Local News Briefs Wednesday 8/6/14
Fond du Lac Police confirm that City paramedics were able to save the life a 27-year-old Fond du Lac man by using NARCAN to revive him from a possible drug overdose Sunday night. The time of the call was just before 7:30 p.m. Fire Department officials say they saved 15 people during the first six months of the year by using NARCAN for heroin and opiate overdoses. They saved 13 people during all of last year through the use of NARCAN.
EAA AirVenture Attendance Up
(Wisconsin Radio Network)-More than a half-million people went to the E-A-A AirVenture show this year. Spokesman Dick Knapinski says attendance numbers are up around five-and-a-half-percent from last year. He says that included everything from the number of airplanes that came in, camping parking, and the number of people who attended. He says it was a tremendous week. He says the largest crowds came for the Thunderbirds on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Knapinski says he isn’t sure whether the Thunderbirds will be back again for next year’s AirVenture. Plans are underway for AirVenture 2015, which will include the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
Shots Fired In Sheboygan County Were Two Taking Target Practice
(WHBL-Sheboygan)-Two people doing target practice at a Village of Oostburg residence caused some to think a shooting was happening. Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Sgt. Doug Tuttle said the department got word late Monday morning of the sound of shots fired and a report of a bullet striking a garage. The shots continued as authorities arrived, prompting them to ask those nearby to stay indoors and close to the floor. A short while later, authorities found the two who were firing the weapons and gave the all-clear signal. Tuttle says no one was harmed and an investigation is ongoing.
Lakeside Court Gets Second Full-Time Deputy Clerk
The North Fond du Lac Village Board this week approved increasing a part-time court assistant’s job in the Lakeside Municipal Court to full-time. Village Administrator Chuck Hornung says prior to this year the court had 2 ½ positions with an administrator, deputy clerk and part-time court assistant. Municipal Judge Jaye asked to increase the part-time position to full-time to help with collections and the work load. Back in January the Village Board decided to give it a trial period of six months to see if collections would be increased and help justify the cost associated for a full-time position. He says the promotion from court assistant to deputy clerk comes with a bump in pay.
Ripon Teacher Hired As Oshkosh Principal
The Oshkosh School District is hiring a principal for Roosevelt Elementary School. Oshkosh Schools Superintendent Stan Mack will recommend to the school board next week the hiring of Kristin Burgert. Burgert has been serving as a 6th and 7th grade teacher at the Catalyst Charter Middle School in Ripon the past two years. Before that she taught 6th and 8th grades at Ripon Middle School. The Oshkosh Area School Board meets next Wednesday.
Dodge County Reserve Deputy Swearing In Ceremony
Reserve deputies for the Dodge County Sheriff’s Department will be sworn in during a ceremony at the Sheriff’s Office in Juneau Wednesday afternoon. The 1 p.m. ceremony will be held in the training room. The group of reserve deputies currently is employed with the detention facility. Their dual certification allows them to assist the County in the capacity of a sworn deputy. Each of the reserve deputies has received additional training and will assist at special events and other operations and special functions where sworn deputies are requested such as the Dodge County Fair.
History Of Mercury Marine Tonight At The FDL Public Library
Retired Mercury Marine executive Jim Hubbard will present “75 Years of Mercury Marine,” at 6 p.m. tonight at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Hubbard was a career Brunswick employee (1968-2008) and spent his final 18 years with Mercury Marine in Fond du Lac as vice president and chief of staff. Library Community Information Coordinator Terri Fleming says Hubbard will trace the company’s progress through what would eventually become Mercury Marine in Fond du Lac. The program is free. She says a few prizes will also be given out and there will be refreshments. No registration is required. Questions will also be taken.