do a walkthrough of the house.  Earlier this month, the mayor announced that necessary improvements had been made to 208 East Cherry Street to keep it from being razed.  The council says it plans on addressing these properties in need of work one at a time.

Iron Ridge Man Sentenced On Revocation For 2013 Election Incident


11/21/15 – An Iron Ridge man will spend 18 months in jail for a sentence revocation after causing a disturbance at the polls during the 2013 spring election. Prosecutors say 52-year-old George Lee was harassing poll workers, being verbally abusive, waiving his finger and pounding his fists on a table. Lee was apparently upset that the Election Inspector insisted that he provide his name and address but he refused because he said she knew who he was. When he was told by police he was going to jail, he became combative and began kicking at officers.

Public Input Sought For Horicon-Shaw Master Plan


11/21/15 – The Department of Natural Resources is looking for public input in creating its master plan for the Horicon-Shaw plan.  That includes the Horicon Marsh Wildlife Area, Shaw Marsh Wildlife Area, Sinnissippi Public Hunting Ground, and Horicon Rough Fish Station.  Planning began in September 2014 but was put on hold two months later to allow the department to focus on a plan for the Woodboro Lakes Wildlife Area near Rhinelander.  Comments submitted in the first two month window have been carried over, and new comments will be accepted through December 9 on DNR website by searching “master planning” and selecting the “Horicon-Shaw Planning Group.”  The department hopes to have a draft of the master plan ready for public review in the spring.

Beaver Dam Area Orchestra Holding Fall Concert


11/21/15 – The Beaver Dam Area Orchestra is holding its annual fall concert tonight.  The performance will feature a variety of pieces including the story of “The Remarkable Farkle McBride.”  Music Director Rich Zeman says it tells the story of a young boy who learns a large number of instruments and due to his ever-growing curiosity gets bored after each group he masters. Dr. Jay Wilkins is the narrator. Prior to the full concert at 7:30 pm, Zeman says the orchestra will hold a special performance.  At 6:45 pm, the orchestra will perform a 15 minute show of just the Farkle McBride piece for children and their families.  Zeman believes this is a good way to introduce kids to orchestra without making them sit through a full 90 minute show.  In the late show, Zeman says classical works from Mendelssohn along with pieces from Duke Ellington and James Horner will be included.  Both shows will be held in the Beaver Dam High School auditorium and are free to attend.  The orchestra, which is in its 62nd season, consists of roughly 75 musicians from six different counties.

Thanksgiving Dinner Prices Not Soaring Due To Avian Flu


11/21/15 – Despite what we’ve heard, the bird flu will not make Wisconsin shoppers pay more for their Thanksgiving turkeys. The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s annual survey shows that a one-pound bird costs the same as a year ago — $23.36. And a traditional dinner with all the trimmings costs 1.5% less than last Thanksgiving. The state’s Farm Bureau checked the prices of a dozen food items in 36 Wisconsin cities. The average was $50.08 to serve ten people. That’s $0.78 cheaper than a year ago, and $0.03 less than the national average. Wisconsin was among the states hit with the avian flu in April and May, which resulted in the deaths and removals of thousands of turkeys in the Upper Midwest. Pundits said shoppers would pay for it at Thanksgiving. But the Farm Bureau’s Casey Langan says grocers and restaurants are reluctant to pass on wholesale price hikes to their customers. Milk, peas, and sweet potatoes are among the items with the biggest drops in prices. Rolls and stuffing went up noticeably.

Deadline Looming For Pair Of Dairy Grant Applications


11/21/15 – Application deadlines are fast approaching for two dairy grants.  The Wisconsin Dairy 30×20 Processor Grant is available to dairy processors looking to improve profitability and ensure the long-term success of the state’s dairy processing facilities.  Applications are due on November 30.  Dairy Producers can apply for the Grow Wisconsin Dairy 30×20 Producer Grants which aid producers in making operational changes, improving profitability, and increasing efficiency.  Those applications are due by December 18.  Proposals for either grant can earn up to $50,000, with applicants required to provide a matching contribution of at least 20%.

Sporting Conservation Alliance Looking For Deer Hides


11/21/15 – People in Dodge County have a way of getting rid of unwanted deer hides this hunting season.  The Dodge County Sporting Conservation Alliance is collecting hides to use for county conservation projects and youth activities.  Anyone interested in donating a hide can place them in a trailer at Horicon’s DNR garage.  Hides will be accepted through mid-December.