Local News Briefs Thursday 4/28/16

Oshkosh Drug Bust

A multi-jurisdictional investigation in Oshkosh led to the execution of several search warrants and the recovery of over 75 pounds of marijuana and $9,000 cash.  Twenty-four-year-old Matthew Summerville of Oshkosh was the subject of the investigation and is facing several charges. The cash, a pound of marijuana and hallucinogenic mushrooms were seized when he was arrested. Investigators also found 75 pound of marijuana inside an RV inside a storage shed at another address. Charges are also being considered against a 28-year-old Oshkosh man.

Town Of Polk Armed Robbery

Washington County Sheriff’s officials took four Milwaukee residents into custody for an armed robbery that occurred in the Ashley Furniture parking lot in the Town of Polk Tuesday. A 66-year-old Town of Jackson man had made arrangements on line to meet there to sell a handgun. While he was allowing the buyer to inspect the gun in his vehicle another man approached his vehicle with a handgun and they stole the gun he was selling. Police eventually stopped a vehicle in the Village of Menomonee Falls with evidence from the robbery in it. Three men and a woman were in it ranging from 17 to 22 years of age. No one was injured during the robbery.

NFDL School Board Approves Middle School Principal Contract

The North Fond du Lac School District has filled another administrative vacancy. District Superintendent Aaron Sadoff says Michael Gonzales has been hired to replace Adam Broten as Bessie Allen Middle School Principal. Broten will be the new Director of Teaching and Learning for the District. Sadoff says Gonzales was a teacher at Madison La Follette, spent some time as an assistant principal in Fond du Lac, and was a middle school principal in Mauston. He says Gonzales was their top candidate for the Bessie Allen job. Sadoff says they have one main goal in the district. He says that is to make other people feel value. The school board this week approved a two-year contract with Gonzales.

Feingold Says Johnson Needs To Do His Job And Consider Supreme Court Nominee

Former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold says incumbent Senator Ron Johnson should do his job and take a vote on the president’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. Feingold is running against Johnson this fall. He says the U.S. Constitution gives presidents the power to nominate Supreme Court justices and the country shouldn’t have to wait until another president is elected. Feingold says when he was in the Senate he had to vote on two Supreme Court nominees President George W. Bush picked. He says he’s the only candidate who voted for a Republican-nominated person for the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Roberts. He says he voted against the other guy, but you have to do your job and consider the nominee.

Tickets On Sale For Samaritan Clinic Cash Raffle

Tickets are available for the Samaritan Clinic $150,000 Cash Raffle. The drawing for the raffle is at noon on Wednesday, May 11th at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac. Michelle Ries of Agnesian HealthCare says this is the third year since they switched from raffling off a house to raffling off cash. She says it’s so much fun to have 25 winners. Samaritan Clinic welcomes 225 new patients a year providing vouchers for roughly 235 healthcare services monthly for physician follow-up visits, vision or dental care, and medications. She says it’s a very worthwhile cause. She says there is a raffle ticket hotline. The number is 926-4959, which you can also call to find out the other locations where tickets are being sold. KFIZ and K107 The Bull offices is one of the locations you can purchase the tickets.

Cardinal Columns And Staff Pick Up Journalism Awards

Members of Fond du Lac High School’s Cardinal Columns picked up some awards during the Northeastern Wisconsin Scholastic Press Association Fall Conference. Receiving first place awards were Robert Brown for News Feature and Zach Renderman for Reviews. Second place awards went to the Cardinal Columns staff for Overall Production, and Anna Leasa and Morgan Tollard for Infographic. Third place awards were picked up by Zach Renderman for Humorous Column and Madison Supple for Page Design. In addition to receiving awards, students attended a variety of sessions on reporting, writing, editing, photography and other journalism topics. They also attended a presentation by keynote speaker, Raquel Rutledge, from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, who is a former Pulitzer Prize winner. The conference was held at the UW-Oshkosh.