Local News Monday 12/30/13

Bundle up if you’re headed
outside today. A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect until noon today with wind
chill values at 10 to 25 below zero this morning. High temperatures will remain
in the single digits until New Year’s Day. Overnight lows will be in the single
digits to below zero for most of the week. 

Frostbite Danger

Radio Network)-It’s bitterly cold this morning as we get a late December visit
from Jack Frost, and that can lead to frostbite. Doctor Mike Halberg of St.
Mary’s in Madison
says it’s a serious matter if you’re exposed. He says frostbite can lead to
tissue damage to extremities like fingers and toes. He says hypothermia can
also result in lowering your body temperature to less than 95 degrees if people
are out to long in the cold or aren’t sufficiently bundled up against the cold.
His advice: don’t spend a lot of time outside, but if you need to be, take
extra care to bundle up. And probably put off the ice skating or jogging.

Fatal Snowmobiling Accident
Columbia County

DNR officials say a
36-year-old Michigan man was killed in a
snowmobiling accident in Columbia
over the weekend.
It happened Friday afternoon around 1 p.m. near Cambria.
Speed and snow conditions may have been factors in the mishap.

Plymouth School Board
President Passes Away

(WHBL-Sheboygan)-The Plymouth School District is mourning the loss of
its board president.  53-year-old Mark
Rhyan passed away on Christmas Day due to pancreatic cancer.  The former executive vice president and chief
operations officer at Sargento Foods was first elected to the Plymouth Board of
Education in 2008, won reelection in 2011, and served as board president all
those years. Board vice president Tim St. Clair will take over as president. A
public memorial service will be held January 1 at 4 p.m. at the Plymouth High
School Auditorium.

Snowmobile Trails Closed

Dodge County’s Manager of
Parks and Trails Bill Ehlenbeck informs us that zones 2,3,4 and 5 of the
County’s Snowmobiling Trail System are closed. Zone 1 remains open. Saturday
and Sunday’s warm temperatures and sunshine deteriorated the trails to bare
ground in many areas of the system. The ATV Trail on the Wild Goose Trail from
Hwy 60 to Hwy 49 in Dodge
remains open.
According to the Fond du Lac County Snowmobile Association website trails are
closed in Fond du Lac