Local News Saturday 6/1/13

Eight Arrested For Drunken Driving Over Memorial Day Weekend In FDL County


Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Captain Rick Olig says a coordinated effort to crackdown on drunken drivers, underage drinking and seat belt violations over the Memorial Day Weekend led to 576 traffic stops in the County. He says 347 citations were issued and 299 warnings. There were also 8 arrests for drunken driving and 9 people were cited for underage drinking. There was one social hosting violation and 14 people were cited for seat belt violations. Olig says law enforcement agencies throughout Fond du Lac County in conjunction with the Drug Free Communities of Fond du Lac County will be continuing to work together throughout the year to crack down on drunken drivers and other alcohol violations.


Deb Paul Sentencing Delayed Fifth Time


The former owner of Carol’s Tours in Beaver Dam may have her sentencing hearing delayed for a fifth time. Deb Paul appeared in a wheelchair before Dodge County Judge Andrew Bissonnette this week with a brand new, court-appointed attorney seeking a motion for continuance. The owner of the shuttered travel agency failed to provide vacations to hundreds of paying customers. Paul was around $270,000 in debt when she closed the doors of Carol’s Tours in 2008. The 58-year-old pled “no contest” in October to charges related to her paying personal expenses with company cash.


Winnebago County Dairy Settles Lawsuit Over Water Pollution Violations


The state’s Justice Department has settled a lawsuit against a Winnebago County Dairy and its owners for violations of state water pollution control laws. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, Thistle Dairy and owner/operators Jim Thompson and James T. Thompson has agreed to pay penalties, costs and assessments totaling $80,000 for the violations. They will also have to document the completion of the dairy’s feed storage area leachate collection and runoff control system this summer. Thistle Dairy is a large dairy operation that generates about 18 million gallons of manure per year.


Waupun Superintendent Pleased With Job


Waupun School Superintendent Tonya Gubin (GOO-bin) says she’s really enjoying her first year heading up the school district. Gubin was the principal at Beaver Dam’s Lincoln Elementary School when she was offered the job in Waupun in March of last year. She was living in the Waupun School District when she was hired. She feels they’ve really moved forward since she took the superintendent’s job on July 1st of 2012. Gubin made her comments when Bob Hoffmaster’s Morning Show visited Waupun on Thursday.  


Battery Powered Radios Good Idea For Storms


There’s good reason to make sure you have a battery powered radio for times of severe weather. KFIZ news first talked to Oklahoma Highway Patrol Captain George Brown following the Moore, Oklahoma last week. Brown says they had two more tornadoes this past Thursday and one knocked out power between Stillwater and Tulsa, Oklahoma. The City of Yale, Oklahoma, which has less than 5,000 residents didn’t have power when a tornado was headed their way. Brown says 1st responders had to drive through the area using loudspeakers announcing a tornado was on the way.


Art On The Island Sunday


The 45th annual Art on the Island will be held at Oven Island in Fond du Lac’s Lakeside Park Sunday. Aileen Andrews of the Fond du Lac Artists Association says they will have a wide variety of art on display and for sale. There will also be food, music, a silent auction and more. It’s free to get in. Hours for Art on the Island are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.



Great Time To Enjoy The Great Outdoors


(Wisconsin Radio Network)-Wisconsin kicks off the first weekend in June with four ways to enjoy the outdoors for free. Wisconsin Department of Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett says there’s no charge for admission to state parks, forests, recreation areas and DNR-managed state trails on Saturday only. It’s also Free Fishing Weekend. No money? No license? No problem. Klett says that’s for all 15,000 lakes, rivers and streams. Great time to test the water, so to speak. Dozens of free fishing clinics will be offered where you can learn the basics and borrow equipment for free. Klett says it’s a great way to try something new and enjoy what Wisconsin has to offer.