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Dog found floating in Twin Lake

TOWN OF SPRINGWATER, Wis. (WBAY) - A small dog was found floating in Twin Lake Monday, according to the Waushara County Sheriff’s Office. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) received an email about the dog around 10:30 a.m. DNR wardens reached out to the Waushara County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded to the scene once DNR wardens found the dog.
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Reward offered in Waupaca County dog killing case

WAUTOMA, Wis. (WSAW) - The Waushara County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information about a peculiar case involving a dead dog to come forward. Investigators said on May 16, the body of a small dog was found floating in Twin Lake. The lake is located in the town of Springwater, south of Waupaca.
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5/19/22 Hometown Broadcasting News Thursday

The Ripon Area Chamber of Commerce has a new Executive Director after a several month search. Former Director Jason Mansmith left the Chamber at the beginning of March to become marketing director for the Thrasher Opera House in Green Lake. Mandy Kimes, who moved to the Ripon area 11 years ago will become the Chamber’s Executive Director during the first week in June. For the past nine years Kimes has been a campus minister for His House Christian Fellowship, a non-profit Christian campus ministry at Ripon College. The College had its commencement ceremony Sunday. In a Facebook post Monday Kimes mentioned she was transitioning out of the campus ministry and entering into a new season. Kimes was one of three finalists for the Chamber’s executive director position.

Dog found dead in Waushara County lake

TOWN OF SPRINGWATER (WLUK) -- Someone intentionally killed a dog and left it in a Waushara County lake, sheriff's officials say. According to the sheriff's office, on Monday morning the state Department of Natural Resources received an email tip that there was a small dog floating in Twin Lake in the town of Springwater. DNR wardens and sheriff's deputies went to the lake and found the dog's body.

Waushara Countty Horse Quiz Bowl team successfully competes in State 4H Quiz Bowl

The Waushara County Horse Quiz Bowl team competed successfully in the State 4H Horse Quiz Bowl and Hippology contest at the Dodge County Fairgrounds this past weekend. On May 13, the team started with the Speaking and Demonstration Contest. Leading off with a PowerPoint demonstration on “Model Horse Showing 101” was Noah Ballinger, who received a Grand Champion ribbon for his speaking. Paige Doede and Mia Ridgen earned a Top Ten ribbon with their Team Demonstration “Considering Horse Leg Wraps or Boots”. Rachel Ballinger earned Reserve Grand Champion with her Individual Demo powerpoint presentation of “Rodeo, the Greatest Show on Dirt”. Sackett Brooks was awarded Grand Champion for his hilarious rendition of “Horse Kicks 101”.

Wild Rose American Legion Daniel Dopp Post 370 donates to Patterson Memorial Library

Patrick Holland of Wild Rose American Legion Daniel Dopp Post 370 presented a check to Kent Barnard, Library Director of the Patterson Memorial Library in Wild Rose in the amount of $200 to help pay for the library’s new Community Calendar. “The Legion values the library and all the things they do to help the community, this is our way of showing our support” noted Holland. “The Patterson Memorial Library hosts a community calendar open to all groups and organizations in Waushara County as a service to residents and visitors alike,” stated Barnard.

Waushara County HCE members celebrate Achievement Night

Waushara County Home & Community Education members celebrated their Annual Achievement Night on May 3rd in the Demo Room of the Courthouse. Two scholarships were awarded to Waushara County students during the evening. Juleanna Johnson is a sophomore at Fox Valley Technical College to become a registered nurse and medical administrator. She is the daughter of Jessica Maurer and Matthew Johnson. Andrew Momsen is a freshman at University of WI – Green Bay. His goal is to become a medical doctor. He is the son of Lynn and Eric Momsen.

Accidents reported in Waushara County

5/4/2022: A one-vehicle accident was reported at 4:30 a.m. on STH21 eastbound in the Town of Wautoma. Upon arrival contact was made with the hotel manager of Boarders Inn and Suites. Manager stated three employees and trucks from Midwest Tree Experts stayed at the hotel the couple nights prior. Manager provided a video of one of the employees getting into a work truck, Kenneth Wielenberg, 42, Upsala, MN, and drove just north of a light pole, stopped, then backed up and hit the light pole. He then drove forward and stopped. After a short time he drove out of the parking lot. He did not exit the vehicle and did not inform hotel staff of hitting the light pole. The hotel manager provided the information to the detective. Contact was made with the owner of the company and he was able to provide the information on the driver. The company owner was very cooperative regarding the situation.

Felonies recorded in Waushara County

Elizabeth Rodriquez, Wisconsin Rapids, was in court on May 5 on a count of Escape-Criminal Arrest. Plea: NC. Court accepts plea and enters JOC. No statement by DE. Court orders: 90 days WC Jail – No Huber, GT, five days CFTS, sentence to commence forthwith, Costs w/ 60 DTP or PP. Appeal rights given.

Tri-County middle/high school art show winners announced

Tri-County School Dis-trict had their annual 7th-12th grade art show last week. There were over 433 pieces on display. Students and staff were able to vote on their favorites. From this 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners were awarded. There were paintings, sculpture, ceramics, fibers, jewelry, metals, photography, drawing, glass,...

Waushara County Health News

Beginning in January of this year, highly pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) A(H5) viruses have been detected in US wild aquatic birds, commercial poultry and backyard or hobbyist flocks. At the end of March, the EA-H5 strain has caused illness and death in some species of wild birds in Wisconsin including bald eagles, shorebirds, and waterfowl.

Waushara County Department of Aging/ADRC holding community office hours

Meeting with specialists from Waushara County’s Department of Aging/ADRC is about to get a little easier for the county’s senior and disabled residents. Community Office Hours will move throughout the county on various days and times, and to multiple locations, beginning in May. “It isn’t always convenient for...

Lunch & Learn to be held May 31

Waushara County Extension Office will be hosting a Lunch & Learn – ‘Rock Painting’ on Tuesday, May 31 from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Waushara County Courthouse Demo Room. Mary Kunasch from the Waushara Argus will give a demonstration on stroke painting and will share information on the Shararock Group, and their mission to spread joy throughout Waushara County with painted rocks. Mary will have a painted rock for everyone. There will also be an assortment of rocks and paint, so you can paint some cool rocks and spread joy in the community with your rocks.

Community Safety Day set for Saturday, June 4

Brought to you by Waushara County Health Department. Community Safety Day in Waushara County is scheduled Saturday, June 4 from: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 230 W Park Street, Wautoma. The Waushara County Health Department is hosting our Fourth Annual Community Safety Day. If you are looking for something...

Reach Waushara Wellness Tips: May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. “Mental Health America” is bringing it back to the basics. Mental Health is entering more mainstream conversations, it’s critical that solid foundations of knowledge are formed. There’s often no one single cause for a mental health condition. Instead, there are many...