Local News Briefs Friday 2/7/14

Dodge County Sheriff’s officials say two people suffered minor injuries when a Wisconsin Southern Railroad train struck their vehicle Wednesday afternoon in the Town of Chester. The two victims were taken to Waupun Memorial Hospital. The accident happened on the railroad tracks on Oakwood Road just off Highway 151.

Sheboygan Man Gets Three Months In Jail For Bomb Threat

The 23-year-old Sheboygan man who made a bomb threat at Nemak in Sheboygan, formerly J.L. French has been sentenced to three months in jail. Thomas Smith was also sentenced to three years of probation when he recently appeared in Sheboygan County Court. He admitted to writing notes found in the bathroom at the company last February of 2013 and again last October in an effort to get off of work early.  Twenty-year-old Nicole Morgan, of Sheboygan, was also involved and she will be sentenced next Friday.

Tobacco Free Living Coordinator Comments On CVS Decision

The coordinator for the 5 Counties for Tobacco Free Living says a decision by CVS Pharmacy to pull cigarettes and tobacco products from its more than 7,600 U.S. locations is a victory for public health. Sandy Bernier who works for the Fond du Lac County Health Department says it sets a good example for others. She says those products are visual triggers for youth and those trying to quit and removing them from store shelves will have an impact. She says the move by CVS Pharmacy will definitely save lives and reduce health care costs. CVS will be pulling those products from its shelves beginning October 1st. The nearest CVS Pharmacy location to Fond du Lac is in Oshkosh.

Sturgeon Spearing

Winnebago Sturgeon Biologist Ryan Koenigs says favorable ice and water clarity conditions could make for a better sturgeon spearing season when it begins Saturday. He says license sales topped 10,000 for the first time in 2010 and were at about 12,000 for this season, but declined slightly over the last two years because of poor conditions. He says there’s definitely an appeal to the sport with a chance of spearing a fish over 100 pounds, but the sport has camaraderie and its own culture too. The record fish taken on Lake Winnebago was a 212 pound sturgeon, but Koenigs says they tagged an even bigger fish during spawning season a couple springs ago. This season also has new daily hours, which run from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

SMSA Open Houses And Ledgerfest Saturday

St. Mary’s Springs Academy will host a pair of events Saturday. Emily Salm of the Springs tells us there will be preschool through 8th grade open houses at both the St. Joe’s and St Mary’s campuses. Hours are 9 a.m. to noon at the St. Joe’s campus on E. 2nd Street in Fond du Lac and from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the St. Mary’s campus on East Merrill. Saturday night at the Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts they will hold Ledgerfest: Blues & Bling, which gets started at 5 p.m. It will feature dinner, a live auction and music by Boogie and the Yo-yoz. Salm says proceeds benefit the SMSA Fund, the annual fund, and help offset a third of the systems annual operating budget. To find out more call 322-8007.

Youth Baseball Registration Begins Saturday

Registration for the 62nd season of Fond du Lac Youth Baseball begins Saturday. Ryan Haus         is with youth baseball’s board of directors he says they are getting the word out so people can avoid late fees. He says forms were sent out to those who played last year and information for those who didn’t can get that information at their website. Parents and the children who are playing need to sign up in person at the Fond du Lac Recreation Department classroom at 85 Morningside Drive. Saturday’s registration will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Other registration times are Monday through Thursday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, February 15th from 9 to 11 a.m.

Baseball Registration Form  

Basball Information Letter 

Senator Leibham Listening Session Scheduled

State Senator Joe Leibham will be holding listening sessions in the 9th State Senate District Saturday and Monday. He will be at the Sheboygan Municipal Courtroom from 8:30 to 10 tomorrow morning, at the Chilton Public Library from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and at the Manitowoc Public Library from 1:30 to 3:30 tomorrow afternoon. Monday he is at Generations in the craft room in Plymouth from 10:30 a.m. to Noon.

Go Red For Women By Wearing Red For Women Today

To raise awareness of heart disease and empower women with the necessary tools to lead heart healthy lives, Agnesian HealthCare is joining the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women® efforts as part of National Wear Red Day today. It’s the 10th anniversary of Go Red For Women. Agnesian HealthCare associates and providers will be wearing red to show their support. One out of every three deaths among women in the United States each year is attributed to cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke. It is the number one cause of death in women.

Women In Management Meeting Focuses On Business Benefits Of Blogging

Jamie Swanson, professional blogger and wedding photographer, will present “5 Ways Blogging Can Get You More Clients & Income” at the Wednesday, February 12th Women in Management meeting.  Members and businesswomen interested in joining the chapter are invited to attend the meeting held from 11:30-1p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Fond du Lac.  Swanson’s presentation will focus on how to use a blog to get more clients and income, whether you’re a brick and mortar business, service provider, or corporation, including why blogging is valuable, what to blog about, and how to use blogging to get people talking about your business. Reservations are due by today.  To attend, call or email Chris Rockweit at 921-1123 or email [email protected] Cost to attend the meeting is $14 for members and $16 for non-members, payable at the door. The fee is non-refundable after making reservations.