Local News Briefs Saturday 2/20/16

Burglary At Phillys On The Miracle Mile

Fond du Lac Police are investigating a burglary at Philly’s on the Miracle Mile on South Main Street. Assistant Chief Steve Klein says they responded for an alarm at 12:15 Tuesday morning. Police say an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes were taken from the Clark Station. But Philly’s owner Phil Moses on KFIZ’s The Breakfast Club Friday was more specific saying two guys were involved.  He says about $6,000 worth of cigarettes and cash was taken. Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to call the police department’s non-emergency number at 906-5555 or the Crime Alert number at 322-3740. 

FDL Man Has Preliminary Hearing On Fleeing Charge

A 20-year-old Fond du Lac man suspected of running from Lomira Police was bound over for trial this week in Dodge County Court. Justin Holz is facing a felony fleeing charge and three misdemeanors including his second OWI. According to the criminal complaint, an officer tried pulling him over last October for a revoked license.  Holz allegedly sped away at speeds up to 65 miles per hour in a 25 zone before finally pulling over. He will be arraigned March 15.

Former FDL City Councilman Accused Of Forgery

A former Fond du Lac City Councilman is facing forgery charges. Sixty-two-year-old James Nagle of Beaver Dam is suspected of trying to use a forged check at a jewelry store in Fond du Lac. He was recently arraigned in Fond du Lac County Court and pled not guilty to forgery and uttering charges. Nagle considered running for the City Council this spring. He took out nomination papers last December, but didn’t return them.

Waupun Man Bound Over For Trial

The 56-year-old Waupun man accused of sexually assaulting a dog made was in Dodge County Court this week for a preliminary hearing. Ronald Mueller was bound over for trial. Prosecutors say he had inappropriate contact with the dog several times in February of last year. The assaults on the dog were allegedly committed in front of a teen. An arraignment is scheduled for March 9th.

Harris Will Not Be Bullied

Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris says he won’t be bullied out of running for the 18th State Senate seat. State legislation would prohibit holding both a seat in the legislature and serving as a county executive at the same time. Harris says there are only a dozen county executives and he’s the only one running for state office. He says the legislation is aimed at preserving political power in the 18th. Incumbent Senator Rick Gudex, a Republican, chose not to seek another term in office. There are two Republicans who have announced for the seat and another Democrat in addition to Harris. The legislation is on its way to the governor’s desk.

Thiesfeldt On Cruz Campaign Chairs

State Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt says he was hoping to be named one of the co-chairs for Senator Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign efforts in Wisconsin. State Senator Duey Stroebel was named the campaign chair for the effort in the state and a half dozen state representatives will serve as co-chairs. Thiesfeldt says he requested paper work to serve as one of the co-chairs. He says he and Cruz have the same views on some issues. He says Cruz understands the judicial system well and that’s especially important with the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and his successor’s appointment.

Waupun Referendum

Waupun Schools Superintendent Tonya Gubin says it should not surprise anyone in their district that they will be holding a referendum this November. She says they will be sending out a survey and sometime this summer will gear for the referendum effort. She says late June or early July they will finalize the scope of the project. Then late in the summer they will start talking to the public about the referendum with more specifics. She says they’ve identified about $30 million in needs, but haven’t finalized any numbers yet.

Mayville Company Recognized

A Mayville company is among the 100 companies the U.S. Chamber of Commerce recognized for Dream Big Blue Ribbon Small Business Awards. RCI Engineering LLC is among those winners. On March 9th seven regional finalists will be announced. One regional finalist will be named the top winner and receive a $10,000 cash prize during America’s Small Business Summit in Washington, D.C. in June.

Wild Game Cooking Workshop

The Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center will host a program this morning about cooking wild game. It’s from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. John Motoviloff, author of “Wild Rice Goose and Other Dishes of the Upper Midwest,” will give an hour-long presentation. Participants will also have an opportunity to taste some delicious meals and ask the author questions. Motoviloff works as an editor for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and in his spare time he is an outdoor writer, chef and avid sportsman. The Center is located between Horicon and Mayville on Highway 28.