Local News Monday 6/3/13

FDL Girl Hurt In Car Vs Bike Accident


Fond du Lac Fire Department officials say an 11-year-old girl was injured when she was hit by a car while riding her bicycle. It happened last Friday afternoon near the Sabish Middle School. The girl was taken to St. Agnes Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The accident was reported shortly after 3 p.m.


Sheboygan Man Hurt In Motorcycle Accident


A 33-year-old Sheboygan man was seriously injured while attempting a passing maneuver on State Highway 32 at Woodland Road in the Town of Sheboygan Falls Saturday afternoon. Sheboygan County Sheriff’s officials say Kevin Traas pulled out to try and pass a vehicle, but had to pull back because of oncoming traffic. When he did he hit another vehicle and was thrown from his motorcycle. The driver of the car wasn’t injured. Traas was taken to St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan and is in serious condition. He wasn’t wearing a helmet. He was cited for no cycle endorsement and improper passing. The accident was reported just before 1:30 Saturday afternoon.


Sheboygan Stabbing


(WHBL-Sheboygan)-A Sheboygan woman is being held in the Sheboygan County Jail in connection with a weekend stabbing.  The Sheboygan Police said it happened at a residence in the 1500 block of Erie Avenue.  Police say the victim and the 24-year-old suspect were involved in a prolonged argument when the man’s girlfriend armed herself with a knife and stabbed him once in the chest.  She was taken into custody at the scene and is facing a felony charge of reckless injury.  The victim was taken to a hospital where he was treated and later released.


Oshkosh Sex Offender Released


Oshkosh Police say a 22-year-old sex offender will be living at 316 Rosalia Street starting today. Joshua Velie was convicted in 2011 for sexually assaulting two underage girls. He targets minor girls. Velie will be on GPS monitoring.




Loss Is Kewaskum High School’s Gain



The Kewaskum School Board recently approved a contract for a new principal at Kewaskum High School. William Loss for the past three years has been the principal at Baraboo High School. Prior to that he was an associate principal in Beaver Dam and has 14 years of teaching experience as a junior high science teacher. Loss succeeds Tom Fischer who is now a principal at Farmington Elementary School.


Workers At Oshkosh Company Relocating


(Wisconsin Radio Network)-A half dozen workers in Oshkosh will have a chance to relocate as a packaging company will move its headquarters to Clinton, Iowa. Clysar is being sold to a private firm. Its general manager Bill Hare says their main factory is already in Clinton. Clysar employs about 280 people at its facility in Clinton. No workers in Iowa or Wisconsin will lose their jobs. With the move of the headquarters to Clinton, the number will rise to over 300. Clysar was founded in Clinton 50 years ago. The company makes shrink film used to wrap food and consumer goods, but plans to expand to other forms of packaging, like cardboard and chipboard.


Voucher Deal Close


(Wisconsin Radio Network)-Has a voucher deal been reached? Depends on who you ask.  As Governor Walker has faced opposition from his own GOP on his state budget plan to expand school vouchers, top Republicans have been meeting to work out a deal. Senator Luther Olson Education Committee Chair and Joint Finance Commitee says he “shook hands” on an agreement. But meanwhile Senator Alberta Darling, who co-chairs the JFC, told the Journal Sentinel Thursday talks were still “very fluid.” Senate President Mike Ellis of Neenah says it’s up the Governor now. Ellis says his first priority was to get more money for public education. Walker had wanted to target vouchers for nine additional school districts. Now a proposed statewide expansion of vouchers would limit the number of students to 500 in the first year and 1,000 in the second. Ellis says Governor Walker doesn’t want to have any enrollment caps after 2016 and that’s something they’ll have to argue about in two years.


Uncertainty Follows Verdict In Raw Milk Case


(Wisconsin Radio Network)-Following the acquittal of dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger on charges of selling raw milk from an unlicensed dairy farm, the state Department of Agriculture finds itself in a grey area. Ag Secretary Ben Brancel says it is too early to determine how this will affect activities at his department. Brancel says his office remains committed to food safety and to making sure the public receives wholesome products; and with that in mind, he has told inspectors to proceed as usual. As to whether the state pursues further action in the case, Brancel says that is up to the Attorney General. Regarding the possibility of challenges for his inspectors as a result of this verdict, Brancel says, “I have no idea.” He says we have a great product in the state of Wisconsin and “we will continue to do our work.”


Wider Shoulders On State Highway 67 Would Accommodate Walkers And Bikers


Fond du Lac County’s Highway, Airport and Facilities Committee this week approved a resolution requesting the Wisconsin Department of Transportation strongly consider widening the shoulder on State Highway 67 from Campbellsport to Dundee. The committee’s recommendation now goes the County Board. County Planning and Parks Director Sam Tobias says widening the shoulders by 5 feet would accommodate both walkers and bicyclists. He says the six-mile stretch would allow both campers and bikers to travel those wider shoulders from the Eisenbahn Trail to the Kettle Moraine State Forest. He says the state would pay for the effort, but it would benefit tourism efforts in the County. Tobias says the project if it’s approved would likely happen in 2015 or 2016.


Heeding Severe Weather Watches And Warnings


An official with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol says people need to heed severe weather watches and warnings. KFIZ first talked to Captain George Brown after the devastating tornado in Moore, Oklahoma that took 24 lives. Brown says they dealt with two more tornadoes this past Thursday, albeit smaller ones than the EF5 that hit Moore. He believes the advance warning system saved many more lives in the Moore tornado. He says the most interior room inside a structure is the best place to be if you don’t have a basement. He says if you know there’s a chance of severe weather plan for that and don’t be traveling by car. He says leave the storm chasing to the professionals and take shelter when a severe weather watch or warning is issued.


Soft Skills Part Of Getting Kids Ready For World Of Work


The Superintendent of the Waupun School District says along with preparing kids for careers and college they have to teach them the soft skills employers are looking for. Tonya Gubin says that includes basic work ethic including the ability to show up on time and work hard. She says to accomplish that they have begin young, at the kindergarten level. Gubin says someone gets a job they will need those soft skills to hold onto it.