Local News Briefs Saturday 9/12/15

Update On Dodge County


The Dodge County Sheriff’s
Department says that 21-year-old Robert L. Bruske of rural Watertown
died on Thursday night when the pickup truck he was driving left the road on Morningside Drive
in the Town of Lebanon.  Both he and 29-year-old Matthew Pankow also
of rural Watertown
were thrown from the vehicle.  Pankow was
flown to an Oconomowoc hospital via Flight For Life with life threatening
injuries.  Sheriff’s Department officials
say that alcohol, speed, and failure to wear a seatbelt appear to be factors in
the crash.


Walker’s Poll Numbers Continue To Fall


Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker continues to see his poll rankings whittled
away in the state where he’s focused much of his attention as he campaigns for
the Republican presidential nomination. The latest Quinnipiac University
poll of likely Iowa Republican caucus participants has him at just three
percent. Donald Trump leads the poll with 27 percent, followed by retired
neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 21 percent. The poll has a margin of error of three


Stopping the Goby


tools from social media and the social sciences, the Wisconsin Department of
Natural Resources has launched a mobile friendly means to report findings of
unwanted gobies in the lower Fox River and in Lake

Anglers who catch a round goby should kill it
and if they have access to a mobile device, immediately submit a report of
their catch to DNR via an online survey tool Click here for the link.  <
Round gobies are destructive aquatic invaders
that until recently were believed to be downstream of the Rapide Croche lock
and dam immediately upstream of Wrightstown on the lower Fox
. However, four gobies caught recently – immediately below
the Neenah Dam – provide evidence that the aggressive fish have spread or been
introduced upriver, potentially threatening the prized Lake


Ripon College & Marian University Honored


Ripon College and
Marian University were both recognized as top
institutions of higher learning by U.S. News & World Report.  Ripon
tied for 116th
in the nation for liberal arts studies.  Marian University
was tied for 83rd for Midwest
regional universities. 


Fondue Fest


More than 20,000 people are
expected in fill the streets of historic downtown Fond du Lac for the annual Fondue Fest on
Saturday.  The family event features,
music, food, vendors and fun. Dusty Krikau of the Downtown Fond du Lac
Partnership says there will be three music stages running all day, before the
entertainment shifts to Thelma Sadoff Center For The Arts for two more concerts
including The Back Home Boys at 5pm.  Of
course you can’t have a Fondue Fest without Fondue as always being served up by
the MPTC Culinary Students starting at 10am. The event runs from 9am to 5pm and
for more information head to fonduefest.com