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High school welcomes five new faculty members

Five new falculty members joined the team at Berlin High School this year. Melissa Remer joined as a new agriculture teacher. Angie Clark moved from middle to high school math. Laura Dominguez is the new English Learner teacher. Ray Mlada becomes a new Special Education teacher. Finally, Debra Weiske joins the BHS team as another Special Education teacher.
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Beaver Dam Fire Chief Gives Update On Response At Metalcraft Of Mayville

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Fire Department has provided some additional details about a response call to the Metalcraft of Mayville on the city’s northside Tuesday night. Fire Chief Michael Wesle says crews responded to the structure on 2020 North Spring Street around 8pm for a report of a small fire in a welding booth.

Wisconsin man sprayed with heated oil, airlifted to hospital

SAUKVILLE, Wis. (WFRV) – A man from Portage had ‘serious’ injuries after he was reportedly sprayed with heated oil during an accident at a Wisconsin asphalt plant. According to the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office, on September 27 around 11:15 a.m. authorities responded to an asphalt plant for a man who was injured in an industrial accident. The plant was located at 3979 Lakeland Road.

Felonies reported in Waushara County

Daniel A. Chinawong, Wautoma, was in court on Sept. 19 on two counts of 1st Degree Sex Assault. Court addresses trial logistics with counsel. 23 in box, 5 strikes. A status conference is scheduled for Nov. 8. A jury trial is scheduled for Nov. 8. Garrett A. Sparkman, Wautoma, was...

1 dead in fiery Hwy. 10 semi crash

One person is dead and another person is injured after two semi tractor trailers collided Tuesday on Hwy. 10, officials said. At about 12:30 p.m., the Portage County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a report of a crash in the eastbound lanes of Hwy. 10, about 1/2 mile east of North Lane in the town of Stockton. Initial reports relayed that one of the vehicles involved in the crash was on fire.

Help needed at storm damaged Coloma farm

Tornadic thunderstorm winds hit the rural Coloma farm of Melvin and Anna Yoder earlier this summer. The roof of the 36 by 60 feet barn was torn off, some shingle damage on the house remains, and over 40 large hardwood trees were blown over on the property. The barn is only 12-years old. No family members or livestock were injured. When supplies of boards (or, a portable sawmill is needed) and tin roofing are obtained, the couple would appreciate any assistance from neighbors or other interested individuals to help the family protect the remaining barn and animals from the elements. Help is also needed to cut the downed hardwoods into logs, or block and split for firewood. The family has a splitter. Persons interested can call Yoder at 715-721-0581; Melvin Yoder, N577 11th Avenue, Coloma, WI 54930 (Curtis Lake area, Town of Richford, Waushara County.)

Alliant Energy provides Wautoma Solar Project update

The 99-megawatt Wau-toma Solar Project located in the Town of Dakota of Waushara County. The project is part of Alliant Energy’s Clean Energy Blueprint, a strategic roadmap to cost-effectively accelerate the transition to renewable energy and reduce carbon emissions. Once complete, the project will positively impact the environment and generate enough energy to power around 25,000 homes.

Poeschl resigns from Oshkosh Board of Education/Winnebago County Board

OSHKOSH, WI — Oshkosh Board of Education President Bob Poeschl steps down after a year-and-a-half at the helm and six-years as a board member. Poeschl made his resignation official at the end of Wednesday’s board meeting. He’s also stepping down as Winnebago County Board Supervisor for District 19, which he was elected to in 2022. Poeschl is joining Disability Rights Wisconsin to aid in fundraising and communications. Poeschel says his new post is part of something he’s long been committed to.

Neshkoro Scarecrow Fest scheduled to be held Oct. 8

The Neshkoro Enhancement Committee is happy to announce that the Neshkoro Scarecrow Fest will be held this year on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in Downtown Neshkoro and River Edge Park. Come and enjoy time with family and friends in a small town atmosphere. There will be numerous...

Accidents reported in Waushara County

9/13/2022: A two-vehicle accident occurred at 2:19 p.m. on an intersection in the Town of Bloomfield. Jeffrey Main, 60, Greenville, acknowledged seeing Brandon Bonfiglio, 36, Omro, was slowing for a vehicle that was turning onto Aniwa and by the time he was able to do anything he stuck the trailer that was attached to Bonfiglio’s vehicle. Bonfiglio acknowledged slowing for a turning vehicle and then when he began to accelerate he was struck by Main.

Q&A: 55th Assembly District candidates Nate Gustafson, Stefanie Holt list abortion rights, inflation as top issues ahead of Nov. 8 election

Winnebago County Board member Nate Gustafson and former Neenah School Board member Stefanie Holt will face each for the 55th Assembly District in the Nov. 8 election. The Republican Gustafson and Democrat Holt are looking to take over the district that covers northern Winnebago County after Rep. Rachael Cabral-Guevara, R-Appleton, decided to run for the state Senate's 19th District seat.

Property transfers recorded in Waushara County

*9/14/2022: Allan M. Metzer to James Rannie, Town of Dakota, $90,000. *9/14/2022: Dianne L. Bogutske to Dennis Bogutske, Town of Aurora, $155,900. *9/14/2022: Charles W. III Heeren to Christopher Ross, Town of Marion, $15,000. *9/15/2022: Janice M. Enright to Paul F. Christensen, Town of Saxeville, $28,900. *9/16/2022: Jeff D. Sommers...

Waushara Historical Society now working with Jones Museum Library area

The Waushara County Historical Society has joined forces with Deb Buchholz, president of the Friends of the Library and the Jones Fund. The Jones fund was started in 1978 in memory of Hugh and Dora Jones for a Museum at the Wautoma Library to promote genealogy and the history of Waushara County. There is now a small wing at the back right corner of the Library dedicated to just that thanks to working with Buchholz and the Waushara County Historical Society. There are several cabinets of historic displays including one brought in by Don Netzler of photos and memorabilia from Camp Waushara. The display case also includes some clothing from Hunt’s Drug Store and Dilt’s Hardware, a chainsaw from Arctic Circle and so much more. Take time and visit the library and enjoy a step back in time as you witness some of the artifacts and photos from year’s past. Members of the Historical Society that helped in creating the display included Char Stratton, Debbie Buchholz, Jones Memorial President, Tom GoetZ, and Jerry Cummings. There is a display case that was donated to the library that was once in Wautoma Mercantile. That display case will be the one that can be used by organizations for historic displays. The case measures 74 inches long, 21 inches deep and is 16 inches high. If you have some Waushara County memorabilia and would be willing to display it, please call or stop in at the Wautoma Library or the Waushara County Historical Society for more information.

Waushara County Board of Supervisors approves ordinance for ATV’s on all county roads unless posted otherwise

At the Waushara County Board of Supervisors, the board voted to approve the amended ordinance that will allow ATV’s on all county roads, unless posted otherwise, once the ATV signage is complete. Two of the board members, Mike Kapp and Everett Eckstein, voted against the approval. The meeting on Sept. 20th at the Waushara County Courthouse had public comments in favor of passing the ordinance.

Conference title within reach for Berlin Indians

With three weeks remaining in the regular season, the varsity football team has a lot on the line, including the conference title. This Friday, they will play against Kewaskum for the Homecoming game. Kewaskum has an in conference record of 3-1 while Berlin’s is 4-0. “It is another big...

9/28/22 Ripon Considering Creation Of Parks and Recreation Director Position

The Ripon Common Council this week approved including a parks and recreation director in the 2023 City Budget. City Administrator Adam Sonntag told the Council as part of the master planning process a survey showed the city is lacking in parks and recreation programming and the general condition of its parks. He says there was an overall negative reaction to the parks. He said if the City is going to create the position this would be the year to do it with funding and grants available. The director could be housed at the new Senior Activity Center that is being built. Mayor Ted Grant said, “We have to continue to grow the city, every little bit helps.” He added it would be a great way to do it. Alderperson Howard Hansen said one of the things people look at when they are considering moving to a community is its recreation services. Alderperson John Splitt on the other hand felt people aren’t as active these days and the position would be a gamble for the city.