Local News Briefs Wednesday 11/6/13

A 19-year-old Fond du Lac man is facing substantial battery charges for allegedly taking part in the beating of another man at a Halloween party at a Martin Avenue apartment. The victim suffered serious injuries and was treated at St. Agnes Hospital and later transferred to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. According to the criminal complaint the victim tried to calm Andrew Perrin down when Perrin considered beating up another person at the party. Perrin allegedly punched the victim and others joined in. A $2,500 signature bond was set and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for December 13th.

Wife Stunned After Losing Packers-Bears Bet

Dodge County prosecutors have charged a 42-year-old Illinois man who used a stun gun on his wife during the Packers-Bears game Sunday night. According to authorities it happened at a bar in Mayville. The woman told police her husband, John Grant of Tinley Park, had used the stun gun on her three times outside a bar. The two had made a bet on the outcome of the game. She’s a Packer’s fan and he’s a Bear’s fan. They agreed the loser would be stunned, but she told police she didn’t think he would actually do it. The two had traveled to Mayville in a semi that they also live in. The stun gun was found in it. It’s illegal to have a stun gun without a conceal carry permit in Wisconsin. Grant was charged with possession of an electric weapon. He posted a $500 cash bond and is back in court next month.

Drug Charges Brought Against Oneida Man

Drug charges have been brought in Dodge County Court against a 40-year-old Oneida man who was found hallucinating with several people in a pole shed in Waupun. Charges against Dwyann Moore include methamphetamine, narcotic drug and drug paraphernalia possession. While investigating a burglary report in September Sheriff’s deputies found four people in a shed. They claimed they saw a tornado while driving on Highway 151, but there was no severe weather. Methamphetamine and prescription drugs were found in their vehicle.

Fisherman Hooks Abandoned Car In Washington County

Washington County Sheriff’s officials are looking for the driver of a car that was abandoned in the Boltonville Mill Pond in the Town of Farmington. A fisherman yesterday afternoon called authorities after hooking a line on the car that was submerged about 15 yards from shore. The County’s dive team responded, but didn’t find anyone in the car. The vehicle was removed from the pond. Investigators believe the car was accidentally driven into the pond during the early morning hours last Friday and the driver swam safely back to shore.  

Rifle Use During Gun Deer Season

The DNR conservation warden for the Waupun area advises checking with County officials to see what rules apply for the use of rifles in the area you will be hunting during the gun-deer season. A new rule went into effect November 1st that allow the use of rifles during the gun-deer season something not previously allowed in some counties like Fond du Lac County where only shotguns could be used.  Ben Nadolski says there have been arguments over the years about the safety of shotguns versus rifle use during the season. He says about 15 years ago he investigated a hunting death during the gun-deer season involving the use of a shotgun. He says slugs from shotguns will travel further than people think they can, but there’s no conclusive evidence that shotguns are safer. The Town of Eldorado will hold a meeting Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at the Community Center to discuss a possible ordinance that would restrict the use of rifles during the gun-deer season. 

Love’s Travel Stop Project Ready To Proceed

Fond du Lac’s Board of Appeals this week granted a request to give a 6-month extension for a sign variance approval to the owner’s of Love’s Travel Stop & Country Stores. The business that caters to motorists and truck drivers will be located at 311 West Rolling Meadows Drive, east of Merwin Oil and the Country Inn & Suites. City Principal Planner Joellyn Dahlin says the original variance was granted last February, but the $9 million project ran into some delays. She says they are now ready to go ahead with the project. Dahlin says the project will include vacating and relocating a portion of Kaeding Way as a result there will be a new street called Merwin Way.

NFDL Village Board Approves Contract With Internet Provider

The North Fond du Lac Village Board this week approved a contract with an Internet provider from Fond du Lac. Village Administrator Chuck Hornung says the Fastbytes Company asked to put up some antennas on the Village water tower that will allow it to offer Internet service to people within line-of-sight. He says in exchange the company will provide video camera surveillance for some of the Village’s buildings and properties likes parks and the Veterans Memorial. He says they will phase into the surveillance by starting with the Community Center and Veterans Memorial where there has been some vandalism. Hornung says the antennas will be installed on the water tower before the winter sets in.

Pioneer Road Reopening A Week Away

The reopening of West Pioneer Road in Fond du Lac is a week away. Fond du Lac County Highway Commissioner Tom Janke says they are putting the finishing touches on the road including the railroad bridge and underpass. He says the project came out of a corridor study that was done in 1998 and 15 years and about $15 million later it’s now a reality. Janke says funding for the project involved federal, state, city and county funds. A dedication ceremony for the project including a ribbon cutting and monument dedication will be held next Tuesday at the Hickory Street and Pioneer Road intersection. It’s at 1:30 p.m. and is open to the public.  

FDL American Legion Post Hosts Educational Event For Students

Four schools from Fond du Lac and one from Lomira will be participating in an education event at the Fond du Lac American Legion Post this Thursday and Friday. Jim Guell of the post is one of the organizers. He says they invited 4th and 5th graders from area elementary schools to learn more about local veterans and their sacrifices. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day and is being hosted by Trier-Puddy American Legion Post #75. Guell says students will be able to see the uniforms worn by veterans in battle and hear their stories. Veterans Day is next Monday. To schedule a time schools should call 920-960-9140 or email [email protected].

Blood Drives

Area residents will have the chance to donate blood over the next few days during blood drives. A blood drive will be held at Marian University in Fond du Lac from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Thursday there are blood drivers in Fox Lake and Sheboygan. In Fox Lake the drive will be held at the American Legion Post from noon to 5 p.m. and in Sheboygan at the Red Cross office from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. All blood types are currently needed.