Local News Saturday 4/27/13

Theresa Man Waives Preliminary Hearing On Stabbing Related Charge


The 22-year-old Theresa man who owned the knife a 21-year-old Campbellsport man was stabbed with at a drinking party in February waived his recent preliminary hearing in Dodge County Court. Nicholas Isken then entered a “not guilty” plea to a charge of being party to aggravated battery. The victim suffered a collapsed lung and ended up in the Intensive Care Unit at St. Agnes Hospital. Investigators say the victim was trying to break up a fight. Isken allegedly kept the knife in the glove compartment of his car.


Horicon Man Gets Nine Years For Pharmacy Break-In


The 23-year-old Horicon man who broke into the Marshland Pharmacy a year ago this month has been sentenced to nine years in prison. John Hady was recently sentenced in Dodge County Court. He used a rock to smash a window at the pharmacy in Horicon and stole 13,000 pills and $1,400 in cash. Hady was also sentenced to nine years of extended supervision and ordered to pay over $14,000 in restitution. When Hady committed the crime he was still on probation for breaking into the same drug store in 2008.


Business Improvements Needed To Stay Competitive


Fond du Lac County Executive Al Buechel says it’s important for businesses to keep their facilities up to date. He says staying competitive doesn’t always mean expanding or building new facilities. However, he says it can impact future business decisions. He says a good example of what can go wrong is what happened with Tecumseh in New Holstein. Buechel says the facility became old and obsolete and when the company had to make a decision about whether to remodel, build or move elsewhere; they moved elsewhere. He says the creation of a regional loan fund that Fond du Lac and eight other counties will be participating in should help avoid that from happening to other businesses. 


State Representative Thiesfeldt Visits FDL School District


Fond du Lac Schools Superintendent Jim Sebert says State Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt couldn’t have picked a better time to take a recent tour of the district. Thiesfeldt toured Woodworth Middle School and the High School. Sebert says Thiesfeldt was interested in finding out more about the High School’s 1 to 1 computing initiative. He says it was perfect timing because the same week three different school districts were visiting to see how the program works including representatives of the Jefferson School District who were on hand for Thiesfeldt’s visit.


TeenScreen Program Helps Out North Fondy Teens And Others


North Fond du Lac Schools Superintendent Aaron Sadoff says Fond du Lac County has a very good program to address teens that are likely to act on at-risk thoughts. He says the TeenScreen program helps prevent students from following through on some of those thoughts or behaviors. He says they had 12 students in their district that were considered at-risk and they get confidential help through the program. The Fond du Lac Area TeenScreen Program is available at 12 different locations in the County including the Fond du Lac and North Fond du Lac High Schools.


Construction Starting On Highway 57 In Sheboygan County


Starting next week and running into September there will be construction on State Highway 57 in Sheboygan County from the north county line to the south county line. Construction from County Highway PP south will allow one lane of traffic in each direction to remain open. North of State Highway 23 will controlled using flag persons. Sheriff’s officials are asking local residents to be aware of the construction and that there may be minor delays.


Drug Drop Off Today


Five different locations in Fond du Lac County will be drop off sites for old and unused prescription drugs during the annual Take Back Day today. The Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds will be collecting the old drugs from 9:30 a.m. to Noon. Illegal drugs, sharps and inhalers won’t be accepted. In North Fond du Lac the drop off site is the PDQ Store from 10 a.m. to Noon. The Ripon Medical Center will take drop offs from 9 to 11 a.m. The Campbellsport Police Department is a drop off site from 10 a.m. to Noon, and Agnesian Pharmacy in Waupun will accept drug drop offs from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.