Local News Briefs Saturday 4/2/16

Waupun Prison Inmate Sentenced For Trying To Kill Another Prisoner

A 29-year-old Waupun Correctional inmate has had two years added to his prison sentence for attempting to murder a fellow inmate.  Eric Conner was sentenced this week in Dodge County Court. He was given 22 years in prison, but twenty of those years are concurrent to his present sentence and the other two years were added to it. Conner attacked another inmate with a “shank” in February of last year and when a guard tried to intervene injured the guard, but not with the “shank.”   He’s serving a 33-year sentence for an armed robbery in which John Remy of Menasha was stabbed to death, plus 16 years for multiple sexual assaults.

Missing Man Found In Green Lake County

Green Lake County Sheriff’s officials say a 20-year-old man with cognitive disabilities who went missing was found safe Friday morning. The man was the subject of an intense search involving multiple agencies Thursday night. The search was cut off at 12:30 Friday morning and was supposed to resume at 7 a.m. But a caller at 6:44 a.m. told officials he’d seen the man on Brooklyn G Road in the Town of Brooklyn. Sheriff Mark Podoll credited the use of the “Code Red” telephone notification system and volunteers helping in the search for finding the man.

Dozens Of Chickens Perish In Sheboygan County Barn Fire

Fire destroyed a barn in the Town of Lyndon Thursday afternoon. Sheboygan County Sheriff’s officials say 14 fire departments responded to the blaze on County Road F. No one was injured, but 60 chickens perished in the fire. The cause of the fire is being determined.

Governor Signs Bill Providing Protections For Prosecutors

Governor Scott Walker signed a bill into law this week that protects state prosecutors from having bodily fluids thrown or discharged on them.  Dodge County District Attorney Kurt Klomberg expressed his gratitude for the Governor’s signing of the legislation. The Act makes it a felony to spit or expel a bodily substance on a prosecutor.

City Managers Service Appreciated

Fond du Lac City Council President Lee Ann Lorrigan says City Manager Joe Moore does a good job for the City. Recently the City Council tasked him with five goals for the year. Lorrigan believes he will do a good job on those endeavors, buy she says he does a great job overall. She says when the City Council rated his performance for 2015 he got 4.73 rating out of a possible 5.  She says she appreciates his service to Fond du Lac especially his strategic thinking on economic development and for looking out for the safety of the community. She says Moore was one of the leaders in bringing the proposal for slotted left turn lanes at Highway 23 and County K before the City.

State Supreme Court Candidate In Oakfield Monday

It’s not really a campaign appearance, but Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate JoAnne Kloppenburg will be in Fond du Lac County Monday. The State Appeals Court Judge was asked to speak to a political science class at Oakfield High School. Kloppenburg says it’s an honor and privilege. She says she can’t think of a better thing to do the day before the election than talk to high school students about what’s on their mind with respective to the court system in the state. She says she’s looking forward to it. Kloppenburg is running against State Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley in Tuesday’s election. The winner will get a ten year term on the bench.

Bowl For Kids Sake A Success

About 300 people turned out for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fond du Lac County Bowl for Kids Sake event last month. An official with the group says they raised about $80,000 through the effort. She says they appreciate all their community sponsors, those who bowled and raised pledges. She says it was an awesome event. She says the Bowl for Kids Sake is their biggest fundraiser of the year. She says it takes about $1,000 to fund everything they need to make a match. All the money raised by Big Brothers Big Sisters goes right back into their efforts.

Prescribed Burn Demonstration At Horicon Marsh Today

A prescribed burn demonstration will be held at the Horicon Marsh today. People are welcome to attend the event from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center. There is no charge and registration is not required.  If conditions permit, DNR staff will conduct a small prescribed burn that the public will be able to watch from a safe vantage point. This program will still take place if there is rain or unfavorable conditions, however, no burn will be completed.