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On August 5, people all over the world are going to be glued to their TVs as the 2016 Olympics will begin in Rio de Janeiro. The Band Perry’s “Live Forever” was chosen to be Team USA’s official song for the games. The trio stopped by NBC’s Today to share the news and perform the... Read more »...more
4/28/16 - Cash bond was set at $100,000 in a Dodge County courtroom today for the Milwaukee man arrested in yesterday’s search warrant sting in the Town of Lowell. Kirk Lupton is facing one felony count of Possessing a Firearm as a Convicted Felon. Thirty-five guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition were reportedly taken from the 56-year-old. A preliminary hearing is set for May 5.
4/28/16 - The Fox Lake Town Board may no longer have the authority to govern and enforce zoning. The five-member town board held its annual meeting Saturday and the process of the annual meeting allows for any township resident to make a motion on municipal matters and cast a vote. A motion by former township supervisor and current county board Supervisor Ed Benter sought to rescind the townships so-called “village powers.” The motion was approved by a roughly three-fifths majority of the three dozen residents, and elected officials, in attendance. Town Board Chairman Carlton Schley says that the board first adopted village status in 1973, when his father was town board chairman. Without village powers, Schley says the township loses its ability adopt and enforce zoning and land use ordinances, effectively dissolving the town’s Plan Commission. That means the township would not be able to enforce a recently-adopted beautification ordinance that cracks down on property owners with eyesores and other junk visible to the public. The city of Fox Lake would also be able to annex taxable property from the township. The town appointed a zoning administrator in the fall, the first since village powers were granted. Without village powers, the position – which pays $100-per hour – would no longer be needed. That was among the reasons cited by Ed Benter in making the motion to rescind village powers. Chairman Schley says it is unclear if the recent vote is binding or advisory. The township attorney is researching the matter and will have an opinion at the board’s June meeting. While the Town of Fox Lake has had village powers for over 40 years, Benter says the township did not have zoning authority until it was adopted in a separate resolution in 2007. If Saturday’s vote did rescind village powers, a separate vote would be needed to give the townships zoning authority to the county.
4/28/16 - A local bank is ensuring customers that their accounts are safe. Horicon Bank members have expressed concerns over account safety after it was recently announced three people were federally indicted for allegedly conspiring to commit bank fraud. Executive Vice President Jay Vanden Boogart says the bank dealt with the incidents when they occurred in 2008 and 2009. Vanden Boogart says all deposits at Horicon Bank are insured to their limits by the FDIC. He also says Horicon Bank is well-capitalized, meaning it is financially strong and in a good equitable position. 53-year-old Paul Piikkila, a loan officer at the bank's Appleton branch, allegedly approved a series of loans totaling over $1,000,000 for a business owned by 62-year-old Ronald Van Den Heuvel and 52-year-old Kelly Van Den Heuvel, both of DePere. Since the bank advised Piikkila not to loan them any money, many of the loans were reportedly made to borrowers who did not receive money and were not expected to pay it back. The loans allegedly were not used for the business purposes listed on the applications, and inadequate collateral was provided. If convicted, Ronald Van Den Heuvel faces up to 365 years in prison and fines totaling over $12,000,000. Kelly Van Den Heuvel could face up to 65 years in prison and over $2,000,000 in fines. Piikkila could serve up to five years in prison and face a $250,000 fine.
4/28/16 - An inmate at the Waupun Correctional Institution accused of attacking a corrections officer pled not guilty at arraignment yesterday. David Czapiewski is charged with Felony Battery by Prisoner as a Repeat Offender. The 36-year-old allegedly kicked the officer multiple times in February 2015 as staff was trying to restrain him in his cell. The officer was injured as a result. Czapiewski reportedly admitted to the crime, saying something to the effect of “I kicked him to get the demons out.” If he is convicted, Czapiewski faces up to ten additional years in prison. He will be back in court June 21.
4/28/16 - A Madison man is accused of playing a role in a pair of Randolph home break-ins from 2013. Dywone Clay is facing one felony Burglary count. Cash and a digital camera were taken from the first house, and a second break-in was attempted two weeks later. The 26-year-old allegedly committed the crimes with two other men. Cody Anderson of Beaver Dam was found guilty for his role in the burglaries in March and was sentenced to five months in jail. Dylan Turner of Beaver Dam will be back in court June 1. Clay’s initial appearance is set for May 16.
4/28/16 - A Beaver Dam woman accused of stealing from multiple stores pled not guilty at arraignment yesterday. Kimberly Gaziano is facing two felony counts of Retail Theft. The 34-year-old allegedly admitted to taking items from multiple stores in December. If she is convicted, Gaziano faces over 7 years in prison. She will be back in court June 2.