Drake White, William Michael Morgan, Granger Smith, Jon Pardi and Maren Morris all came across polished and professional during their performances Friday night (Feb. 24) at the Country Radio Seminar’s New Faces show in Nashville, but it was hardly their fault that they seemed more entertaining than charismatic. The New Faces shows used to be... Read more »...more
Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert are part of the all-star cast scheduled to pay tribute to the late Merle Haggard during an April 6 concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Billed as “Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard,” the concert taping is also scheduled to include performances by John Mellencamp, Dierks... Read more »...more
You know what’s adorable about 2-year-olds? Everything. And Carrie Underwood just posted proof of that on her social media pages. It’s a photo of her son Isaiah, who is celebrating his second birthday Monday (Feb. 27), in his little Levi’s, doing his very best to reach a balloon that’s hovering above him. And what’s even... Read more »...more
2/27/17 - Authorities have released the name of the motorist killed Sunday in a one vehicle accident in the Town of Beaver Dam. Twenty-seven-year-old Timothy Price of rural Beaver Dam was driving westbound on County Highway D when he crossed over the eastbound lane and spun into the ditch. The vehicle struck a utility pole before coming to rest in a residential driveway near Zimmerman Drive. Both Price and his passenger, 27-year-old Deon Sallis of rural Beaver Dam, sustained serious injuries but managed to exit the vehicle and walk a half-mile to Price’s home. It was there that Price became unresponsive and was later pronounced dead. Sallis was transported to Beaver Dam Community Hospital. The crash remains under investigation.
2/27/17 - Authorities in Mayville are searching for the suspect in an armed robbery that occurred Sunday night. The incident happened at 7:23pm at the Sherwood Family Restaurant on Horicon Street. Captain Ryan Vossekuil says the suspect displayed a knife, forcibly removed the cash register from the restaurant and fled on foot. No one was injured during the robbery and the cash register was later recovered. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately six-feet tall with a thin build, around 45-50 years-old last seen wearing blue jeans, a red flannel shirt and a blue jean jacket. Authorities are actively investigating and anyone with information is asked to contact the Mayville Police Department at (920) 387-7903.
2/27/17 - There are very few contested villages races on local ballots this April but there are a couple races without enough candidates. Hustisford Village President Dennis Uecker is not seeking re-election this spring and there is no one on the ballot to replace him. Bob Knueppel, Michael Grant, and Josh Prescher are all seeking another term as trustees. In Reeseville, Village President Brian Miller and Trustees Lee Brasch and Margaret Schmidt are seeking new terms. A third trustee seat, which is currently vacant, has no candidates running. Meanwhile, there are not a lot of contested races in local villages. In the Village of Lowell, all three incumbents are running again and without opposition. That includes Chet Caine and Bob Kline to the two trustee positions and Jerome Straseske for village president. Theresa’s Village President George Marsh and Trustees Herman Koenigs Jr. and Jody Steger are running for re-election. Trustee Gene Koll filed non-candidacy for his seat. James Polster Jr. is unopposed in his bid to fill Koll’s seat. In Lomira, Village President Tony Schraufnagel is running for re-election. Meg Joas, Daniel Davis, and Ashley Gasner are running for three trustee positions. In Randolph, there are no contested races. Village President James Boomsma and Village Trustees Shannon Greeno, Richard Nieman, and Jaime Woreck are seeking re-election. It is the same story in Cambria where Village President Glen Williams and Trustees Peggy Carlson, Marvin Stringfeld, and Jim Williams are seeking another term. In Friesland, Village Trustees Ronald Alsum and Charlotte Holtan are unopposed in their re-election bids. Four Brownsville seats are on the spring ballot. Village President Jeffrey Bloohm and Trustees Timothy Kimmel and Jeffrey Westphal all have no challengers. Iron Ridge’s Village President Brian Esselman and Trustees Andrew Rohlinger and Mark Kramer are all unopposed in their re-election bids. Rio’s Village President James Olrick and Trustee Beth Laufenberg are both running without opposition. Two other trustee positions are also up this spring. Joanne Dilley and Terry Milfred filed non-candidacy. Jon Landsverk is running for one of those open seats while nobody has shown interest in the other one.
2/27/17 - State Representative Mark Born begins a series of budget listening sessions later this week. The Beaver Dam Republican, who was recently elected to a third term, sits on the Joint Finance Committee. The sessions are intended to provide constituents with the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback on the 2017-19 biennial budget that the legislature will vote on later this year. Born begins the series at Hartford City Hall this Friday at 1pm followed by a pair of listening sessions next Monday at the Watermark in Beaver Dam at 11am and then at Horicon City Hall at 3:30pm. There are ten more sessions scheduled in the 39th Assembly District through March 17 with stops planned Lowell, Theresa, Lomira, Mayville, Hustisford, Ashippun, Iron Ridge, Brownsville, Neosho and Rubicon.
Friday, March 3rd
1:00 – 2:00PM – Hartford – Hartford City Hall
Monday, March 6th
11:00AM – 12:00PM – Beaver Dam – The Watermark
3:30 – 4:00PM – Horicon – Horicon City Hall
Monday, March 13th
8:30 – 9:00AM – Lowell – Lowell Town Hall
11:00 – 11:30AM – Theresa – Theresa Village Hall
12:00 – 12:30PM – Lomira – Lomira Village Hall
4:00 – 4:30PM – Mayville – Mayville City Hall
Thursday, March 16th
11:00 – 11:30AM – Hustisford – Hustisford Village Hall
12:30 – 1:00PM – Ashippun – Ashippun Town Hall
1:30 – 2:00PM – Iron Ridge – Iron Ridge Community Center
2:30 – 3:00PM – Brownsville – Brownsville Village Hall
Friday, March 17th
3:30 – 4:00PM – Neosho – Neosho Village Hall
4:30 – 5:00PM – Rubicon – Rubicon Town Hall
2/27/17 - A Waupun man was arrested for drunk driving Sunday after crashing his vehicle and injuring a passenger. The accident happened around midnight. Authorities were alerted by the Beaver Dam Community Hospital after the passenger was brought in. The passenger did not know where the wreck had occurred but deputies located the vehicle and the driver on Ole Highway 16 and Highway 60 in the Town of Lowell. 35-year-old Frederick Polsfuss was arrested on charges of fourth offense Operating While Intoxicated and taken to the Dodge County Jail.
2/27/17 - Cambria-Friesland Superintendent Tim Raymond says the student who used a racist term at a basketball game last Thursday has been disciplined. As we reported Friday, the incident happened during a Junior Varsity game against Horicon. In a press release issued over the weekend, Raymond said that the district investigated the matter and confirmed that the incident did occur, was isolated to one player, one-time and did not involve anyone else from either team. Contrary to previous reports, no student was removed or ejected from the game as coaches and administrators did not hear the derogatory term at the time. District officials met with the student and his parents and discipline was imposed, but because of student confidentiality the measures that were taken were not disclosed. Raymond says the Cambria-Friesland School District will not tolerate any form of racist speech by students. He says the actions of one individual can impact the reputation of the entire school and community and wants to assure the public that the district is not only taking action to address the current situation but also to prevent any similar actions in the future. Raymond says he “sincerely apologize(s) to the student, his family and both the community of Horicon” and Cambria-Friesland that such an incident occurred. The WIAA had no comment.