Local News Briefs Saturday 10/25/14
Governor Scott Walker, First Lady Tonette Walker and Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch will make a campaign stop at Lakeside Park in Fond du Lac this Sunday. They will be on Oven Island at 3:30 p.m. Fond du Lac County Republican Party Chairman Dan Feyen says there will be a Packer game tailgate theme to the event. Brats and hamburgers will be available. There will also be candy for young guests in trick or treat costumes. Lt. Governor Kleefisch will be judging a costume contest during the event. The visit is one of the stops on their weekend bus tour of the state.
Former Corrections Officer Gets Jail Time For Having Sex With An Inmate
A charge has been dismissed in Fond du Lac County Court against a former corrections officer accused of having a sexual relationship with an inmate at the John Burke Center in Waupun. Last month 40-year-old Andrea Teschendorf of Oakfield was sentenced in Dodge County Court to seven months in jail. The 2nd degree sexual assault charge she was facing in Fond du Lac County was read into the Dodge County case and dismissed. She was convicted of a similar charge in Dodge County.
Oshkosh Armed Robbery
Oshkosh Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Thursday night in the 700 block of Wisconsin Street. Police say a white man in his late 20’s approached the victim the suspect and left with an undetermined amount of cash. The suspect left on foot going through yards as he fled. The suspect was about 5 foot 10 inches to 6 feet tall. The incident happened about 9 p.m. that evening. Anyone with information should call police at (920) 236-5700.
Senator Grothman Takes Exception To Campaign Ad
State Senator Glenn Grothman says nasty campaign ads are part of the game, but a TV ad being run against him in his bid for the 6th Congressional District seat is something he takes exception to. The Republican from Campbellsport says one of the bills he introduced as a state legislature was designed to warn single parents about letting others live in their home around their children. He says it stemmed from two murders that occurred while he was living in West Bend. He says the TV ad smears him for being against single parents when in fact it was designed to protect children from potential abuse and violence.
Evictions Picking Up Prior To Winter
Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s officials say they are seeing an increase in the number of renters being evicted as the winter approaches. Sheriff’s Secretary Cheri Anthes says they typically see from 2 to 6 evictions a week and it’s pretty steady, but recently they’ve seen an increase as the winter season nears. She says part of the reason is landlord think they can’t evict them during the winter or won’t. One of the changes in the law this year also allows landlords to keep a renter’s property if arrangements haven’t been made prior to eviction.
Chili Cook Off Part Of United Way Fun
Fond du Lac Area United Way officials say one of the things they look forward to during their annual campaign is the different ways people come up with to raise money for the United Way. Amber Kilawee of the United Way says Manowske Welding this week held their first ever chili cook-off, which United Way Executive Director Tina Potter attended. She says were seven different chilies and couple had a little bite to them. This fall the United Way is attempting to raise $745,000. Currently $230,000 or 31 percent of that goal has been donated or pledged.
Littles Urged To Try New Experiences
Introducing children to new experiences is something adults participating in the Big Brothers Big Sisters bring to the program. Tammy Young is the executive director of the Fond du Lac County chapter. She says kids are a little leery of trying new foods or activities. She says she recently was made privy to a conversation someone had about that very topic with their seven-year-old. The adult urged the child not to be afraid to try something new. She says all of their “Bigs” are screened before they enter the program. Currently they have over 100 matches, but still have a waiting list of about 70 children.