Local News Briefs Thursday 4/23/15

A 39-year-old sex offender previously committed under the State’s sexually violent person law is being released May 1st to live at a residence in Van Dyne. James J. Broeders will be living at N8579 Nitschke Road. Broeders is a former Fond du Lac resident who Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Cameron McGee says will be under tight supervision,which will include GPS monitoring, unannounced spot checks and he will be escorted to wherever he goes. Broeders was sentenced in November of 2000 for 2nd Degree Sexual Assault of a Child for a incident involving a 14-year-old girl. He also was convicted of a 4th Degree Sexual Assault charge in 2004. He assaulted a 13-year-old Fond du Lac girl near the Fond du Lac River in September of that year. Prior to his release from prison in August of 2007 during a Chapter 980 hearing a Fond du Lac County Jury found there was reason to commit him to a secure mental facility. A recent court review has determined that he meets the criteria for supervised release. He will be supervised by agents from the state’s Department of Health Services and Department of Corrections.

Fire Destroys Garage In Oshkosh

Fire destroyed a detached garage in the 600 block of Jefferson Street in Oshkosh early Wednesday morning. Fire Department officials say the garage collapsed shortly after firefighters arrived, but the blaze was put out within 15 minutes. Heat from the fire damaged a nearby home. No one was injured. The time of the fire call was 12:21 a.m.

Dodge County Drug Arrests

Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt says the County’s Drug Task Force has been busy with a couple of arrests this week. Monday the Task Force arrested 49-year-old Eddie Morris of Beaver Dam for selling heroin during three controlled buys. Tuesday 36-year-old Gary Campbell of Beaver Dam was arrested for selling crack cocaine on five separate occasions. Both were taken to the Dodge County Detention Facility and are being held on probation holds.

FDL City Council Notes

The Fond du Lac Salvation Army was honored with a proclamation at last night’s City Council meeting in honor of its 125 years of service to the community. Captain Telinda Wilson thanked the Council on behalf of her husband and other members of the Salvation Army. There were also proclamations in honor of Fair Housing Month and for the May 2nd Lemonade Day in the City. The Council also approved improvements for a section of West 11th Street. Louise Gudex of the Housing Authority spoke in favor of the improvements, which will benefit one of their properties as well. The Council also approved a resolution that has to do with a right turn lane that will be developed for the south entrance of the Walmart.

Dog Flu Strain Out Of China Or Korea

The shelter manager of the Fond du Lac Humane Society advises residents to take it seriously if their dog develops coughing or sneezing in light of dog influenza that is spreading in the Midwest. Renee Webb says they have been following the progress of the dog flu that has been reported in the Chicago area and Northern Illinois. She says they have been working with area veterinarians making sure the shelter’s dogs are safe. She says they have been vaccinating the dogs at the shelter then found out they were vaccinating for the wrong strain of the dog flu. She says the strain that’s currently affecting dogs came over from Korea or China. She says the virus itself doesn’t kill dogs, but other symptoms that develop from it can such as pneumonia or dehydration. She says to talk to your veterinarian if you suspect your dog is sick.

FDL Fire And Rescue Brat Fry Friday

Fond du Lac Fire and Rescue Chief Peter O’Leary says they appreciate all the Red Cross does for them and families at fire scenes and that’s why they are happy to host an annual brat fry to benefit the Red Cross. This year’s annual event is Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Main Street Fire Station. Chief O’Leary says there are several options for those who want to pick up brats and hamburgers during the event. He says you can dine there, go through a drive through service or call in orders of 20 or more. If you are calling in an order of 20 or more you should do it by 9 a.m. Friday morning. O’Leary says their firefighters and paramedics enjoy the opportunity to give back to the Red Cross. He says the department has been busy with fires lately, but were fortunate not to have many over the winter months. There’s even a meal deal with hamburger or brat, chips and beverage for $4. Again the number of pre-orders is (920) 322-3800.

Breakfast Update On Healthy FDL County 2020 Work

The public is invited to join members of the Healthy Fond du Lac County 2020 Steering Committee as they provide an update on its successes and next steps during an informative breakfast next Thursday morning. The breakfast will be from 7 to 8 a.m. in the Agnesian HealthCare Plaza Level Conference Center at 430 E. Division Street in Fond du Lac. Key leaders from the community will discuss important health priorities and share their unique insights on population health. New data from the 2014 community health assessment will also be shared. Reservations are requested and you can register online at www.livingwellfdl.org.

FDL County Boater Safety Course Offered

The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Department is taking registration for a boater safety course that will be conducted in May. Those taking the course need to take all four nights of classes to be certified. The course will be held on Tuesday and Thursday May 19th and 21st, and Tuesday and Thursday May 26th and 28th. Each class will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. More information about the course is available at the Sheriff’s website.