Local News Briefs Saturday 7/20/13

A Dodge County judge has bound a 51-year-old Oakfield man over for trial that is suspected of driving drunk and injuring another motorist. Bryan Novak is charged with a felony count of drunken driving causing injury. The two-vehicle wreck last month happened on Highway 49 in the Town of Leroy.  A 20-year-old Lomira woman was taken to St. Agnes Hospital to be treated for injuries she suffered in the mishap. Novak allegedly had a blood alcohol level nearly three-times the legal limit (.229). He will be arraigned next month. 


Dodge County Company Fined For Environmental Violations


A Dodge County company has been fined $40,000 for environmental violations. The Department of Justice levied the forfeiture against United Liquid Waste Recycling for infractions at its Town of Clyman facility where it stores and processes liquid industrial and municipal waste. United Liquid has made substantial changes to its facility to reduce the risk of future discharges and ensure timely reporting of environmental violations.


Governors Conference Keeps Troopers And Law Enforcement Busy


State Troopers in the area will be plenty busy at the end of the month with EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh and the Governors Conference in Milwaukee going on at the same time. Trooper Scott Hlinak of the Fond du Lac Post says he knows from working one of Governors Conferences in the past that sometimes the governors want their families to see the state attractions, which can lead to requests like taking their family to the Dells. He says sometimes the request is more local to Milwaukee like visits to Summerfest or the Milwaukee Museum. He says the Governors Conference will also be a bit taxing for the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department and Milwaukee Police.


Solutions Center Needs Yard Workers


The Solutions Center in Fond du Lac is always in need of volunteers, but right now could use someone who doesn’t mind getting a little grimy. Solutions Center Executive Director Lindee Kimball says they could use people for their kids and company crafts program and do some cleaning. However the thing they need most is someone that doesn’t mind doing a little yard work.

The Solutions Center provides shelter for victims of domestic abuse and the homeless. Anyone interested in volunteering can call 923-1743.


Myfi Keeps SAGES Students Connected


The Waupun Area School District’s SAGES charter school will have a unique form of one-to-one computing this fall. District Superintendent Tonya Gubin says in addition to iPads and netbooks they will have Myfi or personal computers with WiFi-like access. She says that will allow them to access the internet while they are doing hands-on learning. She says they can go out in the school-owned forest to do their science and still be connected to the Internet. SAGES is a School for Agriculture and Environmental Studies for Kindergarten through 6th grade in Fox Lake.


Treasurer Has Busy Fair Schedule


State Treasurer Kurt Schuller and the Unclaimed Property Unit will be busy during the Fair season. They are at the Fond du Lac County Fair through Sunday. Starting next Tuesday they will be at the Washington County Fair. August 1st through the 11th will find them at the Wisconsin State Fair. August 6th through the 11th they will be at the Winnebago County Fair. More than $19.2 million in unclaimed property has been returned to state residents this year. There is more than $400 million in unclaimed assets held by the State Treasury.


Today At FDL County Fair


Entertainment at the Fond du Lac County Fair includes 1980s rockers Whitesnake on the Grandstand at 8 p.m. At the Leinie Lodge tonight Back Home Boys and Crankin’ Yankees will perform. Also today there’s a Battle of the Bands at the Leinie Lodge from noon to 4 p.m. and at 4 p.m. at the Cow Palace a small animal auction.