Local News Briefs Saturday 12/7/13

Charges have been brought against two Sheboygan men for allegedly stabbing two people during an incident in Sheboygan last month. The incident happened during a party 21-year-old Sou Yang and 18-year-old Cher Yang attended during the early morning hours of November 24th. According to the criminal complaint two people were stabbed during a fight. One needed surgery because of internal bleeding and the other suffered cuts to cheek and head that required stitches. The pair was taken into custody late that day in Eaton County, Michigan. A preliminary hearing is scheduled in Sheboygan County Court next Wednesday.

Beaver Dam Woman Sentenced For Break-Ins

A 21-year-old Beaver Dam woman who broke into a friend’s home in Waupun was recently sentenced in Dodge County Court to a year in jail an will have to pay $4,500 in restitution.  During the September break-in Melissa Kenevan stole a car and several personal checks. She used the car to drive to the Milwaukee area to buy drugs. A week later, the same residence was broken into and cash, jewelry, and power tools were taken. The following week, authorities responded to a Juneau residence where an at-risk adult was tricked into pawning all of his electronics. The victim had met Kenevan on the internet and she convinced him to sell his television and video game console.

Lomira School District Voters Getting Good Information On Upcoming Referendum

It remains to be seen whether Lomira School District voters will support the passage of a $24 million referendum next February, but the district’s superintendent says they are pleased about the way the district has been getting out information on the referendum. In the same survey residents were asked, which of four options they preferred to vote for and the $24 million option to remodel and build onto the K-12 facility and make improvements at the Theresa School was chosen. The last building referendum in the district was in 1995.

Candidates Residency Scrutinized

Fond du Lac County Clerk Lisa Freiberg says clerks carefully check signatures and addresses when someone submits nominations for a seat on the County Board. She says it doesn’t happen often, but sometimes a candidate isn’t clear about where supervisory district boundaries are drawn and may not be living in the district they are running for. Freiberg says over the 15 years she’s been with the clerk’s office elections have become more scrutinized, but are more honest and they are keeping better track of voting.

Banner Reminds NFDL Officials Of Responsibilities

Officials in North Fond du Lac wanted to provide a more subtle reminder to members of the Village Board and different committees about their responsibility to the community. Village Administrator Chuck Hornung says a village board member came up with the idea of putting up a banner in the board room that says something to the effect, “How does your decision benefit the Village as a whole?” Hornung says it’s a simple thing that board this past week approved.

Candles And What Light’s Them Can Be Dangerous

Candles get a lot of use during the holiday season, but can be dangerous if not properly handled. Fond du Lac Fire Chief Peter O’Leary says the obvious safety risks are leaving them unattended or around something that may be flammable. But he says you also need to think about what you may be lighting them with and making sure those ignition sources aren’t left where small hands to get a hold of them. He says children shouldn’t handle candles, matches or lighters if they are too young and don’t realize the danger.

Santa At Fox Valley Savings Bank Today

Kids can have their pictures taken with Santa Claus today. He will be at Fox Valley Savings Bank in Fond du Lac, Oshkosh and Waupun from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Parents are invited to bring their cameras. Refreshments will be served.