Local News Briefs Wednesday 7/15/15

Bond has been set at $50,000 cash for a 37-year-old Fond du Lac man charged with two counts of possessing child pornography. Keith Stinemates made his initial appearance in Fond du Lac County Court Tuesday. Stinemates allegedly sent images of child porn to someone who turned out to be an undercover agent with the state’s Division of Criminal Justice. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for September 3rd. 

Brandon Man Charged For Allegedly Sucker Punching Bar Patron

A 39-year-old Brandon man has been charged with substantial battery for allegedly sucker punching another man at a Waupun bar.  Douglas Stilwill will make his initial appearance in Dodge County Court on the charge on Monday, July 27th.   According to the criminal complaint he punched a man in the face outside of the Other Bar in Waupun. The victim suffered a fractured eye socket in May 10th incident. 

FDL County GOP Chairman Impressed With Walker Speech

Fond du Lac County Republican Party Chairman Dan Feyen was among the 5,000 people who attended Governor Scott Walker’s Presidential kick-off speech in Waukesha Monday. Feyen was impressed with the speech. He says he delivered it very well and had the speech memorized so he could talk directly to people. Feyen says Walker made all the points he should have hitting all the core issues. Feyen doesn’t believe Walker will be hurt by the already crowded GOP field of candidates for President. He says people across the country have been following Walker since Act 10 and a lot of people wanted to vote for him someday and now will get a chance to.

FDL County Fair Gets Started With Dollar Day

The 164th Fond du Lac County Fair gets underway today at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds in Fond du Lac. Fair Manager Matt Immel says Grandstand entertainment kicks off tonight at 7 p.m. with Service Motors Tractor Pull which he says is a fair favorite. He says they usually get about 150 to 175 tractors participating. Today is also dollar day at the fair thanks to Dutch’s Trading Post. He says everyone gets in for a dollar and all carnival rides are a dollar per ticket. He says it will cost a little more if you stay for the tractor pull tonight. Immel says if you plan on being at the fair over most of the next five days your best bargain is a season pass, which is available at the fair office and on their website. It’s $30 for adults and $15 for kids. Also tonight at the K107 Leine Lodge Stage, The Jimmy’s will perform.

DNR Holds Meeting On Proposed Kohler Golf Course EIS

More than 100 people attended a meeting at the UW-Sheboygan last night about an environmental impact study the Department of Natural Resources will do for a proposed 18-hole golf course in the Town of Wilson. Several dozen people spoke during the course of the meeting. Most were against the plan for the proposed Kohler-owned course. A DNR spokesman says they got the input they were seeking for focusing the review. Comments can still be submitted to the DNR by Friday, July 24th. Another meeting will be scheduled once the draft of the environmental impact statement is complete to review it and gather public comment on it.

FDL County Property Taxes Due

Fond du Lac County Treasurer Julie Hundertmark is reminding residents that the second installment of 2014 property taxes is due by July 31st. She says if you are sending your payment by mail make sure you include what you have to and that it is postmarked before the end of the month. She says it should include payment stubs and a self-addressed stamped envelope if you want a payment receipt.. You can also pay by credit card online through the County’s website or by calling a phone number. That number is 1-855-844-7563. She says if you pay by credit card there is a fee to the third-party service provider Point & Pay. Hundertmark says you can also pay in person at the Treasurer’s Office, which is located at the City-County Government Center in Fond du Lac. There’s also a drop box at the exit of the Sheriff’s Office parking lot, at the corner of Macy Street and Western Avenue.

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Congressman Grothman Mobile Office Hours Begin Today

Congressman Glenn Grothman’s office is hosting a series of mobile office hours this month. Staff from his office will be available to assist 6th district residents with issues they may be having with a federal agency. The series of meetings kicks off today with stops in Neenah and Oshkosh and will be capped off with a visit to Plymouth on Friday, July 31st.  Grothman’s staff will be at the Neenah Library from 10 to 11 a.m. this morning and at the Oshkosh Library from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. A complete list of the times and stops are available at Congressman Grothman’s website.

UW FDL Express Admissions Day Today

An Express Admission Day event will be held at UW-Fond du Lac from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday in the Student Affairs Office, 400 University Dr. Recent high school graduates, transfer students or returning adult students can stop in during this time and complete several steps in the admission process with one visit to campus. Five $500 scholarships are available through the UW-Fond du Lac Foundation for students who apply and are admitted before August 14th.  To apply on Express Admission Day, students will need to pay a $44 UW System application fee and must know their social security number. Fall semester classes begin on September 2nd. Applicants on Express Admission Day can also take a campus tour and will sign up for their advising and registration sessions.  Admission advisors will be on hand to help prospective students complete the online application, answer individual questions and offer guidance on applying for financial aid and choosing classes.

Kids Tablets Available For Borrowing At FDL Public Library

You can add kids’ tablets to the growing list of tech equipment available for checkout at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Six Playaway Launchpads are now available for checkout. The Launchpads are preloaded with age-specific educational, advertisement-free games grouped by topic (such as animals, dinosaurs and princesses) and by subject matter (such as math, science and the arts). The Launchpads are available for seven-day checkout, however most equipment can be checked out for 21 days. All that’s needed is a valid library account, and children aged 16 and under must have a parent’s or guardian’s signature. Overdue fees are $1 a day, and patrons will be charged for missing pieces or parts. Instructions and, in some cases, product guides and ideas are included.

Eco Man Presentation At Campbellsport Public Library This Morning

Advanced Disposal’s own superhero “Eco Man” will visit with area elementary school students at the Campbellsport Public Library this morning. He will be doing a presentation on the importance of recycling and providing kids with some Eco Man swag. The presentation is at 10:30 a.m. Advanced Disposal provides garbage and recycling services to Campbellsport residents.