Local News Briefs Saturday 2/28/15

The 21-year-old Fond du Lac man suspected of supplying heroin to another Fond du Lac man that led to that man’s overdose death has been bound over for trial. Jeffery Hiley was in Fond du Lac County Court for a preliminary hearing Thursday. He was also arraigned and pled not guilty to charges of 1st degree reckless homicide and heroin trafficking. According to the criminal complaint Hiley allegedly went to Corey Lawson’s work place last May 24th and sold him the heroin. Lawson was found dead at his residence the next day. An autopsy determined he died of heroin toxicity. Hiley remains in the County Jail on a $100,000 cash bond.

Overdose Victim Bound Over For Trial

The 23-year-old North Fond du Lac man who overdosed on heroin in a restroom at the Stretch Truck Stop has been bound over for trial. Adam Giebel was bound over for trial in Fond du Lac County Court Friday. He was also arraigned and pled not guilty to charges of possessing narcotic drugs, drug paraphernalia possession and two misdemeanor counts of bail jumping. EMS had to use Narcan to revive him when he was found in the restroom on Tuesday, February 17th. He was then taken to St. Agnes Hospital where he was treated and released. After that he was arrested and was taken to the County Jail.

Oshkosh Residential Burglary Reported

Oshkosh Police says residential burglaries have occurred throughout the city the past few days during the early evening hours. The latest happened Thursday evening in the 600 block of West Linwood Avenue when someone broke a window in a back patio door. Electronics were taken. Similar burglaries have been reported over the last few months. During the burglaries someone walks through backyards and the burglaries are committed in areas where there is limited lighting. Entry is gained through patio doors on the back side of residences. Items taken are limited. Police are asking residents to secure their homes entryways and if possible leave a light on at the entryways during hours of darkness. They recommend making your home look as though someone is there by leaving on lights, putting lights on timers or leaving a television or radio on. If you happen to notice someone suspicious around your home or a neighbor’s, contact the Oshkosh Police Department at (920) 236-5700.  If you believe there is a burglary occurring, dial 911 to report it.

Congressman Grothman On Net Neutrality

Congressman Glenn Grothman expressed concern with the decision made by the FCC this week to regulate the internet like a public utility. The federal lawmaker from Campbellsport says, “The FCC’s decision to allow Washington bureaucrats to take over the internet is disturbing. President Obama has again unilaterally politicized an important issue instead of working with Congress.” He went on to say that fact that FCC Chairman Wheeler is ignoring cautionary steps from Congress should worry every American consumer. Grothman says he believes in a free and open internet.

Change To FDL Fire Prevention Ordinance

The Fond du Lac City Council this week amended a City ordinance regarding the installation of private fire hydrants. Fond du Lac Fire and Rescue Chief Peter O’Leary told the Council that any new structure with a sprinkler or standpipe systems is required to have a fire hydrant with 150 feet. He says if there isn’t a City fire hydrant within that distance than a private hydrant needs to be installed and maintained. He says the change to City ordinance is for the benefit of developers and planners. O’Leary says it wouldn’t affect any current buildings in the City, just new ones.

Bottoms Up Presentation Part Of Historic Preservation Month Celebration In FDL

Fond du Lac Historic Preservation Commission Chairperson Lisa Pauly says they will be brining in a speaker in May for National Historic Preservation Month in May. She says it should appeal especially to those who like the architecture of historic taverns. The speaker from the State Historical Society is the author of “Bottoms Up” a book about the architecture of taverns. She says the presentation will be at the Fond du Lac Public Library. She says they will have a social hour afterwards at the Elks Club in Fond du Lac, which is a historic building in its own right.

Get Children Started Early For Good Dental Health

A dentist with the Dental Associates office in Fond du Lac says it’s important for parents to teach their children about dental health starting early. Dr. Madeline Walter says when the first tooth comes in or they are about 1 years old you a dental visit should be scheduled. She says the biggest mistake is brining them in when it’s too late. She says they’ve seen an increase in cavities in children over the past few years. She says you should begin with babies by cleaning their gums with a soft infant toothbrush or wet wash cloth. She says giving young children a soft bristle toothbrush so they can copy mom or dad will start them on the road to good dental health. February is Children’s Dental Health Month. 

MPTC Service Learning Events Showcased

Moraine Park Technical College Interim President Bonnie Baerwald says she recently attended the Wisconsin Technical College System Showcase event in Madison with MPTC staff and students. She says MPTC students had a chance to give presentations on three of their service learning projects. She says the Great Pink Pumpkin 5K Run/Walk allowed women with Breast Cancer to attend a 4-day wellness retreat. She says that first time event was a success raising nearly $10,000. Another had to do with a program for seniors that allowed them to laminate prescription and dosage information in the event of an emergency and a third project involved helping a special needs dance team with costume and travel costs. 

Dr Seuss Event At FDL Public Library Sunday

Kids are invited to the Fond du Lac Public Library Sunday to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day. Kids ages 12 and younger can stop in at the Children’s Room from 1 to 3 p.m. to hear stories, try their hands at a make-and-take craft, cooking decorating, do a bit of coloring and hope to win one of the door prizes. The event is free. No registration is required. Every year, schools and libraries across the country celebrate Read Across America events around March 2nd to mark the birthday of Dr. Theodor Geisel better known to children as Dr. Seuss.