Local News Saturday 6/29/13

Oshkosh North High School Vandalism


Oshkosh Police are asking for the publics held in finding some vandals who damaged the inside of Oshkosh North High School Wednesday night or Thursday morning. Thursday morning a school employee found vending machines, computers, and a water fountain damaged.  Fire extinguishers were discharged and graffiti was found inside the school. Anyone with information should call the Oshkosh Police Department at (920) 236-5700.

If you have information and would like to remain anonymous, contact the Winnebago County Wide Crime Stoppers at (920) 231-8477 or text IGOTYA and your crime tip to 274637 or go to www.winnebagocrimestoppers.org  and submit your text via the web.  You may be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. 


Waupun Woman Charged With Embezzlement


Dodge County authorities have charged a 34-year-old Waupun woman for allegedly taking close to $50,000 from the Mayville business she was working at. Teresa Ruch is charged with seven felony theft counts. Charges stem from her employment at Mayville Vision between 2009 and 2012. Ruch allegedly failed to make about $32,000 in bank deposits over a four year period and another $15,000 in good and services were given to family and friends. She left Mayville Vision in 2012 when she and her husband purchased Jan’s Optical in Waupun. She is scheduled for an initial court appearance on the charges on July 15.


Alcohol Effects On Open Water Magnified


Make sure you don’t have too much to drink if you’re boating this weekend in Fond du Lac County. The Operation Dry Water enforcement is going on County waterways including Lake Winnebago. The blood alcohol content for an impaired boater is the same as it is for a drunken driver, .08. Sheriff’s Captain Rick Olig says the effect of alcohol on someone operating a boat is likely magnified by wave and wind action, and the sun. Olig says on Lake Winnebago his deputies will have company this weekend with Winnebago County Sheriff’s deputies, the DNR and Coast Guard also expected to participate in Operation Dry Water.


Cat And Dog Ownership Requests In Ripon


In Ripon people who want to own more than 2 dogs or 3 cats soon may no longer need to get a petition signed by neighbors and take the request before the Common Council. The Council will decide this month whether that’s something that can be handled by staff or in particular City Administrator Lori Rich. If they don’t like what Rich decides about cat or dog ownership they would be able to appeal the decision to the Common Council under the amended ordinance. Rich says they’ve been getting quite a few requests from pet owners later and the Council felt it wasn’t something they needed to handle.


Growing Young Minds


Young minds aren’t the only thing growing at Riverside Elementary School in Fond du Lac. The school also has a garden, which students help to tend during the school year. District Superintendent Jim Sebert says they also get help from teachers and a master gardener. He says he has watched the progress of the garden, which he can see from his office in the District Administration Center and it’s doing well. Sebert says depending on what is being grown the students have opportunities to harvest produce from the garden during different seasons of the year.